So about the name Silent Hills…

Posted By: Whitney   August 18th, 2014 | 7:36 pm

Is it just me who is desperately hoping that “Silent Hills” is just a working title? It’s just so…odd sounding and I’m sorry Kojima but it doesn’t bring “plural scariness” to mind either, quite the opposite in fact… Every time I say it, this dumb CD cover art I came across a few years ago on Yahoo! Japan Auctions looking for items for my collection comes to mind. So I made a thing… Silent Hillz yo!



Silent Hills – Won’t be out until 2016 and could have First Person PoV

Posted By: Whitney   August 16th, 2014 | 11:06 am

Ooo so What if Gaming got a few tidbits about the new Silent Hill game from Kojima during a conversation at Gamescom 2014:

    - Looks like we won’t see the new Silent Hill until 2016 which seems so far, FAR away but hey it will give me time to save up for a next gen console


    - Kojima is deciding whether to make the game entirely first or keep it fixed third person with select areas in FPV. I really hope it’s the later given that playing in FPV makes me ill

    Well… if they do decide to go in FPV the entire game I’ll have to use these next two years figure out a way to get more comfortable playing FPV. There’s no way I would let a little thing like simulation sickness get in the way of experiencing a new Silent Hill game!

    Reading comprehension I haz it…

    “Hideo Kojima: Not sure yet. Development is cycling between either allowing players to choose to play the whole game in first person or third person, or keeping it fixed third person and having some areas be first person only. Either way we want to do something with first person. The game will not be out more than likely until 2016, lots of time left.”

    Whelp that’s a relief we will have a choice or limited FPV. Thanks Ethan! I’m a dork.

    - The new game is most likely open world given that that’s what the Fox Engine is meant for. Kojima couldn’t go into more details as this time.

So what do you guys think? Are you more excited to play an entirely FPV Silent Hill or would you prefer a fixed third person view for the majority of the game like the previous titles?



Voices in the Static #21 – Silent Hill Cosplay

Posted By: Whitney   August 15th, 2014 | 3:01 pm

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In this twenty-first episode I’m joined by Avianna, Birgit, and Steven to discuss the wonderful world of Silent Hill cosplay! We discuss how they got their start and their experiences within the cosplay community.

Sorry it took me so long to get this up! I thought I lost the original recording and then with the new SH news… well I got a bit distracted from making the newspost lol

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KOJIMA interview with Geoff Keighley at GamesCom 2014 Re-Cap

Posted By: Whitney   August 13th, 2014 | 12:36 pm

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Watched the press conference! Kojima couldn’t actually say much about Silent Hill unfortunately but highlights regarding Silent Hill include… (starts at 1:19:20)

- Instead of making us pee our pants Kojima wants to make us shit our pants with Silent Hill haha

- P.T. = Playable Teaser

-Kojima wanted to make PT so that people across the world would cooperate and solve it together.

- Had to look like an indie game so they dropped the quality a bit, it was the hardest thing Kojima had to do!

- The name of the studio for P.T. was a clue for Silent Hill. 7780s Studios: In Japan SH sounds like Shizuoka (or written similar I will have to re-watch) so its become a slang term to refer to the game there. 7780 = the Sq Meters of the prefecture and the “s”= Silent Hill

[update] I found this so the Shizuoka = Silent Hill makes a bit more sense

What happens when you take a prefecture’s name written in kanji and change it into English based on the literal meaning of the Chinese characters? Sounds like you’d get a pretty cool name, right? Well, you may be disappointed to find out that Tokyo (東京), the capital of the nation of Japan, in fact simply means “Eastern Capital,” and Kyoto (京都), the former capital, doesn’t fare much better, coming out as, um, “Capital Capital.”

Using a list of Japan’s 47 prefecture names in English, Japanese Twitter user FSseisyun compiled a ranking of the top five names. Let’s take a quick look and see how good the choices were, presented from left to right with their Romanized name, kanji characters and literal translation.

5th place: Aichi (愛知) – Love Knowledge
4th place: Chiba (千葉) – Thousand Leaves
3rd place: Aomori (青森) Blue Forest
2nd place: Shizuoka (静岡) Silent Hill
1st place: Niigata (新潟) Eternal Force Blizzard

- oh and he thought it would take people a week to finish PT he was impressed we did it so fast :)

- Silent Hills (joking) = Plural scariness



It’s Happening! NEW SILENT HILL

Posted By: Whitney   August 12th, 2014 | 4:12 pm

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Okay I can’t post right now because I actually have work to do BUT I wanted to get something up!

P.T. on the PSN store was an interactive teaser for the new Silent Hill made by Kojima and Del Toro with Norman Reedus giving his voice and likeness to the main character!

Okay I have a few minutes! Here’s the exciting news.

So a P.T. playable demo on Playstation 4 was announced at Gamescom and it revealed at the end a teaser for A NEW SILENT HILL GAME from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro!

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Apparently this little demo was just a ruse (I guess?) to announce that a Silent Hill game is in the works since the end of the teaser says that none of the gameplay represents the main title. All we know for now is that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are involved and that the main character is being voiced and modeled after The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus.

