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Video: Tim Schafer on Why You Need to Check Out Grim Fandango

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2w ago - Today Sony's Dan Hsu shared a video and Q & A interview with Tim Schafer on why you need to check out Grim Fandango on PS4 and PS Vita below.

To quote: Tim Schafer is never "off." The funnyman game designer and founder of studio house Double Fine Productions is constantly cracking jokes, even when he's trying to be serious.

So when we had a chance to interview him about his upcoming adventure game, Grim Fandango Remastered, we didn't even try to play it straight (for the most part).





The original Grim Fandango originally came out over 16 years ago and became a cult classic. Now it's getting a full, fresh HD makeover for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, due out January 2015. But who should care? Schafer explains:

Q: I'm a 15-year-old gamer, and the original Grim Fandango came out before I was even born. Why should I play your old-man game?

Tim Schafer: When my older brother went away to college, I raided his record collection and randomly pulled out Led Zeppelin III. I had never heard Led Zeppelin before, so when the opening notes of Immigrant Song burrowed into my brain, I was not prepared.

My head exploded and my life was forever changed. What...
 

Video: October 2011 Qore - Battlefield 3, Tim Schafer & PS Move

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168w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a video today from October's Qore, which features Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Tim Schafer and PlayStation Move.

To quote: This month's Qore covers two ginormous titles along with a profile of Double Fine's creative genius Tim Schafer.

Soaring into the depths of Gotham's shadows, Qore's Episode 41 takes us into the world of Batman: Arkham City. Qore's high definition preview covers the story, environments, improved fighting mechanics plus all the familiar bat-villains.

With fighter jets, awesome vehicles, and authentic weapons, Qore jumps into Battlefield 3 with Dice Executive Producer, Patrick Bach, to preview both the 32 player combat and immersive single player game play.





Veronica Belmont also catches up with industry leader Tim Schafer for a trip down memory lane, as he remembers his early days at LucasArts , working with Jack Black, and his more recent work on innovative games such as Stacking.

October is also a big month for PlayStation Move. With many new titles set to launch, Veronica gets into the groove of Everybody Dance, Little Big Planet Move edition, Eyepet & Friends, and Carnival Island. Enjoy October's Qore!
 

Videos: Costume Quest for PSN with Tim Schafer & Tasha Harris

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218w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has made available a few new Costume Quest PSN videos today with Tim Schafer and Tasha Harris for fans.

To quote: Homemade Halloween costumes, candy corn, and giant robots – these are a few of Tim Schafer and Tasha Harris's favorite things.

The gruesome twosome from [Register or Login to view links] visited the PlayStation.Blog office with a final build of Costume Quest, their upcoming Halloween RPG that's heading to PSN tomorrow.

Tim and Tasha brushed everything off my office desk and sat us down for an in-depth video tour of Costume Quest's adorable characters, plus a look at the turn-based RPG combat and adventuring.





But wait there's more. The Double Fine team has passed over their brand-new Costume Quest launch trailer for PlayStation.Blog eyes only. Peep it below!





Costume Quest is Double Fine Production's first PSN title – let's make sure we give them a warm welcome tomorrow! If you're a big on robots, unicorns, Halloween and all things awesome-sauce, I highly recommend you download this candy-treat.
 
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