The Cursed Checkpoint #206a – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Tiny Barbarian DX Update

In episode 1 of a 4 part interview, Ethan catches back up with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses the lead up to the release of Tiny Barbarian DX, player reaction and his thought process on difficulty curves and pleasing the audience. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves Reflex Review: Planning Makes Perfect

I may not look it, but I’m a red-blooded American man through and through. I like beer, burgers and fighting mythological creatures with traps and lumberjack related skill sets. That’s why when I first saw Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves on Steam Greenlight, I showed extreme excitement with both my facial expressions and my private areas…. Continue reading

Tiny Barbarian DX Interview with Michael Stearns – The Cursed Checkpoint #129

Tiny Barbarian DX is an action platformer made with a serving of retro gaming respect and a dollop of Conan the Barbarian. Ethan Moses speaks with creator Michael Stearns about the game, indie game development, and his views on Kickstarter/Greenlight. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Broforce Interview with Evan Greenwood – The Cursed Checkpoint #126

The prototype for Broforce was pretty much a calling for our brothusiast, Ethan. He joins Free Lives’ Creative Director, Evan Greenwood, to discuss the game, the true definition of bro, how to survive the flying sharks of South Africa, and more. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading

The First Approved Games for Steam Greenlight

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce Greenlight’s first graduating class. Queue band for Pomp and Circumstance. Each game will be released independently and many are in different stages of the process with Valve. You can expect to see all ten of these games released over the coming months. “The Steam community rallied around these titles and made… Continue reading

Steam Greenlight Initiates $100 Submittal Donation

Steam Greenlight launched last week to combat Valve’s growing problem of getting games approved games for Steam. Steam Greenlight is a crowdsourcing solution that allows Steam members to vote up/down game submissions to the service. Upon logging into the service for the first day, we noticed a few issues. My first scan of the submissions… Continue reading

Backlog Commandos – The Horrible Show Live #317

The video game backlog is always there, always daunting, sometimes mocking, never flinching, but often spectacular. Justin, Cole, and Josh discuss techniques for navigating their backlog, their greatest discoveries, and games they wish had stayed buried. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video game… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: Celebrate While There is Still Time

PAX Prime always signals the end of the summer gaming drought for me. The final hype before the big push into the major release months. Hats off to Konami for making its presence known this year, but MGS updates seem about as interesting as Final Fantasy updates these days. We wrapped up our monthly look… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: It’s Getting Humid in Here

Steam wanted all of the attention apparently as it stole all of the conversation this week. First with a big change, and then with the sale that everyone loves/hates. It was announcement week on Horrible Night with two events kicking off, but we also found time to offer plenty of advice. Last Week’s Headlines Valve… Continue reading

The Tetris Connection – The Horrible Show Live #313

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters is coming to Indianapolis and Justin, Cole and Josh have Tetris on the brain. From classic NES Tetris to today’s versions the cast discusses the influence that Tetris has had on them and their other favorite puzzle games. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of as… Continue reading