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DOWNWELL Review: Like An Ice Cold Beer

If you’re the kind of person that hates that faux retro aesthetic that has plagued indie games for the last number of years, look away now, this is your Halloween nightmare come to pass. Downwell doesn’t just wear its retro influence on its sleeve, it bathes in it. Downwell harkens back to an age where […]

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31 Days of Horror: IT FOLLOWS

A young girl is pursued endlessly by a supernatural being after a sexual encounter passes it onto her. A ghostly STD, if you will. The creature takes on the shapes and forms of other people, stalking relentlessly down a daisy chain of consensual sex, with the view of mutilating and murdering its quarry, before moving […]

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31 Days of Horror: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (NES)

It’s that time of year again, eh? Scary things, ghosts, goblins, bats, and so on. We’re gonna travel back in time for this next entry to the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Developed by Rare and published by LJN, A Nightmare on Elm Street brought a simple but fun experience to gamers back in 1990. […]

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31 Days of Horror: TOKYO GHOUL (Season 1)

In modern-day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive […]

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31 Days of Horror: HOME

It’s where the heart is, it’s the place where we can realize what’s inside of us, it’s where we can confidently open up and allow our true selves to be exposed. There is no greater relief than returning to that place of familiarity and comfort. Home is a pixel adventure horror game by Benjamin Rivers […]

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31 Days of Horror: UNDER THE SKIN

A strange being from another world wearing the skin of Scarlet Johannson travels around modern-day Scotland in an anonymous white transit van, collecting lonely men and taking them to a strange ethereal world, where they seem to be harvested for some nefarious purpose. Probably to make McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Along the way, she starts to […]

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EGX 2015: What We Played — Part 2

If you’re here without reading part one, then you might want to go read that. Let’s dive right in. EGX 2015 was huge, and the games were bigger. We managed to tick off every major title we wanted to get our paws on while also having a quick nosy at a few indie gems too. […]

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PS Plus Games Announced for October — But What Happened to ‘Vote to Play’?

A post over at the PlayStation Blog has revealed an exciting October line up of free games for PS Plus subscribers. Topping off this coming month’s selection will be the intense, side-scrolling platformer Super Meat Boy and Double Fine’s latest adventure, Broken Age.  Edmund McMillen, who brought us the crucial must-play title Binding of Isaac, has finally brought its […]

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31 Days of Horror: UNTIL DAWN

One year after the tragic loss of two friends during a weekend getaway, eight friends reunite in an attempt to heal old wounds. However, as soon as the group gathers, things start to feel a bit off — and not just the usual ‘reuniting at the haunting mountain lodge where your friends’ died, on the anniversary of their death’ kind of […]

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Post-GamerGate: I am a Gaming Journalist (Opinion)

Gaming, as a hobby, has certainly dealt with its fair share of controversy over the years, from the moral panic of the 90s, to claims of social stagnation. But the GamerGate movement and the controversy surrounding it was a new world, entirely. This wasn’t another case of simple misunderstanding levied by individuals outside of gaming, […]

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