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Sunless Sea

2015-01-26

Sunless Sea Preview

Soulbane delves into the unforgiving Sunless Sea, the dread-inducing Steampunk roguelike coming February 6.
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Rain of Reflections

2015-01-25

Rain of Reflections Short Q&A

We had the chance to interview Lionbite Games to try, and get more information on their new Cyberpunk RPG game Rain of Reflections.
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Sunday - January 18, 2015

WoW - Adding Free-to-play for Veterans

by Couchpotato, 04:00

Cnet has information that Blizzard has released a Free-to-play version for Veterans. There was always talk about the MMO going F2P, and this version will have restrictions.

After hitting a low point of 6.8 million subscribers in the first half of 2014, World of Warcraft saw numbers skyrocket back up to over 10 million following the release of the Warlords of Draenor expansion in November 2014.

The massive multiplayer online game has always traditionally been subscription-based, but it seems that Blizzard may be trying to think of ways to lure back even more of those subscribers who may have let their subscriptions lapse.

The patch notes for 6.1, the latest iteration of the game, include a new account type called "Veteran Edition" that has similar restrictions to "Starter Edition" accounts -- that is, the free trial account that lets you play the game for free, up to a point.

On a Starter Edition account, players can only reach level 20 (of a possible 100), collect a maximum of 10 gold, and have other restrictions, particularly on social interaction, on what they can and can't do in the game.

WoW

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Saturday - January 17, 2015

Wasteland 2 - Free Gift to All Backers

by Couchpotato, 04:07

InXile Entertainment is giving away a free gift to all backers of Wasteland 2. The gift is a free 3 issue subscription to RETRO Magazine that covers indie games, and kickstarters.

We ended 2014 with a gift to our backers, so why not start 2015 with the same? Log into your Ranger Center account and check under Rewards for a free 3 issue subscription to RETRO, the Kickstarter funded magazine that explores the heritage of modern gaming!

Wasteland 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Warhorse Studios - Practical Game Design

by Couchpotato, 04:04

Warhorse Studios Dan Vavra was at GDS 2014 and gave a presentation about Practical Game Design. I missed the first two parts so here is the latest video in English.

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This talk is sequel to the last year talk and will be about everything that game designer have to challenge, when his godly design document starts to be transformed into a reality. From little technical issues, discussion with programmers, to writing 1000+ pages long document and still remain sane.

Warhorse Studios

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Forsaken Fortress - All From the Start Update

by Couchpotato, 04:00

Photon Productions shares information on the rebuilt version of Forsaken Fortress. You may remember the developer ran into a few problems, and released the game early. 

We know many people love FF, and we also know the latest release isn't the perfect. We've reviewed many feedback for the past few months. Every our backer's suggestion is extremely valuable for us. 

We are still working on this project. we took 3 months to tear down the entire game to rubble and bricks, and rebuild it from ground up. Our team has been reduced to only two people so we can keep it up with the current financial level. We are trying our best to bring our original idea back. At the end of this month we will have another member to work with us for several months so the progress could be faster. We are working at home and in different cities, but in March we will gather around and utilize all our resources to make a big push before next beta.

Forsaken Fortress

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Blackguards 2 - A Small Review Roundup

by Couchpotato, 03:56

I found two new reviews  for Blackguards 2 today despite the game not being released yet on Steam. So expect more reviews in the following week from other websites.

Canadian Online Gamers -  No Score

When you consider buying Blackguards 2, there are three questions you need to ask yourself. Do you enjoy tactics RPGs? Do you like an interesting high-fantasy story? Do you have hours and hours to sink into a new game? If you answered yes to any of these, then I’d definitely recommend checking out not only Blackguards 2 but its predecessor as well. Daedalic has done a great job at actually listening to the community to help improve their product, and I’m really happy to see what they’ve done. You’re not going to get blown away, but you’ll certainly be left with some fond memories and a solid experience.

Twinfinite -  5/5

Blackguard 2 manages to exist as a game that feels like a classic strategy role playing game, and as so much more at the same time. A deep story with great characters, varied quests, deep customization, and great battles make for a must have game. It may be a bit daunting for those new to the genre, but the payoff after the challenge is more than worth it.

