The 2011 Grimmys: Story of the Year

We’ve reached a point where a video game can get by on story alone, regardless of any other features. That these stories happen to be interactive make them all that more interesting for gamers. The Nominees Bastion – The Kid wakes up and from the start is surrounded by destruction and unanswered questions. Constantly pushed… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Soundtrack of the Year

A wise man once said, “It’s about the music!” Well, with video games, most of the time it isn’t. Most soundtracks go unnoticed, but the exceptional ones allow us to continue our journey while simultaneously melting our faces. The Nominees Bastion (Darren Korb) – The world of Bastion is being built right before your eyes, and Darren Korb’s… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: New Character of the Year

Getting attached to characters is a key ingredient to the long-term success of a franchise.  Whether they’re the protagonist, a side kick or mortal enemy is unimportant, these are the individuals that stood out amongst a title’s main players and are most worthy of becoming plush dolls. The Nominees Narrator (Stranger) (Bastion) – Playing video games is fun,… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Queued Up Award

Whether being overshadowed by other games or just being too big to conquer in a single year, these games will be stalwarts of our gameplay for 2012, if not for the next decade or so. The Nominees The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – The Witcher 2 is a game that makes this list because we literally couldn’t find the… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: BFG Award

Where the hell did you come from? Seriously, you didn’t have to go that far, but we’re glad you did. Thanks for blowing our minds a bit. The Nominees Shadows of the Damned – People who have played Shadows of the Damned won’t shut up about it, which has got to be irritating as, well…hell, to… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Winners to be Announced Live Tues 12/27 8pm EST

The Horrible Night staff has been hard at work the last few weeks. By that I mean we’ve been bickering over who has the correct opinion on what exactly are the games of the year. The good news is most of us only suffered minor injuries and are ready to reveal our award winners, and… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: How We Do Game of the Year – The Horrible Show 122111

Before they head to the digital voting booths, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh expand on their own definitions of Game of the Year. They also throw out a few last minute considerations of game’s that haven’t been stealing recent headlines. Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow Show Notes Cast: Justin L, Cole,… Continue reading

The 2011 Grimmys: Category Nominations – The Horrible Show Live 121411

You can’t pick Games of the Year if you can’t categorize them correctly. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh went live to brainstorm category ideas with each other and the Horrible Night community. Who will win Best Obscure Category? Send in your questions to or @TheHorribleShow This show was recorded live on Live podcasts… Continue reading