They Bleed Pixels Game Curious Video: Smooth Puncture Wounds

Listen, we know what you’re thinking. “Oh, another indie platformer.” But Spooky Squid Games’ They Bleed Pixels oozes too much charm (and blood) to not stop and take a gander. It has tight platforming, surprisingly deep fisticuffs, lovely Lovecraftian homagery and one smooth-ass chiptune soundtrack. But don’t take our word for it. Watch this episode… Continue reading

Sound Shapes Review: Rhythmic Gymnastics

If there was one thing seriously disappointing about jumping on the bed in my youth, it was the fact that it didn’t create awesome music. Enter Sound Shapes, a musical platformer from Queasy Games, to rectify the wrongs of yesteryear. Sound Shapes is nothing less than infectious, painting the picture of one grand adventure through… Continue reading

Hey! Watch! Super T.I.M.E. Force Trailer is from Saturday Morning’s Past

Retro graphics with action that practically shoots the name Contra across the screen, plus time manipulation and a ghost army. Did you need any more info to be sold on Super T.I.M.E. Force? Well Capybara Games has put together a trailer to blow your childhood minds just in case: During our last preview, I was… Continue reading

Intrusion 2 Game Curious Video: Alpha Ass Kicker

As a gaming journalist, I’ve learned to temper my emotions and maintain objectivity any time a new game trailer erupts from the interwebs. That being said, sometimes a trailer melts away my professionalism, leaving me in an emotional state not unlike that of an elementary age child who has just excitedly peed their pants after… Continue reading

Dust: An Elysian Tail Launch Trailer is Winning Summer of Arcade

I’m not going to address those other games, all you should know is that Dust: An Elysian Tale is this week’s major Xbox Live Arcade release and that Metroidvania fans need to pay attention to this trailer: Dust fits the classic mold of the XBLA that we all used to love. Small team, gorgeous artwork,… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Steam Rogue is Charming for a Robot

Our esteemed EIC Mr. Justin Lacey suggested a game called Steam Rogue to me earlier this week, but I held off committing it as my choice for Cheap and Dirty based on the fact that I suck at platformers. Maybe it’s not the fact that I suck at them as much as I’m not quite to the caliber… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Kid Chameleon

Being a kid is tough. I should know, I used to be one. In light of this, I think it’s beneficial for former kids like myself to look back on their own childhoods and use those experiences to help modern day children live the best lives they can. Seeing as I was kind of a… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Super Meat Boy

Just sitting around and waiting for your moment isn’t going to cut it anymore. Chances are when your moment comes that you won’t even have the skills necessary to seize it. So even if you don’t know what the world is going to ask of you, you should get out there and work with what… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Trials Evolution

When I was a child my grandpa gave my sister and I a motorcycle ride. We didn’t go very far, just cruised around his neighborhood. However, when we got to the top of a hill cul-de-sac he slowed down to a stop and ended up dumping both my sister and I off. We weren’t injured… Continue reading