Gaming Cynic: Multiplayer Games and Real Life Friendship

Making friends can be tough, especially when your day is occupied with work, marriage and horror themed scenario preparation. For me, it helps to be able to identify qualities in people through their interests and activities, thus eliminating that feeling out period that makes the friendship process drag on longer than is needed. The fact… Continue reading

The Horrible Show 12-08-10: Does November 2010 Matter?

It’s time to look back at the headlines of November and have Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina decide which news items actually matter. Kinect hacking, Arnold vs game ratings, and Activision playing nice are some of the stories we tackle. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow What’s been going on the gaming industry that’s… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Fix Online Multiplayer: Part 2

Last week we focused on the social aspect of online multiplayer. This week our focus is centered on the state of downloadable content (DLC). Will a subscription based model appear in the future or will we still get map packs and extra content ever couple of months after a game is released? Read on to… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Fix Online Multiplayer: Part 1

Our question this week addresses one feature of gaming that seems to have stagnated in recent years. Though the games and the features continue to improve, the hurdles preventing people from jumping online to play multiplayer have remained mostly the same. We want to know if you don’t play online, what is stopping you? If… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: What Makes an Evil Company?

Sometimes we need to talk about the companies that make the video games we love to play and this week’s REPLY TO ALL does just that. However, we aren’t talking about our favorite studios and production teams, we are asking ourselves: “What makes a video game company evil?” Colefacekilla When you mention evil game company… Continue reading

Call of Duty is No Star Wars

Things come and take the mantle of “Next Big Thing” seemingly every few months. I hate to put his name anywhere near our wonderful website here, but Justin Bieber is that for tweens everywhere right now. It’s like in the NBA, every journalist is always ready to lay the crown of “Next Michael Jordan” on… Continue reading