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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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Sepulchre, a free indie horror game from Richard & Alice devs

There are a few reasons Sepulchre may be the perfect game to start off your week: It's a horror point-and-click from Owl Cave, the developers of the intensely emotional, four-star adventure, Richard & Alice It takes place on a train, starring a curious museum curator It's short It's...

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Asylum Jam aims to instill horror without mental health stereotypes

Asylum Jam, a 48-hour game jam scheduled for October 11, will focus on developing horrifying experiences without contributing to the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Participants are to avoid the implementation of asylums, psych wards, medical professionals and insane patients in their...

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Neverending Nightmares Video Preview

Of all the things that developer Matt Gilgenbach could have created after Retro/Grade, a rhythm-based shooter in reverse, a horror game seemed among the least likely. Enter Neverending Nightmares, a horror adventure game inspired by the psychological themes of Silent Hill 2 and the defenseless...

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Fran Bow tells the tortured tale of a girl having a rough time

A "rough time" might be putting it lightly for poor Fran Bow – she stumbles upon the brutally dismembered corpses of her parents, runs into the forest with her precious black cat, passes out and wakes up in a dysfunctional mental institution for children: Oswald Asylum. Fran Bow is a...

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Scare the pants off Sunday with Doorways

It's easy to compare Doorways to Amnesia, a cult classic horror game that has withstood the test of time and PC upgrades. This stems from a few reasons: One, the voice actor in Amnesia, Sam Mowry, voices Thomas Foster in Doorways. And two, we just watched the trailer for Doorways and haven't...

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Benjamin Rivers' Home spooking up iOS this Thursday, OSX this summer

One-man indie development studio Benjamin Rivers' side-scrolling pixel art horror game Home will be available for iOS devices this Thursday, June 20. The Universal App will cost $2.99 and feature new content, new terrifying environments to explore and updated story elements. Rivers has also...

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New info and trailer for Techland's Hellraid

The first few details of Techland Hellraid have been revealed to Eurogamer's Polish site. The game is a horror/fantasy-style first-person RPG using Techland's Chrome Engine 5 to portray melee and spell-based fights with various demons, skeletons, and other bad guys. Just like Dead Island, the game...

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Fatal Frame snaps a selfie on PSN this week

The original Fatal Frame is scheduled to launch on PSN this Tuesday, as revealed on the PlayStation Blogcast. Fatal Frame enters the PSN Store as a PS2 Classic, and it never leaves because that's how horror works. Tecmo's first installment in the Fatal Frame series introduces Miku, a young girl...

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Oculus Rift-enabled horror game Montas looks for Indiegogo funding

Indie horror games are all the rage these days, but the PC and Mac game Montas may just have a unique hook, in that its compatible with the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Developer Organic Humans is seeking $30,000 in funding on Indiegogo, though the studio makes it clear that the...

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