REPLY TO ALL: Controller Prejudices

After Valve got weird on us with its new controller, it led us to this weeks’ question: REPLY TO ALL – The Horrible Night contributors answer gaming questions and try to determine who has the right opinion. When were you right/wrong about judging a new controller? Andy: I have a confession. I liked the original Xbox controller…. Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Halo: Combat Evolved

Some people think that technology has ruined our appreciation for the finer things in life, but maybe those people should take a step back and appreciate the technology they have. Our very survival may depend on it if we are to believe the lessons of Halo: Combat Evolved. The Lessons of Halo: Combat Evolved Alien… Continue reading

Just 5 More Minutes: Halo 2 Multiplayer

By the age of 24, I’d pretty much given up on video games. I was more interested in strengthening my DVD collection than owning the latest consoles and games. Plus, I didn’t have enough income to bolster both collections so ultimately, one had to suffer. That is…until I started working at a bar in Davis,… Continue reading

Jade Empire Might Return

Jade Empire, Bioware’s 2005 original XBox RPG set in a oriental themed world might be returning to consoles. Bioware founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk  have said that there might be another game in the works. With Mass Effect 3 development winding down and The Old Republic coming out in December, Bioware hasn’t announced any… Continue reading

Art of Video Games Eras 4-5 – The Horrible Show 051811

Now that we’ve been schooled by the curator Art of Video Games, Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Justin finish their analysis of the winners lists and move on to the modern eras. From the N64 to the PS3 see which selections awed us and which raised eyebrows. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow Truthfully,… Continue reading

The Thing Retro Review: Friends, Foes and I Don’t Knows

Very few movies turn into competent video games. Whether it’s the push to meet unrealistic deadlines or the nature of using games as marketing materials, the bar tends to be set quite low. When a game does surpass expectations, it does so by understanding the important themes present in the movie and how to transition… Continue reading

Mail This: Halo: Reach Wasn’t Broke, But Fix It Anyway, Bungie

Dear Bungie, Unlike JDevL, I’m a completionist, and an achievement whore. Whatever. Pigeon-holing aside, I’m cautious in the games that I buy because I know I’m going to go for 1,000/1,000 gamer points, including the “Insane!” achievement. I have a deep appreciation for titles/developers who take care to not only create a game that can… Continue reading