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Yeah it's about the same answer we always get after the disaster at Hardsuit Labs.

I once thought it would be Harebrained Schemes. As they rented out half of their staff for the games development. There was also an image leak from the canceled version.

Images From Cancelled Bloodlines II Leaked - Exputer
 
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The Persuasion Pie In Oblivion Was Truly Special - DualShockers
There’s a very good reason that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remains one of the most enduring, most memeable, and most YouTubeable (yep, definitely a real word) games in the world. It may have come out 16 years ago and the visuals on the bulbous faces of its NPCs may have aged as well as that creepy moon face from George Melies’ 1902 movie A Trip to the Moon, but it also has qualities that give it a weirdly timeless appeal.
Starfield might be the No Man's Sky I always wanted - Techradar
100 systems. Around 1,000 planets. The numbers orbiting Starfield fill many with dread. Most Bethesda fans don’t wish for a return to the Daggerfall mode of endless identikit landscapes, full of identikit towns, faces, and activities. Those expecting Skyrim in Space might be concerned at the prospect of another No Man’s Sky or Elite Dangerous – games which have certainly found their niche, but expect a lot of leeway in regard to the limitations of procedural generation.
Longest time period you’ve ever subbed to a single MMO? - MassivelyOp
I suspect for me it’s EverQuest; that would’ve been something like 2.5 years, and while I took breaks, I don’t think I stopped subbing until I was done and moving on to Dark Age of Camelot. I have a lot of MMOs that lasted a year or two for sure, and several more like World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, and Star Wars Galaxies, to which I’ve subbed repeatedly for far longer – but not all in a row. Lately, of course, it’s been Lord of the Rings Online collecting my sub money, but it’s got a long way to go to dethrone the original crop of MMOs.
 
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Co-op Skyrim is real and works almost exactly how I hoped - PCGamer
It's been a few years since I played through Skyrim's early hours and it was fun getting to revisit it with my partner, who's thus far managed to never, ever play it. Skyrim Together really isn't the ideal first experience with The Elder Scrolls 5 though. I wouldn't recommend it as an introduction to anyone who isn't my legally bound co-op guinea pig.

But for Skyrim vets who want to have a laugh with pals? It's great. So long as you're willing to shrug off occasional AI hiccups, naked NPCs, and invisible bandits. This isn't an immersion-enhancing Skyrim experience. But it does what it says on the tin better than I'd expected without being a pain in the ass to set up—at least, no more of a pain in the ass than Skyrim modding has always been.
Baldur's Gate 3 Is Going To Destroy My Relationship - TheGamer
When you’re in a relationship with a picky gamer, finding a new game to play together can be a chore. I’ve come to expect complaints about art styles, the disdain for turn-based combat, or the nebulous “nah, just not feeling it” whenever I proffer the Steam page for whatever new title I think would be fun to explore together. I didn’t even bother suggesting Baldur’s Gate 3.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I heard tell-tale ‘oohs’ as my partner noticed the gorgeous graphics and the snappy dialogue. A few questions later (“What’s the combat like? Is it early access? Can you be gay in it?”) and he’s buying himself a copy and we’re figuring out how to set up a co-op campaign. I said a temporary goodbye to my single-player playthrough and created a new character, ready to explore a world I’d loved for over 20 years alongside a man who’d never even heard the word ‘Faerûn’ before.
Is there a "Fake Tanking" Problem in the Elder Scrolls Online? - ESOHub
The issue of "fake tanking" (queuing for a random dungeon as a tank, while actually being a DPS character) is one that's been argued about in the ESO community for a long time now. Some players do this a lot to try to speed up their dungeon run, while others do not like fake tanking because they see it as being selfish and detrimental to the enjoyment of the dungeon for the other players. This article is not intended to take sides on the matter, it is simply an overview of the problem and the potential solutions to it.
Final Fantasy X, X-2 Sales Top 20.8 Million - RPGFan
Gematsu has reported that total shipments and digital sales for Final Fantasy X and X-2, including all rereleases, have surpassed 20.8 million units as of September 2021. In 2013, Square Enix had shared that the games sold 14 million units, so the subsequently released X/X-2 HD Remaster presumably makes up most of the 6.8 million remainder. Let’s celebrate with a round of “Otherworld”!
Phantom Brigade Update 20 Preview - Brace Yourself Games
Hey there, Brigadiers! In our previous update we mentioned that, in order to allow our team to focus on bigger and better updates as we gear up for launch, Phantom Brigade would be shifting from monthly update patches to a more irregular update cadence going forward.

So while we don’t have anything new for you to get your hands on today, we can give you a behind the scenes look at what August’s update has in store! Let’s dive in.
Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms Let's talk about lore! - Steam
A crazy busy week started yesterday for the team, because of GamesCom. The event is on its way end of August, and we decided to go back to Germany, after our last appearance in 2019. We’ll be attending the event to meet all the people in touch with us to know more about our future plans for Alaloth. It will be a good moment to meet press and creators as well and we are cooking something cool for them.
We are going to say more about GamesCom in future updates, but we want to focus on something else right now.
 
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Circus Electrique Announce Date Trailer

Circus Electrique is part story-driven RPG, part tactics, part circus management, and completely enthralling – all with a steampunk twist. When everyday Londoners mysteriously turn into vicious killers, it’s up to the circus’ lineup of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Clowns, and other performers to save the city in tactical turn-based 4v4 battles. With 15 playable classes in total, each with their own eccentric skill-sets, you’ll need to carefully assemble your motley crew in order to save the city.
Phoenix Point: Complete Edition Available - Snapshot Games

Phoenix Point: Complete Edition, the acclaimed strategy game from the creator of X-COM, is now assembled into the ultimate collection, including all DLCs, content updates, and more. Now including Steam Workshop mod support!
Dread Delusion Dev Diaries: James Wragg #05 - Steam

In his 5th Dreadful Dev Diary, lead developer James Wragg talks about Dread Delusion after launching in early access and what's to come.
 
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Baldur's Gate III Hotfix #26 Now Live - Steam
We’ve got a new hotfix for you today, taking care of multiple crashes, bugs, and issues. Sometimes, corpses get nostalgic for those halcyon days of being less corpse-y. When this happens, they tend to stand bolt upright in an act of what can only be described as undead defiance. We’ve told them to act their age (dead being their age), hopefully leading to fewer weird ‘Didn’t I kill you already?’ moments.
Darkest Dungeon II: Trinkets and Baubles Update - Red Hook Studios
With the Shroud finally hatched and grown, we were at last able to turn a watchful eye to that class of item that often makes or breaks an expedition: trinkets!
Wartales Community Update #4 - Steam
We’re very proud to release to you all the fourth community update for Wartales!

This update is built primarily around some of the most popular community requests we've been receiving, addresses and implements a number of issues and suggestions we've seen over the last few months and massively changes multiple aspects of the game!

In addition, following a very successful beta period, the much requested
Chinese localisation is now live! So... let's take a look at what's new!
 
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Five Great Post Apocalyptic CRPGs You Should Play (That Aren't Fallout)

Talking about some great games with adventures in the post apocalypse that are not in fact Fallout.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever Heroes and Villains Trailer

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever weaves a tale with memorable characters who have their own unique motivations and personalities. Between the clans of humans, deities and demons on the brink of war, heroism and villainy are often a matter of perspective rather than black-and-white morality. Not every hero is selfless, and not every villain is purely evil. It’s up to young deity Xiu Wu, human swordswoman Yue Qingshu and their newfound allies to fight for what they believe and find a way to prevent open war between the realms, to protect peace and shape the world’s future for the greater good despite their differences.
Coffee Shop Card-Battler RPG Affogato Announced - Steam

Affogato combines RPG and 'reversed tower defense' elements. You'll play as the titular Affogato, a sorceress managing a cafe in a new town. Meet all kinds of customers, hear their stories—and travel into their minds to defeat their inner demons. Experience a city life both everyday, and magical.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns Hero Spotlight Meet Spider-Man

Peter Parker knows that with great power comes great responsibility. So of course he answered the call in the fight against Lilith.
 
