It looks like all that speculation about the enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate coming to the iPad was true! I was super excited reading this, until I noticed that the URL ended in “baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-ipad-3/”. Hmm. I have an iPad 2. That’s kind of a bummer. Still, those of you with the most modern iteration of the iPad can enjoy this game! Until Baldur’s Gate 3 is released for the iPad 4 only.
A few weeks ago, I became aware through my Technical Vizier of a project called EQEmu. Not a strange, flightless bird, but rather a reverse-engineered emulator of the popular MMORPG EverQuest. I have to admit, on hearing this and then visiting the EQEmu site, it was love. Why? Let me delve a bit into the past. Back in 1999, I was a fresh-faced office drone, just out of college and looking for the kind of distraction we’ve come to know as massive multiplayer online roleplaying [...]
I’m very excited to announce that Troll in the Corner will be partnering with Deniath to bring our readers all kinds of great deals on games and geek collectibles. Deniath features private sales on all things that appeal to folks like you and me. Board games, art, collectibles, toys – just about anything if it’s got a geek interest built into it. Their mission is “To invigorate the lives of our members by feeding their geek obsessions and helping them discover new ones”. They are [...]
This past week I downloaded Red Dead Redemption for my Xbox 360. Each hour spent tapping X, Y, A, and B taught lessons, which great wargames should emulate. In my brief time with riding through the wild west gathering flowers, killing outlaws, and playing poker I glimpsed behind the game design curtain. Some of the valuable tenets, which make Read Dead Redemption a success translate to the table top. Any good game should have a great story that seduces the gamer to pick the game [...]
The press release speaks for itself: Paizo Licenses Pathfinder MMO Rights Goblinworks to Produce Next-Generation Fantasy Sandbox MMO November 21, 2011 (REDMOND, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing, LLC has licensed the MMORPG electronic gaming rights to its smash-hit Pathfinder Roleplaying Game intellectual property to Goblinworks, a Redmond, Washington game developer and publisher that will create Pathfinder Online, a next-generation fantasy sandbox massively multiplayer online game. Founded by Paizo co-owner Lisa Stevens (Pathfinder RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade, Magic: The Gathering), game industry veteran Ryan S. Dancey (Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition, EVE Online), and experienced MMO developer Mark Kalmes (Microsoft, [...]
I’ve been in something of a daze since about 12:01am early Friday morning. You see, that’s when Steam let me play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I usually write about tabletop RPGs here on TitC, but my interests are varied, and a good computer role-playing game can get its hooks into me easily if I let it. Suffice it to say, Skyrim has its hooks in me, and it has them in deep. Skyrim is, quite possibly, the best video game I have ever played. [...]