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Whether it's an RPG that tells a story over dozens of hours, or a strategy game that takes months to master, games are often a considerable time investment. For many people this is central to gaming's appeal: nowhere else in art can you find such complete worlds to lose yourself in or such stern challenges to overcome.

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Ethan Carter is a game about stories. It's a disarmingly personal tale, a murder mystery about childhood alienation that resonated with me in unexpected ways. And yes, it was created by a guy who is best known for making an incredibly violent first-person shooter called "Bulletstorm".

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Video: The weird horror PC game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has been mostly been shrouded in mystery, but in today's trailer we finally get to see a bit of it in action. I remain intrigued by this game.

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Imaginary locations are great places to stage heart-stopping scream sequences. Nothing like being lost inside the bowels of a giant monster, an abandoned space station or the burning plains of hell for put the fear in you. But you know what else is really scary? The real world. In particular, that abandoned 7-11 off the highway where the weird noises come from. Oh, you're going to act like you don't hear them, too?