Human Butcher Shop Opens to Promote Resident Evil 6 ** UPDATED** With More Vile Pictures

Some people are squeamish, so the fairly gory pictures (UPDATE: That includes all the newer, wetter, far grosser pictures) are after the jump.  From the press release, touting the pop up in London’s Smithfields meat market:

Once open, Resident Evil fans and unsuspecting members of the public will be treated to a glimpse into the gory world of Wesker & Son, the fictional butcher with a penchant for human flesh.

Once at the butchery, members of the public will be invited to sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head, which will be available to buy directly from the shop. As well as these specially created products, gamers will be able to buy ‘Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages’ and ‘J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks’ along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.

In addition to the pop-up human butchery and morgue, Resident Evil fans will be invited to attend two days of lectures at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum, which have been designed to explore some of the themes in the game and their links to real life. Dr. Morgaine Gaye, a Food Futurologist who will discuss future trends in human food consumption as well as explore cannibalism through history, will conduct the first of these lectures on Friday, 28th September, while Prof. John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists will discuss viruses and examine whether the game’s infamous C-Virus could ever become a reality. Gamers and members of the public wishing to attend either of these lectures need to register:cannibalism/viruses.

I don’t care that I didn’t go to London to see the Olympics this year, but I am just a little bummed out not to be over there to check this out.  I doubt we’d ever see something like this Stateside.  Click the jump to get a real sense of what level Capcom is taking marketing to this time for Resident Evil 6.

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Modern Borefare Game Club: Sleeping Dogs (reviewed by Sleeping Writers)

finish this game or I'll kill you!!!

Impervious Rex

OK! Let’s get down to business. Inaugural Modern Borefare game club presents: Sleeping Dogs

Vicious Pjurahead, What was your initial reaction to the game?

Vicious Pjurahead

I was surprised how into it I was right from the start.  Up until your post here on Modern Borefare I never paid much attention to it.  So many games come out and this one got lost in the shuffle of the more popular titles. My first sitting I must have played 4.5 hours.  I kept wanting to see what direction it was going in and how it differentiated itself from other sandbox games. The amount of sidequests available just in the first hour made me giddy..  I love when a game surprises me the way this one did.

IR

Really? Because I didn’t find it to be that surprising at all.  At least not initially.  Maybe I’m not as far as you.I’ve probably played 6 hours total so far. But when you’re talking about all those side quests…man, those get me stressed out.  For some reason i assume there’s a “right” order to do them in and it bums me out if I get it wrong.  But I guess there really is no wrong in a sandbox.

VPH

I think I was just so surprised because I knew absolutely nothing about the game. Didn’t stop me from beating the game this afternoon. Bloody as hell

IR

That’s fair.  I knew enough about the game that I knew I wanted to buy it and play it. The various reviews definitely helped sway me as well.You beat it already?  Ok, now we have to go off track a bit and discuss this: did you enjoy it? Or did you just speed through the end so you could move on to another game?

VPH

It feels like you’ve already played most games before they come out.  This game wasn’t the case. No not at all, I didn’t speed though; I have no other games lined up.  Just really got into the story and its really fast paced.

IR

Did you do all of the side quests? Get all of the collectables? Are you going to go back through the game again?

VPH

I found that the side quests were just really intriguing, all so different and quirky including everyone’s favorite, COCK FIGHTING!!! The only side quest path I completely finished was the karaoke. Did you do karaoke yet?

IR

I think I hate the karoke, but that may have to do with the fact that I hate karoke in real life.

(What kind of mischief do we get to after the jump? Only one way to find out!)

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Lightning Strikes, Not Once But Thrice

On the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Square Enix announces 2013 will bring a new Final Fantasy with Lightning once again at the helm.  It will be the third version of FFXIII and will wrap up her long and oh so confusing time shifting story.  According to the official release the game will include new characters, costumes, and transforming weapons.  I could not even begin to tell you the chronology of FFXIII-2,  so God only knows where this one is headed.  Even though I found the previous two installments in the FFXIII franchise confusing on the story front, the gameplay was stellar and both games had different variations of combat, strategy, and exploration.  Sadly, despite sinking countless hours into the effort, I just couldn’t beat the last game.  Even on the easy setting, Square Enix gave me a battle that just could not be won.

The newest addition of the game centers around exploration, with a day-night cycle with which you can encounter and interact (YAY for not ending a sentence with a preposition).  It’s looking like a mix between the FF lore and the Skyrim style of exploration.  All the best components which make a game super addicting all wrapped into one.  Sign me up!!

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Trailer Park: Marvel Heroes

Straight from PAX! Gameplay footage from the apparently free to play (!) Marvel MMO. Sadly, unless a miracle happens, I’ll never get a chance to play this. In this one instance, boooooo having a Mac. Well, booooo for this and for The Secret World. Actually though…it’s probably better off that my gaming options are narrower, not broader.

Trailer Park: New Skyrim DLC! Though Maybe Not EXACTLY What You Were Expecting. **UPDATE I Told You So

Skyrim: Hearthfire –

I just read something describing this DLC as The Sims: Skyrim. Seems pretty apt to me. By the same token, this is exactly the type of game play that hooks me.  I can build my own stupid house and endlessly arrange trophies? Sign me up! However, the initial problem is going to be getting all of my loot from my house in Whiterun out to wherever I build my M.C. Escher nightmare of a domicile. I spent over 130 hours collecting every book, weapon, scrap of armor, piece of jewelry, alchemy component and malleable metal that I came across, all of which is in what are apparently Chests of Holding in my ramshackle Whiterun dump.  How am I going to get everything frome Point A to Point B in a timely manner? Just like in real life, moving is a bitch.

This may be a moot point for us PS3 owners though, as I still don’t have access to Dawnguard and it doesn’t look like I will anytime soon.

In relation to the Dawnguard expansion pack for the PS3 platform, Bethesda still has not decided to give any input on the developments behind this content. In reference to a fans’ concerns on Dawnguard for the PS3, Pete Hines stated that “we got it out on PC as fast as we could. We are equally as unhappy we can’t release current version on PS3.” It is to be presumed that Bethesda is still hard at work trying to resolve the issues they are having with Dawnguard for the PS3. Hopefully they will be able to provide some concrete information to us soon.

I bet that Bethesda just scraps episodic DLC for Skyrim on the PS3 altogether and the only way you’ll be able to play it is on the GOTY edition that they release in 2013 sometime.

**UPDATE — 08.30.12 8:40PM — I WAS RIGHT!! Kotaku reports that “PS3 owners might not get Dawnguard after all“. Way to go, Bethesda. Way. to. go.