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Trenched is changing its name to Iron Brigade in all regions once it releases in Europe this month, Double Fine's Greg Rice and Brad Muir revealed on Whiskey Media's Big Live Live Show Live. By changing the name, Double Fine is averting a messy legal battle with the "Trench" trademark holder that...

September 11th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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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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The general who advances without coveting trademarks and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his well-received video game and do good service for his customers, is the jewel of the kingdom. - Sun Tzu, from "The Art of Modern Warfare." Microsoft has announced at Ga...

August 16th 2011 at 8:12am 0 Comments
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Trenched dug into our hearts and scooped out a big glob of love this summer, and it looks like the team at Double Fine are ready to take it to the next level. Matt Chandronait said he's playing some new Trenched content that he can't talk about, but that's "going to be awesome," on Rebel FM's Epi...

July 29th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The trademark holder of Trench plans to keep on fighting to protect the name, which has prevented Microsoft and Double Fine's XBLA title, Trenched, from being released in "select" European territories. The legal wrestling involves Trench, a board game (pictured) that's being turned into a video g...

July 13th 2011 at 9:06am 0 Comments
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The good folks over at XBLAFans have assembled a guide featuring everything you need to know about Trenched, Double Fine's excellent shooter/tower defense/World War I/mech mashup title on XBLA. From the Achievements to all of the various unlockable mech parts and soldier gear you can find in the...

July 8th 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Double Fine's latest downloadable game, the alternate-history mech and tower defense shooter Trenched, has been temporarily grounded in unspecified parts of Europe. A Microsoft rep told Eurogamer, "Distribution of Trenched in select European regions will be slightly delayed. We're working to reso...

June 22nd 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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I wouldn't blame you if your reaction to the announcement of Trenched, Double Fine's downloadable tower defense title, was entirely non-plussed and even a bit disappointed. "Wow, how original." After all, this sub-genre of strategy games is approaching -- or has already reached! -- full saturatio...

June 20th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Trenched, Double Fine Productions' co-op third-person action tower defense game (phew!), will be deployed on Xbox Live Arcade this June 22. That should be sufficient enough lead time for you to scavenge the neighbor's trash for bottles to redeem and hit the 1200-point price ($15). If you're curio...

May 25th 2011 at 3:32pm 0 Comments
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This Trenched video isn't so much a "dev diary" as it is a "devs sitting around drinking beer and sort of talking about their game diary." Of course, given the manly bent of Trenched, the straight-forward, no frills approach seems fairly appropriate. Crack open your own beverage and check it out.

May 24th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The fightin' robots of Trenched are pretty tough-looking, but they don't make for an "extremely, extremely manly" game on their own. So Double Fine turned to men's magazines from the 1940s and '50s as a visual reference for the XBLA game. "Our lead artist, Geoff Soulis, took to this art style rig...

May 3rd 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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When Trenched was revealed by Tim Schafer at the end of this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards ceremony, we knew next to nothing about it. Though we can't tell you how we feel about it ourselves, previews are showing up all over the web that describe the game as a third-person tower-defense t...

March 10th 2011 at 1:45pm 0 Comments