Hey! Play! Indie Games Summer Uprising III Begins

While we admit at this point it is quite fun to browse through the Xbox Indie Games library in hopes of finding traumatic gaming experiences, the service is still in dire need of solid indie games. Luckily the Indie Games Summer Uprising is becoming a yearly event, and this year brings us 9 straight days… Continue reading

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness – Episode 3 Review: So Slick

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The latest Penny Arcade game plays like a greatest comedic hits, smashing mimes, hobos, and fruit-loving robots between toasted slices of bread and then punching that sandwich until you can’t even tell what it used to be anymore. Zeboyd Games further continues the adventures of Tycho and Gabe after Hothead Games’s last entry, albeit with a different… Continue reading

Going Indie – The Horrible Show #310 Live

Justin, Ethan, and Josh discuss the rise and the future of indie games while attempting to define what makes a game an indie game and the differences between large and small independent developers. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of HorribleNight.com as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video game topics. This show… Continue reading

Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 3 goes 16-Bit RPG Thanks to Zeboyd

The first two episodes of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness generated some of the biggest laughs I’ve had with gaming in recent years. Humor is tough to get right in video games, but a game based an a satirical gaming industry-focused comic strip definitely has an advantage. The games themselves are… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Game Type, The Most Sarcastic SHMUP 80 Points Can Buy

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Media Ball was conceived as the perfect aggregate of all things entertainment. It’s creators (who are now dead) even went as far to coin the now infamous Media Ball catchphrase “It does it ALL”, ignorantly underestimating their cybernetic sphere’s capacity to truly do it all. What started out as a platform for games, music, social networking and popular shows like “Single… Continue reading

Interview with Ian Stocker: Developer of Escape Goat – The Cursed Checkpoint #103

After developing a fondness for its puzzle-platformer Escape Goat (and a weird obsession with the game’s four legged protagonists), Ethan tracks down Magical Time Bean’s Ian Stocker and learns the ins and outs of indie game development. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video… Continue reading

Microsoft Improves Indie Games Platform Slightly

  Microsoft may be making a resolution to be friendlier to Indie Games in 2012, the XNA Game Studio team recently announced via their several new changes to the Indie Games system. Changes include: Indie game size increased from 150 MB to 500 MB Developers may charge 80 MS Points for any game up to 150… Continue reading

Can You Find Game Type on Xbox Live Indie Games?

Mommy’s Best Games, developers of Serious Sam Double D and Shoot 1UP  “who strive to deliver games that push the edges of the medium through gameplay, art, satire, and pie,”  is thrilled with the new Xbox 360 dashboard update. While the Xbox Live Indie Games store itself is a bit buried, it seems as though Microsoft has been helping… Continue reading

Escape Goat Review: Goat and Mouse Ain’t Nothing To F*** With

When you think about dynamic duos, names like Batman and Robin or Chip and Dale immediately come to mind. After playing through Magical Time Bean’s Escape Goat, the terrible twosome of Goat and Mouse may soon join the aforementioned heavyweights in the ranks of “World’s Greatest Bad Ass Partnerships.” You look like you are doing… Continue reading