Mega Headlines: Ignorant Derpy Truck Theft

While I do want Gearbox to be taken down a peg after their handling of the bad reviews of Aliens: Colonial Marines, if the misrepresentation goes through, we’re going to be seeing a lot less/different E3 demos. Grand Theft Auto V wanted a lot of attention this week, I could care less personally. I’m most… Continue reading

Shadow of the Eternals Revealed as Successor to Eternal Darkness, Crowdfunding Begins May 6

Today was an absolutely lovely day in good ole’ Berlin. The sun was shining, the temperature was just right and so I decided to accompany my wife on a little trot through town. This was a huge freaking mistake as during my absence the “spiritual successor” of Eternal Darkness,  Shadow of the Eternals was revealed over… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Faster, More Barfing, Single Player, and Worth the Investment

Changing up our news coverage a bit here on HN. As someone who is borderline addicted to following the video game industry, I’ll be bringing you a wrap-up of the chewiest headlines I can find a couple of times a week. It looks like 2K is going to salvage the XCOM shooter after all without… Continue reading

Horrible Times #416: The New Past

It has been a timewarp around games recently, I thought we were on the cusp of a new generation. I guess leave it to a Nintendo news week to take you back to the classics, but I don’t know if that magic is working anymore Big N. I will say I’m feeling better about the… Continue reading

Horrible Times #415: The Deal With It

We’ll never really know what happened behind the scenes of Adam Orth’s resignation at Microsoft. Sure his #dealwithit comment was a bit misguided, but it was also mostly true. Whether or not the next Xbox is always online or online only, our devices are more connected every day. Fighting it is a bit futile. Beyond… Continue reading

Humble Weekly Bundle Features Blendo Games

Humble Bundle has yet another weekly bundle action  action pack out, this one featuring  games from Blendo Games. For $1.00 or more you get Atom Zombie Smasher, Flotilla and Air Forte (plus the soundtracks) while those generous enough (that term is used loosely here) to pay the average or above will also get Thirty Flights of Loving (also… Continue reading

Horrible Times #414: The Forced Farewell

I actually think that the more entertaining phenomena on April Fool’s Day are the companies that make honest announcements and don’t understand when the public doesn’t take them seriously. Granted, I’m not sure if there is a day of the year that anyone would have taken Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon seriously, but I admit… Continue reading

Horrible Times #413: The Alternative to Spoilers

The game industry’s Spring flavored double gut punch landed its second blow this week as GDC floated all kinds of interesting backstories that wanna-be flies on the wall like me can’t get enough of. I don’t know about you, but I could listen to the stories about alternative versions of Dante, how bunnies were almost… Continue reading

Broken Age is the Name for the Double Fine Adventure Game Funded by Kickstarter

A little over a year ago, Double Fine changed the way the video game industry looked at Kickstarter and crowdfunding in general. The result of this experiment was the dramatically successful $3 million+ funding of the creation of a new adventure game by Double Fine and a documentary of the process behind the scenes. Backers… Continue reading

Horrible Times #411: The Grind is Chewy

Video game public relations has to either be a thankless job or they just have the wrong people in place. When we aren’t cleaning up from the previous debacle, we have new name-calling, copyright arguments, and all around cannibalistic behavior. Which is why when I see any company tell it like it is and offer… Continue reading