Pillars of Eternity Looks Like The Next Great Computer RPG

In September of 2012, I got an e-mail from veteran writer and game designer Chris Avellone. He told me that he and a group of other designers at Obsidian were planning to launch a Kickstarter, and that they were looking to make an RPG in the style of old Infinity Engine games like Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment » 6/19/14 9:00am 6/19/14 9:00am

Project Eternity Is Now Pillars of Eternity, And It Looks Great

There's still no release date for Obsidian's big new RPG, once called Project Eternity, but here's a lovely new trailer for your medieval-landmark-loving eyes. » 12/10/13 5:00pm 12/10/13 5:00pm

Well, Project Eternity Looks Pretty Hot

This fresh screenshot the devs at Obsidian released for their upcoming RPG Project Eternity is just too damn awesome. Looks like Planescape: Torment mixed with the first dungeon from Baldur's Gate 2. And that's not a bad thing at all! » 8/07/13 6:00am 8/07/13 6:00am

Video Games With The Most Memorable Pre-Rendered Backgrounds

Pre-rendered graphics weren't only used in complex cinematic cutscenes back in the day when a game's own 3D engine couldn't do the job. Developers also used them as in-game backgrounds to bypass graphical limitations. And some of the games had really well-made, atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds. » 5/10/13 6:30pm 5/10/13 6:30pm

Get Your First, Basic Look At Obsidian's New RPG, Project Eternity

Project Eternity, the upcoming RPG from Obsidian that raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter, is still a while away, but this clip gives us our first look at the game - or at least its environment and characters - in action. » 4/10/13 3:00am 4/10/13 3:00am

Planescape: Torment Designer Chris Avellone Plays Old RPGs For Our…

The latest update for development studio Obsidian Entertainment's Kickstartered RPG Project Eternity isn't about Project Eternity at all. » 2/13/13 3:30pm 2/13/13 3:30pm

Old Is New: This Year's Best Games Are All About The Classics

This fall, we've been getting the best sort of déja vu. From Dishonored to XCOM, many of the best games of the fall have learned from past classics and reworked them into smart, satisfying, fresh-feeling games. Is this new appreciation for 90's classics a trend, or an anomaly? What exactly does "old-school" mean? Does… » 10/18/12 2:00pm 10/18/12 2:00pm

Obsidian's New RPG Raises Almost $4 Million, Sets a Kickstarter Record

Earlier this year, Double Fine's adventure game Kickstarter raised $3.3 million from fans. At the time, it was a record for a video game on the service, but that mark has now been passed by Project Eternity, an RPG from veteran developers Obsidian. » 10/16/12 8:58pm 10/16/12 8:58pm

Big Publishers Accused of Trying to Manipulate Kickstarter Fever

The last twelve months have seen an outbreak of Kickstarter fever. Old devs, new devs, indie devs, everyone with an idea and some concept art has been scrambling to the service in an attempt to get their dream game made. » 9/19/12 11:20pm 9/19/12 11:20pm

Two Gaming Companies Find True Love On Twitter

Big gaming distribution deals happen in the back rooms of E3. They happen in big metal skyscrapers and sterile board rooms in New York City and San Francisco. And sometimes they happen by exchanging pictures on Twitter. » 9/19/12 1:30pm 9/19/12 1:30pm

Obsidian Starts To Dole Out A Few Details About Their Project Eternity…

The Project Eternity Kickstarter campaign, which launched just last Friday, had easily surpassed its $1.1 million goal before the weekend was out. Clearly, people are excited about a new, "old-school" RPG from Obsidian. » 9/18/12 8:30pm 9/18/12 8:30pm