Layers of Fear

Games Opinion

The Most Terrifying Thing About the 'Blair Witch' Game? It Hurts Your Dog

The Dog companion in the new Blair Witch game is both its best—and most heart-wrenching—feature.
Danielle Riendeau
4 days ago
Games Opinion

Your Loyal Dog Is Your Greatest Ally in the Upcoming 'Blair Witch' Game

Flashlight? Check. Camcorder? Check. Good boy? Check.
Danielle Riendeau
8.20.19
Games Podcasts

It’s Front to Back Horror on This Episode of Waypoint Radio

And a bit of Sonic in there for good measure.
Ricardo Contreras
5.24.19
Observer

'Observer' Is the Dark Cyberpunk We Deserve in 2017

In 2017, cyberpunk should be this depressing.
Danielle Riendeau
8.28.17
extracurricular

Games Made Violence Meaningful in 2016

The solution isn't to sanitize games, but give incidents of violence the appropriate weight. Several games got that balance right this year.
Ed Smith
12.30.16
Mental Health Bar

Can Horror Games Tackle Mental Illness Without Reverting to Stereotype?

Incoming indie game 'The Shattering' could change the landscape of virtual horror.
Joe Donnelly
12.11.16
Read

How Video Games Could Benefit from Hurting Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.
Ed Smith
5.2.16
Gaming

Why Video Games Should Hurt Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.
Ed Smith
5.2.16
Gaming

These Are the Best Video Games You Can Finish in an Afternoon

You're bumming about the house, with time to kill. So kill it by starting, and finishing, a great game in a single sitting.
Mike Diver
4.7.16