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2:00 AM on 05.10.2013

Schafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success

We're living in a time when the terms "AAA game" and "financial success" seem to practically be mutually exclusive. The list of titles that companies have deemed a commercial failure feels as if it's growing by the day. Due t...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 05.07.2013

Double Fine bundles Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and more

Over the next two weeks, the Humble Double Fine Bundle will offer pay-what-you-want pricing for three games worth checking out: Psychonauts, Stacking, and Costume Quest. The next tier up, accessed by paying more than the ave...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 04.05.2013

Play as Tim Schafer in Host Master Deux

Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity is a free, browser based sequel to 2009's Host Master. Once again, the player must help Double Fine founder Tim Schafer bumble his way through preparing for the GDC Awards. It may be the c...

Allistair Pinsof

11:15 AM on 03.28.2013

Broken Age: Double Fine Adventure gets teaser trailer

Remember when Double Fine asked for some money ($400k) on Kickstarter to make an old-school, point and click adventure game and the gaming collective at large responded with $3.3 million in funding money thereby monumentally...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Double Fine's adventure game is called Broken Age

From now on, Double Fine Adventure will be known as Broken Age. At PAX East, the new title for Double Fine's massively successful Kickstarter project was announced. The point-and-click adventure game revolves around a spacesh...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Double Fine and Capy team up for Capy Fine Racing GP

At PAX East this week in Boston, Double Fine and Capybara Games have a shared booth (#992) with playable builds of Super Time Force, Dropchord, and Brutal Legend PC. Better yet, the studios have collaborated on an a new, tech...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.18.2013

The Cave and Tekken 6 are free this week on PS Plus

This week, North American PlayStation Plus members are getting some more freebies in the form of Double Fine and Ron Gilbert's puzzle game The Cave for PS3 as well as Tekken 6 for PlayStation Portable and PS Vita. Elsewhere o...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 03.12.2013

Ron Gilbert announces departure from Double Fine

In 1990, Ron Gilbert made the genre-defining Secret of Monkey Island with Tim Schafer. Two decades later, Gilbert joined Schafer's studio, Double Fine Productions. And now, after releasing his latest adventure, The Cave, Gilb...

Allistair Pinsof





6:30 PM on 03.07.2013

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like

Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ...

Jordan Devore



Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users photo
Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

PlayStation Plus subscribers just got a buttload of games thrown at them with this weeks months additions to the service. Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, and The Cave are all now free to play on the PlayStation 3.

Over on the PlayStation Vita side, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention and Tekken 6 are now available to handheld owners, with Tekken 6 also free to download on the PlayStation Portable. Remember that thing? The PSP? Sup Marcus!?

With new additions to Plus means some prior titles will be on their way out. This is your last month to check out Guardians of Middle Earth, Quantum Conundrum, Dungeon Defenders, Fooseball 2012 (Vita), and Plants Vs Zombies for free. Each game will be leaving the service on specific dates detailed over on the PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation Plus March Update: Spec Ops: The Line Free for Members [PlayStation Blog]

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6:00 PM on 02.26.2013

PC Port Report: Brutal Legend

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] It's been about three and a half years since Brütal Legend came out on consoles and it has f...

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The tricky tale of Brutal Legend photo
The tricky tale of Brutal Legend
by Brett Makedonski

This week, more than three years after its initial release, Brütal Legend, Double Fine's sophomoric effort, makes its way to PC. To the casual observer, Brütal Legend appears to be nothing more than an innocent celebration of metal culture -- a game that at every opportunity bleeds the sheer brutal excess that defines the musical genre. While that holds true, Brütal Legend is also remarkable for being one of the most polarizing and quietly controversial games of the past five years.

The tale of Brütal Legend dates back to 2007 when the game was first announced. The gaming community was immediately aflutter at the very prospect of Tim Schafer & Co. teaming with Jack Black to take a crack at creating a metal megaworld. It wasn't long before Brütal Legend was an industry darling, eagerly anticipated by many just as an AAA sequel would be. To say that this is rare of a new IP would be a vast understatement.

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11:15 AM on 02.25.2013

Tim Schafer might add content to Brutal Legend PC

Depending on how well Brütal Legend does on PC, we may be able to take part in some new adventures in the world of metal. Schafer explains what he would change, speaking to Rock, Paper Shotgun: "I mean, we have a wishlis...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 02.13.2013

Ron Gilbert to be keynote speaker at first PAX Australia

Aussie adventure game fans are in for a treat this July as it's been confirmed that famed game designer Ron Gilbert will be the opening "story time" keynote speaker at the first PAX Australia. The creator of Monkey Island and...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 PM on 02.13.2013

Worth the wait? Brutal Legend heads to PC this month

Years later, Brutal Legend is finally going to be available on PC. It'll hit Steam on February 26, 2013 for $14.99 and is curiously being published by Double Fine. The landing page is already up, allowing would-be players to ...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 02.06.2013

Double Fine to support OUYA with The Cave, DF Adventure

The importance of quality software for the upcoming OUYA has been harped on for months, but at least in the short term, it sure does look like this console will be successful. Following the news that OUYA will be sold at reta...

Jordan Devore