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My favorite horror game: Eternal Darkness

Happy Halloween, readers! The staff is remembering some of our favorite scary games this week. The first one that came to my mind was the GameCube cult classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. In this game, the scares are more psychological than physical. It contains sanity effects designed to make the player question what the heck more »

Halloween is nothing without a Bongcheon-Dong Ghost video game

So it’s that time again, Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Samhain; a time when we all celebrate the darker side of life. After all, soon it’ll be winter, and it truly will be dark for the better part of our days. I’ve heard that depression is more common during the winter months, and I’d be apt more »

My Favorte Horror Game: ILLBLEED

Before I found my copy of in the basement tucked in a pile of forgotten discs, I wasn’t sure I hadn’t imagined the entire thing. A few hazy images of the game lingered in my memory like fragments of a half-remembered dream, but they couldn’t be real, could they? A giant robotic spider you steal more »

Project Scissors Interview: A Halloween Treat

It’s the spookiest day of the year, and everyone is on edge, expecting scares, tricks, and treats. Well, here’s a treat for you, an interview with Hifumi Kouno, head of Nude Maker and creator of Clock Tower and its forthcoming, spiritual successor, Project Scissors. Hopefully, you’ll consider the chance to learn more about a thrilling more »

The Evil Within: Your Meaty Fate

is a brilliant, shining example of how a potentially excellent game can be thoroughly undermined by clumsy design.  Playing it made for the most wildly inconsistent gaming experience I’ve had in recent memory, eliciting fear, frustration, amusement, disappointment, intrigue, and disgust in equal measure, often within the course of the same level.  The Evil Within‘s more »

Fatal Frame 2 gave me a workout

I’m not generally big on horror games. I liked the Resident Evil series, but if we’re being honest, that contains more action than genuine horror. Yet, I Fatal Fame 2. I didn’t buy it because it was a horror game, though I certainly knew of its reputation as being a game that could invoke real more »

My 2 most-anticipated horror games come out after Halloween

I’m experiencing a bit of a dilemma. Horror games have been making a bit of a comeback, especially this year. Alien Isolation and The Evil Within are two significant, AAA, winter season releases, and are both thoroughly hardcore horror games. I love horror, so I should be happy. But, I’m not. I’m disappointed. I have more »

Resident Evil, BioShock, and P.T. haunt me

In honor of Halloween, we here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel are sharing some anecdotes concerning particularly spooky, scary, or festive video game experiences. Jenni already kicked it off with how Outlast beat her, and now I’m here to share a few short anecdotes about my love for horror. I read Stephen King and Clive more »

The Evil Within Review: A ride on the crazy train

The Evil Within Price: $59.99 System(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 Release Date: Oct.14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bethesda Softworks (Tango) ESRB Rating: “M for Mature” for blood, gore, intense violence October is the month in which we work overtime to scare ourselves and others. Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, has more »

Outlast “beat” me in 15 minutes

In honor of Halloween, we here at Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel are sharing some anecdotes concerning particularly spooky, scary, or festive video game experiences. I’m going to kick it off by talking about Outlast. Namely, how Outlast “beat” me in under 15 minutes. I admit it. I “lost.” Though, to be honest, it isn’t difficult more »

The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo: Slumber party massacre, maybe

Michael Lutz has a distinct talent for making twine games that take ordinary situations and tweak them, revealing an undercurrent of unease that steadily metastasizes into full blown terror. Patrick is a game about a man who’s mistaken for someone else so many times his identity begins to erode. My Father’s Long, Long Legs is more »

Alien: Isolation: A Beautiful place to die

Alien: Isolation is an odd beast, but so is the series that spawned it. The original, 1979, Alien film is a masterpiece of atmospheric tension that could’ve only been made when Ridley Scott was at the height of his directorial hubris, possessed with an obsession for world building. The sci fi technology of Alien seems more »