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Free PlayStation Plus games announced for December 2018

If you’re a member of PlayStation Plus you’ll be getting some new games for free this upcoming December. Currently, November subscribers are able to download Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, Yakuza Kiwami, and a handful of other titles. Even if you don’t have the space on your PS4’s hard drive, you’re able to add the games to the PSN account’s library for downloading at any later date, so long as you remain subscribed to the PS+ service. If at any time you are locked out of playing your free PS+ games, all you have to do is re-subscribe to the service and they’ll unlock again.

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SOMA Dev Reveals Sales Statistics and New Accolade Trailer

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Frictional Games’ sci-fi horror game SOMA, released just 10 days ago to universal acclaim. The developer saw it fitting to release a brand new trailer celebrating the game’s praise and highlighting some of the terrors that await those who yet to take the plunge. A new blog post reveals many details about the game, including just how well it fared commercially.

After its first week SOMA has sold 92,000 copies across all platforms, compared to one of Frictional’s previous titles Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which sold 30,000 in the first month (around 20,000 the first week).

“The money that we’ve got from this will pretty much pay our company expenses for another 2 years. Sales are still going pretty strongly too, with a total of around 2,000 copies sold per day.”

The studio’s goal for SOMA was for it to reach 100,000 units sold after the first month. It seems they’ll have no trouble achieving it but they’re still far from recouping all of their expenses.

“We need to sell almost 3 times that amount to do that. But given that it took us 5 years to make the project, there’s no immediate stress to do so. One of the great things about funding SOMA 100% ourselves is that all money earned goes into our own pockets and is directly used to fund our upcoming projects. So we are under no pressure to recoup immediately so long as we get enough to keep going – which we certainly have now.”

Check out the accolade trailer below and You can read the blog to learn even more.

 

SOMA is out now for PC and PS4.

Source: Frictional Games

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SOMA gets a Creepy Launch Trailer, Releasing Today

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The highly anticipated sci-fi horror game from the studio behind the Amnesia and Penumbra series, is available today for PS4 and PC. To celebrate its release, Frictional Games has released a brand trailer featuring more of SOMA’s terrifying underwater environment and creepy atmosphere.

Creative Director Thomas Grip, reflect’s on the game’s development:

“Five years ago, SOMA started as a simple idea; to make a game that would explore the more disturbing aspects of what it means to be a conscious being. Since then, we have gone through years of iterations, lots of hard work and almost tripled the size of our team. And finally, today, the game is done. We are very proud of how it has turned out, and feel that we have achieved what we set out to do. It has easily been the most ambitious project we have undertaken, and getting to this point has been quite a struggle. We hope people find SOMA to be a creepy and provocative experience that stays with them long after playing.”

 

SOMA  is available for $29.99 on PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and for PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via digital distributors including Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store.

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SOMA’s Latest Trailer Introduces the Terrifying Creatures of PATHOS-II

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Frictional Games’ soon to be released sci-fi horror title, SOMA, has received yet another creepy trailer. The focus this time around, is on the dangerous creatures that the player will have to either run or hide from if they hope to escape PATHOS-II.

I wonder if there is a cry like a baby until some comes along and saves me option?

“The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?”

Probably not.

SOMA releases on September 22, for PC and PS4.

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SOMA gets a Chilling E3 Trailer

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Amnesia developer Frictional Games has released a brand new gameplay trailer for their upcoming sci-fi horror title, SOMA. The E3 trailer offers players another look at the terror that awaits them in the PATHOS-2, while the protagonist narrates about the “worst part of dying”.

SOMA is set to release on September 22, 2015 for PC and PS4.

 

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Sci-fi Horror Game SOMA Brings the Scares this September on PS4 and PC

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Developer Frictional Games have revealed when horror fans can get their hands on the upcoming, science fiction horror title. Starting September 22, PC and PS4 owners will attempt to survive the terrors that await them in PATHOS-2.

The combined efforts Frictional Games’ fans have resulted in the defeat of the SOMA ARG and the reveal of a brand new trailer, featuring PS4 gameplay.

