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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

8 years ago

Decrypting & Dehairing Frictional’s ‘A Machine For Pigs’

Breaking news, if you were reading the internet a couple of days ago. Following a brief ARG, a tiny, hopeful squeak of detail has emerged for the next game from Amnesia devs Frictional. Frankly anything is more useful than 'it might be set in China, possibly', but in this case we have a couple of pieces of creepy, bloody concept art and a possible title.…

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Frictional Teases Next Amnesia

Trouser-colour troublers Frictional Games, makers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, have dramatically unveiled a website for their next game, pulling aside a metaphorical curtain, making thunder noises with their mouths and flicking the lights on and off. Scared? Nope? You're just made of steel, aren't you? I'd have thought a website with a blurry image with the word "Amnesia" on it in scary script and…

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Feature: Mod News

Mods And Ends: Pick ‘N’ Mix

This week, a few mods that I've been monitoring but haven't had a chance to have a proper go at yet. In some cases, that's because they haven't been released yet, in others it's because the hours in every day are sadly limited, and as well as playing games and writing about them, I very occasionally sleep. I even venture outside from time to time,…

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9 years ago

Frictional: The Horror, Then More Horror

I remember when Frictional released Amnesia, there appeared to be a lot of talk about whether a game so relentlessly horrible would have a broad appeal. Refreshingly frank about both potential and actual sales figures, the team said 100,000 copies would be a dream figure. What, then, would they make of four times that number? It can only be assumed that dreams have piled upon…

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Mod News: Excuses, Excuses

Where were you all last week? I turned up and no one was here, honest! What's that? No, I'm not crossing my fingers behind my back, and you definitely didn't see him heading off on holiday. What nonsense. Anyway, to make up for it, here's an extra-long edition of Mod News to cover the past two weeks. This time: Crash Bandicoot, a Warcraft III art…

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Remember: Amnesia DLC, Game Free Today

Super-spookfest Amnesia was one of our favourite games last year. Ridiculously scary, and mightily well crafted, the first person adventure had us shivering in our swivel chairs. And shitting in our trousers. (I think I'd gone a bit too mainstream in that previous sentence - rescued at the end.) So flipping hooray - they're re-releasing their Potato Sack DLC, Justine, as a free addition to…

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Root Maneuver: The Potato Sack Bundle

What are you doing right now? Working? Smiling? Breathing? Well, stop with that nonsense and go straight over to the Steam page for The Potato Sack, a new bundle of indie games offering £108's worth of great indie games, including Amnesia, Super Meat Boy, Toki Tori (which you can read Kieron shouting about here), The Ball (which Jim and John talk about here) and Defense…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 3/5

Our assembly of the definitive list of the most important PC games of the last 150 years continues! On Monday Dr Rossignol talked us through his first instalment, with an eye for first-personly shoot-games. Yesterday saw a guest lecture from Professor John Walker detailing another fifth of our unambiguous inventory. What classics will we cover today? Ah! We must remember our manners. First, let us…

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Feature:

Embrace The Dark: Gamma Screen Gratitude

Late to the party as usual, I've been giving Amnesia a brief spin this week. I'm afraid I can't tough out the acting much longer (I must refer again to my recent rantette on such matters) but, y'know, good stuff in general. What I definitely appreciate it for is a tiny little thing, just one single screen. It's something I've always loved about any scary…

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Amnesia Nearing 200k Units Sold

Amnesia might put a chill into the heart of many gamers, but it has nonetheless generated a rather heart-warming story for its developers. With nearly 200,000 units sold, the team are now hoping that that their minds haven't actually been eroded by a Lovecraftian monster: "This is a tremendous amount and more than we ever thought we would. Our "dream estimates" before release was something…

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10 years ago

(For)Get This Now: Amnesia Demo

SvDvorak was first with the news that in the lead up to its release on the 8th, the Amnesia: The Dark Descent demo is out there. Don't look at it directly! Stay in the shadows! Be careful not to go insane! You can get the game on PC, beardy-PC or haircut-PC from any of these places. You should definitely give this a shot. I've only…

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Never Forget: Amnesia Gold, Out Sept 8th

Exciting news for people being scared out of their tiny fucking wits. Frictional - the maker of the Penumbra games - have just finished their new game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It'll be available on September 8th, from most of the direct download places or their own site. In short, story and atmosphere heavy first person game where you're pretty much defenceless. Have a nose…

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Hold Me: Amnesia Sets Date With Spooks

Frictional Games' new horror title, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is probably going to give me nightmares. They seem to be celebrating this with a new trailer, which sets the release date for Sepetember 8th, and reminds us why we should be interested in the gloomy spookiness of their game design. Feel vaguely disconcerted, below. (Also, the main site reveals that they are definitely planning a…

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Hide And Shriek: Amnesia – Dark Descent

Frictional, they behind the fascinating Penumbra series, have put up a teaser trailer for their next game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Well, they call it a teaser. It's almost four minutes of game footage. It reveals that the game is going to work in a similar way to the Penumbras, first-person, but with a cursor on screen for interacting with the world. Which is splendid…

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