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Microsoft publishes creepy Halloween theme pack for Windows 7

Dubbed with the disgustingly politically correct name "Eerie Autumn," you can now enjoy a ton of creepy wallpapers and sounds for the entirety of this hallowed season. The wallpaper images vary in quality -- some of them look like amateur attempts with point-and-click cameras -- but with 15 images to select from, there should be more than enough to sate your ghoulish urges. This is also the...

Google updates Picnik with a bunch of ghoulish, Halloween effects, stickers and fonts

Picnik, a Web-based photo manipulation service that Google acquired back in March, has just received a bunch of new Halloweenesque effects, stickers, fonts. After uploading a photo, you can now add such fantastic effects as 'vampire eyes', 'draculan dermis', fangs or 'zombify 2.0'. As you can see above, you can create some pretty scary results! Admittedly my face doesn't require much help to...

Happy Halloween! Help yourself to these moldy old posts

Halloween costumes from the Internet: happy Hallo-meme! Stepping away from the computer for a few hours to trick or treat or go to a costume party doesn't mean you have to leave the internet behind. Six classic horror-iffic games for Halloween Turn out the lights and turn up the volume, it's time to scare yourself silly with some good, old...

Win one of three Halloween treat bags from Download Squad

Have you ever wanted your own bag of leftover schwag from SXSW Interactive? Or how about a new laptop bag? Would an AOL USB LED flexible light help you in any way? Check out each of the treat bags below, leave a comment on the pages that describe the treat bags to enter, and in a week we'll randomly choose our winners. Sorry, limited to US and Canda, restrictions apply, read the rules, etc. and...

Scare yourself senseless with Inculcation -- Halloween Time-Waster

I didn't really know what to expect as Inculcation loaded up. 'Best played in the dark with your sound turned up loud' the loading screen tells me. Gulp. I'm not a fan of horror films or games. I accidentally scroll down a bit while it's loading and see a small snippet from the game's author: 'A Point & Click survival horror inspired by Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Exmortis.' Oh shi-- ...

Red Remover gets a Halloween costume and new levels - Time-Waster

Red Remover is one of the all-time classic casual puzzle games, where the object is to remove the red blocks while keeping the other ones from falling. With Halloween coming up, the game is getting into costume as Pumpkin Remover: instead of blocks, you've got rotten pumpkins to get rid of, and fresh ones to defend. It's not just a reskinning of Red Remover, though, it also features some new...

Pumpkin Push -- a Halloween-themed Time Waster

You'll never guess what the primary purpose of this game is. OK, OK, stop guessing! I'll tell you: you gotta push pumpkins! But it's not as simple as that. It's not just a Boulderdash clone with Halloween-skinned baddies and pumpkins for stones -- no, it's like some kind of fantastic mash-up of Boulderdash, Mega Man and Pac Man. In Pumpkin Push you play a plucky pumpkin-pushin' protagonist...

Halloween costumes from the Internet: happy Hallo-meme!

While it's still not possible to download a Halloween costume, stepping away from the computer for a few hours to trick or treat or go to a costume party doesn't mean you have to leave the Internet behind. In fact, Know Your Meme has come up with a guide to dressing up as your favorite online meme. They have instructions for everything from Keyboard Cat to the Flying Spaghetti Monster to that...

Googleholic for October 31, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic, your weekly fix of everything Google! In this Ghoulishly-Google edition: Gmail supports gadgets Link to specific parts of a YouTube video Search Google profiles Google Toolbar turns 8 Google promotes 'Take a Vote Hour' Ghoulishly Google Trick-or-Treats ...

Six classic horror-iffic games for Halloween

Turn out the lights and turn up the volume, it's time to scare yourself silly with some good, old Halloween-y games. Enjoy! Escape from Hell via Abandonware Dos Think of Diablo, in reverse, with really, really low-fi graphics. That might still not be an accurate description of Escape from Hell, but it's as close as I can get to a modern comparison. It's an RPG, and you'll have to fight your...

Use your Mac to detect supernatural activity this Halloween!

You knew your Mac could detect wireless networks and Bluetooth devices, but did you know it can also detect spirits? If you want to scan for supernatural activity, download an app called EMF6742, from the Department of the Supernatural. This little program uses your Mac's wireless hardware to scan for anomalies in electromagnetic fields, indicating nearby spirits. A higher number means a stronger...

Halloween Clash and Pumpkin Simulator for fall fun - Time Waster

If you're looking for a little Halloween-themed time wasting, two simple options are Halloween Clash and Pumpkin Simulator. Neither one is on its' way to being game of the year but they are both good for a few minutes of fun. Halloween Clash pits you against the pumpkin headed goblins trying to invade your house. I was hoping to see big splatters of pumpkin guts all over but instead, you play...

More Halloween Time Wasters

Happy Halloween! Here are some more Halloween-themed time wasters to help make your day/evening as unproductive as possible. Carve a Pumpkin Here at Download Squad, we are pretty bad at carving real pumpkins. Aside from the mess and the smell, we have a tendency to knick ourselves with the Exact-O knife. As truly horrifying as a trip to the ER on Halloween can be, it's just not the kind of...

Halloween goodies on the web, hold the candy corn

It was once considered unconventional to mess with your corporate logo, as if modifying it for a particular event was somehow degrading to your corporate image. But Google's been doing it every holiday (and even Earth Day) for the last ten years or so. Today's Google logo is a spooky-looking house, obviously inspired by Halloween. But Google's not the only online powerhouse celebrating All...