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9:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Tim Schafer muses on return to the world of Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend's development was marred by a series of unfortunate incidents involving IP rights, but eventually, it hit the market. Sadly, we haven't seen anything indicating that we'd ever get to return to the world, outside...

Chris Carter


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5:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Psychonauts, Brutal Legend soundtracks now on Bandcamp

Double Fine has uploaded six game soundtracks to their Bandcamp page. They're all available for purchase, and you can stream them too. Middle Manager of Justice soundtrack is $2.99, Psychonauts: Original Cinematic Score is $7.99, Psychonauts: Original Soundtrack is $7.99, The Cave: Original Soundtrack is $7.99, Brutal Legend Original Soundtrack is $9.99, and the Dropchord soundtrack is $9.99.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 07.31.2013

SDCC-exclusive UDON books up for pre-order August 1

San Diego Comic-Con came and went, and despite my best efforts to use the Dtoid team to my own ends, I was unable to score the coveted hardcover edition of MM25. Thanks a lot, DALE! But no worries! UDON promised that all its ...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 06.24.2013

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books

As it does every year, comic and videogame art book publisher UDON Entertainment will be attending San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of event-exclusive goodies in tow. Technically, all these books will be available elsewhere i...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 05.14.2013

Humble Double Fine Bundle adds a bunch of prototype games

A week ago, the Humble Double Fine Bundle was announced. For some, it was easy to resist; though the games on the list range from decent to great, fans of the studio already owned most, if not all of the titles. Of course th...

Darren Nakamura

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...

Joshua Derocher



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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New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal photo
New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure what ails you. 

Brütal Legend finally drops on PC after years of being locked in console servitude, and despite its dodgy strategy portions, we should welcome it with open, heavily tattooed arms. The absolutely cracking soundtrack makes it more than worth a look, and the great voice acting, more than competent action, and art direction that will make your eyes bleed from heavy metal joy makes its failings a lot easier to swallow. 

If metal hurts your delicate ears and Jack Black sends you into a blind rage, then there's still a bunch to look forward to this week. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires adds some strategy to your hacking and slashing; fans of punishing dungeon crawlers and 3DS owners rejoice, Etrian Odyssey IV finally arrives in the US; Might & Magic Heroes VI gets a new expansion, Shades of Darkness; a curious looking RPG drops on PC in the form of Driftmoon; and Star Wars Pinball is a thing that actually looks pretty groovy.

What will you be using to soothe that nasty rash this week?

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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

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

9:00 AM on 10.10.2012

All Double Fine games are on sale this week

Double Fine says that October is a special month as it is both Rocktober (for Brutal Legend) and the month of Halloween, which relates to Costume Quest. These and all of their other games are on sale this week, with most disc...

Dale North







The grand adventure: Making a comeback photo
The grand adventure: Making a comeback
by Fraser Brown

Check out the first part of the feature, here!

The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most importantly, become successes. Big changes in the industry, such as the rise of digital distribution and the popularity of episodic content created a more favorable environment to craft these games in. More opportunities for indie developers started to appear as well.

In this, the second part of the feature, I'll be taking a look at what impact these changes have had on the developers and their games as well as what we might be able to expect in the future (hoverboards, hoverboards, hoverboards.) Providing us with words of wisdom are: Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry; Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games; Dave Gilbert, creator of the Blackwell series and founder of developer/publisher, Wadjet Eye Games; and Josh Nuernberger, creator of Gemini Rue.

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5:00 PM on 11.28.2010

Tim Schafer wants to make games for Nintendo consoles

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...

Jonathan Holmes

10:20 AM on 09.27.2010

Bobby Kotick destroys Schafer for calling him a prick

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...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 08.10.2010

Double Fine taking gamers on a Costume Quest? (Update)

[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...

Nick Chester

11:20 AM on 07.16.2010

There will be no Brutal Legend 2

Did you think Brutal Legend was a promising, if flawed, game that could have ironed out its problems in a sequel? Well if so, you've been DENIED! Double Fine has confirmed what many of us suspected, that Brutal Legend 2 would...

Jim Sterling