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Review: Dear Esther

As I finished Dear Esther, I felt nothing. There was no sense of revelation or tinge of intrigue. I wasn't sad nor happy nor content. I felt no emotion at all. I wasn't moved in the least, which is ironic given all that walking. This is pro...   read

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Dear Esther steps on to consoles next month

The granddad of all walking simulators, Dear Easther, is finally stepping onto consoles. Titled Dear Esther: Landmark Edition, this new port will feature "updated" graphics and gameplay along with a brand new commentary mode. This new ...   read

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The Chinese Room calls out CD Projekt Red for 'sexist' games

BAFTA-winning developer, The Chinese Room, has accused CD Projekt Red of making sexist games. Responding to tweet about CD Projekt’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 (via NeoGAF), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture developer said that the n...   read

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PC Port Report: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

I've made no secret of my love for The Chinese Room's Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Steven wasn't a huge fan of it in his review, but I gave it my personal game of the year award last year. I've also been following pretty closely the va...   read

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Everybody's coming to PC

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is officially coming to PC

Well, it finally happened. The Chinese Room and Sony have, at last, officially confirmed that the (now former) PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will be heading to PC. In an email sent to Destructoid, The Chinese Room says...   read

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Everybody's Gone to PC

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's popped up in the newest AMD drivers

The PS4 exclusive, and my personal game of the year last year, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, has popped up in the patch notes for the latest AMD PC graphics card drivers. Strange…   read

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture dev plans to announce new game

Developer The Chinese Room's (Dear Esther) last two projects were Everybody's Gone to Rapture, published by Sony (possibly coming to PC soon), and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a follow up to The Dark Descent. The next game from the develope...   read

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won the British Writers' Guild's award for best video game writing

The British Writers’ Guild Awards is an annual event where the best of British writing across TV, film, radio, stage, and video games are acknowledged and celebrated. For those in the industry, it’s a fairly big deal. This year,...   read

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is probably coming to Steam

My 2015 Game of the Year was The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. It’s a beautiful game with a fantastic story, and easily the best soundtrack a game has had in a very in a long time. And now the chances of ...   read

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's soundtrack is being released on vinyl

Plenty of people didn’t for various reasons, but I absolutely loved pretty much every second of The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. One of the key things that made my time with that game so enjoyable was Je...   read


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Review: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture wouldn't end. I was lost in the middle of the 1984 English countryside having made my circuit trudging through several connected areas, yet suddenly I was back somewhere in the middle. Without the markers and...   read

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Everybody sprints

Pro tip: You can sprint in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

I haven't started Everybody's Gone to the Rapture yet, but if I had, I'd probably be among the people wondering why such an exploration-heavy game doesn't let players sprint. It does, though -- hold down R2 for a few seconds to build up you...   read

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I'm going into Everybody's Gone to the Rapture mostly blind

I've been following Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on and off for years. It's slotted away in my memory as "that exploration game from the Dear Esther people about the surprisingly serene end of the world as seen from an English countrysid...   read

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The Chinese Room

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is coming August 11

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, a first-person exploration game from Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on August 11, according to creative director Dan Pinchbeck. "We look back now at the number o...   read

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Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels

The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like America we are rele...   read

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An all too brief trailer for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

The Chinese Room and Sony Santa Monica let out a quick trailer for their PlayStation 4 title Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and, oh, it's over already? Okay. But there's more to go on. It's June 1984 and, unfortunately, the world is comin...   read

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Amnesia pig necrophilia

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs had a pig banging a corpse

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs was a drastic departure from the much loved survival horror darling Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Its writer, Dan Pinchbeck, recently spoke with Kill Screen about the bizarre sequel and some things that were left ou...   read

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A Machine For Pigs

Review: Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a beloved title for a number of reasons. As well as becoming a viral darling thanks to a cavalcade of shrieking YouTube videos, Dark Descent was praised for bringing back a sense of true survival horror at a tim...   read

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Now Bloody Playing
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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - Now Bloody Playing

It's time for another playthrough from your best buddy Jim Sterling! This time we're having an early look at Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, the upcoming horror game from The Chinese Room.  Don't expect screaming and yelling -- there are...   read

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