TOP 10: SCARIEST GAMES TO PLAY THIS HALLOWEEN

There is more than one way to get into the Halloween spirit this year. Whether you dress up as your favorite superhero, watch a few scary movies, or choose to play through a terrifying video game, you’ll end up quivering under your bedsheets all the same.

 

Gaming is a particularly interesting way to celebrate Spooky Season because it grants you the unique ability to immerse yourself into the horror. The horror genre of gaming has always been under-appreciated. However, it’s become more popular in recent years due to popular streamers playing through them live on streaming platforms such as Twitch.

 

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In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the scariest games that you can find and ranked them on the spooky scale. Here are the top ten video games that’ll give you the best chance at some terrible nightmares.

 

 

10. Slender: The Eight Pages

Starting off our list we have, Slender, which is an old, simply made game that is very creepy under the right circumstances. It’s based around the Internet urban legend, Slenderman, who is depicted as a tall lanky creature that wears all black and has no face. The entire premise of this game is to walk around a dark forest with nothing but a shaky flashlight and find eight pages of a mysterious book. But be careful, you might run into Slenderman before you can find all eight. Turn off all of the lights, turn the volume up to max, and it’s an excellent way to get your horror fix.

 

 

9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

You can’t go wrong playing any of the Resident Evil games if you’re looking to be scared; especially the first few. Having said that, the newest rendition of the franchise, RE7 is the scariest one to date. The player takes control of Ethan Winters who is searching for his wife in a plantation house full of cannibals. The game’s first person point of view, stunning graphics, and the return of a more horror-survival themed story makes it an amazing game to play this Hallow’s eve. Did I mention that it’s VR compatible?

 

 

8. Penumbra: Black Plague

One of the more popular streamed horror games, Black Plague will send chills down your spine. The second game of the Penumbra franchise, Black Plague starts where the first game leaves off: in an abandoned research facility that is filled with the “infected”. You’ll have to avoid the terrifying creatures to learn more about your character’s past while finding the best way to escape.

 

 

 

7. Dead Space

Another horror genre classic, the Dead Space franchise is one of the best horror-survival games to this day. While all three of the game’s main titles are exhilarating, there’s nothing quite like the first. You play as an interstellar engineer named Isaac Clarke that is trapped aboard a ship that has been overrun by alien parasites. The best part about the game is that while you’re terrified to turn each corner of the ship, it’s still incredibly fun to play.

 

 

6. FEAR

FEAR is a horror first-person shooter that revolves around an evil supernatural force that has taken the form of a creepy little girl. You’ll play as the leader of the FEAR task force that has been called in to investigate and contain the evil presence. Much like Dead Space this game is as much fun as it is scary and you’re going to enjoy working towards its ending.

 

5. Fatal Frame

Top five, top five, top five! Fatal Frame was the first game in a five game franchise and the first of its kind. It’s based around fighting some seriously terrifying ghosts with a special camera that has the ability to exorcize them. While fighting spirits like the one shown above with nothing but a camera seems like a strange premise, you’ll see why it’s on this list as soon as you start playing.

 

 

 

4.  Alien: Isolation 

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to watch all of the Alien movies. While they’re quite frankly ancient, they’ve withstood the test of time and maintained their scare factor. Alien: Isolation is much newer and contains a slew of new themes that’ll be sure to get your palms sweaty. There’s nothing like walking around a dark, damp ship knowing that there are giant murderous aliens roaming the halls. One of the coolest things about this game is that it’s not one-dimensional in any way; there are multiple evils that you must face and many of them are simply un-killable.

 

 

3. Silent Hill 2

Pyramid head was the stuff of nightmares as a kid. Silent Hill 2 is the second game in the Silent Hill series and the scariest of the franchise’s main titles. Another survival-horror game, SH2 is based on James Sunderland’s hunt for answers in the town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his wife that says she’s trapped there. Sunderland sets out to find her but quickly realizes that the town is turning his deepest fears into reality. The game is more centered around puzzles and riddles than actual combat, but somehow that makes it even more horrifying to play.

 

 

2.  Outlast

Outlast is another game that has become a popular horror title to stream. The game follows an investigative journalist named Miles Upshur who has decided to write an article about a remote insane asylum called Mount Massive Asylum. There is no combat in the game, which leaves you defenseless and piles onto the insane amount of dread and terror you feel while playing. Your only tool is a camcorder, which can be used as an inefficient source of light.

