One Answer: Why Should Video Games Be Thankful For You?

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, but worldwide everyone has plenty to be thankful for (I have the Facebook feed to prove it). But we haven’t heard from you, video games! Thank us now or we’ll force uncomfortable conversations on you about our political beliefs and our extended families non-life threatening medical issues. Here are… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast #209 – Cancel the Baby Farm

Justin, Aaron, and Jordan hit record for the first time in months and deliver a few surprises, useless Valkyries, Zelda the Warrior, and dancing roguelikes. Plus tampons as weapons and all kinds of lessons about when to stop working on cool projects. Top Video Game Podcast – Gaming topics worth talking about according to the Horrible Night… Continue reading

Should You Early Access?

It’s worth noting that when I refer to early access, I am speaking about games both within and also outside of Steam’s actual Early Access program. I’m at a point right now where the majority of the games I play are in one of many “early access” forms. Whether through Steam’s program or elsewhere, it’s… 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! Buy! 40+ Indie Games Not On Steam Sale

I’m optimistic that Valve will eventually figure out Steam Greenlight to better serve the smaller indie developers out there, but right now things aren’t pretty. Developers aren’t marketers, they aren’t publishers, and working to promote your game can be as time consuming as developing it. The problem continues to be that if you have a… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #114 – Bump in the Dark

Cole loves his RPG’s, but Ys may have been the missing letter all along. Justin descends deeper into Amnesia, and may like it a bit too much. Plus two new screen for the Vita, don’t complain about sharing, and unnecessarily sexy snipers. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive weekly gaming updates… Continue reading

Ticket to Ride Reflex Review: Mobile Achievement Puncher

Family trips when I was a kid meant loading up a backpack full of books, CDs, magazines, and those magnetic travel versions of board games. They came in all varieties from checkers to Sorry. You’d be bouncing around in the back seat, praying that the magnets held as you declared “king me!” With tablets, we… Continue reading

E3 13 Aftermath: Game Certainty and Policy Evolution

I really don’t think the gaming industry has ever been more fascinating than it is right now. The culmination of the odd state of transition for game development and publishing models combined with the announcement of new consoles set to define how the next generation will begin is making for a rather unpredictable future. That… Continue reading