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Diablo IV Beta Nears? - Wowhead
On the Battle.net Catalog config, new data shows that the Diablo IV Beta has been added to the Battle.net Launcher! Currently, nothing is available for download, but the launcher is being prepared for an upcoming Beta test.
Immortals Fenyx Rising Sequel Based on Hawaiian Culture - Wccftech
Speaking during the latest episode of the Game Mess Decides podcast, Jeff Grubb revealed that the sequel to the colorful open-world game by Ubisoft, whose production name is Oxygen, will be based on Hawaiian Polynesian culture. Additionally, the developer is looking into tweaking the game's visual style, keeping it stylized while making it less inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Some of Skull and Bones’ Own Devs Aren’t Confident About the Game - PL
Developers who spoke to Kotaku on condition of anonymity have said that although Skull and Bones’ development cost Ubisoft as much as any other blockbuster game, they are skeptical about its success given that there isn’t much to offer beyond what’s already been showcased. “Despite a bevy of resource-gathering survival sim mechanics, they said each individual part of the game lacked depth,” the website wrote in its report.
Is The Elder Scrolls Online worth playing in 2022? - DigitalTrends
Despite its age and the dozens of high-profile titles launching this year, ESO is still worth playing in 2022. Whether you’re looking for your next competitive fix or a relaxing way to unwind after a busy day, ESO offers a wealth of content for players of all types. It’s also surprisingly respectful of your time — something MMOs typically struggle with — making it stand out in the crowded MMO market.
 
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Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II New Character Images - RPGFan
Nihon Falcom released new images for the upcoming Japanese release of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -Crimson Sin-. The latest batch of screenshots and art show the following characters appearing in the game, most returning from the previous title: Feri Al-Fayed, Aaron Wei, Risette Twinings, Quatre Salision, Judith Ranster, Nina Fenly, Dominique Ranster, Latoya Hamilton, and Mirabel Aalton.
Witcher 3 Designer Recalls the 'Mistake' the Team Made - IGN
CD Projekt Red has admitted it included a few too many points of interest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's Skellige map, but has also explained the reason why so many question marks filled the screen in the first place.
Fallout 4 not the best Fallout , but best one to play today - PCGamer
Lauren, Jody, and I recently got together on a video chat to sort out the Fallout series. We put them into a tier list from Dogmeat (the best) to Dogshit (the worst). You can watch the video embedded above. Most of the results weren't all that surprising. Fallout: New Vegas is a top-tier Fallout game, along with the original Fallout, with Fallout Tactics being dumped in the lowest tier where it belongs.

As I said in the tier list discussion, Fallout: New Vegas is the best Fallout game. At the same time, I would call Fallout 3 my favorite Fallout game. But while it's not the best or my favorite, Fallout 4 is the best one to play right now. If I'm gonna sit down today and play some Fallout, it's definitely gonna be 4-flavored. Here's why.
Anthem Is Practically Free At Game Stores - Gamespot
At least one GameStop location is practically giving away copies of BioWare's abandoned looter shooter Anthem, as shown in a now-viral TikTok. According to TikTok user clocklava, a recent visit to their local GameStop resulted in discovering a PlayStation 4 copy of Anthem for the low-low price of a single penny. Better yet, a GameStop employee "paid" that penny for this lucky customer, resulting in a free copy of Anthem.
 
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Archmage Rises Weekly Update Video

An open world RPG pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a game. By skipping the whole "run around in 3D" thing, we can instead focus on a deeply simulated world, emergent storylines, and player freedom.
Dragoness: Command of the Flame coming to PC September 1st - Steam

The Dragoness mixes HOMM-like exploration, city-building and turn-based strategic combat, with a roguelite twist. Choose your battles, paths and skills as you explore a world ravaged by war. Gather and manage your army of beasts, collect resources and expand your city.
STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor Steam Release Date Listing - Steam
There's now a Steam Listing for STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor, the recently revealed sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Respawn has indicated this will launch next year, but it may be in early 2023, as this listing says this is "coming soon." It also offers an official description of the Force-powered action/adventure.
Dragonheir: Silent Gods - Tell Your Own Story in This Multiplayer RPG - IGN
Dragonheir: Silent Gods is an upcoming party-based online multiplayer role-playing game that is set in a world filled with magic and dragons. Players will become the chosen one and embark on a journey to save a world that was nearly destroyed during a battle of the dragon gods.
Action RPG Thymesia is pushed back again to August 18th - RPGSite

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BioSynth: Rising Update on Demo 0.1 - Neptune Games
It took a long time, but finally we got to this point: we have a demo! It’s a demo that we’re already playing inside our team to test things and see the combined result of our work.
 
