October is officially the spookiest month of the year, so what better time to talk about all things spooky and scary? Let’s dive in to the scariest VideoBrains yet, enter at your peril!*
*Peril may not actually exist
First up is Sean Smith with his read on House Of The Dead and its links to the tarot deck. I always thought House Of The Dead was just something you played to pass the time in provincial seaside towns, but its actually much much more complicated!
What I'm taking away from this is that actual tarot cards don't have nearly enough chainsaws on them. #videobrains
— Tom Battey (@tombattey) October 25, 2016
Here’s Alex Davis with a spooky tale of why she’d rather watch people play video games than play them herself
Spookier than self reflection: watching a lets play of someone else self reflecting? #videobrains
— Naila Malik (@NailaMGames) October 25, 2016
Resident speaker Alice Bell follows with her 3rd talk in the ‘Fuckeduplet’ series declaring that jump scares are rubbish and that horror games can, and should do much better.
— Just Fede ☘ (@kurai) October 25, 2016
Here comes Ben Meredith with a completely different talk to tell us about suspense, ambience and what makes games actually scary.
Ah, the ‘Unheimlich’.
It’s not when you allow people to choke to death, apparently. It’s a spooky thing. #videobrains
— Ben M-J (@V_Ben) October 25, 2016
Gareth Monk returns for his second talk to scare us with pictures of his younger self, oh and he also talks about how his personal definition of horror has changed over time.
Finally Anna Turner wants to talk about dating anime boys in the game ‘Mystic Messenger’, but is it really all just about texting cute boys?
— Alex Howard Whitaker (@ahwhitaker) October 25, 2016
We finished the evening with a Lego Dimensions giveaway, decided by a tense game of rock, paper, scissors. Congratulations to the winner!
— VideoBrains (@VideoBrains) October 25, 2016
Thats it for the annual spooky VideoBrains! Tickets for our all day ChristmasBrains on Saturday 17th December are on sale now! There will be some very exciting speakers, along with Christmas presents! Prizes! Good cheer! Buy now!
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We hope to see you lovely folk in December!