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Outlast 2 demo is now on Steam, but only until November 1

The first-person creepfest Outlast 2 was recently delayed, from a planned launch in the fall of this year to sometime in the first quarter of 2017. Sad news indeed for fans of gratuitous crotch-stabbery, but the blow has been softened somewhat by today's announcement of an Outlast 2 demo, available for all—for a limited time—on Steam

Outlast 2 is played from the perspective of Blake Langermann, a cameraman who works as an investigative journalist with his wife, Lynn, on "the stories no one else will dare touch." Your hard-driving, risk-taking ways lead you from the murder of a pregnant Jane Doe to the pitch-black night of the Arizona desert, "and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do." 

Nice work there, Langermann. 

The demo is free, naturally, but it's only available until November 1—through Halloween, in other words. It will remain in your library permanently as long as you grab it before the expiry, though, so you can put off playing until your loins are sufficiently girded, however long that may take.   

We've also got a few new screens below, and in case you haven't seen them, the first two of five planned issues of the Outlast digital comic book, The Murkoff Account, are up for your reading pleasure at It begins with a man with an eyeball hanging out of his face (he can still see out if it!) and then moves to some heads stuffed inside a cooler. I haven't read the second one yet.

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.