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How horror games give us the fright we’re looking for Why play horror-themed videogames designed to shock and scare? As with horror films or novels, they provide a means to indulge in the pleasure of frightening ourselves. Freakish, monstrous characters programmed to challenge and destroy the player gratifies the fear-induced thrill-seeking that drives gamers to immerse themselves in such virtual worlds. Until now there had [...] The post How horror games give us the fright we’re looking for appeared first on PsyPost.
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