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Obsidian RPG Pillars of Eternity will launch on March 26, the developer announced on its Kickstarter page. The game entered a backers-only beta phase in August, available in early access form to those that pledged at least $110 to its development. Pillars of Eternity is currently available for pre-...

January 15th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The wizard is an authority of the arcane, enrobed as if to protect countless secrets and tricks from unworthy eyes. Sometimes the wizard comes with a beard, which just screams wisdom (especially when tugged hard enough), and sometimes the wizard comes with a hefty book in hand. Sorry, did you say b...

January 7th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Paradox Interactive's fantasy epic Runemaster is taking a perma-break. Revealed early this year, with a console edition announced at Gamescom, the publisher is casting a freeze spell on the game's development "until further notice." "Runemaster was a very ambitious project for us, and the team wor...

December 9th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It won't arrive until early 2015, but those still interested in Obsidian's crowdfunded roleplaying epic Pillars of Eternity can now pre-order the game from a number of online retailers. A visit to the game's website reveals two versions of Pillars of Eternity currently on offer: the $45 Hero Editi...

November 11th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Here at Joystiq Deals, our love for Peter Dinklage knows no bounds. If you share a similar fondness for The Dink, we're offering a set of Game of Thrones-themed playing cards featuring Tyrion Lannister himself alongside Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and other starring series characters. The 54-card...

October 3rd 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Pillars of Eternity has been delayed, but not into eternity – it's now due out in early 2015, rather than late 2014. Obsidian Entertainment announced the delay on publisher Paradox Interactive's forums. "Since the very beginning of this project we promised our fans and ourselves that we woul...

October 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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"Streamlined" is a buzzword you hear often when talking to developers about games. "Simplified" is almost as common. The unspoken implication behind these descriptors is that complexity and time-consuming mechanics are a thing of the past. If that's true, Pillars of Eternity is a time machine. Dev...

August 31st 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Paradox Interactive and developer Creative Forge have unveiled a game called Ancient Space that the duo describe as "a new story-driven real-time strategy game." As its title suggests, Ancient Space takes players to the edges of the universe. Specifically, an area known as "The Black Zone." Though...

August 21st 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that its upcoming, previously PC-exclusive fantasy epic Runemaster will appear on consoles, specifically the PlayStation 4. Runemaster marks a drastic departure for developer Paradox Development Studio. If you know the name, it's likely from the studio's...

August 13th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian has revealed its next game, a four-player co-op shooter titled Hollowpoint, coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The game can also be played solo. The announcement trailer for the game reveals players will join a mercenary outfit to perform clandestine operations, t...

August 12th 2014 at 1:21pm 0 Comments
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The colonial perma-death MMO Salem has faced some publisher problems over the last year or so, but indie dev Mortal Moments has swooped in to take over the ambitious project recently. Project Lead John Carver made a formal introduction when the transfer was finalized, but what's even more interesti...

July 23rd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Pitched as a return to the days of games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment – isometric RPGs developed on BioWare's Infinity Engine – Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian is decidedly old-school. Where other games may tout streamlined gameplay and accessibility, Pilla...

June 19th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments