Game-maker Obsidian took to Kickstarter last year hoping to with the ambitious goal of raising $1.1 million to skip the need for a publisher and create their own game with their own vision. Players agreed and over-funded the project to the point of $4 million. That vision is to "recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making - and playing."
They've kept supporters updated throughout the development process, but as the game reaches the final legs of its journey, the official roll-out begins.
Project Eternity's official game title is: Pillars of Eternity.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As we all know, Peter Jackson has greatly expanded The Hobbit. What started as a story from a short novel has turned into three epic movies and he has included a variety of elements from other Tolkien works, like stories from the Silmarillion, into the movie. This is where the side-story of the Necromancer that Gandalf is investigating comes from.
Some may assume this is also how Legolas and the new character of Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) have come to be wedged into the Dwarves' tale, but that isn't quite so, as Peter Jackson explains...
From Sony's point-of-view, Spider-man and the world around him are just getting started. Not only are the already talking about movies beyond the second and third, but also growing the entire spider-man universe.This is news to director Marc Webb however, who has only signed on for a trilogy and doesn't know what he will do once he wraps the story he intended to tell....we did think about these movies from the very beginning as a series of movies… Really a trilogy, to be totally frank.
Peter Parker actor, Andrew Garfield is of the same mind.
I’m under contract for another one after this. As far as a fourth one… that’s not anything to do with me.
This means they will either have to shell out big bucks to resign the actor, or move on. Certainly they could continue recasting without rebooting the franchise, ala James Bond, but will they?
New trailer showing off alliance vs. alliance war in Cyrodiil for ESO + release date announced.
There have been a few complaints on the graphics of Elder Scrolls Online, criticizing it for not looking better than Skyrim, if not worse. Though after gameplay at E3, the graphics seemed more "different" to me than worse, ZeniMax has stated the limit for graphical quality has to do with the ability to have hundreds of players appearing on screen at once.
In their newest video release, War in Cyrodiil, players can finally see what the trade was for...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Well, there wasn't much of anything good at the VGX this year. The format and both the hosts were terrible, but at least we got a few game trailers out of the show:
New Titanfall Trailer at VGX Debuts New Titans
New 'Witcher 3' VGX Trailer
New 'Destiny' VGX Trailer
Gameplay Demo of 'Quantum Break' at VGX
Featurette on New Game Engine for 'The Division' on VGX
Telltale Games Confirms New 'Game of Thrones' Game
And last, this didn't land at the VGX, but came out today:
Gameplay Demo for 'Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes'
The latest documents released by Edward Snowden through the Guardian have the NSA (and British Intelligence - GCHQ) now monitoring conversations in gaming networks. Some of the largest communities were mentioned specifically: World of Warcraft, Second Life and XBox Live.
Al-Qaida terrorist target selectors and … have been found associated with Xbox Live, Second Life, World of Warcraft, and other GVEs [games and virtual environments]," the document notes. "Other targets include Chinese hackers, an Iranian nuclear scientist, Hizballah, and Hamas members.
Agents have been deployed into games like World of Warcraft trying to recruit informants and tie specific accounts and characters to Islamic extremism and arms dealing efforts. (Note to self: quit using my gamertag: xaraan).
Saturday, December 7, 2013
A couple weeks ago we talked about whether or not thesurvivor2299 site teasing Fallout 4 was a hoax or not and now the chances were pretty good this site is indeed an elaborate hoax. Over the past couple of days, Bethesda began to respond to inquiries that, I suppose, made the site roll out its Fallout version of a rick-roll early instead of waiting for the count-down.
Some believed that Bethesda might tease something at the VGX ahead of the count-down running out a few days after the show, but Pete Hines put the kibosh on that. "No, folks. I am not going to VGX. Bethesda is not showing/talking about anything at VGX. Just some PR meetings in LA. Take deep breaths."But many continued to believe, thinking perhaps they just weren't going to show anything at VGX and go with their countdown date. Then today, Bethesda posted another tweet that really sealed the deal and perhaps pushed survivor2299 to roll out their surprise early.
If you haven't heard of it, The Outhouse maintains a benevolent public service website called Has DC Done Something Stupid Today and its purpose should be fairly easy to figure out. It's a lot of work to keep track of how many times DC screws up, often in easily avoidable ways and usually in spectacular fashion. One morning, over a hot cup of black coffee in The Outhouse Newsroom, a plan was hatched to definitively track these blunders in the style of a workplace accident sign. A few hours and some hastily written HTML and PHP later, our new .com: HasDCDoneSomethingStupidToday was born, and legions of fans wondering how long its been since DC last committed an epic PR fail or drove beloved creators from the company have been able to find out with one click ever since.Here are seven of the biggest stories of 2013 (in no particular order)
Friday, December 6, 2013
Ever since Marvel showed everyone that Superhero movies weren't to be screwed around with, other studios are getting serious about growing and connecting their own little universes. DC has always been looked at by fans to get it in gear, but now the two companies that own the cinema rights to Marvel properties are jumping in the mix as well. We already told you about Sony's plan to expand the Spider-Man universe, now Fox, owners of X-Men and Fantastic Four plan to get serious as well.
Bryan Singer has been hard at work on X-Men: Days of Future Past, trying to right the X-Men franchise after the horrible X-Men 3 and first Wolverine movies, and Kinberg has been right in the mix with him. Yesterday Singer announced the next X-Men Movie, with Apocalypse as the villain, showing they are pushing forward before Days of Future Past even hits the theaters. Kinberg has been tapped to write the Fantastic Four reboot and has bigger plans for Fox's version of the Marvel Universe.