 

 

 

1. Silent Hill: P.T.

Silent Hill: PT was never turned into anything more than what its name stands for, a ‘Playable Teaser.’ The game was originally released on the PlayStation 4 as a teaser for the Silent Hill franchise’s next installment, Silent Hills. However, that title was eventually cancelled and PT was removed from online stores. It is based around an unspecified protagonist that wakes up within a severely demented house. The sole objective of the game is to continue down a single hallway, solving riddles and puzzles, facing horror after horror. If the player fails to succeed in any of the trials the loop of challenges is reset and each scare must be faced again. It’s a shame that the full game was never released, but nonetheless it is the scariest game to play this Halloween.

 

 

Photo Credit: Daily Express, MobyGames, IMDB, Polygon, iHorror, Den of Geek, SlashGear

Kidney Stone, ER, Gymnastics World Championships and Biles Still Makes History

Having a kidney stone would leave any normal person unable to walk, let alone compete in a Gymnastics World Championship.

 

That would be the case if you were a regular human being. Which begs the question, is Simon Biles even human?

 

The 2018 Gymnastics World Championships held at the Aspire Dome, Doha, Qatar from Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018, kicked off last week and amidst poor equipment during podium training (the training period for gymnast to get acclimated to equipment and the environment), the US team arrived ready qualifying night, Saturday 10/27.

 

However, on the day prior, a different problem arose. Front-runner and four-time Olympic gold medalist from the Rio Olympic Games, Simone Biles, needed to go to the emergency room with less than 24 hours until the World Championship event and team qualifications.

 

She had brought up “having stomach pains on her right side for two days” during training and Biles mentions that, “they found a kidney stone.”

 

 

Aside from being admitted into the hospital, Biles posted a history charting all-around score of 60.965 during qualifications. A score like this is unheard of only two years after an Olympic Games.

 

To put it into perspective, Biles’ score is five total points higher than last year’s World Champion, Morgan Hurd of the United States, posting a 55.232 (14.533 on Vault, 14.3 on Bars, 12.666 on Beam, 13.733 respectively).

 

In gymnastics, five points equal to five major falls on any apparatus. One point deducted for a fall or major error. Simone would need to fall off the beam five times in order to lose the 2018 World Championship to last year’s winner.

 

Of course, the gymnastics world never thought that Biles could get any better, and they were wrong.

 

Not only did Simone Biles recover from her kidney stone and the midnight trip to the ER, but she made history by unveiling a new skill now called, “the Biles” on vault. “The Biles” which is a Cheng (roundoff, back handspring with half turn entry; front straight somersault with 1½ twist) adding an extra half twist.

It is one of the hardest moves being done in women’s gymnastics to-date and Biles does it with ease, see below.

 

 

She then went on to compete on each apparatus with nearly flawless routines.

Her scores and US teammates’ are listed below:

Vault: Biles, 15.966 (2nd, 15.366; avg. 15.666); McCallum, 14.600 (2nd, 13.533; avg, 14.066); Hurd, 14.600; McCusker, 14.266

Uneven bars: Biles, 14.866; Hurd, 14.466; McCusker, 14.133; Grace McCallum, 14.100
Balance beam: Biles, 14.800; Eaker, 14.466; Hurd, 13.466; McCusker, 13.100
Floor exercise: Biles, 15.333; Hurd, 13.933; McCallum, 13.800; McCusker, 13.266

Scores provided by www.usagym.org

 

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a strong showing for fan favorite, Riley McCusker, who competed on each apparatus during qualifiers. “…I let the nerves get to me a little bit,” McCusker said in an interview with USA Gymnastics.

 

With a fall on beam, a big bobble on the floor and a miss of a major connection on bars McCusker, favorite to qualify for Uneven Bar finals, will not be competing after the team final for a medal. See her all-around performance during qualifications below.

 

 

All that being said, Biles has qualified for every major apparatus for event finals and has the opportunity to win the most medals of any gymnast of all-time.

 

She is two gold medals away from making gymnastics history to receive the most World and Olympics medals of any person in the history of gymnastics.

 

According to USA Gymnastics, “The women’s qualification round wraps up tomorrow, and the finals begin with the men’s team competition on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET.”

10 Terrifying Movies To Watch This Halloween

In October one of the most popular Google searches is, “Scary movies to watch for Halloween.” Unfortunately, most of the time what comes up is a list of generic titles that might’ve scared you as a child, but won’t give you nightmares as an adult.

 

Luckily for you horror fans, we’ve compiled a list of ten absolutely horrifying films to watch during the week leading up to Halloween. If you’re a horror part-timer who’s feeling brave because of the time of year, you might want to stick to Hocus Pocus.

