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Monday, October 25, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 45

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Halloween week video game releases strike fear

By Brandon Franks
The Game Boy

Boo-ya y'all! It's the Ol' GB coming from the beyond to give you an eerie edition of The Game Boy. This week we will look at the dark side of video games for this Halloween week. So turn off the lights and let's get some screams going.

No soul at UH

Unfortunately, I only received two e-mails about a possible Soul Caliber tournament, which is hardly satisfactory. So I'm sorry for those who thought it would be cool, but if you don't e-mail me telling me you would like to be involved, there's no way I can do it. With that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.

Ghoulishly grueling

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I felt it would be good to let you in on a few games that would be great to play with friends, or even better, alone in the dark so you can scream, and no one will be able to hear you.

First up is a personal favorite, House of the Dead 2. This is a great game to play with friends, especially as a contest if you plan to throw a Halloween party. Remember though, it's only out for the Sega Dreamcast.

If you don't have a Dreamcast, don't despair. I've got you covered for Sony PlayStation and PC. With the PlayStation there are two games that should bring fear into that place in which you dwell.

Dino Crisis from Capcom is a very Resident Evil-esque game in which you must unlock the secret of a laboratory overrun by intelligent dinosaurs. Trust me, it's no walk in the Jurassic Park. You must be very careful with your ammo and med-packs because there aren't many in the game. You must run for your life.

The next game is called Juggernaut from Jaleco. Those who've heard about it should know that it's gonna be a trip into hell and back. If the idea of a horror game being three discs long doesn't scare you, the demonic possession and murders in this game will.

Last for the PC is a game set to be released on the 26th titled Nocturne. It's a game horror fans should love. It's set in the 1930s and is full of zombies and zombie cows. Yes, cows.

That should keep you busy until Halloween. Look for more future releases and video game information in two weeks.
 

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