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PS4 players can now go through SOMA in Safe Mode

Last year, Frictional Games thoughtfully added a Safe Mode to its underwater sci-fi horror game SOMA on PC and Xbox One. The idea was to let players take in the story (which is the highlight of the whole experience, by far) without worrying...

 
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Why we should celebrate extra options in games

Right – let me start this article by exposing my biases. Namely, one of the first games I played to the point of obsession was The Sims, and as everyone knows, The Sims is a highly modular game. Since the very beginning, the Sims seri...

 
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SOMA is coming out with a comforting new 'Safe Mode'

The Xbox One version of SOMA will come with a nice surprise when it launches December 1, 2017. If you've heard good things about the underwater horror title's existential story but were too anxious to ever seek it out (perhaps due to frigh...

 
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Sci-fi horror adventure SOMA confirmed for Xbox One

Following a ratings board listing for SOMA on Xbox One, Frictional Games has confirmed that its underwater sci-fi horror adventure is coming to the platform, though "no other details are being announced at this time," according to a rep for...

 
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SOMA seems like a good fit for eye tracking

I'd say SOMA is plenty unnerving as is, but maybe you'd like to ratchet up the immersion and tension. Maybe you also happen to own one of those fancy eye-tracking devices. If so, heads up! Frictional Games has updated its existential under...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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’...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 

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