Horrible Times #416: The New Past

It has been a timewarp around games recently, I thought we were on the cusp of a new generation. I guess leave it to a Nintendo news week to take you back to the classics, but I don’t know if that magic is working anymore Big N. I will say I’m feeling better about the… Continue reading

Horrible Times #415: The Deal With It

We’ll never really know what happened behind the scenes of Adam Orth’s resignation at Microsoft. Sure his #dealwithit comment was a bit misguided, but it was also mostly true. Whether or not the next Xbox is always online or online only, our devices are more connected every day. Fighting it is a bit futile. Beyond… Continue reading

Horrible Times #414: The Forced Farewell

I actually think that the more entertaining phenomena on April Fool’s Day are the companies that make honest announcements and don’t understand when the public doesn’t take them seriously. Granted, I’m not sure if there is a day of the year that anyone would have taken Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon seriously, but I admit… Continue reading

Horrible Times #413: The Alternative to Spoilers

The game industry’s Spring flavored double gut punch landed its second blow this week as GDC floated all kinds of interesting backstories that wanna-be flies on the wall like me can’t get enough of. I don’t know about you, but I could listen to the stories about alternative versions of Dante, how bunnies were almost… Continue reading

Horrible Times #411: The Grind is Chewy

Video game public relations has to either be a thankless job or they just have the wrong people in place. When we aren’t cleaning up from the previous debacle, we have new name-calling, copyright arguments, and all around cannibalistic behavior. Which is why when I see any company tell it like it is and offer… Continue reading

Horrible Times #410: The City Will Be OK

Someone has to figure out always online connectivity right? I know we are all doubting our internets thanks to EA’s and Maxis’ complete failure of a launch for SimCity that made Diablo III’s launch issues seem almost tame by comparison. I admit there lack of preparedness is baffling, but it was also hard for me… Continue reading

Horrible Times #407: The Sunday Destination

After the most drawn out gamer tease I’ve experienced in a while, I’m officially ready for Sony and Microsoft to announce their next-gen plans. Publishers and developers have to be even more frustrated as illustrated by Bungie’s attempted reveal of their new game, Destiny. I’m officially more confused about what to expect from their new online… Continue reading