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Poe and Video Games Stamp by Klomonx Poe and Video Games Stamp by Klomonx
Why? Because I think it is extremely needed. As much as I love (to watch people play) games like Amnesia and American McGee's Alice, I can't help but feel extremely annoyed that perhaps the best qualified author to have a horror based (or hell, almost any based) game inspired from his stories...does not. I know H.P. Lovecraft's stories have a lot more to go on; but hell, without POE, there may have been no Lovecraft. Poe created many fictional settings with different themes, one could easily manipulate them into something like they did with Alice In Wonderland (heck they could even reverse it. Have Poe universe be bright and cheery and slowly become corrupted; that would fit his life story quite well).

It doesn't even have to be horror or survival games; even though Poe pioneered the horror genre, and pretty much invented the psychological horror aspect of it, he also invented the damn Detective Story, and pioneered Science Fiction. There have been PLENTY of Sherlock Holmes based video games, and even though I have played a few games relating about Poe, they weren't necessarily all that hard, challenging, or creatively using Poe's works.

Just an opinion really; I could say this about lots and lots of authors, but seeing as I know most about Poe, I think it's only fitting for me to make a stamp about Poe, and leave other authors to other people who can give their own arguments.

(I swear, there needs to be an Amnesia-esque game with Poe references. That'd be freaking amazing).

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Lilshawster2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
indeed.
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FoxyNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
As far as I know, there's one game based completely on Poe's works. "The Dark Eye" but it was created AGES ago (for a computer game). Because of that I'll never have a chance to play it (it really requirers some technical witchcraft to run on nowadays systems!) but I've seen a whole "Let's play" on youtube and I like it very much.
As for the Amnesia, there soon will appear a kind of continuation, called "Machine For Pigs". Maybe there?... Also, you can try find something in the fan-made Amnesia custom stories. People sometimes have glorious ideas!
But I agree with that stamp. Poe was a fantastic writer and a truly interesting person. I guess all geniuses have a dark side, too bad Poe's was so consuming and corrupting.
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Klomonx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
Yes, I have watched quite a few Let's Plays of it and it does indeed seem fantastic. I think there are ways to play it if you look into Emulating or other such things, I have yet to look into doing such seriously so I am not much help.
Hm, that does sound interesting, and I can hope for the best, can't I? I will also have to look around for some of those, it would be disappointing to see a dark game like Amnesia without some Poe.
I thank you very much for your interest in this stamp, and I do agree with you that his writings were fantastic and his person interesting. Yes, I think all do, I don't think it is possible to be a genius without some sort of crippling flaw.
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xNature-lighTx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Deep into that darkness peering... Long I stood there... Wondering... Fearing... Doubting..."

You can read it in the begining of the game "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem" from Nintendo Game Cube :3
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Klomonx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Writer
Yes, I know! I have thought about trying to find the game for a long while, but because I have little time to play video games I have not put it on my top priority list. However I do look forward to playing it in the future, as I will be determined to find/over rationalise every Poe reference possible.

Thank you for telling me, though :3.
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xNature-lighTx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome x3 why don't you try to obtain the game for a emulator? oxo it's more easy of trying to take it for the console in this highs
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Klomonx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Writer
I'm not sure what you mean; are you saying its hard to find and/or expensive if found these days? Regardless if it is, my internet makes a snail look fast. My ability to download and even use an emulator is greatly limited because my internet...taking forever.
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xNature-lighTx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's hard to find sugah xDU and why don't you put it to download in the night and you take a look in the morning? owo is more easy in that way
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Klomonx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
XD Just as an update, I was able to buy it on Amazon with manual etc. for a reasonable price (around 32 USD).
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xNature-lighTx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's ok xD I think is fair, since the game is worth
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