Blackguards 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Shroud of the Avatar - Release 13 Postmortem

by Couchpotato, 03:49

Its time again for another postmortem video from Portalarium games. This time they talk about the recently released build thirteen of Shroud of the Avatar.

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Richard, Starr, and Chris will be chatting about Release 13, recounting their favorite moments while also looking ahead to Release 14. And as usual, I’ll be taking your questions and feedback about R13 live in the chat-room and also in advance in the comments section!

Shroud of the Avatar

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Darkest Dungeon - Post-Funding Update # 27

by Couchpotato, 03:46

Red Hook Studios latest post-funding update has more information about the The Week of Torment contest, and shares some new backer art for Darkest Dungeon.

Happy New Year Backers!

The Red Hook team has been working incredibly hard, and Early Access is just around the corner: 

  • Early Access Backers (Wanderer Tier+) will Get Steam Keys Friday Jan 30th
  • The public can purchase Early Access on Steam starting Feb. 3rd

In the next backer update, we will be providing full details on this Backer Weekend and what you can expect, including details on how your Steam key will be delivered (Humble Store). At this point we can only guarantee the PC version will be available right off the bat, but we are working hard to make Mac available at the same time and will confirm either way as we get closer.

Darkest Dungeon

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Satellite Reign - Preview @ Capsule Computers

by Couchpotato, 03:44

Capsule Computers has a new preview of Satellite Reign, and they also had an interview form earlier this with the developers. So here the link if you missed it.

Overall, this is an unpolished gem which I quite enjoyed playing through despite its many bugs and glitches. I look forward to seeing all the new features being implemented as the game develops. I will especially be looking forward to seeing more of the city unlocked and will definitely be keeping an eye on the game as it develops.

Satellite Reign

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Argarest 2 - Steam Beta Applications

by Couchpotato, 03:36

Publisher Ghostlight has releasd information on a new blog post they are now accepting Beta applications on Seam for the next Argarest game. Here are the details.

With the port of Agarest 2 coming along very nicely now, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’re just about ready to open applications for the Agarest 2 Steam beta!  We’ve actually had a small, handpicked team of beta testers looking at the game for the last couple of days in preparation for this, so we’ve already made a start on it.

To join them in the Agarest 2 closed beta all you need to do is to send an email to: beta@ghostlight.uk.com with your name, date of birth and the technical specifications of your PC.

Applications will close on the 18th January, so please make sure to get them in before then.  As with previous closed betas, we will not be picking people on a random or first-come-first-served basis, so please do bear that in mind.  What a ‘yes’ decision actually comes down to depends on a number of factors, including how we feel the range of PC specs we’ve assembled for the beta is.

In other news I know many of you have been asking us whether the PC version will be based on the EU or North American version of Agarest 2. I can now report that the PC version of Agarest 2 will be based on the European version of this title.  This does mean that the game will not include a small number of CG images and minigames that feature the first generation version of Fiona.  I realise that many of you will be disappointed by this news but it is the version of the game that is compliant with local laws in many of the countries we deal with.  Put simply, while this was not a decision that we’ve taken lightly, the alternative to Ghostlight releasing the EU version of this title was to not release the game on Steam at all.

Ghostlight LTD

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Legend of Grimrock 2 - Review @ Destructoid

by Couchpotato, 03:30

Destructoid Contributor Patrick Hancock posted a new review of Legend of Grimrock 2, and gave the game a score of 9.5/10. He also called the game a perfect sequel.

Legend of Grimrock 2 will consume your mind in many ways. The puzzles will slowly tear away at your brain until they are solved, and the amount of focus needed for just about every combat encounter is through the roof. Grimrock 2 can forever be referenced as a "perfect sequel." It doesn't go nuts adding idea after idea to make things more convoluted, but instead refines what already made the experience amazing while expanding those ideas noticeably enough.

