Dreadhalls + Oculus Rift = True Horror

Dreadhalls + Oculus Rift = True Horror

Have you ever wondered what it might feel like if you were actually in a horror movie? Wondered maybe, why people freeze in certain situations instead of just reacting? Or simply why the characters always seem to react so irrational? I am no one step closer to understanding these characters after playing the game Dread Halls with and Oculus Rift on PC – it was literally horrible!

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Dreadhalls

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Horror games keep getting more scary, but what happens when horror games become, well, too horrible?

Horror games keep getting more scary, but what happens when horror games become, well, too horrible?

I guess the initial answer to this question is pretty simple – we stop playing the games. The horror genre in general has always been a niche genre, and many people will generally try to avoid watching horror movies, or playing horror games. But horror games, just like many other genres, keep becoming more realistic, and today I’ll be looking at in what ways the realism is increased, and also the consequences hereof.

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Horror game that uses Augmented Reality

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Midweek Rant: AAA Game developers have become lazy

Midweek Rant: AAA Game developers have become lazy

The Guardian featured an article written by an anonymous writer last week that I would like to talk a bit about. The author makes some very good points, and she asks some relevant questions.

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