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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 ...


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

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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...


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

- OutlawSundown see all 12 comments

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'...


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

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Planescape Kickstarter being considered by Obsidian dev

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2012 10:15am PDT

Obsidian's Chris Avellone talks about the possibility of a Planescape Kickstarter, how he'd do the project differently, and how Kickstarter projects in general might be running out of steam.


"Oh god, please yes! Of all the Kickstarter projects, this is the one I've hoped for the most. ..."

- howlthorne see all 14 comments

Knights of the Old Republic Collection spotted at retail

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 10:30am PDT

Two separate retailers have listed a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection, on sale for $19.99 on July 17.


"Do you like stuff like this? I didn't think it would be news but I could have submitted it as ..."

- Psydswipe see all 16 comments

The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us.


"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."

- bobiroka see all 24 comments

South Park: The Stick of Truth dated for March

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 12:11pm PDT

Having announced a delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth only a few weeks ago, THQ coughed up a hefty wad of news on Obsidian's action-RPG today at E3. It'll arrive on March 5, 2013, then the first DLC packs will be timed-exclusives for Xbox 360.


"Wasn't thinking about this showing up up a Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo press conference, but I'm ..."

- trom301 see all 8 comments

Saints Row expansion in September, South Park delayed

By John Keefer, May 15, 2012 2:45pm PDT

THQ's latest earning report is out and it included a few interesting tidbits, including sales figures for Saint's Row: The Third and an September release date for the expansion.


"Giving Obsidian some time for more polish? Yeah that's probably a good idea"

- melkore see all 2 comments

South Park, Darksiders 2 can't ship until they're 'perfect'

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT

THQ is leaning more on its heavy hitters, and is committing to not release games like South Park or Darksiders 2 until they're "perfect."


"When I get that feelin' I've gotta sing, when I get that feelin'! When I get that feelin'... ..."

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Wasteland 2 gets first concept art

By John Keefer, Apr 09, 2012 6:45am PDT

The Wasteland 2 information is slowly coming out, and Brian Fargo blogged some details about the game's Desert Rangers, complete with new concept art.


"Yeah I think it's just Chris and some tools Obsidian uses for making games so all of the people ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 7 comments

More funding, more content for Wasteland 2

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2012 1:00pm PDT

With the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter nearing its $2.1 million goal to include Obsidian Entertainment, inXile's Brian Fargo talks about more goals with 11 days still remaining.


"They'll probably spend those resources to make the tools actually user friendly."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 3 comments

Obsidian may team with inXile on Wasteland 2

By John Keefer, Mar 30, 2012 10:30am PDT

If you ponied up cash for the making of Wasteland 2, InXile has added another goal that would bring Obsidian into the project.


"That's how I feel about them. They are the best at actual Role Playing elements and characters."

- Dr_Tran see all 58 comments

Obsidian misses New Vegas bonus by slim Metacritic margin

By Steve Watts, Mar 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT

In the wake of studio layoffs, Obsidian creative director Chris Avellone has revealed that it would have received bonuses if Fallout: New Vegas had hit 85 or greater on Metacritic -- a target that it barely missed.


"The execs got a bonus for not paying bonuses out to their subordinates. "

- dookiebot see all 54 comments

Obsidian hit with layoffs, South Park team impacted

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2012 10:00am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment, developers of Neverwinter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, and the upcoming South Park game, has been hit with layoffs.


"Obsidian don't suck. They have released some really great games GIVEN THE TIME AND FUNDING THEY ..."

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Obsidian programmer turns studio into an arcade game

By Steve Watts, Dec 28, 2011 7:00pm PST

Obsidian programmer Dan Rubalcaba talks about a custom arcade cabinet that can only be found within the studio itself, featuring a dungeon crawler game based on the founders.


"Follow the GameInformer link, they have a video. It looks like a pretty neat game."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 7 comments