You may not have heard of Electronic Arts, a boutique publishing label based in Redwood City, Calif. Well, I bet you will be raving about them once you pick up the "EA Indie Bundle" on Steam, the indie-friendly digital marketplace, unlike that Origin bullshit run by that place that screwed up the end of Mass Effect 3.
I've yet to play a Deathspank game. I want to at some point, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
If you've been neglecting the Playstation Network's downloadable offerings, then perhaps you'd like to drop by and take a gander at the Playstation Store's wares in the coming weeks as the first annual PSN P event kicks off. Beginning August 9, the Play lineup will highlight four new action games hitting the Network…
There will be a new DeathSpank game this summer and it will involve a quest for the Fires of Bacon. It will also be a greatly improved follow-up to last year's downloadable DeathSpank adventures, two comedic riffs on Diablo.
Deathspank is coming to PC later this month, and a little later, to the Mac as well. Oh, and it'll be joined by Shank!
Humor in video games can be a brutally serious thing.
Video gaming's best known funny men are back together again under one roof, having a "hell of a lot of fun," making jokes and, perhaps, even developing a game or two.
What's all this about powerful, mythic thongs created by a master craftsman?
In one of the fastest sequel turnarounds you'll see in gaming, last month's fun and funny fantasy action game DeathSpank will be succeeded in September by DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue. It turns out they were making two DeathSpanks all along.
We've chortled at many video game's one-liners and sight gags. But did you ever press a button and laugh? Writer Michael Abbott poses a quandary: How do you make gameplay funny?
If you like laughing and you like loot, if you can catch a Monkey Island reference and know why purple text is a positive thing, then DeathSpank is your game. Plus, it is gorgeous.
The action RPG - to me, it looks like Castle Crashers meets Diablo - will deliver scads of special items when it hits July 13 for PSN, July 14 for Xbox Live, What's deadlier, "Unicorn Poop" or "Orphan Bag"?
What could be more lovely than an afternoon spent frolicking with unicorns in the wilderness with Deathspank and his best pal Sparkles?
Are you perfectly fine with rainbows in your Diablo III? Then you might like the gameplay and lighthearted approach of Hothead Games' action-RPG DeathSpank, which marries deep role-playing with broad humor in just a couple of weeks.
Electronic Arts today announced a deal with the developers of Shank and Deathspank to bring the downloadable games to multiple platforms.
Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert was at PAX 2009 to talk about his upcoming action RPG meets adventure game DeathSpank, discussing melding the two genres and accusing me of witchcraft.
Behold screenshots and a trailer for Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank, due out 2010-ish for too many platforms to mention.
In January, Ron Gilbert announced that he'd be teaming with Hothead (Penny Arcade game) to develop an episodic RPGish, adventurey series. It was called Deathspank, and was described then as "Monkey Island meets Diablo". We're still a little flushed after seeing a sentence like that. Anyway, since that announcement,…