Backbreaker: Vengeance Hits June 29 with High Scoring Football Mini-Games

Last June Backbreaker, the football game without an NFL license, hit stores with a resounding, “Meh.” It was a cool take on football, using physics to produce realistic looking moves and tackles. It didn’t rely on the canned animations that EA and the Madden series has used for years. NaturalMotion has taken a step back… Continue reading

E3 11: Sony – The Horrible Show 060911

E3 week continues as we set our sights on the Nintendo press conference and their new… console? Ethan and Cole join Justin and Josh to discuss Zelda, the 3Ds games lineup, and the good and the bad of the Wii U. Would someone turn off that siren? Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow… Continue reading

E3 11: Day One Recap Featuring Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony

Admittedly, we are still digging out from the flood of media and press conferences of the first day of E3. With Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony all taking to the stage there was plenty of game action to get excited about and we’ve highlighted the one’s that caught our attention below. All of this and… Continue reading

Does May 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 060111

The big industry news maker may be right around the corner, but May 2011 might go down in history. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Justin overanalyze the PSN outage, Elite Modern Warfare 3 news, and reveal just who the target audience is for E3. Mmm toadstools. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Once a… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Break Things

Hey Sony is back and better than, well, PSN is back, sorta. At least Microsoft decided to jump in on the fun and knowingly break some 360s while Warner Bros attempts to break Batman. I don’t think anything snapped on our site, but we did try to fix Too Human. Every day we are on… Continue reading

A PlayStation Network is Back!

Over the weekend, Saturday night to be exact, Sony finally restored the PlayStation Network. After being down for over three weeks, hundreds of people rejoiced when prompted to download the new firmware Sony’s calling 3.61. What it does is restore access to the PSN and asks that you reset your password upon trying to sign… Continue reading

Section 8: Prejudice Reflex Review: Dudes with ‘Tudes in Robot Suits

Hey kids, playing video games about sweet robot suits is great, but remember that prejudice itself is not. Having preconcieved issues with people of different races, backgrounds or idealogical foundations is straight up whack. When people think about downloadable gaming, they tend to think of the myriad of unique puzzle games and retro-influenced side scrollers… Continue reading

Games of May Solve the Case

  Not much wants to go up against Rockstar this month, but there could still be a few surprises out there. We finally have something nice to say about Black Ops for a change, and we’re patiently waiting to see what exactly Brink is. Check out the list of major releases this month along with… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Is Single Player Dying?

Companies like Valve have started talking about moving away from single player experiences all together and combined with the recent episodes of the “internets collapsing” (PSN), do you think multiplayer games will still take over in the near future? Rob I really don’t think the PSN debacle will have much of an impact at all…. Continue reading