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Halloween is still a couple weeks away, but thanks to Sumthing Else Music, you can start getting in the spirit now with newly-released digital soundtracks from some of the more recent Silent Hill games, including Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. While the Silent Hill series...

October 5th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Aeropause claims that Akira Yamaoka, the man responsible for Silent Hill's evocative sound, has apparently left Konami after 16 years and is currently vacationing in Europe. Fans of the survival-horror series would rightfully claim that Yamaoka, whose work has been a constant in the entire series,...

December 1st 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Konami regrettably informs us that the latest installment in the Silent Hill series, the Western-developed Silent Hill: Homecoming, won't be making its way to Japan following its North American release last year and European release earlier this year. Konami blames "assorted issues" for the lack of...

September 10th 2009 at 7:02pm 0 Comments
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We had just grown accustomed to laying off gratuitous use of our dreadful "layoffs" tag, but alas, an unhappy economy continues to produce unhappy stories such as this one. In a move first reported by VentureBeat, Foundation 9 Entertainment has announced several cost-cutting measures to its employe...

July 29th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes it's better not to ask questions, which is the approach we're taking with GameStop's sale on several solid titles for $20 new -- and not GameStop's definition of "new," but actually new. The sale started today, for both online and stores, and goes until August 2. Highlights include:...

July 28th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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One thing that I think we all love about our chosen hobby is that the experience of a single game can be drastically different for each person. I don't mean this in the way we mean about other "static" media where we might each interpret what we read/see/hear in unique ways. I mean that though two...

January 24th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We reported last week that Silent Hill: Homecoming was finally classified by Australia's OFLC after having been refused classification when it was first submitted last year. It was reported that changes had to be made to the game in order to be classified MA15+, the highest classification offered t...

January 14th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Atari, which is handling distribution for Silent Hill Homecoming in Australia, has explained what cuts were required for the title to receive an MA 15+ rating from the OFLC. Edge reports that edits were made to cutscenes, where "camera angles and techniques" will now "reduce the impact" of the offe...

January 14th 2009 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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After being refused classification by the OFLC -- Australia's ratings board -- Silent Hill: Homecoming is finally coming home Down Under with an MA15+ rating. The game had earlier failed to net an MA15+ rating in September of 2008, effectively banning it from sale. It wasn't alone, as several other...

January 7th 2009 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Australia's OFLC has apparently seen fit to "unban" Silent Hill: Homecoming and grant it an MA15+ rating. The survival-horror game was previously refused classification by the organization for its violence. Gamespot reports there's no word on what edits -- if any -- were made to the Aussie version....

January 7th 2009 at 7:55am 0 Comments
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Presenting Branching Dialogue, a weekly, wordy and often worryingly pedantic discussion of video game genres, trends and err ... stuff I didn't think to put in this introductory line. Though the latest survival-horror scare pair, Dead Space and Silent Hill: Homecoming, are unlikely to be praised fo...

November 4th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Presenting Branching Dialogue, a weekly, wordy and often worryingly pedantic discussion of video game genres, trends and err ... stuff I didn't think to put in this introductory line. With the debut of a brand new IP and the return of an over-the-hill franchise taking place in the space of a few we...

October 27th 2008 at 5:45pm 0 Comments