Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Rising basketball star Whiteside jokes he was trying to increase NBA 2K rating

Hassan Whiteside is balling out of control for the Miami Heat.  He wasn’t a secret to Miami faithful, but after a Jan.25  game against the Chicago Bulls, the whole world knows about his skills. Whiteside recorded the first “triple dozen,”  (at least 12 points, rebounds and blocks in a game) in the NBA since 2000. more »

Bring Out Your Balance Change: Hearthstone’s Undertaker gets nerfed

Undertaker had become a shining star in the Goblins vs. Gnomes environment. Gaining one attack and one health every time a deathrattle minion comes into play, the Taker was getting really big really fast in decks dedicated to him. The Goblins vs. Gnomes card Lil’ Exorcist was supposed to be a bullet for those decks, more »

Need for Speed franchise bottoms out with No Limits and paying for gas

Need for Speed has survived a lot of ill-conceived ideas over the years. had quick-time events in it. There was Porsche Unleashed, a game with only one car manufacturer in it. Of course, there was 2014’s Need for Speed-based movie starring Jesse Pinkman. But with Need for Speed: No Limits, EA looks to have squeezed more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 21, 2015

3rd Street Saints, it’s time to cause some more trouble. The Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell Bundle is now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Re-Elected includes the main game, two DLC mission packs, 25 DLC weapons and six new superpower elements among other goodies. In Gat Out of Hell, more »

Blizzard gives access to Heroes of the Storm beta, for a price

I logged on to play some Hearthstone earlier today, and saw Heroes of the Storm among the Blizzard games I could play. Well heck, let’s do that. Wait, I have to give you $40 first? This game isn’t even finished. What if I really, really hate it? The question of whether we should pay to more »

Robotoki studio was victim of zombie game glut

While it doesn’t seem like it when you look at a week’s list of releases, there is a limit to how many zombie-themed games the industry can support.  Early in 2015, we may have hit that breaking point. A lot of gamers were looking forward to H1Z1, a new zombie apocalypse MMO from Sony. Despite more »

Mutant Football League developer still hopes to release game in 2015

A Kickstarter for a new arcade style game from Mutant League Football creator Michael Mendheim raised only 19 percent of its goal. But he is hopeful that his new vision Mutant Football League will become a reality this year. It will have 30 teams (nearly as many as the NFL) including The Undead, Battlebots and more »

Super Mega Baseball Review: Ready for the show

Super Mega Baseball Price: $19.99 System(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita Release Date: December 16, 2014 Publisher(Developer): Metalhead Software ESRB Rating: “E” for Everyone Arcade sports titles used to be one of the hottest things in the industry. But even legendary franchises such as NBA Jam haven’t been able to reach their former glory more »

Punk Spider-Man swings into Spider-Man Unlimited

The Marvel Comics epic event “Spider-Verse” will feature every Spider-Man ever created, and quite a few we’ve never seen before. Many of them will also appear in Gameloft’s endless runner Spider-Man Unlimited. Arriving in the game now is Punk Spider-Man. This creator of anarchy is at war with Norman Osborn, who in his universe is more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 14, 2015

Not that long ago, I told you about my monster hunting adventures in the big alpha for Evolve. It’s a 4-vs-1 shooter from the same team that brought us Left 4 Dead and is entering open beta on the Xbox One. In Evolve, four players are hunters. The other player is a huge beast looking more »

February Xbox One system update adds game hubs and TV features

Xbox One dashboard preview members are getting a look at some new features we’ll all have soon. Game hubs are  the biggest new addition. They’re content centers for everything you want to know and share about games. Players can see if their friends are playing, compete on leaderboards and see who the top players are. more »

WWE Immortals hopes to cash on mobile fighting game trend

WWE has long thought it could squeeze more than one annual video game out of its global popularity. Its console offerings including WWE All-Stars and WWE Legends of Wrestlemania didn’t catch on like they hoped. For the record, I loved  and it was one of the saddest days of my gaming life when that server more »