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The final update for Fez on PC and Mac is a doozy

One of these days, I need to play Fez again. It's been long enough that, aside from a couple of area themes like the "Virtual Boy red and black"-looking sewers and the Disasterpeace soundtrack, I don't really remember anything concrete abou...   read

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Oh my gosh, this Fez vinyl!

I was checked out for the day when I saw this vinyl set for Fez, or so I thought. It's so dang good! Disasterpeace is one of my favorite musicians working in games right now, and the Fez soundtrack is among his best work, easily. To have it...   read

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GameBarcodes distill games down frame by frame

A couple weeks ago an imgur page was floating around the Internet showing various films with each frame reduced to its average color and represented as a single vertical line in what turn out to be often vibrant barcodes. This is not exactl...   read

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A statement from Phil Fish

Full disclosure - I have met Phil Fish on one occasion. We bickered a little bit about if Fez would be a good fit for Nintendo 3DS, (I thought it would be good, Fish disagreed) but there was no hostility there. I was excited about his ...   read

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This is Phil Fish explains the phenomenon of Phil Fish

I never got the hate for Phil Fish. Which is to say I understood it, but thought it was overblown and dumb. This video does a tidy job of explaining why. Basically, it's the internet's fault. And everyone that isn't Phil Fish. And Phil Fis...   read

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Fez is out today on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita with Cross-Buy

Fez. Have you played it? If not, are you ever going to play it? Another opportunity to do so has presented itself today with the launch of Polytron's puzzle-platformer on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita for $12.99, or $9.99 for PS Plus members who p...   read

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Fez is heading to PS3, PS4 and Vita on March 25

Fez was a fantastic game, but it was sadly limited to just the PC and Xbox Live platforms. Now Sony is getting in on some Fez love later this month, as it's coming to the PS3, PS4, and Vita on March 25th. Developer Polytron has confirmed Cr...   read

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Fez passes one million sales across all platforms

According to Polytron, Fez has sold over a million copies across all of its releases. For all of the controversies surrounding designer Phil Fish and the exposure gained through being extensively featured in Indie Game: The Movie, it only s...   read

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Daily Humble Store deal has Fez and Guacamelee! for cheap

The Humble Store has a set of daily deals going on right now that I hope you'll see before it's too late. Most notably, there's Fez for $3.99. If not for the sense of discovery or lovely pixel art, do it for Disasterpeace's sublime soundtra...   read

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The current Bandcamp Weekly is all about game music

Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhaps less well kno...   read


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Polytron 'working with Sony,' Fez Mac/Linux ports coming

It was shocking to see Fez designer Phil Fish announce both his departure from the games industry and the cancellation of FEZ II, a project we knew little about but one I really would've liked to see come to fruition. The news also came as ...   read

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BioShock: Burial At Sea, RIP Fez II, GTA has purple cars

Hey gang! Here's today's Destructoid Show. Because Tuesdays. The first BioShock Infinite DLC has been released, with later DLC plans revealed, and Caitlin sat down with Ken Levine himself to discuss it. Fez II has been cancelled, than...   read

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Jimquisition: Go Fish

In this extra episode, Jimquisition lends a rambling mouth to the controversy surrounding Phil Fish and his dramatic exit from the videogame world.   read

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Phil Fish has meltdown on Twitter, rashly cancels FEZ II

[Update: Phil Fish has posted on Twitter: "to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games. and im getting out of games because i choose not to put up with this abu...   read


Dreams come true: FEZ to be patched on Xbox 360

Phil Fish, fancy lad and angry boy, has proclaimed to the world that FEZ will be patched once more on Xbox Live Arcade. As Gabrielle herself sung in the 90s, dreams can come true (look at me, babe, I'm here with you).  Making his ...   read

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Fez, success, and serving the project with Disasterpeace

Last week on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to the company of Rich "Disasterpeace" Vreeland, most well know for his work on Fez, Krunch, Runner2, Bonk, and... yikes, so many other games. If I tried to list them all it would tur...   read

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Sup Holmes makes sweet music with Disasterpeace

Disasterpeace is one of the biggest deals in game music today. He's on the soundtrack for Fez, the upcoming Fez 2, Bit.Trip Presents Runner2, Monsters ate my Birthday Cake, and many more. There are very few game composers that have man...   read

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Phil Fish on Xbox One

Phil Fish: Microsoft doesn't want indies on Xbox One

Fez 2 was one of the most surprising announcements of E3. It was also arguably the most cryptic. Outside of a short teaser trailer, little was revealed about Polytron's forthcoming project -- platforms least of all. Speaking with Polygon on...   read

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Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON

As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announ...   read

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Polytron announces Fez 2 in development

Fez 2 was announced at the Horizon conference in Los Angeles today. Aside from a brief teaser trailer, Polytron revealed little else about the project. However, according to the developer's Vimeo page, it looks like Disasterpeace will...   read

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Disasterpeace releases second Fez remix album

Disasterpeace just released a second remix album for Fez. FZ: Side Z contains nearly twice as many remixes as FZ: Side F had, and it can all be yours for $5, or more if you're feeling kind. Like the two other soundtracks for Fez, and pretty...   read

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New releases: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is undeniably real

From April fools prank to launch in a month, that's got to be some kind of record. Yes, folks, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is almost upon us, and it looks flipping wonderful. Cyber-soldiers, '80s cheese, and lots of neon -- I can't wait to get...   read

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The Evil Within, Deadpool, & Legend Of Yoshi's 3D Luigi U

Well, I done goofed when I was making the thumbnail for this episode. The Evil Inside is not an actual video game. I am dumb. Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show covers the announcement of Bethesda and Shinji Mikami's new game, The Evil...   read

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Fez PC pre-order

Pre-order Fez and save a whole buck

Polytron is bringing Gomez and his digital adventures to PC in the near future, and it's offering some savings for people that are willing to plunk down the cash a bit early. Beginning on April 22, Fez will be available for pre-order o...   read

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Fez soundtrack

Remixed Fez soundtrack available for pre-order

With the PC release of Fez just a few weeks away, it seems like the perfect time to listen to more wonderful music from Disasterpeace. He's releasing a new album composed of remixes from his Fez soundtrack which has been one of my most-list...   read

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Alasdair Duncan is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming that is not Fraser Brown. A long time Destructoid community member and forum moderator, he covers adventure, puzzle, F...



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