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‘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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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.
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‘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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Fear Transcends Cultural Boundaries in ‘Detention’

Kyle Rogacion
Detention Developer(s): RedCandleGames Publisher(s): RedCandleGames, Coconut Island Games, AGM PLAYISM Platform(s): PC, macOS, Linux, PS4 Reviewed on: PC Release date(s): January 13, 2017 (PC, macOS, Linux) / October 3, 2017 (PS4) Links: Website | Steam | Facebook The uncanny valley, a sociocultural phenomenon first hypothesized by Masahiro Mori, proposes “that...
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A Look at Some Lesser Known Survival Horror Gems

Shane Dover
Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience. It's a genre that's dipped in and out of fashion, but never truly disappeared.d thriving is a
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‘Fatal Frame’ – Fighting Frights with Film

Taylor Smith
By the early 2000s the modern definition of “survival horror” had been established thanks to the success of games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. There were plenty of clones that stuck to the mold these two franchises established, such as Capcom’s own Dino Crisis and SEGA’s Deep Fear. There...
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‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’ is the Ultimate in Gothic Disturbia

Mike Worby
Much like the first Amnesia title, A Machine for Pigs is engrossing from the very outset. While dropping you into a world with absolutely zero memory of how you got there has become something of a cliche for both gaming and storytelling purposes, the Amnesia series is proof positive that...