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The Not-Quite-Making of Baldur's Gate III and Chris Avellone Interview

Posted by ValH at 11:40 am on 11.12.2018 (1 month ago)

With a fresh batch of rumors about a possible Baldur's Gate sequel swirling around, the folks over at PCGamesN have reached out to...

Unconfirmed (Again): Baldur's Gate III in Development

Posted by BuckGB at 9:07 pm on 10.7.2018 (2 months ago)

We've heard rumors about a third Baldur's Gate installment for nearly the entirety of our 18+ year existence here at GameBanshee, ...

Pillars of Eternity and the Infinity Engine Era of RPGs Shacknews Mega-feature

Posted by ValH at 10:17 am on 10.6.2018 (2 months ago)

If you feel nostalgic for Interplay's Infinity Engine RPGs, or alternatively if you've enjoyed Obsidian Entertainment's Infinity E...

James Ohlen Leaves BioWare for Tabletop RPG Publishing Venture

Posted by BuckGB at 4:17 am on 07.13.2018 (5 months ago)

There have been many key contributors to the success of BioWare since its inception back in 1995, and as lead designer on many of ...

Good Side Quest Design - Rules and Examples

Posted by ValH at 10:30 am on 02.27.2018 (10 months ago)

Side quests are a pretty important part of roleplaying games. Depending on how well they're designed, side quests can make any gam...

The Best RPGs on PC - PCGamesN

Posted by ValH at 11:02 am on 11.16.2017 (1 year ago)

Flexing their list-making muscles prior to the inevitable game of the year season, the folks over at PCGamesN have put together a ...

Richard Cobbett on RPG Villains

Posted by ValH at 1:16 pm on 07.10.2017 (1 year ago)

The latest of Richard Cobbett's RPG Scrollbars columns talks in detail about the intricate process of creating fun, memorable, and...

17 Years Later, Baldur's Gate II is Still One of the Best RPGs Ever Made

Posted by BuckGB at 3:49 pm on 07.9.2017 (1 year ago)

If you've been visiting GameBanshee for a very long time, then you know that BioWare's Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn was the ti...

The History and Return of Second-Generation CRPGs

Posted by BuckGB at 4:29 pm on 06.25.2017 (1 year ago)

While the article drops a selection of iconic CRPG title names from the 1980s and 1990s within its paragraphs, this "The History a...

PC Gamer's Favorite Sidequests

Posted by ValH at 10:20 am on 06.24.2017 (1 year ago)

A new PC Gamer feature lists their favorite sidequests, and while it is far from comprehensive and mostly covers quests from third...

PC Gamer's RPG Dream Team

Posted by ValH at 10:55 am on 06.10.2017 (1 year ago)

The editors at PC Gamer have put together a list of the best, in their opinion, RPG companions. The result is quite an eclectic bu...

BioWare's James Ohlen Talks Game Design

Posted by BuckGB at 2:57 am on 05.24.2017 (1 year ago)

Long-time BioWare designer James Ohlen was on hand at this week's Digital Dragons conference in Krakow, Poland, and as a result, t...

Does Your Video Game Have Too Many Words?

Posted by ValH at 12:25 pm on 05.18.2017 (1 year ago)

On his personal blog, Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software says what we've all probably been thinking. That is – video games are...

The Murderous History of Mimics

Posted by BuckGB at 2:25 am on 05.9.2017 (1 year ago)

Having dealt with mimics for so many years across Dungeons & Dragons tabletop campaigns, D&D-based video games like Baldur's Gate ...

IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time, Part 5

Posted by ValH at 11:04 am on 05.6.2017 (1 year ago)

The final 20 titles that IGN considers to be the best of the best when it comes to RPGs have been unveiled. By now, their editors'...

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Retrospective

Posted by ValH at 9:37 am on 03.5.2017 (1 year ago)

Gulf News' Game Masters column has a retrospective of everyone's beloved Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn. The game definitely dese...

Baldur's Gate: Inspiring Easter Eggs Since 1998

Posted by BuckGB at 6:21 am on 02.25.2017 (1 year ago)

In an effort to cast light on several of the games that have incorporated an Easter Egg or two in honor of BioWare's original Bald...

Beamdog's The Familiar on Giving Old Concept Art New Life

Posted by ValH at 12:32 pm on 01.25.2017 (1 year ago)

In 2016, the folks at Beamdog had a neat idea – to publish a CRPG/Baldur's Gate-themed digital magazine. They called it The ...

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

Posted by BuckGB at 5:04 pm on 01.22.2017 (1 year ago)

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

TrustedReviews' 15 Best RPGs

Posted by ValH at 12:11 pm on 01.19.2017 (1 year ago)

It's not an easy task to pick 15 best RPGs. TrustedReviews has attempted to do just that. I'll be honest with you, RPG veterans ma...


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