REPLY TO ALL: Early Access or Full Release?

I have found myself cooling on early access games so far this year. I would rather play through my backlog and catch the game’s full release. My thinking is if the game doesn’t fulfill on its promise, maybe it wasn’t worth playing in early access or ever. I know others love their early access games though. I’d… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #305 – Spacebase DF-9 Floats On

Double Fine piqued our interest with the announcement of Spacebase DF-9. Before its Early Access ends, Justin gets a full status report from all of Jason’s floating adventures. Is it time to jump in or space it all together? The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast #201 – Just Go

Justin and Justin change up the Top Video Game Podcast a bit. They run down their thoughts on the upcoming releases of Thief, Titanfall, and Evolve before saying goodbye to Irrational Games. Plus Raiden’s snark makes up for his voice. Top Video Game Podcast – Gaming topics worth talking about according to the Horrible Night staff and… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Double Cube Dog Day

Heads had to roll after Microsoft’s E3 and its policy reversal, but so many things are changing at MS these days it is hard to say if the head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, leaving for Zynga was in the works even before E3. Regardless, I don’t know how you jump in with gusto onto Zynga’s… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Fine Plus Decay

We survived E3, so what else was going on? Well for one thing, there was a bad ass indie press conference called the Horizon Conference on the final day of E3 that I completely missed, and Double Fine reestablished themselves as the kings of game funding. Sony shows just how not-rigid PlayStation Plus can be,… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #102 – Overfocused

Justin, Aaron, and Justin G will not allow puppy poop to prevent this podcast. Justin G wants to know who the Xbox One reveal was for, Aaron is just happy that Guild Wars 2 let him go long enough to talk, and Justin wants more Double Fine Kickstarters. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #101 – Free to Awesome

Justin and Cole kick off a brand new podcast series by running on all of the walls with warframes and failing in front of the next generation. Plus, Nintendo, Denis Dyack, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Double Fine, and Next Xbox predictions. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive weekly gaming updates show… Continue reading

Broken Age is the Name for the Double Fine Adventure Game Funded by Kickstarter

A little over a year ago, Double Fine changed the way the video game industry looked at Kickstarter and crowdfunding in general. The result of this experiment was the dramatically successful $3 million+ funding of the creation of a new adventure game by Double Fine and a documentary of the process behind the scenes. Backers… Continue reading

Horrible Times #411: The Grind is Chewy

Video game public relations has to either be a thankless job or they just have the wrong people in place. When we aren’t cleaning up from the previous debacle, we have new name-calling, copyright arguments, and all around cannibalistic behavior. Which is why when I see any company tell it like it is and offer… Continue reading

The Cave Review: Deeper Darkness

People seem to have the strangest fascination with non-human things having the ability to talk: cars, smartphones, Tom and Jerry. (Looking back, Tom and Jerry talking might have been one of the worst events in my childhood history and I didn’t even know it.) In the case of The Cave, seven unique archetypes approach a… Continue reading