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There's Something in The Sea (Bioshock 2)

Nowadays, nothing builds anticipation for a high profile game or movie quite like a flashy viral campaign. I would argue that viral campaigns work better at their most cryptic, but I'm certainly not averse to a little tease here and there of what I should expect from an upcoming release.

Sneak Peek at Left 4 Dead DLC

It's been almost two weeks since I posted something about L4D, and we all know that it has been killing me. Thankfully, IGN has posted a handful of videos of the "Survival Mode" that will be included in the free DLC coming "sometime this spring."

Mindblowing "Big Man Japan" Trailer

Here at Bloody Good Horror, we frequently voice our appreciation of films from Japan, China, North Korea, and Thailand (among others), even if we can never truly understand them as much as we'd like. In a recent runaround on YouTube, I think I may have found a film that exemplifies this disconnect perfectly; "Dai-Nipponjin (Big Man Japan)."

Synopsis via IMDB:

"Lucha Libre #7" Can't Come Soon Enough

I am not a "comic guy" by any stretch of the imagination, but every now and then, I stumble upon something that tickles my fancy. If anything, I'm a sucker for anything having to do with Lucha Libre, and comics are no exception. About two years ago, I discovered the aptly named, yet oddly French "Lucha Libre" anthology comic series. Each issue includes at least 3 mini-comics based on 5 different stories that have their own unique art style and creative spin on the classic lucha material. Ranging from heady and dark to cheeky and adolescent, there's a "Lucha Libre" story for everyone.

Ed Boon (Midway) Makes Too Much Money

Folks that keep up with the gaming world know that Midway, home to the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, is in serious financial trouble. Once the rulers of the roost with games like "Killer Instinct," "Rampage," and "NBA Jams" (a personal favorite of mine) as well as the original "Mortal Kombat" games, Midway has faced serious hard times lately with the abysmal flop of "TNA Impact," among others.

"Bioshock" Replica Syringe Scares Me

Out of all of the stark imagery from the "Bioshock" game, the 'Little Sisters' may be the most unsettling. Upon first glance, they appear to simply be generic demon children from your average possession flick, until you notice the fact that they are carrying giant rusty syringes filled with ADAM, the precious genetic material of Rapture. As if the image of a gigantic syringe filled with glowing red gel isn't creepy enough, there's a baby bottle nipple on the end of the ADAM chamber so that the little sisters can imbibe the luminous goo; yikes!

¡Viva La Podcast! Movie Meltdown

My love for our horrorcast brethren (NOTLP, Drunken Zombie, etc.) is well documented, but there's and endless number of underrated genre and non-genre podcasts out there that deserve recognition in one way or another. Enter ¡Viva La Podcast!, my weekly introduction of some of my other favorites, second to ours of course!

A "Mortal Kombat" Movie Remake, Seriously?

Alright, now I've seriously seen it all. I know that you can't derive much substance from a virtually blank IMDB page, but if the internets are to be believed, there's apparently work being done on a remake of the 1995 movie adaptation of "Mortal Kombat," which was seriously my favorite movie as a 9 year old superdork.

Onion Believes in our Warped Children

The other day I posted a blog about a study that linked violent video games to apathetic reactions to intense physical situations. Well, The Onion News Network must have been listening, because they have countered with the bold assertion that our overstimulated youth will be MORE prepared to deal with the most intense situation of all: The inevitable apocalypse.

"Dante's Inferno" Looks Familiar

Since its cryptic unveiling in December, EA's action title (very) loosely based on the Inferno portion of The Divine Comedy has had gamers and literature nerds alike intrigued. Recently, a more detailed trailer and a handful of concept art pieces have been released, and many people have been left scratching their heads. The most recent trailer seems to bring to light a very liberal re-imagining of the story and characters, and some glaring similarities to more than a few mega-popular games from recent years:

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