 

 

10. The Conjuring

It’s safe to say that when a list of ten horror movies starts with The Conjuring it’s going to be a good list.

 

The Conjuring follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who are on a job to help a family that is experiencing an evil presence in their farmhouse. While it’s mainstream and widely popular, it’s a great horror film that checks off all of the boxes for a paranormal spooky.

 

 

 

9. The Thing

This creepy monster movie is about a research team that is being hunted by an alien who has the ability to take the appearance of the people it kills in the most disgusting way possible. While The Thing is a pretty ridiculous name for a scary movie, it does a great job of meshing jump-scares, gross-out scenes and a feeling of hopelessness.

 

 

 

8. The Visit

If you’re planning on visiting your grandparents in the near future, don’t watch The Visit. It follows two children who are recording a home video about meeting their grandparents for the first time. Unfortunately for the kids, the two oldsters suffer from sundown syndrome, which turns them into a pair of complete psychos when the sun sets. It also has a horrifying twist towards the end.

 

 

 

7. Rec. 

Rec. is one of the original “camcorder point-of-view” movies. It follows a reporter and cameraman into an apartment building that seemingly has no power and before they know it, they’re trapped inside with something terrible. If you’re afraid of the dark, this movie is perfect for you.

 

 

 

6. I Saw The Devil

I Saw The Devil is a foreign horror film that follows a secret agent that is looking to exact revenge on a serial killer through capture, torture, and release, over and over. It’s truly disturbing and will follow you for nights to come.

 

 

 

5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

We’re in the top five, which means that the following movies are going to be off-the-charts scary. Continue at your own risk. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a classic horror film that depicts a family of cannibalistic psychos hunting and murdering a nice little family. Good stuff. The film was underfunded, they recorded for 16 hours a day in the blazing hot Texas sun, and almost every member of the crew was actually injured on set.

 

 

 

4. The Descent

The perfect scary movie for the claustrophobic viewer. The Descent follows six women who go underground to explore what they believe to be an undiscovered system of caves and tunnels. When they realize that they’re not alone, it’s already too late.

 

 

 

3. The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is loosely based on a true story about the town of Blaire, Maryland and its mysterious, murderous history. Something about movies that depict a scary story that really happened makes them even more terrifying. Sit back and try to relax as you watch the newly found recordings of three film students who have vanished into the woods while investigating the Blair Witch.

 

 

 

2. Misery

Released in 1990, Misery is truly an OG in the scary movie game. It depicts a famous author who is rescued by one of his fans after a car accident. When he wakes up he realizes that he can’t leave. Misery’s story is entirely too possible and Kathy Bates creates a character that is very believable.

 

 

 

1. Shutter (Thai Version)

Shutter is the scariest film that you can watch this Halloween. It’s spooky, disturbing, haunting, depressing, pretty much all of the above. Good luck trying to sleep the night you watch it. Our recommendation is to save it for the night of Halloween.

 

 

 

Photo Credit: TVJerry, Weird Fiction Review, Found Footage Critic, Taste of Cinema, MapQuest Travel, Ryan Movie Reviews, Bustle

Are The Top Rated 2K19 Players Living Up To Their Ratings?

Every year the world of gaming and professional sports work together to create the most realistic versions of football, soccer, and basketball video games that technology can offer. Athletes willingly travel thousands of miles to each company’s headquarters and wear funny looking suits that mold virtual versions of themselves for millions of people to play.

 

Thanks to these professional athletes, games such as 2K, Madden, and Fifa have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.

 

When it comes to basketball video games, the 2K series is a consensus frontrunner, but NBA Live tries its best to keep up. The creators at 2K keep it real and every year they give each player a rating based on their real-life skills and attributes on the court.

 

It’s always interesting to see how each NBA player is ranked and it’s fair to say that practically no player feels that they’ve been given an accurate rating. As a basketball fan, there are constantly players that you’ll feel are rated too high, or too low.

 

The NBA season started last week and it’s fun to look back and assess how each of the top players is performing through their first few games. Here are 2K’s top five rated players and how they’re stacking up to their ratings so far:

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 94 Overall 

Yes, this is a real name. Giannis, also known as the “Greek Freak” is, as his nickname surmises, an athletic freak of nature. He’s a 6’11”, 220-pound forward, with a 7’3″ wingspan that can play any position on the court. Last season he averaged 26.9 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game while dishing out 4.8 assists. The scariest thing about him is that he’s only 24 years old.

