PurelyNicole’s Games of the Year 2014

We entered 2014 with new consoles and new games for those consoles. Well, some of us did. I didn’t get my next-gen console until the holidays, and I didn’t want to buy new games for an aging console (other than Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which was designed for last generation (Update: Until Today)). For me – 2014… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Rule This World

We’ve seen some dumb AI lately. But the dumbest AI aren’t necessarily the enemies you are facing, but the other characters that make up your game world. Not all NPC’s are created equal. Not all NPC civilizations are created equal. Which civilization is ripe for the picking? REPLY TO ALL – The Horrible Night contributors answer… 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

Franchise Debuts – The Horrible Show Live #319

Justin, Josh and Ethan dig deep to figure what makes for a truly memorable debut for a new video game franchise. From the highs of Resident Evil to the failures of Homefront which originals still stand above their sequels? The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of… Continue reading

Skipper’s Wheel of Shame – Super Gaming Best Friends #118

Saddle up because the SGBF’s of Josh, Justin and Cole are going to take you on a ride to both sets of Borderlands, onward to a pomeranian jungle, with a quick stop to watch steampunk fight the devil, before finally leaving you for a shiny new 3DS XL. Super Gaming Best Friends: the podcast where Horrible… Continue reading

Backlog Commandos – The Horrible Show Live #317

The video game backlog is always there, always daunting, sometimes mocking, never flinching, but often spectacular. Justin, Cole, and Josh discuss techniques for navigating their backlog, their greatest discoveries, and games they wish had stayed buried. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video game… Continue reading

They Like to Watch – Super Gaming Best Friends #110

The ghosts of old video games are strong in the recent video game tales of Josh, Justin, Ethan, Cole and Brandon. They learn once again to never go in alone when up against disturbingly familiar monsters, even if it means that you just have a spotter. Super Gaming Best Friends: the podcast where Horrible Night writers… Continue reading

Counter Gaming: The Game Industry Needs Focus

Doombringers and naysayers are littering the forums and game journalism resources because no one really knows what’s going to become of the game industry. It seems the majority is focusing on what publishers, developers, media sources, and even gamers are doing wrong to prevent the game industry from creating stability and a welcoming consumer environment…. Continue reading

How You Play the Game: My Passion for Poison

When I was a young boy, I remember helping my mom clean up the house and noticing strange stickers on all of the cleaning supplies. They were a very distasteful shade of bright green and featured a simply illustrated black frowning face sticking its tongue out. Being the inquisitive youth I was, I asked her… Continue reading

Today’s Single Player DLC Doesn’t Stand a Chance

The endless value potential of downloadable content (DLC) was one of the most promising features for this generation of video games. Games were finally able to take advantage of online connectivity, but it’s a well stated consensus that the overall quality level of DLC this generation has been quite underwhelming. While the multiplayer side of… Continue reading

Can Robots Be Trusted?

One of the first movies I remember watching as a child was Terminator, a sweet tale where a time traveling man-bot comes to the present to murder the mother of a future resistance leader. Despite maybe being a bit too young to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger murder his way through dozens of people, I learned a very… Continue reading