YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #175

Up this week: Among the Sleep (Switch, 2019) – in this in the first-person survival horror game we answer the strange question of what will a toddler and his teddy bear encounter in the darkness? Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #174

Up this week: Among the Sleep (Switch, 2019) – in this in the first-person survival horror game we answer the strange question of what will a toddler and his teddy bear encounter in the darkness? [NEW!] INMOST (Switch, 2019) – take an exciting and emotional journey with us as we search for answers in this…

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…

[REVISITED] Immersion and the Breaking of it

We close out our month of reblogs (thanks for following along!) with this fantastic article from David of Plus10Damage, a brilliant gaming site in its own right that you should totally check out. In this article, David maps out the notion of immersion in horror games and what happens when that connection between game and…

Simul-tober: The Sounds of Silence

The horror continues as we are now in week two of Simul-tober! Be sure to check out the other posts at┬áCheese Toastie and Video Games and Games I Made My Girlfriend Play. And now the this week’s entry courtesy of Chip from GIMMGP: In the past, I have talked about the power that music can…

The Inspiration of Fear

Happy belated first post of Simul-tober everyone! Apologies for the delay but not everything is avoidable unfortunately ­čÖé ! We’d like to extend our thanks to Cynenway of A Life With Cyn, (an excellent blog that deals all kinds of little slices of life, games included!) for being the first to trade posts with us…

It’s Simul-tober!

Happy middle-of-October everyone! In order to get into the Halloween spirit UWG is partnering up with some of our fellow bloggers and delving into the dark hallways and foreboding spaces of horror games! We’ll each be hosting guest posts from our counterparts so be sure to check out their site’s too if you want to…

Contributor Recap: 9/30 – 10/4

Happy Friday everyone! Today we have for you a selection of excellent posts from some of the UWG Contributors! These are either recent posts or posts that we all thought really should be shared. Enjoy!

Review a Bad Game: Resident Evil: Survivor

It is safe to say that in the year 2000, Resident Evil was riding pretty high. ┬áA successful trilogy had been released on the Playstation, the high quality sequel Code Veronica just debuted on the Dreamcast, and a big-budget movie was in the works. ┬áTo sweeten the deal, a spin-off from the main series had…

Immersion and The Breaking Of It

[This post was originally published on Plus10Damage┬áDecember 19, 2012.] I began a ritual last Halloween. ┬áNo, not the Satanic kind. ┬áThe kind where I annex myself to my room, close the door, and shut off the lights. ┬áI sat atop my bed, my laptop placed strategically on my lap, so as to occupy as large…