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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review: Forgetting who you are

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has made me question my sanity, or, at least, it's made me question my memories of playing the original Amnesia: The Dark Descent nearly three years ago. Admittedly, I don't have an acute recollection of the entire experience, but the sheer, overriding terror that The...

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PS4 [Update: trailer, screens]

British development studio thechineseroom, the developers behind Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, is preparing a PS4 game called Everbody's Gone to the Rapture. We were only given a brief glimpse during Sony's Gamescom keynote, but we noticed some strong Ico overtones....

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs sn-out in September

Amnesia indirect sequel A Machine for Pigs is set to finally freak out on September 10, priced at a 20 percent off pre-order tag of $16 on GOG. The follow-up to The Dark Descent was first slated for around this time last year, but saw delays as the PC, Mac, and Linux survival horror grew from a...

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The Chinese Room job listings call out next-gen game for 2015

British development studio thechineseroom, the outfit you may remember for its work on Dear Esther and the upcoming Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, is working on an open-world, first-person game for next-generation consoles. "We have just signed a development deal with a major publisher and are...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed to late summer

Frictional Games has pushed back the release date of its Amnesia: The Dark Descent follow-up A Machine for Pigs, citing a need to optimize the game on multiple fronts. "We are optimizing, tweaking and in general putting [our] expertise to good use," Frictional Games co-founder Jens Nilsson...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed once more to Q2 2013

An official blog post from Frictional Games now says that the publisher's Amnesia: The Dark Descent followup, subtitled A Machine for Pigs, is due out not in "early 2013," as last stated, but in "Q2 2013," which means in April of this year or later. That's another slight delay for the title, which...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will take lessons from Dear Esther

One of the keys to creating Dear Esther, said thechineseroom's Dan Pinchbeck, was allowing the player as much control over the narrative as possible. Speaking at a panel during GDC Europe, Pinchbeck addressed the intentional ambiguity of Dear Esther, saying that it gave players more freedom, thus...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs delayed to 2013

Excellent news for the sanity of survival horror fans everywhere: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will not be making its intended 2012 launch. Originally slated to arrive in time for Halloween, A Machine for Pigs will now be released in early 2013, thechineseroom creative director Dan Pinchbeck said in...

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Scared Stiff: Amnesia and the evolution of the modern horror game

If it's horror, Colette Bennett knows it. This column is dedicated to everything frightening gaming has to offer, from ghostly little Japanese girls to flesh eating zombie dogs. You fumble through the darkness, your feet slopping in the rain. You have no idea where you are or how you even got...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs dev teases ... um, a pig monster

The terror of Frictional's first Amnesia game never involved the almost comical squeals of a pig wielding what sounds like an axe. In Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, that's all gonna change. See – er, hear – for yourself in the latest teaser, above....

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