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7 months ago

Feature: Back to Albion

The lessons Of Fable and what we want from a sequel

According to the rumour-mills, we may be due another Fable in the world of Albion. A Fable 4, if you will. It's easy to shrug that off as no big deal. Fable is arguably the series most talked about for what it doesn't do rather than what it pulls off, not helped by the PT Barnum level overpromises of a certain Mr P. Molyneux. Plant…

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1 year ago

Fable Fortune delayed to later this month

After Microsoft shut down Lionhead, the studio behind Fable and Black & White, in 2016, one little shard lived on. A team had been working on a free-to-play Fable card game, named Fable Fortune [official site], and were surprisingly allowed to continue after the death of Lionhead. Flaming Fowl Studios had planned to launch Fable Fortune into early access tomorrow, Tuesday the 11th, but it…

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2 years ago

Feature: In no particular order...

Some Little Things I’ve Loved In RPGs, Vol 1

One of the main reasons I got into RPGs back in the day was that if you bought one, you were getting a lot of game for your money. That was important when there was only one birthday and one Christmas a year, and not much chance that some relative might pop their clogs in sync with Ultima VI coming out. Years later I no…

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Lionhead Studios Closed Today

Lionhead Studios, The English developer behind Fable, The Movies, and Black & White, closed down today. Peter Molyneux and other former members of Bullfrog Productions founded Lionhead in 1996, and Microsoft bought it in 2006. Molyneux himself left in 2012 to start new studio 22cans. Microsoft still haven't really explained why they're closing Lionhead. But they publicly announced in March that they were "in discussions…

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10 years ago

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Retro: Fable

Lionhead aren’t good with interfaces. Black & White’s wavy-hieroglyph spellcasting is infamous, of course, and I spent a little too much of the Christmas just gone swearing at the agony of magic selection and food-eating in Fable 2. Revisiting Fable the first though, the sequel comparative;y seems like a masterclass in elegant menu-making. This action-RPG’s wheezing, long-winded inventories, quest logs and maps are what you’d…

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