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Richard Cobbett on RPG Villains

Posted by ValH at 1:16 pm on 07.10.2017 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (6 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (9 months 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 (9 months 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 (9 months 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...

PC Gamer's Best RPGs of All Time 2016 Edition

Posted by ValH at 12:47 am on 01.1.2017 (10 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...

Josh Sawyer Interview

Posted by ValH at 12:27 pm on 12.28.2016 (10 months ago)

RPG Codex has published an interview they conducted with Obsidian Entertainment's Josh Sawyer. It is extremely long and goes into ...

Choice in Gameplay: A Retrospective

Posted by Gpur at 1:54 am on 12.20.2016 (10 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...

A Thorough Look at the Baldur's Gate Series

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 3:55 pm on 09.1.2016 (1 year ago)

Videogame critic and YouTube Noah Caldwell-Gervais -- who some of us remember for his for the most part excellent video essays and...

BioWare Forums to be Shuttered

Posted by BuckGB at 4:30 pm on 07.30.2016 (1 year ago)

A post on the official BioWare blog brings word that the EA-owned developer intends to shutter their long-running forums on August...

Baldur's Gate Infinity Collection Bundle Now Available on Steam

Posted by BuckGB at 12:54 am on 06.30.2016 (1 year ago)

I highly doubt that anyone reading this very newsbit right now hasn't played at least one of the Infinity Engine games, and it wou...