Monthly Archives: September 2010

Today on the Spot – Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

On Today on the Spot, we get the latest coming This Week on XBL, go On Location to check out Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, and Giancarlo does some shanking in our demo of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood multiplayer.

 

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


Today on the Spot – Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood” was posted by DanM on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:00:00 -0700

Schafer to receive lifetime honor from IndieCade

Independent game festival gives first Honorary Trailblazer Award to Double Fine founder and Grim Fandango, Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer.

 

As host of the 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards, Tim Schafer got an up-close look at a whole lot of happy developers walking off the stage with shiny new trophies in hand. Next week, the Double Fine Productions founder will get a chance to be on the other side of that equation, as independent game festival IndieCade today announced that he would be the first recipient of the group’s Honorary Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement.


Future Trailblazers will be stuck following in Schafer’s footsteps.

The award was created to honor “a true visionary in the field of game design” and “an individual who has displayed extraordinary vision and creativity in the field of game design, while serving as an inspiration to up-and-coming designers in the field.” Schafer will receive his award from Secret of Monkey Island creator (and new Double Fine employee) Ron Gilbert.

Schafer began his career working with Gilbert on LucasArts hits like Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle before becoming lead designer on games like Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. After leaving LucasArts, he founded Double Fine, which has since produced Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Although Schafer is receiving a career retrospective award, the developer’s work is not confined to the past. Next month will see the release of Double Fine’s Costume Quest, the first of a full slate of downloadable and retail games the developer has lined up.

The lifetime achievement award is just one of 11 honors that will be presented at the IndieCade Awards Show October 8 in Culver City, California. Awards will be handed out in categories like aesthetics, gameplay innovation, and documentary games, with actor LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow) hosting. Among the finalists for this year’s awards are dozens of games, including Limbo, Trauma, Retro/Grade, Every Day the Same Dream, Bit.Trip Runner, Auditorium, and more. The awards are just the opening night highlight of the IndieCade 2010 Festival, which runs through October 10 and also features hands-on gaming and panel discussions.

For more on Schafer’s latest game, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage of Costume Quest.

[ Watch Video ]

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


Schafer to receive lifetime honor from IndieCade” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:46:35 -0700

Vanquish Enemies Trailer

You can’t choose your enemies, but you can choose how to FIGHT.

 

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


Vanquish Enemies Trailer” was posted by DanM on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:37:12 -0700

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Mad Gear Trailer

This is the newest trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1!

 

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Mad Gear Trailer” was posted by DanM on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:32:32 -0700

NASCAR 2011: The Game Screens

4 new shots posted.

     

Get the full article at GameSpot


NASCAR 2011: The Game Screens” was posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:18:09 -0700

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Screens

7 new shots posted.

     

Get the full article at GameSpot


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Screens” was posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:24:01 -0700

FIFA Soccer 11 EPL Video

Check out teams from the English Premier League.

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


FIFA Soccer 11 EPL Video” was posted by marcom on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:22:52 -0700

Outland Screens

7 new shots posted.

     

Get the full article at GameSpot


Outland Screens” was posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:18:07 -0700

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Screens

13 new shots posted.

     

Get the full article at GameSpot


Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Screens” was posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:06:08 -0700

Flight Control HD Landing Planes Gameplay Movie

Killing some time, landing some planes in Flight Control HD

Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at GameSpot


Flight Control HD Landing Planes Gameplay Movie” was posted by edmondt on Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:22:34 -0700