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Never Released 'Silent Hills' Video Game Looked Well Creepy

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Never Released 'Silent Hills' Video Game Looked Well Creepy

A number of games often find themselves being banned due to a plethora of reasons.

Usually it's down to the graphic or controversial nature of the content, like Manhunt 2 here in the UK, which was initially refused classification by the BBFC due to graphic excessive violence and cruelty.

For different countries there are different regulations, as, for example, in the United Arab Nations games like the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption, Saints Row, Watch Dogs and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have all been banned.

There's all sorts of controversies that come with games, too. I'm sure you're all aware of 'Hot Coffee' on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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The glitch was an incomplete mini-game within the game, and was in most cases inaccessible. However, due to a mod released by Patrick Wildenborg, a modder from the Netherlands, people could access it on Microsoft Windows.

People eventually found the same assets for the mini-game to be on the PlayStation2 and Xbox, and could use hacking tools to access it.

Basically, what it was, was Carl 'CJ' Johnson having sex with his chosen girlfriend, with the player having to use controls to dictate rhythm, position and speed.

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Lawsuits were filed over the hidden section of the game, prompting it to be re-assessed with an "Adults Only (AO)" rating, as well as it being recalled.

That's all great, but what's not so good is games that don't even get released.

Silent Hills, a survival horror game developed by Komani and Kojima Productions for PlayStation 4, was cancelled even after a playable teaser for it was released.

It was due to be the ninth installment in the Silent Hill video game series. It was announced in August 2014 via P.T., short for Playable Teaser, which was downloadable for free on the PlayStation network.

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Credit: Komani/Kojima Productions

P.T. was raved about due to its direction, visuals and story complexity, and it served as a great way to whet everyone's whistles for Silent Hills.

"In the past I've mentioned Silent Hill in interviews, and as a result of that the president of Konami rung me up and said he'd like me to make the next Silent Hill," Hideo Kojima said. "Honestly, I'm kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I'm not confident I can do it.

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"At the same time, there's a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it's something I can do. That said, I think Silent Hill has a certain atmosphere. I think it has to continue, and I'd love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the Fox Engine, then I'd love to participate in that respect."

In March 2015 there were reported fall outs within the Komani company, with Kojima and some other members of staff allegedly ready to leave. In the end they didn't leave, however, it was announced by Komani that Silent Hills was being cancelled and P.T. was being pulled from the PlayStation Network.

A petition was made by those who were eagerly anticipating the game's release, which received 194,279 signatures in a year.

Makes you think what could have been.

Featured Image Credit: Komani/Kojima Productions

Mark McGowan
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