The secret to the most effective survival horror is that feeling of fear and helplessness that comes with being pursued (and overwhelmed) by things in the dark. Well, Krillbite Studio has figured out that it doesn't get more helpless than a two-year-old, making a toddler the lead in the first-person horror game "Among the Sleep," which they've just launched on Kickstarter.

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If you plan on picking up a fresh tube of toothpaste or some dental floss today, make sure it's Oral B and/or Crest. As part of a new EA-sponsored promotion, specially marked Oral-B and Crest products in the US will earn "SimCity" players the Attractions Set DLC, which delivers five new buildings for our virtual cities.

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Uh oh! It looks like a batch of gameplay footage from "The Elder Scrolls Online" has managed to find its way to the worldwide web, showing us nearly 20 minutes of Bethesda and Zenimax's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

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by Joseph Leray

Up until five minutes ago, I had no idea what badgers sound like. Dogs bark and cats caterwaul (appropriately), but -- according to the teaser for Might & Delight's "Shelter" -- badgers make kind of a whimpering, yelping noise.

In "Shelter," you take on the role of a mother badger forced to find a new home for her cubs. According to the Stockholm-based devs, "The harsh reality of nature plays a pivotal role in the game whilst at the same time Shelter aims to pay a homage to the great outdoors and all its imposing beauty." That's fine and dandy, but if one my baby badgers dies, I'll freak out.
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The gorgeous strategy plague-based strategy game "Death Inc." gets second life after not quite meeting the goal of its recent Kickstarter campaign. But that's not stopping the developers at Ambient Studios from attempting to put the power of the plague in your hands as they offer up an alpha purchase scheme (essentially buy the early version of the game now to get the finished version later).

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EA's city-building game may have had a rocky launch, but at least you can get it on more platforms.

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"The Walking Dead" developer heads back to comics, this time adapting Bill Willingham's long-running "Fables" with a prequel detective tale featuring that book's surly wolf, Bigby.

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by Joseph Leray

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Gearbox Software have announced that the next patch to "Borderlands 2" will increase personal inventory and Armory storage capacity, presumably in anticipation of the huge wave of new content announced at PAX East at the end of last week.
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Plenty to play this week, but the M-rated set probably has their eyes locked squarely on the latest from Irrational Games. After the jump, see what else is new and notable this week in game releases.

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Two kids, two separate adventures, a two-word title--it's definitely a game!

Double Fine has launched the site for their Kickstarter-backed point and click adventure "Broken Age," and gives us a peek at the story of a boy and a girl in very different places trying to avoid their destinies.

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