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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is unlike any video game I've ever played. It naturally shares elements with other games, of course. It's played from a first-person perspective. It relies on the familiar structures of mystery and horror. And yes, its inhabitants have a proclivity for scattering their diaries, letters and newspaper clippings everywhere. All of these pie...

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Best of the Rest: Richard's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter The best thing about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter might be tha...

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Best of the Rest: Anthony's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Unlike a surprising number of vocal individuals on the ...

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Gaming for the X-Files Fan's Soul: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Sometimes you have an itch that simply can't be scratched. Characters you loved disappear into the recesses of fanfic and Netflix binge watching, long gone plot threads from dead TV shows, comics, and novels dangling in your memory. What you really want isn't necessarily more of the old stuff. Woul...

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Joystiq Streams: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter blind play giveaway

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is weird. Really weird. So weird that it really has to be seen to be believed. While the Joystiq review certainly had fine things to say about it, Richard Mitchell's bold description of its unsettling strangeness has merely piqued our curiosity rather than sated it...

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Joystiq Weekly: The Cryptarch grows a heart, Alien: Isolation review, N64 turns 18 and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Between the Nintendo 64's birthday and the Pokemon TCG iPa...

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review: Weird tales

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is unlike any video game I've ever played. It naturally shares elements with other games, of course. It's played from a first-person perspective. It relies on the familiar structures of mystery and horror. And yes, its inhabitants have a proclivity for scattering their...

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter due next month, new gameplay video

The appearing of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is nailed in for September 25 on Windows PC, priced at $20 in North America and £15 in the UK on both Steam and GOG. Meanwhile, the "first to console" PS4 version is due sometime in 2015. The Astronauts was founded by the same people who found...

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to appear on PS4

For someone who supposedly vanished, Ethan Carter seems to be getting around. Already announced for PC, it was revealed at Sony's Gamescom press conference today that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will also arrive on PS4. The game promises a spooky, first-person mystery inspired by the likes of H.P...

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter appearing this summer

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a "weird fiction horror" game from some of the developers behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment, will come out of the fog (or wherever it is Mr. Carter vanished to) sometime this summer. Eurogamer reports that the game's creator, Adrian Chmielarz, said to expe...

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Trio of gifs paint The Vanishing of Ethan Carter as pretty, eerie

Screenshots are so 2009, so instead developer The Astronauts has opted to issue three new glimpses at The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in the Internet's favorite movie format, the gif. Problematically, The Astronauts are duly proud of their work and wanted to make these gifs as grand as possible, r...

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