I Confess: No Nintendo Gaming Roots

Alright, I’ll come out and say it before I start rattling off excuses and justifications: all of those classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games that we talk about as genre-starters or so-good-they’re-still-fun-to-play? With the exception of Contra (which I beat on XBLA), Bionic Commando (which I beat in my first all-nighter), and Super Mario World… Continue reading

24HCGC Video Highlights Part 5: Castlevania Closer

Each day this week, I will be revisiting A Call to Gamers 1st 24 Hour Charity Gaming Challenge (24HCGC) for Child’s Play through our video highlights currently available on our Twitch.tv channel. We started a 24 hour video game marathon for Child’s Play on the night of October 14th, and livestreamed as much of the action as possible from NetHeads… Continue reading

Taking Offense for Equality – The Horrible Show 111611

In our attempt to point out the not so offensive portions of video games, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Josh, and Justin end up making the most offensive episode of the show yet. Monster profiling, floating heroes, crushed horses and others get their due. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow This episode is a continuation… Continue reading

Meanwhile… Sleepy Heroes

Meanwhile… we’ve actually been playing games. Each week we recap our recent gaming experiences and tell you what we’re looking forward to, so you can use your time more wisely than we have. After winning at charity game marathons, thanks to all of you, we return to our game queues. They haven’t gotten any smaller; it’s… Continue reading

Hey! Watch! HD Konami Intros for Castlevania and Gradius

One piece of retro games that hasn’t gotten much of a revival is a focus on their intro animations. We’ve seen plenty of soundtracks and games themselves redone, but these remakes of Konami intros caught me off guard. Plus they get bonus points for taking me back to Castlevania (above) again. Rickonami has also taken on… Continue reading

BloodRayne: Betrayal Trailer Soaks the 2nd Dimension

In an era where vampires have taken over every form of media, there is one mistreated vampire out there who hasn’t gotten her piece of the bloody popular pie. The BloodRayne franchise was born of 2 great-in-concept-but-average-in-execution games and became another victim of Uwe Boll as an unwatchable movie (and direct-to-DVD sequel). It had been… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: The Next Video Game TV Series

The Red Faction franchise is gearing up for its next game release and the TV series. Surprisingly, the trailer for the show doesn’t look terrible. What other game franchise would you like to see get a TV series? No cartoons, and no Mass Effect (because, well, we already know that would be sweet). Ben (EndlessBen) Oh… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Castlevania

Appearances can be deceiving, and that deception is especially potent when your survival hangs in the balance. Stay strong, stay focused, these are the lessons I learned from Castlevania. The Lessons of Castlevania Don’t turn around, they’ll come back There’s meat in the walls Hearts may not do what you expect them to Lots of… Continue reading

The Horrible Show 08-25-10: Franchise Players

Riding our ego wave from last week, Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina set their sights on helping to improve a few game franchises. Fans of Resident Evil, Fallout, Crackdown, BioShock, Final Fantasy, Mario, Prince of Persia, and Battlefield beware. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow We’ve got ideas. They may or may not be… Continue reading