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Scariest Video Game Characters

Halloween is here again and who would we be to ignore it? With some of us on staff not actively trick-or-treating tonight we thought what better way to spend the evening than to do some long overdue reading? Well that seemed like a horrible idea so instead we all chipped in and picked our two scariest video game characters of all time. Not that any of us here at Gamesplash get scared or anything.

Chris Chris's Picks

Zoltan "Carno" Carnovasch (Phantasmagoria)

Carno

This magician turned serial killer may seem harmless enough, until the demon he so foolishly summoned begins to take over. When that happens, watch out! Much like John Doe from Se7en, Carno had a penchant for dispatching his victims in a manner befitting of their lifestyle. Like to eat? Carno would force you to eat entrails until you choke. Like to garden? Carno would have buried you alive in potting soil. Although nearly a century has transpired since his passing, the demonic presence he unearthed remains - ready to strike its next unsuspecting victim...

Wheatley (Portal 2)

Carno

Although Wheatley began as a somewhat moronic personality core, his rise to madness became all too apparent in Portal 2's final act. Obsessed with the sense of euphoria testing brings, and willing to go to great lengths to get it, Wheatley is as psychotic as he is naive. Unlike GLaDOS, who despite her occasional murderous intentions, ultimately had a conscience, Wheatley has no such traits. Only in the face of utter defeat, having failed to kill Chell, did he show some semblance of remorse, and even then, only due to the unfortunate circumstance he had wound up in. Who would have thought someone initially so helpful, so downright pleasant could turn out into a Machiavelli reading, power hungry, killing machine?

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Portal 2 to feature music by The National

Portal 2 Logo

Valve has announced that a song from the band The National will be featured in their upcoming game Portal 2.

Portal 2 is the sequel to Valve's 2007 award winning physics based puzzler.

Chet Faliszek, a writer at Valve, stated "For Portal 2, we wanted to extend the use of music. When Bug Music mentioned to us that The National might be interested, we jumped at the opportunity to work with them." It will definitely be interesting to hear a song from a well known band in Portal 2.

Portal 2 is slated to be released worldwide the week of April 18 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.