 

So far this season Giannis is averaging 27.3 points, 5.7 assists, AND 16.0 rebounds per game. Obviously, that rebound average is going to go down as the season goes on, or maybe it won’t and he’ll just defy the laws of what basketball players should be able to do. Either way, the Greek Freak is continuing his evolution of dominance and looking like a prime contender for ‘King of the East’ now that LeBron has moved West.

 

His Bucks are currently 3-0.

 

 

Stephen Curry – 95 Overall

Already widely considered the greatest shooter of all time and the best point guard in the league, Stephen Curry is one of the five All-Stars on the Golden State Warriors. It wasn’t long ago that Steph was the back-to-back unanimous MVP and the most unguardable player that we’ve ever seen.

 

Last season Chef Curry was often injured but still averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game and won an NBA championship, so you can chalk his season up to a success. This season Steph seems absolutely determined to silence any doubt that the Warriors are his team, already averaging 30.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 7.8 assists.

 

The Warriors are currently 3-1.

 

 

James Harden – 96 Overall 

Personally, it’s hard to imagine how you can be a fan of the way that James Harden plays basketball, but it’s also hard to debate that he’s a great player. Harden feeds off of off the dribble isolation play. He always leads the league in dribbles per game and on almost every Rockets possession you’ll see him display a series of elaborate moves before finally driving to the basket.

 

Last year Harden’s Rockets were arguably the best team in the NBA, finishing 65-17 in the regular season, battling their way into the Western Conference Finals and ultimately losing in a tough Game 7 against the Warriors with their superstar point god, Chris Paul, sidelined with a hamstring injury. Harden won the Most Valuable Player award for the season and had an incredible stat line of 30.4 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

 

So far this year Harden’s Rockets are off to a rocky start, going 1-3 thus far, but Harden is still putting up big numbers of 28.3 points, 9.7 assists, and 6.7 rebounds per game.

 

 

 

Kevin Durant – 97 Overall 

As much as the internet hates to admit it, Kevin Durant is the second-best basketball player in the world. He’s always been one of the best scorers in the league, but since joining the dominant Golden State Warriors Durant has turned himself into an unstoppable 7-foot point-forward who can score in every way imaginable and lock you down on the defensive end.

 

Last year the Warriors finished 58-24, but it’s never really about the regular season when you’re as good as Golden State is. KD averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game and coasted into the playoffs. When he got there he absolutely dominated the competition and led his team to back-to-back championships.

 

So far this year the Warriors are off to a 3-1 start and KD is taking a back seat to Steph, but don’t let that fool you, he definitely deserves his 97 overall rating. He’s currently averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.

 

 

LeBron James – 98 Overall

 

LeBron James, King James, The Chosen One, LAbron, it doesn’t matter what you want to call him; he is the best player in basketball and arguably the greatest to ever play the game. Last year was his 15th season in the NBA and he turned 33 in the middle of the season; it was his best year yet.

 

Bron averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists last year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the numbers don’t fully do him justice. Every performance last year was legendary, from beginning to end. He stuffed the stat sheet in every way possible, hit game winner after game winner and dunked on too many people to count. LeBron’s season of excellence was culminated by a 51 point performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but it was unfortunately for naught as JR Smith managed to make the most boneheaded play in basketball’s history.

 

The Lakers are predictably off to a rough start, going 0-3 so far, and LeBron is clearly adjusting to his new role on his new team. I’ve watched every game so far and there’s no arguing, it’s messy. That hasn’t stopped him from putting up 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game.

 

 

Photo Credit: NBA, Sporting News, Yahoo Sports

Are The Top Rated 2K19 Players Living Up To Their Ratings?

Every year the world of gaming and professional sports work together to create the most realistic versions of football, soccer, and basketball video games that technology can offer. Athletes willingly travel thousands of miles to each company’s headquarters and wear funny looking suits that mold virtual versions of themselves for millions of people to play.

 

Thanks to these professional athletes, games such as 2K, Madden, and Fifa have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.

 

When it comes to basketball video games, the 2K series is a consensus frontrunner, but NBA Live tries its best to keep up. The creators at 2K keep it real and every year they give each player a rating based on their real-life skills and attributes on the court.

 

It’s always interesting to see how each NBA player is ranked and it’s fair to say that practically no player feels that they’ve been given an accurate rating. As a basketball fan, there are constantly players that you’ll feel are rated too high, or too low.

