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Notch begs internet to chill out over Psychonauts 2


Feb 15
Just as Double Fine were about to announce their now highly-successful Kickstarter campaign, an interesting Twitter exchange between founder Tim Schafer and Mojang founder Notch set the online world into fits of hysteria, as ... read
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These Dtoiders are dead ringers for famous game devs


Feb 14
I started watching this video and pulled a double take because I could swear I was actually looking at Gabe Newell, Tim Schafer, and Hideo Kojima in a new YouTube sitcom! What you see is an all-star cast of Destructoid commu... read
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Happy late FemShep Friday, everyone! Or at least, that's what 99% of my Twitter feed was saying when I woke up yesterday. I can't keep up with all these made-up Internet holidays, damnit! On yesterday's show, we went live an... read feature

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Double Fine's attempt at securing funding for an adventure game that everybody seemingly wants has resulted in a massive crowdsourcing success story in less than a day. It sure didn't hurt that you could basically pre-order a... read feature

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The DTOID Show: Mass Effect on iOS and Psychonauts 2?!


Feb 08
Could it be that all our dreams have suddenly been answered in just one, 13-minute news program? I hope not, otherwise I may as well pack up my desk and non-existent belongs RIGHT NOW. (Don't worry, I'll never give you the s... read
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Schafer wants to make Psychonauts 2, and so does Notch


Feb 07
Perpetual maker of doomed games Tim Schafer has confessed that, no matter how many times he's tried to pitch a sequel to the critically acclaimed Psychonauts, he has never found anybody willing to make it. However, he's still... read
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New Once Upon a Monster trailer is good old family fun


Aug 12
It comes as no surprise that Microsoft has an overly pretentious family enjoying the Kinect in this trailer. Looking past that, the video does a great job showing off how damn fun this game looks. It also gets me all nostalg... read
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Double Fine nabs Psychonauts publishing rights


Jun 15
Perhaps the stars are aligning for a follow up to Double Fine's 2005 cult classic, Psychonauts.  Yesterday I noted that series protagonist "Raz" made an appearance in Spicy Horse's Alice: Madness Returns. Now Double Fine... read
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Destructoid Show: Dragon BJs, Sony Baloney, and Comedy


Feb 08
After some technical difficulties last night, the great eye of the universe has finally opened. Gaze into it, and you will see the yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show. In this episode, Nick Chester goes ove... read
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Schafer: Self-censorship stops games being funny


Feb 07
Psychonauts developer Tim Schafer is known for putting a heavy element of humor in his games, but the cult designer wants more. He believes that games aren't funny enough, and it's because of studios vetting their own materia... read
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Tim Schafer wants to make games for Nintendo consoles


Nov 28
I've always been baffled by the fact that no Tim Schafer games have ever made it to a Nintendo console (that I know of anyway). The man's irreverent sense of humor, general rejection of realistic visuals, and a focus on absur... read
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Tim Schafer wants to make Psychonauts 2


Nov 12
I'd like to imagine that today, all around the world, the rabid fans of Psychonauts will read this news and have involuntary muscle spasms of joy. Yes, their master, Tim Schafer, has seen fit to throw his wisdom down fro... read
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Bobby Kotick destroys Schafer for calling him a prick


Sep 27
A while ago, Brütal Legend developer Tim Schafer called Activision CEO Bobby Kotick a prick, following the former publishers attempts to block Electronic Arts from releasing his game. Today, the flame-maned dem... read
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Double Fine taking gamers on a Costume Quest? (Update)


Aug 10
[Update: Well that didn't take long. The game's been announced -- it's a downloadable title being published by THQ. It'll hit Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in late October. More details here.] It’s already be... read
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Double Fine has four games in the pipeline


Jul 15
Double Fine has made Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. That's it, as far as retail is concerned. Now, according to founder Tim Schafer, the studio is currently working on four games. Wait, what!? Since a follow-up to Brutal Lege... read
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Tim Schafer calls criticism of Bobby Kotick 'a mistake'


Jul 15
Yesterday, Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer had some choice words about Activision CEO Bobby Kotick published in an interview with Eurogamer. Words like, "total prick," as an example. After giving a talk at the Develop conference,... read
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Schafer wants Kotick to stop being a 'total prick'


