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Action Iron Chef
I love cooking, as you hopefully well know. The initial inspiration for A la cartridge was Iron Chef, though it ended up something completely different. And so here is a game that speaks tenderly to my soul. Battle Chef... read feature

Wizards with skinny ties
BioWare had my attention with those live-action teasers building up to Shadow Realms, but I've not kept up with the four-versus-one "modern" fantasy role-playing game since it was proper unveiled. If you're in a similar boat... read feature

How will they all come together?
Anytime you sit in on an early look at a new videogame, the presentation's sort of structured the same. Throughout the introduction to the title, the developers always -- always -- pepper the speech with catchy phrases a... read feature

EverQuest II

EverQuest II's 11th expansion, Altar of Malice, brings new playable race


Also, giant bunny mounts
Aug 15
EverQuest II is approaching its 10th anniversary. It originally released in 2004, the same year that Kanye West's genius debut College Dropout dropped. Altar of Malice brings with it a new playable race, the Areakyn. They off... read
EverQuest

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea


Dinosaurs, player robes, level cap increase
Aug 15
EverQuest has been going strong since 1999. That's when the Slim Shady LP and "Thong Song" released. Or, much better, Black on Both Sides. It will be getting its 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, on October 28 for All-Access ... read
Inspired by pen and paper RPGs
At the EA press conference today, BioWare announced its next project, Shadow Realms. Jeff Hickman, the Studio General Manager discussed its inspiration in old school pen and paper role-playing games, before elaborating on how... read feature

See all the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark


ANTI-VOXELS!
May 04
Sony Online Entertainment has shared a video highlighting some of the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark. On top of cool looking structures, users have been bending the rules by creating micro-voxels and ... read
Bound By Flame

This Bound By Flame combat overview is pretty damn informative


Everything you want to know about basic combat
Apr 14
I'm not completely sold on Bound By Flame yet, but this video is doing a pretty decent job of showing off the variety of locales, enemies, and combat situations the game has to offer. The basic gimmick is that you'... read
Middle-earth

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7


New trailer and pre-order bonuses revealed
Apr 02
It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb... read
Fantasy + Tactics = Fantastic
In many ways, I'm very glad that Final Fantasy: Tactics had such a big influence on my tastes. It's an incredibly well made game and put me on a path towards playing more games of its ilk like Phantom Brave or the m... read feature

Developer Spiders show off new action-RPG at GDC
The fantasy genre has been a staple of the gaming scene for a long time. They go hand in hand, really. Because of this, it’s common to see titles that look to similar to each and don’t necessarily distinguish them... read feature

Dark Souls II CE

Dark Souls II CE unboxing makes death look worth it


Just look at some of that stuff
Feb 26
Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou... read
One does not simply walk into South Park
So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t... read feature

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II on PC looks set for May 31


If an Amazon listing's to be trusted
Feb 03
Only a bit shy of a month away from Dark Souls II's console release, many are left wondering when exactly the PC version will be unleashed upon the masses. From Software's said in the past that it would see a slight delay so... read
Once more unto the breach
As one of the most celebrated and admired games of the last generation, the Souls series from the developers at From Software has many admirers and critics. Many swear by its uncompromising and hardcore gameplay systems and d... read feature

Sandbox chaos in Mordor
Whenever games tied to a major license are announced, there's usually a collective grumble from fans. Titles based on movies, television, or comics usually don't end up well, as most of the time they're developing with the fo... read feature

Whoa

Cook slain monsters in the stunning Battle Chef Brigade


Self-described as 'fantasy Iron Chef'
Jan 13
Trinket Studios' Battle Chef Brigade has come out of seemingly nowhere, but looking over the first artwork for this fantasy cooking competition game, the team has surely been hard at work on the concept behind the scenes for ... read
Skywind

Skywind modders release first developer video


Yes, mods can have dev diaries too
Jan 06
Last month saw the alpha release of Skywind, a Skyrim mod that transports players back to the land of Morrowind. More than just a rehash of old content, the developers have reworked and altered much of the original game's me... read
Skyrim mod

Skyrim mod restores content cut by Bethesda


Cutting Room Floor
Dec 17
Skyrim modder Arthmoor managed to find some content that didn't make it into the game's release, and he has done his best to add it back into the game. He released the Cutting Room Floor mod to restore a few NPCs, some quest... read
Dota 2

Dota 2 removes sign-up process and is finally open to all


Everyone can play!
Dec 17
In case you aren't one of the 611,480 people playing Dota 2 as I write this, you will be happy to know that the game is finally open to everyone. While it officially released this summer, Valve had been slowly allowing more p... read
Obsidian Kickstarter

Obsidian is planning another Kickstarter project soon


It could be an episodic open-world game like Skyrim
Dec 17
Obsidian's CEO Feargus Urquhart recently spoke with Rock, Paper, Shotgun on the studios plans for another Kickstarter project. The company is already working on Pillars of Eternity, but they don't want that to be the only cla... read
Middle-earth

New screenshots for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


Take down the forces of Sauron in this new open-world title
Dec 16
Last month, we saw the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a new open-world action/RPG set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While we didn't get a look of the game, we did learn what to expect ... read
World of Darkness

CCP laid off 15 people working on World of Darkness MMO


The game is still in development though
Dec 12
CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they h... read
Project Eternity

Project Eternity has a name and a gameplay trailer


Pillars of Eternity
Dec 11
Project Eternity, Obsidian's old-school PC role-playing game that was Kickstarted last year, is now called Pillars of Eternity. Along with getting an actual name, Obsidian released the first gameplay trailer, and opened up ... read
EverQuest Next

SOE explains what EverQuest Next Landmark actually is


And it looks awesome
Dec 10
SOE just released a quick video that answers the question, "what is EverQuest Next Landmark?" Well, it's a game of exploration, monsters to fight, and building just about anything you want. The video shows off building a hou... read
Torment combat

Torment fans vote for turn-based combat in Numenera


Combat will be like Wasteland 2's
Dec 09
inXile asked Kickstarter backers what type of combat they would like to see in Torment: Tides of Numenera, and turn-based came out slightly in the lead. The votes were so close that inXile said it was basically a tie, but the... read
Skywind

Download the Skywind alpha and play Morrowind in Skyrim


There goes my weekend
Dec 06
Just hearing the Morrowind theme fills me with the need for adventure, and seeing the streets of Balmora makes me feel at home. Now I have a chance to revisit my favorite Elder Scrolls game as a mod for Skyrim. The epic mod... read
Charity

RuneScape players raise $90K for charity


Using in-game gold and bonds
Dec 03
Earlier this year, Jagex introduced the Well of Goodwill, an outlet for RuneScape players to donate their in-game currency. In turn, the developer will make charitable contributions per every 10 million gold pieces put into t... read
MMO deals

Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5


MMO sales for the holidays!
Nov 27
If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. Battle.net just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9... read
EverQuest Next classes

Here are the four known classes from EverQuest Next


Here's what's next in EQ Next
Nov 27
The Christmas issue of PC Gamer UK dives into some details on the upcoming EverQuest Next. One of those details is a list of known classes, which includes Cleric, Necromancer, Beast Lord, and Tempest. Here are the description... read
Torment combat

Tides of Numenera devs ask if fans want real-time combat


How do you want the combat?
Nov 22
Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile entertainment just put out a blog post with a Q&A video that has details on the game's alignment system, and they ask fans how they would like to see combat implemented. The fi... read
Not the worst, but it's not good either
I really love role-playing games, and I will usually put up with some flaws if the overall experience is interesting. A bad game can have a couple of good mechanics, and I will probably play it longer than I should. When I st... read feature







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