Taking Offense: Monaco Fails at Forcing My Friends to Cooperate

This is just you and me talking, here, but I know we have the same problem. Our friends suck at video games. I, myself, am complete bad ass when I’m solo, but some games just cannot be handled alone. When I heard about the co-op heist game, Monaco, I was immediately nervous about playing it…. Continue reading

Taking Offense: I Don’t Wanna Rebel

A couple of months ago, I picked up Rage because it was criminally underpriced for $15. While I was enjoying the heck out of the game, I basically ignored the story line because: vanilla. However, as I wrapped it up, it occurred to me that the entire game was based on the premise that the Authority… Continue reading

Taking Offense for Equality – The Horrible Show 111611

In our attempt to point out the not so offensive portions of video games, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Josh, and Justin end up making the most offensive episode of the show yet. Monster profiling, floating heroes, crushed horses and others get their due. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow This episode is a continuation… Continue reading

Taking Offense: Stop the Slaughter, Level Up on Someone Your Own Size

This is for all the rats, slimes, beetles, boars, spiders, snakes and other fodder of the video game world. These creatures have been needlessly slaughtered for decades in the name of the training of would-be heroes. They never stood a chance and have been pushed into unnatural repopulation habits that have ceased the evolution of… Continue reading

Taking Offense: What Made Us Enemies?

When I was a young child, I was used to my favorite action movie heroes dispatching real world adversaries like the Russians. Later in life, I noticed the regularity of middle eastern terrorists and warlords in my favorite summer blockbusters. Running parallel to these conflicts were those I faced in video games, which shared quite… Continue reading