Vidjagame Apocalypse 185 – Creepy Whispers

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Our monthlong spooky theme continues with some of the most understated scares games have given us over the years: mysterious, often unexplained whispers. Sometimes they’re part of the ambient sound, other times they seem to target us directly – but they’re always creepy. Then it’s time for a look at the past week-and-a-half’s crowd of new releases, including Mafia III, Dragon Quest Builders, and Gears of War 4; excitement at Red Dead Revolver hitting PS4; and a look at some of the times games scared the hell out of you.

Question of the Week

What’s a horror movie you’d love to see get turned into a game?

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20 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 185 – Creepy Whispers

    1. Yes, I agree, these 6 years of marxist left-wing indoctrination on a none political podcast network that talks about video games has gone tooo far!

    2. PC POLICE! Any other off-topic thing you’d like us to steer clear of? Movies? Poop? Rugrats incest? Lord knows people who like talking into microphones LOVE being told what to say. (JK/you’re not wrong/this horrible election is almost over/please stick with us!)

  1. A horror movie I’d love get turned into a game? Actually, I would love if Supernatural the TV Show was turned into a video game, but I don’t want a stupid action game, as the brothers are not good fighters. If anything I would make it a visual novel or a Shin Megami Tensei-like role playing game. Imagine the Winchesters tackling cases like Ace Attorney or some Demon Quest. Combat shouldn’t really matter too much as you can do it Persona-style or a convoluted puzzle solution. Considering how dedicated the show’s fanbase can be, comparable niche Japanese games, why not?

  2. QOTW: Cabin in the Woods. I know its more of a play on the horror genre than an actual horror movie but since it’s practically a video game anyways it seems like a good fit. There are two ways to go about it. One way could put you in the control room trying to devise the perfect set of traps to do away with the college kids and complete the blood sacrifice ala’ Tecmos Deception. Or it could be from the Student point of view as you try to survive a random selection of monsters thrown your way. As the movie suggested the monster possibilities could be endless. Bonus unwinable Chris Hemsworth motorcycle minigame!

  3. QOTW: I’d love a game based on The Purge. Imagine you and some co-op buddies trying to survive the night in an open world environment where everyone is trying to kill each other, and you. Think GTA Online at night with no police.

  4. MIkel, I second Seannelly’s appreciation of all of the work you had to put in to make this episode live. A less-invested host would have scrapped the segment entirely, and I’m glad you aren’t that host.

    1. I concur, a slight bump in the road but the drive was enjoyable. Ok, I’ll leaf now… did I mention it’s fall atm lol.

  5. QOTW, sort of:

    You have to have GearVR to play it, but there is a great escape game called Neverout which is VERY reminiscent of Cube, on top of being a nice brainteaser of a puzzle along the way.

  6. QOTW: Evil Dead, but as an actual horror game. All the Evil Dead games that exist are action games with no real fear inducing moments because you’re Ash Motherfucking Williams, “armed” with a chainsaw that chews through zombies all day long while you crack jokes about it. I want to see an Evil Dead game where you’re a nobody in a cabin in the woods, and you have to try and stay alive in the face of undead freaks and invisible demonic forces, struggling to maintain some semblance of sanity in the face of constant blood showers and the furniture laughing at you. Something that touches on actual horror rather than focusing on the corny humor and feeding the badass reputation the character has developed.

  7. For the record, out of ALL the episodes to have audio problems with, THIS is the one where it actually kind of works.

  8. Knowing fairly well how much time and work goes into repairing a busted recording … outstanding work and greatly appreciated.

  9. Oh man, were all those volume edits done by hand?? Have you guys tried Auphonic.com? It’s a for-pay podcast post-processor service. I wonder if their multi-track software would have handled this for you?

  10. Chris, you don’t buy early acess to a game to play multiplayer lol. That said, my friend’s list on my Xbox One was all playing Forza Horizon 3 early and then Gears of War 4 early so I’d say your demographic of friends is a bit biased (like you said based on your friend’s age). I’m a big Gears fan and I think that the dated it’s like another Gears is just what I was looking for (thankfully since the new studio Coalistion brought that dude, Rod Fergusson, from Epic Games to right the ship). The game got off the series’ rails with Judgement so like Star Wars Ep 7, I’m glad it’s like the ol’.

    1. I can see your point there. It was baffling nonetheless, especially since Gears was the gateway game for me playing ANY console game online. I didn’t mean to knock the game too hard ’cause I’m playing the ever loving shit out of it (Bested 50 waves of Horde TWICE!) But yeah, none of my friends were playing Day Negative 3. Total bummer.

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