Game Association: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was released in arcades in 1992 before coming to consoles the following year. It’s impact at the time is probably just as large as its legacy that continues on into 2015 with the release of Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat? MORTAL KOMBAT! Cole – I remember my friend had a Prodigy account and he printed… Continue reading

News and… Banking on Your SNES

After taking in this amazing promotional video for TranDirect Holding’s home banking software running on an SNES we didn’t know what to make of it. After all the video itself fits right into internal promotional videos made by companies in 1998. What threw me off was the inclusion of and emphasis on the Nintendo partnership. Our guess… Continue reading

News and… Dracula’s SNES

Looking at the photos of this ridiculous custom SNES, I couldn’t figure out how/if the console worked underneath all of that intricate Castlevania goodness. After checking out the artist’s (Vadu Amka) in progress video though, I’m just wishing I could turn my console on using a skull. That should come standard in all consoles really. Digging… Continue reading

Inventory Check! LEGO The Last of Us Let’s Me Smile Again

After the debut trailer of The LEGO Movie Videogame broke space and time as we know it, you had to be wondering where LEGO games go from here. Brian Anderson has some ideas. Following up his LEGO Breaking Bad parody, he’s back with a new idea that minifigs the harrowing world of The Last of… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Controller Prejudices

After Valve got weird on us with its new controller, it led us to this weeks’ question: REPLY TO ALL – The Horrible Night contributors answer gaming questions and try to determine who has the right opinion. When were you right/wrong about judging a new controller? Andy: I have a confession. I liked the original Xbox controller…. Continue reading

Hey! Watch! You Forgot to Hit Pause, SNES Idle Animation Montage

Do you remember the first time your video game character got annoyed with you? Idle animations that break down the 4th wall are one of my favorite small touches in video games. I’m guessing YouTube user TropicalContactHigh probably agrees with me as he/she put together a stellar video featuring just about every idle animation you… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Final Fantasy VI

I’ve been known to go on many adventures. My wife always refers to the next adventure as my final one. However, for my latest adventure I had a trick up my sleeve. I would name it two different things to help in the confusion. Is this the third adventure or the sixth? She couldn’t keep… Continue reading

Hey! Look! SNES Arcade Cabinet

Constructing the perfect arcade machine is a pipe dream for a lot of gamers. Reddit user Echoobrain shared this goal, but wanted to make his cabinet a little bit different. Instead of refurbishing a classic machine or building a custom MAME cabinet, Echoobrain wanted the ability put cartridges directly into the dashboard rather than loading… Continue reading