Latest Diablo III Update Sponsored by Hasbro, Next One to be Legendary

If you’ve been playing Diablo III and aren’t already pissed about every other aspect of the game, the recent “nerfing” of certain class skills probably added you to the very overcrowded boat full of people with Blizzard grievances. While the announcement of a future update may not mend the wounds suffered after seeing your Demon Hunter’s smoke screen become more… Continue reading

Gamer’s Journey: Going to Hell with Diablo III Part 1: Back to Computer Gaming

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Diablo III. It’s arguably the biggest release of the year so far (notice I said arguably Mass Effect 3 fans). I have been pretty meh about the hype surrounding this game but I was never really that interested in the series as a whole. I remember watching friends play Diablo and Diablo II on many… Continue reading

Diablo 3 Launch Recovery Part 2: Online Issues – The Cursed Checkpoint #118

Server issues were to be expected for a launch as large as Diablo 3, but as connectivity problems with the game have continued to persist in the weeks after launch, Justin, Josh and Ethan discuss if Blizzard has crossed the line with consumers. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Gamer’s Journey: 5 Months of Fantasy Gaming Leads to New Definition of Cool

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I’ve always been an equal opportunity gamer, but can honestly admit that a certain bias still hung in the back of my mind like a closed-minded version of Fonzie, a Fonzie who kicked working jukeboxes so they’d stop functioning. This pervasive individual constantly whispered horrible things into my ear about the world of fantasy-themed games… 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

Diablo 3 Launch Recovery Part 1: The Game – The Cursed Checkpoint #117

A little more than a week after the Diablo 3 livestream launch day marathon, Justin, Ethan and Josh reconnect to see if their opinions of the game have changed for better or for worse. Server issues be damned, this is about the game! The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Not How They Drew It Up

Sparks of creativity were overshadowed by the dramatic conclusion and closure of 38 Studios. The industry responded with an outpouring of support and potential job opportunities for the laid off team. Our week was focused on the enjoyable screening of Indie Game: The Movie and a lively debate centered around the rise and future of… Continue reading

Counter Gaming: The Impact of Degenerative Gaming

Degenerative gaming’s impact was recently felt when the MLB 2K12 $1 million contest drew to a close. I may be a video game purist, but I don’t really like altering games to bend them to my will. At least this holds true in multiplayer and competitive settings. Writing this article was a struggle for me because I… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: According to Plan

Bumpy week in the industry with more game delays, financial troubles, legal troubles, and lots of server issues. The good news? Two great games still came out and we managed to livestream one of them all day before turning our attention back to indie games. Every day we are on the look out for the… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Diablo III

As a man, I strive to be what the world defines as a man’s man, a concept that for me was fueled by the heroics of specialized combat groups like the GI Joes and the A-Team. It seemed so simple back then, but lately this pursuit has become a bit confusing as the world around me seems to hint at manhood being something… Continue reading