It’s all change at developer Double Fine: the studio is now part of Microsoft’s first-party portfolio and Psychonauts 2 has been delayed. The anticipated sequel – which was originally due out in 2019 – will now deploy in 2020. Don’t worry about the Xbox acquisition, though – it’ll still launch on the PlayStation 4, as...
That's going to Schafer
Microsoft’s still busy buying up any developers on the brink of financial ruin, with Double Fine the latest team recruited to its spunky new first-party unit. As with previous purchases, the in-development Psychonauts 2 will still release on the PlayStation 4, but that’ll be the last you see from Tim Schafer and his team...
Coming next year
Double Fine Productions made a surprise appearance at The Game Awards 2018, showing off the debut trailer for Psychonauts 2. The project has been in the works for a while now after launching a successful crowd-funding campaign, and this is our first proper look at the game. It's looking rather good; that trademark humour is present...
Halloween has come and gone, but you may still be feeling the Tim Burton vibes. There’s good news for adventure game fans, as classic Lucasarts outing Grim Fandango Remastered is getting a physical release on the PlayStation 4. Available from iam8bit for $29.99, the retail package includes a copy of the legendary release on Blu-ray, as...
Double Fine has just announced a free update to its rough and tumble brawler, Gang Beasts. The 1GB update to the physics-based party game brings a brand new level to the game, which features a train traveling along a cliff side track. Also included is a bunch of new outfits for the rubbery fighters, including rail worker, firefighter, and...
Stephen thinks the lack of structure is one of the game’s best traits
There’s a tips page in Everything's Help menu. The first bullet point on this list of hints is by far the most important, and it informs you of exactly the type of game you’re about to play. It doesn’t tell you about a specific feature, or tell you any controls, or...
Odds are that you’ve at least heard of Gang Beasts, the multiplayer brawler from developer Boneloaf. It’s been available on PC via early access for years, not to mention its numerous appearances at gaming shows, so you may well have already played it, too. However, the game has now finally launched in full, and what great timing...
Just in time for Christmas
Gang Beasts, which feels like it's been in development forever, at last has a firm release date. If you're looking forward to the colourful multiplayer brawler, you can begin scrapping with your buddies from 12th December - just two weeks from today. The title has been a mainstay at gaming shows for the last few years,...
Announcement of an announcement alert! Almost three years after a PlayStation 4 port was announced at PSX 2014, former Internet darling Gang Beasts may finally be coming to the console. The Double Fine published game has had a somewhat troubled development over the years, still stuck in Steam Early Access and yet to have a concrete...
'Nauts to see here
Psychonauts 2 is the impossible sequel that we often forget exists. But exist it does, as this ‘First Playable’ milestone that Double Fine has revealed evidences. Now, let’s be clear: the game is still some way away and this is all very much work in progress, but essentially the studio’s managed to collate enough content...
Use your GNOGgin
PlayStation VR is still a young peripheral, and with that we’ve come to expect some growing pains. Dating back to the headset's launch, there’s been a surprisingly high volume of worthwhile titles offered, including some truly great games. But alongside that, there’s also been a glut of high-price, low-quality "experiences"...
Asphalt and trouble
Never has the fallibility of memory been clearer than when revisiting video games from the past. It can be surprising just how big the gulf between recollection and reality can be, leaving you to wonder if your brain just might be responsible for some of the greatest video game remasters of all time. As with last year's...
We knew we were in for a good time with Knights and Bikes when its stand at EGX Rezzed 2017 featured bicycles to sit on instead of the usual plastic stools. If the developer's aim was to put a smile on people's faces before they even began the demo, it 100 per cent succeeded. This kind of creative approach should come as no surprise,...
Bizarre PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR puzzler GNOG will get inside your head on 2nd May, publisher Double Fine has revealed. The trippy title essentially tasks you with tinkering with the heads of giant celestial space beings – or something like that, to be honest we're not entirely sure. The game will cost £12.99/$14.99, but...
If there's one truth that can be guaranteed in this universe it's that Everything will divide opinion like few other games. The scientific simulation comes courtesy of Mountain maker David OReilly and promises the impossible: the ability to control everything in the universe – including the very fabrics of space itself. But can such...
Decagon of disappointment
With the release of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, anyone who's fallen in love with the original Psychonauts in the past 12 years will finally get the chance to dip back into the unusual world of Razputin “Raz" Aquato and his friends. As long as you happen to own PlayStation VR that is. In thi
Discount for PlayStation Plus members, too
While you won't need to have played the original game to enjoy PlayStation VR palette cleanser Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, you'll be able to get the PS2-to-PS4 port absolutely free if you pre-order the virtual reality game from the PlayStation Store. This offer only appears to apply to North...
