Master of Horror: H. P. Lovecraft's Birthday

Today the world celebrates the birth of the man who changed the way people look at horror, H. P. Lovecraft. Although Lovecraft's work went largely unacknowledged within his lifetime, he redefined the horror genre influencing the books, movies, role-playing and video games that terrify us to this day. Lovecraft's characters are "men of science" and learning confronted with overwhelming an incomprehensible supernatural forces. Sacrificing their beliefs, their sanity and ultimately their lives, they descend into madness as they struggle against inevitable defeat at the slimy tentacles of insatiable ancient evil. Many of today's survival horror blockbusters have fallen under Lovecraft's visceral spell. In honor of the masters birthday Gaming Today thought it would be cool to look back at Lovecraft's legacy in gaming.

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