The Horrible Gamer #020: The Shoots are Contagious

Whenever I used to have stay-at-home sick days, those basically became all day video game marathons. Now, when I’m sick, get me as far away from a screen as possible. I’d rather just sleep and avoid bright lights and noises all together. I even find myself having to ramp back up into gaming a little… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #019: The Colors and The Nudity

Coming off of two of my more focused weeks of gaming in recent history, I wasn’t really looking for new games to play. After all I was on a mission. A mission of horror immersion that proved to be all consuming even outside of the games themselves. I hate playing horror games around distractions, most… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #018: The Emotions are Exhausting

The rest of the HN staff has been giving me a really hard time about my inability to finish games this year. I’m not making excuses, but my gaming habits have certainly changed in 2013 alongside our increasing amount of livestreams. I will agree, I have blown a few opportunities to finish a few of… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #016: The Pieces are in Place

Currently, I’m juggling 3 playthroughs that I have full intentions of finishing. That makes it easy to feel like I’m wasting my time with one game when things aren’t going so well and I could be playing one of the other two. There seems to be something special about my current threesome of Earthbound, Skyrim,… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #015: The Importance of Swallowing

I have to actively fight my natural impulse to rate and label just about anything that I consume. Ever since we started livestreaming Game Curious videos and our first play sessions with new games, it has been interesting to for me to not jump to conclusions in front of and along with our audience. I… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #014: The Directions Failed to Interest Me

For someone who grew up living and breathing official Nintendo Power strategy guides, I’m strangely stubborn when it comes to looking for any sort of guidance in games of the 21st century. When I didn’t have a strategy guide, I learned by diving in head first, and failing, time and time again. I built up… Continue reading

The Horrible Gamer #012: The Leaderboard Needs Losers

We are about to round the corner into our 20th game of the weekly arcade challenge at my office. Let it be known that I love leaderboards and competition among friends. Not only does it build a bit of camaraderie but it also helps you discover new awesome in some of your favorite games. This… Continue reading