Legend of Grimrock 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Meriwether - New Beta Announcement

by Couchpotato, 03:26

Developer Sortasoft has finally posted news about the Beta version of Meriwether in a new Kickstarter update. I'm happy to see the game is finally making progress.

It's been a cold but busy week here in Brooklyn. We are just finishing a major Meriwether crunch session and we are finally ready to make a major announcement: We will be releasing Beta to our upper-tier backers on January 30th! 

Along with the Beta release, on the 30th we will also announce the release date of the final version of the game. We have a pretty good idea now of when that will be, but we want to keep it under our hats until the 30th, when we will be able to make a fully informed decision. The last thing we want to do is miss another deadline! 

The initial release, for Kickstarter backers only, will be a soft launch. We will continue polishing, optimizing, and revising the game based on your feedback for a little while longer before we begin widely publicizing it and selling the a general audience.

Meriwether

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Might & Magic Heroes VII - Community Q&A #2

by Couchpotato, 03:22

Ubisoft posted the second part of their Community Q&A for Might & Magic Heroes VII.

Welcome to the second part of this community Q&A! Today’s topic: Production.

First of all, what is Production? To make it short, the production is the area covering development follow-up and prioritization of the tasks. They are also in charge of game development project management but aren’t the one that decide how game features works which is the domain of Game Designers.

We are coming on step closer to the main dishes of this Q&A that will be the GameDesign article. Indeed, it seems that as Heroes fans you had many questions about game mechanics and our choices regarding this area. We are looking forward sharing our answers with you!

Might & Magic Heroes VII

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Citizens of Earth - Preview @ Gamer Headlines

by Couchpotato, 03:19

Laguna Levine of Gamer Headlines has the next hands-on preview of Citizens of Earth that i have found this week. Also I'm still looking for a member to review the game.

The Steam version of the game did have some bugs that caused crashes the first few days, but I haven’t had a crash since the updates were sent out. I’m expecting the launch to go rather smoothly so far, at least on PC. I’m only allowed to cover the game up to a certain point for pre-launch previews, but from what I’ve played so far, I’m having fun. This isn’t PR spin or media/industry favor trading. I actually had to decrease the difficulty level for a bit to ensure that I could see enough of the game to give you guys my impressions before the launch, and will be resetting it once this is published. I honestly have had a hard time getting into RPGs outside of sequels to games I liked when I was a kid. That being said, as I mentioned above, the game did appeal to me due to influence from certain games and mechanics I’m fond of, and while I started out as a critic, I have been following the game for awhile.

Citizens of Earth

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Friday - January 16, 2015

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls - Dev Update & Sales

by Couchpotato, 05:34

 Jeff Vogel posted a new blog post with his thoughts on Avernum 2: Crystal Souls.

We have just released our newest game. It's Avernum 2: Crystal Souls. It is a huge indie RPG for Windows and Mac (iPad coming soon), on Steam, GoG.com, Humble Store, and our own website. You know.

It came out yesterday and early sales are very strong. Thank you, kind customers!

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is, like half of what we do, a rewrite. This particular story is arguably the one loved most by our fans. (Avernum 3 is the other contender) The previous incarnation, Avernum 2, came out way, WAY back in 2000, so I am utterly unapologetic about releasing a rewrite.

My main goals when doing these rewrites is to respect and maintain what made people love them in the first place. This is made so much more important by the fact that I can't write new games like this anymore.
He also shared information his game has sold  2,000 copies this week.
Less than 24 hours in our new RPG already sold over 2000 copies. A big deal for a tiny company like ours. THANK YOU!

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong - New Stretch Goal Made

by Couchpotato, 05:23

Another day and another stretch goal was made for Shadowrun: Hong Kong. The games developer Harebrained Schemes posted a new update with the information.

You folks are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to add more cyber-stuff to the game. Our designers and artists have been talking all morning about the things they're planning to do with your generous funding support. Glee.

And what's next? 