 

The NBA season started last week and it’s fun to look back and assess how each of the top players is performing through their first few games. Here are 2K’s top five rated players and how they’re stacking up to their ratings so far:

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 94 Overall 

Yes, this is a real name. Giannis, also known as the “Greek Freak” is, as his nickname surmises, an athletic freak of nature. He’s a 6’11”, 220-pound forward, with a 7’3″ wingspan that can play any position on the court. Last season he averaged 26.9 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game while dishing out 4.8 assists. The scariest thing about him is that he’s only 24 years old.

 

So far this season Giannis is averaging 27.3 points, 5.7 assists, AND 16.0 rebounds per game. Obviously, that rebound average is going to go down as the season goes on, or maybe it won’t and he’ll just defy the laws of what basketball players should be able to do. Either way, the Greek Freak is continuing his evolution of dominance and looking like a prime contender for ‘King of the East’ now that LeBron has moved West.

 

His Bucks are currently 3-0.

 

 

Stephen Curry – 95 Overall

Already widely considered the greatest shooter of all time and the best point guard in the league, Stephen Curry is one of the five All-Stars on the Golden State Warriors. It wasn’t long ago that Steph was the back-to-back unanimous MVP and the most unguardable player that we’ve ever seen.

 

Last season Chef Curry was often injured but still averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game and won an NBA championship, so you can chalk his season up to a success. This season Steph seems absolutely determined to silence any doubt that the Warriors are his team, already averaging 30.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 7.8 assists.

 

The Warriors are currently 3-1.

 

 

James Harden – 96 Overall 

Personally, it’s hard to imagine how you can be a fan of the way that James Harden plays basketball, but it’s also hard to debate that he’s a great player. Harden feeds off of off the dribble isolation play. He always leads the league in dribbles per game and on almost every Rockets possession you’ll see him display a series of elaborate moves before finally driving to the basket.

 

Last year Harden’s Rockets were arguably the best team in the NBA, finishing 65-17 in the regular season, battling their way into the Western Conference Finals and ultimately losing in a tough Game 7 against the Warriors with their superstar point god, Chris Paul, sidelined with a hamstring injury. Harden won the Most Valuable Player award for the season and had an incredible stat line of 30.4 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

 

So far this year Harden’s Rockets are off to a rocky start, going 1-3 thus far, but Harden is still putting up big numbers of 28.3 points, 9.7 assists, and 6.7 rebounds per game.

 

 

 

Kevin Durant – 97 Overall 

As much as the internet hates to admit it, Kevin Durant is the second-best basketball player in the world. He’s always been one of the best scorers in the league, but since joining the dominant Golden State Warriors Durant has turned himself into an unstoppable 7-foot point-forward who can score in every way imaginable and lock you down on the defensive end.

 

Last year the Warriors finished 58-24, but it’s never really about the regular season when you’re as good as Golden State is. KD averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game and coasted into the playoffs. When he got there he absolutely dominated the competition and led his team to back-to-back championships.

 

So far this year the Warriors are off to a 3-1 start and KD is taking a back seat to Steph, but don’t let that fool you, he definitely deserves his 97 overall rating. He’s currently averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.

 

 

LeBron James – 98 Overall

 

LeBron James, King James, The Chosen One, LAbron, it doesn’t matter what you want to call him; he is the best player in basketball and arguably the greatest to ever play the game. Last year was his 15th season in the NBA and he turned 33 in the middle of the season; it was his best year yet.

 

Bron averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists last year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the numbers don’t fully do him justice. Every performance last year was legendary, from beginning to end. He stuffed the stat sheet in every way possible, hit game winner after game winner and dunked on too many people to count. LeBron’s season of excellence was culminated by a 51 point performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but it was unfortunately for naught as JR Smith managed to make the most boneheaded play in basketball’s history.

 

The Lakers are predictably off to a rough start, going 0-3 so far, and LeBron is clearly adjusting to his new role on his new team. I’ve watched every game so far and there’s no arguing, it’s messy. That hasn’t stopped him from putting up 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game.

 

 

Photo Credit: NBA, Sporting News, Yahoo Sports

Red Dead Redemption 2 Might Hop On The Battle Royale Bandwagon

Rockstar Games’ long-awaited Wild West RPG sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is releasing this week (October 26th) and we couldn’t be more excited.

