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The 20 Best Backward Compatible XBLA Games
1 month ago

The 20 Best Backward Compatible XBLA Games

A few weeks ago, some of the XBLA Era staff of XBLA Fans took to Skype to debate the merits of the Backwards Compatible XBLA Games. We wanted a pound …
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Double Fine seeks to reclaim distribution rights from THQ

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Two months after the tragic collapse of long-time publisher THQ, we're still watching the dust settle. In the mix is Double Fine, whose priority is not letting its hard …
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Deal of the Week and more: October 9 – October 15
5 years ago

Deal of the Week and more: October 9 – October 15

Another busy week of XBLA sales sees Toy Soldiers and Toy Soldiers: Cold War along with their various add-ons being discounted in this week’s Deal of the Week. Those …
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Stacking, Costume Quest and others have prices slashed
5 years ago

Stacking, Costume Quest and others have prices slashed

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Five Xbox Live Arcade titles, including two from Double Fine, have had their prices temporarily cut. Costume Quest, Stacking, Voltron, Warhammer 40K: Kill Team and Apples to Apples have all seen price reductions of 50% as part of the THQ Publisher Sale. The deal applies to both Gold and Silver account members. In addition, all downloadable content for Stacking, Costume Quest and Apples to Apples has been reduced to half price. But are the games any good?

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Double Fine offers Brutal Legend-themed items for Iron Brigade

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Double Fine is offering Iron Brigade players an item pack featuring items based on its 2009 game Brutal Legend – and all they have to do is sign up for a newsletter.
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XBLA Primer: Double Fine Productions
5 years ago

XBLA Primer: Double Fine Productions

XBLA Primer is an on-going feature in which we delve into the history of a given developer, catalog their XBLA releases, and look at why they make great games.

Way back in the 1980's, a game designer named Tim Schafer started to make a name for himself at LucasArts. Working on and later leading development on cult classics such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, Mr. Schafer quickly garnered a reputation around the industry as one of the most creative minds in the business. At the turn of the century, Schafer left LucasArts and started his own development studio which came to be known as Double Fine Productions.

Double Fine blew out of the gates with a platformer named Psychonauts, a game that literally put you inside the minds of others. You can only imagine the crazy things you'd find in the depths of people's minds. Next up, Double Fine released Brutal Legend, an action/real-time strategy hybrid centered around the fantasy world of heavy metal. While both Psychonauts and Brutal Legend were received very well by critics and gamers alike, neither game managed to create the bucket loads of cash that publishers now look for.

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Double Fine aiming for less crazy schedule in 2012

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Between October 20, 2010 and October 11, 2011, Double Fine released the XBLA games Costume Quest, Stacking, and Iron Brigade, as well as the retail game Sesame Street: Once …
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Rumor: Ron Gilbert's project at Double Fine teased
6 years ago

Rumor: Ron Gilbert's project at Double Fine teased

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Once upon a time many eons ago, two men teamed up at LucasArts and created classic games such as Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, and Maniac Mansion. One of those …
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Get your wallet out for the Xbox Live Fan Appreciation Sale
6 years ago

Get your wallet out for the Xbox Live Fan Appreciation Sale

Last week we announced that there was set to be a number of sales this month across Xbox marketplace. We now have the full details of the "Fan Appreciation …
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XBLAFancast – Iron Brigade interview
6 years ago

XBLAFancast – Iron Brigade interview

I recently had the chance to talk to Iron Brigade (AKA Trenched) Project Lead Brad Muir from Double Fine. Brad talks a bit about the upcoming update and European release for Iron Brigade, which will include a bunch of new content. He also outlines what we can expect from the first DLC pack, Rise of the Martian Bear which sees the Iron Brigade story take the fight against the tubes to Mars.

After that we get into a discussion of XBLA in general and talk about some of the pros and cons of the service as well as what the service will hopefully evolve into.

Thanks to Brad for coming on the show and keep checking back for news on that update, which should be out very very soon.

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

Big thanks again to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

[podcast]http://xblafans.com/xblafancast/IronBrigadeInterview.mp3[/podcast]

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