If you’re a nice guy, John Carpenter won’t sue you—even if you rip him off

Seth Abramovitch’s recent interview in The Hollywood Reporter doesn’t shed much new light on “horror master” John Carpenter’s career (Did you know that The Shape’s mask in Halloween is actually a William Shatner mask? That young Michael Myers’ hand in the opening tracking shot of Halloween is actually that of…

Guillermo Del Toro and the creator of Metal Gear Solid are making a new Silent Hill game starring Norman Reedus

Sony already announced a ton of stuff at its Gamescom press conference earlier today, but it decided to make people work for its final—and arguably most exciting—reveal. During the presentation, Sony showed a teaser for a new horror game code-named P.T. that fans could download a demo for on their PlayStations at…

There’s magic in my eyes: 12 dubious explanations for x-ray vision in games

X-ray vision and similar superhuman visual tricks have become a video game design staple. As the worlds in mainstream games grow more detailed and complex, it can be helpful to let a player see through walls or to highlight objects of interest—used properly, x-ray vision not only enlivens an environment but also makes…