REPLY TO ALL: Summer Gaming

With the summer months approaching and solid releases beginning to dwindle a bit, do gaming habits dwindle or do you have a backlog that needs some attention? Will summertime activities get in the way of your gaming, or do you see the hot sun as even more reason to stay indoors? JP (JPizzle151) I find… Continue reading

Does May 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 060111

The big industry news maker may be right around the corner, but May 2011 might go down in history. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Justin overanalyze the PSN outage, Elite Modern Warfare 3 news, and reveal just who the target audience is for E3. Mmm toadstools. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow Once a… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Break Things

Hey Sony is back and better than, well, PSN is back, sorta. At least Microsoft decided to jump in on the fun and knowingly break some 360s while Warner Bros attempts to break Batman. I don’t think anything snapped on our site, but we did try to fix Too Human. Every day we are on… Continue reading

Portal Retro Review: See Me Staring Right Back At Me

When Portal was released as part of the Orange Box compilation in 2007, the average gamer didn’t quite know what to expect. Sure, everyone had read the previews and early reviews of the game, but would a first person shooter/puzzle game conglomeration actually be fun? After a brief flirtation with the Mac version when new… Continue reading

It Doesn’t Matter: Thieves Go Mobile

Mobile games, especially on phones, have never gotten the same attention that their big brothers on dedicated gaming systems get. They get lumped in maybe a notch above browser based flash games. However, both of those platforms are fantastic for developers trying to break into the industry and experiment with new ideas. I dive in… Continue reading

Amnesia Leads to Stability for Frictional Games

It’s nice to see great news come out of such a dreary game, but Amnesia: The Dark Descent has been selling quite well for Frictional Games. So well in fact, that the company is now financially stable for the first time in their history. Sales of 200k have more than doubled their highest expectations and… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Steam is an Enabler

Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and the articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Every Monday… Continue reading

The Horrible Show 12-22-10: Games of the Year 2010 Nominations

Anything goes during Games of the Year nominations. Christina has a voice identity crisis, Cole takes off early, and you can hear Justin and Ethan “crafting” in their brains. But we hold it together to discuss the games that defined 2010. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow We are one week away from… Continue reading