Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Is Almost Here!

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The highly-anticipated release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is almost upon us. After being teased at 2014’s E3, gamers have long been marking their calendars for the day they will finally be able to slide this baby into their consoles. Well—the time is almost here. On January 24th, we all can pretend to line up politely then make that relentless mad dash to the checkout counter. Excitement is understandable, but let try to be a “little” civilized folks. I love throwing some elbows as much as the next guy, but remember to BREATHE. We’re all gamers waiting for our copy, no fight club please.

We’re looking at an incredibly stacked year for gaming in 2017. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be the first of the big games to drop. The horror-survival game looks incredible! Presented in the finest format available; the 4K resolution is truly awe-inspiring. The long gameplay demo release at this past years E3 conference showed an improved stunning environment. From the eerie rooms and hallways, the life-like look of the weapons, even down to the unbelievable effects of the wounds on the body and the blood.

For the first time, you will play in the first-person. Making it even more horrifying to the user experience. If that’s not enough for you, RE7 for the first time ever will also be available on VR (virtual reality) for PlayStation VR. Imagine submersing yourself into a first-person horror-survival game where all your senses are essentially being attacked while being forced to keep yourself alive. It sounds…so much fun! I honestly can’t wait for the hundreds of YouTube videos of people’s reaction to playing this on VR. Someone’s definitely thinking outside the box over there at Capcom.

In terms of gameplay, the creators have stressed “not to expect a shoot off”. Making it sound like you will need to manage your ammunition wisely if you aim to make it to the end. Calling for the much useful real life skill of improvising. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect some of lethal weapons at your disposal. You’ll be able to wield: the always handy chainsaws, powerful explosives (grenades, etc.), flamethrowers (because who doesn’t love a flamethrower?), and the original classics like handguns and shotguns.

Some of the new features include puzzle solving and healing ingredients, like herbs. The healing herbs are a huge benefit to the constant chaos and damage you’re sure to encounter throughout the game. The interesting new thing I believe is the puzzle solving. I mean think about it, imagine trying to deal with a puzzle of some kind and being attacked in waves by monsters and infected people. That battle of focus will undoubtedly by challenged to epic proportions while trying to solve a puzzle. It sounds so stressful…I can’t wait!

I’ve been trying to patient for the release of this game. Truth is, it hast happened. One of my best friends asked for this game for her birthday and I jumped for joy by preordering it as her birthday gift. She went crazy, as one sane person would. Getting the gift of joy. Of course, that joy comes in a box of horror with ominous noises. But besides that, pure joy.

We’re coming down to the end now; Under 2 weeks until the release date. This early contender for GOTY (Game of The Year) should delight fans as the past 10 have. The new improvements with gameplay, design, and format, set this game up to be played day after day. For all the gamers of the world, prepare yourself for this game. It’s one not to be missed or delayed in playing. Don’t let your friends tell you how good it is, go experience it first. Check it out on January 24, January 26th in Japan.

Outlast: A True Survival Horror Experience

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If you are a survival horror fan of games such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, etc, and you haven’t checked out Outlast, well. You are in for a terrifying ride of your life.

Many games with the horror element are not all that spooky. I find they commonly rely on gruesome scenes and jump scares rather than the psychological aspect. Outlast holds all of these – gruesome scenes, jump scares and an atmosphere and story line that is downright chilling. I was absolutely thrilled with how scary it was. As a huge survival horror and horror fan in general, to play and actually be scared was an experience.

Outlast isn’t the typical survival horror game. You don’t have weapons, so you can’t shoot at enemies. All you are armed with is a cam-corder and your wits. If you want to survival, you have to run and hide. The game developers were rather nice in the abundance of hiding places, from underneath beds to hiding in lockers. Which is a literal life saver when being chased by various enemies in the game. Most of which who want to hurt and/or kill you. There are some in the asylum that are harmless, and it’s those that I feel a little bad for. They didn’t ask for this, all they want is to be left alone and treated like they matter.

