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This Teaser for CARTRIDGE Expands the Infamous Legend of a Haunted Video Game

Some of the most disturbing web legends out there involve video games which have been dangerously altered — whether it be through a horrific curse, the angry spirit of a deceased player, a top-secret mind experiment, or even some combination of the above. Among these tales of dangerous or deadly games, arguably the most enduring and […]

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PETSCOP: The Horrific Mystery Behind This Allegedly Haunted Video Game

There’s an eerie tale unfolding right now on the Internet: Since March 12th, a  YouTuber who calls himself “Paul” has been sporadically uploading videos of PETSCOP — a previously unknown PlayStation One game. The walk-through starts as a cartoony nostalgia trip… but quickly turns into a surreal tale full of cryptic messages, dark clues, and hidden […]

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The Infamous “MAJORA’S MASK Haunting” Claims a New Victim

If you missed our earlier entry about the notorious creepypasta known as “BEN Drowned,” be sure to check that story before reading on… because once you know the context of today’s tale, it will take on a much more disturbing real-life aspect. Have you read it? Good. Buckle up, kids, because the tale of that […]

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THE ELEVATOR RITUAL: Is This VR Horror Game Too Terrifying to Finish?

Horror is virtual reality’s killer app, and developers are creating virtual-reality experiences designed to put you in the middle of the most terrifying situations imaginable. For example, there’s THE ELEVATOR RITUAL: an interactive VR short story that puts the player deep inside a nightmarish urban legend. Out now on the Oculus Rift and loosely based on […]

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NIGHT TERRORS: Is This Mobile Horror Game the POKEMON GO Killer?

Have you ever wanted to live in a survival horror game? Then I’ve got just the app for you. NIGHT TERRORS is a soon-to-be-released mobile game that takes augmented reality away from the kiddies playing POKÉMON GO and uses it to create real world terror, putting you inside an immersive survival horror experience. Made by Novum […]

The Release of DOOM 2016 Reminds Us That Nostalgia Has Value

There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia, but basing our entire popular culture around it probably isn’t a very good idea. The occasional remake or reboot is undeniably fine, but if we continue to eschew original content in favor of repeated trips to an increasingly dry well, that’s all we’re going to get. Recycled ideas, […]

Prepare for PERCEPTION: A First-Person Horror Game With a Blind Protagonist

I’m psyched for PERCEPTION. The upcoming first-person horror game from The Deep End Games features a remarkable gameplay twist: the main character is blind. You play as Cassie, a sightless woman who navigates through the haunted estate on Echo Bluff using echolocation — the sonar-like ability to “see” objects through reflected sound. That would be […]

Why EA’s Epic Game BRüTAL LEGEND Still Deserves to Be Legendary

SILENT HILL 2. RESIDENT EVIL 4. FINAL FANTASY VII. Video games are still in their infancy as an art form, but we are already starting to declare that certain experiences are canonical. These are the games that represented the artistic height of the medium, that rattled our senses and showed us what the art is […]

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Video Game Mind Control: The Wild Legend & Real Story of the Game POLYBIUS

POLYBIUS is one of the greatest legends to come out of the 1980s. It has everything a great 80s story needs: console arcade games, mind control, subliminal messages, men in black from the government, and enough amnesia-inducing triangle-shaped graphics to make an entire generation of gamers forget they ever played it. A few weeks back, […]