YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #79

Gather round, one and all…it’s time to grab a mug containing a warm beverage of your choice and cozy up to some YouTube Highlights! This past week, we bid farewell to the adventures of Ori and the Blind Forest, and we said HELLO! to the Big Bad Boo in Luigi’s Mansion. And things have been…

Rare Scares: Manic Mine Carts in Donkey Kong Country

What do you remember most about the Donkey Kong Country games? Their graphics? Collecting bananas? The sheer fun of just playing them? All valid answers. One thing from Donkey Kong Country that has forever shaped my memory is the dreaded mine cart, along with the somewhat sinister music that accompanied said questionable modes of transportation.

Festival of the Lost Has Returned to Destiny

October is in full swing now; this means that Rare Scares is in full effect here at Virtual Bastion and Festival of the Lost has finally returned to the world of Destiny. Since Destiny 2 only just launched last year, Bungie decided to skip the event, and considering all the cruddiness and controversy surrounding the…

Rare Scares: Creepy Sounds in Creepy Castle

The Duck’s newest Rare Scares illustrates just how much one’s own imagination can be their worst nightmare.  Seeing as today’s post focuses on Donkey Kong 64, it should come as no surprise that the specific world I have in mind is Creepy Castle.  I have had an increasingly rocky relationship with this game, as the…

Rare Scares: Kackle

Last week I kicked-off my segment of Rare Scares month with the Temple Guardian from DK64. I was pretty sure at the time that that would be my only entry from the Donkey Kong games, but here we are with another one, and from Donkey Kong Country 2 no less! DKC2 is probably my absolute…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #78

Happy Friday, good people of the Internet. We are back on this lovely day offering up more gaming goodness from our YouTube channel! We have been a bunch of busy bees with our ongoing Let’s Plays of Donkey Kong Country Returns, Ori and the Blind Forest, and — just in time for this month o’…

Rare Scares: The Haunted Cavern in Banjo-Tooie

While it’d be overdrawn to prescribe the adjective “terrifying” to the wonderful and wondrous Rare game Banjo-Tooie, like its predecessor, the game contains a couple…let’s call them unsettling sections. The one that always sticks out to me the most is the Haunted Cavern of Witchyworld, which we’ll explore here thanks to The Duck’s Let’s Play…

Borderlands 2 Is Coming to PSVR

Vault Hunters rejoice! Borderlands 2 is bringing its signature looting and shooting experience to PSVR!  This new version features (almost) everything fans loved about the original, plus a few extras to make the VR  experience flow just a bit more smoothly. 

Rare Scares: The “Unforgettable” King RedEye

In video games, boss fights are often meant to be an epic affair where our heroes face off against a foe that is, more often than not, super powerful, huge, or both.  For these reasons, only the most memorable of boss encounters can be chosen for our Unforgettable series, as we simply can’t pick them…

Rare Scares: Temple Guardian in DK64

October is here and the smell of leaves and spookiness is in the air. What does spookiness smell like? Pumpkins, obviously. What’s not so obvious though are all the various sources of those spooky vibes. I mean, of course horror themes shows and games are going to deliver some scares, but sometimes otherwise innocent media…