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Baldur's Gate III

Baldur’s Gate 3 review (early access)

Early bird catches the brain worm

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Baldur's Gate 3: how to get out of the Enclave Library

While visiting Nettie the healer in Baldur's Gate 3 you'll be locked inside the Enclave Library. Here's how to get out.

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Baldur's Gate 3 resting: how to take long and short rests

Resting is the key to keeping your party fresh in Baldur's Gate 3. Here's how long and short rests work.

5 days ago

Baldur’s Gate 3’s next patch will make you start a new save

A new early access update is headed to Baldur's Gate 3 soon, and be warned: it will break save file compatibility, requiring players to start a new save to play with the patch. You will be able to revert to the previous version of the game to continue an existing save, mind, just without any of the newness. Yeah it's a hassle but it's to…

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7 days ago

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Baldur’s Gate 3 gave me new respect for my real life Dungeon Master

No matter how intelligent a game’s AI is, how immersive the story turns out to be, or how believable the characters are, it can never actually simulate the thing that makes Dungeons & Dragons a great game: human shenanigans. I’ve adored my time with

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1 month ago

Of course Baldur’s Gate 3’s most romanced character is the smug wizard

I love a good game with romanceable companions. I have not yet had the pleasure of playing Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 to flirt with it's eligible characters, but thanks to yesterday's update, I know exactly who you're all falling for. Turns out 33% of players have romanced Gale, while 31% have taken more of a liking to Shadowheart. Sure, Larian mentioned a load of the…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is best played 20 minutes at a time and that is great

A little while back I restarted Baldur's Gate III to play through as the most interesting person I could make in the current character creator. Owing to several comments misunderstanding a cheap joke I made in an image caption, this character is now known as Wonderwall, although technically the game thinks their name is Tav.Despite my misgivings about the chaotic and impractical nature of their…

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2 months ago

The Game Music Festival Vol. 3 reimagines the sounds of Supergiant and Larian

Comb your hair, spray that perfume and suit up for a night of high culture, readers - the third edition of the Game Music Festival is underway. Starting last night, you can already tune into a full evening of orchestral rearrangement of scores from Bastion, Transistor, Pyre and Hades, with Larian Studios picking up the mic tonight for a more high-fantasy swing at the concert…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 can be beaten in 7 minutes, apparently

7 minutes! It'd take me thrice as long just to get through character creation, at least. Baldur's Gate 3 may only offer a portion of the final planned experience right now, but even that lengthy chunk has been boiled down to a mere 7 minutes by speedrunner Cary “Professor Palmer” Palmer, who's figured out a way to quite literally jump through the entire thing in…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 rolled back first patch after savegame mishap

The plan has always been for Baldur's Gate 3 players to leave behind their old saves when the RPG leaves early access, but it wasn't meant to happen so soon. Larian Studios released the first official patch-patch last night, following a string of wee hotfix patches, and found it accidentally stopped some players from accessing their save games. So they rolled back the patch, reverted…

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s tabletop RPG prequel is cheap for Prime Day

I'm told today is Prime Day, which I can only imagine is a day wizards travel from far and wide to pay tribute to the Prime Sorcerer. Among them are Wizards Of The Coast, who come to the court of Mammon with Amazon Prime Day deals on tabletop RPGs and Magic cards. But wait, as if by magic, these are connected to video games! You'll…

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Feature: While visiting Nettie the healer in Baldur's Gate 3 you'll be locked inside the Enclave Library. Here's how to get out.

Baldur’s Gate 3: how to get out of the Enclave Library

While on the hunt for a healer in Baldur's Gate 3 you'll come across a mysterious grove settlement filled with sages. There's a healer called Nettie here who will offer to help you with your mind-flayer problem. Things go south pretty fast, and you'll find yourself trapped in the Enclave Library. Here's how to get out.

