Does July 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 081011

Seriously, you have no idea how excited we are to talk about video games again. Through audio difficulties the crew is back. After a GenCon detour Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh comb through headlines of July to see if any of them matter. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Long Description Coming… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Budget Gaming for Kids

Back when I was growing up, there were three main options of acquiring a video game. The game could either be purchased by you, your parents or an awesome relative who actually looked at your birthday/holiday wish-list and wanted you to be happy on that special day. Another way to play a new game was… Continue reading

Zynga Launches Empires and Allies on Facebook

Later today, Zynga, the king of social microtransactional games, will be launching its first venture into the strategy realm with Empires and Allies. The game will be available to play on Facebook and is being described as “Risk meets Cityville“, which means I’m half excited about this game and half annoyed. This marks the first… Continue reading

Gaikai Wants to Bring AAA Titles to Your Browser

When it comes to hyping a product, adding “{product name} is the {type of item product is} of the future” will guarantee millions of sales. I think this has a lot to do with the future scenes in Back to the Future 2 because frankly everything that existed there (hoverboards, self drying jackets) was pretty awesome. Since… Continue reading

Population Officially Dumber, FarmVille for Dummies to be Released

Despite the current predicament in Egypt, political tension with China and our own country’s economic strife, people are still really into FarmVille and quite concerned about the mysteries surrounding that “game”. Even though the “game” appears to be quite simple (even verging on patronizing) a Farmville For Dummies will be released on February 22 of this year, a book co-written by… Continue reading

Gaming Cynic: Multiplayer Games and Real Life Friendship

Making friends can be tough, especially when your day is occupied with work, marriage and horror themed scenario preparation. For me, it helps to be able to identify qualities in people through their interests and activities, thus eliminating that feeling out period that makes the friendship process drag on longer than is needed. The fact… Continue reading

CityVille Infects 22 Million Brains

People who love browser games with meth like addictive qualities but aren’t so interested in farming, rejoiced this month when CityVille was introduced. Not surprisingly, Zynga’s newest title has already attracted quite a following (a 22 million player following) in as little as eleven days! That’s equivalent to my home town of Indianapolis’s population multiplied… Continue reading

Digital Farm Takes Precedence Over Actual Baby

A woman accused of shaking her baby to death because his crying interrupted a game of Farmville pleaded guilty to second degree murder this past Wednesday. The 22 year old Floridian thought that the baby may have hit its head while she shook him in an attempt to stop his cries. It’s difficult to maintain neutrality with… Continue reading