Trion Worlds announces Trove
, a voxel-powered
free-to-play online adventure/RPG which is currently accepting applications for
alpha testing. Here's a
with a treasure trove on the game, and here's
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Today Trion Worlds is proud to present its newest project: Trove.
Trove is a free-to-play online adventure RPG, brought to life by a small team
inside the studio over the past year. The project started with a feeling: make a
game that evokes the sense you get when you first step into a brand new world
and begin to explore. Trove’s dynamically generated worlds are fully
constructible and destructible, giving gamers an endless universe of worlds
where they can adventure, create, and explore.
Starting today, Trion is accepting Alpha signups to create a community that will
be very influential in not just the function but the design and gameplay of
Trove. Trion will be communicating directly with alpha testers and forums such
as Reddit to help determine the direction the game will take. Players will even
be able to create and build things outside of the game and then import their
creations directly into the online worlds.
The Baldur's Gate II website
the release of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
for Windows and OS X.
Here's word on how the RPG classic has been modernized:
Chapter - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes Baldur's Gate II:
Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the
Four New Party Members - Bundled with the PC and Mac versions and
available as DLC for iPad and Android, four new characters can join you on your
journey. At the behest of his dark patron, Dorn Il-Khan plunders and defiles the
Sword Coast. Hunted by Red Wizards, Neera the Wild Mage evades and disrupts the
Thayans at every turn. Exercising his growing combat mastery, the monk Rasaad yn
Bashir leaves his former allies to hunt the dark figure that corrupted his
brother. A mysterious thief in service to mysterious master seeks powerful
artifacts from across the globe. Recruit them, use their powers, and uncover
over 30 new locations.
The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay - Explore the tactical depth of
high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their
weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches,
Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
Easy Multiplayer - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes it easy to
find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
Widescreen and More - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition features full
widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of
other interface and gameplay improvements.
Link of the Day: Happy Hour
. How to get out of work early. Thanks
Montreal Community website
features a community Q&A on Thief
upcoming revival of Looking Glass Studios' classic stealth series (thanks
). One of the answers indicates that they have come to their senses
and are removing the soul-crushing "gameplay" element of QuickTime events, true
to a hint they dropped a month ago
razorstealth: You mentioned QTEs in the last
Take 5. How are you planning to implement these so that they don't break
Valerie: Oh, I want to answer that one! I was hoping someone would ask.
Easy, we're not implementing them. To begin with, there were very few instances
of QTEs in the game; in fact there was only one in that whole hour-long E3 demo.
However, given the strong reactions it evoked in the press and the community, it
was an easy decision to do away with them entirely. So we're not doing it. No
Today marks the release of X Rebirth
, the reworking of EGOSOFTs long
running X series of space combat games. The
has details on were to grab a copy, and here's a rundown of what to
X Rebirth represents a spectacular new beginning for the X series,
offering loyal fans and newcomers alike a vast, vivid and extremely detailed
universe to explore throughout the game.
Varied gameplay elements such as action-packed space combat, detailed trading
mechanics and high-speed space exploration with fast travel allow players to
experience a truly unique space saga that will keep them hooked for dozens of
X Rebirth features a whole new user experience - it is easier than ever to start
with, and remains as deep as fans expect it.
is now available, offering The Farm 51's
adventure/FPS. The Deadfall
shows where to get a retail copy, and the digital version
is up on Steam
Adventures is an action-driven first-person shooter, spiced up with elements
from action-adventure games. Become an adventurer, hunt for treasures, explore
unknown regions of the world and rescue the damsel in distress from the clutches
of enemies, both earthly and not-so-earthly. Join James Lee Quatermain on his
journey across the globe!
French developer Amplitude Studios announces a fifth free expansion for
is now available
, updating the
4X space strategy game with additional content. Here's the outline of what this
adds: "The new add-on, titled “Search for Auriga” adds some new flavour to the
original game, with new heroes, a new wonder and a new unique planet: Auriga. In
addition, players will notice the AI improvements (military and diplomatic), as
well as the implementation of rally points, per community request and much, much
release of Pandora: First Contact
, a 4X space strategy game from Proxy
Studios they consider "the spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri"
(as opposed to the spiritual successor to James Cameron's 3D extravaganza).
Being hailed as the spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha
Centauri, Pandora: First Contact creates a completely new world of its own, with
alien flora and fauna, massive armies, wondrous technologies, advanced weapons
and much more, all rendered in a stunning 3D.
Explore a rich world harboring a variety of eco-regions, from the frozen wastes
of the poles, to the vast deserts and lush tropical forests at the equator. Live
in harmony with nature or use it to further your cause. Construct farms, mines,
forts, and other improvements to increase the productivity of your colonies or
to fortify positions…and this is just the beginning!
Pandora allows you to customize your experience through easily moddable XML data
and well-known image and audio formats, adding enormous replay value. And let’s
not forget the game allows up to 6 players to play head to head, co-op or in
teams to decide the fate of Pandora.
Remember your safe word, as a new
Blackguards video developer
offers "a visit to the Daedalic Dungeons," where the folks behind
get into a little BDSM to promote their upcoming turn-based RPG,
which is currently available
via early access
. The clip also includes gameplay footage, and here are the
questions they answer: "Why have the Adventure game experts of Daedalic decided
to enter the field of turn-based RPG now? What obstacles did they have to
overcome? And especially: How did they create their own, fresher version of
Aventuria – the world of The Dark Eye and its monsters?" Continue here to read the full story
The Armchair Empire Infinite - Battlefield 4 (PC) Pre-Review Thoughts.
Is it any wonder that video game journalists are, almost without
exception, viewed as having all the critical and mental acuity of a paper
bag full of dead goldfish? How can a game that has such a strong multiplayer
focus, where strategies, exploits, etc. that sometimes don't float to the
surface until months after a launch, be summarily reviewed within days of
the game's release? It's disingenuous at best and completely dishonest at
worst to even suggest that all the nuance and strategy can be parsed out in
a matter of days by a reviewer. Either option doesn't do much to create any
level of trust between reader and writer, that's for certain, especially if
said reader hasn't been able to reliably play the game.
True PC Gaming - The Steam Monopoly.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Thanks j.c.f. and Acleacius.
With Hudson the wonder dog on some heavy-duty diuretics as part of the treatment
for her heart condition, I've had to do a lot of late-night doorman duty for
bathroom emergencies, not to mention more than a few clean-ups when I didn't get
there in time. Last night this caused a problem I've vaguely anticipated, even
though this prescience didn't help me prevent it: I managed to lock myself
outside at about 4:00 am when I went out to check on her progress. Gunnar
thought it was awesome when I rang the doorbell a bunch of times to get let back
in, and he jumped and wagged in delight. MrsBlue, who had to get up to let me in
was less amused.