Going Indie – The Horrible Show #310 Live

Justin, Ethan, and Josh discuss the rise and the future of indie games while attempting to define what makes a game an indie game and the differences between large and small independent developers. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video game topics. This show… Continue reading

Wizardtrain187’s Games of the Year 2011

2011 was the year of unexpected derailment for yours truly as quite a few highly anticipated games got neglected as a result of stumbling across (and subsequently loving) several lesser known indie titles. I still think that 2011 was a huge year for AAA gaming, especially with the back-to-back blockbusters that “Mega Release Fall” produced…. Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Downloadable Game of the Year – Coins Division

These mid-range priced games are well within the reach of cash-conscious gamers while still boasting incredible depth and value. From point and click adventures to old school vehicular shoot outs, 2011 was full of promising titles that went toe to toe with the big dogs. The Nominees Dungeon Defenders – Dungeon Defenders hasn’t lost momentum since arriving… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Proud to be a Video Game Award

Games can get pretty intense and sometimes take themselves a bit too seriously, even forgetting why they exist in the first place. It’s a good thing that developers with an affinity for fun and indifference to congruent narratives are around to remind us all why we started gaming in the first place. The Nominees Renegade Ops –… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: New Character of the Year

Getting attached to characters is a key ingredient to the long-term success of a franchise.  Whether they’re the protagonist, a side kick or mortal enemy is unimportant, these are the individuals that stood out amongst a title’s main players and are most worthy of becoming plush dolls. The Nominees Narrator (Stranger) (Bastion) – Playing video games is fun,… Continue reading

Orcs Must Die Review: Orcs Shall Not Pass

Orcs Must Die! Really? Duh, Robot Entertainment, tell me something I don’t know. See, I’ve had quite a bit of experience in dealing with the green skinned freaks and understand that their continued existence is detrimental to the betterment of man, elf and every other good guy fantasy race (except unicorns, f*** unicorns). I’ve killed… Continue reading

Does November 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 120711

Justin, Cole, Justin, and Josh recap the major news stories of November and get completely jealous of the toys kids today get to collect. Activision gets multiple compliments, indie music is a hit, New Line wants to make a Rampage movie, and more. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Show Notes Cast: Justin… Continue reading

Meanwhile… The Games Will Find You

Meanwhile… we’ve actually been playing games. Each week we recap our recent gaming experiences and tell you what we’re looking forward to, so you can use your time more wisely than we have. I’d say we had our platforms covered over the holidays. Plenty of mobile gaming and continued “work” on the remaining major titles of… Continue reading

You’re Playing It Wrong – The Horrible Show 113011

Even our remarkable cast can struggle with a particular type of game from time to time. Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh sit down for some genre coaching for fighting, strategy, FPS games and others to find out who gives the best gaming advice. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Show Notes Cast:… Continue reading

Gaming Advocate: Stop Killing Humans

Battlefield 3 is coming out tomorrow and Modern Warfare 3 a few short weeks later, which makes the next month a huge deal for gamers everywhere. With the culmination of these events, we’ll finally know which of the two behemoths is the top dog of first person shooting. I’m going to predict that both will… Continue reading