Jul 14
Doublefine 's Tim Schafer is no fan of Activision. After all, the evil publisher did refuse to publish Brutal Legend, then attempted to block Electronic Arts from publishing it out of sheer maliciousness. It's no wonder, then... read
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Tim Schafer to invade Europe, talk at Develop


Apr 28
Double Fine's Tim Schafer's a funny guy. Great talker. Talented industry veteran. Makes some pretty great, clever games. That's why he'll be giving a game design talk at this year's Develop conference in Brighton. Makes sense... read
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GDC 10: Make 'em laugh: Comedy in games


Mar 17
Rhianna Pratchett (Overlord series), Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend) and Sean Vanaman (Tales of Monkey Island), three of gaming comedy's biggest names, got together to do a panel at GDC this year. The... read
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Double Fine would like to rock more Brutal Legend DLC


Dec 04
Can't get enough Brutal Legend? That's good, because Double Fine may not be done with it just yet.  In a recent post-game-release chat with GamePro, Double Fine's Tim Schafer reveals that the developer is keen on not onl... read
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Tim Schafer walks us through the Brutal Legend DLC


Nov 03
The new Brutal Legend DLC, "Tears of the Hextadon", is out this week and is bringing two new maps to multiplayer. To prepare players for the new content, Double Fine's Tim Schafer hosted a multiplayer match on the Death's Fj... read
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Jack Black talks Brutal Legend on Jimmy Kimmel Show


Oct 15
For the past couple of weeks, Jack Black has been going around dressed up as Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend promoting the game at various venues. His latest appearance as the roadie hero took him on The Jimmy Kimmel Show last... read
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Tim Schafer misses platformers more than adventure games


Oct 13
It’s easy to assume Tim Schafer misses the adventure genre. The man established his name a billion years ago at Lucasfilm Games, at a time when the adventure game was king and Lucas better than the rest. But even after ... read
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Watch the Brutal Legend Dem-o-thon live now!


Oct 01
The Brutal Legend Demo-o-thon is on now! Well, if it's 12pm PST (3pm EST) you can click the jump and watch it live. So wait, what's going on? Double Fine's streaming a live Brütal Legend video "Demo-o-Thon"... read
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Tim Schafer retells the story of how he got his first job


Sep 29
In celebration of hitting his twentieth year of being involved in the games industry, Double Fine's Tim Schafer has posted an insightful, entertaining, and decidedly honest look at what it took for him to push his way in and ... read
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Tim Schafer. Tim f**king Schafer. He's a man that most of us know. One of the writers behind The Secret of Monkey Island, and the man behind Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, and Brütal Legend, Schafer has remai... read feature

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Tim Schafer on creativity: 'Stupid ideas are often the best'


Aug 14
One of the things I did with my interview with Tim Schafer was allow some community members to offer questions to ask the guy. I liked what DaedHead8 and Krow asked: How is Tim able to be so creative, and how does he get thos... read
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Tim Schafer on Monkey Island: 'I get instantly happy'


Aug 13
By now you've heard about the multiplayer for Brütal Legend, as well as the yet-unseen 4v4 mode. But, as we all know, Tim Schafer is a man of many hats, and one of the hats he wore was writer for the original The Secret ... read
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Tim Schafer on 4v4 Multiplayer: 'split the duties'


Aug 13
Hopefully, by now, you've had the chance to take a look at Hamza's preview for the upcoming Brütal Legend. Now, while he was getting some solid hands-on time with the multiplayer, I was, uh... getting some solid, uh... o... read
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Start your morning off right, watch some more Brutal Legend


Jul 21
Do you have 22 minutes to spare? In that case, may I recommend viewing this fine gameplay video for Brütal Legend? Like the video from last week, it features commentary from Tim Schafer. And, deciding that he alone is in... read
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17 minutes of Brutal Legend with Tim Schafer


Jul 03
We at Destructoid cannot get enough of Brütal Legend. Everything about this game is going to be so awesome! A new video for the game was released and it shows off the first 17 minutes of the game. All of this was covere... read
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Rumor about a rumor: Wii version of Brutal Legend canceled


Jun 30
This October, Double Fine's Brütal Legend will rock the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 so hard that the name of said month has been changed to "Rocktober." And while it's not been confirmed by the developer or its ... read






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