The Evil Within – Delicious Evil (Bethesda Underground)

Dripping blood, gooey brains, and terrifying cries of the Haunted. When playing The Evil Within – Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror – you can expect plenty of gruesome sounds that beg to be played with surround speakers or noise -cancelling headphones.

What you wouldn’t expect is how these sounds are engineered. Stomach-turning noises that could make squeamish players lose their lunch are, actually, created by the very foods you might eat during lunch. On a recent trip to Tango Gameworks, the sound team had the Bethesda Underground team (myself included) track down items to create heinous sound effects for the game.

With a short grocery list of cantaloupe and raw beef from sound designer Mashahiro Izumi, we decided to have some fun and surprise him with additional items to throw into the mix.: noodles, marshmallows, potato chips, and more.

The results? The experience was nearly as terrifying as the game itself. Well versed in the arena of Foley work, Izumi-san assaulted the foods we provided with the same tenacity as some of the game’s most challenging opponents.

The Evil Within releases in North America and Europe on Tuesday, October 14th and on October 16th in Australia/New Zealand. Pre-ordering the game today allows you to gain access to the Fighting Chance Pack.

For more details, visit www.theevilwithin.com/preorder

ESO Q&A on PlayStation Blog

Today on PlayStation Blog, ESO Game Director Matt Firor answers some burning questions from PS4 players. Matt tackles questions about PlayStation Plus, the DualShock 4, and more. Here’s a sampling…

@maheirem Will PvE instances, like dungeons, offer a single player mode?

The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO that was designed to give the gamer freedom to play with others, or alone. That said, there are instances and areas that are specifically designed and tuned to be taken on with friends.

Want more answers? Jump to the PS Blog here.

Greatness up for grabs

Remember the Greatness Awaits PlayStation commercial we shared? With tons of leftover props from the shoot, PlayStation.com is allowing you to bid on items using your PlayStation Trophy collection as currency.

It’s a great idea and they still have some Skyrim goodies to auction off this month, including:

  • July 26th at 1:00 PM PST — Dragonborn’s Shield
  • July 30th at 1:00 PM PST – Dragonborn’s Sword
  • July 31st at 1:00 PM PST — Dragonborn’s Stalhrim Mace

For more, visit bidforgreatness.com

Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition Featured in ‘PSN Day 1′ Program

Announced earlier today on the PlayStation Blog, both Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available for purchase on PSN on the same day they’re available in stores.

Dishonored will be available in North America on October 9, 2012, while DOOM 3 BFG Edition arrives in North America on October 16th.

For more details, visit the PlayStation Blog.

New Vegas Companions revealed on PlayStation Blog

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Today on the PlayStation Blog (both in North America and Europe), we’re sharing information on the eight companions that can accompany you in Fallout: New Vegas. As mentioned in previous interviews and coverage, while playing the game, you’ll be able to have one humanoid and one non-humanoid companion at anytime.

Head over to Sony’s blog to meet these handy helpers.