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When the studio behind the sublime Psychonauts and headed up by the co-designer of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle announces a Halloween-set RPG featuring kids who get apocalyptic battle powers from their home-made costumes, I immediately pay attention. Fortunately this has happened only once so far, as the kind of enthusiastic attention I pay would see me distracted to the point of poor hygiene and starvation if this kind of thing were a regular occurence.
The game in question is Costume Quest, coming this autumn for XBLA and PSN. The company is Double Fine Productions. The man is Tim Schafer. Our first preview, which details exactly why you need to be excited about this cool, funny, and beautifully imaginative game, is right here. The first trailer, which you should now watch, is just over the click.
If you've been eying some downloadable PS3 games over on the PlayStation Store, now may be just the right time to snatch them up. Sony is discounting 11 of its highest-profile titles for a limited time.
Seriously. This isn't like your typical gaming sale where the only stuff cut in price are games you'd never pay a penny for anyway. There's good options here!
Whether it's getting your casual gaming on with a classic hit like Peggle, or experiencing 3D gaming on your new TV with MotorStorm 3D Rift, there's a lot of great games in this sale...
Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton last month, Double Fine Productions’ Tim Shafer announced four new titles that his studio is working on. According to Schafer, these smaller projects sprouted from the cancellation of an unannounced sequel for Brutal Legend.
Today, the first of the four new titles was revealed to be Costume Quest, an adventure/RPG forXbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network scheduled to release this fall.
Development will be led by Tasha Harris, the lead animator for Brutal Legend and will be published by THQ. Costume Quest is set on Halloween night and finds you searching for your lost little sister. In a preview of the title, UGO describes Costume Quest as “familiar – like a lost SNES role-playing adventure ported in high-definition 3D – and laugh out loud funny…”
THQ is considering a double shot of Double Fine. The publisher's head of core gaming, Danny Bilson, has expressed interest in extending its publishing contract with Tim Schafer's studio beyond the initial two-title deal that will expire with the release of Double Fine's Russian doll adventure, Stacking...
The first hint came yesterday when Valve employee Cliffe posted just two words: “Global Offensive” on a Steam forum speculating about the possibility of a new Counter-Strike. Shortly thereafter that the anti-cheat providers E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) wrote “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive… More info in the morning” on its Facebook page. And that evening, Product Manager for ESL Pro Series Bastian Veiser tweeted that he’d spent the day playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive...
Valve packed along a preview of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with it for this weekend's Pax Prime in Washington, but for all those relegated to watching the big show at home, it's also released its stat-filled teaser trailer on the net. Fast-forward past the self-congratulatory bits for a peak at the new cross-platform multiplayer features coming in the 2012 downloadable sequel...
From Day of Defeat to DotA, Valve is renowned for working closely with the mod community to bring the cream of the crop to the public spotlight – and that’s a trend it plans to continue with the upcoming release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is set for an early 2012 release date for PC, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network. The publisher has announced that it has been working with the creators of the popular third-party mod Gun Game to bring a new game type to CD: GO to supplement the typical bomb-planting and hostage-rescuing modes. It’s called Arsenal, and it sounds absolutely splendid...
Valve has announced that the beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive won't be going ahead in October as originally planned. No new start date's been given for the test, which was put on hold after professional Counter-Strike players were brought in to evaluate the title ahead of its unveiling to the great unwashed (that's you)…
With all of the major announcements over the past few months it's easy to forget that Valve is working on a sequel to Counter-Strike for the PC, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will bring the mostly PC-exclusive franchise to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and it's closer to launch than you might think. In fact, it's far enough along that Valve is planning on flipping the switch to the beta later this month, even if there's a good chance you're not going to be able to play it...
Valve is prepping Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for a summer roll-out, and for better or worse the studio this week confirmed its online shooter will not arrive with cross-platform play between PS3 and PC...
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