I seriously can’t wait…I guess I better get myself a PS4 sometime in the future!

1 hour and 16minutes in
http://www.twitch.tv/soapywarpig/b/557446887

THANK YOU KYLE http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=873305

Here’s a youtube version:

Screens that I took:



Review of Gecco’s Silent Hill Robbie the Rabbit Statue

Posted By: Whitney   July 16th, 2014 | 6:28 am

Better late than never… Am I right? Here’s my review of Gecco’s new Robbie statues!

Looking to purchase a Robbie statue of your own right now? Head over to Big Bad Toy Store!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TMK10005&mode=retail

Check out my previous Red Pyramid Head statue review

Check out my previous Bubble Head Nurse statue review

Check out my previous Heather statue review

Need a second opinion? Check out Silent Hill Paradise’s Review of the Robbie Statues:

Bloody Blue and Pink Review | Souvenir Version Review



Gecco Silent Hill Heather Statue Review

Posted By: Whitney   May 18th, 2014 | 6:02 pm

I know this is super late and all but here’s my video review of Gecco’s new Heather statue!

Enter my 10,000 Fans Give Away to win a Heather statue of your own!

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Looking to purchase a Heather statue of your own? Head over to Big Bad Toy Store!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GEC10000&mode=retail

Need a second opinion? Check out Silent Hill Paradise’s review of Heather:

Gecco’s Silent Hill 3 Heather Mason Statue Review

Check out my previous Red Pyramid Thing Statue and Bubble Head Nurse reviews.



Silent Hill Historical Society 10,000 Fans Give Away!

Posted By: Whitney   May 18th, 2014 | 6:01 pm

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Hey guys!

Silent Hill Historical Society hit 10,000 fans and as a big thank you for the support all these years I’m raffling off a Silent Hill 3 prize pack that includes a brand new Gecco Heather Statue (check out my review here) along with with a tin of Robbie the Rabbit green tea and a Silent Hill 3 Konami E3 postcard.

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To submit an entry you must fill out the form (name and email) below and complete at least one of these steps and confirm it through the app below:

Just liking the page or following on twitter does not mean you are already entered in the raffle. You MUST fill out your name and email on the app below and confirm/submit your likes and follows for your additional entries. You can like and follow me through the app and if you’ve already like the pages and follow me MAKE sure the you confirm and submit through the app below to gain your extra entries!

The more you complete, the more entries you get and therefore the better your chances of winning! This give away is open today until June 16, 2014 at 11:59pm PST and is Open World Wide!

PLEASE NOTE! This contest is open worldwide but because shipping internationally is so expensive winners outside the United States may have to chip in for the shipment of their prize.



Konami wants to know…what is the scariest moment in the Silent Hill Series?

Posted By: Whitney   April 25th, 2014 | 10:46 am

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Celebrating the release of Silent Hill Origins and Shattered Memories on the Playstation Store, Konami Europe wants to know what YOUR top scariest moments are in Silent Hill!

They are looking for short videos made by the fans to describe or re-create their favorite scary moment from the whole Silent Hill series. The best ones will be compiled in a ‘Top Scary Moments in Silent Hill’ video, and shared on all our official social channels.

There will be a call to action video online soon but I was asked to give you guys a heads up a little earlier! You guys have until May 2, 2014 to get those videos in! Once I have more information I will be updating this post.

The video is up! The deadline has been extended to May 11th!



IDW’s Silent Hill Downpour Comic all about Anne has a release date!

Posted By: Whitney   April 21st, 2014 | 8:54 pm

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Well this is some wonderful news! It turns out we will see Anne’s journey through Silent Hill in comic form after all later this year.

During Wondercon 2014 IDW Publishing announced that their upcoming comic lineup includes the Anne prequel comic Tom Waltz teased way back in 2012. This new series will be called Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story and is written by Tom Waltz with interior artwork by Tristan “T-Rex” Jones.

“IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece! In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game’s main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill’s fog-shrouded streets… and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place. Written by Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters).”

The first issue has been given a tentative August 20, 2014 store release and will retail for $3.99. The comic will feature Anne’s side of the story and according to Tom Waltz:

“The entire story is based on a concept by Tomm Hulett, Devin Shatsky, and myself [...] just after the release of the video game”

I am a big fan Waltz’s last Silent Hill comic series, Past Life, released back in 2010. Given that his last series was so good and Waltz also co-wrote the Silent Hill: Downpour, a video game that I also loved, it’s no surprise that right now I have very high hopes that this series will not only be awesome but will make an excellent companion to the game. Also, I don’t know about you guys but I’m still mighty curious what kind of “sick things” Anne had to do to get Murphy transferred to her prison…

Tom Waltz was also kind enough to share some of the different covers which are seen in the gallery below:

The cover featuring Anne’s head cover is by Tristan Jones. The Bogie Man cover is by Justin Randall, who also did variant covers for the Silent Hill: Past Life series. The Anne in the woods with gun cover is by Ilya Kuvshinov. And the full cast cover is by Jose Holder (with colors by Jeremy Colwell).

Source (Tom Waltz and Silent Hill Memories)



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