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6:45 PM on 01.13.2014

Outlast is the next free PS Plus game for PS4 owners

In a blurb posted to Facebook, Red Barrels has announced that the PlayStation 4 version of Outlast will be free for PlayStation Plus members in February. The first-person survival horror title blew up on PC thanks to positive...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Rain World looks AMAZING, stars a slugcat

Look at that art. That animation. That slugcat. I saw glimpses of Rain World long enough ago that I had forgotten about it. How did I forget about this!? The liquidity of cats is a common joke as we watch internet videos of...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Creative Assembly talks about goals for Alien: Isolation

We've already talked a lot about Alien: Isolation today. Like, so much. We've shared the game's announcement, a hands-on preview, and what Isolation has in common with Colonial Marines.  So, we're going t...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 01.07.2014

Full DayZ beta set to arrive sometime in 2014

Right now DayZ is in its alpha stage, and though thousands of people all across the world are heartily enjoying it, many of you want to wait until the more stable beta phase. You may be waiting a while though, as the beta is ...

Chris Carter





1:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Don't Starve is hitting the PS4 today, free on PS Plus

Last year, Don't Starve hit the PC and took the community by storm. Although the game looks incredibly unique, there's an insane layer of depth there due to its genius design. Today, you can pick the game up on the PlayS...

Chris Carter



Alien: Isolation captures the mood of Ridley Scott's film photo
Alien: Isolation captures the mood of Ridley Scott's film
by Brett Makedonski

Have you ever been hunted? I haven't (in a videogame or, thankfully, real life). Some games make veiled attempts to simulate the sense, but as long as you learn and know the correct order of operations, they usually don't take much to best. Alien: Isolation made me feel as if I was being hunted for the first time ever. It competently thrusts you into the role of the prey, and as a result, it is completely f*cking terrifying.

Before my 40 minute hands-on demo with Isolation, key developers from Creative Assembly gave a very short briefing on the studio's intentions with the game. First and foremost, it wanted to get back to the roots of survival horror by making a game based on the original survivor horror movie, Ridley Scott's Alien. In the developers' eyes, the best way to do this was to "re-Alien the Alien."

What they meant by this is that they wanted players to always have the Xenomorph on their minds, regardless of the situation. A "low frequency, high impact" approach to brushes with the Alien was their aim. They cited Hannibal and Jaws -- two fixtures of horror movie culture -- as examples of incredibly effective characters despite having very little screen time. However, perhaps their most effective strategy to re-Aliening the Alien is including only one Xenomorph in Isolation.

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Alien: Isolation is nothing like Colonial Marines photo
Alien: Isolation is nothing like Colonial Marines
by Brett Makedonski

There we were. The same notion on everyone’s mind, whether they liked it or not. Members of the press conflicted in their reluctant eagerness to address, key developers dreading the topic altogether. It clouded the air, enough to make everyone slightly uncomfortable with its inevitability. It was the Xenomorph-impregnated elephant in the room.

How did the reaction to Aliens: Colonial Marines affect your work on Alien: Isolation?”

I’ll be the first to admit – the question is wholly unfair. Creative Assembly has been working on Isolation for more than three years now. It had a very distinct vision for its game long before anyone knew how Colonial Marines would turn out. Still, it needed to be asked. Fair or not, Isolation will be directly compared to Colonial Marines by both critics and fans alike.

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Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise photo
Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise
by Brett Makedonski

After months of rampant Internet speculation, Sega has finally revealed that Alien: Isolation is the new title in the Alien(s) franchise, and that it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Total War series. True to its non-plural namesake, Isolation will be a survival horror game in the same vein as Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece.

Alien: Isolation tells the story of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of the movie series' protagonist, Ellen Ripley. Amanda has been plagued since childhood by the mysterious disappearance of her mother after the loss of the Nostromo. Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee herself, is tipped off that a space station has recovered the audio log detailing the events of the Nostromo. She journeys with a team to the space station, only to find that a Xenomorph has gotten there first and is wreaking havoc.

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1:30 PM on 01.06.2014

New Daylight trailer gives a little horror atmosphere

Above you'll find a new trailer for Daylight, the upcoming horror title for PS4 from Zombie Studios. It's suitably creepy, moving slowly through the game's ruined hospital environment and filling it with haunting noises and ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Klei Entertainment 'looking' into Don't Starve on Vita

Don't Starve was a pleasant surprise. Not only was the art direction wonderfully macabre, but it also provided one of the best survival experiences of 2013. As it gears up to hit consoles in the form of the PlayStation 4, one...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 01.05.2014

And now, a moment from Rust

Rust is the new game from the people behind Garry's Mod. It's in alpha right now and it's a mix of Minecraft and DayZ where you cut down trees to build sanctuaries from the crippling cold. It's currently in alpha, and like DayZ, will surely produce many moments like this one incident. (Via Reddit)

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 01.05.2014

Resident Evil: Outbreak is back online thanks to fans

Resident Evil: Outbreak and the sequel File #2 can both be played online with other players once again. Capcom had shutdown the servers long ago, but dedicated fans were able to reverse-engineer custom made servers. The catch...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 12.17.2013

When it gets dark, Dying Light will freak you out

Daytime? Nice, warm rays of orange sunshine as if you were perpetually awaking from a refreshing cat nap? Sure, whatever. Drop kick zombies freely, like you're Faith from Mirror's Edge. Even zombies look a bit silly and list...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Grimy Daylight screens make me wan' go home

Zombie Studio's upcoming, procedurally generated PC and PS4 horror game Daylight just got some new screenshots, as well as a bit of backstory. It seems the abandoned hospital bit I played during my preview gives way to the se...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 12.12.2013

Frictional lets imaginations run wild in this SOMA video

Its just over a minute of in-engine footage, but it's SOMA footage nonetheless. This is the new sci-fi horror title from Frictional Games, makers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, in case you missed those teasers. The video itse...

Jordan Devore





10:00 PM on 12.09.2013

New horror game Kodoku announced for PS4 and PS Vita

Independent developer Carnivore Studio has announced they are working on a game bound for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. According to details provided by Pocket Gamer, the title will feature stealth-based gamep...

Conrad Zimmerman