Steep’s Nintendo Switch Port Cancelled

(August 9th, 2018) – Ubisoft has confirmed that one of the earliest games announced for the Nintendo Switch, the winter action sports title Steep, has ended development on the port. Here is Ubisoft’s official statement on Steep: The Steep team is wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made the decision to stop Steep development on…

Game Review: State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem

Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Aug 01, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Action, Arcade, Racing Publisher: Sometimes You Developer: Sometimes You   What would one’s response be if an alien attack descended onto their town and brought with it anarchy, rioters, and sheer mayhem? I, for one, would welcome our new alien overlords with open arms. Others,…

Game Review: Hello Neighbor [tinyBuild; Nintendo Switch]

Mild Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 27, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Action, Puzzle, First Person, Adventure Publisher: tinyBuild Games     Everyone has had at one point in time horrible neighbors. Maybe they were loud and obnoxious, or they never waved back when you waved at them. Or maybe, just maybe they kidnapped and/or locked someone in a basement while you…

Interview: Orbiting the World of Like Satellites

The Toronto, Canada music scene is by far one of the most vibrant and vivacious locales of the modern age- and it is often vastly overlooked. , from indie rock’s most famous earworm-makers in Alvvays to the recent explosive energy of Dear Youth, from the balls-to-the-wall bone snapping crunches of Falsifier to the terminally infectious…

Dead Lakes Shower Us In “Goldfire”

  (July 26th, 2018) – Post hardcore outfit Dead Lakes have revealed their new music video for their hard-hitting, raw track “Goldfire”. The new music video comes off their brand-new three-track EP Nothing Is Sacred, out now on Pale Chord Records. The EP includes the band’s equally potent and highly-lauded single “Eighteen Weeks,” accumulating close to 20k streams in two weeks…

Game Review: Candle: The Power of the Flame (Merge Games; Nintendo Switch)

Fantasy Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 26, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Platformer, Adventure, Puzzle Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Teku Studios   There is a running joke in the Ouch That Hertz! office that all my reviews and features are full of fiery hot takes. Truthfully, it is probably more like half- but that is neither here, nor there. Our current society is ready to jump…

Track-By-Track: Divided Heaven – ‘Cold War’

A Cold War is defined as an intense economic, political, militaristic and ideological rivalry between two nation states that falls just short of open military conflict. Some may remember the most famous conflict of this kind- dubbed simply the Cold War- as the post-World War II rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States.…