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Sheldon Pacotti, lead writer of Deus Ex, has joined forces with Tony Evans, designer on games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, to create an ambitious sci-fi adventure dubbed Sienna Storm. Described as a "non-linear thriller," Sienna Storm uses sketchy, hand-drawn art to complement a...

August 20th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie spacefaring sim FTL: Faster Than Light is getting an upgrade in the new year. Developer Subset Games has announced FTL: Advanced Edition, a beefed-up version that includes new weapons, drone classes and equipment for your ship, plus a new sector to explore with events written by Tom Jubert...

November 11th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Another installment in the ever-popular Knights of the Old Republic series was in pre-production at Obsidian, creative director Chris Avellone told Eurogamer. Avellone said KOTOR 3 would have featured the character Revan more than KOTOR 2, from which the character was largely absent. "I always li...

August 1st 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Torment: Tides of Numenera will officially feature design work and writing by Obsidian Entertainment's Chris Avellone, lead designer of Planescape: Torment. His position on the Torment team was a stretch goal for the game's Kickstarter, and his arrival on the team marks the passing of an impossible...

April 3rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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This is your first screenshot of Torment: Tides of Numenera, the Planescape: Torment-inspired RPG which is already up to $3.2 million in Kickstarter funding with four days left to go. What you're looking at, project lead Kevin Saunders tells us, is an environment called The Bloom, which also happen...

April 1st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Interplay mysteriously resurrected Black Isle Studios, touting the previous iteration's goal "to make the world's best RPGs." Obsidian creative director Chris Avellone worked at Black Isle as a senior designer, but tweeted shortly after that neither he nor anyone else at Obsidian is involved.I aske...

October 9th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In a narrative-focused presentation at GDC Online, Obsidian Entertainment creative director Chris Avellone outlined the considerations that went into the development of the four Fallout: New Vegas DLC packs. For one thing, "We had the rare opportunity to know we were actually going to do four of th...

October 9th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. Jennifer Hale, Nolan North and Troy Baker, among others, have become video game celebrities for their voice acting...

July 6th 2012 at 7:45pm 0 Comments