Gaming Cynic: The Only Way(s) to Make Gamers Happy

Gamers are some of the most oppressed consumers of entertainment in the entire world. They rarely get what they want and when they do, it’s usually watered down by the gaming industry’s insistence on trying to appeal to a mainstream market. As a gamer, I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to make every single… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Min Hero Tower of Sages Forced Responsibility on Me

Pets are a huge responsibility and because of this, one should think very long and hard on the prospects of actually owning them. The creators of Min Hero: Tower of Sages don’t adhere to this thoughtful approach to adopting animals as they fling you headlong into a life of caring for combat pets with little… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206d – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Game Time

In episode 4 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael wind their way back to talking about video games and focus on marquee game developers, Kickstarter games that have their attention, and the status of the next episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: I Want to Crush the Castle… Adventures?

It’s really hot today and due to the lack of air conditioning, I am very lethargic and will be putting minimal effort into this week’s Cheap and Dirty. That’s probably not a bad thing considering the amount of content up on the site this week that features me is probably smothering you all. Besides, Crush… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206c – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Movies, Comics, Survivalism

In episode 3 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games get completely off topic and talk about a variety of things that don’t necessarily have anything in common. Fortunately, Michael is both well spoken and informative. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206b – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: E3 and Beyond

In episode 2 of a 4 part interview, Ethan continues talking with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses E3, indie development, and the Oculus Rift. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or industry story. It features a rotating cast… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206a – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Tiny Barbarian DX Update

In episode 1 of a 4 part interview, Ethan catches back up with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses the lead up to the release of Tiny Barbarian DX, player reaction and his thought process on difficulty curves and pleasing the audience. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: The Last Door: Chapter 1 – The Letter is Your First Step

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Cheap and Dirty Gamer tends to be a series focused on random games that don’t necessarily steal too much attention away from the larger, more in depth games in your library. While I’ve reviewed some pretty good games, very few of them have gotten into my head in the way that The Last Door: Chapter… Continue reading

Survivor Squad Video Reflex Review: Lacking the Will

When I first saw Survivor Squad, I was pretty excited about what the team from FF56 were trying to do. I’ve played a number of zombie games in the last few years, but very few of them featured squad based combat. This excited me because having a team makes an apocalyptic world that much easier… Continue reading