Does July 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 081011

Seriously, you have no idea how excited we are to talk about video games again. Through audio difficulties the crew is back. After a GenCon detour Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh comb through headlines of July to see if any of them matter. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow Long Description Coming… Continue reading

Zeboyd Critical of Xbox Live Indie Games Exposure

Zeboyd, creators of Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World has been openly critical about the way indie games get exposure on the Xbox Live service, exposure that could lead to revenue for smaller studios such as their own. Those that think the developer is just upset because their game wasn’t as cool as they may… Continue reading

The Carmack Defends Call of Duty

Id Software’s John “The Carmack” Carmack is intimidatingly smart, so when he talks, I tend to listen, even if the conversation revolves around a genre that isn’t at the top of my list and I only understand 2/3 of the words he uses. When asked by Industry Gamers how he felt about the “innovation wall” of shooters as… Continue reading

2011 Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

Great indie games are always a welcome surprise when you find them, but it’s always nicer when they find you. The Independent Games Festival (IGF) celebrates the most influential indie games in the industry and has narrowed down the finalists (from over 400 entries) for their main competition. Now in it’s 13th year, the IGF… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Kinecting Governors and Violence

Every day, Horrible Night is on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry to pass along to you with our unique take. The articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Each… Continue reading

Counter Gaming: Piracy

I received an email this past week in reference to my Dead Rising 2 post. An unnamed individual was trying to play his pirated version of Dead Rising 2 and was having problems. For those of you not in the know, I had a ton of issues with loading this game. After hours of tweaks… Continue reading

Limbo Teaser Creeps with Style

Here’s the next indie game to keep an eye on, the 2010 Independent Games Festival’s Technical Excelllence in Visual Arts award winner – Limbo ( Danish studio Playdead is wrapping up almost 4 years of development on this atmospheric puzzle-platformer. The action in Limbo features physics-based environmental puzzles capped up with gruesome death sequences. Make… Continue reading