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by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Ultima Online 'Return to Britannia' Campaign Announced
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Views: 1015

Ultima Online 'Return to Britannia' Campaign Announced

Mythic Entertainment just sent us over a press release announcing that they've reactivated all inactive Ultima Online player accounts for free until October 16th. Now's your chance to check out Stygian Abyss:<br><blockquote><b>EA AND ULTIMA ONLINE ANNOUNCE “RETURN TO BRITANNIA” CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF ...
by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Risen Cinematic Teaser Trailer, Part Two
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Views: 1157

Risen Cinematic Teaser Trailer, Part Two

Deep Silver has updated their YouTube page with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHCsjHgNnEs">a second pre-rendered trailer</a> for Piranha Bytes' Risen. This one is pretty short, too, but at least it nearly breaks the one-minute mark.<br><br>Look for Risen on store shelves this Friday.
by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Soldak Entertainment Blog Update
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Views: 1064

Soldak Entertainment Blog Update

Soldak Entertainment's Steven Peeler has penned <a href="http://www.soldak.com/Blogs/Steven/Hybrid-class-system-2.html">another blog entry</a> that continues his discussion of the hybrid class system in Din's Curse.<br><blockquote>I originally thought that we were going to have a couple of disadvant...
by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Building Experiences the BioWare Way
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

Building Experiences the BioWare Way

Gamasutra recently had the chance <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4146/building_experiences_the_bioware_.php">to grill BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk</a> about various development-related topics pertaining to Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. An excerpt from the four-page interv...
by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Risen Video Card Benchmarks
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Risen Video Card Benchmarks

The hardware savvy folks at PCGamesHardware.de have <a href="http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,696074/Risen-in-graphics-card-benchmark-test-Radeon-HD-5870-on-top/Practice/">benchmarked Risen</a> with several different video cards, including ATI's new Radeon HD 5870.<br><blockquote>The setting of Ri...
by GameBanshee News
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Demon's Souls Reviews
Replies: 0
Views: 1429

Demon's Souls Reviews

The weekend has brought us three more reviews for From Software's Demon's Souls, and they're all very favorable.<br><br><a href="http://www.frictionlessinsight.com/archives/2009/09/demons-souls-re.html">Frictionless Insight</a> clocks in at 4/5:<br><blockquote>Demon's Souls is an incredible experien...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Forum Activity
Replies: 0
Views: 1068

Dragon Age: Origins Forum Activity

Questions about DLC-only equipment, Windows 7 compatability, and much more have been answered in the latest developer responses on the official Dragon Age: Origins forums.<br><br>Mike Laidlaw on <a href="http://daforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=695235&forum=135">the lack of gender-specific c...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Fable II Episodic This Week, Natal in Fable III?
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Views: 1049

Fable II Episodic This Week, Natal in Fable III?

During a chat with Microsoft Game Studios' Phil Spencer at the Tokyo Game Show, <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/24/microsofts-phil-spencer-easily-envisions-fable-natal-crossover/">Kotaku learned</a> that the previously announced episodic version of Fable II will be released this week and tha...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Alpha Protocol Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 969

Alpha Protocol Preview

Bit-tech's <a href="http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2009/09/27/alpha-protocol-preview/">hands-on impressions of Alpha Protocol</a> seem to help dispel our newfound worries that the game won't be enough of an RPG.<br><blockquote>Just to be clear; we’re not saying that Alpha Protocol is going to be ...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Disciples III: Renaissance Interview
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Views: 1073

Disciples III: Renaissance Interview

Akella and .dat's Disciples III: Renaissance is the subject of <a href="http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/Disciples-III-Renaissance-Interview/Page0/Item2340.aspx">a new interview with producer Alexey Ilyin</a> over at Gaming Nexus.<br><blockquote><b>What kind of RPG elements can folks expect to see...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Two Worlds II Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

Two Worlds II Preview

We haven't heard much about Reality Pump's Two Worlds sequel lately, so it's nice to see that the editors at GamerSyndrome have slapped up <a href="http://gamersyndrome.com/video-games/preview-two-worlds-ii/">a quick preview</a> of the game.<br><blockquote>The size of the world in Two Worlds II woul...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Playing Favorites: Bethesda's Todd Howard
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Playing Favorites: Bethesda's Todd Howard

IndustryGamers has <a href="http://www.industrygamers.com/galleries/playing-favorites-bethesdas-todd-howard/">another "playing favorites" feature</a> on offer, this time profiling Todd Howard's ten favorite video games of all time. The only RPG listed is Ultima VII - go figure:<br><blockquote>Depend...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: BioWare Writer Gives His Take on Subject Zero
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

BioWare Writer Gives His Take on Subject Zero

BioWare writer Patrick Weekes <a href="http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=101869">dropped by the Penny Arcade forums</a> to respond to comments about <a href="/news/static/EkVFAlVpEEZaGPUGgG.php">Mass Effect 2's newly revealed Subject Zero character</a>. A quick summary of his responses...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Gyromancer Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

Gyromancer Preview

The editors at RPG Site spent some time with Square Enix and PopCap's Gyromancer during the Tokyo Game Show, and have since penned <a href="http://pc.rpgsite.net/previews/195/163/gyromancer-impressions.html">a quick preview</a> of the puzzle/RPG crossbreed.<br><blockquote>The game punishes move-wast...
by GameBanshee News
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Divine Divinity Remastering Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1223

Divine Divinity Remastering Update

The developer in charge of the remastered version of Divine Divinity has <a href="http://www.larian.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=386852#Post386852">paid a visit to the official forums</a> in order to point out two major changes we can expect and to request more feedback as the proje...
by GameBanshee News
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Venetica Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Venetica Preview

The folks over at GameOnn have whipped up <a href="http://www.gameonn.com/2009/09/venetica-preview/">a preview of Deck 13's Venetica</a>, though it doesn't appear to be based on any hands-on time with the game.<br><blockquote>Gameplay consists of that of a standard action RPG. You’ll be able to trav...
by GameBanshee News
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Mass Effect 2 vs. Alpha Protocol: Round Two
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Views: 941

Mass Effect 2 vs. Alpha Protocol: Round Two

Blend Games <a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Mass-Effect-2-Vs-Alpha-Protocol-Round-2-Replay-Factors-20070.html">continues their "Mass Effect 2 vs. Alpha Protocol" feature</a> by comparing the replayability factor that each title brings to the table.<br><blockquote>l.m.h While the spy-based ...
by GameBanshee News
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Champions Online Interview
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Champions Online Interview

WarCry has posted <a href="http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/interviews/6574-Bill-Roper-Talks-Champions-Launch">a lengthy interview with Cryptic Studios' Bill Roper</a> about the recent launch of Champions Online, some of the design decisions that went into the game, and more.<br><blockquote><b>WC...
by GameBanshee News
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Knights of the Chalice v1.20 Patch Released
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Views: 806

Knights of the Chalice v1.20 Patch Released

Heroic Fantasy Games continues to churn out new patches for Knights of the Chalice, with their latest efforts bringing the game up to <a href="http://www.heroicfantasygames.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=78">version 1.20</a>. The fixes since v1.18 (our last posting):<br><blockquote>1.20:<br>1) Attac...
by GameBanshee News
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins Tome of Knowledge Updated
Replies: 1
Views: 2682

Dragon Age: Origins Tome of Knowledge Updated

BioWare's "Tome of Knowledge" wiki on the official Dragon Age: Origins website has been updated with <a href="http://social.bioware.com/wiki/dragonage/index.php/The_History_of_the_Elves">a history of the elves</a>, details for the Rogue's <a href="http://social.bioware.com/wiki/dragonage/index.php/A...