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League of Legends' Halloween event is positively Harrowing

The Harrowing, League of Legends' Halloween-themed event, has begun. To celebrate the spookiest of holidays, developer Riot Games has released two new skins, three new player icons, re-released more than a dozen old skins, introduced a new mode and produced a new cinematic video explaining the...

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All five prior Scream Fortress maps return to Team Fortress 2

To prepare players for the imminent horror of a new Scream Fortress map, Team Fortress 2 developer Valve has made all five of its previous Scream Fortress releases available to players at no charge. As its punny name suggests, a Scream Fortress map is a Team Fortress 2 map designed to be extra...

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PSN Sale of the Dead is 2 weeks of spooky game discounts

PSN is a scary place right now. The Sale of the Dead starts today, offering discounts of up to 65 percent – and 80 percent for Plus members – on a lineup of games over two weeks. On sale in the first week's round is Dante's Inferno ($6.50, $3.90 for Plus), Dead Space 2 ($6.50, $3.90 for...

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Valve 'underestimated' desire for Dota 2 event, explains lack of Diretide

Last year, Valve ran a special in-game event for Dota 2, called "Diretide," to coincide with the real-world event of Halloween. This year, Diretide was nowhere to be found, and it's only been just recently that Valve explained why. So why no Diretide this year? According to a post on the Dota 2...

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Indie Royale bundle celebrates Halloween with Organ Trail and more

A new, spooky Indie Royale bundle is available to purchase at a current minimum price of $5.24. The Halloween 2 pack includes eight games: Organ Trail: Director's Cut, Dark Fall: Lost Souls, Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart, Rise of the Ravager, Exceed 2nd: Vampire REX, Alien Zombie...

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Two old ghosts argue in Team Fortress 2's Halloween update

Now through November 11, Team Fortress 2 is celebrating All Hallow's Eve with a new "Scream Fortress" update including a custom Payload Race map replete with spooky skeletons, magic spells and two bickering old men. The custom map is Helltower, where the Red and Blu teams must each push their...

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Steam scares up some deals with a Halloween sale

Steam's streak of holiday sales continues unabated. The Steam Halloween sale, which runs until November 1 and sees discounts extended to numerous "creepy" games, is currently underway. Sorry, wallet. Highlights include Benjamin Rivers' Home for $.74, Darksiders for $4 and Darksiders 2 for $10,...

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams updates with new Halloween level

Indie developer Black Forest Games has released a new Halloween-themed level for its Kickstarter-funded 2.5D platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and its PC follow-up Rise of the Owlverlord. Today's free update extends the sisters' dimension-shifting adventure with a lengthy and...

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Minecraft treats Xbox players to Halloween texture pack

Minecraft on Xbox 360 is getting into the spirit of the season with a Halloween-themed texture pack, available now through November 3 on the Xbox Marketplace. You can spookify your world by adding ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and more for the low, low price of free. Even Internet monster Slenderman...

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Prices plummet on 3DS, Wii U Resident Evil games

To celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, Capcom has slashed prices on its Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Resident Evil games by a sizable 50 percent. From now until the end of October, prospective bio-weapon slayers will find the Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations priced at $20 on the...

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