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Retro-inspired horror “Dawn of Fear” coming to PS4 in February

Good Game Publishing has announced that Spanish developer Brok3nsite’s retro-inspired horror game Dawn of Fear will release for the PS4 on 3 February via the PlayStation store. Dawn of Fear draws from the classic survival horror games of 90s, but Brok3nsite has indicated that they want they want to take full advantage of technology. According to Brok3nsite: “We wanted to

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Return to the floating city of Strata! “Downcast: Wrize & Fall” now on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, independent comic book writer Clint Stoker launched a crowdfunding campaign for Downcast: Wrize & Fall, an 88-page sci-fi graphic novel written by Stoker and featuring illustrations by Ignacio Lazaro, colors by Damian Penalba and letters by Eric Weathers. Wrize & Fall is a sequel to 2019’s Downcast, and picks up shortly after the events of the first book.

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Vinnie Tartamella’s “Through the Woods” returns to Indiegogo as a collected edition

Earlier this week, independent comic book creating brothers Vinnie and Frankie Tartamella (City of Venus) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Through the Woods Collected Edition, a 96-page supernatural mystery written by Frankie Tartamella and illustrated by brother Vinnie (the other Tartamella). Here’s the official plot breakdown from the Through the Woods Indiegogo campaign page: Follow investigative reporter Laura Langley as she

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Time to bust out! Puzzle adventure “Prison Princess” coming to Switch on 30 January

Earlier this week, Qureate launched an official trailer for Prison Princess, a point-and-click-esque “princess escape adventure” game scheduled to bust out onto the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide on 30 January. You can watch the delightfully risqué trailer below, which is followed by a breakdown of the game taken from the official Prison Princess website: Story The continent of Maygard. The

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Japanese prefecture considering law to limit video game play time for children

Lawmakers in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture have proposed new legislation intended to limit the amount of time minors can play video games. More specifically, those under the age of 18 will be forbidden from playing games for more than one hour on weekdays and 90 minutes on holidays and weekends. Additionally, all those under 18 must also stop playing games at

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Multiple media outlets erroneously report that B-movie starlet Julie Strain has passed away

On Monday, Malibu Bay Films announced that 57 year-old model/actress Julie Strain had passed away. The story was picked up by several media outlets, most notably The Hollywood Reporter (we first saw the news from Dynamite Comics). But hold the tissues, because she isn’t dead. Malibu Bay Films later retracted their announcement after the company’s owner confirmed with Strain’s family

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“Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris” brings back “co-sleeping” events

As part of the “Sword Art Online New Year 2020 Special” livestream, Bandai Namco premiered a first look of the “co-sleeping” events in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. This revelation happily contradicts previous comments by Alicization Lycoris producer Yosuke Futami, who previously said the these events would not be included. Throughout the game, the main character Kirito has become quite

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