REPLY TO ALL: Why Aren’t Games About Winning Anymore?

This week’s REPLY TO ALL focuses on the fact that more and more games are becoming less about winning and more about collecting achievements/trophies. We examine that fact by taking a look at ourselves and how we play the games we buy, rent or Gamefly. This week’s topic was based on this article from Wired:… Continue reading

E3 2010: Sony Press Conference

Winner for the most dry press conference goes to Sony. Overall a very solid show, but it failed to surprise or have a huge impact on the audience. They did detail the release of the PlayStation Move, reveal their PSN subscription program PlayStation Plus, but Kevin Butler stole the show with his inspirational speech to all gamers…. Continue reading

E3 2010: Nintendo Press Conference

Confidence looks good on Nintendo, and for once they tried their best to appeal to everyone at their press conference. Revealing updates to their classic franchises, and an impressive new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS. It will be business as usual for Nintendo moving into 2011 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Miyamoto himself… Continue reading

E3 2010: EA Press Conference

I’d go as far to say that EA had the most professional conference of the day. It wasn’t overproduced or overly cheesy. They came out and focused on “10 games by 10 great producers,” and let the games and the people behind them speak for themselves. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit – Criterion takes this… Continue reading

E3 2010: Microsoft Press Conference

Not surprisingly, a majority of Microsoft’s conference focused on Kinect (previously known as Project Natal) which gave the show a very Wii vibe to it. The entire show featured experiences exclusive to the console, and still managed to be a very strong lineup. In the end, they closed with a very well kept reveal of… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Plastic Rocking Just. Got. Real. Kinda.

Every day, Horrible Night is on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry to pass along to you with our unique take. The articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Each… Continue reading

E3 2010 Waggles in 3D

E3 is upon us. Of course the best part of E3 is that the most newsworthy bits of information come out before it all actually starts, thanks to the media conferences all of the major companies put on. You can watch the conferences on your tv on G4, and online via UStream.tv and Gametrailers.com. Here’s… Continue reading

Klearing Up The Mortal Kombat News

If we learned anything during this confusing week, it’s that Mortal Kombat news still gets everyone’s attention. The draw is impressive after all of these years for a game that’s about to have its 9th release and a movie that is now 15 years-old. Let’s take a look at the two news stories with our… Continue reading