Junji Ito x Pokemon ⊟
Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”
The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.
Game Freak told us they were freaky.
Oh my god
Let the darkest gaming legends unfold…
Based on the creepiest Gaming Urban Legends, this series of book cover style art prints explores the history of gaming at its most chilling!
Ben Drowned - A young man buys a mysterious N64 cart at a yard sale and documents the strange experiences he has whilst playing it. Is it just a glitch, or are there ghostly forces at work?
Lavender Town Syndrome - The early nineties saw the release of one of the most successful Gameboy games of all time - but did one of that game’s songs have dark consequences for those that listened to it?
Polybius - Portland, Oregon. 1981. An odd arcade cabinet begins to appear overnight in regional arcades - This is ‘Polybius’, a highly addicting space shooter that has strange, inexplicable effects on the gamers that play it. Even more curiously, it seems that each evening, data from the cabinets is collected by men in black suits. Soon after, it disappears from arcades forever.
Evil Otto - Has a game ever been responsible for actually killing a player? The evidence is unclear, but in the case of Evil Otto - it just might be the case…
Available for a limited time on GAMETEE Here
Dark Gaming Urban Legends (Gametee Halloween 2014) - By AJ Hateley
Vampire Hunter Kit
"Cased vampire killing kit, in a rosewood and ebony case with inlaid silver stringing and mother-of-pearl inlaid plaque. Contents include a black powder percussion 2-barrel pistol, a powder horn and bullet mold, bone handled dagger with crucifix, three small crucifixes, mallet and two wooden stakes, book of common prayer, two small framed portraits of Jesus, holy water and four glass vials with crystals. 4"H x 16"W x 9.75"D, Circa - 19th C". [Propnomicon]
Pitting plants against each other in a real-time natural selection battle, this week on our Design and Violence blog.
[Tim Simpson (British, b. 1982). Natural Deselection. 2006. Potted sunflowers, sensors, mechanical shears, retort stands, and video (1:48 min.), 47.2 x 23.6 x 23.6” (120 x 60 x 60 cm). Photograph by Dominic Tschudin. Images courtesy of Dominic Tschudin/the artist]
I keep telling people that angels aren’t cute, fluffy beings, but are really scary as hell.
Maybe they’ll believe me now…
As much as I do love cute, fluffy angels, I agree! I seem to recall the Bible explicitly stating that angels are fucking terrifying. And these capture that so well, in addition to being beautifully done!