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The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Will Be "Much More Than Just A Visual Upgrade", Xbox Says

Recently, Obsidian announced The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition, a revamped version of the original 2019 RPG that would contain visual improvements and also pack in both DLC expansions for the…

March 3, 2023 | 09:27 EST

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The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Blasts Off Next Week

Obsidian's 2019 RPG The Outer Worlds is getting a new "definitive edition"-style release. The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition packs in all of the game's DLC and makes a number of other…

February 27, 2023 | 10:22 EST

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Exploring the Protestant Reformation and History in Pentiment

One of the strongest games of 2022 also happens to have some of the greatest writing: Pentiment, the recipient of TechRaptor's Award for Best Writing in 2022. For history fans such as myself, it's…

January 9, 2023 | 12:30 EST

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Pentiment Update Adds New Minigame And More

A new Pentiment update is live, bringing some fun new features to Obsidian's artistic RPG adventure. These include a new minigame at the start of Act 1, as well as some quality-of-life improvements…

December 13, 2022 | 11:58 EST

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Fly High On Your Zip Lines In The Holiday Grounded Update

Get out your bug-splattering Mint Mace, because Grounded has gotten another update that includes quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes. This holiday update comes with another special gift for…

December 9, 2022 | 03:01 EST


Pentiment Review

We are so late into the year and, while most of 2022's blockbuster hits have finally landed, there's one that's going under the radar. A heavy hitter, despite being overshadowed by titans like God of…

November 22, 2022 | 11:30 EST

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Take a trip into the past with Pentiment as you take on the role of Andreas Maler, an artist who happens to get wrapped up in a series of murders. This new game from Obsidian Entertainment crafted…

August 23, 2022 | 08:40 EDT

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Pentiment Promises Murder, Mystery, and Art History

There’s no doubt that Obsidian has a lot on its plates at the moment. After the success of The Outer Worlds, the Early Access launch of Grounded, and the impending release of Avowed and The Outer…

August 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Grounded Animated Series Has Been Announced

The video game Grounded will be getting its very own animated series. Picture the movie A Bugs Life mixed with Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and you get a phenomenal game called Grounded. Brent Friedman,…

July 18, 2022 | 02:39 EDT


Grounded Full Game Release Window Announced: September 2022

At the Xbox E3 2022 showcase, Grounded was revealed to officially be moving from the preview stages into the full game, complete with upgradable armor, weapons, and a full story mode. The Grounded…

June 12, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

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Pentiment from Obsidian Entertainment, an 'ye olde narrative adventure' announced

Continuing the Xbox and Bethesda Game Showcase is a trailer for an upcoming title from Obsidian Entertainment. This game is titled Pentiment and involved the players moving through a narrative…

June 12, 2022 | 02:11 EDT

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'Very Early' Talks About Fallout: New Vegas 2 Reportedly Underway

"Very early" talks about Fallout New Vegas 2 are reportedly underway at Microsoft according to Jeff Grubb -- and Obsidian may very well be the developer working on it. Fallout: New Vegas is an…

February 24, 2022 | 04:06 EST

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Grounded Into the Wood Update Adds Three New Areas

The Grounded Into the Wood Update has arrived, adding three new areas, Resource Survey Stations, 11 new bugs, and more to the open-world crafting game from Obsidian Entertainment. Grounded is a game…

February 1, 2022 | 04:17 EST

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Project Mojave Brings Fallout New Vegas to the Fallout 4 Engine

 Fallout: New Vegas is a bit of a cult classic among the Bethesda-era Fallout games, and it still sees plenty of modding efforts to this day. One recently-released mod known as Project Mojave is an…

October 25, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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Grounded Update 0.10.1 Fixes Problems with Pets

Obsidian Entertainment has launched Grounded Update 0.10.1 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in order to fix a number of issues with the new "pets" feature that was recently added to the game.…

July 12, 2021 | 03:30 EDT

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Star Wars: Open World is an Impressive Fallout: New Vegas Mod

An ambitious total conversion mod for Fallout: New Vegas has just released a new video showcasing their graphical progress. Known as Star Wars Open Worlds, the mod is looking to bring the famous sci-…

July 9, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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More 'Meaningful' Grounded Updates Are Coming at a Slower Pace

