REPLY TO ALL: Rule This World

We’ve seen some dumb AI lately. But the dumbest AI aren’t necessarily the enemies you are facing, but the other characters that make up your game world. Not all NPC’s are created equal. Not all NPC civilizations are created equal. Which civilization is ripe for the picking? REPLY TO ALL – The Horrible Night contributors answer… Continue reading

Aftermath of The Horrible Show Live #321

Our charity marathon begins Saturday Nov 17th at Noon EST. Justin, Josh, Cole and Ethan enlist the help of the live chat audience to narrow down a giant list of potential co-op games and find the featured games of the event. Aftermath Episodes – The mics stay on after the show ends as the conversation… Continue reading

Gaming Connoisseur: When Death in Games Mattered

Remember when you actually cared about trying to stay alive in a video game? You were given a certain amount of lives to complete your task. While there were ways to gain an extra life, there was somewhat of a challenge involved with doing so. Today’s games lack the same challenges of the old days…. Continue reading

Mario eShop Sale Leads into New Super Mario Bros 2 Release

Mario is going on sale to celebrate himself. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is coming to the 3DS on August 19th and Nintendo is discounting a handful of his eShop games. The sales are staggered up through the release of NSMB2, but the collection features some groundbreaking mobile Mario action. First up, Super Mario Bros… Continue reading

Mario Marathon 5 Begins June 22nd, Good Summer Gaming for a Good Cause

For the past few years, my summers have consisted of intense heat, lazy afternoons and the Mario Marathon, a charitable online event in which gamers play a predetermined list of Mario’s greatest hits that spans several days. This year’s Mario Marathon 5 begins on Friday, June 22nd at 11am EDT. Based in Lafayette, Indiana, Mario… Continue reading

You Fools! The Game is Smarter Than Me – The Horrible Show #308 Live

Video games are normally rewarding and entertaining, but there are those moments when they turn on you and make you feel dumb. Justin, Cole, Ethan and Josh are pretty familiar with that feeling and open up about some of their low moments in gaming. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as… Continue reading

Hey! Help! Epic Mario Lego Project

LEGO based video game projects are pretty widespread these days as you can search online to find just about any iconic character or item rendered with everyone’s favorite building blocks. Zachary Pollock is dreaming a bit bigger with his LEGO project and he needs some Kickstarter help to make it happen. Zach’s goal is to… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: That’s Chump’s Intro Music!

Lots of business adjustments as the new quarter gets rolling and Bungie says goodbye to Halo while Fez finally gets a release date. We were perhaps too hyped for Wrestlemania while cooler heads wrapped up our monthly focus on Gamecations. Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in… Continue reading

I Confess: No Nintendo Gaming Roots

Alright, I’ll come out and say it before I start rattling off excuses and justifications: all of those classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games that we talk about as genre-starters or so-good-they’re-still-fun-to-play? With the exception of Contra (which I beat on XBLA), Bionic Commando (which I beat in my first all-nighter), and Super Mario World… Continue reading

Hey! Play! Super Mario Bros Crossover 2.0

Jay Pavlina of Exploding Rabbit has released version 2.0 of his ridiculously awesome Super Mario Bros. Crossover. Since we last visited the game, Jay and crew have added new characters like Ryu Hyabusa and Bass, multiple skins for each character and a bunch of new music. The coolest change, though, has to be the new… Continue reading

Gaming Crushes: Will They or Won’t They? – The Horrible Show #303 Live

Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh answer the important question about your favorite video game character pairings: Will they or won’t they? Zelda and Link, Samus and Metroids, Lance and Bill, and other couples you wouldn’t ask about. Send in your questions to ask@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com… Continue reading