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  1. Here is a bit of news you might have missed in the deluge of information and releases: Double Fine, the developers behind Psychonauts, Headlander, and Grim Fandango Remaster, are moving forward with their plans to remake the LucasArts rock'n roll adventure title Full Throttle. Last year the studio announced plans for several games, but Full Throttle Remastered was mentioned as almost an afterthought. However, more details have been released alongside a new trailer. Full Throttle focuses on the story of Ben, the leader of a biker gang known as the Polecats, who gets swept up into an escalating series of events involving treachery, espionage, and even murder. The game was penned by David Grossman and Tim Schafer, the founder and current head of Double Fine. Full Throttle is considered by many to be one of, if not THE, best adventure games to come out of LucasArts during their domination of the adventure game genre. The remaster will feature overhauled art in both 2D and 3D alongside revamped audio. Much like the Grim Fandango remaster, players will be able to switch between the original and the newly polished graphics. Players will also be able to tweak the audio and UI between old and new. Double Fine plans to include a number of extras inside Full Throttle Remastered including a concept art gallery and a commentary track from Tim Schafer and others who worked on the original game (game developers/publishers, include more commentary tracks with your games - they are super interesting!). Full Throttle Remastered is slated for a 2017 release window for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC.
  2. Here is a bit of news you might have missed in the deluge of information and releases: Double Fine, the developers behind Psychonauts, Headlander, and Grim Fandango Remaster, are moving forward with their plans to remake the LucasArts rock'n roll adventure title Full Throttle. Last year the studio announced plans for several games, but Full Throttle Remastered was mentioned as almost an afterthought. However, more details have been released alongside a new trailer. Full Throttle focuses on the story of Ben, the leader of a biker gang known as the Polecats, who gets swept up into an escalating series of events involving treachery, espionage, and even murder. The game was penned by David Grossman and Tim Schafer, the founder and current head of Double Fine. Full Throttle is considered by many to be one of, if not THE, best adventure games to come out of LucasArts during their domination of the adventure game genre. The remaster will feature overhauled art in both 2D and 3D alongside revamped audio. Much like the Grim Fandango remaster, players will be able to switch between the original and the newly polished graphics. Players will also be able to tweak the audio and UI between old and new. Double Fine plans to include a number of extras inside Full Throttle Remastered including a concept art gallery and a commentary track from Tim Schafer and others who worked on the original game (game developers/publishers, include more commentary tracks with your games - they are super interesting!). Full Throttle Remastered is slated for a 2017 release window for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC. View full article
  3. The gang returns this week to talk Grim Fandango, the adventure game that launched Double Fine. The late 90s adventure classic may have once reigned supreme, but it was also one of the last adventure titles from the now defunct LucasArts. With the relatively recent re-release of the Tim Schafer classic about a skeleton with a heart of gold, we decided to play it and see if we thought it really was one of the best games period. Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Grim Fandango 'The Enlightened Alaskan' by Mazedude (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01690) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is (sometimes) available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! You can also follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday View full article
  4. The gang returns this week to talk Grim Fandango, the adventure game that launched Double Fine. The late 90s adventure classic may have once reigned supreme, but it was also one of the last adventure titles from the now defunct LucasArts. With the relatively recent re-release of the Tim Schafer classic about a skeleton with a heart of gold, we decided to play it and see if we thought it really was one of the best games period. Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Grim Fandango 'The Enlightened Alaskan' by Mazedude (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01690) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is (sometimes) available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! You can also follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday
  5. Double Fine's Tim Schafer wants everyone to know that the HD remaster of the classic adventure game Grim Fandango can now be pre-ordered on Good Old Games and the PlayStation Store. Pre-ordering will net customers a swanky wallpaper or PlayStation dynamic theme in addition to the game itself, which has been mostly unavailable for the last 16 years. The remaster includes a re-orchestrated score, HD graphics, redone controls (alongside the original tank controls, of course), and developer commentary. I wish more developers released commentaries for their games alongside HD remasters. That'd be swell. Grim Fandango Remastered will release January 27 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Vita.
