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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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Snapshot: Anna (PC)

There are so many games out there we couldn't possibly review them all. Welcome to Snapshot, where we highlight games that might fall outside our usual coverage but are still something we think you should know about. Don't fool yourself about what type of game Anna is. Though screenshots may...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Anna

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Dreampainters...

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First screens of Slender: The Arrival show fear in high-def

Slender: The Eight Pages, a free Unity game based on the Slender Man horror meme (the one we have to constantly remind ourselves is not real), has been quietly creeping through the tubes for some time. The Eight Pages is a simplistic yet terrifying romp through an oppressive forest, where players...

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Watch Stan Lee as geriatric Spider-Man in this bizarre trailer

We already knew that Stan Lee's cameo fixation would be seen in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game. At the time, we could only imagine what a playable elderly gentleman, filling in for Peter Parker, might look like. Today we can see it in horrifying detail....

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IndieCade at E3: A Mother's Inferno

A Mother's Inferno begins on a train, travels through the juiciest bowels of Hell, and ends up somewhere in between, covered in neon blood and reeking of vomit and mental decay. It's a short journey, if that helps. A Mother's Inferno, a PC/Mac title at E3's IndieCade from Denmark's National Academy...

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Amnesia dev shares secrets of evolving the horror genre

Frictional Games proved it knows how to make a game that would scare the bejeezus out of Beelzebub himself with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but there's always room for improvement. Frictional's Thomas Grip has compiled a list of 10 items that can "take horror games to the next level," and...

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Bethesda teases first concept of Mikami's 'Zwei,' explains what 'pure survival horror' means

After Tango Gameworks head and veteran game dev Shinji Mikami outed news on his current game, "Project Zwei," to Famitsu earlier this week, publisher Bethesda apparently decided to do its own big debut. In an email missive early this morning, Bethesda announced Mikami's project as "the realization...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs aims to frighten you, even if you know what to expect

Amnesia proved, among other things, that atmosphere is one of the most important aspects in a horror title, trumping jumpy music, grotesque character designs and top-of-the-line graphics -- but now imagine Amnesia's panicked, clammy tone coming from a game as dark and beautiful as Dear Esther. Pure...

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