Fable

It's no secret that game publishers hate using all that expensive paper and ink to make videogame manuals. Manuals lost their color, reduced the page count, and eventually started disappearing altogether, leaving only the hea...
The fatal flaw of Kinect games is that they are built on a foundation of lies. You are the controller -- except most games control much of the action themselves to make up for the lack of input. It's more immersive -- except ...
I have a bit of a sordid history with the Fable franchise. Despite the now-infamous promises it never delivered on, I absolutely adored the first Fable, as what was delivered was a finely crafted game, and one of my favorite ...
With Fable: The Journey offering up hours of wagon riding, spell flinging, arm flailing, and regional British accents on October 9, Lionhead have put together a few developer diaries. In this first one the team talks ab...
One of the hardest things for me to understand is whenever someone belittles a "casual" game (whatever that may be to them) by claiming it's either unoriginal or lacks any sort of cutting-edge quality. I find this funny, beca...
Lionhead Studios is no stranger to making spin-offs for Fable. The first was an Xbox Live Arcade tie-in with Fable II called Pub Games, which was a collection of mini-games that appeared in the game and would allow you to car...
At Microsoft's E3 press conference, it was revealed that Kinect's TOTALLY NOT ON-RAILS GUYS Fable spin-off, Fable: The Journey will be available for the holiday season of 2012. One can reasonably expect to see it at some poin...
One part hack, one part slash, and one part four-player cooperative Fable with puppet heroes. Fable Heroes would be the last thing you would expect Lionhead Studios to come up with if Fable: The Journey hadn't been announced already. In true Lionhead fashion, Fable Heroes is a game that made me feel emotions I hadn't felt in more than a year, but perhaps not the kind that it intended to elicit.
It's a glorious day, because I get to talk about the Molyneux Cycle once more. It's the method by which Molyneux attempts to make his next game look good by trash talking the last one he made -- the last game being one he hyp...
Unless you're a "serious" gamer, you need not apply to Fable: The Journey, the latest "not on rails" on-rails Kinect game. Lionhead Studios issued a statement regarding the content on FTJ -- "Needless to say we are very proud...
"Arcade NEXT" is the latest promotion Microsoft has whipped up for Xbox Live Arcade. If you're starting to think these things aren't packing the same punch that they used to, you're not alone. Trials Evolution (1200 MS Point...
Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game disc...
Enthusiastic game developer and perpetual backpeddler Peter Molyneux has announced that he is leaving the developer he co-founded, Lionhead Studios. This departure also marks his exit from Microsoft Studios.  "It is with...
Perhaps the biggest surprise at Microsoft’s recent Xbox 360 spring showcase was the announcement of Fable: Heroes for Xbox Live Arcade. Built by some of Lionhead’s biggest Fable fans, Heroes pays homage to many o...
If it is one thing the controller cannot do anymore, it’s offer a player “that sense of discovery which we had with the early days of games.” That’s what Peter Molyneux, the visionary behind Fable: Th...
Oh hey there, Destructoid. I didn't see you come in. I was just watching this evening's episode of The Destructoid Show, starring myself and Mr. Jim Sterling. Oh, and Max makes an appearance, too... I guess. First up on toda...
I suppose this shouldn't come as a shock, but rumors are now saying that Lionhead is currently working on Fable IV. Peter Molyneux and company are said to be prepping the sequel for a 2013. The rumor comes from the latest iss...
First and foremost, a tremendous thank you to everyone who tuned into yesterday's live show. Between The Destructoid Show and Mash Tactics, your afternoons must be as unproductive as the day is long. Yesterday, we had a laun...
Peter Molyneux has confirmed that his definitely-not-on-rails game Fable: The Journey will not feature melee combat, focusing instead on projectile-based magic attacks. Not that this is going to be an on-rails shooter or anyt...
Microsoft has stated that its first-party offerings have been consistently better than those found on the PS3 or Wii, putting the likes of Forza and Fable against such titles as Killzone, LittleBigPlanet and Super Mario Galax...