 

For those who haven’t played previous Red Dead titles, they are a series of third-person, open-world action-adventure games that take place in the lawless Wild West of early America. The previous Red Dead Redemption followed a man named John Marston; a former outlaw whose family is taken hostage by the government to force him into bringing members of his old gang to justice.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 will take place before it’s prequel and follow Arthur Morgan, one of the top guns in the Van der Linde gang; the same gang that Marston was hired to take down. Due to the advancements of society in America in the late 1800’s Morgan and the rest of his gang are outlaws, forced to flee across the country in attempts to keep their lifestyle alive.

 

The game looks incredible. Unlike other Rockstar games that were built for the last generation of consoles, Red Dead Redemption 2 was created for the Xbox One and PS4, which means that it looks and feels way better. Just take a peek at this jaw-dropping gameplay video.

 

 

In the past month, Rockstar has released a ton of information about the game in the form of press releases and official gameplay videos. However, there hasn’t been much confirmed about the game’s multiplayer. While this information has been somewhat verified, take it with a grain of salt.

 

It’s rumored that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have three multiplayer game modes: Revive and Survive, Battle Royale, and Money Grab. Revive and Survive will be a one-life Team Deathmatch type game mode that pits two gangs against each other and revolves around killing the enemy while reviving your fallen comrades. Money Grab will have two teams attempt to rob as much money as they can from a certain location and safely return it to their respective hideouts.

 

Then there are the familiar talks of that sweet, sweet Battle Royale. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rockstar implemented some kind of battle royale game mode into its multiplayer. It would take an incredibly ignorant game developer to shun the success that Fortnite, PUBG, and Blackout have experienced.

 

The original Red Dead Redemptionmultiplayer was a free roam mode (much like GTA’s multiplayer) that allowed you to explore the game’s entire map and interact with other players. From there you could form teams with your friends or just join into a competitive game mode such as Gang Shootout, Hold Your Own, or Grab The Bag by yourself. Every game mode started with a Mexican Stand Off, so we’ll see if Redemption 2’s multiplayer modes do the same.

 

We can only imagine what a Battle Royale mode in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 would be like. The game’s map is way too big to be used in its entirety, but the landscape would make for an incredible combat experience. Replace vehicles with horses, replace squads with rival gangs, and implement a slew of revolvers and rifles from the 1800’s to pick up and you’ve probably got yourself a winner.

 

Perhaps Rockstar will have players pick a region of the map to ride in on horseback and from there we’ll be able to pick up weapons and start making swiss cheese out of each other.  Imagine this kind of gameplay but on a much larger scale with much better graphics and more fluidity:

 

Credit: Overgears

 

The good news is, we only have to wait three more days. Stay tuned for more information and for our Metahuman review of the game when it comes out later this week.

After 89 Years, A Singer from Hawaii Reinvents the National Anthem (VIDEO)

Metahuman Entertainment wouldn’t be a local entertainment company if we didn’t represent for Hawaii.

 

Local singer and musician Willie K sang the national anthem before the University of Hawai’i’s football game against Nevada this past Saturday. It would have been like any other opening ceremony for a sports game except this time, Willie K took the song and added his own personal spin.

 

Using only his ukulele, an instrument often associated with Hawaiian music, Willie K belted out a heart-felt rendition of the national anthem.

 

Although the lyrics were familiar, the song seemed different. From beginning to end it was simply amazing and with over 2 million views, it is safe to say the song (and video) has gone viral.

 

Watch the video shared by Timothy Burke here (@bubbaprog).

 

Willie K, who was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year, stunned the crowd at the Aloha Stadium and will surely be an inspiration for others who are fighting the same battle.

What’s The Geekery? An Interview With One Of The Coolest Geek Stores Around

Sometimes the greatest places to shop online are smaller and independently run.

You’ll often find that the customer service of new up and coming online shops are amazing, the buying process is quick and easy and the items are chosen by popularity so you will almost always find something of interest. These characteristics perfectly describe The Geekery, an online nerd-culture inspired merchandise shop created and operated by Katrina Darwin.  

 

 

Darwin, 24, started The Geekery a little over a year ago with the goal of creating a “one-stop shop for all sorts of nerdy and geeky goodies.” The shop includes everything from jewelry to stuffed animals and everything is affordable.

 

She describes herself as an eccentric person who is passionate about all things geek related. I recently had the honor of interviewing her via Skype and we discussed everything from her current interests to her favorite fandoms.

 

Ever since Darwin was 14 years old she knew that she was going to work for herself; she just wasn’t sure of what that work would look like during the time. In high school, she stumbled upon a group of people discussing the video game World of Warcraft and she knew right then that she had an interest in nerd culture.

