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Dying Light review: Grim leaper

Pardon the pun, but zombies have been done to death. In comic books, in films, on TV and certainly in video games. Yet developer Techland, creator of 2011′s ambitious yet flawed Dead Island, has decided to take another crack at the virtual zombie apo…
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GI Show 232: Grim Fandango Review, MAGfest

We rave about a recent video game-music centered convention, and express mixed feelings about the return of a classic LucasArts adventure game.

In the first segment, Ben Hanson and Jeff Cork stop by to have a slight disagreement about the rerelease of LucasArt's noir adventure Grim Fandango. We also debate the art of remastering a game and a take a brief detour into trying to figure out what the hell happened in Beyond: Two Souls.

Next, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Brian Shea and Tim Turi to talk about MAGfest (Music and Games Fest). It's an annual event that gathers some of the brightest lights of the video game music scene, from composers to video-game cover bands to chiptune artists. Tim was at this year's MAGfest, and Brian has attended the past four. It's an interesting and unique event in the video game year that you should know more about.

Note: Dying Light is not covered in this week's show because our review has not been posted, we will cover it in next week's show.

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Test Chamber – Exploring The Land Of The Dead In Grim Fandango Remastered

In this episode of Test Chamber, Kyle Hilliard, Kim Wallace, Ben Reeves, and intern Elise Favis try to cheat death in Double Fine's remaster of Grim Fandango. After breaking into our boss' office, we chat it up with our secretary, and then heckle a clown after he makes a balloon animal version of Robert Frost. Then we sat down to play Grim Fandango.

Grim Fandango was a noire adventure game originally released by LucasArts in 1998 set in the world of the dead. Players play as Manny Calavera a travel agent for the Department of Death who has to work off an impossible debt by “selling” clients on their afterlife. The game just r-released on PS4, Vita, and PC today for $ 14.99. For our review of the remaster, head here.

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Grim Fandango Remastered Now Available For Pre-Order

Grim Fandango Remastered, the update to the classic Lucas Arts point-and-click adventure game, is now available for pre-order.

You can can pre-order it for PC on Good Old Games here, or you can go ahead and commit on PlayStation by heading here or by heading here. Below you can check out a video from the always charismatic Tim Schafer asking you to pre-order and saying, "Love is for the living and copyright protection is for suckers."

The game releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Vita on January 27.

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For more on Tim Schafer and Grim Fandango, you can head here to watch him narrate the game.

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Grim Fandango Remastered orders open on GOG, PSN

Few games featuring death make us chuckle, but Grim Fandango is on the short list (right next to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for that “What is a man?” line read). On January 27, we all get to have another morbid laugh when Grim Fandango Remast…
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Grim Fandango Remastered lives again on January 27

Death comes for us all, but on January 27, it comes for your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the form of Grim Fandango Remastered. Sony revealed the release date for the Double Fine adventure game (not to be confused with the Double Fine Advent…
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Grim Fandango remake also coming to PC, Mac and Linux

The remake of LucasArts’ cult favorite adventure game Grim Fandango will also arrive on PC, Mac and Linux in addition to PS4 and Vita. Grim Fandango’s resurgence was first revealed during Sony’s E3 2014 press conference in June; the game is a console…
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Snooping brought Grim Fandango to PS4 & Vita

One of the most pleasant surprises at E3 2014 was the announcement that LucasArts’ beloved adventure game Grim Fandango is coming to PS4 and Vita.

How did it happen? PlayStation VP of Publisher Relations Adam Boyes explains it all came about when…
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Tim Schafer Narrates Grim Fandango Playthrough

Formerly only available to backers of the Kickstarter Adventure, Double Fine recently released a video with Tim Schafer playing and narrating Grim Fandango.

In the hour-long video, which you can see below, Schafer talks about why the game opted for Resident Evil-style tank controls, and how he and the team were very proud of it technology that allowed Manny to look at things in the environment, and how the movie Glengary Glen Ross inspired elements of the game.

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Recently, Tim Schafer made a similar video with another of his games, Full Throttle. You can see that here.

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‘Five-forces’ analysis has grim tidings for free-to-play on mobile

“There is a massive amount of potential in the mobile/F2P combo, but the market seems to be cannibalizing itself for short-term gains.” …


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