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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.

2 months ago

Feature: Can't wait till someone invents a Rules Lawyer AI

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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3 months ago

Feature: Time and dice wait for no Alice

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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Feature: Purple rain, purple rain...

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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4 months ago

Feature: Roll for perception

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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8 months ago

Feature: Consider your predicament

Baldur’s Gate 3 will (maybe) hit early access in August… and that trailer got me well excited

Today's Guerilla Collective stream treated us to two tasty nuggets from the Forgotten Realms, as Baldur's Gate 3 got its first official trailer, and also a tentative early access release date of "August (Maybe)". That 'Maybe' is, understandably, doing a lot of heavy lifting right now, as developers Larian Studios can't be certain what will and won't be possible under the looming spectre of the…

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11 months ago

Feature: Gather your party

Baldur’s Gate 3 is nearly here, and it looks as good as you hope

If you play tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons - heck, if you play a lot of video games like Hitman or XCOM where you rely on a blend of skill and luck - you'll know that it's more fun when everything goes wrong but you manage to make it through anyway. Things going according to plan are boring. This is why it was great…

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2 years ago

Feature: The games that excited us

The best games of E3 2019

We've been drowned by E3 2019 this past week, but maybe you only waded into the river of game reveals and new trailers up to your ankles. If you didn't get your hair wet, there might be some gems among the flotsam and jetsam that you missed. That's what this post is for: we've rounded up our picks for the best games of E3, based…

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Feature: A liveblog, but different

The Cheerer and the Jeerer – the PC Gaming Show at E3 as it happened

Matt: Brendy never made it home last night, after jeering his way through Bethesda's conference in person. The hotel room is lonely and I miss him very much, but the PC Gaming Show must go on. Welcome to the "I'm the only one that's here-ah", where I cheer and jeer at the cheery RPS fanzine's show by myself. Brendan Wraithwell: Don't worry, I've got your…

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Feature: "We're building a rollercoaster!"

Baldur’s Gate 3 announced, from the creators of Divinity: Original Sin

They call it Ceremorphosis. The excruciating seven day process by which a humanoid might transform into a Mind Flayer. Stick one illithid tadpole in the brain and one week later you’ve got an octopus for a head and a craving for more grey matter. And what better visual metaphor for the return of Baldur’s Gate: the adventure that lodged in the hearts and minds of…

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6 years ago

Feature: Even now, villains wait, checking their watches. "Where are the heroes?" they wonder.

The Quests That Got Cancelled

It's a great time for RPGs at the moment, with just about every name, flavour and celebrity from the old days finding a new lease of life through Kickstarter and a freshly hungry audience. Most series and creators though have had at least one game fall prey to development hell - sometimes with their ideas resurfacing in later titles, sometimes with everything simply lost to…

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9 years ago

Beamdog “Interested” In Casting Icewind Dale Remake

Generally, it's pretty cringe-inducing to watch publishers get ahead of themselves. "Annual sequels, comic book tie-ins, and a movie deal that will pass across the desk of at least one noteworthy director before getting indefinitely shelved," they excitedly proclaim. Then things inevitably don't go as planned, and everyone has a good, long sob. I want to believe Beamdog when it says Baldur's Gate 3 is more…

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Baldur’s Gate III: “We’re Totally Thinking Kickstarter”

Oh boy. Here's my theory - throughout the year there will be numerous Kickstarter projects that people become excited about, pledge money to and then look forward to. Fatigue will set in due to the number of awesome concepts being put forward by wonderful people, but it isn't fatigue alone that will end this fascination. My belief is that one day the perfect Platonic ideal…

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