Gaming

‘Brutal Doom’ Continues to Add the Goretastic

News | February 13, 2015, 11:58 am

‘Brutal Doom’ Continues to Add the Goretastic

Doom, you might remember, was pretty mothereffin’ brutal as it was. This was the story of a studly space marine descending into hell’s rectum armed only with a pistol and a scowl, after all. There were going to be creepy-ass aliens exploding into gory chunks of meat. It was inevitable. Natch,... Read More

Gaming’s Whacked Out Week: The Xbox One and PS4 Porn Saga Continues

News | February 13, 2015, 10:43 am

Gaming’s Whacked Out Week: The Xbox One and PS4 Porn Saga Continues

Ah, console wars. Ever since the days of talking Mario vs Sonic smack at recess, they’ve been an integral part of gaming. Today, the battleground has changed a little. In this new, enlightened age, the conflicts play out in the YouTube comment section instead. Can you find a trailer for a PS4 exclusive... Read More

The Weekly WTF: ‘The Rub Rabbits’ Brings PG Nekkidness; Confusion

News | February 12, 2015, 9:00 am

The Weekly WTF: ‘The Rub Rabbits’ Brings PG Nekkidness; Confusion

When the DS was born in 2004, touchscreen doohickeys were not mothereffin’ everywhere like they are today. This was a new, befuddling technology; the sort of witchcraft that almost had a fire lit under Nintendo exec’s asses in the town square as they did in Ye Olde days. Pokable, strokable,... Read More

‘Mortal Kombat X’ Brings the Clan-tastic

News | February 11, 2015, 11:53 am

‘Mortal Kombat X’ Brings the Clan-tastic

You know how it is. As a big name release approaches, the hypetastic machine kicks into high gear. You can’t scratch your ass without a million screenshots, trailers and other info-nuggets bombarding your face. Mortal Kombat X has been great at this, briefly letting us suckle at its sweet,... Read More

Monster-tastic: ‘Evolve’ Has Arrived!

News | February 11, 2015, 9:53 am

Monster-tastic: ‘Evolve’ Has Arrived!

When mere trailers become ‘launch trailers,’ they mean effing business. This is the last push for our cashtacular, and they’ve got to make it count. In Evolve’s case, the hype train was already cruising along pretty goddamn briskly. This is one of the biggest multi-format releases of... Read More

The Ghosts of 'Pac-Man' are Freaking Geniuses, Who Knew?

News | February 9, 2015, 11:45 am

The Ghosts of 'Pac-Man' are Freaking Geniuses, Who Knew?

As a general rule, tech from the eighties should stay in the freaking eighties. Failing that, all memory of it should be sealed in concrete and dumped in the ocean somewhere. Cellphones like breezeblocks, big ol’ ugly-ass computers like the Macintosh 128K and IBM 5150 (whatever the hell they were)...... Read More

The Challenge Tower Returns in 'Mortal Kombat X'

News | February 9, 2015, 9:43 am

The Challenge Tower Returns in 'Mortal Kombat X'

Damn it, Challenge Tower. You were a pain in the ass the first time around. Now there are three of you. Veterans of the last Mortal Kombat will remember this mode. Three hundred little objectives to complete, comprising just about everything you can accomplish in a fighting game (and a lot of... Read More

The Weekly WTF: The Madness of ‘Takeshi’s Challenge’

News | February 5, 2015, 9:59 am

The Weekly WTF: The Madness of ‘Takeshi’s Challenge’

The world of the gametastic is now bigger than ever. Since the Wii and tablets and all these newfangled doohickeys arrived on the scene, everyone’s playing. Grandma may have needed diapers since she had that episode, but she can flail away furiously at Wii Tennis with the best of them. Children... Read More

CoinOpTV Returns With the Essential Games of February 2015

News | February 4, 2015, 9:29 am

CoinOpTV Returns With the Essential Games of February 2015

The last few months have been a little sparse for gametastic. There have been highlights, true enough, but otherwise pickings have been slim. Fear not though, because February’s primed to hit us with both barrels of badassery. Who better to guide us than CoinOpTV’s Robert Welkner? Each month,... Read More

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: Silent Hill

News | February 3, 2015, 9:37 am

Forget Call of Duty, Real Men Need the Retro Love: Silent Hill

Spare undercrackers at the ready, gentlemen. Silent Hill is coming at you. The late nineties was a great time for the survival horror genre. It was, y’know, the time it began to damn well exist, with the advent of Resident Evil. Sure, purists consider the decrepit likes of Alone in the Dark... Read More