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CD Projekt RED and Summer Conference June 5th, The Witcher 3 present

Posted: 28.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Developer CD Projekt RED and its digital arm will be holding their Summer Conference this June 5th, where we'll hear of's future plans and get more details about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

They'll also use the event to unveil the Collector's Edition for the RPG, now due in February 2015. A live stream will be available for when the event begins June 5th @ 11.00 AM PST.

Sacred 3 trailer examines 'Weapon Spirits', co-op action-RPG out August 5th

Posted: 27.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Deep Silver has announced Keen Games' Sacred 3 will be droping-in/out this August 5th as the co-op action-RPG launches, with pre-orders now available. A new trailer has also been released for 'Weapon Spirits'.

These are new to the Sacred universe and they enhance weapons with upgradeable and interchangeable augmentations, each with their own buffs and debuffs.

RPG designer Josh Sawyer hopes for "bitter-sweet" victories in next Fallout

Posted: 23.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Fallout: New Vegas lead designer and project director Josh Sawyer wants the 'road of agony' to continue with the next Fallout from Bethesda, saying he'd like to avoid the "black-and-white choice."

The post-apocalypse feels "more appropriate" when decisions are agonising, like we just got knifed. Sawyer points to Mad Max; even though he wins he 'just keeps wandering'.

CD Projekt RED "treating all gamers equally" with The Witcher 3, 'no exclusives'

Posted: 20.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Polish developer CD Projekt RED hopes to be on stage at E3 2014, but who's stage will they be standing on to showcase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Microsoft offered the spotlight to the RPG series at E3 2013.

Whoever they stand with, co-founder Marcin Iwinski assures fans they will "not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms," nor will they artificially delay releases.

CD Projekt RED "not newbies" and there will be "no more delays" to The Witcher 3

Posted: 15.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Are you bracing for another push back with The Witcher 3's release? CD Projekt RED would like to reassure us this isn't their first RPG rodeo, and that there will be "no more delays" to Geralt's return.

Co-founder Marcin Iwinski admits they "could have done a better job" with The Witcher 2 by spending more time on it, and so they weren't going to repeat that mistake.

BioWare unveil Dragon Age: Inquisition Collector's Edition for $170

Posted: 13.05.2014 by Technet2k

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It was teased and now executive producer Mark Darrah has unveiled the promised "uber edition" for Dragon Age fans who like their physical merchandise when they pick up their games for stacks of cash.

The Dragon Age: Inquisition Collector's Edition contains a cloth map, an actual 'Inquisition Case' housing everything, 40-page journal, and loads of smaller physical goodies.

Techland's Dying Light exits 2014, "decided to release" in February 2015

Posted: 08.05.2014 by Technet2k

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Latest zombie action game Dying Light from developer Techland has been shuffling along with a wide-open 2014 release window, but now that's slammed shut as the studio reveal it will be coming February 2015.

They're now "so close to realising our initial vision" with unprecedented freedom of movement in Dying Light that they couldn't stop before achieving it. It's a real 'game changer'.

Ubisoft's 2D RPG Child of Light launches

Posted: 30.04.2014 by Technet2k

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A launch trailer accompanies the release of Ubisoft's Child of Light. It's the side-scrolling RPG with turn-based combat from mostly Far Cry 3 developers taking a break from blowing up jungle islands.

The Ubisoft Montreal title uses the UbiArt Framework engine which debuted with Rayman Origins, and was used again with Rayman Legends. The young girl Aurora must find her way home.

Obsidian "continue to call up" publishers for RPGs, "any opportunity" for Star Wars

Posted: 25.04.2014 by Technet2k

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A Skyrim-sized RPG from Obsidian Entertainment? Co-founder Feargus Urquhart would love that kind of project, and it's why publishers continue 'making sense' for those types of games as they cost tens of millions.

Barring Star Citizen, crowd-funding just can't funnel that kind of money into huge RPGs. Urquhart admits the studio keep badgering publishers for work on big names.

Rumour: BioWare's next Mass Effect due 'next spring'

Posted: 25.04.2014 by Technet2k

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According to Shadow Broker sources from inside BioWare, the next Mass Effect in the works will be traversing the stars sometime next spring. They said to be sure and play the trilogy before then.

