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Obsidian reveals Tyranny release date

Evil has won and now has a release date. Since the announcement of this game back in March we’ve hungrily awaited this title. Available via Steam and GOG and via Tyranny the Tyranny release date will be November 10. Overview: Tyranny is currently only available via download. Purchasing a physical copy has not been announced. However it’s a safe assumption copies will appear on shelves closer to Christmas given the high(est) sales period of the...

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Introducing the 3 first Tyranny companions

With Tyranny releasing later in 2016 (fingers crossed), the developers at Obsidian semi-regularly post a blog concerning the game’s combat, politics, lore and short stories. This background information isn’t essential to eventually playing the game. However, as a starting point – and broaching a new IP with preconceived ideas – it is helpful. If nothing else than to provide context to beginning a narrative after evil won. Not since Dungeon Keeper have you played the...

No Man's Sky Planet

How a No Man’s Sky RPG would pilot the game back to Earth

Currently, No Man’s Sky is a virtual reality experience without a headset.. Forget the technical wizardry of creating the ’18 quintillion planets’ (is that trademarked now?) and the endless, vibrant, exploration therein – No Man’s Sky is not a “game”, game. Worse, the hype train extending back to 2013 didn’t even deliver on meeting expectations of being ‘everything to everyone’! Within the first few days of release critics struggled with reviewing it and many players...

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How Ciri can become the lead in Witcher 4

Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, or Ciri, is lost and being pursued by the Wild Hunt in The Witcher III. She is the aim and the reason for the story. During the game she can even be played taking the place of Geralt for small sections. When re-united, her adopted father Geralt reacts to her in different ways which ultimately affect her story at the games conclusion. There are 3 different outcomes for her and the...

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E3 Bethesda Announcements

Following Electronic Arts (EA), Bethesda took the stage at E3 to announce multiple items. Below are the PC RPG highlights of the event.. Elder Scrolls: Legends This is a free-to-play, strategy card game within the Elder Scrolls lore. It features a story-driven single player campaign, with a couple of new features outside other card games such as Hearthstone, or Gwent (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt). Firstly – like Dungeons and Dragons – there’s the familiar...

The Technomancer

The companions of The Technomancer

The Technomancer will be released for PS4, Xbone and PC at the end of this month (June 28). Still not much is known about this sci-fi RPG title from Spiders (Bound by Flame, Mars: War Logs), given the close release date. However the companions of The Technomancer were featured in a video (scroll to the bottom) to tease us about who they are, each of their combat styles and the possible relationships between yourself and...

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Mount & Blade 2 News, May 2016

SideQuest has sieved through developer blogs, vblogs and the recent interview with Armagan Yavuz (CEO and founder of TaleWorlds) and Rockpapershotgun. Below we have compiled the most comprehensive details of Mount & Blade 2 news available, covering the game play fundamentals; the new setting, engine, features, politics and combat; and of course what the developers have planned for modding support and a release date (of sorts). Fundamentally, Mount & Blade 2 shares these same characteristics as...

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Tyranny news from Obsidian game director Brian Heins

Over the past week Brian Heins the game director of Tyranny participated in a few interviews. We reduced the content and dissected the Tyranny news into specific categories with quotations from Brian Heins. For the full interviews, check out Gameranx and Gamewatcher. For the meaty facts, read below. Combat: Tyranny will feature the same tactical combat Pillars of Eternity had – ‘real time with pause‘. Unlike POE, Tyranny will implement a skills-based system rather than...

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Obsidian announces new game: Tyranny

“What if evil already won?” That’s the premise of a new RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive – the team behind Pillars of Eternity. Announced at Paradox’ press conference a few days ago, Tyranny will provide an original setting, an unlikely beginning and a new perspective on making player decisions. You see, the struggle between good and evil is over. You marched alongside the armies of Kyros across the land conquering all opposition....

Baldur's Gate Expansion

Baldur’s Gate Expansion – Siege of Dragonspear

Finally Baldur’s Gate (1998) has an expansion releasing March 31st, 2016! The 25+ hour campaign titled ‘Siege of Dragonspear’ is developed by Overhaul Games through its publisher and parent Beamdog. This is a welcome and unsurprising announcement. The team at Beamdog have been updating and improving the original Infinity Engine by creating the Enhanced Infinity Engine. Dually, they have also re-released classic titles using the Enhanced Infinity Engine including Baldur’s Gate I, Baldur’s Gate II...

Best PC RPGs of 2015

Analysing the average from scores via Metacritic (just the critics) and Steam (just the users), we list the top 14 highest scoring and best PC RPGs of 2015. Admittedly, RPG’s mean different things to different people. As such, we sourced only games tagged with the RPG label from each respective site. Exclusions include – MMO’s, expansions and re-releases of prior PC games. Summarily of the top 14 of 2015: 5 are old school. 2 of...

Fallout 4 DLC

This week Bethesda announced 3 new DLC packs for Fallout 4 arriving in March, April and May. Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor compromise roughly half of the content of the ‘season pass’ (a collection of all DLC in a one-off purchase) or can be purchased individually. Each DLC varies in content, depth, and of course, price. Let’s see what’s on offer and review whether if it’s for you or not. DLC Name: Automatron Due:...