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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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Analysis: First-year Wii U sales suggest grim lifetime sales

Judging from how recent consoles have performed over their lifetimes, Wii U could very well be set up to sell extremely poorly in the long run, Matt Matthews argues. …


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The Last Of Us Fan Film Sequel Is Appropriately Grim

The sequel to Iron Horse’s fan film is a wonderful love letter to Naughty Dog’s post-pandemic masterpiece. The newest fan film revisits Joel and Ellie’s encounter with Bill in the game, and things go just as poorly.

Impressive costumes and setting make this one fantastic fan film. It gives The Last of Us the shot in the arm the bleak world needs. The game of the year contender should be revisited before the year is up. I for one can’t get enough.

The original fan film went up a few months ago. If you like the two films, be sure to check out their indiegogo project for part three. 

If you’re interested in seeing more, The Last of Us received a glowing review from GI and the paperback of their comic American Dreams released last week. 

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BioForge lead: grim games need a ‘campiness pill’ to succeed

“I don’t think that anyone was or even now is ready” for a truly grim game, says BioForge lead Ken Demarest, who believes a touch of camp was what helped BioForge’s subject matter seem palatable. …


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Might and Magic 6: Shades of Darkness pre-order bonuses are really grim

Ubisoft has revealed a handful of pre-order bonuses for the standalone Might & Magic Heroes 6 expansion, Shades of Darkness. Pre-ordering the $ 30 package directly from Ubisoft will net you several in-game items, including the hero Belketh – who looks just a bit like the Grim Reaper – as well as four special weapons.

Shades of Darkness will be released on February 28. Check out the trailer above for a peek at its story (just be sure to set your monitor to “maximum cheese”).

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Play As A Freelance Grim Reaper In Ambient Studios’ Death Inc.

Independent game developer Ambient Studios is inviting players to become Grim T. Livingstone, a freelance reaper who is bringing death to 1660's England. Death Inc. is in development for PC and Mac and delivers what Ambient calls "streamlined strategy, with no micromanagement or complex menus.Paint your orders into the land and unleash your infected minions on serfs, wenches, and noblemen."

Grim can unleash the bubonic plague upon cities, and call upon plague rats and exploding livestock to bring in souls for his start-up reaping business. Since most people don't want to die, they'll fight back. Some wield sticks and pitchforks, others use muskets and bows. Once their souls are taken, Grim can exchange them for new abilities and bonuses.

Ambient Studios is home to former LittleBigPlanet, Burnout, and Fable developers. Death Inc. is listed as "coming soon" on Ambient's website, and appears to be one of two projects in the works at this studio.

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