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Witness the Dawn of the Deaf Right Here for Free!

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Dawn of the Deaf

One of the most impressive shorts to travel the festival circuit throughout the course of last year, director Rob Savage’s Dawn of the Deaf (review) puts a uniquely horrifying spin on the zombie apocalypse — one that has most definitely made a mark given the host of prestigious screenings and coveted awards the film proudly holds under its belt.

Finally, you can now enjoy the nightmare for yourself, as the work of Savage and Co. is available in its entirety on Vimeo!

Just hit the play button below, and enjoy.

Synopsis:
When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.

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WE HAPPY FEW Banned In Australia

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We Happy Few is the latest game to have fallen victim to the Australian ratings board, as it’s been refused classification in the country. Kotaku got hold of the Classification Board’s report on the game, which states that the ban was due to a drug named Joy, which the player needs to take in order to progress. The rating was refused in accordance with section 1A of the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, which categories games which are said to do the following:

“Depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”

The Australian Classification Board are particularity touchy when it comes to drugs, as the originally banned Fallout 3 for the same reason, so we’re not too surprised that they lost their shit over We Happy Few. Either way, we can expect Gearbox to appeal the decision in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

Developed by Compulsion Games, We Happy Few is a dystopian survival horror set an alternate version of 1964. It will feature three playable character, one of who, ironically, censors newspapers for a living. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like one of the most unique major releases in a long time, so we’ll just have to wait until it releases later this year to see if it lives up to the hype. Unless if you live in Australia, in which case you’ll just have to make do with FIFA 18.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 164 – THE CLEANSE

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The Master Cleanse

Wait no longer, boils and ghouls! Today is the day you’ve been waiting for; today is the day we sink our teeth into 2018’s The Cleanse! What’s that? You’ve never heard of The Cleanse?! Well, neither had we, but horror releases are slim pickings right now, so we take what we can get. At least we can all agree that we’ve been dying to see Johnny Galecki in something other than Big Bang Theory, right? No? Well, fuck. Here’s an episode about his new movie anyway. What are we even doing?

It was crazy of me to think I could help the police, but I’m going to keep researching, keep writing, there are stories that need to be told, so… here’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 164!

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The First Teaser For THE SINKING CITY Has Been Released!

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After months of writing about concept art, Q&A videos, and behind-the-scenes looks at the development of the game, the first official teaser for Frogware’s The Sinking City has been released and its suitably surreal, eerie, and fascinating. While there isn’t a shred of story being presented, nor do I see any gameplay footage, the visuals presented exude eldritch madness and Lovecraft-ian horror. Basically, even though I fully admit I was hooked before, I’m completely committed at this point. Bring it on and let me swim amongst the elder gods!

Can you hear that voice in your head getting louder and louder? That’s me. This is not the last time we will talk…

Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. You will step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. You must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city – and the minds of its inhabitants.

The Sinking City will be released later this year for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. To learn more about The Sinking City, make sure to read our interviews with Narrative Lead Sergey Ten and Concept Artist Andrey Roscha.

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