Is0bel's personal side mission! Is0bel's parents were immigrants (more like refugees) from the Ethiomalian Territories and, as happens to many families escaping a brutal regime, they flew out of the frying pan and into the fire. Is0bel grew up in (and escaped from) the slums of Kowloon and knows her way through some of the most wretched places in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, her family still languishes in the depths of the sprawl. Her personal mission takes her back there - with you along for the ride.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Pillars of Eternity - Recorded Twitch Stream

by Couchpotato, 05:20

Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment hosted a NEW live Twitch steam earlier today so due to time zone differences most of you probably missed the event.

Don't fear as they posted a recording that has new gameplay for the latest build. Now for members who cant watch Twitch videos no YouTube version is available yet.

Pillars of Eternity

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Bloodlust: Shadowhunter - Entering Beta Testing

by Couchpotato, 05:14

It has been while since we had any news about Bloodlust: Shadowhunter since the preview posted last year. The games developer finally shared news about the Beta.

Thank everyone for keeping an eye out on Bloodlust. Getting really close to Beta Testing - then probably going into Early Acess for a couple months to get any bugs out.

Bloodlust: Shadowhunter

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms - Deluxe Edition

by Couchpotato, 05:11

BitComposer & Games Farm sent out information you can now buy the Digital Deluxe Edition of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms. As usual here is the full press release.

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Digital Deluxe Edition

The edition contains the game along with the soundtrack and DLC

Eschborn, January 15th, 2015: Today, bitComposer and Games Farm release the Digital Deluxe Edition of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms on Steam. The digital special edition contains the game along with the soundtrack and additional game content in the form of a DLC with three additional quests (The Tholean Tablet, The Owl Amulet, The Scorpion King). The Digital Deluxe Edition of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is available now at a price of $34.99 on Steam. Of course, the basic version is also still available in stores and on Steam for $29.99.

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is the next chapter in the Heretic Kingdoms saga and takes place 20 years after the events of Kult: Heretic Kingdoms. It’s an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. In this isometric action RPG, the player takes on the role of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and then brings them back into the mortal realm as his puppets. It's up to him to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…

Key Features of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

      Switch between the shadow world and the human world
      Extensive freedom of choice, affecting the course of the game
      Dynamic day-night cycle and detailed location designs
      Gripping storyline in a world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures
      Unique party system

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is on Steam for Windows PCs at a price of €29.99.

More information at www.shadows-game.com, or directly from the Steam Shop page at:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/256030/

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Lords of Xulima - Available on GOG.com

by Couchpotato, 05:07

Numantian Games sent information about a new update for Lords of Xulima about the developer finally getting the game on GOG for those who want a DRM-Free version.

 Lords of Xulima - Available on GOG.com

Finally, the DRM-free version of Lords of Xulima is available on GOG.com. You can visit the GOG store here. Please share it with your friends!

All the backers that prefer the GOG version over the Steam one, please send us an email to info@numantiangames.com from your Kickstarter email address. We will send you a GOG key in a few days.

Linux Version

We are starting the testing of the Linux version of Lords of Xulima. All that want to participate in the test process, please send us an email to info@numantiangames.com. We will use the Steam platform for the testing. And when finished, we will launch it on Steam and GOG at the same time.

Physical Rewards

Apologies to all the backer because of the long delay of the physical rewards. We have waited to have the GOG DRM-free version to include the same standalone installer in the DVDs. As all backers who purchased the physical editions already have a Steam Key, those backers will get both versions. We expect to start the production next week, and start the shipments in about 10 days. We will inform you with the progress.

Lords of Xulima

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Unsung Story - New Forum Updates

by Couchpotato, 05:02

Playdek has been pretty quiet with information on Unsung Story, but has posted some new replies on the games forum this week that might interest a few of you.

The first reply is about how to find information about new updates.

At this time we only use the Kickstarter update system which sends emails directly to the Kickstarter backers, however we leave these updates open to the public, so you will be able to look at the page anytime in order to see what has been going on. We have been working on things after the recent holidays and should be able to start sending out news to everyone about the game, but in the meantime you can periodically check on our forums for updates as they will start to be posted here and discussions will slowly make their way from the KS page to these forums. 

