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The Future of Horror Gaming

Silenthill Matthew Sakey's Culture Clash column for IGDA rarely disappoints because Mr. Sakey always has something interesting to say. This month he zeros in on the horror genre:

"Humanity's social condition is the stellar nursery of genre, and much can be learned about the current state of a culture by examining the popular art it's producing at one time or another. Disaster films, for example, are most common when a nation is at or preparing for war. Escapist action and teen comedy tend to reach their zenith during uneasy peace, such as that which existed during the Reagan years. But horror is present no matter what a culture is going through."