World destruction comes in small shrink-wrapped packages...


The Latest on Video On Demand Now Available in HD

Now you can purchase and instantly watch over 500 titles in crystal clear HD from Amazon Video On Demand!

To view the Amazon Video on Demand HD page, click the link here.


Apocalypse Then: Area 51

On this day in gaming, in 2005, Area 51 was released.

Area 51 is a loose remake on the 1995 light gun video game of the same name, which was released in 1995. It features the voices of David Duchovny (X-Files, Evolution), Marilyn Manson, and Powers Boothe.

It is now available as freeware- made possible by the United States Air Force (not a joke).

Between the two games, in 1998, Area 51: Site 4, another light gun arcade game, came out.

The latest game in the series, after the 2005 remake, is Blacksite: Area 51, made by Midway, now in dire straights, financially.


New RRR Article: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

I've just finished a new RRR article on, and it's called Games of 2008: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

"I have played S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky on two different occasions. The first time was when it was still very new and with limited support in the way of patches. I surfed the internet for weeks looking for fixes made by fans of the game. I even outright declared on a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forum that I hated the game due to its unpolished nature and the many bugs that prevented me from enjoying the game."



Anomaly: Square Enix Taking Over Eidos

Square Enix has taken over the publisher, Eidos. Eidos is apparently under Eidos plc, a subsidiary of Square Enix.

This means that Square Enix, a Japanese company famous for Final Fantasy, will have control over series like Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Thief. 

Other games from this publisher include Commandos, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, Timesplitters, and Fear Effect.


Apocalypse Then- Cossacks: European Wars

On this day in gaming, in 2001, Cossacks: European Wars was released. It received two expansion packs, Art of War, and Back to War, as well as a sequel, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, as well as several spin-off titles. 

These games were all developed by GSC Game World, now noted for its S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games.



More on GOG's Fallout Week

There's new stuff to be had when you complete (buy) the Fallout collection at

The bonus content for Fallout is expanding with the addition of another great soundtrack and the owners of Fallout: Tactics can now download Fallout: Warfare - a paper and pencil wargame set in the Fallout universe.

There's also Fallout competitions as well as a bonus unlockable mission for Fallout Tactics.


Powerless Again

Today I struggled with a lack of power again. This time it was the earth leakage that kept tripping because of the massive thunderstorm that was hanging overhead. The rain was obviously getting onto some exposed wires outside or in the roof. Now we’ll have to get the house re-wired which will cost a heck of a lot, probably.


Game Answers is the Answer

There's a new site called gameanswers which is basically like yahooanswers or something similar except it's all about gaming. The site, which is in beta stage, has the aim of providing you with a place to find all the answers to questions or problems you have instead of having to google for it, or comb forums and technical boards all the time. Thank you for this, people at gameanswers.


PC Games Releasing Soon - Preorder Now

Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack The Ripper
Sherlock Holmes Chronicles
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition

New All-Time Low Prices for PC Games

Kings Bounty: The Legend - $9.97
X-Blades - $42.99 - Save $4.00
Alone in the Dark - $9.97
Cryostasis - $29.99
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter - $19.99
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - $24.99 - Save $0.50

What's on GOG- Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire

Another title on is Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire, a fan made mod or add-on for Jagged Alliance 2, a contemporary title of the Fallout Series.


It's Fallout Week on GOG has a promotion on Fallout games until April 27th. 

You can complete the Fallout collection, including Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, on with a 20% discount. If you have one of the Fallout games you can get the other two for $9.58, if you have two Fallout games you can grab the remaining one for only $4.79 and if you don't have any Fallout games on you can get the whole pack for $14.37! To receive the discount you have to complete the pack of all three Fallout games.



Latest on Amazon's Video Game Trade-In Offer

Amazon is now letting customers trade in games to get discount off of new ones. Look for the link to the page in the side bar to the right.

