Looking Back At P.T., Kojima's Silent Hill Game That Never Was

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Looking Back At P.T., Kojima's Silent Hill Game That Never Was

By design, P.T. was supposed to be a mystery. Announced at Gamescom 2014 during PlayStation's press conference, the "playable teaser" from the not-actually-real developer 7780s Studio dropped on the PlayStation Store for free to little fanfare initially; a scary little oddity people downloaded out of curiosity. The twist however was that P.T. was something much more than a new game from an unheard-of studio — it was the reveal of a brand-new Silent Hill game called Silent Hills. And it was being made by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro and starred Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus. Over time, legendary horror manga author Junji Ito would be attached to the project. 

And then the game was canceled, a victim of the very-public breakup between Kojima and his longtime employer, Konami. Barely an hour long, it's since been called one of the scariest games of all time, despite not much being known about Silent Hills beyond the teaser, which Konami actually pulled from the PlayStation Store, making it inaccessible to anyone that didn’t already download it. 

In a twist of fate, the biggest mystery surrounding P.T. was no longer the secret reveal it contained. The biggest mystery became what exactly Silent Hills was. 

Looking Back At P.T., Kojima's Silent Hill Game That Never Was

about X hours ago from
Looking Back At P.T., Kojima's Silent Hill Game That Never Was

By design, P.T. was supposed to be a mystery. Announced at Gamescom 2014 during PlayStation's press conference, the "playable teaser" from the not-actually-real developer 7780s Studio dropped on the PlayStation Store for free to little fanfare initially; a scary little oddity people downloaded out of curiosity. The twist however was that P.T. was something much more than a new game from an unheard-of studio — it was the reveal of a brand-new Silent Hill game called Silent Hills. And it was being made by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro and starred Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus. Over time, legendary horror manga author Junji Ito would be attached to the project. 

And then the game was canceled, a victim of the very-public breakup between Kojima and his longtime employer, Konami. Barely an hour long, it's since been called one of the scariest games of all time, despite not much being known about Silent Hills beyond the teaser, which Konami actually pulled from the PlayStation Store, making it inaccessible to anyone that didn’t already download it. 

In a twist of fate, the biggest mystery surrounding P.T. was no longer the secret reveal it contained. The biggest mystery became what exactly Silent Hills was. 

Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Stage Recreated In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

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Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Stage Recreated In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater are wildly different franchises, but each is iconic in its own right. Now the worlds are colliding in a pretty epic fan-made level that pretty accurately recreates the Super Smash Bros. Hyrule stage within Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. 

The level creator is nothing short of amazing, but it is not without limitations. Those limitations in mind, this Tony Hawk fan did an incredible job at staying faithful to the Hyrule Stage while still able to shred it up in perfect form.

As one Restera user pointed out, the creator did a phenomenal job at making sure to scale the map accordingly, versus focusing on going vertical and losing the functionality of the park itself. 

Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Stage Recreated In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

about X hours ago from
Super Smash Bros. Hyrule Stage Recreated In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater are wildly different franchises, but each is iconic in its own right. Now the worlds are colliding in a pretty epic fan-made level that pretty accurately recreates the Super Smash Bros. Hyrule stage within Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. 

The level creator is nothing short of amazing, but it is not without limitations. Those limitations in mind, this Tony Hawk fan did an incredible job at staying faithful to the Hyrule Stage while still able to shred it up in perfect form.

As one Restera user pointed out, the creator did a phenomenal job at making sure to scale the map accordingly, versus focusing on going vertical and losing the functionality of the park itself. 

Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

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Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the time-honored tradition of hinting to your friends, family, and partners about the gifts you’d like to receive. We’re here to help, with a curated list of some of our favorite stuff from across the worlds of toys, collectibles, tech, tabletop games, active gear, and home decor. Feel free to casually leave this article sitting open on the table, with certain picks enthusiastically circled. Good luck! Read more...

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Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

about X hours ago from
Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the time-honored tradition of hinting to your friends, family, and partners about the gifts you’d like to receive. We’re here to help, with a curated list of some of our favorite stuff from across the worlds of toys, collectibles, tech, tabletop games, active gear, and home decor. Feel free to casually leave this article sitting open on the table, with certain picks enthusiastically circled. Good luck! Read more...

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Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

about X hours ago from
Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the time-honored tradition of hinting to your friends, family, and partners about the gifts you’d like to receive. We’re here to help, with a curated list of some of our favorite stuff from across the worlds of toys, collectibles, tech, tabletop games, active gear, and home decor. Feel free to casually leave this article sitting open on the table, with certain picks enthusiastically circled. Good luck! Read more...

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Meet The New Wall Crawler In Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Meet The New Wall Crawler In Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Few comic characters have the opportunity to break as big as Miles Morales. Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man is one of the biggest characters in pop culture, so there was a real chance the Miles would get overshadowed by Peter’s lasting legacy. Instead, in less than ten years, Miles has risen to become a defining character in his own right and an important piece of the Marvel Universe. However, if you’re still relatively unfamiliar with Miles, we put together this handy overview. Here is everything you need to know about Miles Morales before playing Insomniac's upcoming open-world superhero romp.

Miles Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 in the comic Ultimate Fallout #4. In interviews, Bendis has stated that he was inspired to create Miles when he saw Donald Glover in a Spider-Man outfit on an episode of NBC’s sitcom Community, which in turn was a nod to the online campaign to secure Glover an audition for the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. For Miles’ new look, Pichelli designed a black and red consume, which paid homage to Peter Parker’s original design while still feeling fresh.

Meet The New Wall Crawler In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Meet The New Wall Crawler In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Few comic characters have the opportunity to break as big as Miles Morales. Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man is one of the biggest characters in pop culture, so there was a real chance the Miles would get overshadowed by Peter’s lasting legacy. Instead, in less than ten years, Miles has risen to become a defining character in his own right and an important piece of the Marvel Universe. However, if you’re still relatively unfamiliar with Miles, we put together this handy overview. Here is everything you need to know about Miles Morales before playing Insomniac's upcoming open-world superhero romp.

Miles Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 in the comic Ultimate Fallout #4. In interviews, Bendis has stated that he was inspired to create Miles when he saw Donald Glover in a Spider-Man outfit on an episode of NBC’s sitcom Community, which in turn was a nod to the online campaign to secure Glover an audition for the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. For Miles’ new look, Pichelli designed a black and red consume, which paid homage to Peter Parker’s original design while still feeling fresh.

Meet The New Wall Crawler In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

about X hours ago from
Meet The New Wall Crawler In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Few comic characters have the opportunity to break as big as Miles Morales. Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man is one of the biggest characters in pop culture, so there was a real chance the Miles would get overshadowed by Peter’s lasting legacy. Instead, in less than ten years, Miles has risen to become a defining character in his own right and an important piece of the Marvel Universe. However, if you’re still relatively unfamiliar with Miles, we put together this handy overview. Here is everything you need to know about Miles Morales before playing Insomniac's upcoming open-world superhero romp.

Miles Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 in the comic Ultimate Fallout #4. In interviews, Bendis has stated that he was inspired to create Miles when he saw Donald Glover in a Spider-Man outfit on an episode of NBC’s sitcom Community, which in turn was a nod to the online campaign to secure Glover an audition for the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. For Miles’ new look, Pichelli designed a black and red consume, which paid homage to Peter Parker’s original design while still feeling fresh.