Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Haunted video games

Apart from being an Halloween fanatic, I am also a gamer. I spent much of my time in my teens and my twenties to play video games of all kinds. Some of these games carried me into strange and unsettling places. I decided to share with you one of those places.

Introducing Thief Deadly Shadows. You are Garrett, a master thief and formerly member of the order The Keepers. The story begins with the simple theft of a large precious stone from a noble. After selling the gemstone, a member of The Keepers aks you to steal two artifacts from two religious factions. Then follows a series of events that will push Garret in a quest to prevent a coming dark age that only he can stop.

These video clips will carry you in a building known as The Cradle. It is an old building that once served as an orphanage and an asylum. A fire occurred in the past and the building was abandoned. It is rumored to be haunted.

Now I just got into the mood for playing that wonderful game again just for that particular stage. It is a piece of art! Hope it will work on Windows 7...

I'm planning to bring you more post like this one once in a while so come back often :-)

Have a nice evening!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Camper's Halloween

Once again, I am a late in my blog posting. There is not much to say since my last post on this blog. In fact, there is only two news worth of interest, a bad and a good one.

Let's start with the bad one. I got a car accident two weeks ago with a ten wheels truck. Fortunately, no one was injured. As you would expect, the truck does not even have a scratch. But my 2008 Santa Fe did not have that chance. The passenger side got about 8000$ worth of damage. The body shop as kindly lend me a 2010 Mazda 3 while they are repairing my SUV. But, I learn another "great" news last week. I won't have my SUV back until the beginning of march. It seems that the doors they ordered for the repairing are in backorder and they will not get them until March 1st or later... To be continued...

Now for the good news. This year, I will have the chance to celebrate Halloween two times. Yay!!! A coworker proposed me to help him prepare a haunt on his camping. They call this "L'Halloween du campeur" (the Camper's Halloween). The festivities are splitted in two parts. The afternoon is for the young children and teenagers to go trick-or-treating from camping cars to camping cars and the evening is for adults and is more like a party. But, this year will be a bit different. Along with the traditional Trick-or-treating, the children will have the possibility to walk in a haunted wooden trail that leads to an old barn. That is where Mr PumpkinBrain enter in the scenery. My job will be, with the help of my coworker and a few selected campers, to make that haunted trail. Since most of the children are young, the trail must not be too scary. But, at night, it is the turn of the adult to walk through the trail and I intend to scare the shit out of them! (insert evil laugh here) For the moment, I already have a few ideas in mind for the haunt but I will have to wait until spring to confirm them because I have not seen the trail and the barn yet. But one interesting thing I learn from my coworker is that, a church that burnt down a few years ago, was situated near the barn. I'm already hear the ghostly sound of the bells ringing... More to come on this as the project takes shape...

Good evening boils and ghouls, I gotta go, I have a meeting with a Wolfman at the local theater!

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