Evolve – Games of 2015

The premise worked. Four versus one. Five friends playing one vicious game of hide and seek, except this time the person hiding wants to destroy the planet. Evolve nailed it. After every battle the voice chat would be filled with stories. The team would be going on and on about the mistakes they made or the… Continue reading

Hey! Buy! BioShock Infinite Vigor Bottles and Pins

There will always be a lot to love about the art direction of BioShock Infinite. One of the smartest design choices was to give each vigor a distinct personality. It made each one memorable and immediately gave the player a sense of what each vigor could do. It’s no surprise that the vigors turned out… Continue reading

Played The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Shoot Your Gun If You Understand

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a third-person, tactical shooter set during the Cold War in 1962. The Bureau of Operations and Command, or XCOM, was created to coordinate US armed forces against the event of Soviet invasion. Thankfully, the director, Myron Faulke, was preparing the organization as the front line in a war against the “Outsiders,”… Continue reading

Played Civilization: Beyond Earth – Read Your Space Instructions

I’ve had the itch to play Civ for quite a while. Right when I hit my breaking point Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced so I ended up holding out until the game actually came out. Apparently, that’s too long to wait to play Civilization because my first session did not go well. I completely forgot… Continue reading

Evolve Makes 4v1 Look Good From Both Sides

Turtle Rock, the developers behind Left 4 Dead definitely shook up the the multiplayer genre once before, and its next game, Evolve, may do so again. I’m a sucker for Danzig and Predator references so I stood no chance against the reveal trailer, but the gameplay demo below may have sealed my fate. On one… Continue reading

City in the Sky BioShock Infinite Trailer Will Erect Your Dysfunctional Gamer

It’s no secret that BioShock Infinite is one of the most anticipated games of 2013, and continues to tease us with trailers to hopefully dilute our feelings of disappointment that have grown with every release date push. I have a love/hate relationship with these trailers.  I know I’m excited about this game. I know I’m… Continue reading

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Curious Video: We May Need a Computer Virus

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is President Bill Pullman’s worst nightmare. Aliens are invading and we ain’t got no Smith ‘n Goldblum. Luckily, we do have a Mister Dave. The man is no stranger to killing xenos, and his extermination skills are on full display in this Game Curious. Josh and Justin take a run at the PC… Continue reading

Borderlands 2: The Right to a Bazillion Guns – The Cursed Checkpoint #127

Brandon, Aaron, and Justin G take a break from their bazillionder gun hunt to discuss how much more Borderlands 2 is the right amount of Borderlands, as well as their thoughts on the future of the franchise. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: The Darkness

The way society works most of the time only benefits certain types of people. It can seem impenetrable to outsiders, but I’ve figured out how to break through a few walls that they’ve put up to contain us. Embrace the lessons of The Darkness. The Lessons of The Darkness Kill all of the lights Kill… Continue reading

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Preorder Bonus and Other Superfluous Junk Announced

There’s only one way to truly add sparkle to a game’s release and that’s preorder initiatives! If you’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and want to prove it, you’ll be rewarded with special (retailer approved) bonuses. These bonuses include things like in-game decals, options for squad color customization and even an XCOM: UFO Defense inspired… Continue reading