The year was 1999. The survival horror genre would never be the same again. The scary but silly antics of the Resident Evil series were well at the forefront of the horror genre when Konami threw their shadowy, profoundly confusing hat into the ring with the game-changing Silent Hill. However, in 1999 I was five years old and still happily ploughing through Crash Bandicoot 2. It was years later that I first came into contact with the terrifying series for me, and it led to a hideous, malformed romance to last a lifetime. With this article, I’d like to take things back to the source, with a look at the game that started it all.
In a move that will no doubt delight fans of the series here in the western world, Capcom announced yesterday that they plan to launch Ace Attorney 5 outside of Japan.
All I wanted in my early teens was a Sega Saturn. I was desperate for one, however my mum would never buy me one. She was more interested in making sure that I went outside, socialised and got some exercise. Because of this, I can’t really remember how I ended up with this game. It’s also why I hate the outside world and actively avoid conversation with other people. Nevertheless, what I do know is that Delta Force 2 was my first proper first person shooter and formed my expectations of the genre all the way up until Call of Duty Finest Hour.
Faulty Pixel Show host Paul Izod is joined by guests Emma ‘Hawkeye’ Picknell and (briefly) Warren ‘Razer’ Burton in this week’s show. After their normal opening question, the team discuss the week’s gaming news.
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I was scouring the internet the other day, basically looking for anything that wasn’t porn. After a couple of hours search I happened across a post on Reddit where someone had built their own unique Bioshock Infinite characters out of bits of scrap metal. They looked awesome. This made me think; if money was no object, what are the best items of gaming replicas out there on the market? After another few hours of searching through the internet, I have produced a small list of what I think could be considered some of the finest merchandise ever conceived and all, if you know where to look, are for sale.
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