The second reply finally has news about the upcoming beta.

Hello everyone!

We will need a handful of willing testers to help us test out our upcoming mBer platform in Summoner Wars!

 More details will be coming soon so if this is something you would like to be a part of stay tuned!

Unsung Story

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Raven's Cry - More Replies on Steam

by Couchpotato, 04:58

Forum member Joxer shared a link with more replies from Raidor [dph] on Steam. Oh and in-case anyone can't tell Joxer was the one who also asked the questions.

1. Will this game contain godlike endless respawning trashmobs that can't be killed permanently (Dragon Age: Bears) or we're looking into a game that is not grind2win (Gothic series)?

- there is no respawn. Everyone who is killed is dead for ever.

2. Why is it more expensive that the The Witcher 3 (also openworld, also mature theme, ETA on release May this year)?

- no idea. How should I answer this. I do not know anything about the pricing policy of CDP, but I think a good game which is complete (I mean not cut in parts and you need 10 DLCs to have the full game) is worth 50-60 USD / Euro.

3. Does it work with 32-bit systems (apparently system requirements on the web site and Steam don't mention that)?

- Raven's Cry supports 32 and 64 bit versions of WIndows 7, 8, 8.1

4. Any influence from SeaDogs and it's sequels? Not the horrible ground combat, but shipsailing and shipbattle superb mechanics with captain/crew ship skills?

- we played a lot of games and more or less all games we played have some influence. RC has sea battles, your ship has a crew, you can hire officers, there is cargo and amunition, the crew has moral values,you can change the flag, you can sink or enter other ships, repair, upgrade and equip your own.

5. Apart from unique videospots we saw, what about the general music in the game? Orchestrated or also more piratethemed singing crazy scores?

- the general Soundtrack of RC is - let's say - modern orchestral with some ethnic parts. Kind of cinematic score.

- at some locations you have musicians, bands or persons who sing, play instruments or perform songs. This can be in a tavern or brothel or also at the harbour, beach or on the street. Some of these are wellknown shanties and have a RC adapted text.

Raven's Cry

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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DA:Inquisition - Jeff Vogel Reviews the Game

by Couchpotato, 04:55

Indie developer Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software took the time out of his busy schedule  to peen his thought on Dragon Age: Inquisition with a new post on his blog.

I have long been vocal about my love for the Dragon Age series, so, of course, I can't let Dragon Age: Inquisition (DA:I) pass without going on about it a lot. I've only played through the main storyline once, but, since that's like 800 hours of play, I've been at it long enough to have some opinions.

I'm also writing this to try to draw eyeballs towards my new RPG, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls. Pushing my own game by saying nice things about someone else's is probably a bad idea, but I've always been terrible at marketing.

I really do love the game. (Some people have accused me of trying to get a job at Bioware for saying things like that, which is not true and kind of weird. But whatever.) It does well all the things Dragon Age should do well. It does a lot better at things it's done poorly in the past. It's huge and a hoot.

I estimate that you, the reader, have a 50% chance of being angry at me now.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Original Sin - Best Indie Game @ RPG Site

by Couchpotato, 04:50

RPG Site has awarded Divinity: Original Sin three awards. The first award is for Best Indie Game,  the second for Best Big Screen, and the third was for Best Overall game.

The past couple of years have brought upon a bit of a renaissance when it came to the cRPG  genre thanks in large part to the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter. The likes of Wasteland, Shadowrun, and Torment have all seen very successful campaigns thanks to help of a very hungry player base whose needs have not been met in the better part of a decade that coalesced around the timing of Black Isle Studios’ original closing.

What Divinity offers up more than many games of the genre in recent memory is player choice in the truest sense of the word, promoting the practice of role-playing especially during conversation. You can decide whether to work with your party or against your party while talking to NPCs, and their feelings towards you will change as a result and affect the rest of the game. The developers also seem to encourage bending the rules, whether that means attacking enemies before a proper encounter or wiping out entire towns to satiate your bloodlust.

