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Stiq Figures, October 13 - 19: When fear takes over edition

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter.

Halloween is days away, making it the perfect time to settle in for a couple scares from your favorite interactive medium. Sometimes the horrors faced are a little more than you anticipated though, and while some people could sit through anything with a stoic demeanor, I'm definitely not one of them. When a game scares me, the near vicinity knows it.

For example: Silent Hill 3 was one of my first horror games, and while I was new to the genre, I knew playing alone and in the dark was part of the whole thing. I was on edge but generally managing things until I reached the basement of a hospital, where I found an overturned wheelchair with its in-air wheel still squeakily spinning. As my eyes followed a trail of blood leading from the chair and out of sight around a corner, my fragile novice state snapped, and I dropped the controller to go turn on every last light in the house.

I did manage to finish SH3 and was proud to conquer Fatal Frame later on, ghostly demon children and all, but I've yet to reach the end of last year's Outlast. You win, creepy guy patrolling the basement; you've stopped me from turning the power back on. What about you, though? Have you met your horror-related limits in a game, or did something outside the genre get creepy enough to scare you off? Share your breaking points with us in the comments, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales data after the break!


New 3DS LL: 60,348 [DOWN] 104,408
New 3DS: 29,341 [DOWN] 40,709
3DS LL: 16,771 [DOWN] 2,956
Vita: 8,761 [UP] 200
PS4: 8,046 [DOWN] 3,651
3DS: 6,778 [DOWN] 562
Wii U: 5,293 [DOWN] 1,016
PS3: 4,779 [DOWN] 175
Xbox One: 728 [DOWN] 81
Vita TV: 630 [DOWN] 107
PSP: 100 [UP] 33
Xbox 360: 88 [DOWN] 9











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