Fez

XB360, PC, PS4, PSVITA, PS3 / Platform / Release: Dec 31, 2012 / ESRB: E

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'Spring Fever' 2014 brings Awesomenauts, TowerFall, and more indies to PlayStation

'Spring Fever' 2014 brings Awesomenauts, TowerFall, and more indies to PlayStation

Spring is coming, eventually, and as usual that means Sony will usher it in with its annual "Spring Fever" promotion. Eight downloadable games will be launching throughout the month of March, with discounts for PlayStation Plus members.

Read more: This week kicks off with Awesomenauts and Master Reboot »

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Fez jumping to PlayStations later this month

Fez jumping to PlayStations later this month

We hadn't heard much of the PlayStation ports of Fez since their announcement last year. But hey, take some time to think, turn the idea around, and there it is: an announcement that Polytron's puzzle-platformer will launch for PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita all launch together on March 25. It's a little fancied-up, too.

Read more: Cross-Buy on PS3, PS4, and Vita »

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Fez sells a million copies across all platforms

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Fez sells a million copies across all platforms

It took well over a year from its initial release, but the indie puzzle-platformer Fez has reached a million sales across all platforms. Developer Polytron announced the number and thanked everyone who contributed to its success (and some who didn't).

Read more: "Thank you for stealing it!" »

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Fez coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita [Update]

Fez coming to PS4, PS3, and Vita [Update]

Updated with additional developer comments and platforms.

Fez is spreading to even more platforms. After moving from Xbox 360 to PC, Polytron's quirky puzzle game is hitting PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. The port is being handled by Blit Software, the team responsible for the PlayStation ports of Spelunky. Polytron is "working with them to provide a smooth, pixel-perfect version of Fez, with every bit of content to explore that the game is known for."

Read more: 'Fez deserved to be on every platform' »

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Weekend Confirmed 176 - Shadowrun Returns, Bioshock Infinite

Weekend Confirmed 176 - Shadowrun Returns, Bioshock Infinite

This week's Weeeknd Confirmed opens with host Garnett Lee welcoming in "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Nikole Zivalich to briefly discuss Nintendo's recent financials and where the company goes from here. Discussion turns to Shadowrun Returns and Bioshock Infinite's newly-announced DLC offerings. And in the second hour, it's the return of the king. The newly-engaged Jeff Cannata returns from the land of kangaroos and wallabies to tell tales of his time in Australia and go right back to loving to love things. The four-person crew takes a quick look at the state of gaming journalism before sending you into the weekend with a new cornucopia of Finishing Moves.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 176 »

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Polytron has 'other stuff on the way' in spite of Fez 2 cancellation

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Polytron has 'other stuff on the way' in spite of Fez 2 cancellation

While Phil Fish may be the most outspoken and visible part of Fez developer Polytron, the studio has other people that work there--all of whom were taken aback by Fish's sudden decision to cancel Fez 2. Polytron producer Marie-Christine Bourdua learned about the cancellation the same way that the rest of us did reading about it on the internet.

"But it's okay," Bourdua said. "It was weird and special to learn it that way, but I respect and trust Phil a lot, so that's totally fair that he decided that and he has his reasons."

Read more: 'Working with Sony' »

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Fez XBLA getting patched after cert fees dropped

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Fez XBLA getting patched after cert fees dropped

Fez creator Phil Fish last year became, very much against his will, the poster boy for railing against Xbox Live Arcade's patch certification costs. When the charming puzzle-platformer's first patch introduced a save-breaking bug, developer Polytron initially pulled the patch but then re-released it rather than pay "tens of thousands of dollars" to certify a new one.

But hooray, a new Fez patch is being made for XBLA after all, and it's probably no coincidence this news comes only a week after Microsoft publicly confirmed it has dropped patch cert fees.

Read more: "IT'S A 4TH OF JULY MIRACLE" »

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Fez 2 announced

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Fez 2 announced

Polytron has just announced Fez 2, a sequel to the long-in-development platformer for XBLA and PC. A teaser trailer doesn't offer much except for the fancy new logo. It appears that Disasterpeace is returning for the sequel's soundtrack.

We wonder: what happened to Phil Fish's two other games? You can watch the teaser trailer after the break.

Watch: Fez II »

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Shack PSA: Fez now available on PC

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Shack PSA: Fez now available on PC

Just a reminder in case you forgot to put on your little red hat this morning: Fez is out on PC now. The game was on our 2012 indies list and received a positive critical reception for its brain-bending challenges, so pick it up if you've been waiting for it to hit your platform of choice.

Read more: $9.99 on various services »

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Fez sells 200,000 in first year

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Fez sells 200,000 in first year

Fez has just turned one year old, and it's celebrating with 200,000 candles. Creator Phil Fish revealed that the game sold that many copies on Xbox Live Arcade alone, as the game prepares for its launch on PC in May.

Read more: 'Steal it if you must!' »

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Fez leaps onto PC on May 1st

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Fez leaps onto PC on May 1st

Phil Fish promised his "2D" platformer, Fez, would be moving onto other platforms. Lo, and behold--PC is the next platform for the critically acclaimed indie hit.

Read more: Steam features, min-spec detailed »

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2012 indies you may have missed

2012 indies you may have missed

2012 proved that indies could compete with the rest of 'em. Noteworthy indies, such as Mark of the Ninja, Faster than Light, Journey, and The Walking Dead, all made the Shacknews Best of 2012 list. But there are quite a few titles that you may have missed last year.

Read more: Why these six indie games stood out »

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Fez jumping to other platforms this year

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Fez jumping to other platforms this year

The joys of adventuring in a 3D world as a 2D chap, not to mention scrawling pages of notes in an attempt to decipher cryptic symbols, are coming to new audiences this year. Much-beloved spin-o-jump 'em up Fez is shedding its Xbox Live Arcade exclusivity and coming to unspecified "other platforms" in 2013, creator Phil Fish has announced.

Read more: "A couple of new games in the pipeline" too

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Fez developer turned down mobile port from Zynga

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Fez developer turned down mobile port from Zynga

Indie darling Fez could have made an appearance on mobile devices. According to a tweet from Polytron, the company was approached by none other than Zynga to bring the Xbox Live Arcade game to handheld devices. "We politely refused," the tweet states, before taking a jab at the social media giant. "So, look forward to Zynga's FEX any day now, I guess!"

Zynga has been accused of launching copycat clones when planned acquisitions don't work out, as was the case for Tiny Tower. EA recently filed a lawsuit against the company, saying that it was a company large enough to go against the 'Ville publisher.

Read more: Zynga Partners program likely »

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Weekend Confirmed 122 - DYAD, Borderlands 2, Metro 2033

Weekend Confirmed 122 - DYAD, Borderlands 2, Metro 2033

Garnett and the two Jeffs are joined by regular guest Andrea Rene this week to liven up the summer gaming drought with discussions about a number of games and some recent news. The psychedelic action game DYAD gets praised some more, and some fresh Borderlands 2 details are shared. In the spirit of clearing out summer backlogs, Garnett finally dives into the post-apocalyptic Russian subway system of Metro 2033, and comes away quite impressed. The mild controversy surrounding the Fez patch also gets discussed, before the crew brings it all home with Finishing Moves.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 122 »

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