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Comforts of violence in Papo & Yo

Writer Colette Bennett examines the tragic, emotional violence of addiction explored in the PSN-exclusive Papo & Yo, reconciling it with her personal experience with alcoholism. There are some spoilers for the ending of the game included in this article. My mother is an alcoholic. Growing up w...

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Scared Stiff: Turning a horror trope into a treasure

If it's horror, Colette Bennett knows it. 'Scared Stiff' is a column dedicated to everything frightening gaming has to offer, from ghostly little Japanese girls to flesh eating zombie dogs. Whether you've spent the last two years foraging through horror games, or the last twenty, by now you may ha...

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Scared Stiff: Amnesia and the evolution of the modern horror game

If it's horror, Colette Bennett knows it. This column is dedicated to everything frightening gaming has to offer, from ghostly little Japanese girls to flesh eating zombie dogs. You fumble through the darkness, your feet slopping in the rain. You have no idea where you are or how you even got here...

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