Developer Beamdog has been silent about their remake of the classic roleplaying game Baldur's Gate II, but some news has been announced by the studio. According to president Trent Oster, the revamp has 350,000 words off all-new content.
The Diablo III community has gone and collectively spent 13 lifetimes on the action-RPG, which is now celebrating its one year anniversary. 2.8 billion hours equals 930 years, with an average 8.2m hours played each day.
How many unique players have there been so far? 14.5 million, with 9% of that playing in Hardcore mode. Europeans like the stress of it most. Over 648 trillion gold looted from the ground.
After the disaster that was the collapse of 38 Studios, the Kingdoms of Amalur franchise was left gagged and bound in some obscure cabinet, but now Rhode Island is preparing to sell it off to those interested.
Apparently there are a number of people sniffing around the IP, which analyst Michael Pachter appraises to be worth around $20 million. Rhode Island was left $130m in debt.
Is another Fable on the horizon? Are we going to return to Albion, the land of golden breadcrumb following Heroes? It could be as job ads for Lionhead Studios seek developers experienced with Unreal Engine.
They specifically state these new employees would be an extra shoe in if they had knowledge of 'reimaging' established franchises. Reading between the lines it points heavily toward a new Fable.
It's been a year since Diablo III welcomed us into the new Sanctuary, and Blizzard want to celebrate the "millions of heroes" that have been created during that time. We're all getting an Anniversary Buff.
Logging into between now and May 21st will see a 25% boost to Magic Find and +EXP stats. It will stack with similar buff boosts you may already have equipped. "Happy demon-hunting, Nephalem."
Discord Games' 2D action RPG Chasm has battled its way to Kickstarter success over the weekend, getting almost $200k from just under 7k backers. Their stretch goals are still on the table thanks to pre-orders.
The action-RPG boasts procedurally created Metroid-like dungeons, presented in "authentic pixel art." A demo is available to try and there's a Steam Greenlight campaign.
Norwegian studio Krillbite Studio has announced that their unusual survival horror title Among the Sleep, in which the gamer plays from the perspective of a two year old toddler, has reached its Kickstarter goal of $200K.
Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light, the sequel to Metro 2033, is now available in North America for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will be launched on Friday, the 17th May, worldwide.
Shadowrun Returns has a 'round the table vibe' about it, assures Harebrained Schemes founder Jordan Weisman, although it's a "tricky" situation. At one point a Game Master spoke to us, but it 'broke immersion'.
However Shadowrun fans could play around with it using their editor as player-GMs. Weisman promises a wide variety of assets to create almost any campaign we can think of.
Future Mass Effect adventures could very well star one of Commander Shephard's squad mates or even dastardly foes as the leading man/lady. BioWare say it would be cool to do something with one of these NPCs.
Turian ex-C-SEC officer Garrus is rated high among the possible candidates at getting a spin-off "completely unrelated" to the larger plot of Mass Effect, i.e. no Reapers or Prothean artefacts.
The development kit behind The Witcher 2 has been released for free to the PC community by CD Projekt RED. It lets fans of the dark-RPG world tinker around with everything. The REDkit is in open beta.
It's designed to let a modder of any skill play around with the inner workings of the game, or perhaps even create your own entirely. The studio wants to arm gamers with amazing dev tools.
Blizzard has announced that the publisher would be donating the ill-gotten gold from the recent Diablo III
real-money auction house exploit
The Psycho Pack downloadable content for Borderlands 2 will be arriving this Tuesday, the 14th May on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and Gearbox has released a launch trailer showing just how psychopathic Krieg can be.
Nuclear post-apocalypse isn't on the agenda for Bethesda at this year's E3 according to an E3 invite sent out, which mentioned only three titles being presented with only two playable at the event.
The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Elder Scrolls Online are noted in the invite. The team behind Skyrim has moved on, possibly to a new Fallout?
Obsidian worked on one Star Wars-licensed game, the potentially brilliant Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, which was forced out the door by the now-defunct LucasArts unfinished. Now that Electronic Arts holds the license exclusively, the studio would love to do another Star Wars game.
Full Control is the Danish developer hoping to excite enough of our wallets to pry a cool $350k out with their Jagged Alliance: Flashback Kickstarter, which is just under $160k with two weeks left.
The studio's CEO has put together a new video hoping to answer some basic questions about what Jagged Alliance is and why they're making Flashback - a 1980's set prequel to the series.
The latest update to Diablo III has left some to discover a gold duping exploit, which led to Blizzard suspending the in-game auction houses. The 1.0.8 update adds a number of co-op incentives to the action-RPG.
After some careful deliberation Blizzard decided against rolling back servers as "relatively few players used" the gold duping, and they're "able to successfully identify" exploiters.
Gearbox has announced that Krieg the Psycho Bandit, the sixth playable character class for Borderlands 2, will be arriving on the 14th May for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Something next-gen is cooking over at Project Eternity and South Park developer Obsidian Entertainment, but CEO Feargus Urquhart "can't really talk about" what it is, including whether it's a new IP or not.
The studio boss confirmed they're "around 100" developers, with "around 15" of that working on Project Eternity. Urquhart couldn't really breakdown numbers for their "other projects" on the go.
Gearbox has confirmed in the wake of a leak yesterday that the fourth and final campaign add-on in Borderlands 2's Season Pass, Tiny Tina, will be coming the 25th June for PC, Xbox 30 and PlayStation 3.