Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In the News...

My life as a PC gamer has been incredibly short-lived, limited to FFVII, Dungeon Keeper and a little bit of House of the Dead 2 in 1998. I am not very keyboard friendly-I think I will still be stubbornly clutching a controller in my hand if motion controlled gaming becomes the norm (God forbid). So needless to say there have been a ton of PC exclusive games that passed me by over the years. One of them was American McGee’s Alice. When I was in my early twenties I acquired some gothtastic tendencies and started hanging out with a crowd who absolutely adored Alice. No surprise there-the entire game is a twisted fairy tale set in a horror themed Wonderland. And I have to admit that my media interests tend to lean towards the darker and spookier sides as well, so I was always very curious about the Alice phenomena. I never pursued the PC game, however, so I am delighted to hear that they have announced the sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, will be available on the 360 next year. Here are a couple of screen shots that I acquired from the official website:

This quote makes me wish I could play it right now:

"Alice is a classic fiction, infinitely rich with memorable characters, places and experiences. Our approach to Alice: Madness Returns takes this colorful world and reinvents it with psychotic personalities and pervasive insanity," said American McGee, Spicy Horse Games Co-Founder and Senior Creative Director. "We can't wait to share our vision with Alice in Wonderland fans and gamers around the world."

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