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DEAD RISING 4 is Now Official: Zombie Smasher Frank West is Back!

It wasn’t exactly a well-kept secret, but Microsoft today officially confirmed that DEAD RISING 4 will be released in time for Christmas, and Frank West is back as its main character. With artificial snow drifting onto the audience at its 2016 E3 press conference to set the holiday mood, Microsoft showed off an incredible launch trailer […]

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The Upcoming Horror Video Game AGONY is Set in Hell Itself!

Get ready to go to Hell. Madmind Studio has just announced AGONY — a first-person survival horror game where you must escape the ultimate prison: Hell itself. You begin your journey through The Underworld as a tormented soul with no memories and no physical body. You move through the world by possessing the people and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Watch This Brutally Terrifying Gameplay Preview For OUTLAST 2!

Horror gamers: Your day is about to get so much better. More than ten minutes of gameplay footage from survival horror game OUTLAST 2 has been released from PAX East this weekend, and it looks remarkable. Check it out: The stripped-down suspense and no-mercy brutality that made developer Red Barrels’ OUTLAST a surprise hit are back, as […]

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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, […]

Films 

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE VIDEO GAME — Building a Perfect Monster

Wes Keltner understands the pressure that comes with getting what you’ve always wanted. Keltner, the founder and creative director of Gun Media, is a longtime fan of 1980s slasher movies. His company recently acquired the game rights to FRIDAY THE 13TH and he, co-creator Ronnie Hobbs, and the rest of the Gun crew are hard at […]