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Rock of Ages F2P on Steam this weekend, celebrates spooky times

Rock of Ages is joining the season fun with a PC update that includes a redesigned matchmaking system, the ability to practice against the AI while waiting for online opponents, and most importantly of all, a new ghost boulder with cool cloth physics. That's right – cool cloth physics. Tell...

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Minecraft XBLA gets a pack full of skins for Halloween

"The Minecraft Halloween skin pack" sounds like a disgusting bag filled with blocky bits of flesh. The real Minecraft XBLA skins are almost as gross, but in a more charming, less messy way. The Halloween skin pack includes 55 new, creepy character designs donated by developers around the world, and...

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Angry Birds Seasons calls out the Haunted Hogs

The Halloween installment of Angry Birds Seasons adds 30 new levels and ghost bricks, along with some quirky-creepy music, if what's in the trailer gets transferred to the game itself. The Haunted Hogs update is live now – smash some pumpkins without the mess!...

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League of Legends unmasks Elise the Spider Queen, more for Halloween

League of Legends is celebrating LoLoween this year with a new champion named Elise the Spider Queen, a remake of the Twisted Treeline map, and a set of Sinister Skins for Elise, Hecarim, Maokai and Twisted Fate. Peep the Spider Queen and her Twisted Trees below....

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Battlefield Heroes gets new map, weapons with special Halloween content

EA's free-to-play Battlefield Heroes shooter is going trick-or-treating with a new set of Halloween content, as seen in the trailer above and the gallery below. The holiday update will bring a brand new map called the Perilous Port, as well as new Machete weapons, and a few different spooky items...

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Natural Selection 2 treats us to alien slaughter on October 31

Natural Selection 2 is really pushing that October release window it set up in September; it's now due out on October 31. The original Natural Selection mod came out on October 31, 2002, precisely 10 years prior to its sequel's launch date. "As the old saying goes, 'you've bitten off more than you...

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Minecraft's latest snapshot has a witchy woman

Minecraft is getting a Halloween-related update in October, and among a slew of other changes (including updated sounds) a new creature is being added to the game. She's a witch! Mojang developer Nathan "Dinnerbone" Adams said the witch will be a ranged attacker, and will use the "Testificate"...

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Team Fortress 2 needs your spooky Halloween designs

Valve has issued a call to arms for all amateur Team Fortress 2 item designers, charging them with the responsibility of filling the game's Steam Workshop with as many spooky, gross or otherwise Halloween-y items as possible before the scaring season officially begins on October 1. Incidentally,...

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Gears of War 3 celebrates Halloween with pumpkin heads

Have you loaded up some multiplayer in Gears of War 3 yet today? You may notice something festive: all players now have gigantic cartoonish pumpkin heads in celebration of Halloween. The video above was captured and sent in by one of our readers. Overall, it's a pretty neat nod to the...

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Joystiq's favorite unintentionally scary games

Earlier today, we brought you one brave admission of childhood trauma caused by a game you wouldn't normally think of as scary. Now, the Joystiq staff is chiming in with their own tales of games that, despite not being traditional "horror" games, still managed to inspire absolute horror. Let...

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