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Firewatch: news and videos


Firewatch is getting a movie adaptation

Indie developer and publisher Campo Santo has announced that it's teaming up with Good Universe, a motion picture production company. The goal behind the partnership is to create video game adaptions of movies and vice versa. The first proj...   read

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Firewatch delayed on Xbox One in Australia due to issues with classification

While Firewatch has recently been released on Xbox One, it looks like Australian users of Microsoft's console platform will have to wait a little longer before being able to play it. Campo Santo, the studio behind the game, have confir...   read

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Local Ford dealer steals Firewatch art to sell freedom (and cars)

Because I have blessedly been without cable for many years now (and still drive a dinged, 11-year-old beater), I have somewhat forgotten about the stain on humanity that is the car dealership. Local dealers tend to have the annoying, freque...   read

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Firewatch sales

Firewatch has sold half a million copies in a month and change

The walking and boombox pitching simulator, Firewatch, has sold over half a millions copies since launching in early February. We already knew the game was selling well (even beating out SFV and Far Cry Primal on the PlayStation store), but...   read

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Firewatch beats Far Cry Primal, Street Fighter V on PSN chart

Last week, Firewatch studio Campo Santo revealed its first game had outsold the team's, "wildest expectations." It turns out Firewatch also outsold a couple of last month's most high-profile games -- Far Cry Primal and Street Figh...   read

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Firewatch dev: We've outsold our 'wildest expectations'

Campo Santo, the developer of Firewatch, is celebrating. The game apparently sold enough to exceed the team's "wildest expectations." According to the studio, the amount of sales ensures they'll "be around for a while," and the team "can't ...   read

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Firewatch's PS4 patch is live, makes things much better

Playing Firewatch last week was quite the polarizing experience for me. I loved a lot of individual components -- specifically the interactions between Hank and Delilah -- but I really didn't like the game as a whole. Something ab...   read

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If Firewatch's Henry joined the Smash Bros. roster

Hey, those meaty paws could do some serious damage. Maybe a Little Mac-style brawler (also not fleet of foot). Or, hey, just bring back the Ice Climbers move set but texture them like Yellowstone National Park. Anyways, I didn't know the P...   read

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Firewatch dev 'super fu*king bummed' about PS4 frame rate issues

Developer Campo Santo is working "actually, literally, around the clock" to fix the frame rate drops experienced by PS4 players of Firewatch. "Couple'a updates," Vanaman stated on reddit. "One is that we're in pipe with SCEA to get a p...   read

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Finding Weezer's 'Across the Sea' in Firewatch

As I trekked through Firewatch's forested western Wyoming landscape, one song kept entering and leaving my head, and it wasn't one of the game's serene, folksy acoustic guitar tunes. It was a song I listened to a lot in high schoo...   read

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Get real printed pictures from Firewatch's photo mode

When Firewatch releases tomorrow, it'll have a neat little bit of functionality that blurs the line between video game and real life. Photo modes traditionally are used as a passive feature to memorialize something in-game. Firewa...   read

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Firewatch, with me!
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Review: Firewatch

The drunk, nude teens bathing in the lake at sunset summed up Firewatch neatly: "you're just some sad man out in the woods." Kids always know just where to cut. If you could translate the insult quadrant of their brains you'd have the most ...   read

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Catch teens skinny dipping in this playthrough of Firewatch's first day

Not only did we find out today that the soon-to-be-released Firewatch is going to cost $19.99, but now we have our first full playthrough of day one in the game thanks to PlayStation Access.  Personally, I'm even more pumped to g...   read

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Firewatch hits PS4, Steam next week for $20

February got here in a hurry, and that means Firewatch isn't far off. Campo Santo's first-person, wilderness-set mystery game is coming to PlayStation 4, Linux, Mac, and Windows on February 9, 2016. It's going to be $19.99, normally, but th...   read

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Fyrst look at more beautiful Firewatch fyytage

I wrote about Firewatch's topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery way, way back at the beginning of this year (wanna feel old!?). The gorgeous, narrative driven game from artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson...   read

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Firewatch is such a lovely looking game

I'm supposed to tell you that Campo Santo's wilderness-set exploration mystery Firewatch will release on February 9, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, and Linux. That's the news today. But I've fallen into an image gallery wormhole, and...   read

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New Firewatch trailer hints at something dark

Campo Santo's Firewatch enjoyed a short fraction of Sony's E3 press conference tonight, but it was a good little video. It starts with high spirits, two voices joking around with one another, one guy playing with a turtle just for kicks, t...   read

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Firewatch hands-on
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...   read

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Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer

I am into this. It's a bit inscrutable, sure, but a mystery game needs to be mysterious. I was into Firewatch as soon as I heard of the talent involved. Artist Olly Moss, whose work we enjoy regularly, along with Mark of the Ninja&nbs...   read

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Campo Santo's debut game is Firewatch, an exploration mystery

Firewatch is exactly the kind of original game one would expect a studio like Campo Stanto to produce. This is a first-person exploration mystery coming from artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, and writers / des...   read



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