John Bardinelli - Contributor

John started playing games back in the dark days before the internet. You know, Game Boy link cables, multitaps and all of that. Now, with portable devices dwarfing the power of his first few gaming consoles, John mostly sticks to the PC and mobile worlds and has a particular fondness for retro-themed indie games. That, and Borderlands! Over the past decade John has written for more than a dozen gaming sites, covering everything from browser to mainstream games. Once the day's work has been done, he can usually be found with his nose in some ancient history or philosophy book. Next stop: publishing another game script, or maybe a regular old work of fiction!

When not writing or gaming, John has a summer home on Arrakis where he spends his leisure time wrestling sandworms.

by John Bardinelli 0
News
  • pc
  • couch
Bonk.

FranknJohn Turns Craniums into Weapons

FrankenJohn from bitsmith Games is one part roguelike, one part experiment in insane arena combat. The game drops you (and maybe a friend) in maps packed with B-movie horrors and sideshow-worthy mutants whose goal is to eat you alive. Your only weapon is whipping your head around on a chain. It's ok to shudder.

by John Bardinelli 0
News
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • xbox one
  • online
All with a simple interface even grandma can use!

Project Spark Combines Cooperative World Building with Game Designing

Project Spark is a mad scientist's dream. The game is one part creative playground, one part game designing tool that uses a simple interface to let you shape a world from the ground up. Better still, you get to add behaviors to creatures in the environments, building a living worlds you can share with other players.

by John Bardinelli 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • wii
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
What does the fox say? (incomprehensible shrieking noise)

Just Dance 2015 Wants You Dance to the Tetris Theme with Friends

We get that you secretly like to dance in your living room. Seriously, we do. Somebody told Ubisoft this a few years ago and they kicked off the Just Dance franchise, a series that's all about dancing in front of a TV for points. The studio recently announced Just Dance 2015, and wouldn't you know it, there's a handful of co-op songs to provide embarrassment for everyone!

by John Bardinelli 0
News
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
We would have called it Co-oplunky, but that's just us.

Modder Adds Online Co-Op to Spelunky Classic

Old-style Spelunky plus online co-op sounds like a grand idea! A modder by the name of Vadim has been toying with Spelunky Classic's source code for a few months, backporting features from its bigger, brighter brother Spelunky HD. The best feature is actually new to the series: online-enabled co-op play for two players, all for the nice price of free!

by John Bardinelli 0
Review
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
INCOMING!

ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination Co-Op Review

A mad scientist has a secret base on an asteroid, presumably because the rent is reasonable. Playing as special operatives Cye and Chrome, you'll take down this base one alien environment at a time, all while fighting hordes of mutated insectoids that spring up and attack in coordinated waves. It's one part tower defense, one part arcade bl...

301 stories found