The release schedule for Grounded updates is going to be slowing down in the future in order to provide more "meaningful" updates to players. Additionally, there will be no May 2021 Grounded update…

May 28, 2021 | 03:45 EDT

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Grounded Update 0.9 Adds Curved Building Pieces

Get ready for more backyard building — Grounded Update 0.9 has arrived and features new curved building pieces, a buildable ladder, multiplayer Photo Mode, and more! Grounded is a relatively new…

April 27, 2021 | 03:22 EDT

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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos Review

The pulp, retro aesthetic and themes of The Outer Worlds is a prime setting for a good ol' murder mystery, and what do you know? The second and final DLC for Obsidian's RPG, Murder on Eridanos,…

March 17, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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What Fallout: The Frontier Could Learn From New Vegas—Writing Abuse Survivors

Content warning: This article contains mentions and descriptions of sexual assault and pedophilia.  A few years back, I was on my usual annual Fallout: New Vegas playthrough. This time around, I was…

February 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Grounded 0.6 Update Introduces Bees and Other Bugs

The Grounded 0.6 update has arrived, introducing bees, mosquitos, and more to the game alongside some changes to some of its fundamental gameplay systems. If you haven't yet played Grounded, you're…

January 28, 2021 | 02:14 EST

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Massive Fallout: New Vegas mod Fallout: The Frontier Releases Today

Grab your winter coat, assault rifle, and some Nuka-Cola! Fallout: The Frontier, a massive Fallout: New Vegas mod that will allow players to explore the post-apocalyptic city of Portland, Oregon, is…

January 15, 2021 | 10:34 EST

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New Vegas Zombies Mod Channels Your Inner Horde Mode

Ever wanted to shoot down hordes of zombies in Fallout: New Vegas? Well now you can thanks to a new mod. Titled the New Vegas Zombies mod, user ZRV01 set out to recreate the frantic gameplay of the…

December 29, 2020 | 01:33 EST


Grounded Update 0.5 Revamps The Pond

The newest update for Grounded, a game where tiny people struggle to survive in a backyard full of bugs and other nefarious creatures, revamps the pond and makes adjustments to building structures…

December 16, 2020 | 09:45 EST

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Fallout: New Vegas At 10 - The Definitive Game Of War, Greed, and Loss

Fallout: New Vegas is the outlier of the modern Fallouts. While it shares the same alternate-history and wasteland of Fallout 3, 4, and even 76, thematically, it is a world apart.  While the other…

October 19, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Review

2019's The Outer Worlds wasn't a perfect game by any means, but it was a really fun and lighthearted romp in a unique sci-fi universe. Developer Obsidian Entertainment knocked it out of the park with…

September 9, 2020 | 12:00 EDT


Grounded Accessibility Features Detailed

For those who are terrified of spiders and/or have been diagnosed with Arachnophobia, Obsidian Entertainment has your back with Grounded. Sorta.  */ Launching in just over 24 hours from now,…

July 27, 2020 | 09:50 EDT

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The Outer Worlds Peril of Gorgon DLC Announced

Obsidian Entertainment took viewers by surprise at today's Xbox Series X game showcase by announcing new content for their sci-fi action-RPG, The Outer Worlds. The DLC is titled The Perils of Gorgon…

July 23, 2020 | 12:34 EDT

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Fallout: New Vegas Mod 'The Frontier' is Coming to Steam

Fallout: New Vegas is well over a decade old, but people are still making mods — and one of them is getting released via Steam. The Fallout: The Frontier Steam release will make it easier than ever…

June 22, 2020 | 03:09 EDT

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Working Through Your Arachnophobia with Grounded

Survival games might be a little played out these days, but they can still be fun to play. As long as care is taken to make them feel distinct and the world feels like one you want to spend some time…

June 27, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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The Outer Worlds on Switch: It’s Not the Best Choice

I was fortunate enough to play through The Outer Worlds twice in 2019. Both times, I sided with Dr. Phineas Welles, undermining the Board’s authority to restore some semblance of hope in Halcyon.…

June 4, 2020 | 08:00 EDT


Grounded Demo To Be Available This June on Steam and Xbox One

Earlier in one of April's Inside Xbox presentations, we got to see our first glimpse of Obsidian Entertainment's Grounded. The title falls within the survival genre, but with its own twist. Imagine…

May 21, 2020 | 02:20 EDT

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Grounded Spider Enemies Will Disappear for Arachnophobes

The Grounded spider enemies looked pretty darn cool in the recently-released story trailer, but not everyone liked the/m. Some people just aren't that fond of spiders, but that won't be a big problem…

April 9, 2020 | 03:40 EDT

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Grounded is All About Adorably Tiny Survival Crafting

Obsidian Entertainment has given us the first good look at Grounded, their mysterious new game that shrinks a bunch of kids to the size of an ant. This kicked off April 7's Inside Xbox presentation…

April 7, 2020 | 05:21 EDT

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10 Video Games that Actually Live Up to their License

Licensing has always been a bit of a joke in the games industry. Movies based on games almost always suck, and a lot of games based on movies, comics, and TV shows don’t fare much better. A lot, but…

March 24, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Fallout: New Vegas

The legend that Bethesda can't seem to replicate. Fallout: New Vegas is what you get when you get the original development team behind the first two Fallout games, and let them loose upon the Fallout…

May 4, 2020 | 08:30 EDT

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Coronavirus Delays Outer Worlds Switch Port

The coronavirus outbreak currently ravaging mainland China has been having adverse effects on the video game market. Nintendo has reported production and shipment delays on the Nintendo Switch and…

February 7, 2020 | 09:30 EST

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The Outer Worlds Coming to Nintendo Switch

Obsidian Entertainment, Virtuos Games, and Private Division announced in a press release today news of a port of The Outer Worlds to the Nintendo Switch. Expected to release March 6, 2020, the…

January 30, 2020 | 02:00 EST

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The Outer Worlds DLC Arrives in 2020

If you've enjoyed Obsdian Entertainment's newest RPG romp The Outer Worlds, there's some good news: they've just recently announced that the first bit of The Outer Worlds DLC will be arriving next…

December 16, 2019 | 12:30 EST

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Grounded pits your shrunken self in the middle of your yard. Now it's up to you to survive. We could've mentioned Honey I Shrunk The Kids or Antz, but that would risk drawing the ire of the emperor…

November 23, 2019 | 11:26 EST

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Fate of Pillars of Eternity 3 Unknown, According to Josh Sawyer

With the recent release of The Outer Worlds by Obsidian, there has been a revival of talk regarding their other IPs and franchises, most notably Pillars of Eternity.  Josh Sawyer, the Pillars of…

November 11, 2019 | 04:54 EST

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The Outer Worlds Vs. Fallout: Which is the Better RPG?

At first glance, The Outer Worlds looks a lot like Fallout: New Vegas but in space. It may have something to do with the art style, the engine, or the fact that the same developer made both games. In…

November 6, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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The Outer Worlds Marketing Curiously Altered in Walmart Stores

With The Outer Worlds finally released, it seems the media blitz has been in full swing for Obsidian's latest little RPG adventure. Though curiously, it seems Walmart stores are taking a different…

October 28, 2019 | 04:45 EDT

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The Outer Worlds Tips Guide

When you arrive 70 years late to the corporate party, you quickly realize that Halcyon doesn’t really hold your hand. Wandering too much gets you a faceful of swarming primals, who don’t take kindly…

October 29, 2019 | 11:00 EDT

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The Outer Worlds Hilariously Rewards Your Incompetence

In comedy, you come across a pretty common mantra: Commit to the bit. Obsidian does this in spades with its most recently RPG, The Outer Worlds. The studio skewers unchecked capitalism with its…

October 28, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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Introducing the 6 Companions in The Outer Worlds

In classic RPG fashion, Obsidian created a handful of fleshed-out companions for The Outer Worlds. They all have their own motivations that we explore in each of their lengthy side quests. Of the six…

October 26, 2019 | 02:56 EDT

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The Outer Worlds Review

More than 300 years into the future, humanity's reach extends far beyond our humble solar system. One of our furthest colonies lies in the Halcyon system, a capitalist paradise controlled by…

October 22, 2019 | 09:02 EDT

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Obsidian Details The Outer Worlds Map, Weapons, and Playstyles

During today's Inside Xbox presentation, Microsoft and Obsidian Entertainment showed off more of The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's upcoming Fallout-esque RPG. The trailer showed off some more gameplay…

September 24, 2019 | 07:48 EDT