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Pillars of Eternity

Interview with the Devs: Chris Avellone

Interview with the Devs: Chris Avellone

As the Creative Director of Obsidian Entertainment, Chris Avellone is one of the most well known and respected writers in the games industry, responsible for such classic CRPGs as Planescape: Torment, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Alpha Protocol. We were honored when he agreed to answer some questions for us, but how to make the most of this opportunity? Why not enlist another games writer to interrogate interview Mr. Avellone from the perspective of a colleague? We reached out to Jonas Wæver, Creative Director of the small Danish indie game studio Logic Artists, who wrote the [...]

January 26, 2015 Jonas Editorials, Interviews 4

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

From the dying embers of lackluster 2014 we look ahead to 2015 with hope, hope that finally shit is going to get real, hope that Ubisoft is going to deliver on it’s promises, hope that these f@cking rigs we built with our bare hands are going to get punished by some motherfunking bitching gaming awsomenessness. And what gives us this hope? these mofo’s right here……..   Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft) Imagine a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential (so, not unlike real life then? – Travel Ed.). The Division is inspired by Operation Dark [...]

December 30, 2014 Staff Editorials, Impressions, News, Site News 3

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: Pillars of Eternity

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity (original working title Project Eternity) is an upcoming fantasy role-playing video game from Obsidian Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux at least partially funded through Kickstarter. Involved in production are Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, Adam Brennecke and Josh Sawyer (check out the exclusive XP4T interview with Josh here).  It is notable for its crowd funding campaign, which raised $3,986,929, at the time the highest funded crowd sourced video game on Kickstarter. Together with the amount funded through PayPal, its final value rose to $4,163,208. (wow). Obsidian Entertainment is well-known throughout the gaming community for incredible titles such as [...]

December 28, 2014 J.J. Costello CAN'T F*CKIN' WAIT, News 0

Interview with the devs: Pillars of Eternity

Interview with the devs: Pillars of Eternity

So what happens… when one of the most acclaimed and beloved gaming company opens a project on kickstarter? Reaching a mind blowing 1.5 million dollar goal in less than 24 hours is what! Obsidian is remembered throughout the gaming community for incredible titles such as the epic Baldur’s Gate and the award winning Fallout series. While gaming industry writers and story makers are busy squabbling over the definition of art, whether a game fits into it, and debating the idea of games as concrete and valuable storytelling mediums; Obsidian was just out there doing it. Their newest concept Project Eternity [...]

October 2, 2012 Manny Editorials, Interviews 1