Psychonauts 2: An update from Double Fine’s Tim Schafer

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer has been fielding questions for years about a potential followup to his much-loved 2005 3D platform game Psychonauts. Buzz about a sequel grew even louder earlier this month when Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson expressed an interest in funding the project on Twitter. During a recent interview with VentureBeat, however, Schafer said there’s still a lot of stuff that needs to be worked out first.

LEGO Minecraft sets to become a reality, as project gets green light

Seemingly a match made in heaven, a proposed collaboration between LEGO and hit indie game Minecraft has now been given the official green light.  A proposal for the idea was submitted by Minecraft developer Mojang back in December, and LEGO has now announced that it is “developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft.”

Review: A Minecraft review isn’t really possible, but we’ll try anyway

How the hell do you write a review for a game that’s been out since 2009? A game that you’ve played across many changes, with additions and subtractions, a game without a box, a user manual, or, really, any sort of guiding pedagogy. I’ve personally spent at least 100 hours, probably more, playing this procedurally generated oddity of a video game across the beta and official versions, on servers, my own server, and in single player modes. And yet, I still can’t seem to get a simple handle on it, and why it keeps me coming back for more.