Might be a good idea to mention the music. Sure it’s got that horror element but my favorite piece of music has to be the chase music. Hearing that automatically sets the adrenaline going with a dash of panic and a small dose of the need to hide. I don’t think I’ve cried when running in a game before.

The protagonist of the game, and the guy you control, is an investigative journalist named Miles Upshur. After receiving an email about experiments and other shady and illegal dealings within Mount Massive asylum, Miles goes about to uncover the secrets that is hidden away. Poor Miles, I think he got more than he bargained for. And he is definitely a lot braver, and possibly more silly, than me. I’d take one look inside and be all ‘nope.’

Enemies, known as Variants in this game, are both well designed and rather intelligent. Sometimes(who am I kidding, it’s always!) it’s a good idea to look for a hiding place before continuing with an objective. Activating switches can cause a nearby Variant to investigate. There is even one that turns off the switch, forcing you to go and turn it back on. And yes, even getting chased after you do so. Fun times!

Outlast; Whistle-blower was released next as DLC, and as you might expect from the name, is from the whistle-blowers point of view. The one who sent Miles the email. Whistle-blower takes place in two different stages as well. The first part of the game takes place before Outlast, then it shifts to taking place in tandem with the main game. Parts of the game show this, from the fire that burns in the main game, you see that in the DLC.

Red Barrels, the creators of Outlast, are working on a sequel. It’ll take place in the same universe as Outlast but have different characters and enemies and a different setting. Which I am excited to see. I have high hopes for Outlast 2, especially the fear as the team stated in an interview that they will not release the game until they are afraid to play it themselves. So I have no doubt it’s going to be just as terrifying, or more, in the sequel.

So far, very little information has been released, and I was a little bit disappointed that there was nothing at E3. With any luck, Red Barrels will release some new information regarding Outlast 2 and when that happens, you’ll be the first to know!

How to Fix Alien: Isolation Crashes, Black Screen, Freezing and Other Problems

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Alien: Isolation is one of my most anticipated games of the year and I am sure that I’m not the only one. True, classic horror makes this game a perfect choice for these cold months of late Fall, but not every player get the chance to fully experience the greatness of this title. There are many reports regarding Alien: Isolation crashes, black screen issues, as well as the game freezing, stuttering and so on. Although not everybody experiences these problems, there’s a big number of players affected to a greater or lower degree and we’re here to help.

We’ve looked into most problems the game has and we’re here to try help you fix Alien: Isolation crashes, freezes, black screen and all other problems you might be experiencing when playing or trying to play the game. It’s going to be a long read, but hopefully it will all worth it and you’ll be able to play problem free from now on.

If your game crashes, we should start by trying out the basic things first: verify the game’s integrity on Steam; make sure that you graphic card drivers are up to date and also update your sound card drivers (many gamers fixed their problems with this solution!); disable your antivirus program and/or Windows firewall; run the game as an administrator.

If these basic solutions to fix Alien: Isolation crashes and errors didn’t help, it’s time to get a bit more in depth. Here are my suggestions:

– Make sure that your monitor’s display rate is set to the default number (60Hz). Different settings might make the game crash or freeze and give you the “Out of Range” error.
– remove any USB peripherals you might be using, like extra gamepads or wireless headphones. On numerous occasions, it’s these things that had the game crashing.
– Run the game in Windowed Mode. After starting the game, hit Alt+Tab and get your game in windowed mode

Language changing solution

This is a possible solution recommended by Sega themselves, so it’s worth trying if the others haven’t fixed your problem. Here’s what to do:

– Launch Steam
– Go in your game library and right click Alien Isolation in your games list
– Select Properties – Language and change the language to any other language (it doesn’t really matter which)
– Shut down steam and reopen it, then verify the integrity of the game’s cache
– Go back to the language setting of Alien Isolation and change the language back to English
– Run the game and enjoy!

