Horrible Times #416: The New Past

It has been a timewarp around games recently, I thought we were on the cusp of a new generation. I guess leave it to a Nintendo news week to take you back to the classics, but I don’t know if that magic is working anymore Big N. I will say I’m feeling better about the… Continue reading

Aftermath of The Horrible Show Live #407

Finally, someone answers all of those unanswered YouTube questions that Adam Sessler has been ignoring. Justin, Josh, and Ethan take on just about every video game topic imaginable. Including the Oculus Rift, game boycotts, Starbound, and Mega Man X FPS. Aftermath Episodes – The mics stay on after the show ends as the conversation continues… Continue reading

Horrible Times #411: The Grind is Chewy

Video game public relations has to either be a thankless job or they just have the wrong people in place. When we aren’t cleaning up from the previous debacle, we have new name-calling, copyright arguments, and all around cannibalistic behavior. Which is why when I see any company tell it like it is and offer… Continue reading

The Cave Review: Deeper Darkness

People seem to have the strangest fascination with non-human things having the ability to talk: cars, smartphones, Tom and Jerry. (Looking back, Tom and Jerry talking might have been one of the worst events in my childhood history and I didn’t even know it.) In the case of The Cave, seven unique archetypes approach a… Continue reading

Gilbert and Schafer Together Again at Double Fine

One of the greatest developer tag teams has reunited at Double Fine Studios. Ron Gilbert, most recently known for the downloadable title DeathSpank, has joined Double Fine. The owner of that studio is a former co-worker of Gilbert at LucasArts, Tim Schafer. These two collaborated on a few things gamers might have heard of before:… Continue reading

Deathspank Trailer Unveils Story and Heroic Needs Hotline

Deathspank has been on my radar ever since Ron Gilbert, of Monkey Island fame and Creative Director for Deathspank, demoed the game at PAX last year. In this recent trailer, we finally get a taste of the story and a bit more of its oblivious hero, Deathspank. The game promises “Several Unicorns” and “Forbidden Bacon”… Continue reading

Monkey Island 2 SE Features Creators’ Audio Commentary

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is getting even more special edition treatment than its predecessor. Not only is the classic adventure game getting LucasArts revealed that Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, and Dave Grossman are all participating in adding their witty commentary to the game. “Players will be able to hear the three’s insights into key… Continue reading