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Outlast on sale for Halloween, new Whistleblower DLC is already scary

So there's good news and bad news: Outlast, the terrifying asylum game from Red Barrels, is 33 percent off right now, making it just $13. That's the good news. The bad news is that there's also a new expansion for Outlast coming up, and this means we're going to play more Outlast. The first round...

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Don't Starve's free horror mod, The Screecher, turns survival into terror

Halloween is a good holiday for Don't Starve, since it generally involves a hefty amount of eating (candy) and more mad scientists than any other festive day. To celebrate, Don't Starve is half off on Steam, $7.50, and a horror mod called The Screecher is free to all owners. The Screecher turns...

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Learn How To Survive the zombie apocalypse in this trailer

How To Survive is an isometric survival game that pits players against hordes of shambling undead, and as this new trailer points out, the best defense in a situation like that usually involves teamwork, resourcefulness and enough firepower to make George Patton salute from beyond the grave....

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Faceless developer breaks off to run horror-only studio, Fiddlehead

Justin Ross ran into a few problems while developing Faceless, a Half-Life 2 mod that embraced the Slender Man mythos, but in the end that's not why he left development in the hands of teammate Adam Sklar. He wanted to tackle a fresh IP with a monster from his own mind – a bat-like demonoid...

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Second 'Soma' teaser video continues with the mechanical creepiness

Frictional Games unveiled a second teaser video for its latest project, Soma. Labeled "Item 4017: Mockingbird," the video shows a woman talking with a sentient machine, which doesn't quite seem to realize it's a machine. Things get more unsettling when she brings someone new into the...

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Neverending Nightmares heading to PC and Ouya thanks to funding drive

Neverending Nightmares' Kickstarter project concluded with $106,722 in funding yesterday. The horror game is both inspired by games like Silent Hill 2 and Amnesia: The Dark Descent as well as developer Matt Gilgenbach's personal struggles with mental illness. It achieved its funding goals, but not...

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Neverending Nightmares Kickstarter wakes from funding nightmare to funding success

Neverending Nightmares, the semi-autobiographical horror game about depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder from Retro/Grade creator Matt Gilgenbach, has been funded on Kickstarter, but not before a financial mishap caused a fan to pledge $9,000 more than he intended. During the campaign's...

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Audio-only horror game Vanished out now on iOS

Vanished by developer Pixel Heart is a recently launched iOS game that like, doesn't need your fancy graphics, man – in fact, it has none. Vanished is an audio-only horror game, similar in concept to Deep Sea. Vanished places you in a world without light, with no memory of how you got...

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Claire scared in new horror game on Steam Greenlight

A girl and her dog are trapped and stalked in the nightmarish world of Claire, a 2D horror game currently looking for votes on Steam Greenlight and aiming to launch on PC, Mac and Linux. Claire follows the protagonist and her canine companion through several stages of life, in a tale that...

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Why Oculus Rift needs an auto-pause feature for horror games

Think about it. You're playing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – or even worse, Outlast – with an Oculus Rift strapped to your face and headphones growling in your ears, roaming haunted halls in full, immersive 3D. You're peering around corners, waiting for the next monster to leap out...

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