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9:20 AM on 08.11.2011

No melee in Fable: The Journey (because it's on rails)

Peter Molyneux has confirmed that his definitely-not-on-rails game Fable: The Journey will not feature melee combat, focusing instead on projectile-based magic attacks. Not that this is going to be an on-rails shooter or anyt...

Jim Sterling





2:40 PM on 06.28.2011

Molyneux: Fable: The Journey demo was only 4 months old

The E3 demo for Fable: The Journey didn't look all that compelling, but it's okay -- Peter Molyneux admits it! The snake oil salesman of gaming has said that the demonstration was flawed, but it was only four months old. He P...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 06.27.2011

Peter Molyneux shits on Fable III to look humble again

We've talked about the Molyneux Cycle before, and I'm thrilled to report that it's back in full effect once more! With Fable: The Journey coming up, Molyneux has continued his tactic of downplaying the last overhyped game in ...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 06.21.2011

Molyneux: Kinect has some problems (lol on rails lol)

Designer and snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has dared to criticize Kinect, admitting that it has some problems as an input device while still making sure to heap oodles of praise upon it.  “I’ll admit that...

Jim Sterling

3:33 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: Fable: The Journey cinematic trailer

Better watch out for those foreboding clouds! Here is the CGI trailer for Fable: The Journey, which looks much more appealing than the on-rails Kinect experience the game ultimately appears to be. I'm sure some of you will care enough about Fable to want this game, right? Fans like you exist, don't they? They have to.

Jordan Devore

12:32 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: Fable: The Journey is a Kinect rail shooter

Fable: The Journey has been revealed, and while Peter Molyneux calls it an immersive Fable experience, it looks pretty much like a rail shooter. The demo shown at the E3 press conference revealed a guy pulling off some pretty...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 05.17.2011

Lionhead: Used games worse than piracy

Developers love to make silly statements about secondhand games, and drawing parallels with piracy is a popular way of doing it. Far be it from Lionhead to be outdone, however, with Fable III's combat designer going so far as...

Jim Sterling

2:20 PM on 04.21.2011

Fable III PC coming to Steam, pre-orders detailed

PC gamers looking forward to exploring the world of Albion and Fable III won't be forced to leave the house or using Games for Windows Marketplace. Microsoft has announced that Fable III will also be coming to Steam. The game...

Nick Chester



Fable III on your PC and Fable Coin Golf on your phone photo
Fable III on your PC and Fable Coin Golf on your phone
by Max Scoville

Right before I looked at the new Fable III: Traitor's Keep DLC yesterday, I played around with Fable III for PC, as well as the mobile game Fable Coin Golf for Windows Phone 7.

Fable III seems like a pretty straightforward port, with a couple new bits. First, there’s the addition of a “hardcore mode” difficulty setting. So, if you like your meat rare and your games tough, this might be for you. 

Second, there’s support for Nvidia 3D Vision. I tried it out, and it looks pretty alright. I personally think 3D in video games is distracting, and the glasses make me feel like I’m doing Chronicles of Riddick cosplay, so I’m the wrong guy to ask about 3D quality.

Fable Coin Golf is a silly little Fable-themed minigolf-ish game where you pick up gold and avoid hazards. If it were just a mobile game, I wouldn't be too impressed. However, the gold you earn while playing can be transferred to your regular Fable III game. There are also three exclusive weapons that can only be unlocked through Coin Golf. You completists must hate this, huh?

I think it’s a cool idea. I remember my buddy used to rig up crazy macros on his PC so his Ultima: Online blacksmith would keep forging iron ingots while he was at school all day. Having a fun minigame on his cell phone would’ve been easier, probably. ‘Course, back then, nobody had cell phones. Hmph. Kids these days.

Anyway, Fable III is hitting PC on May 17th, and all the bonus crap from the Limited Collector’s Edition will be included on disc. All DLC, including the upcoming Traitor’s Keep, will be available for it at launch. Fable Coin Golf will pop up on the Zune Marketplace sometime next month.

 

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Hands-on: Fable III: Traitor's Keep DLC photo
Hands-on: Fable III: Traitor's Keep DLC
by Max Scoville

At the Microsoft showcase yesterday, I was put in charge of checking out the latest Fable III DLC pack, Traitor's Keep

First, I have to make a confession: I haven’t played any of the other Fable games for more than twenty minutes, so I can’t give you the most expert analysis. However, I will gladly give you my two cents on what I saw. Read forth!

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4:40 PM on 02.24.2011

New Fable III add-on in March, PC release in May

After a considerable amount of teasing, Lionhead Studios has settled on a date for the Windows version of Fable III: May 17 in the United States. This release will support Nvidia's 3D tech and include an exclusive hardcore mo...

Jordan Devore

1:20 PM on 01.19.2011

Peter Molyneux is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Douglas Molyneux is to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Game Developer Choice Awards during GDC. He will be handed this award in a ceremony hosted by none other than Tim Schafer. Moreover, Mega64 will...

Maurice Tan





1:20 PM on 12.16.2010

Fable III 'Dog Breed Pack' DLC announced

Still playing Fable III? Really? No ... like, really? Wow, okay then. If that's the case, you might be interested to learn that Lionhead's latest is getting some new breeds of companion dogs to keep things vaguely interesting...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 11.17.2010

PC version of Fable III still happening

I wouldn't fault you for not knowing there even was a PC version of Fable III being made. There hasn't been a lot of talk about it lately, to the point where Lionhead had to come out and reassure everybody that it is, in fact...

Jordan Devore



Review: Fable III photo
Review: Fable III
by Jim Sterling

If there's one word that categorically defines the Fable series, it has to be "promise." Fable has always been a franchise with promise, made by people who do nothing but promise. Each game is always pretty fun, but consistently falls short of its own goals, and always carries with it the glimmer of that unfulfilled promise. 

Perhaps one day, the Fable series will finally strike the chord it's been grasping at for all these years. Today, however, is not that day.

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8:00 PM on 10.06.2010

The movies that inspired the Fable series

Peter Molyneux held a talk at Eurogamer Expo last weekend and suffice to say, it was about Fable III. Thankfully it was not so much about the new game's features or some kind of PR presentation, but more about what influenced...

Maurice Tan