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    Over a decade later, ‘Resident Evil 4’ remains the height of action-horror

    It might be hard to believe for people that didn’t grow up with the Resident Evil series, but Resident Evil wasn’t always like this. Back in the 90s when the survival-horror genre was still in its infancy, there was no such thing as over-the-shoulder cameras or adaptive AI. What Resident Evil used to look like now seems somehow quaint compared […] More

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    Video of the Day: Watch a supercut of video game movies

    With the number of individuals who enjoy both movies and video games increasing everyday, the former medium has adapted a number of the latter’s flagship franchises, with the Resident Evil series, Silent Hill, and Max Payne among the videogames that have made the jump to the big screen, with adaptations of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed […] More

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    Open Source #22: Jumping the Shark

    This week on Open Source, Liz looks at the new female lead in Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Mike talks about Castlevania‘s spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and the team discuss their favourite game franchises that have well and truly jumped the shark. As always, any questions, comments and suggestions can be sent […] More

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    ‘Resident Evil: HD Remaster’ marks the creeping return of yesterdays nightmares

    When Resident Evil originally hit the shelves in 1996, the term “survival-horror” was born. Though there were other darkly-themed experiences, such as Clock Tower, Resident Evil became known as the ultimate horror-gaming experience, with elements missing from the competition such as complicated puzzles, mysterious conspiracies, and most importantly, some genuine scares. More

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    ‘Resident Evil 2’ still stands tall as the survival-horror game to beat

    When Resident Evil arrived on the scene in 1996, it changed horror gaming forever. The almost unheard of genre known as survival-horror exploded into the stratosphere as one of the industry’s greatest success stories, and one of gaming’s most well-known franchises was born. Even as the original title was a fantastically unique and incredibly frightening experience though, it also had a shortlist of readily apparent problems. From the meme-worthy cheese of the voice-acting and dialogue to the ill-advised live-action opening at the game’s outset, Resident Evil in its first iteration lacked the confidence and clarity of vision to reach the true heights it was capable of. All of that would change in 1998. More

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    The Pressure to Perform

    The past week saw two rather interesting pieces of news. The first was the financial report of publishing giant Square Enix for the fiscal year ending March 31 2014. Happily, they posted profits to the tune of $65 million; a huge step up from last year’s disastrous $134 million net loss. Crediting the turnaround to […] More

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    The Lackluster Apocalypse: Why ‘Resident Evil’ is in Big Trouble

    You know, there was a time, about 15 years ago, when this whole Resident Evil idea was pretty damn exciting. Sure, Alone in the Dark had already pioneered the survival horror thing, but it was Resident Evil that had ironed out its kinks and presented it to the mainstream in a package which they would hopelessly devour like the ravenous creatures that they were. More

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    ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ a gigantic load of old toss

    Resident Evil: Retribution Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson Written by Paul W.S. Anderson USA/Canada/Germany, 2012 For schoolchildren, September heralds the end of an enjoyable epoch – the end to all of the carefree hedonism and devil-may-care attitudes of summer vacation. In its place are the daunting expectations of school, the angst of making new friends, […] More

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