ARCADE FIRE #6: October 27 – November 1st

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By Kevin L. Clark

Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us.

With Halloween soon approaching, we here at the New York Videogame Critics Circle might not be going around the town asking strangers for candy… but surely enjoy thrills and chills. GameCrate‘s Quibian Salazar-Moreno asked a few noted gaming journos and some members of their community to detail what classic survival horror titled scared the bejeezus out of them. You’d be surprise to learn just how many times Silent Hill and Resident Evil actually makes the cut.

There hasn’t been a LEGO set that was worth shelling out a whole lot of dough for until now. Kotaku‘s Gergo Vas highlighted an interesting piece of art that features a MOC GORILLA MECH. To the naked eye, it could come off as a character from the much ballyhooed Half-Life 2 series. Unfortunately, the custom-designed minifigs have been detailed by artist Kosmas Santosa on his website’s official page. All in all, if you were wondering just what to do with your holiday cash — purchasing some gaming-inspired LEGOs could be a just treat.

Ever wondered just how Walt Disney was inspired to do the work that he did? Well, according to Kyle Hilliard over at Game Informer, the House of Mouse has just released a 10-part documentary which will recap the history of how Harmonix and Disney forged an alliance to gift the world Fantasia: Music Evolved. Pegged to the game’s release last week, the captivating piece of cinema, the behind-the-scenes look at Fantasia: Music Evolved gives a strong look at how gaming and illustration go hand-in-hand and how both compliment each other.

If you see anything that you feel is culturally relevant, artistic in merit, or just all-around cool for gamers — please don’t hesitate to let us know @HaroldGoldberg, @KevitoClark, and @HarryRabinowitz.

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