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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 ...

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"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...

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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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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

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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.

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"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.

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"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."

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- Memphis-Ahn see all 7 comments