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33% off Grim Fandango: Remastered on the Steam store

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Grim Fandango, PC games, Steam

33% off Grim Fandango: Remastered on the Steam storeOne of the weekly deals on the Steam store sees Grim Fandango: Remastered reduced on PC to just £7.36. Previously released back in 1998 by LucasArts the game returns with a whole new repaint with high-res textures & a classic score re-recorded with a full live orchestra.

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Grim Fandango Remastered Review | Dead Funny

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Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Grim Fandango, PC games, PS Vita games, PS4 games

Grim Fandango Remastered Review | Dead Funny

I've longed for this day. The intricacies of modern operating systems and the tangled web of litigious bureaucracy and inept management meant that when my Grim Fandango CD became completely unplayable over a decade and a half ago, there was little to be done in the years that followed. Those years were spent desperately hoping that more stock would magically appear, that when GOG.com popped up, maybe there would be a second coming for Manny Calavera and chums. Maybe, just maybe, I'd finally get to play one of my favourite games of all time again.

Yeah, about that...

It took the destruction of LucasArts as a franchise and the Lazarean resurgence of Tim Schafer and co. in this new age of crowdfunded resurrections to do it. But finally, after seventeen long years, Grim Fandango is back on (digital) shelves again. Having railed against the shameless cash-ins of remastered reissues for games no less than a year old, this perhaps represents that most worthy of remastering endedavours: the restoration of an old classic for a new generation to sample, and for old fans to delight in once more.

Grim Fandango Remastered Review | Dead Funny

Tempering expectations here are key, though, and this release needs to be seen for what it is: a seventeen-year-old game rendered playable again for fans, available a retro-reduced price. In the same way that Ocarina of Time 3D was a slightly spruced up trip down memory lane to appeal to everyone who already thought that game was the mutt's nuts, this Remaster is geared towards a friendly audience, one that already understands Grim Fandango's place in history, though don't let that put you off if you're coming to this new.

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Uncharted 4, Square's Epic FF7 Trolling, No Man's Sky - PlayStation Experience Highlights

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Staff
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Features
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Day of the Tentacle, Fat Princess Adventure, Final Fantasy VII, Grim Fandango, No Man's Sky, PlayStation Experience, PSX, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Wattam

Uncharted 4, Square's Epic FF7 Trolling, No Man's Sky - PlayStation Experience Highlights

The PlayStation Experience event kicked off last night, and Sony packed in a hefty number of trailers and demos into their two-hour keynote. The PlayStation Blog has gone and rounded up all of the info and announcements from the show in a very helpful post that you can find here, but here are six of our rather subjective highlights from the evening.

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Uncharted 4

Well, the main highlight is a no-brainer from me – actual Uncharted 4 gameplay. After feeling pretty damn furious after the E3 presentation wasted my time, I was really surprised to see Sony show off the game at this inaugural event. But boy am I glad they did. Nathan Drake’s latest adventure is looking downright gorgeous and set to become one of the best-looking games we’ve seen on the next-gen machines.

I almost lost my shit when Drake used that rope grapple hook in mid-air. I’m going to spend ages doing that. While the gunplay itself looked largely the same, I was pleased to see how expansive some of the environments were, allowing Drake to flank the enemy from multiple positions. If Naughty Dog can blend these wide open areas with their usual flare for providing hugely exciting scripted moments (those tumbling rocks were just a tiny taste), I think we’re on for a winner. It’s nice to see a bit of Tomb Raider rubbing off again (well, blatant thievery) as Nate’s picked up an almost identical move where he uses a knife to climb up certain surfaces. The pitted walls even look the same as those found on Yamatai.

What a fantastic way to end the demo though, with the introduction of Nate’s older brother, who I’ve just learned is being played by Troy Baker. The two best voice actors in the business in leading roles? Yes Naughty Dog. Just, yes.

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Schafer: Publishers 'Scared Of New IP'

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Developent, Double Fine, Grim Fandango, Happy Action Theater, New IP, Tim Schafer

Schafer: Publishers 'Scared Of New IP'

Tim Schafer has long been outspoken about the nature of new IPs, and the lack of trust and increased pressure and risk that comes from reporting to publishers whose only consideration is their bottom line. It has, to a certain extent, created a culture of fear and Schafer makes the point in a recent interview that publishers are often "scared" by the thought of releasing an unknown entity. All of which makes things a little tricky for Schafer's studio Double Fine, considering that they specialise in new IP.

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