Mega Headlines: Likeness Controller

Don’t get me wrong, EA Sports has done plenty of shady business in regards to utilizing the likenesses of athletes, but let’s not pretend like the NCAA has anything figured out about how to handle the marketing of its players, either. EA is smart to get out of the college game market until that is… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #108 – Or Not 2D

After a heavy diversion into classic 90’s RPG’s, Justin sleeps through the new Strider reveal and Cole gets excited about a new Contra game. Plus Spelunky challenges, the end of the Steam sale, early access games, and Bollywood budget cuts. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive weekly gaming updates show featuring… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #203 – Xbox One and Ghost Dogs

It is called the Xbox One and Microsoft built a giant tent to reveal the thing so the least we could do is podcast about it. Justin and Ethan react to the presentation and see how it has changed their anticipation of the next generation of gaming. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast… Continue reading

Aftermath of The Horrible Show Live #403

Justin, Josh, and Ethan talk about more bad games that they love, answer chat’s questions about digital game purchases, preview Aliens: Colonial Marines, and new dungeon crawlers. Aftermath Episodes – The mics stay on after the show ends as the conversation continues and live chat interacts with the cast. The Horrible Show – Join the… Continue reading

Making the Best of Bad Games – The Horrible Show Live #403

We all makes mistakes, and bad video games are going to find their way into your library at some point. Justin, Josh, and Ethan discuss their poor choices of the past to see if any of their habits have changed for the better with recent purchases. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: Play Nicer

Game publishers will try and bend the rules as much as they can, which is why it is so satisfying when they snap back in their face like Sony and EA this week. Our week focused on charity donations, indie Tetris movies, retro game collecting, game night announcements, and pinball, so there’s a lot of… Continue reading

NFL Blitz Reflex Review: A Safety is Not a Touchdown

Hey, NFL Blitz is back! That is a factual exclamation. Licensed arcade football is something I’ve been missing since my Nintendo 64 and arcade days (PS2 and “The League” versions be damned). Needless to say I was thrilled when the rumors started churning that EA was going to push out a new NFL Blitz on… Continue reading

It’s No Longer in the Game

Healthy competition has helped grow the game industry into what it is today. This growth spawned fantastic debates like Mario vs Sonic. Rivalries have resulted in the premature death of genres like guitar games, but there is a genre within the industry that desperately needs more competition and that is sports games. Exclusivity is king Just six short… Continue reading