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Hard West 2 Release Date Announced - Steam

Hard West 2 is a journey to the heart of darkness in the American West. Take control of a supernatural posse and catch the mysterious Ghost Train. Outsmart, outcheat and outgun your enemies in this turn-based tactics game set in a Wild West world where nothing is as it seems.
Mass Effect Trilogy Thoughts After Reviewing The Series

Talking about some of my thoughts on the series as a whole after reviewing each title in the original trilogy.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns Spider-Man Gameplay Showcase

Go in-depth into his abilities, playstyle, and tactics with our gameplay showcase featuring strategy gamer extraordinaire Christopher Odd.
What Is Going On With FORSPOKEN?

Square Enix will be publishing new IP Forspoken, an open world narrative driven JRPG that’s just been delayed for a second time to January next year, and they’ll be acting as publishers for the long-awaited Final Fantasy XVI before following with the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, both games slated to come out mere months after Forspoken next Summer and Winter respectively.
 
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Fallout 76 New Update Incoming - Bethesda
Next Tuesday, July 26, we’re planning to release a new update for Fallout 76, and we’re sharing all the details you need to know ahead of patch day. In addition, Purveyor Murmrgh and Minerva are each hosting sales this weekend. Read on to learn more!
Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery Attributes, Perks, and Corruption - Funcom
Building your character to excel at what you choose is an important aspect of Conan Exiles. Over time, we have noticed that certain attributes and perks are used a lot less than others by players. This is something we have wanted to improve for a while, and Age of Sorcery has been the perfect opportunity to do this.

For Age of Sorcery, we had three goals in revamping the system; one, to majorly rebalance perks and attributes to improve viability across the board; two, to integrate sorcery in a way that suits the fantasy; and three, to introduce an added element of choice in character progression.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition AI-generated Portraits - RPS
Choosing a character portrait is one of the key decisions to spend hours mulling over in any decent CRPG. That’s why it’s awesome to see someone using the power of publicly accessible AI to generate fantasy mugshots for classic examples of the genre such as Baldur’s Gate. Indie app dev and documentary editor Alex Hay has created some great examples, which he’s shared on Twitter with Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition devs Beamdog and their CEO Trent Oster.
 
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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen July 2022 Newsletter
We are excited to share the news of further funding with you today! This is a huge leap for Pantheon, which means lots of news and lots to read. Check out our Producer’s Letter for more announcements.
Nighthawks The Vampire RPG The Yellow Pages - Kickstarter
Greetings, all. Apologies for any typos in this month’s update, but we’re in the middle of a heatwave over here in the UK and my fingers keep physically melding with my keyboard. It’s very inconvenient, and makes it next to impossible to spell the word ‘Mississippi’. Fortunately, I very rarely have to type the word ‘Mississippi’, so it could be worse.
Arkane Shouldn't Dismiss Dishonored It's Their Best Work - Dualshockers
In a recent interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, two of the key developers at Arkane Studios talked about their timey-wimey, loopy-shooty game Deathloop. The studio, which previously made the Dishonored series, Prey, and (for the more aged among you) Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, has long been known for its immersive sims – games offering myriad angles of approach, playful (and sometimes game-breaking) abilities to encourage experimentation, and excellent world-building.

