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The recent downloadable releases from Double Fine, as well as the upcoming Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, all had their genesis in the company's "Amnesia Fortnight" events, in which small teams would make quick game prototypes. Schafer says that if not for those informal sessions, the compan...

August 26th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has revealed some of the content and deals coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace in early April, which include quite a few discounts. It kicks off this week with the launch of DLC for Mass Effect 2 and You Don't Know Jack, as well as some discounts on Comic Jumper, Deadliest Warrior and t...

March 30th 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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As hinted, THQ has made official "The Lost Hobo King" DLC for Stacking. The add-on is coming in "early April" and takes Charlie to the kingdom of Camelfoot to help his friend Levi sort out "an important family matter." Turns out Levi has some royal lineage -- we totally called it! No price has b...

March 18th 2011 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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It would seem the first DLC offering for Stacking has been hiding inside the dolls all along. Today, a tipster discovered said DLC's Achievements on Xbox.com and sent us the above screen grab, which indicates it will be called The Lost Hobo King. We have since verified that it's visible on Xbox.c...

March 17th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Looking to cause a little more matryoshka mayhem in Double Fine's Stacking? Publisher THQ's UK Twitter account recently confirmed that "DLC for Stacking is in development!" The tweet added, "Look out for more details on this soon," before ending with a mysterious colon immediately followed by a c...

February 28th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Double Fine has finally shaken off its chronic case of "If Only." As in, "Costume Quest is adorable, if only the combat wasn't so repetitive," or, "Brütal Legend is such a fun world, if only the mechanics worked better." With Stacking, the developer's new downloadable puzzler, Double Fine h...

February 9th 2011 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Plenty of puzzling and action oriented downloadable titles in this week's PSN update. There's the puzzling Stacking and the addictive defense gameplay of Plants vs. Zombies. There's also the retro platforming of Explodemon or the puzzle-platforming of Tales from Space: About a Blob. Check out the...

February 8th 2011 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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February's list of PS Plus goodies has been published on the PlayStation Blog, and there are some real doozies. First up is a free copy of Double Fine's latest, Stacking, which will be available to PS Plus subscribers on its launch day, February 8. For those keeping score, Stacking's usual asking p...

February 3rd 2011 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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It's time for another origin story of an industry presence. Today, we've got Double Fine's Tim Schafer, who can thank Uncle Sam for the inspiration of his studio's name: It came from this sign that used to be on the Golden Gate Bridge. I used to drive down from Sonoma when I was a teenager to see...

January 31st 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Double Fine's second downloadable offering -- the last being the delightful Costume Quest -- for PSN and XBLA, Stacking, will arrive on those platforms February 8 and 9, respectively. Along with the dates, publisher THQ announced pricing: $14.99 on PS3 and 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360. To get...

January 19th 2011 at 6:45pm 0 Comments