History of Awesome: Baldur's Gate

The latest entry to IGN's "History of Awesome" video series spends a full five-and-a-half minutes on Baldur's Gate, BioWare's debut CRPG that blazed the trail for something of a role-playing video game renaissance and is responsible for laying the foundation that ultimately led to launch of GameBanshee alongside its sequel a couple of years later. Topics include the CRPG landscape at the time, how a small unknown team managed to secure the D&D license, the focus the game put on wilderness exploration, and more: