Tim Schafer Made $8,000 While This Photo Was Taken | At D.I.C.E. 2012, Al Lowe, the creator of Leisure Suit Larry, met up with Double Fine's Tim Schafer, whose studio had a pretty good day raising money for its next project. Al is helping with the remakes of the original Leisure Suit Larry games. (Photo by Stephen Totilo)
So, I loved the original SSX games. Winter sports never held much appeal to me in real life, but the reckless abandon of speeding down a mountain and contorting a character's body into insane tricks made me a lifelong fan of EA's snowboarding series. Naturally, when I heard about the mega-publisher's impending reboot, I was worried. But, after spending a good chunk of time with SSX this week, I'm putting those fears to rest. In fact, I'm even thinking that Neo-SSX might even be better than the games I loved. More »
Has Tim Schafer changed the gaming industry? It's a question I've seen on more than a few message boards and Twitter feeds over the past 24 hours, following the Grim Fandango creator's announcement that his company Double Fine will use crowdfunding website Kickstarter to finance a new point-and-click adventure game. More »
Tim Schafer sure is having a hell of a day. After asking the world to help his studio Double Fine make a new old-school adventure game, he has destroyed Kickstarter's records for having the fastest-earning page. As of this posting, they're at $875,000. That will change in mere seconds. More »
It's okay if you don't want to play video games online with tons of people. I'm with you. And so are lots of other people. Lots of other people. More »
Yes, the jokes about the weird deconstructed gameplay in Heavy Rain get laughs, even from people in the audience who may not have played it. But, the best thing about Kumail Nanjiani's stand-up bit on the PS3 psychological thriller is how he notes the changes in the gaming medium and the difference in the kinds of experience that are available now. More »
There is plenty of room in our gaming lives for more Battlefield 3, more Bad Company and many more military first-person shooters from EA, the giant game publisher's number two boss told Kotaku this week. "I think the genre is big enough, and they're different experiences," chief operating officer Peter Moore said during a brief sit-down interview in New York City. More »
I'd like to recommend a game I am bad at. I think you'd be better at it than I am. Plus it's pretty and, did I mention that on Android it's free? The game is called Wind-Up Knight, and I'm having trouble timing my wind-up knight's jumps. More »
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