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Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story – Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead made a grisly splash onto the horror scene, featuring what’s become an almost formulaic setup: Five unfortunate friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a good time, and then, spoiler alert, good times are not had. The idyllic journey into the country turns into a bloody massacre, spurred on by an ancient evil book known as the Necronomicon. I remember I first saw the movie in a time when villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers fought for dominance over our grade-school nightmares. The film offered the terrifying simplicity of facing your friends after they become possessed undead. It gloried in the sheer, unflinching willingness to lean into the intimate, grim goriness of it all, and the experience left a strong impression. Interestingly enough, it’s possible that The Evil Dead wouldn’t have had the chance to thrive without horror maestro Stephen King’s praise. After seeing it out of competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, King wrote a rave review, leading to New Line Cinema picking the film up for distribution. The movie has gone down as a cult classic and had plenty of influence within the horrorsphere. But Bruce Campell’s portrayal of character Ash Williams has undeniably become the campy, comical face of the otherwise incredibly macabre franchise, infusing the gruesome themes and blood splatters with a hefty dose of comedic quips and one-liners. Multiple films followed the original, including Evil Dead 2 and the completely off-the-wall Army of Darkness, where Ash travels back to medieval times to fight the titular demonic forces. In more modern times, the series has had both a soft reboot and a TV series, with yet another film, Evil Dead Rise, scheduled to hit this year. And then, of course, there’s Saber Interactive’s upcoming game. Read more...
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    PS5 PSVR Reportedly Features 4K and Eye-Tracking

    While the PS5 PSVR hasn’t received the typical “big reveal” treatment, it seems more information about its specs is trickling out ahead of its inevitable release.According to UploadVR, sources say Sony has shared details for its refresh of PlayStation VR. This includes a 4K resolution, a lens separation adjustment dial, eye-tracking, and a motor in the headset to give haptic feedback.The resolution of the PS5 PSVR headset will be 4000×2080 pixels, which works out to being 2000×2040 per eye. This amounts to around 8.3 million total pixels which is slightly more than a typical 4K display outputs. The device will also use USB Type-C to connect the headset to the console. Unlike its predecessor, the new headset will use onboard cameras to track the controllers which will seemingly simplify setup for the PSVR.RELATED: Sony Warns PlayStation 5 Supply Could Be Scarce Until 2022The article also speculates that the new PSVR headset’s alleged eye-tracking capabilities may be a game-changer for virtual reality. UploadVR speculates that the inclusion of foveated rendering, which is a rendering technique specific to eye-tracking equipment that reduces the quality of images in the peripherals, will improve the perceived sharpness of an image by supersampling the focus area. They also speculate that eye-tracking can greatly affect the overall VR experience such as improved throwing mechanics and more life-like interactions between people within an online space.Back in March, Sony revealed the new controllers for the PS5 PSVR. Rather than using PlayStation Move controllers, the newly designed, orb-like VR controllers look more akin to the current Oculus controllers. The controllers will feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, finger touch detection, tracking, and the typical action buttons and analog sticks. To put it simply, it includes all the key features of the PS5’s DualSense controller but with a more ergonomic design for virtual reality.There is no current release date for the PS5 PSVR. However, Sony has stated it will not be launching in 2021.

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