Silent Hill: Downpour Anne’s Story #2 Review

Posted By: Whitney   October 6th, 2014 | 10:35 am

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The second issue of Tom Waltz’s Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story picks up right where the first issue left off: with Anne Cunningham pointing a gun at Murphy Pendleton’s back near the exit of the Devil’s Pit.

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P.T. Concept (Tokyo Game Show 2014) Video, Screens, and Thoughts

Posted By: Whitney   September 18th, 2014 | 6:02 pm

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During the Konami showcase event at Tokyo Game Show 2014 we were treated to a a P.T. video concept showing a walk through another terror filled hallway. A lot of disturbing imagery was packed into such a short teaser and it’s definitely got the fanbase excited!

To tell you guys the truth I’m not quite sure how I feel about this little video. On one hand it had it has some disturbing visuals very in-line with what we’ve come to expect from Silent Hill a school shrouded in darkness and everything going to hell within a mere seconds. There was definitely a lot of WTF moments too like centipedes busting out of the walls and bodies and a door slamming into a wall and forming a new exit. Completely bizarre occurences but fits right at home within a title like Silent Hill. Additionally the graphics in the concept were stellar, I especially looooved the lighting when the tiny toys were whirling on the ground… who would have thought such the cheery rainbow colors could come off so sinisterly?

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There was definitely a lot I liked within so why am I unsure how I feel about this video? Ultimately I think it was the pace of the presentation. With everything popping out like a haunted house everything was too in your face. Now I don’t think Silent Hills will be some action fest or haunted house considering the excellent buildup to the disturbing bits in P.T. I think what happened here was that they wanted to show off all their cool ideas in such a short time frame. Additionally I found some of the scares to be a bit overt like something I would associate more with a Resident Evil title. A large creature suddenly appearing and chasing you down a hall after sucking/biting a head off a naked body didn’t leave much to the imagination…and the use of centipedes, while disturbing, unfortunately brought to mind the viral mutations of seen in Resident Evil 5 when tentacles often started sprouting.

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Again, this is only a concept so I’m not really worried right now even with my little gripes. I was really impressed with the imagery and pacing of P.T. so this short little concept hasn’t made my excitement wane much!

Additionally Gamespot reports that Kojima stated during the event that the team was looking at how television seasons were scheduled and considering a similar format for the game. Could this mean Silent Hills could be released in an episodic format like Telltale’s The Walking Dead? It could be pretty interesting if each episode was it’s own little story (like the Twilight Zone!) and would be a great way to tie into the whole multiple “Silent Hills”. Personally, I wouldn’t want one large story broken up but given that the game is still in development and episodes are only a consideration at this point I’m not going to worry right now!

Even though this latest video didn’t knock my socks off I’m super excited to see more of what Kojima and Co have in mind for Silent Hills! :D

What about you guys, what did you think of the concept video? Did you get Resident Evil vibes from some of the imagery and the pacing too? What do you think of the idea of an episodic Silent Hills?



Join “The P.T. Experiment” and become the face of fear! [UPDATE]

Posted By: Whitney   September 9th, 2014 | 12:14 pm


Konami wants you to join “The P.T. Experiment” for a chance to be featured as part of the Kojima Productions’ stage show at this year’s Tokyo Game Show!

Have you played P.T. on PS4? Were you brave enough to uncover all its secrets or have you been paralyzed by fear?
Whatever your reaction, we’d love to see it!

Share with us a footage of yourself, or your friends, playing P.T. for a chance to be featured as part of the Kojima Productions’ Stage shows at the Tokyo Game Show!

Simply upload your video on YouTube with the mention of ‘The P.T. Experiment’ and share it on our Facebook page!

Time to ham it up people and record some great reactions to share over on the Official Silent Hill Facebook Page! Need some inspiration?

[Update]

More info and entry form for “The P.T. Experiment” is over on Konami’s jp website. The deadline is September 13th 23:59 JST!

http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/japanese/info/index.php?id=499

Source (Official Silent Hill FB)



Scans of the Silent Hill 2006 Official Silent Hill Tourism Map Prop Added!

