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RPG Titles Ranked

Posted by ValH at 7:18 am on 12.30.2022 (1 year ago)

As someone who has to, on a regular basis, deal with plenty of RPGs and their oftentimes unwieldy titles, I couldn't help but appr...

Activision Blizzard Purchased by Microsoft

Posted by ValH at 9:34 am on 01.19.2022 (2 years ago)

To show everyone they mean business with this whole expansion into gaming thing they've been doing over the last few years, Micros...

How Game Designers Handle Encumbrance

Posted by ValH at 8:55 am on 05.20.2021 (2 years ago)

Encumbrance in video games can be quite annoying, and as such, game designers are often tasked with solving this perceived problem...

GB Feature: Chad Moore Interview

Posted by BuckGB at 7:13 pm on 11.8.2020 (3 years ago)

Given his pedigree of role-playing game contributions that have spanned over two decades of design work, art direction, programmin...

PC Gamer’s Best PC RPGs

Posted by ValH at 10:22 am on 07.19.2020 (3 years ago)

The editors over at PC Gamer have assembled a fresh list of what they consider to be the best RPGs currently available on PC. The ...

George Ziets Interview - Matt Chat

Posted by ValH at 10:11 am on 11.4.2019 (4 years ago)

During the previous episode of Matt Barton's Matt Chat show we got a sneak peek of Matt's interview with George Ziets, a video gam...

PC Gamer's Best RPGs of All Time

Posted by ValH at 11:21 am on 07.19.2019 (4 years ago)

The editors over at PC Gamer have recently put together an updated list of what they consider to be the best RPGs of all time. Whi...

The Outer Worlds - Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky Interview

Posted by ValH at 11:39 am on 12.18.2018 (5 years ago)

Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, the creators of the original Fallout and two of the co-founders of Troika Games, are currently busy...

Leonard Boyarsky Interview, Part 3 - Matt Chat

Posted by ValH at 10:32 am on 02.5.2018 (6 years ago)

In the third and final installment of his chat with Matt Barton, Leonard Boyarsky talks about his days at Troika Games and all the...

Leonard Boyarsky Interview - Vampire, Diablo, and What's Next for Obsidian

Posted by ValH at 10:52 am on 12.16.2017 (6 years ago)

Leonard Boyarsky, the veteran RPG developer who started at Interplay, co-founded Troika Games, spent a decade at Blizzard Entertai...

Overlooked RPGs That Are Worth Playing Today

Posted by ValH at 1:32 pm on 12.8.2017 (6 years ago)

Over at PC Gamer you can find this list of overlooked RPGs that includes plenty of JRPGs and games that can be considered RPGs onl...

PC Gamer's History of RPGs

Posted by ValH at 9:55 am on 05.20.2017 (6 years 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 years 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 (6 years 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 (7 years 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 (7 years 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 (7 years 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 (7 years 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 (7 years 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 (7 years ago)

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

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