The 2011 Grimmys: Game of the Year

The definitive games of the year, but only one can win. The Nominees Bastion – Small teams aren’t supposed to be able to provide thought-provoking, polished game experiences. Bastion will be impossible to forget for action RPG fans while other gamers found themselves engrossed by the incredible story narration and beautiful visuals of a world… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Co-op Game of the Year

Overwhelming odds tend to be the standard in gaming, so having a couple of well equiped buddies to back you up is never a bad thing. Douchebags need not apply, these games need teamwork…save your individuality for hipster parties and art school. The Nominess Gears of War 3 – The Gears series has been known for… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Competitive Multiplayer Game of the Year

Multiplayer gaming is both for playing with friends who just can’t be there with you (or for those who don’t like to share their valuable screen space) and for those who like to completely own no0bs and dominate their competition. This is for the second group. The Nominees Mortal Kombat – Pit yourself Mano-a-mano, toe to toe,… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Steady Sequel of the Year

Of the games that are on obvious sequel release schedules or the ones that came out of nowhere to titillate our fantasies of living out these scenarios, these are the games that stood high above the rest. The Nominees Gears of War 3 – There was a lot riding on this installment of the Gears trilogy by… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Story of the Year

We’ve reached a point where a video game can get by on story alone, regardless of any other features. That these stories happen to be interactive make them all that more interesting for gamers. The Nominees Bastion – The Kid wakes up and from the start is surrounded by destruction and unanswered questions. Constantly pushed… Continue reading

Meanwhile… Finish This Right

Meanwhile… we’ve actually been playing games. Each week we recap our recent gaming experiences and tell you what we’re looking forward to, so you can use your time more wisely than we have. The last meanwhile of the year is upon us, here’s how we are wrapping 2011: Justin L (JDevL) Honestly, I’m thrilled to have… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: How We Do Game of the Year – The Horrible Show 122111

Before they head to the digital voting booths, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh expand on their own definitions of Game of the Year. They also throw out a few last minute considerations of game’s that haven’t been stealing recent headlines. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow Show Notes Cast: Justin L, Cole,… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Category Nominations – The Horrible Show Live 121411

You can’t pick Games of the Year if you can’t categorize them correctly. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh went live to brainstorm category ideas with each other and the Horrible Night community. Who will win Best Obscure Category? Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow This show was recorded live on Live podcasts… Continue reading

Co-op Clash: Gears of War 3 – The Gear Code

It isn’t easy working together as a team. This is especially true when blood-thirsty, bullet hurling, snarling, emulsion-spewing lambent are screaming at the top of their lungs at you while we argue which one should receive the first bullet to the head. Let’s face it. The COG is dead, and all we have is each other…. Continue reading