New All-Time Low Prices for PC Games

Demigod Collector's Edition - $43.99 - Save $2.50
Everquest II The Shadow Odyssey - $27.99 - Save $2.00
1701: Gold - $27.99 - Save $2.00
Rail Simulator - $8.99 - Save $1.00
Nancy Drew: Secret Of the Old Clock - $13.99
Imperium Romanum - $18.97
Scrabble Champion Edition JC - $8.49 - Save $0.50


Randy Pitchford’s Birthday Today

Randy Pitchford, the CEO, president and co-founder of Gearbox Software, turns 38 today. He was born on April 21, 1971. 

He first became known on a global scale for his production and direction of Gearbox's debut title, Half-Life: Opposing Force, the first expansion for Half-Life. There's even an easter egg in the game that pronounces his name backwards.

Other games that Randy has had some hand in are:

Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem Atomic Edition, Duke Nukem 64, Shadow Warrior, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life for PlayStation 2, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, James Bond 007: Nightfire, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Halo: Combat Evolved for PC, and the Brothers In Arms series.

Share/Save/Bookmark is now selling Postal is now selling Postal, by Running With Scissors. Postal: Classic and Uncut includes Postal and the Special Delivery expansion.

Postal 2 is slated to arrive soon on the site.


Countdown to Release: Megadeth’s Next Album

Dave Mustaine says, “Start keeping track of the titles.”

Last week, Dave Mustaine let loose the name of another track appearing on the yet to be released album. It’s called “This Day We Fight”.

Other tracks so far include “1,320” and “The Hardest Part of Letting Go”. The album is due to be released on Halloween this year (31 October 2009).



PC Games Now Available for Preorder- Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition

Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition

Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition


Demigod Piracy is Pitiful

Apparently out of 140 000 users online playing Demigod recently, only 12% of those were legitimate users. That means that 123 200 people had pirated the game, and this was day 0! 

But if you think about it, Stardock is opposed to DRM or any form of copy protection...

So go on, do the right thing. Buy a copy of Demigod and support Stardock and the industry.

Demigod Collector's Edition


Apocalypse Then: Adolf Hitler's Birthday

On this day, in 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary.

Years later, and World War II took place between 1939 and 1945.

Over the past two decades or more, we've been swamped with movies and video games based on the events that took place during the war, specifically Omaha beach and the D-Day landings at Normandy.


Apocalypse Then- Hitman: Contracts

On this day in gaming, in 2004, Hitman: Contracts, the third game in the series, was released.

Apocalypse Then: Columbine High School Massacre

This is the big one. It’s probably the most widely known and documented school shooting in history, even above the Virginia Tech Massacre, which resulted in more deaths, which occurred a few days ago, on the 16th. On April 20 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 at Columbine High School before each taking their own lives.

Harris and Klebold were unpopular and frequent targets of bullying at their high school, described as outcasts.

The media blamed video games as Harris and Klebold were reportedly avid players of games like Wolf 3D, Doom, and Quake.

Other people said that Luvox, the drug that Harris was taking, was to blame seeing as he had abruptly stopped taking it and that it could lead to aggressiveness.

An official report suggested that Harris was a clinical psychopath and Klebold was a depressive. Investigators reached these conclusions after going through their personal belongings like journals, and believe that their mental illnesses may have been the underlying cause for the shooting.


PC Games Coming out This Week

April 20, 2009 Stalin vs. Martians
April 21, 2009 Zeno Clash
April 24, 2009 Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943


New All-Time Low Prices for PC Games

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Bundle - $59.99 - Save $20.00
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft - $14.99
MotoGP 08 - $28.49 - Save $1.50


Games Releasing Soon- Velvet Assassin

Velvet Assassin- PC

Velvet Assassin- Xbox 360


Ghostbusters Slimer Edition

Everyone's been raving about Ghostbusters lately, and Amazon now has Ghostbusters Slimer Edition for sale on their site, so make sure to get in and get it!

This is what you get in the pack: Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Fancy box, Ecto-1 keychain, Slimer.

Ghostbusters Slimer Edition- Xbox 360

Ghostbusters Slimer Edition- PS3

Ghostbusters Slimer Edition- Wii


What does AAA stand for?

It's not an abbreviation of anything. It just means the best of the best... 

"Well, now you know the truth: Apocalypso's Atomic Arcade!"

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