These are our recommended tips and tricks to fix Alien: Isolation crashes, freezes and black screen issues. If you have other possible solutions to these problems, let us know by commenting below.

The Evil Within: Why the Game Will Be Really Scary

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There’s been a lot of talking lately about the upcoming The Evil Within and the fact that it will actually fail as a horror game. Even our own Editor in Chief, Marta, wrote an article on why the game can’t scare anyone. But I beg to differ: The Evil Within will actually be a really scary game! Because there’s more to it than catches the eye when watching a trailer, a demo or reading about it.

Now, if you are a horror fanatic and live and breathe horror games and movies and books, you might already be immune to many of the jump scares that The Evil Within offers (but the same can be said about most of the other horror products available in the world). Otherwise, I think you will be scared. The horror is there. The tension is there. The narrow and dark hallways where you know anything bad is possible… they are all there. The Evil Within will scare you and haunt you like The Exorcism of Emily Rose or the classic Birds: not because of the monsters which, in some cases are rather hilarious (who still gets scared of “monsters” with boxes on their heads, chains wrapped around their bodies and… ta-dam! CHAINSAWS??? I mean, come on, I’d be scared NOT to see any of these in a horror anything, then I’d know that some twisted isht is going to happen!). The game won’t be scary because of the blood baths – they have never been scary anyway. And not because of the story itself.

So how will The Evil Within be scary?

I am judging the game, just like everybody else, based on the gameplay trailers and information that has been revealed so far, plus that gut feeling that any gamer with tens of years of experience gets every now and then. I might be terribly wrong, but I actually doubt that. Here’s how things go:

When I see a long, dark hallway and I know I am in a place infested with monsters, I am instantly afraid. When there’s a flickering light there and I have to take a turn, I am terrified. The (actually uninspired) music of the game turns into silence and the only thing I can hear is the sound of the heart beating: mine, not the character’s. We’re talking about atmospheric horror here and no matter how cliche are the long, dark hallways with flickering lights and jump scares awaiting around the corner, you will be scared. It’s human nature and no matter how many times you’ve taken virtual characters through the same path, you will be scared. You will feel the pressure, your brain will keep you alert, expecting the unexpected. You know that something will happen and you’re trying to prepare for that. It’s the exact reason why you’ll get a scare when it actually happens: you know it will, you just don’t know when. It’s always a surprise.

Are you afraid of the dark?
Are you afraid of the dark?

And The Evil Within is not only about long, dark hallways. It’s about sneaking and hiding, too, among other things: elements that can also have the potential to be really scary when you are already a couple of hours into the game and completely immersed within the story. It might not sound like this when you’re watching a trailer or when you’re reading about it, but when it actually happens and you are actually there, getting closer to the screen and holding your breath when you sneak behind a huge monster, hoping he won’t see you… well, now that’s when things actually change and what might seem like a not-so-scary feature becomes real horror.

Because, in the end, this is what the real horror games and movies have that separates them from the rest: the atmosphere, the pressure that you feel at all times, the constant fear that something unexpected and twisted might happen. Take the example of Slender Man: if you were to describe the game to somebody who never played it, that person would probably consider you crazy for consider it scary. But once you get into the game and start feeling the pressure and when eventually the Slender Man appears, then you really know that the game IS actually scary.

I believe that the same goes with The Evil Within. Trailers can’t scare you, because you’re not there. You are not controlling the character. You are not feeling the pressure. You are not IN the game. But once you do all these, you will be scared!

Resident Evil 6: Achievements Guide Here

Resident Evil 6 Achievements

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I am sure that many of us will play Resident Evil 6 with achievements in mind and this means that you should be extremely curious to find out how to get all the Resident Evil 6 achievements in the first place. So if you care about achievements in the upcoming horror game, you’re at the right place as you can check out below a Resident Evil 6: Achievements Guide!

