chris-littlechild - October 26, 2016
Here it comes, Ego-friends. Halloween 2016 is close enough to smell the piss-poor cheap candy. You know what that means: miserable olâ€™ Scroogetastic turning off all their lights and pretending theyâ€™re not in, assholes taking advantage of this whole scary clown thing thatâ€™s been going on, and umpteen billion slutty Harley Quinns.
What else does it mean? Superfluous shoehorned â€˜Halloween specials,â€™ thatâ€™s what. And weâ€™re not talking the Treehouse of Horror Simpsons re-runs that usually get shown in the middle of summer. Video games live for this sort of stuff (see Street Fighter Vâ€™s spooktacular update), because itâ€™s an easy way to lure players back in and to hawk some cosmetic shite in the process.
If the game itself is of a horror bent, so much the better. Thatâ€™s Halloweenception, right there.
Dead by Daylight has been a pretty big deal of late. In this multiplayer screw-your-friends-over â€˜em up, one player is the killer while the others are his dumbass teen victims. The â€˜preyâ€™ try to achieve their objective before they all get strung up by their scrotes. Itâ€™s an all-round good time, an interesting concept backed up by solid execution, and itâ€™s got itself quite a following.
This Halloween, the DbD devs are treating us to the perfect slice of extra content: the addition of horror icon Michael Myers to the roster of playable killers. Heâ€™s available on Steam now, along with a new survivor and spangly new map in Haddonfield. Check out the trailer above.