Daily Archives: December 17, 2017
It was, as expected, an absolutely massive weekend at the box office, as Episode VIII made its presence felt in theatres. Here’s what went down:
Well, we nailed our prediction for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which dominated the box office with the second biggest weekend in history. The film debut on top with a staggering $220 million, down just 11% from The Force Awakens‘ 2015 debut. While some fans have been critical of various storylines, which manages to surprise and break away from the entertaining predictability of The Force Awakens, overall the quality of The Last Jedi has been matched by the quantity of audiences who have paid money to see it opening weekend. It will be interesting to see how the film holds up over the coming weeks, and where its final tally will fall.
So many video games have come out this year, it’s hard to choose the best ones to throw on a recommendation list. But, I’m going to try. Here, you’ll find recs for games we’ve covered over the past year – some are for adults only, while others are suitable for kids and families.
Resident Evil: Biohazard – Whether you’re playing this in VR or just straight up via your joystick, this is hands down the scariest game that I have ever experienced, and I’ve played a lot of horror games. Check out our review here, and trust me, if you’ve got a horror gamer in your life that hasn’t touched this one yet, put Resident Evil: Biohazard under the tree.
Outlast 2 – Cults and gore might make for strange bedfellows at the holiday season, but horror gamers will be nicely served with Outlast 2, a first person game where you’re sans weapons and more about trying to keep yourself alive. Our review for the Trinity edition of Outlast gives you all the details. DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE KIDDIES!
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – Tolkien lovers were well-served this year with the release of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the gorgeous sequel to Shadows of Mordor. The game continues the story of Talion, the thoughtful ranger who has merged with the wraith of Elf Lord Celebrimbor, and takes place between the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Our full review is here. Read the rest of this entry
News on a third Outlast, Jodie Foster returns to a defining role, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.
Outlast 3 updates and previous games to Switch
Outlast 2 was one of the scariest games I’ve played in a long time (you can read my review here), even if some fans didn’t enjoy it as much as the original. IN a facebook post this week, the game’s creator Red Band shared news on potential DLC, a third entry in the franchise, and the game being ported over to Nintendo Switch:
It’s time for a little status update from us.
First off, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that have bought Outlast 2 and have been supporting the studio for more than 5 years now. Red Barrels was nothing more than a dream, but with a lot of blood, sweat and beers it has now become a small, fully independent studio with a kickass team who can work miracles.
We strive to create unique experiences and take risks. Hopefully, we’ll manage to entertain you for years to come.
About the future, many of you have been requesting a DLC. While the first Outlast was made with the idea of a DLC in mind, that was not the case for Outlast 2. We’ve considered many options, but none of them felt appropriate for a DLC. Outlast 2 was created to make you feel like a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what’s outside the maze.
We will, at some point, make an Outlast 3 and answers will be given. You can also check out The Murkoff Account’s epilogue. It takes places right after the events of the second game and offers some insight into the events in the game. (https://redbarrelsgames.com/comic-books/)
Currently we’re working on something a lot of you have been asking for… It won’t be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe. We can’t say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work.
Like I mentioned, we strive to be risk-takers and this one is a pretty big challenge. If all goes well, we’ll soon be able to reveal more.
In the meantime, the Outlast franchise will be released on the Nintendo Switch during the first quarter of 2018.
The Red Barrels Team
New Mutants meets A Nightmare on Elm Street
As Josh Boone’s New Mutants continues its slow burn promos leading up to the film’s April 2018 release, check out this brief moment featuring the character of Cannonball, which features verbiage usually associated with A Nightmare on Elm Stree:
— New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) December 14, 2017
Jodie Foster returns as Clarice Starling
While Jodie Foster may have passed on returning to her Oscar-winning role as Clarice Starling for Hannibal, she had no problems firing up her accent for an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.