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Broken Age w/ Tim
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Video: We played Broken Age with Tim Schafer

This past Wednesday, Tim Schafer and Greg Rice of Double Fine Productions brightened our doorstep and hung out in the Dtoid HQ studio. Tim was like a magical woodland creature, exploring the nooks of our office, and majestically sipping Pe...   read

 
 
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Broken Age review

Review: Broken Age: Act 1

[Disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] The game formerly known as "Double Fine Adventure" has finally made its debut -- or should I say, half-debut. Broken Age: Act 1 is the culmination of almost ...   read

 
 
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Brutal Legend

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 of the occasio...   read

 
 
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Charlie Brooker

You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour special charting ...   read

 
 
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Double Fine

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously owned by the now-...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts
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Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single

Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can turn literally an...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer

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 to inability to ...   read

 
 
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Free game

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 closest thing to...   read

 
 
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LucasArts Retrospective

Looking back at Star Wars, Monkey Island, and LucasArts

With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years. Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and flight sim games...   read

 
 
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Double Fine

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, Gilbert is leaving ...   read

 
 
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New Brutal Legend DLC?

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 wishlist from when we ...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2

Notch backs away from funding Psychonauts 2

The mere possibility of Minecraft creator Notch funding the development of a creatively rewarding yet financially risky game like Psychonauts 2 was wonderful to see play out online, even if the odds were against such an arrangement. In a re...   read

 
 
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Free mloud! tickets
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Win one of 10 early tickets to mloud! this Thursday

In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and&...   read

 
 
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On The Media talks to Tim Schafer about being awesome

NPR is slowly but surely becoming the best "mainstream" media outlet for intelligent and well-meaning coverage of videogame news. Their coverage of Ian Bogost's Cow Clicker phenomena was fantastic, and I still regularly link ...   read

 
 
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Preview: Double Fine ventures into The Cave

Double Fine is one of those rare anomalies that carries a truck-ton of admiration from its fans, almost no scorn or distaste from anyone in this industry, and yet it has still experienced a fluctuation of moderate monetary success. And eve...   read

 
 
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Getting It Right: Grim Fandango

Putting the things you loved when you were younger on a pedestal is as unavoidable a side effect of growing old as nose hair and weak joints. Will I ever taste breakfast cereal sweeter than the 2003 run of Ang Lee's Hulk marshmallow cerea...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer demoes Double Fine Kinect prototype 'Specs'

“This thing that I’m going to show you is a really weird thing,” said Tim Schafer, the founder of beloved studio Double Fine Productions, during a recent presentation at New York University. He had come to speak at the sch...   read

 
 
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Game dev lookalikes do battle with the 'Guverman'

The trio of king3vbo, Analoge, and Cutie Honey is back with a brand new episode of Gaming Gurus in the Ghetto, a show about Gabe Newell, Tim Schafer, and Hideo Kojima that you wouldn't believe does not actually star the real Gabe Newell, T...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Mechwarrior, & Kickstarter

Hey guys! Here we are again! Today's show, we talk about how Kickstarter is the hottest thing on the web right now, and how Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure raised 3.3 million dollars, and how inXile's Wasteland 2 is in the process of be...   read

 
 
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How Double Fine used their creative juices to survive

In their GDC session "Creative Panic: How Agility Turned Terror Into Triumph," Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, Lee Petty, and Nathan Martz talked about how they used a two-week break during Brütal Legend's production to focus on ...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer is Scrooge McDuck

With a mere three days left before donations are no longer accepted, Tim Schafer's adventure game Kickstarter has accrued over $2.6 million. That's well beyond the stated goal of 400 grand. What's a man to do with all that extra green? Tim ...   read

 
 
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Notch begs internet to chill out over Psychonauts 2

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 Notch made an o...   read

 
 
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These Dtoiders are dead ringers for famous game devs

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 community members co...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: FemShep, Kickstarters, & Jackie Talbott!

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 and talked all ab...   read

 
 
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Dream games we'd like to see Kickstarted into reality

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 game you trust...   read

 
 
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