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  • Blog Post: Four More Games Added To Latest Humble Indie Bundle

    As if Fez, FTL, Trine 2, Mark of the Ninja, Eets Munchies, and Brütal Legend weren't enough, four more games have been added to Humble Indie Bundle 9 . Joining the party are Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, A Virus Named TOM, Bastion, and Limbo. All four of these titles, and their soundtracks... More
  • Blog Post: New Humble Bundle Has Impressive Lineup

    For a small price, you can help charity and get some of the best recent indie games like Trine 2, Mark of the Ninja, and Fez. Humble Bundle 9 is currently on sale . Proceeds from all sales to to charities Child's Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Watsi. You can name your price for DRM-free... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer on Stacking, Costume Quest, Brütal Legend, and Iron Brigade, "We're Still Trying To Get The Rights"

    Yesterday at Kill Screen's inaugural Two5Six conference in Brooklyn, New York, we had the chance to catch up with keynote speaker Tim Schafer, CEO of Double Fine. The legendary designer spoke to us about the role of reviewers in the Kickstarter landscape, the studio's past work with publishers... More
  • Blog Post: Brutal Legend Headbangs Its Way To PC

    Update: Today, Double Fine announced that its metal epic Brutal Legend is now available for sale on Steam. Just head over to the game's Steam page , and, for $19.99, you can start rockin'. ---------------------------------------- Double Fine Productions is releasing Brutal Legend onto PC and... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Talks Sequels They Can And Can't Make

    Are you interested in hearing what Double Fine has to say about sequels to games like Brutal Legend, Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and more? We've got the skinny on what games the developer would love to make sequels for, and the ones they couldn't make follow ups for if they wanted to. The info... More
  • Blog Post: Bobby Kotick Explains What Really Happened With Brutal Legend

    Before last year's release of Brutal Legend, there was a whole lot of drama surrounding the game. First, Activision dropped the game from its publishing plans after merging with Vivendi, Brutal Legend's original publisher. Then EA Partners picked it up. Then, in an unexpected move, Activision... More
  • Blog Post: Tenacious D To Rock Socks Off At This Year's BlizzCon

    This year's BlizzCon just got a whole lot more epic. Today Blizzard announced that the self-proclaimed greatest band in the world will perform at the closing concert. Tenacious D is comprised of comedian/musicians Jack Black and Kyle Gass, both of whom voiced characters in EA's heavy metal-infused... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: War Of The Words

    Today has been an interesting one for a few major players in the gaming industry. From Bobby Kotick's inflammatory remarks to the responses from EA and Tim Schafer , we've seen some aggressive statements and posturing. Is this appropriate public behavior? In a time when most companies refuse... More
  • Blog Post: Months Later, Bobby Kotick Fires Back At Tim Schafer UPDATE: ...And Schafer Responds

    UPDATE: Double Fine's Tim Schafer has fired a return salvo at Bobby Kotick following the Activision's executive bad-mouthing Brütal Legend. Speaking to Eurogamer , Schafer remarked: "It's sad is that instead of just insulting me personally, he goes after the product of my hard-working... More
  • Blog Post: Eddie Riggs, You Lived Your Life Like A Candle In The Wind

    ...never knowin' who to cling to when the rain set in. *sniff* Okay, kids, this one hurts. Destructoid is reporting that video game rocker Eddie Riggs, star of DoubleFine's Brutal Legend, has been found dead. He was not, sadly, found drowned in a pool of his own vomit (that's the way he would... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Calls Activision's Kotick A "P---k"

    Double Fine's Tim Schafer has had his share of run-ins with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, and recently he had some things to say about Activision's controversial leader. In an interview with Eurogamer , Schafer remembers not-so-fondly his time working with Activision when the publisher was going... More
  • Blog Post: Second Brutal Legend DLC Adds Outfits, Upgrades, Beard

    The second batch of Brutal Legend DLC will be hitting PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s on December 17. It adds a trio of new outfits for Eddie Riggs, including mountain man, black metal and Zaulia ensembles, as well as some upgrades for Eddie's hotrod. Completionists may be especially pleased to learn... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Plans Brütal Legend Single-Player DLC

    In a recent interview, Tim Schafer detailed his thoughts on his grand metal opus, Brütal Legend, speaking about playing the game online post-release, how the dialogue was scripted, and what went into choosing songs for the soundtrack. "We definitely want to do more DLC for both single-player... More
  • Blog Post: Brütal Legend DLC To Hit November 5

    If you’ve already powered your way through Eddie Riggs’ wild ride in Brütal Legend, multiplayer is more than likely sustaining you. Good news – starting early November there will be more multiplayer maps to go around. Two new maps are slated to launch early next month, The Circle... More
  • Blog Post: Jack Black Rocks Jimmy Kimmel As Eddie Riggs

    In case you missed it, Jack Black channeled his Brutal Legend persona, Eddie Riggs, for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show. Black/Riggs hyped up the game and also spoke candidly about steroid use and its effects before performing a few clap pushups and running into the audience to slay a demon... More
  • Blog Post: I Am Brutal, Uncharted — Weekly Round Up 10/12

    This week sees the launch of two of the most talked-about titles in recent memory. Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2 are both dropping Oct. 13 (or Rocktober 13, depending upon which game you're most excited about). What else is there this week? A new basketball game, another Pokemon Mystery Dungeon title... More
  • Blog Post: Codec Chatter: Tim Schafer

    In our fourth installment of Codec Chatter, we talk to Tim Schafer right before his Brutal Legend is set to launch. Schafer talks about writing for his heroes, how fatherhood has changed his outlook and, of course, heavy metal. At this point, the game’s coming out in less than a week. Is this a... More
  • Blog Post: Brütal Legend Blowout: Tim Schafer And Jack Black

    Rocktober is almost upon us. You can't get your hands on Brutal Legend until October 13, but these two comedic geniuses entertain in the interim with banter about all things metal. Watching these titans of comedy discuss the life of a roadie, doing steroids as a commitment to excellence, and Satan's... More
  • Blog Post: Brütal Legend Triple Pack Erupting Into Rock Band

    In a synergistic move bound to increase brand awareness and harmonize user empathy toward music game platforms, Rock Band is getting a three pack of tunes ripped from Brütal Legend’s soundtrack in time for the game’s release next week. The Brütal Legend Pack includes “(We... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Plugs Brutal Legend On Late Night

    Despite Jimmy Fallon's inability to keep a straight face during SNL sketches, he's proving that he can keep a promise to gamers by treating major game releases the same way most talk shows treat major movie openings. This means appearances by gaming industry figures that we're not used to... More
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