Think of the Children: Fiscally Link(ed)

In a world of realistic portrayals of war-time violence, games often get overlooked as potential educational tools. Growing up with computer games like Oregon Trail, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, Geometric Golf, and Number Munchers totally elminates that notion in my mind. There are games that can be great educational tools but… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Video Games are A-OK

When we first started talking about coming up with a charity arm of Horrible Night, I became excited. Until that point, it had never dawned on me that we could take this passion of ours and use it for a good cause. Video games have been painted in such a negative light by the media… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Budget Gaming for Kids

Back when I was growing up, there were three main options of acquiring a video game. The game could either be purchased by you, your parents or an awesome relative who actually looked at your birthday/holiday wish-list and wanted you to be happy on that special day. Another way to play a new game was… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Can I See Some ID?

Games have grown up and they’ve gotten complex, they’ve drawn us in, they’ve made us react emotionally and let us relate to characters, occasionally as well as any J.M. Barrie or C.S. Lewis created…but some of those games just don’t belong in the hands of kids, so the problem arose – what to do? Better… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Historical Stories – The Horrible Show 031611

Our Think of the Children series continues with analysis of the best stories of the NES and SNES eras. Justin, Cole, Ethan, Gifford, and our guest, Craig reflect on Zeldas, Metroids, Quests, and soft Squares while forgetting your favorite game. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow It’s been a while since The Horrible… Continue reading

The Horrible Show 10-13-10: Think of the Children: Gamer Skills

Would someone Think of the Children? They need some gaming skills. Justin, Cole, Ethan, Christina, and newcomer, Alex, get our Raising Gamers Guide started by talking through essential gaming skills and their associated games. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow We return to our roots with the editorial that started it all, Think of… Continue reading

Video Games and Comics Join Forces to Fight Arnold and Supreme Court

Despite being that archetype for many video game characters and starring in movies that would inspire future game developers, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently isn’t a huge fan of the electronic medium and wants to introduce some legislation to inhibit games from reaching the “wrong” hands. The law, CAB1179 written by state assemblyman Leland Yee… Continue reading