Power Rankings: The Assassin’s Creed Series

I’ve been riding alongside the assassins since the beginning. I’ve grown accustomed to the iconic look of Altair’s signature assassin garb as the series hurdled its way toward the modern age. Whenever someone mentions templars, I can’t help but look into an invisible camera and mutter that I hate those guys. With last year’s releases of… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #306 – Batman: Mordor Assassin

During the week of new Assassin’s Creed releases, Justin and Aaron just finished Shadow of Mordor as Jordan started flying around Arkham City. What can these franchises learn from each other? Is the answer nemeses or super villains? The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: How Much Borderlands?

So the last bit of Borderlands 2 DLC came out last week, right after The Pre-Sequel (developed by a different team) was announced for PC, 360, PS3. So, for the sake of this conversation, we can assume that the primary Borderlands team is working on a next-gen Borderlands 3. AND Telltale’s Borderlands series is starting… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #302 – Shadowy Thief Action Party

Jordan is officially a master thief so what does he think about the current state of lockpicking mini-games and the stealth genre? Important people like Justin and Aaron want to know and have their own ideas about the shadowy future. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: VR Whip Unity

I definitely think we’ll look back at this year’s GDC as the coming out party for Virtual Reality. Sony brought it, but then I wasted my snarky comments about Microsoft’s attempt to jump in because I never could have predicted the GameFace. I’m also hoping that before the year is done, we’ll look back and… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast #201 – Just Go

Justin and Justin change up the Top Video Game Podcast a bit. They run down their thoughts on the upcoming releases of Thief, Titanfall, and Evolve before saying goodbye to Irrational Games. Plus Raiden’s snark makes up for his voice. Top Video Game Podcast – Gaming topics worth talking about according to the Horrible Night staff and… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #110 – Xeno Mining

Justin G brings with him darks hopes for finishing Colonial Marines and confusion over shield bearers. Justin L can’t wait to spelunk some more and doesn’t think the end of Assassin’s Creed will ever happen. Plus 5 days until DuckTales. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive weekly gaming updates show featuring… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: Sell Outs

Major franchises dominated the headlines with release dates, trailers, and sales figures aplenty. Oh yeah, and a new console launched. Good luck, Nintendo. We spent our week planning for the 24 Hour Charity Co-op Couch, where we raised over $1100 for Child’s Play. Thanks so much for your support. However, we still brought the podcasts,… Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed III: Preparing to Tomahawk – The Cursed Checkpoint #128

Justin and Josh haven’t caught up on all of Desmond’s adventures, but they are just as excited about Assassin’s Creed III as the experienced, Brandon. Together they discuss what makes the hype from this yearly franchise so much more intriguing in 2012. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Ubisoft to Co-op with New Regency on Assassin’s Creed Movie

So it looks like the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed is still in the works, which I’ll honestly say doesn’t excite me. I respect those of you that love that franchise and I really don’t want what happened to me with the Resident Evil movies happen to you. Regardless, New Regency will begin with a… Continue reading