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The Moving Pixels Podcast Goes to 'Detention'

Nick and Eric got sent to detention and missed Halloween, but they escaped their classroom just in time to talk about the Taiwanese horror game Detention.

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Scarcely Seeing: Light as a Limited Resource in Survival-Horror

In White Night, it is not a shotgun, but light itself, that is your only ally, and light in in this game is in terrifyingly short supply.

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'Day Z': Putting Survival and Horror Back in the Survival-Horror Genre

Day Z demonstrates that we will never get used to the unpredictability of another player or the fear that that unpredictability brings.

Erik Kersting
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The Paradox of Modern Horror: “Survival Horror”

For many, survival horror is the only proper horror game, but no modern game can accurately be called survival horror. So, for those players, no modern game can be a proper horror game.

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Kids Can Be Cruel: The Sadistic Girls of ‘Rule of Rose’

Rule of Rose is a unique survival-horror game that manages to be at its most disturbing when you’re in the least amount of danger.

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Penumbra Collection

All three games in the Penumbra series feature eerie, unrelenting spaces within which you can find genuinely interesting scenarios and, from time to time, actual frightening encounters with otherworldly forces.

Thomas Cross
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Silent Hill: Homecoming

"Atmosphere" is the key word when talking about Silent Hill, and Homecoming is no different.

Jason Cook
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Dead Space

While Dead Space's influences are easy to spot, it is extraordinarily smart about cohesively assembling key elements from these influences into a compelling experience.

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Obscure: The Aftermath

Obscure's tendency to eliminate certain characters from time to time in the name of slasher conventions happens to also be its twist on the survival horror genre.


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