Colonialism, Racism, and a Star Wars Trailer in the Same Podcast? Sure.
What a week.
How Should We Deal with Lovecraft’s Influence in Games?
H.P. Lovecraft was a virulent racist, so how should we look at games like the recent ‘Call of Cthulhu?’
'Call of Cthulhu' Is the Rare Bad Game That's Probably Still Worth Playing
It has no interest in challenging or engaging Lovecraft's racist worldview, and mechanically it's all over the place, but there's enough interesting pieces here to make the journey worthwhile.
Two Games, Two Radically Different Approaches to Adapting Lovecraft
'The Sinking City' and 'Call of Cthulhu' take similar inspirations, but serve different fantasies.
How '2001: A Space Odyssey' Anticipated the Rise of the Ancient Aliens Meme
1968 was a landmark year for chalking up all the cool stuff ancient peoples did to extraterrestrial encounters.
Why Players Always Return to Games About Baker Street and Jack the Ripper
How the Victorian Era endures as the classic setting for mystery and murder.
This dark piece of fiction is the perfect blast of backwater Lovecraftian lore for our Trumptastic moment.
The Cult 80s Horror Movie That Foretold Our Augmented Future
The 'From Beyond' screenwriter tells us why the goofy, sexy, sci-fi movie is still fresh 30 years later.
Auroch Charges Forward on New Album 'Mute Books'
Stream the pummeling, atmospheric new album from one of Canada's best death metal bands and read our interview with mastermind Sebastian Montesi.
Is Reddit's Creepy '_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' a Netflix Marketing Stunt?
Netflix's "Stranger Things" looks an awful lot like _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9.
Head of the Demon's 'Sathanas Trismegistos' Is a Blackened Doom Journey into Lovecraftian Horror
Surrender your soul to a sordid mix of black metal, doom, and ritualistic horror from these Swedish metal demons.
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Is ‘The Room Three’ the Best Mobile Game of 2015?
An eldritch game about opening boxes just might be the best game to play on your phone this year.