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Games Reviews 6.0

‘Call of Cthulhu’ Review: Fun, But Crafted Without Love

Alex Aldridge
How often do you experience a video game with glaring flaws that you still enjoy, even if those flaws remain constant throughout the experience? In today’s digital world full of instant feedback and big opinions, can a game truly just be ‘fine’ anymore? Call of Cthulhu is most definitely full...
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2018 London Film Festival: ‘The Cannibal Club’ is About Sex, Eating People and Not Much Else

Redmond Bacon
When you are so rich that you don’t need to work, and you have everything you could ever possibly need, what else is there for you to do? According to The Cannibal Club, a porno-horror satire of the Brazilian upper-class, you have lots of sex and eat lots of people....
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The Leading Ladies of Horror Games: or the Neglected, Orphaned, Girls of Insane Asylums

Joanna Nelius
Have you ever taken a cold, hard look at the childhoods of female protagonists in horror games? Many of them have been orphaned or abandoned, or put into a mental asylum or orphanage, or some combination of those.
Blog

Cyberpunk 1994: ‘System Shock’ Source Port Update Released

Andrew Vandersteen
Anyone and everyone is familiar with System Shock 2, the massively influential sci-fi horror title that’s the direct predecessor to Dead Space, Bioshock, and Alien: Isolation among others. But people sometimes forget that the 2 in System Shock 2 means there’s a first one, and the original Origin title sometimes goes overlooked. Thankfully there’s Nightdive...
Features

‘Dead Space’ and the Power of Confinement

Matthew Dawson
Even from the opening twenty minutes of Dead Space’s somewhat iconic introduction, the player feels trapped. Nothing on the ship is working. All the lights are off. There’s no crew to be seen or heard. The only other voices are those of the rescue team that you’re walking shoulder to
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Cam’ is Peak Internet Horror

Thomas O'Connor
Cam Directed by Daniel Goldhaber Written by Isa Mazzei 2018/USA The internet is a scary place. But it’s just the internet, right? At least, that’s what you tend to hear whenever someone falls victim to online violence like harassment, hate speech or even identity theft. Because it often (though not...
Indie Reviews PC Reviews 9.0

‘The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence’: A Harrowing Return

Nate Brown
Two years ago, Novectacle released a visual novel called The House in Fata Morgana. It is an incredible experience and features a very deep, well-written story that analyzed many unspoken human emotions. Now, in 2018, a prequel to this game has arrived: The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for