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PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

Horror games are always fun, but too often they're like horror movies -- cliched and repetitive, repeating the same dry stories with vaguely similar characters. That's not always true, though, and sometimes a horror game surfaces that breaks the mold in some way. PAMELA looks to be one of those, presenting a horror game wrapped in a bright-neon and clean science fiction-like package. It's a survival horror game, and it'll be available for the PC when it launches. Trailer available after the jump!

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Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Microsoft recently included the Xbox 360 in its Preview Program, which gives those who are participating in it access to system updates and features before they drop for the general user base. Those Preview Program users are now gaining some new functioning with a new system update being pushed through it. Most notable among its changes is the inclusion of 2TB support, expanding its usefulness as a media center or storage device. Those who aren't part of the Preview Program will still have to wait a while before they can get the same feature, however.

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Transformers: Battle Tactics mobile game update brings first event

Transformers: Battle Tactics mobile game update brings first event

Transformers: Battle Tactics is a mobile game allowing those on Android and iOS to play as Decepticons and Autobots, and earlier this week both apps received an update. Most notable with the update came support for Live Events, and so it makes sense that this would be the time for its maker, DeNA, to launch its first in-game event for the title. The in-game event kicked off today and will run to next week, bringing an assortment of goodies with it.

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ game to become movie

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ game to become movie

The horror video game genre has its staples, and in the mobile realm, Five Nights at Freddy's is one of the more popular titles. There are a few iterations of the mobile horror game at this point, and they enjoy a healthy fan base...so much so that Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights for the game, and it's not merely a preemptive grab hinting at a future possibility. There are already production plans for the theatrical adaption in place.

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Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Everyone's favorite blood-and-guts battle game has some new fatalities in store, one of which has surfaced online reveals a groan-worthy bit of modern narcissism -- something that isn't surprising since it's coming from Johnny Cage's daughter. It is a "selfie fatality", and it includes a cheesy fake Facebook screenshot on which a selfie, taken during a fatality, is posted. It's snapped by Cassie Cage during the fatality, and if you try hard enough, you'll find a bit of social commentary tossed in.

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Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

With the launch nearing quickly, the official Mortal Kombat X trailer has finally arrived, and in it we see exactly what you'd expect: a lot of fighting, a lot of blood, and a lot of brutal fatalities. All of this is accompanied by a System Of A Down's soundtrack, which isn't surprising given the band's Shavo Odadjian directed the trailer, and it leads up to the game's launch, which will be taking place next Tuesday. We've the trailer after the jump!

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Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer's little gaming console, the Razer Forge TV, went up for pre-order today...and then was pulled without explanation. We first got a look at the console back during CES 2015, and it is, in true Razer fashion, a stylish dark console with green trim and a matching controller. The Forge TV is a set-top box akin to things like the Fire TV and the Apple TV, but it has a dedicated gaming slant, including related peripherals designed for use when you're lounging on the couch or in the recliner.

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‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Pong...all games that have been entertaining gamers for a long while, and are now the source of a new game that has cobbled them all together in a masterful way. The game is called "Pacapong", and largely revolves around a modern Pac-Man board with Pong paddles on both sides, Space Invaders dropping down around them, and Pac-Man being flung through the board -- between the ghosts -- into the paddles. It's a wonderful way to put your skills to the test, and a refreshing twist on the long-standing classics.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

There's no shortage of mobile game pads, and likewise there's an emulator to meet every nostalgic gaming need. Form is as important as function, however, and Hyperkin's latest concept -- the SmartBoy -- is an exciting prospect, one that the maker is teasing plans to actually produce. The SmartBoy is a device that houses one's smartphone, providing Game Boy-like controls with a similar design, while providing compatibility with existing Game Boy cartridges -- meaning you'll be able to play classic games sans ROMs and hassle, and with a pleasantly retro twist.

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Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

Mario Maker delayed, will drop for Wii U in September

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced its Mario Maker software has been delayed, and will be coming in September of this year. With the software, gamers are able to create their own Mario levels by placing bricks and other items into the game -- making for all the fun of Mario alongside completely new and customized levels. It's not that crushing of news, considering that many people were unaware of when it was originally going to release, and so this comes across more like a launch announcement than anything else.

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