PLEASE NOTE: There are some spoilers coming from the guide to the RE6 achievements, so don’t read if you don’t want to find them out!

The Longest Night (10) – Complete the tutorial.
Gone to Hell (15) – Complete Chapter 1 in Leon’s campaign.
Buried Secrets (15) – Complete Chapter 2 in Leon’s campaign.
Get on the Plane (15) – Complete Chapter 3 in Leon’s campaign.
Big Trouble in China (15) – Complete Chapter 4 in Leon’s campaign.
The Trouble with Women (15) – Complete Chapter 5 in Leon’s campaign.
Rescue the Hostages (15) – Complete Chapter 1 in Chris’ campaign.
Tragedy in Europe (15) – Complete Chapter 2 in Chris’ campaign.
After Her! (15) – Complete Chapter 3 in Chris’ campaign.
There’s Always Hope (15) – Complete Chapter 4 in Chris’ campaign.
Duty Calls (15) – Complete Chapter 5 in Chris’ campaign.
Money Talks (15) – Complete Chapter 1 in Jake’s campaign.
A Revolting Development (15) – Complete Chapter 2 in Jake’s campaign.
Let’s Blow This Joint (15) – Complete Chapter 3 in Jake’s campaign.
Still on the Run (15) – Complete Chapter 4 in Jake’s campaign.
See You Around (15) – Complete Chapter 5 in Jake’s campaign.
Green around the Ears (15) – Complete the entire game on Amateur.
I Spy (15) – Complete Chapter 1 in Ada’s campaign.
Counterintelligence (15) – Complete Chapter 2 in Ada’s campaign.
This Takes Me Back (15) – Complete Chapter 3 in Ada’s campaign.
Ada’s Demise (15) – Complete Chapter 4 in Ada’s campaign.
What’s Next? (15) – Complete Chapter 5 in Ada’s campaign.
Sneaking Around (15) – Get through the aircraft carrier’s bridge area without being noticed.
Check Out My Dogs (15) – Customize your dog tags.
Titular Achievement (15) – Earn (10) different titles.
One Is Better Than None (15) – Purchase one skill.
Silent Killer (15) – Use a stealth attack to take down five enemies.
Finish What You Start (15) – Perform a coup de grâce on ten enemies.
Bob and Weave (15) – Counter an enemy’s attack three times in row.
Down, Not Out (15) – Defeat an enemy while dying, then recover without any help.
Lifesaver (15) – Help or rescue your partner ten times.
Give a Little Push (15) – Knock ten enemies off a high place.
They’re ACTION Figures! (15) – Collect 3 figures.
Stuntman (15) – Defeat 20 enemies with the Hydra using a quick shot.
Bring the Heat (15) – Take down an enemy from 50 meters away with a headshot using the thermal scope.
High Voltage (15) – Defeat ten enemies with a stun rod charge attack.
Zombie Massacre (15) – Defeat 500 zombies.
J’avo Genocide (15) – Defeat 500 J’avo.
I Prefer Them Alive (15) – Rescue two female survivors at the cathedral.
Flying Ace (15) – Pilot the VTOL without getting a scratch on it.
Hard Choice (15) – Shoot the helicopter pilot with a Magnum at point-blank range.
Normal Is Good (30) – Complete the entire game on Normal.
Back in My Day (30) – Complete the entire game on Veteran.
Weapons Master (30) – Use all the weapons in the game and kill ten enemies with each of them.
Rising Up (30) – Earn a level-four title.
B.O.W.s Are Ugly (30) – Defeat 100 enemies that have come out of a chrysalid.
Covered in Brass (30) – Earn 150 different medals.
Heirlooms (30) – Collect all the serpent emblems.
Leave It to the Pro (90) – Complete the entire game on Professional.
Mad Skillz (90) – Max out all the skills that allow you to level up.

Good luck if you try to unlock all the achievements in Resident Evil 6!