I Guess Dennis Rodman is a Reason to Download a Card-Based Basketball…

The last time I saw basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman in a way that registered with me at all was on stage at a Counting Crows / Live concert in the early 2000s. Now he's helped Hothead Games make Big Win Basketball. I'm still only mildly impressed. » 1/11/13 3:55pm 1/11/13 3:55pm

Say Hello to Your Little Friends — Scarface Mobile Goes Multiplayer

What good is a drug-fueled murderous rampage if there's no one to share it with? Fuse Powered and Hothead Games' single-player mobile Tony Montana adventure game goes multiplayer today, giving players a chance to make friends, recruit friends, and rob friends. » 10/15/12 2:55pm 10/15/12 2:55pm

Sea Stars Pulls Off an Upside-Down Joyride

After about a year of the Gaming App of the Week, I've been very hard on games that are nakedly derivative of existing hits. Then one comes along and literally does everything a previous success did, except upside down, and I feel like I have to tip my hat. That's Sea Stars. » 12/02/11 9:30am 12/02/11 9:30am

Finally! New App Will Turn Your iPad or iPhone Into a Real-Life,…

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, not the book about the guide and the people who use it, but the guide itself, is coming to iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads this fall, Hothead Games tells Kotaku. » 8/10/11 10:40am 8/10/11 10:40am

Magic: The Gathering Creator's New Kard Combat Won't Kill Your Wallet

As the father of Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield is the man responsible for countless crazed gamers spending their savings on tiny bits of colorful card stock. With Kard Combat Garfield and Hothead Games deliver card-based strategy as deep as Magic, and it doesn't cost players one penny (unless they want it to). » 7/28/11 1:30pm 7/28/11 1:30pm

DeathSpank Returns in The Baconing, an Apparently Improved and…

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. » 5/25/11 12:00pm 5/25/11 12:00pm

Are You Ready For a New Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game?

Hothead Games, developers of the Penny Arcade series, is working on a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game. For the record, the original is one of the greatest games ever made. [VG247] » 5/25/11 6:12am 5/25/11 6:12am

In This Video Game, Home Foreclosures Are A Joke

Signs of the worldwide economic downturn, known by some as the Great Recession, are nearly absent from modern video games. So it came as a surprise to me when one my assignments in a new video game was to foreclose on homes. » 10/01/10 3:00pm 10/01/10 3:00pm

Played: DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue is video game deja vu if deja vu involved feeling like you've done the thing you're doing before — but maybe not ever before in a boat. » 9/28/10 5:00pm 9/28/10 5:00pm

We Get A Surprise DeathSpank Sequel Next Month

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. » 8/23/10 12:20pm 8/23/10 12:20pm

Penny Arcade's Episodic Adventures Live On In With The Written Word

Followers of Penny Arcade's foray into game development may never see the last two chapters of their Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness come to video game form. But the series will continue, if only in text. » 8/12/10 6:20pm 8/12/10 6:20pm

DeathSpank Review: Best Game Involving A Purple Thong

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. » 7/13/10 8:00pm 7/13/10 8:00pm

DeathSpank, Like Diablo With A Sense Of Humor, Hits July

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. » 6/22/10 8:00pm 6/22/10 8:00pm

Braid Finally Makes It To The PlayStation Network

After charming the pants off of players on Xbox Live Arcade and the PC, Jonathan Blow's Braid is finally heading for the PlayStation Network later this month. » 11/04/09 12:20pm 11/04/09 12:20pm

PAX Panel Attempts To Define “Gamer,” Sparks Casual Controversy

The PAX panel, Game Culture: How Gamers Impact Society & How Policy Affects Gamer Culture, had some mildly interesting moments – but it got really interesting right at the end, during Q&A. » 9/09/09 4:00am 9/09/09 4:00am

A Good Look At Monkey Island Creator's New Game

Ron Gilbert's latest game, Deathspank, isn't new. We've know about it for ages. But all this info and screenshots, well, they're very new. » 9/01/09 7:30am 9/01/09 7:30am

Braid Coming To PlayStation 3, Says German Ratings Board

A PlayStation 3 version of Xbox Live Arcade hit Braid appears to be in the works, with Germany's Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) rating the latest port as of yesterday. That's excellent news for PS3 owners. » 7/31/09 2:30pm 7/31/09 2:30pm