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SOMA: news and videos


SOMA sold well, Frictional Games working on two projects

We're pretty fond of Frictional Games' SOMA around here. It had confusing marketing that led to people thinking it'd be more like Amnesia: The Dark Descent with pop-out scares and tense chases, but its somber philosophical narrati...   read

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Zack Furniss' favorite moments of 2015

I know, I know. The first month of 2016 is halfway done and I'm still writing about 2015. Well it was a damn good year for games, okay? Back off, Mom. Instead of talking about my top picks from last year, I'm going to tell you about my favo...   read

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SOMA might be better with this mod that pacifies the creatures of the deep

The lovely lads and ladies over at Rock Paper Shotgun spotted a nice mod for SOMA that prevents the deep denizens from trying to attack you. It's called The Wuss Mode: Monsters Won't Attack so you can enjoy a sense of shame for not bei...   read

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This live-action SOMA series precedes the game

SOMA was released on PC last week, and as it turns out, it seems to be pretty good. Now you can experience the prequel by way of a live-action mini-series, sanctioned by developer Frictional Games. If you dig this inaugural 'sode you ...   read

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Review: SOMA

What makes us human? Is it our physical body, our intellect, our spirit -- or all of the above? These questions permeate an underwater world where everything’s gone mad. The machines have lost it, taking over all that was once run by ...   read

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SOMA handles horror differently than Amnesia

In June, I told myself to stay away from watching and subsequently covering any more trailers for SOMA. That was going well -- until today. Curiosity got the better of me, but at least this "Environments" trailer is abstract enough to not f...   read

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SOMA is close to being content complete

Frictional Games’ latest release, the underwater horror game SOMA, is nearly content complete. In a post made on its Facebook page, Frictional explained that in the next week, the game will have all of the major content developed...   read

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Frictional Games' SOMA brings true horror to PS4

Even though it doesn't seem that long ago, it's been five years since a group of indie developers struck it big with the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game became a hit with players looking for a scare, and&n...   read

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I'm avoiding all SOMA trailers after this

This is the point at which I'm starting to feel like I've seen too much of SOMA, Frictional Games' underwater sci-fi horror title for PC and PlayStation 4. I'd like to avoid any additional footage that comes in between now and launch on, s...   read

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SOMA looks like a worthy successor to Amnesia

A series of live-action videos and an alternate-reality game have led to this: 12 minutes of uncut footage from Frictional's next first-person horror title, SOMA. It's coming to PC and PS4 at long last on September 22, 2015. Bad things are...   read

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Mighty strange stuff is afoot in this live-action SOMA video

"There's something wrong, isn't there?" Yes, Harry. Something is deeply wrong. I'm staying far away from the alternate-reality game for SOMA. Not because I'm not interested in what Frictional Games is cooking up for its underwater horror t...   read

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The SOMA ARG's spilled a new trailer

I've never understood ARGs. Hidden in a bit of code is a link to a server that an art designer for the game’s mother’s dog once owned. Once you’ve cracked that server in all 17 dimensions you’ll finally get 3 second...   read

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Underwater horror

SOMA is in beta, but we can't play it (and that's probably for the best)

The next spooky game from the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent is officially in beta. No, you can't play it yet. Neither can I. But around 40 people are testing a "pretty much" content-complete build of SOMA right now, which puts us on...   read

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Frictional says 'sorry for the silence' with a SOMA screenshot

I'm with Steven -- the ocean, pretty as it is, can also be petrifying. What just brushed against me? The studio behind Penumbra and Amnesia: The Dark Descent is plunging into the depths with SOMA, its next horror title, and this is gonna be...   read

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SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs

When I see the name SOMA, all capitalized as Amnesia developer Frictional is wont to stylize, I think of my dentist. Because that's its name. And it's not a scary thought. I never had frightening associations with dentistry, even when it wa...   read

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Frictional's horror game SOMA has a new setting

Frictional Games' sci-fi horror title SOMA is seemingly dropping its "sci-fi" theme. (Or is it?) As revealed in a blog post written by creative director Thomas Grip, the secret is out: "our next game will be set deep below the water’...   read

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Check out this new trailer for SOMA, a PS4 survivor horror game

It's been a while since we've heard of SOMA (for PC and PS4), but Sony has posted an update on the game on their blog, and a new trailer. From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, it's set to drop in 2015, and it's looking prett...   read

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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 itself is a brief l...   read

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We should be excited and terrified to play SOMA

Amnesia creator Frictional Games knows horror, I think we can all agree. There have been some intriguing videos about the team's next project, SOMA, to help set the sci-fi mood. Now we have the mother of all teaser trailers to make the wai...   read



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