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H.R. Giger for Xbox: Watch ‘Scorn’ Trailer and Be Afraid

Scorn is a long-awaited first-person shooter based on the art of H.R. Giger and, to a lesser extent, Zdzisław Beksiński. It’s been in development for years; developer Ebb Software dropped a drool-inducing teaser trailer in 2016 and a gameplay trailer in 2017. There have been video games — lots of them — based on the […]

Dungeons & Dragons COVID-19 Edition: The Ultimate Binge

By Joshua Sky Describing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) to people who’ve never played before is oddly challenging. To this day, even the game’s surviving creators have trouble explaining it to newcomers. The game is storytelling, tactics, diplomacy – not to mention fantasy and pretend all rolled into one. Games can last hours, days or even […]

This Chilling Sci-Fi Short Might Have Been the Next ‘District 9’ (But Wasn’t)

Argentine director Federico Heller’s “Uncanny Valley” is a 2015 short film about virtual reality and video games that envisioned a terrifying application of mostly-existing technology. It’s just 8 minutes long, but its scope and relevance is such that you find yourself thinking “This should be a feature film.” We won’t go into detail about its […]

The Greatest Video Game Box Art, by Roger Dean and Others [15 Images]

The Liverpool-based video games studio Psygnosis was founded in 1984 and existed as a brand through 2001. (The studio was renamed SCE Studios Liverpool, and continued to operate until it was shut down by Sony in 2012.) But bring up Psygnosis with gaming aficionados and they’ll start waxing nostalgic about the mid- and late-80s Psygnosis, […]