The turn-based combat is incredible. There are so many ways to manipulate the environment to work against the enemy to create some fascinating combination attacks. There is also a fun dynamic where one can mix and match the different base elements to do things such as create traps in order to capitalize. It’s easily the best part of the experience and provided plenty of incredibly tense moments with a nice sense of accomplishment.

By pulling the best parts from the classic titles in its genre to build its own modern interpretation while also paving its own path sure to help the series grow into something fun and exciting that’s accessible to both veterans and newcomers, Divinity: Original Sin is an easy choice for our Overall Game of the Year award of 2014. Plus, there’s a full-scale editor (the same one the devs used) and the Steam Workshop waiting for you once the game is over.

Original Sin

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Unbended - Crystal Mage Character Update

by Couchpotato, 04:44

Developer Impressum posted another update on the Unbended website with more information on one of the games character classes called the Crystal Mage.

UNBENDED fans already know that the Crystal Mage belongs to those characters that are difficult to fully understand. But it’s also true that no other main character can undergo a similar change in the course of the game. In this respect, the Crystal Mage is indeed a very special character, not least because of her particular skills. She will be the one that will gain control over the immense energy of the elements and in the end, it will be her that discovers what “bind[s] the world, all its seeds and sources and innermost life” – to boldly cite one Mr. Goethe.

Today, we present you a colored and nearly complete version of our Mage that visually is already very close to what you can expect in the game. Now, we can commit ourselves more to the development of character no. 4 – which has already given rise to many speculations in our forum. Please be patient and grant us some more time – we’re working on it.

Unbended

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Invisible, Inc - Is a Good Early Access Game

by Couchpotato, 04:40

The next game to get another preview this week is Invisible, Inc , and this time a small site called GodisaGeek shared a new video preview of the game on Early Access.

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Colm had the chance to play Klei Entertainment's released, but not released, Invisible Inc. over the last few days and it's shaping up nicely.

Invisible, Inc

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Satellite Reign - Early Review @ PC GamesN

by Couchpotato, 04:36

I found another Early Access review this week from PC GamesN who posted their thought on the game, and came to the conclusion you should wait to play the game.

As if we didn't know that already as the game is still in the Alph stage.

It’s Syndicate. Not the actual Syndicate, mind, but the one that exists in the memories of those who played it over 20 years ago. And that’s a real treat. But if you’ve waited this long for it, you can probably wait just a wee while longer

Satellite Reign

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dark Souls - Best Story Telling in Gaming

by Couchpotato, 04:26

James Wynne of The Game Fanatics has penned an opinion article were he talks about how Dark Souls has the best story telling in gaming. Now do you all agree with him?

From Software has created more story by giving less of it and fewer answers. Dark Souls is relevant to this day and fans still hotly debate how the story actually goes. People have even made a living off of telling their versions of the lore on youtube. It’s the current pinnacle of how to use the interactivity inherent to video games in order to build an immersive story that players themselves are a part of instead of just their avatars.

Dark Souls

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Fight The Dragon - Review @ Digitally Downloaded

by Couchpotato, 04:21

Digitally Downloaded has a new review I found this week for Fight The Dragon. He found the game to be goo and gave it a of a 4/5, but could be better with a few fixes.

Fight The Dragon could have used multiplayer polish, but the end result is a title that provides solid action RPG mechanics that is more fun with friends than solo. However, what Fight The Dragon will really hang its hat on is the accessible yet fairly robust editing system for creating new content for the community. This will likely keep people coming back for a good long time.

Fight The Dragon

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Diablo 3 - New Buffs with New Patch

by Couchpotato, 04:17

Blizzard released patch version 2.1.2 for Diablo III  this week, and they included a special gift for every player. The gift is a few special buffs to say thank from Blizzard.

To celebrate the arrival of this content update on PC and console, all treasure-hungry nephalem who log in to Diablo III* starting this weekend will enjoy a special treat. Pick your platform and receive one of the following temporary in-game boosts:

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One:

Get ready to manage some mischief!  Adventurers who encounter Treasure Goblins will notice they’ve brought friends to the party—for a limited time, all goblins will spawn in pairs.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360:

Let there be loot! For a limited time, all players who log in to defend Sanctuary will receive a +100% bonus to their chance to find Legendary and Set items. Note that this bonus stacks multiplicatively with other existing bonuses, including those provided by items, shrines, Torment difficulty levels, and Nephalem Rifts.