Posted By: Whitney   September 7th, 2014 | 3:31 pm

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Shortly after the 2006 Silent Hill film was released Premiere Props auctioned off a load of “screen used” props from the movie. Included in their large sale were several “Official Silent Hill Tourism Maps” that featured a map of Silent Hill on one side and West Virginia map on the other listing fun activities to do in Silent Hill during the 70′s.

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For years I wanted to take a peek at the interior of the brochure as the pictures Premiere Props provided were too small to really make out much the details. Luckily, I was able to obtain a map prop from a follow collector for my own collection last week and thought it would be cool to scan it and share the contents online!

You can check out the contents of the map and see some of my own impression over in the

Silent Hill 2006 Official Tourism Map page



Silent Hill: Downpour Anne’s Story #1 Comic Review

Posted By: Whitney   September 2nd, 2014 | 7:46 am

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Based on a story by producers and screenwriters of the 2012 Silent Hill: Downpour video game, Anne’s Story follows corrections officer Anne Cunningham as she pursues escaped convict Murphy Pendleton through the misty streets of Silent Hill after their transfer bus crashes.

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Voices in the Static #22 – P.T. and Silent Hills Discussion

Posted By: Whitney   September 1st, 2014 | 11:18 am

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In this twenty-second episode I’m joined by my friends and fellow SH enthusiasts, CJ Melendez of Rely on Horror and Bob and Voidburger of the Grate Debate to discuss the much talked of Playable Teaser and our hopes and concerns for the recently announced Silent Hills from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, director Guillermo del Toro and staring Norman Reedus.

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Monday Night Carlo Podcast wants your Silent Hill Memories for an upcoming Podcast Special!

Posted By: Whitney   August 28th, 2014 | 12:26 pm

Want your voice to be heard on a podcast? Monday Night Carlo Podcast wants mp3 recordings from Silent Hill fans discussing their favorite moments and memories from the series for an upcoming MNC Silent Hill Podcast Special! Send your MP3 memos to carleggett@gmail.com

Podcast: http://www.spreaker.com/show/carl-eggetts-tracks
twitter: https://twitter.com/EggettCarl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EggettCarlMNC



Figma – Silent Hill 2: Red Pyramid Thing Up for Pre-Order at Amiami

Posted By: Whitney   August 28th, 2014 | 10:21 am

The Figma Red Pyramid Thing figure is up for pre-order over on Ami Ami for 3,800 ¥ and a tentative release date of late April 2015.

Silent Hill’s executioner, finally joining the figma series!
From the highly acclaimed horror game ‘SILENT HILL 2′ comes a figma of the famous ‘Red Pyramid Thing’ also known as ‘Pyramid Head’ – easily the most popular monster in the series!

-Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
-A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
-The Pyramid Head’s symbolic ‘Great Knife’ and ‘Spear’ are both included along with a number of hand parts.
-Alternate neck parts are also included to recreate different scenes from the game.
-An articulated figma stand is included, allowing various poses to be taken.

Amiami ships worldwide and you don’t have to put any money down until the product is actually released. I pre-ordered my Gecco Robbie the Rabbit Statue from these guys a few months ago and the whole transaction went very smoothly.

RPT is looking pretty cool, I can’t wait to add him to my own collection :) Anyone else planning getting this little guy?

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Recording Voices in the Static #22- PT and Silent Hills this Weekend! Summit your questions!

Posted By: Whitney   August 28th, 2014 | 9:48 am

Going to record a new episode this weekend with my friends and fellow Silent Hill fanatics CJ, Kyle and Bob to discuss PT and our hopes and concerns for the recently announced Silent Hills. Have a question? Post below and we will answer it during the podcast!



Stuck on the final puzzle in PT? The folks at The Grate Debate have it all figured out!

Posted By: Whitney   August 21st, 2014 | 10:59 pm

Here I was thinking that the solution to the last puzzle in PT was random and the folks at The Grate Debate figured it out. Amazing!

To see the solution check out the video below (I won’t spoil the reveal in a measly news post!)

Wow! Way to go Bob! :) A lot of research went into cracking a code in a mere playable teaser… I gotta say if we can expect this amount of dedication tackling other game mysteries moving forward I’m pumped to see how TGD handles their analysis on the rest of the Silent Hill series!

Stay up to date and follow the Grate Debate on twitter and on facebook.



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