 

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SOMA – Lambda Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Lambda Trailer for SOMA is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. SOMA is a Survival Horror title from Frictional Games releasing some time during the year 2015 for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows PC platforms as well as next-generation PlayStation 4. Stay tuned for more info / videos as they become available.

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New SOMA Video Transmission Released by Frictional Games in Classic Viral Style

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We’ve received the following transmission labelled ‘Quarantine Discontinued #4017 – Back to work’, make of this what you will! (This video is a trailer created by Frictional Games in the format of classic viral marketing, therefore it is meant to be mysterious / Find more info about it at their website here). Press play below to watch the video in High Definition.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review


In 2010 Frictional Games terrified the living day light out of us with the cult horror game Amnesia: A Dark Descent. Now they bring you a new nightmare. Created by The Chinese Room, the studio behind Dear Esther.

The year is 1899 And Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.

In my time in the Mandus manor, the atmosphere was just like it’s predecessor. Scary sounds, mysterious noises, and the feeling that some sort of terrifying creature was going to bust through the door at any moment. Buuuut this game lacked that which was extremely disappointing. Not only was the fear toned down, but you didn’t have to worry about saving lantern oil, or sanity overtaking you and those two things helped Amnesia give you anxiety and true fear especially of the dark.

Another saddening circumstance of this game was that the Pigmen monsters were slower than the creatures from Dark Descent. So running from the Pigmen was all you needed to do to escape which took away from the desperation of trying to find a hiding spot as monsters chased you down the hall into the very room you ran into. I remember in Dark Descent literally screaming out loud in real fear as I tried desperately to open a door to a closet that I kept slamming on accident trying to get in while screaming like a little school girl.

Those things are what made Amnesia truly scary and made it feel like you yourself was actually running for your life. A Machine For Pigs misses this greatly and I didn’t feel as scared as I did in the previous game. There were moments of “AH!” or “Eek” but none of “AAAAAAHHHHH!!! OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! NO, NO, NO!!! PLEASE GOD NO!!!” The game seemed to be more puzzled focused which isn’t a bad thing for a challenge, but I truly wanted a good horror game and as a heavily anticipated game as this was for me, I am saddened to say that they did not deliver on my high hopes and expectations.

There were still moments of fear like I had originally felt in Dark Descent, which had all went away as I learned that I had nothing to fear. No sanity to overtake me, no lantern oil to search for, and no fear of the monsters chasing me. What A Machine For Pigs does do right on by me is the, as stated before, atmosphere. It looks scary, it feels scary, and it sounds scary. There was a lot of ambient noises of what could be a creature, or music would heighten at certain points and really get the blood going. Encounters with monsters were quick and over fast, but still elevated my heart rate.

I just want a hug!

Final Verdict:

I can easily say that I enjoyed my play time in A Machine For Pigs. The only thing I can’t say is that I was left satisfied. I wanted to S#!@ myself in fear again (never really happened the first time. No.. I swear, it never happened!) and I was left here thinking “that was it?”. If you scare easily this game could probably give you a good jump or two, but I would have to suggest A Dark Descent if you want to feel true terror, and fear from a video game. Hopefully with their next horror title The Chinese Room can deliver us another truly horrifying game that will have grown men screaming and running. I give Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs a 6/10.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 6/10

Developer: The Chinese Room

Publisher: Frictional Games

Available On: Windows PC / Mac OS X / Linux

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Sequel Announced by Frictional

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If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out Shawn Lavin’s video gameplay for RealGamerNewz here where you can learn about what Amnesia: The Dark Descent is and what it’s all about. Once you get a grip for the game’s atmosphere you might be excited to learn that a sequel has been green-lit by developer Frictional for release on Windows PC in 2012. The game will be titled ‘Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs’ according to GameInformer and even has a teaser site launched to go along with it.

[DefaultPrime via GameInformer]

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Amnesia: Descend into madness like nothing you’ve ever seen

Have you ever played a game that made you scared to leave your room? Do you ever wonder what would happen if nightmares became reality? Come with me, my friends, and we’ll descend into madness, with me as your guide.

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