This double Treasure Goblin and bonus Legendary Find period will begin for both PC and console players in the Americas region on Friday, January 16 at 12:00 a.m. PST and will end on Friday, January 23 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Diablo 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Thursday - January 15, 2015

Armello - Steam Early Access on January 22nd

by Killias2, 19:59

Armello, a game we briefly covered during its Kickstarter campaign, is coming to Steam Early Access on January 22nd.  Although it hardly seems to fit the niche of the classic PC RPG, it may be of interest for some of our viewers.  The idea behind Armello is to blend card, board game, RPG, and strategy elements together.  For the curious, feel free to visit the official website here or check out the following write-ups from Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Eurogamer, PC Gamer, and Kotaku.

Armello

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Card-Based RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dark Souls II - Scholar of the First Sin Patch

by Killias2, 19:44

I may be the only one here who likes Dark Souls 2, but, dagnabbit, I'll continue to post PC relevant Dark Souls 2 as long as it keeps coming.  Today, the chums at From Software released the patch notes for the upcoming Scholar of the First Sin update to Dark Souls 2, which is available here.  To be clear, these are the patch notes for the free update coming to previous owners of Dark Souls 2.  This does not cover the separate DX 11 next-gen rerelease, which will include the DLC and require some sort of new purchase.

So what's coming?  A new NPC.  Some multiplayer enhancements.  A new ring that absorbs souls so as to let veteran characters maintain their current soul memory.  And a few minor changes/fixes/improvements for various parts of the game.  Again, check out the full list here.

Dark Souls II

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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RPGWatch - Most Promising RPGs of 2015

by Couchpotato, 10:52

Like every year you also got to vote for Most Promising RPG of 2015. Check out the details to find out what games we, and our visitors think are most promising.

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Serpent in the Staglands - New Update

by Couchpotato, 06:58

Whalenought Studios posted a new update this week for Serpent in the Staglands.

Mechanics, updates, pit fights and news sightings

Progress at Whalenought continues smoothly as we’re rounding out the end content for the game. In the meantime we wanted to share an update with what we've been working these past few weeks.

Account Downloads

We’ve updated the website a bit and our store page now has more information on what the digital boxes purchased through us will contain (what you all backed). The website will also house where, for those of you who want the game DRM-free, can download it at will upon release if you sign into your account. We'll be creating accounts with backer email addresses in this new system in the next month, with your reward listed, so expect an email notifying you about it at some point soon. We'll also be sending Steam Keys via email upon release.

Beta Patch 2.0

We’ve been focusing some of our time into increasing marketing efforts, mainly split between finishing up some remaining items for the beta 2.0 patch and continuing to complete the last of the maps. Beta 2.0 will include and be the culmination of a lot of updated mechanics, UI, items, and locations that are all coming together to really start to show the final product, and we’re thrilled to be getting it out to you beta testers soon. We were planning on getting it out earlier but wanted to polish up all the grade 2 skills and spells and finish some lingering bugs, so it will be a big update.

Serpent in the Staglands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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DA:Inquisition - Bioware Shares Dragon Stats

by Couchpotato, 06:11

Game Informer shared the news that Bioware released a new info-graph with information on how many Dragons gamers killed in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

So if you're intrested here is the image.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a story of love and loss and demons. There are also dragons, and you have killed quite a few of them.

Earlier today, BioWare shared some stats and tips related to the dragons of Thedas. As of earlier today, 2,602,377 of the enormous winged beasts have fallen before your Inquisitors.

Of all of them, the Fereldan Frostback seems to be your favorite target. The Highland Ravager though, has proved the most elusive.

Over half of the dragons killed have been in Orlesian territory. And BioWare suggests that you enlist the help of Frederic to find the Abyssal High Dragon.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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