  6. Double Fine's Tim Schafer wants everyone to know that the HD remaster of the classic adventure game Grim Fandango can now be pre-ordered on Good Old Games and the PlayStation Store. Pre-ordering will net customers a swanky wallpaper or PlayStation dynamic theme in addition to the game itself, which has been mostly unavailable for the last 16 years. The remaster includes a re-orchestrated score, HD graphics, redone controls (alongside the original tank controls, of course), and developer commentary. I wish more developers released commentaries for their games alongside HD remasters. That'd be swell. Grim Fandango Remastered will release January 27 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Vita. View full article
  7. The 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards took place on the 27th and Thatgamecompany’s Journey won in every category in which it was nominated, earning itself six GDC Awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year Award. The awards ceremony was hosted by Tim Schafer, founder of the developer Double Fine. Schafer took the opportunity after all the awards were given out to reveal the Kickstarter-backed game, Broken Age, which had previously only been referred to as The Double Fine Adventure. The full GDC Awards results can be seen below, the winners are italicized under each category. Game of the Year Winner Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games) Innovation Award FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment) ZombiU (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) Best Audio Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) Best Debut Fireproof Games (The Room) Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan) Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail) Polytron Corporation (Fez) Subset Games (FTL: Faster Than Light) Best Downloadable Game Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) Trials: Evolution (RedLynx/Microsoft Studios) Best Game Design Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull) XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games) Best Handheld/Mobile Game Gravity Rush (SCE Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment) Hero Academy (Robot Entertainment) Kid Icarus: Uprising (Sora/Nintendo) Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) The Room (Fireproof Games) Best Narrative Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts) Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Entertainment/2K Games) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) Virtue's Last Reward (Chunsoft/Aksys Games) Best Technology Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment) Best Visual Arts Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software/2K Games) Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Lifetime Achievement Winner Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk Pioneer Award Winner Steve Russell Ambassador Award Winner Chris Melissinos Audience Award Winner Dishonored (Arkane Studios) If you are interested in watching the award ceremony for yourself, you can watch the recorded footage over at GameSpot. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what lies in store from them in the years to come. Maybe we'll be seeing Broken Age at next year's GDC Awards? What do you think?
  8. The 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards took place on the 27th and Thatgamecompany’s Journey won in every category in which it was nominated, earning itself six GDC Awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year Award. The awards ceremony was hosted by Tim Schafer, founder of the developer Double Fine. Schafer took the opportunity after all the awards were given out to reveal the Kickstarter-backed game, Broken Age, which had previously only been referred to as The Double Fine Adventure. The full GDC Awards results can be seen below, the winners are italicized under each category. Game of the Year Winner Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games) Innovation Award FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment) ZombiU (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) Best Audio Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) Best Debut Fireproof Games (The Room) Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan) Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail) Polytron Corporation (Fez) Subset Games (FTL: Faster Than Light) Best Downloadable Game Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) Trials: Evolution (RedLynx/Microsoft Studios) Best Game Design Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios) Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull) XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games) Best Handheld/Mobile Game Gravity Rush (SCE Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment) Hero Academy (Robot Entertainment) Kid Icarus: Uprising (Sora/Nintendo) Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) The Room (Fireproof Games) Best Narrative Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts) Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Entertainment/2K Games) The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) Virtue's Last Reward (Chunsoft/Aksys Games) Best Technology Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment) Best Visual Arts Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software/2K Games) Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment) Lifetime Achievement Winner Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk Pioneer Award Winner Steve Russell Ambassador Award Winner Chris Melissinos Audience Award Winner Dishonored (Arkane Studios) If you are interested in watching the award ceremony for yourself, you can watch the recorded footage over at GameSpot. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what lies in store from them in the years to come. Maybe we'll be seeing Broken Age at next year's GDC Awards? What do you think? View full article
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