Game Association: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (NES)

In 1989 Tecmo published the action platformer Ninja Gaiden on the NES. It went on to spawn two more sequels on the console. The series stars Ryu Hayabusa, dramatic cutscenes, and a ridiculous difficulty. Ninja Gaiden Trilogy on the NES = Cole – That’s really sad that dude’s dad had to die. – Shouldn’t Ryu’s dad have taken… Continue reading

Taking Offense: Flying Enemies Can Kiss My A**

Congratulations, airborne enemies: you’re officially the biggest jerk-offs in gaming history.  I suppose I could have been a bit more delicate about informing you of this title, but I’m pretty sure you’re already well aware of it. In fact, I don’t really think you mind being the biggest thorn in the sides of gamers everywhere…. Continue reading

Ninja Wrap – The Cursed Checkpoint #125

Defining ninjas is apparently a touchy subject as there are varying expectations of these secretive warriors. Justin grills Ethan about all types of video game ninjas from the loose cannon ninjas to supernatural ninjas and ninjas in bat costumes. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Yaiba is Ninja Gaiden Meets Night of The Living Dead

To many people, zombies have become a bit played out. To others, ninjas haven’t quite gotten the respect they deserve. To Keiji Inafune, the only way to resolve such differences of opinion is to include both in a new game called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden z. Mouths watering yet? They should be. Based on the trailer,… 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

I Confess: No Nintendo Gaming Roots

Alright, I’ll come out and say it before I start rattling off excuses and justifications: all of those classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games that we talk about as genre-starters or so-good-they’re-still-fun-to-play? With the exception of Contra (which I beat on XBLA), Bionic Commando (which I beat in my first all-nighter), and Super Mario World… Continue reading

What We Are Playing November 2011 – The Horrible Show 112311

The monthly visit to our now playing list reveals that Justin, Ethan, Josh, and Brandon may not have planned out their 2011 game schedule too well. Beyond Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 there are still a lot of great contenders out there yet to be played. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Show… Continue reading

Five Fight: Games We Suck At – The Horrible Show Live 092811

Our first live video podcast brings Justin, Ethan, Cole, Justin, and Josh out of the shadows to reveal their Top 5 games that they suck at. Mario would be disappointed in all of us as Justin finds a way to be terrible at a game that isn’t a game. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com… Continue reading

Versatile Video Game Characters – The Horrible Show 072011

How would some of our favorite video game characters would fare in other game worlds? Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh put their heroes to the test. Ryu Hayabusa, Gordon Freeman, Commander Shepard, Mega Man, and Alucard will never be the same. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Long Description Coming Soon Show… Continue reading