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Rayman Origins If you asked what my favorite game of the 2011 was, I would tell you it was Dark Souls, which made the number eight slot in our prestigious top ten. If, however, you asked me which game instilled me with the most pure, unbridled joy, I would say it was Rayman Origins without a mo...

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Now is your chance to get your hands on a demo for Rise of Nightmares, one of 2011's most ambitious Kinect titles. Well, you won't really get your hands on it, what with the Kinect and all. You get the point....

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Autumnal consumerism is usually linked with holidays based around turkeys and/or trees, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from conjuring up some scary-good deals to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. The available gambit of creepy-eepy savings is fairly all-inclusive, ranging from Halloweenish gore-fest...

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While we certainly found the Kinect-fueled experience of Rise of Nightmares to be novel, we never expected it would spawn an actual novel. We're talking about the graphic variety, as Sega has just announced and released Rise of Nightmares: The Lost Tapes of Roland Childs. The novel tells the s...

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My wife is missing, abducted by a stereotypically mad scientist. I search for her, wandering the corridors of a stereotypically spooky castle. Ahead, a gaggle of biomechanical zombies. No problem, I've been dealing with them all night. They're not invincible, and those garden shears over there lo...

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It's played for laughs, but this Rise of Nightmares trailer has all the makings of a modern horror movie: an undead monster breaks into a couple's home and forces them to play a diabolical game. He then stands by and revels in the ensuing brutality, like a true villain ... while extolling the f...

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Can a Kinect game be scary? "Kinect is a full-bodied experience, so there is an immersion to it. Part of a horror game is feeling like you're in it," producer Satoshi Ito told me when I asked him that very question, via translator Sam Mullen. "On top of that, Kinect works in the dark -- you ca...

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It's possible to be too good at marketing. Today's example of this incontrovertible, long-standing axiom that we just made up is Sega's mature Kinect game, Rise of Nightmares. Between the brutal "Red Band" trailer and the above "Euro Vacation" ad, we're kinda dreading the release day ...

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We normally breeze right past age gates (we're grown folks, after all) but we wish we'd taken the one before this new Rise of Nightmares trailer a bit more seriously. It's ... lighthearted, but there's some stuff in there we certainly wouldn't mind if we could unsee. Oh Kinect, what hast thou wro...

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There's not a single image in this new set of screenshots from Rise of Nightmares that doesn't include visible human (or "human") blood, in rivulets, smears, stains, puddles, or kind of a cloud. There's even what we would consider a gush. At least you'll know what you're getting into. The gall...

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We tried to convey the Rise of Nightmares experience from E3, though our attempt likely came up short. So, we came up with this crude facsimile. It's simple, watch the video after the break and, every time you see a zombie, pretend to bash its head in with a pipe. It's almost like the real game!...

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I'm having an internal debate regarding Rise of Nightmares, the upcoming Kinect title from Sega. It's easily the most ambitious Kinect game I've ever played. Unlike most Kinect offerings, Rise of Nightmares gives players total control over their actions, allowing them to fully explore an interact...

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Wondering what's on the dreamscape for Sega's upcoming Kinect horror title, Rise of Nightmares? While Sega hasn't revealed much, the game's page on the ESRB site describes a first-person "horror-adventure game in which players assume the role of an American tourist who must rescue his wife from a...

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Take some of Silent Hill's nurses, and some of Saw's torture devices, and you might have yourself a Rise of Nightmares. Sega announced the brand new Kinect exclusive at Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show press conference with a teaser that was genuinely scary. "I knew I'd ... die here," the trailer says. ...

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