Gamer’s Journey: The Sports Game Fanatic

I have been hiding something inside me since I started writing for Horrible Night. I have been hiding a secret that may not be very well-known. I may have even been hiding it from myself. I have been hiding that I love sports games. I play them for hours on end with no remorse. Early… Continue reading

The Dream Team Adds Scottie Pippen to Complete Its Roster for NBA 2K13

Admittedly it takes something a bit out of the norm to get me to pay attention to sports games. Madden’s new physics engine has me intrigued, but I’ve also been known to play football games more often than others. Basketball video games outside of NBA Jam and I haven’t gotten along since my 16-bit days…. Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Space Jam

In 1996, aliens known as the Nerdlucks came to Earth and stole the basketball abilities from a who’s who of NBA superstars. Fortunately for everyone who enjoys freedom, Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny and a host of other Looney Toons teamed up and sent those skillset stealing jerk-offs back to where they came from (well, they… Continue reading

Just 5 More Minutes: Tecmo Super Bowl

On draft day, a lot of prospects were compared to the great football players of yesteryear. When we talk about the greatest football games of all time, nothing compares to Tecmo Super Bowl, a game released just a little over 20 years ago. Simple is best Tecmo Super Bowl is the gold standard when it comes… Continue reading

SSX Review: Weathering the Extreme

Imagine chilling harsh winds, steep mountainsides of fresh snow and ice, and treacherous drops into foggy pits that probably contain all sorts of unfriendly jagged rocks. This all sounds like something I would hate to contend with during the cold winter season, yet SSX turns all of these undesirable conditions into a spectacle of flashy… Continue reading

NFL Blitz Reflex Review: A Safety is Not a Touchdown

Hey, NFL Blitz is back! That is a factual exclamation. Licensed arcade football is something I’ve been missing since my Nintendo 64 and arcade days (PS2 and “The League” versions be damned). Needless to say I was thrilled when the rumors started churning that EA was going to push out a new NFL Blitz on… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Excitebike

When I set out to race motorbikes, I only do so in full arenas filled with glowing people. You won’t see me in the X-Games, or on the Dew Tour. I gather some close companions who don’t really matter one way or the other and race against the clock. It’s not a hard profession but… Continue reading

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