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Gamsecom: Evolve Demo and Xbox Exclusive Beta

Gamsecom: Evolve Demo and Xbox Exclusive BetaJust as the Microsoft press conference was getting rolling, horror fans’ ears quickly perked up as Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, promised “giant monsters.” Everyone watching knew this meant one thing… Evolve!

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Gamsecom: Evolve Demo and Xbox Exclusive BetaJust as the Microsoft press conference was getting rolling, horror fans’ ears quickly perked up as Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, promised “giant monsters.” Everyone watching knew this meant one thing… Evolve!

Fans had just received news that the monster-based multiplayer shooter was delayed until February, but today Microsoft announced an Evolve beta set for January, exclusive to Xbox One. On top of that, Xbox One users will get access to Evolve‘s DLC first.

This is an interesting counter-punch from Microsoft. At E7 Sony established PS4 as the best place to play Destiny, and Xbox has struck back by taking control of Evolve, the other online shooter shown at E7.

Developers, with the help of “shout casters”, showed off one of the maps available in the Beta. Four players took on the Kraken in the Distillery map, which featured some impressive verticality as the monster climbed cliffs and flew across the sky, raining absolute hell on the hunters.

It was also learned that the Distillery map will feature an X factor. The map contains wildlife prowling around its terrain that can do damage against the hunters or the monster. The demo also revealed that Evolve will feature in-map leveling as the Kraken searched out food for the purpose of leveling up its skills.

The demo closed with a definitive release date. Players can get their hands on Evolve on February 10, 2015. Evolve is a multiplayer shooter that allows players to play as one of four hunters or lets players control an all-powerful, mythic monster.

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ALIEN Day Gets Emotional With This In Memoriam Video

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As we all know, April 26 is Alien Day. A reference to LV-426, the planet from both Alien and Aliens, today has been a celebration of the 20th Century Fox franchise that began in 1979 with director Ridley Scott and writer Dan O’Bannon’s screenplay. For nearly 40 years, the Xenomorph has terrorized audiences in multiple films, dozens of comics, plenty of video games, and more merchandise than pretty much any home could ever hope to store. But while we flood our timelines with the joy of celebrating this storied sci-fi/horror franchise, we should also take a moment to remember those that we have lost along the way.

It’s with this in mind that Job Willins has created a stirring and beautiful “In Memoriam” for the characters throughout the films whose lives have tragically been cut short either by an alien being or through their own stupidity. Yes, I’m looking at you scientists from both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

So let’s bow our heads and lend our thoughts to the poor souls who have died so that Weyland-Yutani’s shares could go up a quarter of a percent.

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Nice! Guess Who Replaces Clarence Williams III in Tales from the Hood 2?

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Keith David

One of the most underrated horror anthologies out there is Darin Scott’s Tales From the Hood. I love the film and so I’m excited as… wait for it… hell for the upcoming sequel.

And speaking of Tales from the Hood 2, today we have some killer updates in the form of a new behind-the-scenes shot and a new piece of classic casting.

First, we have news that Clarence Williams III will not be returning for this new film (he’s retired from acting) but today we learned via our very own podcast #Brainwaves that none other than Kieth David is taking over the role!

Nice! I’m all over this casting update and I think Keith David is positively going to… wait for it… kill it once the film hits. I mean I would have said that Clarence Williams III was irreplaceable yesterday, but now? You can’t argue with Mr. Keith David.

Next, an image from the film straight from director Darin Scott himself who took to Facebook to post the image below along with the caption: “I just got back from New Orleans, where I shot my latest film. Here is a picture from my seance scene. Time to turn down the lights and turn up the scares!🙂 #talesfromthehood2

Are you as excited as I am for Tales from the Hood 2? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Universal Orlando Unveils HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS House Dead Exposure: Patient Zero

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A few weeks ago, Universal announced that they would be introducing a Stranger Things maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in their Hollywood, Singapore, and Orlando locations. Today, the Orlando location has revealed another one of their treats – or would it be a trick? – in the form of their haunted house attraction “Dead Exposure: Patient Zero”.

The world doesn’t get any darker. The planet has been infected with the ultimate pandemic. A ghoulish biological outbreak is turning swaths of humanity into a plague of vicious, swarming zombies. In a flash, you’re lost in darkness—but the zombies can still see you, and soon your growing unease will turn to screams and despair. If you’re not already afraid of the dark, you will be.

You can watch a promo video for the house below. If you want to know more about Halloween Horror Nights, check out our write-up.

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