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PC Gamer's History of RPGs

Posted by ValH at 9:55 am on 05.20.2017 (6 months ago)

Richard Cobbett, a well-known pundit when it comes to RPGs, has put together a comprehensive guide to PC RPGs, starting from way b...

Richard Cobbett on Unique RPG Settings

Posted by ValH at 10:34 am on 05.9.2017 (6 months ago)

Richard Cobbett laments the lack of originality in RPG settings in his latest RPG Scrollbars column on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. In an...

Tim Cain on Building a Better RPG

Posted by BuckGB at 2:48 am on 05.1.2017 (7 months ago)

Tim Cain, a veteran developer and one of the founders of Troika Games, has recently delivered a keynote speech at the Reboot Devel...

Leonard Boyarsky Talk: A Life in Video Games

Posted by ValH at 11:44 am on 02.24.2017 (9 months ago)

Leonard Boyarsky, who worked at Interplay Entertainment, Troika Games, Blizzard Entertainment, and is currently holding a position...

Five Expansive CRPGs to Bide Your Time Until Torment: Tides of Numenera

Posted by BuckGB at 5:04 pm on 01.22.2017 (10 months ago)

After calling out that Planescape: Torment should be your first pick for PC-based adventures prior to diving into inXile's Torment...

PC Gamer's Best RPGs of All Time 2016 Edition

Posted by ValH at 12:47 am on 01.1.2017 (11 months ago)

People love "best of" lists. Knowing this, PC Gamer has provided a timely update to their best RPGs of all time list. The criteria...

Choice in Gameplay: A Retrospective

Posted by Gpur at 1:54 am on 12.20.2016 (11 months ago)

The development of choice in RPGs is the subject of a long post over at Gamasutra, which charts a path from the ‘80s to pres...

Don Wilkins Video Interview, Part Two

Posted by BuckGB at 8:13 pm on 10.30.2016 (1 year ago)

His time at Sir-tech mastering Wizardry Gold for Windows-based PCs and the experience he had at Sierra Entertainment bringing Arc...

Don Wilkins Video Interview, Part One

Posted by BuckGB at 12:37 am on 10.25.2016 (1 year ago)

Matt Barton continues to bring us fascinating interviews with key members of the video game industry, with his latest conversation...

Leonard Boyarsky on Leaving Blizzard, Arcanum Sequel, Bloodlines and Fallout Cut Content

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 5:30 pm on 10.2.2016 (1 year ago)

The folks at RPG Codex have put together a series of questions and forwarded them to Leonard Boyarsky, a recent hire at Obsidian b...

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura Gets the Steam Treatment

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 7:35 am on 08.30.2016 (1 year ago)

It took the game quite a while to find its place on the biggest digital storefront for PC, but it's finally made it. Arcanum: Of S...

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura Retrospective Video Review

Posted by BuckGB at 3:41 pm on 07.23.2016 (1 year ago)

The CRPG fans over at the Retrospective Gaming YouTube channel have turned their attention to Troika's Arcanum: Of Steamworks &...

A Call for More Politics and Economy in RPGs

Posted by BuckGB at 8:01 pm on 05.27.2016 (1 year ago)

There's a new blog post by Felipe Pepe up on Gamasutra, in which he makes an argument and general request for an injection of poli...

Leonard Boyarsky Leaves Blizzard, Joins Obsidian

Posted by BuckGB at 2:45 am on 04.12.2016 (1 year ago)

While Diablo III fans may be heartbroken to learn that ex-Troika founder and industry veteran Leonard Boyarsky has left Blizzard E...

Journey to the Center of Arcanum Pitch Document Unearthed

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 5:30 pm on 11.23.2015 (1 year ago)

In an interesting turn of events, unofficial patch author "Drog Black Tooth" posted on the RPG Codex what looks like a pitch docum...

12 More RPGs That Brought Something New to the Table

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 4:21 pm on 07.27.2015 (2 years ago)

Invigorated by the success of his previous blog for Gamasutra, Felipe Pepe has compiled another list, which this time comprises on...

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura Video Retrospective

Posted by BuckGB at 12:59 am on 05.12.2015 (2 years ago)

It's been quite awhile since I last played through Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, and if your play history closely r...

Arcanum & Vampire: Bloodlines Video Retrospective

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 9:53 am on 10.21.2013 (4 years ago)

I'm not familiar with the previous work of YouTube user Noah Caldwell-Gervais, but his recent video retrospective on Troika's most...

PCGamesN Top 15 PC RPGs

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 10:04 am on 10.4.2013 (4 years ago)

PCGamesN has published a list of what they consider the best, or at least among the best, PC RPGs of all times, and while I have t...

Obsidian's Chris Avellone is Finally Going to Play Arcanum, Watch Him Do It

Posted by BuckGB at 8:38 pm on 01.19.2013 (4 years ago)

One of the promises made during the Project Eternity campaign was that Obsidian Entertainment's Chris Avellone would finally sit d...