Obsidian Entertainment News

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."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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"

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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 ..."

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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