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Making the most interesting character possible in Baldur’s Gate 3

Last week, Larian shamed us all because the data indicates we have all been making Generic Boringman in the character creation for their fantasy RPG epic Baldur's Gate III. Their point is that they have given us access to tails and horns and the sort of eyes that you can only get if you order special custom contacts from the piercings and bong shop down…

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Your Baldur’s Gate 3 character is probably boring, Larian say

Yup, that's right. You spent 45 minutes in Baldur's Gate 3's character creator looking at drow and tieflings, considering horns and tails and beards, oh my. Then you said "oh, to hell with it" and made a human Cleric with your own skin and eye color whose face is just a little more attractive than yours. That's how you're going to venture forth, is it?…

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Feature: Resting is the key to keeping your party fresh in Baldur's Gate 3. Here's how long and short rests work.

Baldur’s Gate 3 resting: how to take long and short rests

As you roam the dark crypts and monster-filled plains of Baldur's Gate 3 you'll want to keep your party's HP filled, as well as any spell slots for applicable party members. A great way to do so is by using rests. There are two kinds of rests available: short rests and long rests. Each has its benefits, which we'll explain below.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 devs would like an RTX 3080 already, thanks

Were you lucky enough to grab an RTX 3080 on release? No? Well, at least you're in good company, because it sounds like the developers of Baldur's Gate 3 weren't able to get their hands on one either. Another hotfix for the early access RPG arrived today to fix some technical troubles and multiplayer woes, including some GPU-specific problems that might've been avoided if Larian…

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Podcast episode 112: the excuse to talk about Baldur’s Gate 3 special

Alice Bee is back from holiday in time for a massive CRPG to enter early access, so this episode is supposedly about our favourite companions in games, but is really mostly about Baldur's Gate III, Larian's massive new Dungeons & Dragons-themed, reawakening-a-classic fantasy game. She and Matthew have both played a bit of it (Matthew a lot more than her), but we have a chinwag…

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s first patch has fixed several crash bugs

Larian Studios slapped a wee hotfix on Baldur's Gate 3 last night, addressing some of the more pressing technical issues. Most notably, it fixed a number of crash bugs in the fantasy RPG. This is only the first patch on another journey through early access for the makers of Divinity: Original Sin 2."We never imagined such a huge influx of players in what we had…

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Feature: The first locked chest you'll come across in Baldur's Gate 3 requires an Elaborate Key to open. Here's where to find it.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Elaborate Key: how to open the Elaborate Chest

During the opening segment of Baldur's Gate 3 you'll work your way through a terrifying ship, looking to escape. There's plenty of loot hidden around that will help give you an edge in the early hours of the game, including some valuable items hidden inside an Elaborate Chest. Problem is, you'll need an Elaborate Key to open it. Luckily, we've marked its exact location on…

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Feature: During the opening section of Baldur's Gate 3 you'll come across a woman trapped inside a Mind-Flayer pod. Can you save her?

Baldur’s Gate 3: can you save the woman trapped in the Mind-Flayer pod?

The opening of Baldur's Gate 3 takes place aboard a tentacled ship called the Nautiloid. You'll need to fight your way to the control room to initiate a warp, before the ship crashes into the fiery hellscape below. While exploring the gooey interior of the Nautiloid you'll come across a number of characters that have been captured by the Mind-Flayers, including a woman trapped inside…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 offers workarounds for crashes while working on fixes

Larian Studios launched Baldur's Gate 3 into early access last night, and were quite clear that the fantasy RPG might have a few issues needing fixing. And yup, it does. Multiplayer has particularly been a problem for some folks, with several issues causing crashes. The developers, Larian Studios say they're working to release a hotfix patch for pressing problems "as soon as possible" but, for…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 review (early access)

Baldur’s Gate III early access is a devil’s bargain: a cure for impatience, but at what cost? You can say that of any ‘pre-release’ release, but it feels apt here, given that act one of Larian’s epic RPG and Dungeons & Dragons revival is a trip through temptation country. There’s a Mind Flayer tadpole burrowing into your skull and an assorted cast of druids, healers,…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 enters early access today, and on Mac too

Today's the day for the return of an RPG classic, with Baldur's Gate 3 launching into early access at 6pm (that's 10am Pacific). Well, it's not made by the same people as ye olde games, nor is it really the same sort of RPG, and it's set a century after their story, but it is in the same Dungeons & Dragons fantasy world. Perhaps more…

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