The interview was interesting enough, but it was a little sobering to hear the two devs, Arkane Campaign Director Dana Nightingale and co-creative director Dinga Bakaba, kind of poo-pooing Dishonored. They didn’t directly dunk on it, but used certain aspects of Dishonored – its linear campaign, its morality system – as examples of things that they ‘fixed’ in Deathloop. The latter was very much framed as the future of Arkane, while Dishonored is the past.
Hogwarts Legacy Different Editions Leaked - MP1st
Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming Harry Potter RPG game from Avalanche Software, has its different editions seemingly leaked before the official announcement, as Reddit user BattleDashBR managed to activate the displays on the game’s official site, which revealed all the information about the multiple editions coming to the game on day one, and what perks they include. The three editions include Collector’s Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Standard Edition.
 
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Matt Chat George MacDonald Interview

This episode features the great George MacDonald, creator of Champions RPG and producer on many hit CRPG titles for SSI and others, including the epic gold AND black box series!
GameSpot's Live A Live Video Review

Live A Live is a beautiful remake of an overlooked classic that should not be missed by JRPG fans.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Everything to Know

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the latest game in Monolith Soft and Tetsuya Takashi's anthology Xeno series releasing to the Nintendo Switch. Here is everything you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Deck-building RPG Shattered Heaven Early Access on October 13th

Shattered Heaven is a single-player deck builder card game with RPG elements and an ambitious branching narrative, set in a dark fantasy world. The game focuses on a card game and roguelike gameplay fueled by a great replay value, thanks to procedural dungeons, a deep crafting system.
Open-world RPG Yet Another Fantasy Title Announced for PC - Steam

Become a rogue in an open-world fantasy RPG, filled with absurd humor and bard music. Go on an epic quest to kill the dragon. Kill filthy orcs, deal with arrogant elves, drink with dwarves, learn spells from hobo-wizards and steal the ring from goblins. All packed in an old-school gameplay style.
 
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Bloodlines 2 is “In Good Hands” But Still “In Development” - GameLuster
It has been a long road for the development of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, but the Paradox Interactive CEO, Fredrik Wester, has provided assurance that the game is still under way.
Fallout: London’s vehicles are Pure 90s Nostalgia - PCGamesN
Fallout mod sequel Fallout: London has a range of cars and vehicles, and judging from new artwork and screenshots, they all scream pure 90s Britain
First details and screenshots for Tactics Ogre: Reborn - RPGSite
According to a listing by PSDeals.net - a website dedicated to tracking PlayStation game prices - Square Enix will release Tactics Ogre: Reborn on November 11. Several new details about the still-unannounced game have also been shared in its store page description, as well as some screenshots in the gallery.
Action-RPG Elm Knight is 30 years old, but still Good - PCGamer
I'm a little ashamed to admit Elm Knight, a 1992 Japanese PC-98 action-RPG, caught my eye for the shallowest of reasons: a really cool title screen. Yeah, I know—absolutely disgraceful behaviour. In my defence, the title screen honestly is that good.
Nox Archaist: Lord of Storms Expansion Announced - 6502 Workshop
You have learned of Lord Estintar’s suspicions that the cult has something to do with the increase in storm activity. He charges you with investigating. The task will not be easy, but you accept this duty. Your quest will take you to uncharted reaches of the Isles of Wynmar. Traps, puzzles, and powerful magic items await, which may or may not be able to help you. Those brave and foolish enough to face these perils will come face to face with the Lord of Storms!
 
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RPG Stories coming to Kickstarter September 1st - Kickstarter

Your Imagination is our limit…“Brave Alice” studios, have announced that their 3D World-Builder / Virtual Tabletop, “RPG Stories“, is coming on Kickstarter on the 1st of September (2022) and for Alpha Testing via Steam this autumn.
WH40K: Rogue Trader - A Look At The Source Material's Systems

Talking a bit about the systems from the TTRPG that the upcoming Rogue Trader CRPG will be adapting into video game form
Fextralife Top RPG News July 24, 2022

FTP MMORPG Soulframe Teased, New World Summer Update, Stranger of Paradise Trials of the Dragon King DLC, Dead Cells 2023 Road Map, Frozen Flame Survival RPG, Lost Ark July and Summer Update, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodline 2 Update, PS4 Spider-Man Remastered is Coming to PC on this week of Top RPG News July 24, 2022
 
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns Hero Spotlight Meet Doctor Strange

No matter the odds, the Master of the Mystic Arts always sees a path to victory.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed by a Few Months for Polishing - Wccftech
Today, Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment announced another delay of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The game is being moved from its September 1st release date to a few months after that, as revealed in a freshly issued press release. The reason is to further polish and improve the final product.
 
