The Sandboxers – The Horrible Show Live #408

Justin and Ethan can’t stop talking about Blood Dragon, and this has inevitably led to a fresh look at open world video games. They try to construct the pitch for the ultimate sandbox game by looking at the lessons learned from the genre’s history. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as… Continue reading

Franchise Debuts – The Horrible Show Live #319

Justin, Josh and Ethan dig deep to figure what makes for a truly memorable debut for a new video game franchise. From the highs of Resident Evil to the failures of Homefront which originals still stand above their sequels? The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Video Game Music is Better

Time to pay tribute to the best noises in video games, the music: What are your favorite video game soundtracks? Including any new updates to classic music by different artists. Want in on the weekly conversation? Every Wednesday we pose a question on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. You can answer from Wednesdays through Mondays on Twitter… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Misplaced Sidekicks

We’ve covered bosses and heroes before, so lets move on to sidekicks. Which “other characters” could actually be useful in other franchises? Maybe Tails is better suited in the Mario Kingdom? Ethan (Wizardtrain187) Tails would make the Mushroom Kingdom his b***h! The wide variety of familiars from Symphony of the Night pop into my head… Continue reading

Retro City Rampage Gameplay Takes Us Back to Our Violent Roots

One of my more historical jaw-dropping gaming experiences occurred the first time I played the original Grand Theft Auto. I had never played a game that allowed you so much terrible freedom. Stealing cars, running over the owner, and gunning down pedestrians was good devious fun and feel entirely different than its more lifelike 3d… Continue reading