E3 12: Third Party Party – The Cursed Checkpoint #e312d

All of the attention turns to the games of E3 2012 as Justin, Ethan, and Josh recap the Konami, EA, and Ubisoft press conferences. There are also plenty of other games to talk about outside of the conferences including the best looking game of E3. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on… Continue reading

Shoot Many Robots Reflex Review: Just Keep Shooting

Recently, I’ve been going through a stage where I was worn out on the deep gaming experiences and found myself craving the classical fare of simple games with little-to-no story and plenty of action. Shoot Many Robots, coincidentally came out at the height of this period. Normally, I would write a reflex review soon after my… Continue reading

Ubisoft Sued for Assassin’s Creed Copyright Infringement

Ubisoft has its hands full with the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed III, and if John L. Beiswenger is successful that release can be stopped entirely. Why? Beiswenger claims in his novel, Link, has numerous pieces in which Ubisoft has lifted from his work to use in its Assassin’s Creed series. Beiswenger’s novel is based… Continue reading

How You Play the Game: One Assassin You Can’t Predict

With my target identified I rubbed my fingertips over the end of the hidden blade inside my sleeve and move silently through the crowd. Instead of working against the grain I followed a crowd of people hoping they’d take me to my target without him noticing me. Suddenly my friendly cloaking device of people shifted… Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review: These Old Bones

The latest installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise takes you on a journey in which Ezio Auditore’s story is ending. He’s much older and somewhat “retired.” Yet, in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, he will find himself in one more adventure and a race against time. What about Desmond Miles? He’s been the “puppet master” in the Animus as… Continue reading

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is Warm Up Game for XBLA House Party 2012

Who says downloadable games aren’t gaining popularity and a certain level of awesome? Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced the lineup for the Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party, and there are highly anticipated games in the list. Luckily for many of us the warm up game at the party will be Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on February 15,… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Download Experimentation

Starbreeze (The Riddick Games, The Darkness, Syndicate) recently announced they are developing an exclusive game for PSN. What major developer would you like to see take a crack at a smaller downloadable title, and what do you think they would try and make? Or do you think they should stick with their AAA titles? Want… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Like It Should Be

A large company tried to shut down our Shiniest Objects lifeblood, but we will survive! This week, gaming’s biggest franchise returns, studio troubles and acquisitions, plus that war game sold a lot. We started off our week kinda scared from the best holiday, confused by our lack of game type, and left you with home… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Driver: San Francisco

As children, we tend to idolize various adult professions. We find heroes and devote a portion of our young lives to being just like that person. Firefighters, doctors and policemen were the everyday Batmans and Supermans, just without the tights and guaranteed six packs. Personally, I used to tell everyone I wanted to be a… Continue reading

E3 11: Third Party Party – The Horrible Show 061011

The final day of The Horrible Show’s E3 coverage is all about the games. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh jaws hit the floor during EA and Ubisoft’s press conferences. We also mention a handful of other standout games and create some unique E3 awards. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Show Notes Cast:… Continue reading