Sony must have been listening to our grumbles because it's finally starting to talk about PlayStation VR software again. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is the latest game to get a release date, with Double Fine committing to a 21st February launch date for the virtual reality puzzler. The game, which is set between the original...
If a time traveller journeyed through time and told us that a 2D Metroidvania title would be one of the best games Double Fine ever released, we'd both scoff in disbelief and question why said time lord didn't tell us something more important, like who wins the US Election – or whether Paul Blart: Mall Cop 3 is ever made. See, on paper,...
Double Fine's quite literally lost its mind this time: Headlander, the latest title from Tim Schafer's team, is a game about a disembodied head. Sounds weird, right – until you remember that Rebellion's Neverdead did a similar thing. While that game was full-on grindhouse, however, this headless adventure is spoofing 70s sci-fi hard...
Well, in North America
PlayStation 2 platformer Psychonauts is getting a sequel as well as a PlayStation VR spin-off, but you may be wondering what this series is all about. The original's a bit of a cult classic, launching to muted sales but real critical acclaim, and now it's getting another shot at success on the PlayStation 4, courtesy of...
Raz more like it
Psychonauts was what you'd call a cult classic back on the PlayStation 2 - and it's now on course for a PlayStation 4 release in the relatively near future. As with the other last-last-gen titles that Sony's been allowing onto its newest console, we assume that it'll feature trophy support, and will more than likely boast enhanced...
Psychonaut what you were expecting?
Mere days after the announcement of Psychonauts 2, and its somewhat controversial crowd-funding campaign, Double Fine's Tim Schafer took to the stage at the PlayStation Experience keynote to announce that the series will also see a unique new experience on
Rick and Mortified
Adult Swim Games is bringing a whole mess of new titles to the PlayStation 4, and as is to be expected, they're all wonderfully strange. The games announced during today's PlayStation Experience Keynote included Death's Gambit, Ray's the Dead, Rain World, Small Radios Big Television, and Double Fine's upcoming Metroidvania...
Double Fine launches crowd funding campaign for long awaited sequel
What the hell is going on, readers? We're almost starting to believe that Crash Bandicoot will make his long awaited return at PlayStation Experience this week, as every other dream revival seems to be happening. Tim Schafer took to The Game Awards 2015 stage earlier this evening...
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Broken Age is the newest release from Double Fine, the developer founded by adventure game legend Tim Schafer. The release is noteworthy for having a massively successful Kickstarter campaign; with a goal of $400,000, the studio ended up raising almost $3.5 million. Of course, with huge money came big expectations,...
A trick and a treat
After spending, oh, just the eight months in SCEE quality assurance hell, Costume Quest 2 is finally ready for, er, Hallowe'en. The game's already available on the PlayStation 3 in Europe, but missed the Holiday of Horrors by some margin on the PlayStation 4. There's no word as to why the game was delayed – maybe it couldn't...
The inconsistency between digital Trophies goes on, as it's been confirmed that Grim Fandango Remastered will come with a Platinum gong. It looks like the majority of the trinkets will pertain to the plot and specific actions, but there is a nightmarish addition: "Play the whole game with tank controls." The game has, of course, been...
Trick or treat?
Costume Quest 2 is the latest game from lauded developer Double Fine, and is actually the firm’s first full-blown sequel to boot. The title depicts the continuing adventures of twins Reynold and Wren, as they combat a time travelling delinquent dentist determined to destroy Hallowe’en and its teeth-decaying deeds. Much like the...
No fun allowed
Y’know, if we worked at Double Fine, we’d probably be spitting our pumpkin pie all over the office carpet right now. Costume Quest 2 was announced for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this week – complete with exclusive Sackboy content no less – but when it was mentioned that SCEE hadn’t finalised a release date yet, we...
Knock and fun
It may seem like we’re playing tricks with you, but we can guarantee that we’re not – Sackboy really is joining the Costume Quest 2 cast on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Due out ahead of Hallowe’en in North America next week, Double Fine’s hotly anticipated knock and run sequel will allow you to dress up as Media...
Developer was directly approached by Sony
With platform holder Sony aggressively approaching indie studios for the PlayStation 4, it won’t come as much of a surprise to many of you that the company has already contacted Costume Quest and Stacking developer Double Fine. Chatting with
Naut but good news
Double Fine’s memorable PlayStation 2 adventure Psychonauts is coming to the North American PlayStation Store on 28th August, platform holder Sony has announced. The unhinged adventure will launch as a bog-standard PS2 Classic, so don’t expect any fancy visual upgrades or Trophy support. There’s no word on a price tag just...
