The 2012 Grimmys: Games of the Year Recap – The Horrible Show Live #324

A 45 minute recap after a 7 hour plus marathon session of awards deliberations. Justin, Josh, and Ethan clear the air, wipe down the arena, and revisit the finalists and winners of The 2012 Grimmys. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video game topics…. Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Award Selections Part 3 – The Horrible Show Live #324c

The final 11 awards of The 2012 Grimmys are all that remains for Justin, Josh, Ethan and Aaron including the overall Game of the Year. Whose opinion will be the rightest? That answer is all that matters now. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Downloadable Game of the Year – Coins Division

The best downloadable game we played this year that cost a little bit more than a little. The Walking Dead In what is quickly becoming one of the most competitive and varied categories, The Walking Dead is elevated not just by its engaging story, but by the ownership of the story that players feel through… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Downloadable Game of the Year – Bottlecaps Division

The best downloadable game we played this year that cost next to nothing. FTL: Faster Than Light I’d say this counts as a Kickstarter success. This addictive space-sim roguelike made more than a few terrible starship captains out of us this year. No matter the odds, or how quickly things turned against us, FTL gave… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Indie Developer of the Year

The independent developer that impressed us the most this year. Klei Entertainment – Mark of the Ninja Klei Entertainment continues to pump out quality 2D titles, but Mark of the Ninja finally saw the quality of its gameplay match the already high bar established by Klei’s visual style. One of the biggest surprises of the… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Music of the Year

The best video game soundtrack or song that we couldn’t get out of our heads this year. Fastfall by Lifeformed – Dustforce Fastfall by Lifeformed not only served as the best soundtrack as an advertisement for its game, the music also transcends its video game roots. With thick atmosphere and a relaxing vibe that draws… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Local Multiplayer Game of the Year

The best game to play on a full couch this year. Trials Evolution Whether you are hot swapping controllers to top each other’s best times or racing together all at once, nothing riles up a full couch like a perfectly timed bail out. Finalists New Super Mario Bros. U Double Dragon Neon Hear how we… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Competitive Multiplayer Game of the Year

The best competitive game we played this year that only got better when we beat our best gaming enemies. Planetside 2 Whether you are rolling with a small squad or are running several platoons deep, the battle only grows in Planetside 2. Choose your faction and jump into a fight on scale that you’ve never… Continue reading

The 2012 Grimmys: Co-op Game of the Year

The best cooperative game we played this year that only got better with our best gaming friends. Orcs Must Die! 2 Robot Entertainment noticed the same thing we did about the original OMD: it was missing co-op. This quick-turn sequel went all out on its cooperative death trapping and puzzle solving experiences. The only ones… Continue reading