How David Lynch Influenced 17 Games

Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers. » 3/20/15 4:30am 3/20/15 4:30am

Binding Of Isaac DLC Adds More Everything, Including Co-Op Babies


The Binding of Isaac already received a major update with The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth last year, but designer Edmund McMillen is moving full speed ahead on a proper expansion. Today, McMillen revealed the add-on, which doesn't yet have a release date, will be called Afterbirth. » 2/13/15 12:06pm 2/13/15 12:06pm

The Binding Of Isaac Gets A Freaky Fake Movie Trailer

The brutally tough Binding of Isaac is a game that manages to be extremely disturbing, despite having a cartoony art style. Now, it's gotten a very creepy tribute in a fake cinematic teaser that will almost certainly give some folks nightmares. » 12/16/14 2:00pm 12/16/14 2:00pm

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is finally making its way to consoles on November 5th, creator Edmund McMillen announced today. He's been talking about a console-compatible remake of his famously difficult and emotionally disturbing game for a while now, so this is pretty exciting. The new(ish) game will be available… » 9/05/14 6:00pm 9/05/14 6:00pm

A Cat That Will Live Forever Inside A Video Game

Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen's cat Guppy recently passed away. He's understandably heartbroken. An item in Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, however, will ensure that Guppy's small furry legacy lives on. » 8/25/14 11:21pm 8/25/14 11:21pm

Binding of Isaac Is Gonna Take Over My Life (Again)

There's a new Binding of Isaac coming to PC and PlayStation, and it's nearly ready for release. Series creator Edmund McMillen just released a video of the bloody, malformed roguelike madness. As a recovering BOI addict I'm worried about my ability to function in everyday society. » 8/11/14 11:00pm 8/11/14 11:00pm

Seems Like the Best Version of The Binding of Isaac Will Be Coming to…

Edmund McMillen's The Binding of Isaac gave players a horrific, addictive roguelike experience when it came out last year. After a planned 3DS release was scuttled, the only place to play the super-tough dungeon crawler has been on PC platforms. But Isaac is being reborn for consoles, with a new edition that packs… » 11/29/12 9:00am 11/29/12 9:00am

One of the Hardest, Meanest Indie Games Ever Gets a More Physical…

There's a reason most indie games come out digitally. All that printing and packing and shipping costs a whole lot of money. And while the convenience of downloadable titles is nice, sometimes you want a physical memento of a game you really love. » 10/08/12 9:00pm 10/08/12 9:00pm

Indie Game Blocked by Nintendo Over "Questionable Religious Content"

One of 2011's more pleasant surprises was The Binding of Isaac, a game Totilo described as "a wonderfully warped Old Testament take on The Legend of Zelda". » 2/29/12 12:30am 2/29/12 12:30am

The Rules of Religion, and Why The Next One Just Might Be a Game

The things that make us reconsider who we are and what we believe in are often bizarre, random, coincidental; sometimes completely unremarkable save for the sudden realization that concusses you. Lately, things I've been reading and playing have coalesced into a divine cognizance for me. I've been reconsidering my… » 2/08/12 1:00pm 2/08/12 1:00pm

The Best Game Music of 2011: The Binding of Isaac

We've done a lot of big-budget games so far in our Best Video Game Music of 2011 series, but there were some great indie soundtracks released, as well. One of the very best of those was Danny Baranowsky's dangerous, dark, synthy work on the Zelda-esque roguelike The Binding of Isaac. » 12/22/11 8:00pm 12/22/11 8:00pm

Get 20% More Evil in Today's Free The Binding of Isaac Update

Edmund McMillen's The Binding of Isaac managed to be one of the creepiest, most f-ed up games come out in quite some time. So, it's especially fitting that the co-creator of Super Meat Boy's offering a sizable update on All Hallow's Eve for his action-RPG shooter. Here's what the update adds, from McMillen's blog: » 10/31/11 11:30am 10/31/11 11:30am

The Binding of Isaac is a Wonderfully Warped Old Testament Take on The…

In a world crowded with games spawned from Super Mario Bros. how wonderful it is to see the progeny of the Nintendo Entertainment System's The Legend of Zelda. That is The Binding of Isaac, a bloody dungeon adventure displayed from an overhead view. » 9/29/11 5:00pm 9/29/11 5:00pm

The Binding of Isaac Is Out For $5 on Steam

The Binding of Isaac, the latest gruesome game from Edmund McMillen - one of the creators of Super Meat Boy , is out on Steam for both PC and Mac for $5. Pick it up. » 9/28/11 1:00pm 9/28/11 1:00pm