Cities: Skylines – Games of 2015

Oh god, what have I done? Cities: Skylines is the city simulator I had been waiting for since my childhood. Sure, there were a few good ones inbetween now and then, but that desire reached a fever pitch when my hype level was destroyed by the defacto city simulator game that will not be named…. Continue reading

Kingdom – Games of 2015

  The biggest hurdle that most indie games have is standing apart from the crowded new release list. As a gamer it’s a goddamn crap shoot to even figure which trailers and screenshots that I’m going to give a second look. This is a great problem, but it made me mistakenly think Kingdom was something… Continue reading

Banished Reflex Review: City Planning with Natural Consequences

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear someone going on and on about the effects of humanity’s overpopulation of the Earth. While I’m not proud of the damage we’ve done to our fair planet, as an unbelievably successful species, it’s kind of tough to be upset that we’re progressing so rapidly.  The dodo… Continue reading

Towns and Brothers Who Tell Their Stories – The Cursed Checkpoint #130s

Ethan and Matthew continue to tell their own tragic tales of Towns. Naturally this leads to getting distracted by Rocky, learning foreign languages, and shining a light on their limited understanding of farming. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline,… Continue reading

Towns and Brothers Who Build Them – The Cursed Checkpoint #130

Ethan brings his brother Matthew into the virtual Horrible Night studios to talk about the game, Towns, their experiences with it, and what they hope from the simulation game in the future. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or… Continue reading

WTF Is This: Game Dev Story

Never have I played a game as meta as Game Dev Story – an addictive sim game about managing your own game companies where you can make a sim game about managing your own game company. Let that settle in. I’m still having trouble comprehending just how much time this iPhone app stole from my… Continue reading

Madden 11 has Flow

After not playing the Madden franchise in a few years, I decided to download the demo of Madden NFL 11 when it hit Xbox Live earlier this week. I played it for 2 quarters and 1 series in the second half and came to the conclusion that yep, it’s Madden alright. I was afraid that… Continue reading