Life is not always a world of wine and roses. In fact, it can flat out suck sometimes. Dead end job? Cheating spouse? Life threatening medical diagnosis? No matter what problems you face, you know that there is a way to escape for awhile…Entertainment! Film, television, books, all are used to retreat from the real world for a time. But no form of escapism is more interactive than video games. With the ability to transport us into far off worlds and drop us into our darkest nightmares, video games give us the ability to navigate our own, sometimes twisted, destiny without fear of reproductions or feelings of guilt. And horror video games give us so much more. Grab hold of your sawed off shotgun, don your blessed armor of power and prepare to face your demons…it’s time for 2GuysTalkingHorror!
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Links from this Episode:
— Mystery House on PC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_House
— The Atari https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600
— Haunted House https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_House_(video_game)
— Nintendo NES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System
— Ghosts And Goblins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins
— Friday the 13th https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_(1989_video_game)
— A Nightmare On Elm Street https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street_(video_game)
— Monster Squad http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093560/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Castlevania: Symphony of the Night https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania:_Symphony_of_the_Night
— Castlevania: Lords of Shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania:_Lords_of_Shadow
— Maniac Mansion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maniac_Mansion
— Resident Evil http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Resident_Evil_Series
— Silent Hill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill
— Clock Tower http://clocktower.wikia.com/wiki/Clock_Tower
— System Shock 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Shock_2
— Alone In The Dark (game series) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alone_in_the_Dark_(1992_video_game)
— Alone In The Dark (film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369226/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Galerians https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galerians
— Dino Crisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_Crisis
— Fear Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect
— Eternal Darkness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Darkness
— The Suffering https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Suffering_(video_game)
— American McGee’s Alice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_McGee%27s_Alice
— Evil Dead: Hail To The King https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead:_Hail_to_the_King
— Evil Dead: Fist Full Of Boomstick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead:_A_Fistful_of_Boomstick
— Evil Dead: Regeneration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead:_Regeneration
— Fatal Frame https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Frame
— Demon’s Souls https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon%27s_Souls
— Alan Wake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Wake
— F.E.A.R.E https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.E.A.R.
— Dead Rising https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Rising
— Tell Tale’s The Walking Dead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(video_game)
— The Evil Within https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Evil_Within
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— Was Ed from Maniac Mansion an evil genius or more like Sloth from Goonies? What do YOU think? Tell us now!
— What Survival Horror Video Games did we leave out? Tell us now!
— What Survival Horror Game would YOU like us to focus more on? Tell us now!
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The Host of this Program:
Nicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.