Destiny’s Paracausal Nightmare

Hello all and welcome back to another Uncanny Account! Last week I dipped into Hollow Knight’s lore and we explored the inevitable horror of the Infection. Try as they might, there was nothing the bugs of Hallownest could do to escape their fate. It’s a pretty scary thing to think about, but what if the…

Uncanny Accounts – No Eyes in the Darkness

Hollow Knight isn’t exactly a horror game, but it has its share of creepy encounters and lore nonetheless. While there are others in the game that should probably rank higher, the one that’s stuck with is the encounter with No Eyes. She’s the shade of a warrior bug found in the Stone Sanctuary within Greenpath….

Uncanny Accounts: The Purpose of the Shadow Temple

This month of Uncanny Accounts is all about video games and the creepy, spooky, odd or downright strange stories in and around them. While there are lesser-known tales to regale you all with, I figured the best way to kickoff a month of terrifying virtual tales is with the story behind a truly classic dungeon:…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #129

Up this week: Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, 2019) – This week only, some spoooooky levels to celebrate this spoooooky time of year! Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (PS4, 2018) – enjoy more fiery fun from this second game on the Spyro Reignited Trilogy Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii, 2009) – tackling the further adventures of…

Spooktober is Here!

Nintendo Month may be over, but that’s okay because Halloween is right around the corner! It’s a time of year that’s always been near to our hearts here at Virtual Bastion, one that we always honor by doing something special. Last year, we had Rare Scares, and we celebrated gaming’s best Tricks, Treats and Feats…

Rare Scares: Kackle from Haunted Hall

Halloween is just around the corner, and for the Duck’s final Rare Scares post, it’s about time we dialed the spook-meter up a notch.  Donkey Kong Country 2 is one of my favorite games, what with the pirates and the awesome team of Diddy and Dixie, not to mention my favorite world of the game,…

Rare Scares: A Mysterious Encounter in Conker’s Bad Fur Day

This next Rare Scares post focuses on a game I don’t believe I’ve ever discussed before, Conker’s Bad Fur Day.  Having missed my chance to purchase this game on the N64, I finally ended up buying the Live and Reloaded version on the XBox.  The reason I never speak of this game is because it…

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: Spinal from Killer Instinct Gold

With spooky times on my mind, I’m thrilled to offer up my first “Rare Scares” post of the month! And I’m going to start things off by featuring a fearful figure from Rare’s frenetically fun fighting game, Killer Instinct. My time with this fantastic franchise began back in the mid-1990s with Killer Instinct Gold on…