Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2 Reveals A Diverse World of VR Artistic Expression
Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2 came to LA and brought with them a smorgasbord of some of the most eclectic VR art and interactive expression pieces from the best and brightest in the burgeoning VR landscape. I got a chance to try several of the offerings at the recent event... Read more
Avoid The Inevitability At All Costs
I will fully admit that I was lazy in picking The Inevitability to be the subject of this week’s column. I went onto Steam and looked at the most recently released games with the “horror” tag. I saw a game with a plot summary that sounded kind of interesting... Read more
Elsewhere High: Chapter 1 Starts Off On The Wrong Foot
Elsewhere High: Chapter 1 is a horror-themed visual novel. Now, the visual novel is a hard style of game to do well in the first place since they have to rely entirely on their writing and not their actual gameplay. Adding horror into the equation just makes it that... Read more
THE BINDING OF ISAAC Switches Things Up
Nintendo has long been known as the family friendly video game company, so it was a little odd that one of the release titles for their new system (the Nintendo Switch) was a port of the crude, gory little indie cult classic The Binding of Isaac, complete with all... Read more
VR SHOWDOWN IN GHOST TOWN Sets the Standard for the VR Arcade Experience
It’s high noon, and a threat looms over the good people of Knott’s Berry Farm. The robot menace is here and the only thing keeping the park from complete destruction is my catlike reflexes and the keen eye of my stalwart companion, Jeff Heimbuch. Well, they had a good... Read more
A GIRLS FABRIC FACE Should Have Stayed Covered
A Girls Fabric Face is a game which does not know that it needs an apostrophe in that title. That right there should have been a warning to me. The incredibly generic screen shots on the Steam page should have been my next warning. I got suckered in by... Read more
The HorrorBuzz Guide To Your Local Arcade
Maybe it’s just where I live, but arcades seem to be making a bit of a comeback. They’re not standalone things anymore, though. Instead they seem to be popping up in things like Round One (a combination arcade and bowling alley) or John’s Incredible Pizza Company (a combination arcade... Read more
Camp Sunshine Fumbles In The Dark
As I have discussed before, I am quite fond of RPG Maker horror games. I also love slasher flicks and 16-bit nostalgia. So it seemed like Camp Sunshine was made just for me, a 16-bit RPG Maker horror game paying homage to classic summer camp slasher films. “What’s not... Read more
Spilling The Beans On the Game of Tattletail
You remember the Tattletail, right? It was a toy that was kind of popular in the late 90s that talked and learned things and looked kind of like a furry bird? Oh wait, that’s a Furby. Tattletail is a game that leans hard on 90s nostalgia for toys like... Read more
Steam Greenlight Gets A Red Light
Valve recently announced that they are shutting down their Steam Greenlight service. Through this service, developers had to pay a one-time fee to be allowed to put games up on Steam. The Greenlight games were then voted on by the community and those that passed were put up onto... Read more