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Horror game Uncanny Valley can't hold onto its flashlight

You're Tom, a security guard at a corporate facility deep in the mountains, and you have the night shift. To help pass the time, you grab a flashlight and explore the cavernous building. You walk down dark hallways, through meat-packing rooms and offices with anatomical diagrams on the walls &nda...

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Microsoft shows off prototype avatar that will haunt your dreams

Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie wants to show you the haunting bridge his team has built over the uncanny valley. Employing Kinect hardware and custom PC software, the research team at Microsoft has created an unnervingly realistic new avatar that can handle text-to-s...

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Real Bowser stalks our nightmares

Back in March, this realistic depiction of Mario made us hide beneath our beds, though that was nothing compared with the horrors of what followed. Now, some twisted internet japester has reinvented Bowser in a similar fashion. Gone is the happy-go-lucky Bowser, the ultimately lovable, pantomime-esq...

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Real Mario just got a lot scarier

If a the above image wasn't enough of a scare for you, then know that some person who is very much interested in causing you nightmares has decided to go and animate the thing. That's right, this "real-life Mario" now actually speaks and blinks its eyes. We suggest you only click through to the ani...

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Super Real Mario Brother is super unpleasant

Poor Mario. Thanks to this simulated image of what he might look like in real life, the internet has turned against him. You often don't hear words like "creepy" and "pedophile" associated with the portly plumber, but with this picture, it's hard to think anything else. Even so, this image (which ...

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Heavy Rain devs have "conquered" the Uncanny Valley

Quantic Dream, developers of the mysterious Heavy Rain title, let their co-founder, Guillaume de Fondaumière, talk about development of their game. First off, Guillaume (we'd like to call him Fondie, but we'd hate to be so informal) claimed having their own motion capture studio was more usef...

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