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Here’s 85 minutes of Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay to watch

Following Saturday's news that Baldur's Gate 3 will (maybe) launch in early access in August, developers Larian last night showed more of the fantasy RPG - and what's changed since we last saw it. Let's see... the narrator has switched to second-person, the initiative system has been tweaked, and hey look it's over an hour of new gameplay footage, there's loads in here.

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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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The Guerrilla Collective indie showcase has been delayed in support of Black Lives Matter

Guerrilla Collective, the upcoming online showcase for indie developers, has been postponed until June 13th in support of Black Lives Matter. Originally due to start on the 6th, Guerrilla Collective is one of the many not-E3 digital events due to take place over the next couple of weeks, with lots of mystery announcements from a range of devs and publishers like Paradox Interactive and Larian…

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In case there was any doubt, Baldur’s Gate 3’s new sizzle reel confirms rooms full of fire

Maybe it was the dragons that clued you in. There sure was a lot of fire breathing in that opening cinematic Larian Studios showed off for Baldur's Gate 3. Or maybe you've played Larian's last big RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 in which every single fight has, in my personal experience, a 100% chance to turn into a giant inferno. Larian posted a short and…

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Larian Studios, ZA/UM, and lots of other indie developers are having their own showcase in June

I was just a tad sad when E3 organisers announced that they wouldn't be doing their own big digital event after cancelling the physical conference amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Not to worry though, we lose one E3 and get like, five to replace it apparently. A bunch of indie developers and publishers have all squaded up to do their own thing which they're calling…

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The joy of playing a great game before its superior sequel

I’m having a moment in Divinity: Original Sin. I’m lost in the limitless depths of my inventory, its small icons denoting vague categories which make me forget which character was meant to give what to whom, or where I put that unidentified sarong I swear I picked up in the last battle. Meanwhile, the NPCs in the market square around me are repeating their lines…

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Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 will build on the series’ existing story, say Larian

Baldur's Gate 3 is well out of the bag now and despite the lengthy gameplay reveal that Larian hosted at PAX East last month I have oh so many questions. So do you lot, it seems. Larian hosted an AMA yesterday to answer them all and though there were a few things they declined to answer, we've mostly rolled well on our Persuasion checks and come…

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RPS asks: turn-based or real-time with pause combat?

Now that we've gotten a proper look at Baldur's Gate 3, the ol' war machines are firing up. Baldur's Gate games from years of yore featured the combat shared by other Infinity Engine games—real time action with the ability to pause and dictate to your party. Baldur's Gate 3, developed by those Larian folks of Divinity: Original Sin 2 fame, will have turn-based combat similar…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 will let you toss your boots, barrels, even your buddies

At last we've gotten our first look at Baldur's Gate 3 and I—liker of both Baldur's Gate and Divinity: Original Sin 2—am feeling quite swell about what we've seen, but RPS have even more interview goodies yet. In the gameplay reveal this week, Larian CEO Swen Vincke takes off his character's boots and throws them at an enemy as a last-ditch escape manoeuvre. During an…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 release date, trailer, system requirements, everything we know

Baldur's Gate 3 looks like it might be Larian Studios' most ambitious game yet - and if you've played Divinity: Origin Sin 2, you'll know that's saying something. Below we've answered the biggest questions about the upcoming RPG, from the Baldur's Gate 3 release date to our knowledge of the game's setting, companions, system requirements, and more.

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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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Baldur’s Gate 3 revealed in leaked screens ahead of tonight’s big unveiling

The official "World Gameplay Reveal" of Baldur's Gate 3 is due to happen live on stage and stream tonight buuut some website has jumped the gun and leaked a load of screenshots early. They confirm that, as you might expect from the coming-together of Baldur's Gate and the studio behind Divinity: Original Sin, it's a top-down RPG with a cinematic conversation view and an air…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 will hit Steam Early Access this year

We won't be waiting too much longer to get our hands on Baldur's Gate 3, as it's making its way to Steam Early access later this year. Since it was announced at E3, Larian Studios have kept pretty quiet about the game. But with PAX East fast approaching, it looks like the studio also behind Divinity: Original Sin are getting ready for some big reveals…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 may be out this year if you believe this goof-up by Google

Evidence is mounting for a Baldur's Gate 3 release date getting announced before the month is out. Better yet, that drop date (if we do in fact get one) could be before 2020 ends. Larian have already teased, well, something happening in February. Larian's CEO Swen Vincke's been doing the vaguetweeting thing. Now, Google have accidentally slipped up, mentioning Baldur's Gate 3 on a list…

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Divinity: Original Sin 2’s free Order & Magic DLC makes it easier to keep a kitty as a pet

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has had a couple of free Gift Bags drop already. Think of them as small mutators that add little features to the base game which you can toggle on or off. The first bag added new customisation options and a respec mirror onboard the Lady Vengeance. Bag two had herb gardens, talent tweaks, and action point increases. But bag three, Order…

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Divinity spin-off Fallen Heroes is on indefinite hold

Larian today announced that Divinity: Fallen Heroes, the combat-focused spin-off from Divinity: Original Sin 2, is on indefinite hold. First announced in March and due to launch this November, it just needs more time and resources than anyone has right now. It sounds like they do plan to return and pick it back up at some point, but don't hold your breath. Or do hold…

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 has cross-platform saves with new Switch edition

The Steam release of Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition now has cross-platform saves with the Switch version, which launched last night. PC peeps can upload their saves to the cloud to take out and about on Nintendo's wee console, which can also upload back to the digital æther. So yep, you can swap the same save back and forth between systems. I still haven't…

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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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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The pets immortalised in videogames by their developer owners

Matthew Holland never planned to add his dogs to Divinity: Original Sin 2. It happened on a lark, but turned into a wholesome story about his two canine companions. Holland worked as a scripter at Larian, the studio behind the fantasy RPG. While they were designing Fort Joy, an introductory island prison, the team came up with a quest about two separated dogs who wanted…

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