Posts Tagged ‘Baldur’s Gate (series)’

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Advances Release Date

In a rare twist, Overhaul Games announced that the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has been pushed forward, slightly. The game is now set to launch on November 28, as opposed to November 30; the Android release will happen “soon after” the iOS, PC, and Mac versions.

Source: Eurogamer

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pushed Back to November 30

The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has been delayed, according to Beamdog’s Trent Oster. Citing the response to the project – specifically an influx of volunteers, additions, and fixes – Oster revealed the project has been pushed back from September 18 to November 30.

As hint of recompense, Oster also said “something a little extra” is in the works for existing preorders.

Source: Joystiq

What Happened This Week – What Do You Do For Money, Hanii

Yeah, I watched the Idolm@ster anime. What can I say? I indulge in the occasional weird Japanese thing. Went better than expected, although I’m not wading into the games anytime soon unless one can guarantee more box malfunctions.

Right then, to the news! This week we have the following:

  • UK retailer GAME files for administration, the UK equivalent of Chapter 11.  Which means it’s game over NO MUST RESIST THE OBVIOUS PUN
  • Meanwhile, Zynga buys out Omgpop, makers of Draw Something, for a whopping $200 million.  They’re gonna have to sell a lot of Zynga funbucks to make it up.
  • BioWare plans “clarification” DLC for the Mass Effect 3 ending.  Forbes, by the way, has a better read on this fiasco than most games media outlets; spoilers aplenty, but give this article a read when you get time.
  • Dragon Age 2 winds down as the team gets ready for Dragon Age 3.  Presumably they’re all just glad they’re not the Mass Effect team right about now.
  • Speaking of dragons, Dragon’s Dogma‘s producer wants to sell ten million copies worldwide.  I’m just going to leave that there and let you picture it.
  • Yet another producer, this one for Resident Evil: Revelations, tells the truth and breaks my heart about where the survival horror genre has gone in recent years.
  • GameStop’s standing in retail is examined, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition gets confirmed for the iPad, the .Hack series gets a fighting game, and more!

 
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What Happened This Week – Let the Bio Beware

I know, awful awful pun. I shall punish myself accordingly by eating this blueberry muffin. Anyway, we’ve got us some news!

  • Wasteland 2‘s Kickstarter surpasses all expectations, especially mine.  Let the blood sausage festival commence!
  • Obsidian is forced to lay people off and cancel a next-generation project.  I’d like to blame that Bethesda-New Vegas- Metacritic contract shenanigans, but the reality is slightly more complicated.
  • Through a truly unexpected twist of fate, Giant Bomb winds up back inside the GameSpot offices from whence they came.  Awkwaaaard~
  • Incidentally, GB’s Dave Snider wrote an excellent column about finding work in games media.  Well worth a read for even the most discouraged would-be content creator.
  • Speaking of interesting columns, Joystiq’s Rowan Kaiser breaks down the year that Western RPGs… well, broke down.  Also a fascinating read, even if you disagree about when PC RPGs hit their Golden Age.
  • Mass Effect 3‘s ending makes such a splash that it bypasses traditional spoiler alerts.  While I don’t spoil it myself, I do go over what it means for BioWare if they don’t address the criticism post-haste.
  • Baldur’s Gate gets an enhanced edition, Microsoft gets a new Peter Moore, and more!

 
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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Announced

There are many things in life I don’t expect, but a new version of Baldur’s Gate is near the top of the list. Developer Beamdog has announced that they are working on an enhanced edition of the classic BioWare RPG. Few specifics have been given, though a representative has stated that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition will see new content and it is not simply a re-release.

No platforms were indicated in the announcement.

Source: Joystiq

What Happened This Week – AT&T Bills Zynga, Blizzard Gets Too Old for This

Hello everybody, and welcome back! Sorry to push the update back without notice, but a shortage of time this week really cut into the editing process. It’s a long story, but after careful consideration, What Happened This Week will now be uploaded every Sunday instead of Saturday. Again, my apologies. With that said, let’s get to the news:

  • Zynga buys out yet another indie developer, then tries to bribe tax cuts out of San Francisco.  Where have I seen this behavior before…
  • Blizzard moves its MMO veterans to other projects.  Negative projections may be premature, but a decade is a long time.
  • Microsoft has something big coming up for 2015.  Let the Xbox 720 speculation begin!
  • BioWare: Our romances are for everyone, not just straight men.  But don’t misunderstand, they are quite angsty.
  • AT&T rolls out bandwidth caps in May, invests in a doom fortress, and hires a short man with a bladed hat.
  • Portable gaming news, Metacritic rating people, and more!

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NPCast 14: Baldur’s Gate – Better Living Through Ham and Cheese

Hello again, ladies and gents. Dragon Age: Origins is on a few of our playlists, and while I was waiting for it to arrive, I wrapped up my mandated quarterly playthrough of an older Bioware/Black Isle joint. It goes without saying that the Baldur’s Gate series is critically acclaimed, but it’s got problems; big ones that not everyone can overlook. I wonder sometimes how I got past them, how it became one of my favorite series. Was it in spite of its flaws, or because of them?

Do note that this was recorded a few days ago, just prior to the game arriving. In any case, let’s chat, shall we?
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NPCast 08 – Anecdotal Questions

Once upon a time, there was a rock radio station that, shall we say, presided over my heart – a role that would only be matched by one John Henry Eden a decade later. The station’s life, and death, had a profound impact on how I view the entertainment industry, and has led to a pair of questions about the things I enjoy. As usual, these aren’t questions I know how to answer, but I think they’re important nonetheless. Join me, won’t you? Continue reading ‘NPCast 08 – Anecdotal Questions’ »

NPCast 07 – Keep Coming Back for More

And just like that we’re back with another podcast, starring none other than myself. This time around I pose the question of what keeps us playing those older games, even as newer ones sit on the shelf just itching to be played. (I promise I’ll get back to you soon, Red Alert 3!) Through examples, the answer turns out to be kind of complicated. Have a listen, won’t you? Continue reading ‘NPCast 07 – Keep Coming Back for More’ »