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Weekly horror review: cry of fear

Weekly Horror Review: Cry of Fear

This week, we’re going to look back a little, at what may well be one of the finest (and undoubtedly the most terrifying) Half Life mods ever made. It’s received numerous accolades on both ModDB and IndieDB, it’s been downloaded over five hundred thousand times, and it actually ended up collapsing the ModDB page on…

Indie game of the week: black mesa

Indie Game of The Week: Black Mesa

“All right, Gordon,” the researcher drones over the test chamber’s intercom. “Your suit should keep you comfortable through all this. The specimen will be delivered to you in a few moments. Now, if you would be so good as to climb up and start the rotors…” I already know what’s coming. When the specimen – …

How to avoid bad apps on the google play store

How To Avoid Bad Apps On The Google Play Store

First things first, a little back-story for you: after several years saddled with a series of frustratingly-outdated Blackberry smart-phones, I’ve finally taken my first steps into the modern era – I’ve finally upgraded to Android. I’m rather enjoying the platform so far, and I particularly love the amount of freedom it affords its users. Unfortunately,…

Weekly horror review: alan wake

Weekly Horror Review: Alan Wake

If Stephen King were to make a video game, I’d imagine it’d look a lot like Alan Wake. This lovely yarn has all the trademarks of the father of modern horror, with some X Files mixed in for good measure.  Set in the town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake pits the titular character against…

Indie game of the week: the wolf among us

Indie Game of The Week: The Wolf Among Us

The Big Bad Wolf’s really cleaned himself up since his days of blowing down houses and attacking red-coated young women. Since he and his fellow fairy tale characters fled from The Heartlands to New York (it’s a long story; read Bill Willingham’s Fables comic books.), he’s taken on the role of sheriff in the district…

Weekly horror review: lone survivor

Weekly Horror Review: Lone Survivor

For anyone who’s claimed two dimensional games aren’t terribly frightening, I submit Lone Survivor. The premise of this one’s pretty simple… at first glance. You’re one of the only survivors of a mysterious outbreak that’s turned an entire city into a ravaged, barren wasteland. You’ve been trying to take care of yourself since everything went…

Indie game of the week: bob came in pieces

Indie Game of the Week: Bob Came In Pieces

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Bob. Bob works at an intergalactic call center. Now, most people wouldn’t really be at all pleased with such a position, seeing it as more a means to an end than anything else. Bob, though? He loves it. He gets to lounge around all day, wear whatever he wants, and talk…

Weekly horror review: home

Weekly Horror Review: Home

He’s awakened in a filthy, empty house – one that looks as though it hasn’t been lived in for quite some time. He picks up a nearby flashlight, and is shortly afterwards sickened to realize that he’s sharing the house with a corpse. Suddenly, a frantic thought stabs its way into his mind: where is Rachel?…

Indie game of the week: ‘rogue legacy’

Indie Game of The Week: ‘Rogue Legacy’

The castle rests on a distant hill, as it has for centuries. Balefully as you approach, you mouth its name – “Hamson.” Standing there in front of the gate is a figure your family has come to know well – countless ancestors have died on these grounds, trying to lift the curse that befell both…

Indie game of the week: anodyne

Indie Game of The Week: Anodyne

Anodyne is sort of what I’d imagine The Legend of Zelda would look like if it were designed by Sigmund Freud. Players step into the shoes–and the mind–of Young, a bespectacled protagonist in a white coat. Young has been tasked with exploring the far reaches of his subconscious mind, traveling to a wide array of…

Weekly horror review: white night

Weekly Horror Review: White Night

If you were to make a list of the world’s creepiest and unnerving places, old mental hospitals would definitely rank in the top ten, right next to prisons and the Paris Catacombs. There’s just something inherently unnerving – and undeniably terrifying – about walking through the rusted, abandoned corridors of what must once have been…

7 indie games you have to play

7 Indie Games You Have To Play

Gaming has its roots in independent development. Not a lot of people are actually aware of that. The first video games that were ever made were coded as a hobby; programmers cobbled them together in their spare time then tossed them to the world, hoping someone might find something interesting about them. Some of the…

Horror game of the week: amnesia: rain

Horror Game of The Week: Amnesia: Rain

I’m going to come right out and say it: I love the modding community. As such, you’re likely going to find more than a few mods popping up in my Horror Game of The Week series. You needn’t worry about being directed towards any offal, of course; I’ll only be writing about the most exceptional…

Weekly horror game review: scp: containment breach

Weekly Horror Game Review: SCP: Containment Breach

You don’t really know how you got here – wherever “here” is. The folks running the show at the SCP Foundation aren’t in the habit of explaining themselves, least of all to a Class D. You’re the lowest of the low, one of society’s undesirables–a disposable human guinea pig in the day-to-day operations of the…

What’s with all the launch issues?

What’s With All The Launch Issues?

Hey there, ladies and gents. Let’s talk about Grand Theft Auto Online. More specifically, let’s talk about how the launch of GTA V’s multiplayer component was, for all intents and purposes, an absolute disaster–enough so that Rockstar is actually offering in-game reparations for affected players. Some people couldn’t access the servers. Others couldn’t do anything once…