Nope, nope, and more nope in Dreadhalls

Guys, I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to start playing Dreadhalls. I really don’t. But I can think of no better way to round out our #Spooktober celebration than with my story about this unique and scary VR game, which is at once unforgettable, and for me, unrepeatable. Way back in…

Outlast is Just Too Much

As much as I love spooky games, there’s a certain variety that I just can’t handle. These don’t just create a creepy atmosphere or build a feeling of dread like Silent Hill or Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem do. Nope, these games go straight for the throat with their scares, and it gets me every time….

The Quest to Finish Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

Over the years, I’ve found that there are some games that I just cannot finish no matter how much I want to. Be it poor timing, lack of ability or just a plain ol’ lack of enthusiasm, I’m just not able to get these games done. One of these is the classic Gamecube horror title:…

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…

Make the Fear Real

Silence. Nothing but silence and the ever-present, inky darkness. I’m still standing somehow, but I have no idea where I am. I’m tempted to stop and figure-out what happened, but that’ll need to wait. My oxygen is running low, and I can only proceed at a slow walk. If I don’t get moving right now,…

Hello Neighbor Alpha 4: Thoughts and Theories

For the last month or so, I have been frequently checking Youtube in the hopes of discovering more updates for the intriguing indie game, Hello Neighbor.  If you’re not familiar with this game, allow me to summarize.  Simply put, your goal is to sneak into your neighbor’s house and discover what he’s hiding in his…

Hello Neighbor: Another Compelling Indie Game

Over the past few years, I have become increasingly fascinated with PC games.  I downloaded Slender: The 9 Pages the day I learned about it, after which I could barely even play the game out of sheer terror.  I got sucked into the craze of Five Nights at Freddy’s and have spent no shortage of…

Five Games to Play for a Happy Halloween!

image by Flickr user:  seanmasn (cc) Happy Halloween everyone! It’s the spookiest day of the year, and that means today’s the day for all things scary! Haunted houses, parties, and horror movies are all excellent choices on this darkest of days. However, if you happen to find yourself alone today and just not feeling up…

The First Seventeen Minutes of DOOM 3

I played DOOM. I played DOOM II. Both games were simply tremendous. I’ve repeatedly tried to play DOOM 3 since getting an Xbox copy of the game years ago, but…I…can’t. Oh believe me, I’ve tried repeatedly, but I have a really hard time getting past the game’s first stage because it’s just too much. Too…

That Fell Tome of Unending Shadow

Image by Flickr user: NCSPhotography (cc) October marches on and so does our Spooky-Silly Poetry Contest! I still may not be able to enter myself, playing the role of a poet-gamer has just been too enjoyable to stop just yet! With that in mind I’m psyched to present another work penned in honor of our…