Video Game Combat Arms Heads to Outpost 31 with ‘The Thing’ Map
Back in 2002, John Carpenter’s The Thing became a same-named video game, which essentially served as a sequel to the 1982 film. Set at the fictional Outpost 31, the third-person survival horror game put players into the movie, and was released for PC, X-Box and Playstation 2.
Over 10 years later, The Thing once again becomes a playable video game thanks to Combat Arms, a free-to-play first-person shooter that was originally released in 2008. As reported by the official website, a new downloadable map releasing this month takes players into a brand new Player-vs-Monster environment, directly lifted from Carpenter’s film.
The Outpost 31 map recreates the setting of The Thing, pitting players up against the elements as well as a new breed of monsters called the Abnormalities – test subjects that rush at you with suicide bombs and exhale freezing air to lock you in place. No, they don’t try to take over your body, though the overall vibe of the mission will be similar to Carpenter’s gory masterpiece.
You can learn more about the horror-inspired map over on the official Combat Arms website, where you can also play the game.
‘Stranger Things’ VR Trailer Puts the Upside Down in Your Living Room
Stranger Things is getting very real this year. It appears that the experience will go virtual and bring the world of Mind Flayers and all kinds of other Upside Down creatures into your very own living room. Good luck keeping the carpet clean.
The folks at Tender Claws are bringing the game to Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. All in and around the Fall of 2023.
Perhaps best of all we are going to be playing as Vecna while trapped in the Upside Down and beyond. The entire thing looks pretty dang cool over all and certainly has the aesthetic to drag you into this world.
The description for Stranger Things VR goes like this:
Play as Vecna and head to the Upside Down in Stranger Things VR. Check out the trailer to see some of the creepy areas and creatures as you invade people’s minds, harness telekinetic powers, and take revenge against Hawkins, Eleven and crew.
Are you excited to jump into the world of Stranger Things VR? Let us know in the comments section.
‘Silent Hill: Ascension’ Trailer Unveiled – An Interactive Journey Into Darkness
As horror fans, we’re all brimming with anticipation for the Silent Hill 2 remake. However, let’s shift our focus to another intriguing venture — the collaborative project from Behaviour Interactive, Bad Robot Games, Genvid, and DJ2 Entertainment: Silent Hill: Ascension.
Our wait for information is over as Genvid Entertainment and Konami Digital Entertainment have just released fresh details and a chilling trailer for this interactive streaming series, scheduled to launch later this year.
Silent Hill: Ascension thrusts us into the horrifying realities of multiple main characters located worldwide. Their lives become twisted nightmares as they’re besieged by monstrous beings from the Silent Hill universe. The insidious creatures lurk in the shadows, poised to engulf people, their offspring, and entire towns. Drawn into the gloom by recent murder mysteries and deeply buried guilt and fears, the stakes are unimaginably high.
An interesting facet of Silent Hill: Ascension is the power it grants its audience. The series’ conclusion isn’t pre-determined, not even by its creators. Instead, the fate of the characters lies in the hands of millions of viewers.
The series boasts an extensive cast of detailed new characters, as well as fresh monsters and locations within the Silent Hill universe. It leverages Genvid’s real-time interactive system, enabling a vast audience to guide characters’ survival and influence their destinies.
Jacob Navok, CEO of Genvid Entertainment, promises a captivating, immersive experience for audiences with Silent Hill: Ascension. Expect striking visuals, real-time community-driven events, and a deep exploration of the psychological horror that has endeared the Silent Hill series to fans worldwide.
“By participating in Silent Hill: Ascension,” he says, “you will leave your legacy in the canon of Silent Hill. We’re offering fans the unique chance to become part of the story themselves in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Games, and Behaviour Interactive.”
More details about Ascension are to be revealed in the coming months. To stay in the loop, check back to our iHorror games section here.
Now, let’s hear from you. What do you make of this new interactive approach to storytelling in the Silent Hill universe? Are you ready to step into the darkness and shape the narrative? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
(Information sourced from Genvid Entertainment and Konami Digital Entertainment)
‘Ghostbusters’ Receives Slime-Covered, Glow-in-the-Dark Sega Genesis Cartridge
Sega Genesis’ Ghostbusters game was a complete blast and with the recent updates, patching in Winston and a few other characters was a much-needed update. The underrated game has recently seen an explosion in popularity thanks to those updates. Gamers are checking the full game out on Emulator sites. In addition, @toy_saurus_games_sales released some Sega Genesis game cartridges covered in glow-in-the-dark.
The Insta account @toy_saurus_games_sales is giving fans a chance to purchase the game for $60. The awesome cartridge also comes with a full-fledged exterior case.
Have you played the Ghostbusters game for Sega Genesis? If you have, let us know what you think.
In order to purchase the limited edition, slime-covered game cartridge head over HERE.