Little is known of the next Mass Effect except Shephard is now a 6km long Reaper with millions of husks at his command, sweeping the galaxy for stores to endorse.

Third 'Making-of' developer dairy for Ubisoft's Child of Light

Posted: 24.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Fantasy RPG Child of Light from Ubisoft is nearly here and today they release the third Making-of video looking behind-the-scenes of the game's development. Child of Light is a platform RPG with turn-based combat.

Child of Light follows a girl from 1895 Austria who falls asleep ill and suddenly wakes up in the mythical world of Lumuria, which has had its sun, moon and stars stolen by the Black Queen.

Dragon Age: Inquisition "isn't the wrap-up of a trilogy," it has 'no coloured endings'

Posted: 22.04.2014 by Technet2k

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BioWare's executive producer Mark Darrah for Dragon Age: Inquisition has affirmed that this October 7th due RPG "isn't the wrap-up of a trilogy," as they never built it with that in mind unlike Mass Effect.

Every Dragon Age, barring expansions to the original, has had new lead characters. Producer Cameron Lee adds they "don't have colored endings," referring to Mass Effect 3.

New gameplay trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition, RPG launches October 7th

Posted: 22.04.2014 by Technet2k

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BioWare has just released a new gameplay trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition which almost reaches 2 minutes long. The Inquisitor is the love survivor of a cataclysmic blast that has the world reeling in chaos.

More importantly BioWare and EA have announced a solid date for release - October 7th. The footage is full of teasers and finishes with a wide shot of our Inquisition companions.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel "pretty big" but not like Borderlands 2, says Pitchford

Posted: 15.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has said Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn't as big as Borderlands 2, which receives its final DLC today. However it is "as big, or a little bigger" than the original, he believes.

It's floating somewhere between the two, where much of the game is focused on the moon orbiting Pandora, the world where Borderlands has been set in both games.

BioWare's PAX East panels reveal more of Dragon Age: Inquisition

Posted: 15.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Over the weekend BioWare held panels at PAX East for Dragon Age: Inquisition and revealed some juicy morsels. One fan in particular collected what she could and blog-blabbed big time. Do you love to hate?

Our love interests in the new Dragon Age don't necessarily have to 'like us', teases BioWare. We're also warned about over-hunting, and the emphasis on exploration.

Combat trailer for RPG Bound by Flame with dev commentary

Posted: 11.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Mars: War Logs developer Spiders Games will be releasing their new fantasy RPG Bound by Flame early next month, which has an extensive crafting system as they've already teased with trailers.

Now the studio tease the RPG's combat with detailed commentary on its mechanics, from the different skill trees to companions we choose to fight alongside.

Action RPG Transistor from Bastion's Supergiant Games out on PC May 20th

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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The sci-fi action RPG Transistor will be available on PC next month, as it also arrives on PlayStation 4. It's developed by Bastion's Supergiant Games. Transistor will be at PAX East this weekend in Boston.

In the RPG we play as a young singer called Red who comes into possession of the mysterious Transistor, a powerful and intelligent sword. It's got turn-based strategy with real-time movement.

The Witcher 3's use of Umbra 3 engine explained in GDC presentation

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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How does CD Projekt RED manage to generate a huge open world in The Witcher 3 without crippling our PCs? They explain how the Umbra 3 middleware only 'loads' parts of the world we're actually looking at.

In a GDC presentation, programmer Przemyslaw Czatrowski said they greatly freed up graphics memory by just rendering what we see, as the world is parcelled into 'tomes'.

Square Enix to distribute Enemy Front and Lords of the Fallen in Europe

Posted: 09.04.2014 by Technet2k

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CI Games' modern WW2 first-person shooter and action RPG Lords of the Fallen will be packaged up and shipped out by Square Enix in France, the UK and Ireland.

This is part of an expansion on their partnership in France. Enemy Front is due for release this June while Lords of the Fallen is scheduled later in 2014.

New Borderlands is standalone 'pre-sequel', four new characters with Claptrap

Posted: 09.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Gearbox Software is working with 2K Australia on a new 'pre-sequel' Borderlands that bridges events between the first and second game, and it's set on a low gravity moon with four 'all-new' characters.

Technically they're not 'new' new, as we already know them, but they'll be playable. Oxygen is also a new resource, and is used to power jetpacks and... butt-stomping. New elemental effects too.
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