THS Action Pack: The Return – The Horrible Show Live #402

Justin, Josh, and Ethan bring some more random topics to the show this week featuring skeletons, weird controllers, AAA cash, stupid people, and the redemption of free-to-play games. Plus shout-outs and Niko’s trip Back to the Future. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of as they discuss a variety of entertainment-focused video… Continue reading

Sony Folds on Proteomics

Back in January, we reported on some pretty exciting (nerdy) news about a game called FoldIt that relied on human wetware (brains) to figure out proteins’ most efficient folding structures… which only sounds moderately interesting until you realize that figuring out these proteomic puzzles can help researchers develop vaccines and other treatments for Disease. Yes,… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: Just Trying to Move On

Another major name in the industry steps down, a face gets sued, and the heroes settle out of court. Meanwhile a hidden camera finally captures what it’s like when Ethan plays games by himself. Last Week’s Headlines Timesplitters 2 HD almost happened Cliffy B leaves Epic Games No Doubt and Activision settle out of court… Continue reading

Hard and Good Games – The Horrible Show Live #318

Justin, Josh, Ethan and Cole all agree that it is no small feat when a game that’s designed to be hard comes out to be just a fun and memorable as its more forgiving cousins. They discuss the intricacies that separate the hard games from the cruel games. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial… Continue reading

PSN Bringing Discounted Day 1 Digital Retail Releases in October

Sony came out swinging earlier than I expected in an issue that I assumed we’d to have to wait until the next console cycle to come to pass. Digital downloads of major retail console video game releases on the same day as their in-store release will be a reality on PSN in October. Not only… Continue reading

Sony Buys a Gaikai

While on a trip to a very foreign and exotic land, Sony executives were approached by a mysterious stranger in a back alley market place. He was holding a small wicker basket and extended the rather common looking object towards the nervous men. They could hear the light breathing of something inside, their inquisitive looks… Continue reading

E3 and the Rest of 2012 – The Horrible Show Live #311

Now that the storm of E3 2012 is over Justin, Cole, Josh, Aaron and the chat audience recap their highlights and lowlights of the show. Afterwards they run down the must play games that are actually coming out this year. The Horrible Show – Join the editorial staff of as they discuss a variety… Continue reading

E3 12: Sony Press Conference – The Cursed Checkpoint #e312c

Sony’s 2012 E3 Press Conference and Jack Tretton. All business. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Josh discussing the highs and lows of the press conference? About as business-like as a brick to the face. Which is still awesome. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game,… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Not How They Drew It Up

Sparks of creativity were overshadowed by the dramatic conclusion and closure of 38 Studios. The industry responded with an outpouring of support and potential job opportunities for the laid off team. Our week was focused on the enjoyable screening of Indie Game: The Movie and a lively debate centered around the rise and future of… Continue reading