An Old Man’s Game

I am getting old. The grey hair is beginning to creep in. Quiet nights at home are preferable to drunkenly running around town. I don’t understand the appeal of teen-centric programming on MTV. I barely know how to use Facebook. And I think I’m getting worse at video games. I never thought this would happen… Continue reading

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 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 as they discuss a variety of… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: That’s Chump’s Intro Music!

Lots of business adjustments as the new quarter gets rolling and Bungie says goodbye to Halo while Fez finally gets a release date. We were perhaps too hyped for Wrestlemania while cooler heads wrapped up our monthly focus on Gamecations. Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Corril Slayer Brings the Creepy to Side Scrolling

I never imagined that a 2D side scroller could freak me out. There’s really not a whole lot one can do graphically to convey horror due to a limited color palette and a plane of view that doesn’t leave much room for creepy creatures to hide. Playing Corril Slayer has changed my view on the potential… Continue reading

Are Video Games to Blame for Youth’s Meme Nightmare?

Everybody already knows the rumors about video games potentially leading to violence or obesity, but the digital enterteinment medium can now add potential for meme infamy to the list as well. The name Griffin Kiritsy may not ring a bell, but after casually mentioning his interest in Halo to Reader’s Digest, his life was turned upside… Continue reading

Gaming Crushes: Will They or Won’t They? – The Horrible Show #303 Live

Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh answer the important question about your favorite video game character pairings: Will they or won’t they? Zelda and Link, Samus and Metroids, Lance and Bill, and other couples you wouldn’t ask about. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of… Continue reading