The Cursed Checkpoint #206b – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: E3 and Beyond

In episode 2 of a 4 part interview, Ethan continues talking with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses E3, indie development, and the Oculus Rift. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or industry story. It features a rotating cast… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #104 – Depth Over Mass

Justin forgot how much gamers can actually create on Sony systems and thinks both Ken and Kevin Levine are pretty awesome. Cole may get lost in a sea of RPG’s and he is already over second screen gameplay. Plus your answers and Man of Steel. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive… Continue reading

E3 13 Aftermath: Game Certainty and Policy Evolution

I really don’t think the gaming industry has ever been more fascinating than it is right now. The culmination of the odd state of transition for game development and publishing models combined with the announcement of new consoles set to define how the next generation will begin is making for a rather unpredictable future. That… Continue reading

E3 13: Ethan’s Obligatory E3 Observation Post

E3 is over and while it’s been nice to get back to the normalcy of video game coverage, I was surprisingly excited by the bevy of information tidbits that came out of the show. Because I respect you all, I’ll keep the E3 saturation to a minimum…starting next week that is. For now, I figured… Continue reading

E3 13: Games of the Show – The Cursed Checkpoint #205

Sorting through an angry horde of E3 coverage isn’t always easy, but Justin, Ethan, Aaron have survived and come out on the other side with their standout games of the show. Plus, some advice for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony looking forward to 2014. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

E3 13: inFamous: Second Son is a Next-Gen Playground

While I am a big Infamous fan, when glancing through the potential PS4 games library, I found myself skipping over the existing franchises and looking for new titles first. Once I circled back to watch some actual gameplay from inFamous: Second Son, my jaw dropped. Maybe it is because I’m a sucker for destructible enviornments,… Continue reading

E3 13: A Different Kind of Apocalypse in The Division

I don’t tend to get too excited when I see the name Tom Clancy attached to things, but The Division has sparked my interest. It’s a massively multiplayer, third person shooter with RPG elements set in a New York City ravaged by a pandemic of some sort. Not to worry, however as this is not… Continue reading