DayZ Standalone “Has to be Out Before the End of the Year” says Creator

Every time we think the zombie video game genre is getting a bit too crowded, some developer comes along and gives us a slightly different flavor. DayZ may be the most successful zombie mod ever and certainly captured our attention at its brilliant premise as a realistic open world zombie experience. Recently, Bohemia Interactive announced… Continue reading

Broforce Interview with Evan Greenwood – The Cursed Checkpoint #126

The prototype for Broforce was pretty much a calling for our brothusiast, Ethan. He joins Free Lives’ Creative Director, Evan Greenwood, to discuss the game, the true definition of bro, how to survive the flying sharks of South Africa, and more. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading

Dyad Review: Chariot of Lasers

Drooling out of the side of my mouth with eyes wide open, it’s clear to me that Dyad is an experience that’s tricky to describe. Sometimes it’s a racer and you’re up against the clock, but other times it’s an arcade puzzler and your goal is precision. The commonality found between them is that Dyad… Continue reading

Intrusion 2 Game Curious Video: Alpha Ass Kicker

As a gaming journalist, I’ve learned to temper my emotions and maintain objectivity any time a new game trailer erupts from the interwebs. That being said, sometimes a trailer melts away my professionalism, leaving me in an emotional state not unlike that of an elementary age child who has just excitedly peed their pants after… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Oniken Goes Back to the Basics

I look back on the gaming of my youth from time to time, trying to determine what I loved most about the 8-bit days. Was it the difficulty that those games inherently had or did I just appreciate the simplicity of the production values that came with the infancy of gaming?  As much as I’d like to say those… Continue reading

Fez Patch “Good Enough” for Microsoft

Do you remember the Fez patch that reportedly was destroying saves for some players? Do you also remember that this patch was pulled shortly after being placed on XBL? Well, everyone rejoice because the save killing patch is returning! In a recent post on the Poytron site, Phil Fish declared that the save issues were… Continue reading

Krater: Shadows Over Solside Reflex Review: Bright Future for this Apocalypse

When I preordered Krater: Shadows Over Solside I wasn’t sure exactly what I was getting into. Since Diablo 3 had sunk its demonic claws into me, I was a bit fearful that my dungeon crawling would be bit oversaturated thus preventing me from seeing the merits of Krater’s approach to the genre. Fortunately, Krater is a… Continue reading

A Mother’s Inferno Game Curious Video: Something Heavy Approaches

Craving a genuine horror experience, the trailer for A Mother’s Inferno sold Josh and I on the game immediately. The fact that this indie title is free makes it a must-play. Created by a 17 student team from the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment (DADIU), A Mother’s Inferno is a trippy train ride to hell through the eyes… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Super Meat Boy

Just sitting around and waiting for your moment isn’t going to cut it anymore. Chances are when your moment comes that you won’t even have the skills necessary to seize it. So even if you don’t know what the world is going to ask of you, you should get out there and work with what… Continue reading

Because We May – Indie Game Developers Hold Massive Sale

A group of indie game developers are holding a massive indie game sale from May 24 to June 1. The aptly name sale is Because We May. The premise is simple and has the type of elegance that can bring down an opera house. We believe that developers should have the freedom to price their games how they… Continue reading