 

That interest would culminate while Darwin was in college. She explained that the idea of The Geekery first came from her passion for comics, anime, and video games, but she also knew that she wanted to love what she did for a living. Darwin put the two together and came up with the idea of an online geek merchandise shop.

 

She figured the first step towards opening The Geekery was earning a degree, which she did in 2016 when she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Vancouver Island University. Just a year later The Geekery was born.

 

Darwin’s company launched in January 2017, but the site became fully operational four months later in May, which is when she became fully self-employed.

 

When you visit The Geekery, the first thing you’ll notice is its products; they’re all related to anime, movies, and cartoon series’ that currently popular. The website is clean and professional and all of Darwin’s products are broken down into four main categories: wallets, keychains, plushies, and purses. There are currently six full pages worth of geek-inspired “gifts and goodies” including Adventure Time wallets, Batman plushies, and Charmander keychains.

 

 

 

Darwin admitted that the process hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine. After graduating, she quickly realized that it would take more than what she learned in school to make her business successful.

 

“It’s been a very interesting experience because I found that although the business school is wonderful, it teaches you how to go into a corporate job, not how to open your own business. So I made a lot of mistakes, and just all of the mistakes that you’re not supposed to make when starting your own business, I’ve done pretty much made all of them, so that was fun,” said Darwin.

 

One significant mistake she made in the opening days of The Geekery was not doing enough market research before investing money in a product. Darwin invested money into a certain item and it didn’t sell as much as she would have hoped, which set her back. However, she also explained that it’s all been a part of the learning process that has led her to her current success.

 

Some of Darwin’s current interests outside of running The Geekery are the shows Supernatural and Doctor Who. She attributes much of her success to having similar interests to the people that she sells to. However, she also notes that she has a great network of friends who she can rely on for advice in areas of nerd culture that she may not be as familiar with.

 

Darwin explained that she has one friend who helps point her towards the most popular video games, while another can list all of the anime characters that are the biggest fan favorites. As an independent business owner, there are only so many topics that Darwin can be up to date on, so her network of friends is a crucial part of keeping her up to date on what’s trending and what’s not.

 

 

Currently, her biggest sellers are the Sailor Moon purses, which have an adorable, yet simple design. These sell at such a competitive rate that The Geekery and Darwin have a hard time keeping enough of them in stock. The stores most recent additions include Deadpool keychains and plushies.

 

As for future plans, Darwin hopes to continue growing her business and for it to become a place for people to regularly visit to see what kinds of new items she has in stock. Darwin’s dream is to run a business and have fun doing it, which is exactly what she’s doing.

 

The Geekery is still a small yet growing entity, but it’s unique geek inspired products already make it a worthwhile stop during your next online shopping session.

 

American Horror Story Goes Back To Murder House

We’ve finally come full circle.

 

That’s right, season eight episode six of American Horror Story takes us back to where it all began – Murder House.

 

Ryan Murphy is pulling out all the stops, bringing back show favorites to help put an exclamation mark on Season 8, Apocalypse. The “Doorway to Hell” never looked more inviting.

 

With a long list of appearances from returning characters in its 8th season, the most highly anticipated character is none other than Jessica Lange.

 

It is commonly known that American Horror Story has been centered around strong female leads and Lange was the leader in seasons two, three, and four, and won two Emmys playing Fiona Goode and Elsa Mars respectively.

 

Lange will make her supposedly final reappearance in season eight for the upcoming episode revisiting Murder House and reprising her role as Constance Langdon, the grandmother of the Antichrist, Michael Langdon, who has played the major bad guy throughout Apocalypse.   

 

And now, we’ll finally know his backstory.

 

Return to Murder House is predicted to bridge the gap between two of the highest rated seasons – Coven (S3) and Murder House (S1). So expect big ratings right out of the gate.

 



An aspect that has kept American Horror Story so fresh throughout its 8 seasons is that not only does each season tell a different ‘story’ (not continuous to the previous season), its main actors and actresses play leading roles as completely different characters altogether in each season with the exception of cross-overs.

 

To put it into perspective, Sarah Paulson has played a different character in each season and has played up to three different characters in one season, which was shown in Roanoke (S6).


We’re thinking Apocalypse will beat the record.

 

American Horror Story’s Many Faces

There is no doubt that American Horror Story – the show – has launched many illustrious careers since its debut back in 2011.  A few to mention who you may be familiar with are:

 

Sarah Paulson, who played a role in Oceans 8 as one of the main ladies, but has been one of the few actresses to be in every season of American Horror Story.

