Mega Headlines: VR Whip Unity

I definitely think we’ll look back at this year’s GDC as the coming out party for Virtual Reality. Sony brought it, but then I wasted my snarky comments about Microsoft’s attempt to jump in because I never could have predicted the GameFace. I’m also hoping that before the year is done, we’ll look back and… Continue reading

Darkest Dungeon Smashes Kickstarter Goal with 14 days Left

Red Hook Studios’ Darkest Dungeon has not only achieved its Kickstarter goal, it’s done so in spectacular fashion. With 14 days left, the “challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring” is already 300% funded, a testament to its intriguing take on the genre as well as its unique art direction. I think the… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Irrational Plays Act II

Something definitely seemed a bit off at Irrational Games towards the end of BioShock Infinite’s development. I’m guessing it wore Ken Levine down creatively and he has joined the ranks of other faces of the industry in taking a step back to more of an indie approach to his next project. It sucks that it… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Twitch Mac Truth

For a game that’s been in development for multiples seasons of the TV show it is based on, up until this week I still had no idea what the South Park: The Stick of Truth actually looked like in action. All the screenshots and videos just looked like cutscenes that could be confused for the… Continue reading

EA Gets “Tuck Rule” Victory Over Madden Designer Courtesy of CA Northern District Court

I have not and will not claim to be an expert in Intellectual Property law. I’ve never passed the patent bar and, frankly, IP attorneys tend to be a little…strange. With that disclosure of a lack of practice-area expertise, I’m having a hard time with District Judge Breyer’s conclusions in granting EA a reprieve from… Continue reading

Help Indy PopCon Grow with Kickstarter

Indy PopCon will debut next year at the Indianapolis Convention Center from May 30 – June 1 bringing with it comics, cosplay, video gaming, internet culture, entertainment, and more. Horrible Night will be one of many guests at the event and we’ve been excited to see this ambitious pop culture convention grow even before the doors… Continue reading

Child’s Play Expands to Help “Hidden Victims”

I’m going to open this up by saying that I think that Mike Krahulik has said some stupid things that I personally find offensive and seem counter to the mission statement of PAX; when it comes to Child’s Play, which is the charitable organization founded by Penny Arcade, I don’t give a shit. It’s a… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Likeness Controller

Don’t get me wrong, EA Sports has done plenty of shady business in regards to utilizing the likenesses of athletes, but let’s not pretend like the NCAA has anything figured out about how to handle the marketing of its players, either. EA is smart to get out of the college game market until that is… Continue reading

Spark Rising Kickstarter Got a Rise Out of Me

Upon my daily perusal of Steam Greenlight, I came across a title called Spark Rising; a game marketed as a “Build+Battle sandbox game.” Being that I love to both build and battle, I decided to take a look at the trailer and was excited about the prospects of a game with equal parts strategy, creation… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Sexy TV Citizen

I’m not going to label an entire country of designers as “man babies,” but Japanese game development could use a few new faces after the giggling FF13 team added a cup to Lightning and now Hideo Kojima is adding more sexy to his MGS5 sniper. I don’t care how the game justifies it, today you continue… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Homeworld 22 No. 9

No one really knew what to make of Gearbox picking up the Homeworld license from THQ. Hell, no one really knows what to make of Gearbox outside of Borderlands these days. In a savvy and incredibly awesome gesture though, Gearbox reached out to the development team behind a spiritual successor to Homeworld and is going… Continue reading

Asylum Jam Challenges a Different Kind of Trope

I stumbled across an article while browsing Joystiq the other day about a game jam with a very unique premise. Asylum Jam will take place October 11th through the 13th and will challenge players to create a horror game without falling back on tropes dealing with mental illness. This includes things like insane asylums, psychiatric wards and… Continue reading