Cheap and Dirty Gamer: 400 Years is Worth the Wait

When it comes to gaming, being forced to wait is a sure-fire way to completely lose interest in whatever task your digital alter ego has in front of them. When a developer can make the act of waiting interesting, however, then something peculiar happens to the impatient gamer; they learn patience. That is what 400… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Frantic 3 Has Lots of Super Planes

The reason why I’ll never be a member of any country’s airforce is because I’ve clocked most of my flight hours during my time with the ever enjoyable SHMUP genre. The fact that real life fighter jets don’t have simple control schemes and unlimited multi-colored bullets is a huge barrier for me, so I guess I’ll have to… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Killer Escape has a Double Meaning

So I didn’t expect to post Killer Escape as today’s Cheap and Dirty Gamer, but the further I got into it the more I realized it met my random criteria for this series. Killer Escape may seem like a simple picture hunt/puzzle game on the surface, but dig below that and you’ll find one of… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: 10,000,000 Makes Me Panic

I’d like to believe I’d be the type of guy that stayed calm when a high pressure situation arose. I always imagined that should a bomb need defused or a plane have to be diverted for an emergency landing, people would look towards me for help. The truth of the matter is, I’m absolutely horrible… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Droid Assault Each Other and Not Us

If I had to choose my biggest fear, it’d have to be that a Terminator-like scenario would occur sometime in the near future, throwing humanity headlong into a war with independently thinking machines. See, I’ve always just assumed that it’d be the whole of mankind vs all the machines, but after playing Droid Assault my… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Of The Year 2012 Edition

It’s hard to believe that about a year and a half  ago, Cheap and Dirty Gamer was actually a series about video game deals from across the web called Horribly Awesome Deals of The Weak. Seeing that everyone and their uncle did weekly video game deal write ups, I decided to focus on a single cheap and/or… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Christmas Special with Effing Worms

Cheap and Dirty Gamer has taken a break from its usual format to bring you the Cheap and Dirty Gamer Christmas Special!  Merry Christmas everyone! I’m about to take off on a magical journey back to the land of milk and honey, but in my absence please enjoy my Christmas Special! It’s full of musical… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Exploring The Dungeons of Red Rogue with a Boney Pal

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Anytime I see the word, red, I think of blood. Anytime I see the word, rogue, I think of the roguelike genre of games.  The game Red Rogue happens to be a roguelike game that has blood in it, so it turns out my intuition isn’t quite as warped as I thought it was. Because of… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Evilgeddon Spooky Max Asks You to Walk Backwards and Shoot

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Walking backwards and shooting at things is a very common pairing of actions in today’s gaming world, actions that I happen to be quite fond of regardless of how difficult walking backwards and doing anything actually is. Twin stick wave shooters (or mouse and keyboard for those in the PC world) are the most common… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Soulcaster Gets Its Browser On

Soulcaster has been available in the Xbox Live Indie Games for quite some time, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Ian Stocker of MagicalTimeBean studios had recently made it available to the masses via your friendly neighborhood internet browser.  Despite already playing it on my Xbox, I felt the need to take another stab at the semi-tower… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Sumotori Dreams of Pants Soaking Laughter

So I might be stretching the word “game” a bit when speaking in reference to Sumotori Dreams. Perhaps drunken push fight simulator would be a more appropriate term, though that shouldn’t take away from the fact that it was still one of the most enjoyable moments I’ve had with interactive media in the last few… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Prove Your Horror Worthiness in Hunt of Horror

I’m going to share a first world problem with you; my Halloween sucked this year. Not only could I not partake in my usual Netflix horror movie marathon, I also overslept through a tour of some Nazi bunkers, and the few Trick or Treaters that ventured near my flat were scared off by the drunks… Continue reading