Videogame snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has declared that modern games are becoming boring, due to them all being the same. Fortunately, he's making an on-rails shooter for Kinect, which is pretty radical and differ ... o...
The E3 demo for Fable: The Journey didn't look all that compelling, but it's okay -- Peter Molyneux admits it! The snake oil salesman of gaming has said that the demonstration was flawed, but it was only four months old. He P...
We've talked about the Molyneux Cycle before, and I'm thrilled to report that it's back in full effect once more! With Fable: The Journey coming up, Molyneux has continued his tactic of downplaying the last overhyped game in ...
Designer and snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has dared to criticize Kinect, admitting that it has some problems as an input device while still making sure to heap oodles of praise upon it.  “I’ll admit that...
"Did anyone write that Fable: The Journey looks like it's on rails?"This is Peter Molyneux's first question that he poses to us during a behind-closed-doors demo of Lionhead's upcoming Kinect game, which was revealed earlier ...
Better watch out for those foreboding clouds! Here is the CGI trailer for Fable: The Journey, which looks much more appealing than the on-rails Kinect experience the game ultimately appears to be. I'm sure some of you will care enough about Fable to want this game, right? Fans like you exist, don't they? They have to.
Fable: The Journey has been revealed, and while Peter Molyneux calls it an immersive Fable experience, it looks pretty much like a rail shooter. The demo shown at the E3 press conference revealed a guy pulling off some pretty...
There's no denying that the Fable franchise is a feather in Microsoft's hat when it comes to exclusive titles. The original game attracted many players as then PC-bound luminary Peter Molyneaux's big console debut, helping &n...
PC gamers looking forward to exploring the world of Albion and Fable III won't be forced to leave the house or using Games for Windows Marketplace. Microsoft has announced that Fable III will also be coming to Steam. The game...
When I saw this morning that Peter Molyneux had slated Fable 3 in order to hype the next one, I almost vomited a rainbow. The fact that he can keep doing this and not get called on his bullshit is astounding. Y...
I don't know how many times I've heard that a new fighter is "for fighting game fans, by fighting game fans". With Skullgirls, that claim might actually be true. The game takes the tag-team insanity of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom a...
Right before I looked at the new Fable III: Traitor's Keep DLC yesterday, I played around with Fable III for PC, as well as the mobile game Fable Coin Golf for Windows Phone 7. Fable III seems like a pretty straightforward po...
At the Microsoft showcase yesterday, I was put in charge of checking out the latest Fable III DLC pack, Traitor's Keep.  First, I have to make a confession: I haven’t played any of the other Fable games for more than twenty minutes, so I can’t give you the most expert analysis. However, I will gladly give you my two cents on what I saw. Read forth!
After a considerable amount of teasing, Lionhead Studios has settled on a date for the Windows version of Fable III: May 17 in the United States. This release will support Nvidia's 3D tech and include an exclusive hardcore mo...
Peter Molyneux will receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards, on Wednesday, March 16th. It makes sense. The guy has been on a roll...
The folks at Microsoft made sure to point out that Fable III for PC/Games for Windows was on the show floor here at CES 2011. It was as if they were saying, see, it really exists! I believed them, but I went and checked anywa...
Yeah, so, a Fable game is coming for Windows Phone 7 and it's a golf game. Fable Coin Golf, as it's called, will tie-in with Fable III for the Xbox 360 and the money you earn in the golf game will go to your character in the console version. There you go. A Fable golf game is coming for Windows Phone 7. Neato.
Still playing Fable III? Really? No ... like, really? Wow, okay then. If that's the case, you might be interested to learn that Lionhead's latest is getting some new breeds of companion dogs to keep things vaguely interesting...
I wouldn't fault you for not knowing there even was a PC version of Fable III being made. There hasn't been a lot of talk about it lately, to the point where Lionhead had to come out and reassure everybody that it is, in fact...
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Fable III will be getting the "Understone Quest Pack" on November 23.The pack will run you 400 MS Points and adds three new quests to the game -- "The Voice," "Shooting Range," and "The Wheel of...