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New "MadWorld" Gameplay Footage is Bloody Bliss

When you think of the Wii, you probably don't think of violence, gore, and foul language. In what I find to be an amazing twist of irony, SEGA is aiming to subvert the Wii's kiddie image with "MadWorld," a hyper-stylized ultraviolent beat em up that allows you to nunchuck and Wii-mote wiggle your way to what appears to be quite satisfying ends. This is the first actual gameplay trailer that I've seen, and there is definitely something very special going on here:

"Left 4 Dead" Casual Encounters hit Craigslist

As if the "Left 4 Dead" Valentines weren't nerdy and amusing enough for me, some endeavoring individual has gone through the trouble of filling the San Fransisco Bay Area Craigslist with not 1, not 5, but 11 "Left 4 Dead" themed casual encounter postings (still active as of 9:10 EST).

Mark Vs. Eric, Street Fighter Style

As one of a minority among my friends that's actually excited for the long awaited "Street Fighter IV," I squealed with glee when I learned about this wacky viral feature on the official site called 'My Fist Your Face.' Basically, it's like any Jib-Jab type site where you choose a photo of yourself and it maps you onto something, in this case, in-game clips from SFIV. In what I am hoping foreshadows our epic drunken rematch at this year's Horror Hound Weekend my E-Honda takes on Eric's Abel.

Tom Waits is One Spooky Bastard

I'm admittedly not nearly as familiar with Tom Waits as I'd like to be, but someone passed this video along to me and I absolutely had to share it. It's a (poorly transferred) live set from some undetermined time, and the songs are "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought-Six," "Cemetary Polka," and "In the Neighborhood," respectively. The booming percussion coupled with Wait's trademark gravely voice gave me more chills than most movies I've seen in the past five years.

"Left 4 Dead" DLC Update

Thanks to a handy little update on GameTrailers TV, we now know a little bit more about the downloadable content coming to "Left 4 Dead" this spring.

Namco Drops "Splatterhouse" Publisher

Things have been pretty bumping in the horror game world these days. "Left 4 Dead" is huge, "Resident Evil 5" is on the horizon, and "Dead Rising (Wii)" and "Dead Rising 2" are on the way. Although there hasn't been a ton of chatter about the upcoming next-gen version of "Splatterhouse," I've been quietly excited about the premise, more so than the screens and video that I saw. After a period off the radar, "Splatterhouse" is back in the news, but not in a good way.

"Dead Rising 2" is Officially Announced

Although the Wii version of the killing-zombies-in-a-mall classic "Dead Rising" hasn't even hit shelves yet, the years of rumors are now finally validated. Several reputable gaming sites are passing along this mini press release that contains some of the juicy details:

"Left 4 Dead" 3D Mod for PC Version

Are you guys sick of "Left 4 Dead" related posts yet? You're right, neither am I.

"Left 4 Dead" DLC and SDK Announced, Sorta

More than a month after it was promised, fans of "Left 4 Dead" can finally begin to salivate at coming additions to both the XBOX360 and PC versions of the game. A press release was posted on the Steam website today (somewhat) detailing some major additions and updates coming this spring:

"Left 4 Dead" Valentines are Disgusting, Adorable

When it comes to artsy valentines, Alexandria "Beavotron" Neonakis really has a hold on my heart. Combining vintage art and ironic subject matter, she's crafted impossibly cute Valentines for "Shadow of the Colossus", "Team Fortress 2", "Katamari Damacy", and now, "Left 4 Dead"!

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