Through Twitter, of course
Earlier today, Double Fine Studios founder Tim Schafer told Digital Spy that he'd tried and failed, on multiple occasions, to find a publisher willing to support a sequel to Psychonauts. Released on PlayStation 2 back in 2005 to critical acclaim, the developer acknowledged that there was plenty of appetite for a follow-up...
Invitations sent out to the US press have hinted at multiple game reveals from creative powerhouse Double Fine
The October 14th event teased "six incredible products to behold" as well as "multiple exciting announcements". Double Fine's been pretty quiet on PlayStation 3 since the release of Costume Quest and Stacking on the PlayStation Network. We'd love to see more of that..
Costume Quest's "Grubbins On Ice" will hit the PlayStation Network in time for Christmas, launching on December 21st in North America
The downloadable add-on includes a new area, new costumes and a bunch of new quests to complete. A perfect accompaniment to the festive season indeed.
DoubleFine's announced the second game in their publishing partnership with THQ
The PlayStation Network title, Stacking, is pitched as third-person adventure puzzle game, set in a diorama open-world environment against a 1930s era backdrop. It's already sounding awesome, right? The game involves Russian stacking dolls — seriously. The...
Double Fine's delightfully seasonal RPG adventure, Costume Quest, is set to get a fresh slice of DLC next month
The downloadable add-on, titled "Grubbins On Ice", takes the imaginative youngsters from the game's main campaign into the Narnia-esque realm of Repugia. The DLC will bring with it a bunch of new costumes and patterns, alongside several enhancements for the main game. An..
Legendary video game funny-man - and DeathSpank designer - Ron Gilbert has confirmed he's reunited with his old friend Tim Schafer at Double Fine
The duo were pivotal at LucasArts back in the day — but now are rocking out together on the Brutal Legend developers' tour-bus. Actually no - Ron's just borrowing Shafer's desk. For the last couple of months Tim has been loaning me his desk here, as..
This debut trailer for Double Fine's downloadable Costume Quest might do little to detail the actual gameplay, but it's certainly packed with plenty of trademark whimsy
Consider our attention piqued. Hopefully there's a suitably fitting Danny Elfman soundtrack to hand.
Wow, THQ are really gunning for the hardcore market aren't they? After the coup of Tomonobu Itagaki just before E3, you'd think they might be happy to rest on their laurels for a little why
Nuh-uh, they've just announced a deal to publish Costume Quest, the first downloadable title from Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine. Costume Quest will be the...
Tim Schafer's heavy-metal romp, Brutal Legend, is getting DLC this November 5th on Playstation 3
And if you download it within the first two weeks it hits the Playstation Store, you'll get it absolutely free. Why? "We love the PS3," EA's Brent Dady told the PlayStation Blog. The DLC is entitled "Tears Of Hextadon" and features...
Associated Press are reporting Activision and Double Fine have settled outside of court regarding Brutal Legend, on the day they were supposed to present their arguments
Activision were hoping to delay the game but a tentative judge ruling suggested he was "not inclined" to do so. He also had some damning words for Activision's case. The exact details of the settlement are unknown, but..
Brutal Legend is involved in one mighty legal battle
On one hand Activision want to delay the game and sue Double Fine, on the other Double Fine want to sue Activision. It's all very messy. Still, good news for Double Fine, a tentative ruling in LA has denied the movement to stop the release of Brutal Legend. The legal dispute will take place on August 6th where it's believed that Activision are..
To be honest, we have no interest in law or the issues of copyright
However, following Activision's lawsuit against Double Fine regarding Brutal Legend comes an interesting snippet of information. Namely that according to DF Activision dropped the game because they wouldn't agree to it becoming a Guitar Hero sequel. Ooft. Anyway, apparently Double Fine have issued a counter-suit against Activision..
Good grief, this is why we're not excited over Brutal Legend
We hate metal, we hate Jack Black and we don't have a strange affinity Tim Schafer like everyone else seems to. Thus there's not much going for Brutal Legend in our opinion. Alas, different strokes for different folks and all, so we'll grit our teeth and write this piece about the pompous sleaze that is Download Festival. EA made lots of..
Yahoo are reporting that Brutal Legend developer Double Fine have received a lawsuit from Activision to "stop the release" of the game
Activision claim they have invested "roughly $15 million" into the game's development and that "it still has a valid contract to release the game". Double Fine transferred to Electronic Arts late last year. EA commented on Activision's legal..
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