The Horrible Show 09-08-10: Holiday 2010 Hit List

The Horrible ShowIt’s not even fall yet, but Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina are picking their holiday video game selections. We talk through our lists and select a few sure-fire hits as well as a few sleepers to bust your budget in the best ways possible. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Sorry for scaring you about the holidays, but when big titles start coming out in September you gotta look at the whole picture to make sure you get the games you need before the year is over. We’re (pretend) professionals, so you can trust us. The whole crew is back and really ramping up their offensive behavior just to make sure you know that we proudly wear our EXPLICIT label with gusto. During our Threesome of the Week, Christina tries not to spoil Inception while we try and convince her that a movie about Facebook could be cool. Our On the Spot question this week – What is the best gaming gift you have received? – reveals where it all went wrong for Ethan. Then, it’s time for everyone to list the games they are looking out for this holiday season and discuss the hits, the sleepers, and Michelle Rodriguez. Be sure to listen for a special message from our “sponsor” to find out how to help a cause that is very close to Christina’s heart (and lungs). The Horrible Show will be taking at least one week off next week so that Cole can make his annual pilgrimage back to the midwest. Finally, before we take off Ethan comes to grip with the fact that he may have to lead us all against the imminent apocalypse. Come on, bros.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro – (00:50 – 2:07)
Threesomes of the Week – (2:08 – 17:38)
On the Spot Question – (17:39 – 26:45)
Holiday 2010 Hit List- (26:50 – 1:18:12)
Dance Central – (27:59 – 34:00)
Def Jam Rapstar – (34:01 – 39:53)
Rock Band 3 – (41:04 – 45:53)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – (45:54 – 51:32)
Word from Our “Sponsor” – (51:33 – 53:33)
Fallout: New Vegas – (53:56 – 59:21)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – (59:27 – 1:04:44)
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – (1:06:03 – 1:11:46)
Fable 3 – (1:11:49 – 1:16:05)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:18:15 – 1:20:34)
Parting Words – (1:20:35 – 1:27:48)

Holiday 2010 Hit List Games:
Cole: Dead Rising 2 – Sept 28, Def Jam Rapstar – Oct 5, Dance Central – Nov 4, Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Oct 17, Gran Turismo 5 – Nov 3

Justin: Rock Band 3 – Oct 26, DJ Hero 2 – Oct 19, Def Jam Rapstar – Oct 5, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Oct 5, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Nov 16, Dance Central – Nov 4, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – Nov 16, Fallout: New Vegas – Oct 19

Ethan: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Nov 9, Fallout: New Vegas – Oct 19, Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Sept 8

Christina: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Nov 16, LittleBigPlanet 2 – Nov 16, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 – Oct 26, Fable 3 – Oct 26, Halo: Reach – Sept 14

Games:
Paper Mario, Assassin’s Creed II, Canabalt, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, Rambo, Sega Master System, Nintendo 64, Secret of Mana, Dig Dug, Kinect Adventures, Dance Dance Revolution, SingStar, God of War, Castlevania 64, Bad Company 2Fallout 3, Penumbra, Myst, BioShock 2, Fable 2Heavy Rain, Alien Swarm, Left 4 Dead, Duke Nukem Forever, Mega Man Universe

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: Scott Pilgrim Movie, Elements of Style, Red Dead Redemption
Ethan: The Skeleton Key, Modern Warfare 2 Soundtrack, Plants vs Zombies
Christina: Flower, Scott Pilgrim Books, Inception
Justin: PAX, Disturbed – Asylum, Monster Dash

References:
Machete, Napster, The Social Network, David Fincher, Shawn Fanning, Resident Evil: Afterlife, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2, N64 Kid, Salt N Pepa – Push It, MC Frontalot, Ninja Rap, The Fast and The Furious, Michelle Rodriguez, H.P. Lovecraft, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Collector’s Edition, Gearbox takes over Duke Nukem Forever

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