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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" huma...

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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, th...

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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 holida...

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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 t...

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Ecco the Dolphin: unexpected terror in the deep blue sea

It's Halloween, the day we all turn our attention to all things spoooooooky. In honor of this occasion, Heidi Kemps makes a convincing case for the secret scariness of the seemingly non-horror-oriented Ecco the Dolphin. Later, the Joystiq staff will share their own picks for unintentionally frighten...

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Scream Fortress 2 returns with new comic, costumes and at least one haunted eyeball

If you've ever wondered why fanatical Valve devotees are so fanatically devoted, this is exactly why. The company's titles have an excellent sense of humor, sure, but its fun, intelligent stuff like this that endears the development studio to the hearts of gamers everywhere. In celebration of ...

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Limbo pumpkin is as eerie and beautiful as the game itself

We may not have held a pumpkin carving contest this year, but that didn't stop Joystiq pun'kin' veteran Dennis C. from creating a hauntingly gorgeous gourd for us all to gaze upon. Recreating two of the most nerve-racking scenes from Limbo's forest area, this carved masterpiece serves as an exa...

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