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Itch.io’s Halloween sale has some great spookings

Sure, the Steam Halloween sale has some good spookings, but Itch is the store I always turn to for a fright. Its catalogue leans a little weirder, a little wilder, a little more personal - all of which I want in horror, and for Goth Christmas. So psst hey come on, follow me down this dark path through the trees and I'll recommend a few…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 turns the lights out for Halloween

I've seen more inspired ideas for Halloween events than "let's do some night-time levels", but it's still a pretty good one. For the duration of Geheimnisnacht, every level in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been plunged into darkness. Geheimnisnacht is "the most ill-omened night of the year", and lasts until November 4th. More importantly, there's also a community-run shitty cosplay competition.

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All of Halloween is happening in TF2’s Scream Fortress X

The thing about special Halloween game modes is that they're fun for a round or two, then the novelty wears off. The thing about Team Fortress 2's Halloween mode is that there are 18 of them. Ok, so only 5 of those are new - but you can also play the 13 previous Halloween events, which would be enough to last you all year if…

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Hitman gets spooky Halloween murders for new free trial

As Halloween horrors go, a genetically-engineered megamurderer who knows dozens of ways to kill and will wear your clothes to replace you in your everyday life already seems pretty spooky to me. He's a dark one, that Ian Hitman. But to celebrate the season of Goth Christmas, IO Interactive are making him even spookier with new themed contracts for H1tman and treat-not-tricking everyone by making…

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Rocket League’s proper cross-platform parties delayed to 2019

Nothing strikes a chill through my heart like delays to long-anticipated cross-platform play systems. Sadly, that fate has befallen Rocket League - a roadmap update has revealed that the "RocketID" system won't arrive until early 2019. You can actually already play with friends who are using smaller, lesser boxes, but only in private matches. Which defeats the whole point, really. There is some good news:…

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Battlerite Royale’s Halloween event is live, mysteriously isn’t called Battlefrite

The spookening draws near. That hallowed time of year where devs look at each other and go "oh we should do something for Halloween, right?" and people like me battlewrite about the consequences. Battlerite Royale has just finished pulling on its costume, chucking in a couple of creepy consumables as well as trick or treat shrines that may or may not turn you into a…

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Humble’s Haunted Halloween sale ends this week, surprisingly

With tonight being Devil's Night - an event that The Crow taught us all occurs the night before Halloween itself and usually involves revenge murders - it's a pretty good time to stock up on some horror games in order to make the most of the season of spooks. Over at Humble right now, you can get a bunch of particularly good games with a…

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Rust gets spoOoOoky with Halloween frights

Halloween's timing is a bit weird this year, with the preceding weekend taking the bloodsoaked brunt of the fiendish frenzy, but video games still remember and will still be here for us. Rust is already a game where nude fiends ritually sacrifice each other, making it unsettling at the best of times, but now it's proper spooky too. The early access survival sandbox's latest update…

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Steam’s Halloween Sale is great for grand strategy

With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about typical spooky things: ghouls and ghosts, vampires and werewolves, marrying off my daughter to an appropriate suitor and the best trade strategy to dominate the Aegean. The Steam Halloween Sale is in full swing until November 1, and thanks to Paradox Interactive, it’s full of grand strategy games.

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Overwatch gets spooky with Halloween Terror event

Ha ha ha hwelcome to Spooky Season on the information superhighway, when the signs are draped in cobwebs and the bytes have renamed themselves bites. Overwatch [official site] joined in the spooky fun last night, launching its Halloween event with two cooperative modes (well, one-and-a-half) and loads of spooOoOoky costumes and other cosmetic bits to collect. This year's Halloween Terror event brings back Junkenstein's Revenge,…

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Who’s Boo In Halloween Video Game Events

The Big Spooky isn't until Monday but plenty of games are already celebrating Halloween with special events for people with nerves of steel and eyes in the back of their head. If you're feeling extra brave, check out our collection of spookyspoos going on this weekend. This isn't a definitive list, mind, just a fair spread of things you might fancy trying. Do share your…

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Counter-Strike: GO Finds Freaky Fowl, Guts Griefers

It's both trick and treat for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] in the latest update. With Spookday almost upon us, Valve have unleashed the scary chickens again. This time, they've got cute little carved pumpkin heads as they strut and scurry around levels. Those sillies are the treat. The trick? Valve are ramping up the punishment for players convicted of griefing by a trial of…

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Scream Fortress VIII (EIGHT? Oh God, We Are Old)

Team Fortress 2's [official site] annual Hallowe'en festivities are upon us and, although there are nowhere near as many of them as Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror episodes, the Roman numerals are still contriving to make Alice feel hideously old. So that's something! So what's the haps this Hallowe'en-tide?

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OverWITCH: Hallowe’en Comes To Overwatch

I think my favourite ever Hallowe'en event in a game was the one which put the chickens of CS:GO into little ghost costumes. They were so adorable I'd get shot because I was chasing chickens about the place. ANYWAY. Overwatch [official site]. Overwitch? That game. It's having a Halloween event for the next few weeks with Hallowe'en-themed loot and a special co-op PvE event called…

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Dead By Daylight Adding Halloween’s Michael Myers

“This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve had to say, and this is the first time I’m ever talking about it, so I’m a little nervous. You’ll have to forgive me.” Mathieu Cote, the producer of Dead by Daylight, has just returned from Twitchcon in San Diego, where he has spent several days meeting and chatting with some of the biggest fans and most…

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Funcom’s Hide And Shriek Is A 1v1 Jumpscare ‘Em Up

The Secret World developers Funcom have announced a new spin-off from their supernatural MMORPG, a 1v1 competitive jumpscare 'em up named Hide and Shriek [official site]. It sees two teens sneaking around school on Halloween, trying to find the other one and give them a dang good jumpscaring. Oh, and they're both invisible. The Innsmouth Academy does have some odd traditions, and we'll all get…

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Misc. Tricks, Treats: Halloween Goings-on In Games

How's your Goth Christmas so far, everyone? Me, I'm blasting The Sisters of Mercy and chucking back red wine - and writing this, I suppose - before wandering through trees in the fog at the Botanic Garden's lights. If you want a spooky weekend indoors, though, here are a few of the Halloween happenings which caught my kohl-smeared eye. I've no intention of covering everything,…

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Boo! Dota 2 Celebrates Halloween In Haunted Colosseum

The special seasonal event modes Valve create for Dota 2 [official site] are slightly less novel now that all and sundry can make their own modes, but Valve's are always jolly fancy. If you fancy a good Spooky Week spooking, venture into their the Haunted Colosseum. Diretide begone! Haunted Colosseum is a 5v5 point capture mode in a new map with deadly traps and nasty…

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