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Dishonored review: Story-driven role-playing

By John Keefer, Oct 07, 2012 9:01pm PDT

Dishonored is that rare RPG that makes role-playing the game, not the number crunching or the desire to create the ideal build or get that epic piece of gear. Arkane Studios has crafted a story-driven masterpiece that defies convention and is worthy of the title of classic.

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"Just wanted to say, this review convinced me to get the game. Hearing that the story and ..."

- moeezS see all 67 comments

Dishonored video lets you play through parts of a mission

By John Keefer, Oct 04, 2012 8:15am PDT

The highly anticipated Dishonored has been touted by Bethesda as a "play it your way" RPG with plenty of options to accomplish the numerous objectives the developer Arkane Studios throws at you during the game. And to illustrate that point, the publisher has released a new i...

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Final Dishonored webisode goes behind the mask

By John Keefer, Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The final animated Tales from Dunwall webisode for Dishonored in out, with this one focusing on Piero, the man who created the mask for future assassin Corvo.

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Second Dishonored webisode explores others with powers

By John Keefer, Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT

The next episode of The Tales from Dunwall series is out for Dishonored, this time, focusing on a young boy who gets a visit from the Outsider, the same entity that gives Corvo the powers players will get to use in the game.

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"More games... possibly. Is it also possible that Corvo may encounter others with these powers in ..."

- FesterBlatz see all 3 comments

Animated Dishonored webisode looks at history of Dunwall

By John Keefer, Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT

With the release of Dishonored exactly two weeks away, Bethesda continues to ramp up the publicity, this time with the first of a three-part...

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"Too bad its release is the same time as Xcom, this one will have to wait a bit."

- Zerbyte see all 7 comments

Dishonored dev diary: on the home stretch

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 9:05am PDT

With Dishonored launching on October 9, developer Arkane should be in the relatively comfortable certification phase, sitting back and hoping that all goes well, while perhaps buffing up the PC edition or thinking about DLC. So here, enjoy a new video developer diary where t...

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Dishonored dev diary highlights individual style

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2012 11:15am PDT

A new Dishonored developer diary explains how the game's flexibility lets you make personal choices about how you want to approach its missions.

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Dishonored video looks at player immersion

By John Keefer, Sep 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

As the October 9 release date for Dishonored approached, Bethesda is ramping up the promotion of the game, this time with a new developer diary video discussing how Arkane Studios goes about immersing the player in the rat-infested setting of Dunwall.

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"wow, oct 9? that's a lot earlier than I realised. sign me up "

- crummynz see all 9 comments

Dishonored trailer studies proper use of stealth

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2012 12:30pm PDT

While Arkane Studios' Dishonored has always been touted as a play-it-you-way game, the stealth options and powers tend to make the game a bit easier than killing everyone you meet. A new trailer for the game shows off how different stealth aspects work together so you can sn...

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"This just looks better and better. Please don't kill my hopes."

- lolfireishot see all 4 comments

Dishonored PC specs revealed

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 4:30pm PDT

If you are going to play Dishonored on your PC then your shouldn't need to do too much upgrading to your rig. Bethesda released some fairly tame system specs for the game.

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"oh noes I have a 5830. I really need to replace my rig, it's almost 5 years old now with no SSD, ..."

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Dishonored video shows off plenty of creative ways to kill

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2012 10:00am PDT

Having seen Dishonored at QuakeCon, I got to experience the many ways the game can be played. But Bethesda's new Creative Kills video shows off ways to eliminate enemies that are as amusing as they are deadly.

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"The same guys, who made Bioshock 2, made this, so it is bound to have similarities.Although the ..."

- pulkmees see all 6 comments

Dishonored preview: killing three Lady Boyles

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 10:45am PDT

At QuakeCon, I played a brand new mission from Dishonored. Given unlimited time, I played through the mission three times, each in a completely different way.

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"What I really want to know is if this game will have DLC or DRM. If it has DRM I simply ..."

- Victor Psycho see all 7 comments

Dishonored voice cast includes Susan Sarandon

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2012 9:30am PDT

Bethesda has announced the voice cast for Dishonored, which includes Susan Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher, John Slattery, Michael Madsen, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Lena Headey.

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"That's an impressive cast of actors. I hope they're good voice actors, though."

- Home Nugget see all 12 comments

Dishonored trailer makes its escape

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 26, 2012 8:15am PDT

A new Dishonored trailer shows several ways to escape a stick situation, using teleportation, stunning, possession, and peeking through keyholes.

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"Bioshock 1 and 2 are outstanding games. The first more than the second, but not by a great deal. ..."

- rottdcorpse see all 4 comments

Dishonored's UI options are exciting

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2012 6:45am PDT

There is little more exciting in video games, we all know, than a robust options menu. How thoroughly splendid, then, that Arkane has crammed Dishonored full of options for everything from field of view and mouse smoothing to objective markers and even outright disabling the...

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"Seeing this attention to detail for PC users will have me buying this game brand new. (So that ..."

- Mecra see all 18 comments