Category Archives: Trailers

The Occupation — Finding the truth was harder…and more fun…in the 1980s

The 1980s is the best setting for a mystery. Why? No Internet.  No social media.  No smart phones.  Actually, no cell phones and only doctors had pagers. Too many movies these days have guys discovering some plot-driving truth simply by Googling it.  Back in the ‘80s, folks had to dig for the truth…sometimes literally.  Much… Read More »

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days — As good as the ear-cutting scene?

Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs has one of the best ear-cutting scenes in cinema history.  It might even be the best mutilation scene ever.  What makes it great? It doesn’t actually show it. Yep, like a good book, the picture is painted in our brains, which makes it much more intense.  And intensity is at the heart… Read More »

Borders: Indie Game about Illegal Immigration — Here’s what’s wrong with this game

It’s an intense survival game about migration in an extreme hostile environment.  And it’s 8-bit. No, it’s not the Oregon Trail. It’s Borders, an indie by Gonzalo Alvarez. Here’s the game in Alvarez’s own words (gonzzink.com): Borders is a political art game created not only to exhibit video games as an art form but to… Read More »

Battle Princess Madelyn — Who Needs Prince Charming?

Damsel in distress? No way, not in Causal Bit Games’s Battle Princess Madelyn. As the title says, Madelyn is a princess all right, and she’s battlin’. What’s the cause?  Nothing better than sweet old revenge.  Her dog got killed.  She’s flipping mad and out to avenge her dog (who loyally stays by her side even… Read More »

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier — Fresh Blood or Old Jerky?

The Walking Dead fans of any medium fully understand the underlying theme: the living are as messed up as the un-living.  Actually, they’re more messed up. We have a new Telltale TWD and once again, we ask ourselves, “Can the living be trusted”? The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will be out on February 28th… Read More »

VR Golf Online Launches on Steam! — Time to hit the (virtual) green

Dying to hit the green, drive some balls, sink ’em in them cup… But can’t? Yep, work, kids, wife, chores…ah, life ain’t golf-friendly. Luckily, now we can golf-up in Virtual Reality with VR Golf Online.  Unfortunately, you’ll have to wear big goggles and you won’t feel the warmth of the sun and smell of fresh… Read More »

Candleman on Xbox One — To shine, you die

It ain’t easy being a candle. To keep the fire going, you have to die a little until there’s nothing of you left.  No fire, then cold and darkness.  Lose, lose. But not if you’re Candleman, the title character of the new Xbox platformer from indie Chinese developer Spotlighter. The rules of Candleman are intriguing. … Read More »

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game Winter Trailer — Get your Lovecraftian fix

When Cthulhu calls, you gotta go. To where?  Truth or insanity…it’s up to you.  Or maybe it’s not.  Maybe it’s up to the mad cosmic forces that lurk just below our fragile existence. H.P. Lovecraft wrote the short story, “The Call of Cthulhu,” in 1926.  Ninety years later, it’s a video game.  Actually, the upcoming… Read More »

The Town of Light Accolades Trailer: Praise = PlayStation 4 Release

The Town of Light is coming to Playstation 4.  Not bad for a game that failed its Indiegogo campaign. It’s been a year since the psycho-thriller’s release on Steam, and since then, it has garnered accolades from everywhere.  Don’t believe me?  PlayStation published an accolades trailer to remove all doubt. Why should you play this… Read More »