 

Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Foxes’ X-Men Days of Future Past

 

Lady Gaga, who also won a Golden Globe on the show for her role in Hotel (S5) and went on to a leading role in the Oscar-worthy Box Office hit, A Star Is Born.

 

Other notable appearances include:

 

Emma Roberts, who came with her own fame as the niece of Julia Roberts, but fans fell in love with her character Madison Montgomery (S3).

 

Kathy Bates, who has played every role imaginable since her debut in Coven in season three.  She attributed her acting career comeback to American Horror Story according to an interview with Vanity Fair.

 

Connie Britton, who played the original leading lady to kick off the show in Murder House. Having only been with the show for one season, she landed a leading role opposite to Hayden Panettiere in smash-hit. Nashville.

 

Adina Porter, who holds/held pivotal roles in The 100 and True Blood.  Porter made an appearance in Murder House as Sally Freeman and then had a more prominent role in American Horror Story: Roanoke (S6).

 

The list of celebs goes on and Ryan Murphy, the creator of the show, left no stone unturned in the upcoming latest episode.  

 

Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, this episode is sure to break the internet with a long list of star appearances. 

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How To Unlock Every Secret Character In Black Ops 4: Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout menu doesn’t give new players very much information when it comes to unlocking the game mode’s additional character models. In fact, the only straightforward unlockable characters are the Ranger, Frogman, Airborne, Seal, and Battle Hardened models, which are acquired through the mode’s “Echelon” leveling system.

 

Luckily, through the powers of Reddit and other online resources such as IGN the requirements to unlock most of the awesome character models has been unveiled. We’ll let you know beforehand, most of the requirements are going to be quite difficult for casual players, so prepare for many hours of grinding.

 

Blackout Characters

Woods

 

  • Player must find and pick up the Bandanna item by killing zombies or fallen players.
  • Player must then get inside of a Helicopter during the same match.
  • Player must win the match.

 

Menendez

  • Player must find and pick up the Locket item
  • In the same match the player must kill one enemy with a shotgun and another with a melee attack
  • Player must finish the match with the Locket item in their inventory

 

Ranger

  • Reach Echelon 20

 

Frogman

  • Reach Echelon 40

 

Airborne

  • Reach Echelon 60

 

Seal

  • Reach Echelon 80

 

Battle Hardened

  • Reach Echelon 80 Prestige

 

Zombies Characters

Dempsey

 

  • Player must find a Death Machine weapon
  • Player must kill zombies with the Death Machine
  • Player must finish the match in the top 10 players

 

Nikolai

 

  • Player must find a Cymbal Monkey
  • Player must kill Zombies
  • Player must finish the match in the top 10 players

 

Richtofen

 

  • Player must find the Ray Gun
  • Player must kill zombies with the Ray Gun
  • Player must finish the match in the top 5 players

 

Takeo

 

  • Player must find the Katana
  • Player must kill zombies with the Katana
  • Player must finish the match in the top 10 players

 

Multiplayer Characters

Battery

 

  • Player must find Battery’s War Machine launcher
  • Player must get kills with the War Machine
  • Player must finish in the top 15 players

 

Firebreak

 

  • Player must find the Burned Doll in a supply box or supply drop
  • Player must kill an enemy with a weapon that uses fire
  • Player must finish the match with the Burned Doll item in their inventory

 

Ruin

 

  • Player must craft the Grapple Gun from missing pieces around the map
  • Player must finish the match in the top 15 players

 

Seraph

 

  • Player must equip the Annihilator
  • Player must get kills with the Annihilator
  • Player must finish in the top 15 players

 

Ajax

 

  • Loot Broken Armor Platings from dead enemies
  • Player must finish the match with three Broken Armor Platings in their inventory

 

Crash

 

  • Player must obtain the ‘Poker Chips’ item
  • Player must finish the match with 15 Healing Items
  • Player must finish the match in the top 3 players
  • Player must finish the match with the ‘Poker Chips’ item in their inventory

 

Recon

 

  • Player must obtain the ‘I Ching Coins’ item from a supply box or supply drop
  • Player must avoid all collapse damage through the match
  • Must place in the top 7 players
  • Player must finish the match with ‘I Ching Coins’ in their inventory

 

Torque

 

  • Player must obtain the ‘Note from Torque’ item from a supply box or supply drop
  • Player must deploy 2 Razor Wires and 1 Barricade in the same match
  • Must place in the top 7 players
  • Player must finish the match with ‘Note from Torque’ in their inventory

 

 

 

 

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