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Horror needs to mature

I’ve never completed FEAR. Well, that’s an understatement to say the least. I’ve never got further than about forty minutes into it. The opening level had me nearly sobbing at my keyboard after the hundredth time something jumped right in my face; ultimately rendering me physically unable to press the ‘W’ key for fear that I might die of shock. And I nearly did die once – that bit in DOOM 3 where a demon bursts out from under some stairs. God. Of course by ‘nearly dying’ I actually mean “letting out a girly scream followed by a pathetic whimper”…

Evil in Games

Evil in games is one of those delightful topics that doesn’t seem to be discussed quite nearly enough. This isn’t the evil that inhabits Shaylbridge Cradle in Thief or the evil that unleashed the forces of hell in Doom 3. The evil that is at the heart of this article is the evil in you the player. The evil that leads you to stealing candy from your very own baby in The Sims 3, the evil that sees you the Overlord send your minions to pillage a harmless human village, the kind of evil that saw Tom Francis plan to…