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Project Eternity video shows off dynamic pre-rendered backgrounds

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 10, 2013 6:00am PDT

Obsidian has returned to the site of Project Eternity's first screenshot for a proper in-motion look at the crowdfunded retro RPG's pre-rendered backgrounds. These aren't your younger self's pre-rendered backgrounds, oh no, as they're jazzed up with shiny tech like dynamic l...

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"WOW. That's PRE-RENDERED?? Seriously, that looks incredible. I'm one of those fanatics that ..."

- SaucyFellow see all 4 comments

inXile and Obsidian sharing RPG tools and tech

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Obsidian and inXile are awfully chummy, with a shared history going back to Interplay and Black Isle Studios and close enough that they want to lend members like a cup of sugar. Both Californian studios are making crowdfunded Unity-based old-school RPGs too, and so are putti...

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"Considering that bugs have plagued all of Obsidian's releases, this is a smart move."

- Magitek see all 4 comments

13 minutes of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens RPG

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST

While Aliens fans lick the acid from wounds inflicted by Colonial Marines, thirteen minutes of gameplay from a development version of Obsidian Entertainment's cancelled RPG Aliens: Crucible have surfaced. It's clearly not finished, but if you want to squint and daydream abou...

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"It could have been decent, if they made it like Mass Effect, but in the Alien Universe."

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Obsidian pitching new Star Wars RPG

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 9:35am PST

Obsidian Entertainment pitched a Star Wars RPG concept to LucasArts before the Disney deal, and is currently hoping to get the ball rolling again once the dust settles.

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"That was the very issue. It would have been a great game and a worthy successor if not for the rush."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 41 comments

South Park Studios wants final say on THQ's sale of Stick of Truth

By John Keefer, Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST

The bankruptcy auction of THQ's assets is happening today, but South Park Studios is objecting to any sale of South Park: The Stick of Truth without it having a final say in who gets the license.

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"All I want to know is: is Metro: Last Light safe? Will that shit still get published? It's ..."

- fuell see all 11 comments

South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to 'early fiscal 2014'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

Obsidian's South Park RPG has been delayed again. The Stick of Truth, planned for a March release, has now been postponed to "early fiscal 2014."

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"Unlike the Simpsons, South Park has got better over the years. Although this season is a bit hit ..."

- sebconn see all 7 comments

Project Eternity campaign pulls in more than $4.1 million

By John Keefer, Oct 17, 2012 8:15am PDT

The Project Eternity Kickstarter came to a close yesterday, collecting more than $3.98 million, making it the crowd-funding site's most successful videogame project. Add to that the more than $140,000 in PayPal contributions, and Obsidian Entertainment blew past all its stre...

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"For one, the combat system is horrendous. I don't know how in the 9-Hells I beat the game once, ..."

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Project Eternity first screenshot is pretty

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has shared the gorgeous first environment screenshot of its crowd-funded retro RPG Project Eternity, showing a WIP version of the old-school art style it is aiming for. If you dug the look of vintage RPGs like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, you'll be ...

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"The texturing on the bridge might make it look weird, because it forms a visible center line ..."

- DinK see all 34 comments

Obsidian CEO: publishers wanted to do Kickstarters with us

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 19, 2012 9:00am PDT

Part of the lure of Kickstarter for developers is that they're free from the demands of publishers, able to make whatever they want, however they want, for as long as they want, and own everything they do. Publishers, unsurprisingly, may want in on this crowd-funding lark. O...

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"If the B & M stores make more than 0$ per copy sold they make more than most dev studios."

- Kristian Joensen see all 59 comments

Project Eternity characters and parties explained

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 6:50am PDT

For those who'd like to know more about Obsidian's old-school RPG, codenamed 'Project Eternity,' before Kickstarting it, the Fallout: New Vegas developer has shared new details on making your own character, forming a party, and more. It's also for, you know, those who alread...

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"Yeah, player housing is something I have a hard time caring about. I can't think of many, if any ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 10 comments

Project Eternity aiming for M-rated fantasy story, but 'no fart jokes'

By John Keefer, Sep 17, 2012 6:45am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment's recently announced Project Eternity has gotten RPG fans buzzing about the new game, so much so that the company blew through the $1.1 million barrier it was seeking a mere 30 hours after its Kickstarter campaign launched. We talk briefly with Obsidia...

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"I don't think you will find an RPG that doesn't use fantasy in some way. Games like KOTOR and ..."

- TheEmissary see all 21 comments

Obsidian announces Project Eternity as new Kickstarter

By John Keefer, Sep 14, 2012 10:30am PDT

After four days of teases and speculation, Obsidian Entertainment has unveiled Project Eternity as its newest RPG in development. It is looking for $1.1 million for a game that pays homage to the old Infinity Engine games we loved from the Black Isle days.

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"Oh dear, that was terrible. Just goes to show you need back up your project with some sort of ..."

- TheGeneMachine see all 50 comments

Morning Caffeinated! -- Torchlight 2, Neverwinter, and the power of music

By John Keefer, Sep 12, 2012 8:40am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 12, 2012. Topics include: Torchlight 2 should fill the Diablo 3 void for some players; Neverwinter's mod tools are intriguing; and Planetary Annihilation is ...

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"I originally wasn't going to fund this because I already funded too much stuff. Yesterday I went ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 10 comments

Morning Caffeinated! -- Blizzard Sports, Wing Commander peek, Dungeon Siege tease

By John Keefer, Sep 11, 2012 8:00am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 11, 2012. Topics include: Blizzard almost had a sports division; the space sim genre is getting a new entry; and what's up with the cryptic Obsidian site. Wa...

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"It's a massive revenue stream he'd be crazy to sell. He has all of the R&D money he could ever ..."

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Obsidian hints at a Dungeon Siege sequel

By John Keefer, Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT

It's not much too go on, but Obsidian Entertainment has replaced their company web site front page with a teaser for a new RPG with a cryptic number 4 and some obscure text about the Dirge of Eir Glanfath. Seeing as Obsidian worked on Dungeon Siege 3 for Square Enix, it isn'...

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"Obsidian is contracted to make a game. Then often forced to release the game before it is ready. ..."

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