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic Release Date - Blizzard

Embark on a treacherous journey through the wintry forests and snowy peaks of Northrend once more. Confront the Lich King on his Frozen Throne and push back the Scourge before Azeroth is overrun by his undead minions.
King Arthur: Knight's Tale Summer Fixes - Steam
Updates to King Arthur: Knight's Tale have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.
NWN: The Blades of Netheril - Guide to What to Play Beforehand
A question I'm often asked is, which campaigns and/or modules should I play before The Blades of Netheril in order to get the best experience? Rather than providing variations on the same answer, I decided I'd put together a quick guide and direct players here!

In short, the only campaign it is highly desirable the player have some familiarity with is the original Wailing Death campaign. This is the story millions of players will have experienced, in which the Hero of Neverwinter starts out at the Academy and goes on to save the city of Neverwinter and defeat the evil plans of the Old One, Morag. (They are never referred to as such during the campaign, but the Old Ones are in fact sarrukhs - an ancient reptilian race whose empires spanned the Realms many, many thousands of years ago.)
 
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Elder Scrolls IV AI Had To Be Dumbed Down To Save The Game - Cracked
Gamers usually clown on the AI from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion because the NPCs act in a rather dumb way, one that seems to go well beyond the bewilderment we'd expect from uneducated peasants living in a fictional medieval world where all religions have real deities behind them. These NPCs aren't dumb in the regular NPC-dumb kind of way, either– it's almost as if they're being dumb in a cleverly thought-out manner. Turns out that this isn't because they're poorly coded, but because they were coded so well at some point that the devs had to perform a worldwide lobotomy to prevent them from taking over the world.
Rogue Trader will explore the far reaches of the Warhammer 40K - Polygon
Developers of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, the first CRPG based on the wildly popular Games Workshop franchise, are digging into the back catalog for inspiration. In an interview with Polygon, Owlcat Games creative director Alexander Gusev says his team was heavily inspired by a now out-of-print tabletop RPG called Rogue Trader, originally published by Fantasy Flight Games.
Fallout: New Vegas’ Shaped the Series into a Modern Shooter - NME
Hit Reload is a weekly column on everything first-person shooter. This week, Andy Brown takes a trip to the Mojave Wasteland to see how Obsidian‘s brilliant Fallout: New Vegas transformed the post-apocalyptic series into a 21st-century shooter.
Square Enix's Western studios a "train wreck in slow motion" - Gamesindustry
On May 2, 2022, Stephane D'Astous began receiving emails and phone calls from former employees. The shared tone was a request for advice and perspective: What's happening? Is it a good sign, or should we be worried?

These messages, of course, referred to the shock news that Square Enix had sold Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, plus all the IP the trio of studios collectively held, to Embracer Group for a bewilderingly low $300 million.

Even though D'Astous was surprised by the price tag, the Eidos Montreal founder wasn't terribly surprised at how the studios' relationship with Square Enix turned out, saying the roots of its demise were evident even before he left the company in 2013.
 
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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake is Reportedly Indefinitely Delayed
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, which was announced to be in development by the Austin, Texas-based Aspyr Media last September, is indefinitely delayed according to a report from Jason Schreier at Bloomberg. The report states that this comes after two directors on the project were let go, following a poor review of an internal demo late last month. Additionally, it's claimed that development has been paused as the studio determines how best to proceed with the project.
Lord of the Rings: Total War Remastered available for download - Moddb

The Lord of the Rings - Total War (REMASTERED) is a Total Conversion mod based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, focused to recreate the epic battles seen in the movies. It has a complete Middle Earth map, fully customised cities like Minas Tirith and Helm's Deep on Battle and Campaign map, a set of Historical Battles where you can play all the major and minor battles that take place in the trilogy, and a quest line for the Free-People's campaign where, if the player succeeds, will take the Ring-Bearer from Hobbiton to the wasteland of Mordor in an attempt to save the world from its doom.
 
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