Rock Band Blitz Gives an Encore Performance Starting on Aug 28

Before Harmonix brought plastic guitars to your living room, it made a few different music games entirely. Some PlayStation 2 owners fondly remember FreQuency and Amplitude as two of the more unique music experiences available in gaming. While no sequels look likely for those games anytime soon, Harmonix has a few tricks up its sleeve… Continue reading

Release Dates Announced as Tony Hawk HD Kickflips Xbox Live Summer of Arcade 2012

Xbox Live Arcade promotions may seem like a monthly occurrence lately, but none are larger than the original and the next Summer of Arcade is nearly upon us. The games were announced before E3 and subsequently lost in the headlines, but Microsoft issued a friendly reminder last week along with the official release dates for… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Super Meat Boy

Just sitting around and waiting for your moment isn’t going to cut it anymore. Chances are when your moment comes that you won’t even have the skills necessary to seize it. So even if you don’t know what the world is going to ask of you, you should get out there and work with what… Continue reading

Welcome to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition – The Cursed Checkpoint #116

Brandon and JP had never planned on trying Minecraft, but the 360 release proved to be too enticing. They are joined by the seasoned Minecraft PC player, Aaron, to talk about their first impressions and plans for future adventures. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single… Continue reading

Xbox Owners to Start Gunstacking this Fall with Serious Sam Double D XXL

Everyone remembers that iconic scene in Aliens when Ripley duct tapes a flamethrower to a pulse gun in preparation for a face off against the queen xenomorph right? You thought that was pretty awesome didn’t you? Now imagine if Ripley decided that two guns wasn’t good enough and decided to combine 5 different weapons to her self-contained arsenal. If that… Continue reading

Castle Crashers On Sale On XBLA Until May 21

Castle Crashers has been one of the long-standing champions of Xbox Live Arcade, but recently it’s been met with some ferocious competition. The Behemoth decided that it would try to help those who haven’t purchased the game yet (which is still wildly popular) by slashing its price in half to 600 MS Points. You might be thinking, “I… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Trials Evolution

When I was a child my grandpa gave my sister and I a motorcycle ride. We didn’t go very far, just cruised around his neighborhood. However, when we got to the top of a hill cul-de-sac he slowed down to a stop and ended up dumping both my sister and I off. We weren’t injured… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Shank You for Getting to the Point

Shank may not have had the most engaging storyline in gaming nor was it the most varied brawler, but sometimes narrative depth and endless variety gets in the way of what’s really important. Should you be caught up in a situation where someone needs their head beat in or removed entirely, I’m pretty sure you’d be more concerned with fueling up… Continue reading

Dungeon Defenders with DLC Recoil Review: The Loot Keeps Coming

Back in October, I got sucked into the action/RPG/tower defense game Dungeon Defenders. While my dedication to the game ebbed and flowed throughout the jam-packed insanity of Epic Release Fall and the subsequent holiday season, it’s been a great game to fall back on and I’ve been happy to see that Trendy Entertainment has kept… Continue reading

Should I Play The Walking Dead: Episode 1? – The Cursed Checkpoint #115

Ethan has been a bit outspoken against The Walking Dead episodes prior to their release, and Justin and Brandon couldn’t be happier with the series after the first episode. Can they convince Ethan and his ilk to stick with the series? The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading