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Coverage Club: Short Drop, Sudden Stop

I get it. You’re probably busy this week. Slaying mutants in Metro, hunting down orbs in Crackdown, or living out your anime fantasies in Jump Force. You could even be playing Far Cry: New…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – The Forgotten Sanctum Review – Cronenbergian Crawl

It’s much more difficult to end on a high note than to make a great first impression. The base experience of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire was an innovative and…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Seeker, Slayer, Survivor Review – Are You Not Entertained?

Both my reviews of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and its first DLC Beast of Winter were quite positive. Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is the second DLC, released along with the…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Turn-Based Mode Releases January 24

Obsidian Entertainment released Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire back in May 2018 to a great critical reception. The commercial reception, however, was reportedly poorer. There are many factors that could explain…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Turn-Based Hands-On Preview

Pillars of Eternity was supposed to play just like Baldur’s Gate. BioWare’s first CRPG popularized pausable real-time combat back in the 90s, successfully implementing the Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition…

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker DLC and Season Pass Announced

Owlcat Games and Deep Silver have announced a Pathfinder: Kingmaker season pass for three big updates in the form of paid DLC. Since it released in September, Pathfinder: Kingmaker has…

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Fallout 2 Turns 20 – Creative Differences Never Change

Say you’re hired by a gang boss to assassinate an important man. You’ve done something like this before in many games. Most of these scenarios take place in a level…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Beast of Winter Review – The Gods Are Assholes

In my review of Deadfire, I wrote about the inevitability of chaos and entropy. Later I was eager to learn more about the first DLC in an interview with Game…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Review – Standing on the Shoulder of a Rogue God

“The Deadfire is a maelstrom of competing interests and clashing powers,” one of your wisest companions will tell you at some point. “Someone needs to bring order to the chaos.”…

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InXile Entertainment Announces Wasteland 30th Anniversary Bundle

InXile Entertainment, led by Interplay founder and veteran Brian Fargo, just announced the Wasteland 30th Anniversary Bundle to celebrate the original launch of Wasteland, the original RPG that later became the spiritual predecessor…