Kaser Focus: Scary video games are giving October some spooky taste


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One thing about this specific October hasn’t actually felt very October to me. Oh, the autumn temperatures are beginning to set in, and I’m seeing pumpkins by the bushel at each retailer. However I’m within the temper for spooks, and the video games trade this month didn’t actually appear to be offering. Then Konami got here swooping in with new video games in the revived Silent Hill franchise, and that offered sufficient spooky fodder to maintain me going for some time. My favourite out of the video games proven was the mysterious “Silent Hill F,” if solely as a result of the trailer appears like a brand new spin on the franchise (and no small quantity of trypophobia bait).

Solely hours later, Capcom held its personal occasion the place it revealed particulars on its upcoming Resident Evil titles. Gaming’s different long-running, a lot beloved horror franchise is usually about DLC and remakes this time. For instance, Resident Evil Village’s Rose-centric enlargement launches in a couple of days, and it’s additionally getting a third-person mode (no, you continue to received’t be capable of see Ethan’s face). However the massive draw was the gameplay of the Resident Evil 4 remake, which Capcom revealed by way of the long-lasting village battle close to the sport’s starting. It appears promisingly atmospheric, and that’s all I can actually ask.

As a Bayonetta fan, I really feel it could be remiss of me to not handle the continuing voice actor controversy. Two conflicting variations of the story have come to gentle: The one from former Bayonetta voice Hellena Taylor, and the one from Bloomberg and VGC experiences. As of immediately, Platinum Video games has launched an announcement saying it helps Jennifer Hale within the position and asks that “individuals please chorus from any additional feedback that might disrespect Jennifer or any of the opposite contributors to the sequence.” That is doubtless probably the most we’re going to listen to formally on the subject. I do, nonetheless, hope that the dialog about pay for voice actors within the video games trade continues.

As for me, you may know that we’re holding one other GamesBeat Summit subsequent week! I’ll be there, together with a few of my colleagues to speak about the way forward for the video games trade. Now that I’m not enjoying Gotham Knights, I hope to lastly get round to ending A Plague Story: Requiem. Let’s see if I can get by means of it with out crying.

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • A Plague Story: Requiem
  • Gotham Knights
  • New Tales From The Borderlands
  • Scorn
  • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Marvel Snap
  • The Jackbox Celebration Pack 9
  • Batora – Misplaced Haven

New on subscription companies:

  • Amnesia: Assortment (Xbox Recreation Cross)
  • Amnesia: Rebirth (Xbox Recreation Cross)
  • Phantom Abyss (Xbox Recreation Cross)
  • Soma (Xbox Recreation Cross)
  • Persona 5 Royal (Xbox Recreation Cross)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice Metropolis – The Definitive Version (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Version (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed: Odyssey (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Beneath (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II: Explorer’s Version (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Inside (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • The Medium (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed Chronicles: China (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed Chronicles: India (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed III Remastered (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Murderer’s Creed Syndicate (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Hohokum (PS Plus Additional & Premium)
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered (PS Plus Premium)
  • Yakuza 4 Remastered (PS Plus Premium)
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered (PS Plus Premium)
  • Limbo (PS Plus Premium)
  • Extremely Road Fighter IV (PS Plus Premium)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS Plus Premium)
  • On a regular basis Shooter (PS Plus Premium)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef (GeForce Now)
  • The Tenants (GeForce Now)
  • Religion: The Unholy Trinity (GeForce Now)
  • Evoland Legendary Version (GeForce Now)
  • Commandos 3 – HD Remaster (GeForce Now)
  • Monster Outbreak (GeForce Now)

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