Archive for May, 2013

  • Scharpling

    Tom Scharpling, radio host

    The star of The Best Show explains the simple pleasures of a Simpsons game and questions the need for T&A on 1970s pinball machines.

  • Nintendo advertises new game by terrifying children

    Today, Nintendo published what I assume some person in a suit somewhere calls a “viral video.” The clip, ostensibly an ad for the new Nintendo 3DS remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns, features footage of kids playing the game at some sort of demo event. Little do they know, Nintendo has a gorilla-shaped surprise in […]

  • Fragments Of Him

    Everything Must Go

    Fragments Of Him is a minimalist exploration of loss, grief, and acceptance.

  • Kick Out The Jams

    The music from International Karate is equal parts beautiful and exploitative, just the way we liked our ’80s karate!

  • GamePro TV

    Dudes and dudettes, enjoy this mondo rad TV show about video games from 1991

    It’s the recipe for a YouTube treasure: Take a few cynical TV producers, a low budget, and a desperation to emulate what the kids think is cool these days. Combine on VHS tape, and age 20 years or so. Today, thanks to the efforts of YouTube user Nick Fricke, I discovered GamePro TV simmering in […]

  • That’s Not Fair!

    Difficulty is one thing. Injustice is another.

  • Don't Starve

    The Don’t Starve soundtrack meets all your demented-carnival-music needs

    I’ve got Don’t Starve on the mind today, as Drew Toal and I dove into the game to cap off this month’s edition of The Digest. So the Don’t Starve soundtrack has been in my iTunes rotation on and off throughout the day. I have come to the conclusion that it is really super. Composed […]

  • Swarm Racer

    Swarmula One

    Swarm Racer is a frenetic flight of the bumblebee.

  • Yesterday’s Xbox One reveal in two hilarious, expertly edited minutes

    To the surprise of no one, yesterday’s unveiling of the new Xbox was pretty underwhelming. The presentation spent hardly any time on games. Instead, the hour was mostly used to introduce the Xbox One’s living room domination techniques. If you missed the show, don’t fret! YouTube user Darkbeatdk put together a highlight reel of the […]

  • In The Beginning Was The Bic

    Ballpoint Universe creates a vast world from the margins of notebooks.

  • Don't Starve

    Games Of April 2013: Don’t Starve

    Are the meager resources in this survival game a sign of our cash-strapped times?

  • Reply hazy, try again

    The used-game situation on the Xbox One is unclear, but it sounds bad (UPDATE: Microsoft says it’s all lies)

    ANOTHER UPDATE AT 8:30, THE LAST ONE, BECAUSE I’M ALREADY SO VERY TIRED OF THIS NONSENSE: By way of its Xbox division mascot, Larry Hryb, Microsoft further clarified (by which I mean the exact opposite of that) its position. “While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed […]

  • Sorry, you won’t be able to play Bomberman: Act Zero on the Xbox One—or any other Xbox 360 game, for that matter

    During our liveblog of the Xbox One reveal, the most asked question—other than “What the hell is going on?”—was: Will I be able to play my Xbox 360 games on it? The answer is no, according to a report on Polygon. The Verge, Polygon’s sister site, spoke with Microsoft executive Marc Whitten, who confirmed the […]