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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Halloween Countdown 2011

Sorry about the delay in posts here on the blog, but I just started my career as a full time student for the first time in about 7 years so I've been really busy.  Hopefully from today on you will see regularly posted articles again!  I do have one big question for every reader of this blog though.  What would you like to see in this years Halloween Countdown?  Blog posts about movies, reviews, video games, history of Halloween, random Halloween topics, candy, costumes, etc, etc,?  I beg of you to please comment and let me know what you want to see this year or if you have any suggestions or want to be a part of my countdown let me know.  Also I would love to know if anyone out there wants to help design the graphic for this year's countdown.  I designed last year's from scratch and it came out better than I had hoped but I would love to change it each year so.......... anyways please comment if you read this and let me know!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Dark Meadow coming soon

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As you all know I love to do stories related to games on the iOS.  Games have come a long way on the iPhone and iPad and I think they are starting to really shine as fullblown video games.  It doesn't hurt that I own an iPad as well, so it's quite easy to become engaged in this new video game platform.  One of these upcoming games for iOS devices is entitled "The Dark Meadow" which will utilize the Unreal 3 graphics engine to bolster it's graphical intentsity.  Once you check out the screenshots and trailer below I think you'll agree it appears to be one hell of a creepy game!  I'd also like to mention that I think it's totally unfair to compare some games to others, especially ones that haven't even come out yet, but I can't help but notice the similarities between "The Dark Meadow" and some of the other horror games I've played in the past.  However let me be the first to say that, that is in no way, shape, or form a bad thing, this game looks amazing!  Here is the description straight from the official website.
 "You wake in the bed of a hospital long ago fallen to stunning ruin, not knowing or understanding why you are here. You are greeted by the only normal looking person in this world, who sends you on a quest to gather what you need to track down and defeat the evil presence that has you trapped in this never-ending parallel world. The decaying hallways and rooms are haunted by creatures relentlessly hounding your every move. As you explore, you learn more and more about the mystery from the world and what you find in it, evidence to be gleaned from the environment, snippets of the past of this forsaken place, words and writings from others who have been trapped here, and you look for clues of how to get out."

Sounds pretty good to me!  Check out the trailer and some screenshots below to really whet your appetite for "The Dark Meadow" which is supposed to hit the Apple app store sometime in August.

Here are some screenshots
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click the title at the very top or below to be taken to the official site!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

First Halloween Costume Find!!!

Check out this amazingly detailed hobbit costume f/x foot I found today.
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And you'll never guess where I found it................

Monday, August 1, 2011

Grandin Road Halloween Preview

I honestly cannot believe that up until this year I had not heard of Grandin Road.  Grandin Road is an online store of sorts that sells home furnishings of the Martha Stewart ilk.  BUT......... they also sell absolutely amazing Halloween decorations as well.  Check out their preview for this year's Halloween collection that will debut on August 1st (yeah that's today, I meant to post this last night, whoops)  The preview is really high quality stuff and actually showcases some of their more awesome wares.  Check out Grandin Road (click the blue link above the video below) and see if they have anything that might up the spook factor in your home this Halloween.