REPLY TO ALL: E3 11 Game Predictions

E3 will be upon us shortly. There’s plenty of hype surrounding new hardware, but we are here for the games. This week we talk through the games we hope to hear more about along with any unlikely predictions that would melt our faces if they became a reality. Andrew (Coopopolopolis) I’m looking forward to seeing… Continue reading

Call of Duty 2011 Arrives with Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer

If you didn’t think that you’d be playing a new Call of Duty game after gorging on turkey and instant mashed potatoes this coming November, you were sadly mistaken. After all the rumors and leaked information (which, I might add is beginning to get just as annoying as hacking)  Modern Warfare 3 was made official with… Continue reading

Blizzard Retrospective: 20 Years Of Games

It’s time for a bit of a history lesson about one of the model video game companies in the industry, Blizzard. The retrospective video (which you can watch here) is quite long, but if you are a fan of gaming and more specifically, Blizzard, you will definitely enjoy it. Told from the perspectives of the… Continue reading

No Bigots Are Safe

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in my hometown paper about a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that is currently working itself through the Indiana statehouse. (Same-sex marriage is already illegal by statute in Indiana, by the way). I’ve been disgusted by the letters that community leaders have written in support of… Continue reading

It Doesn’t Matter: Unoriginal Can Be Great

I made the mistake of reading critical reviews of the movie Battle: Los Angeles before screening it this past weekend. By all accounts, I should have hated the movie, but I didn’t. Sure it wasn’t going to win any Oscars, but I had fun throughout my viewing frankly because I was the demographic the producers were… Continue reading

Does February 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 030211

Welcome to March, let’s look back at February. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Gifford scan the headlines and defend girl gamers in their own way, look forward to Gears 3, love on Telltale, read wonderful stories from the ESRB, and learn about hedonism. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow February has officially taken care… Continue reading

The Horrible Show 02-03-11: Does January 2011 Matter?

How committed we are to reviewing the monthly video game industry headlines? We got iced in and patiently waited for the internet to be restored just for this podcast. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina reconnect to bring you the headlines of Jan 2011. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow Some thought it would… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: That Dimension is Gonna Cost Ya

Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and 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. Every Monday… Continue reading

World of StarCraft Mod Debacle Ends with a Tour of Blizzard

With the incredible success of World of Warcraft, an MMO based on an RTS, the question has often been posed about whether Blizzard’s other huge RTS would ever get the MMO treatment. This week, World of StarCraft was revealed, but not in the way that most would have anticipated. A video for World of StarCraft… Continue reading