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Development Info Pillars of Eternity II Feature at Shacknews: Documentary, Panel Discussion, Book

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: Adam Brennecke; Carrie Patel; Chris Parker; Dan Spitzley; Feargus Urquhart; Josh Sawyer; Justin Britch; Kazunori Aruga; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Scott Everts

    This must be documentary week for RPGs. The website Shacknews (which is apparently still a thing) has inaugurated two new features - 24 'Til Launch, a series of documentaries focused on video games' last day of development, and Long Table, a series of in-depth panel discussions with game developers. It turns out that none other than Pillars of Eternity II is the subject of both series' first installments. Shacknews editor David Craddock was at Obsidian back in May, recording the documentary on the day before the game's release and the panel discussion shortly after its release. For people who closely followed Deadfire's development, there probably won't be much new in the documentary. However, the panel discussion might be worth watching if you have the time. It's interesting to hear the opinions of the less frequently seen Obsidian veterans, such as co-owner Chris Parker, designer Scott Everts and programmer Dan Spitzley. There are also a few extras, including a video of an early prototype build of Pillars of Eternity.


    So why did it take five months to release these videos, you ask? Maybe it's because David Craddock needed time to finish his free 480 page book about Pillars of Eternity and the history of the Infinity Engine RPGs, entitled Beneath a Starless Sky, so it could be released alongside them. Nice! I haven't read the book yet, but it seems to be full of interesting tidbits, though perhaps not at the level of the Pillars of Eternity chapter in Jason Schreier's Blood, Sweat, and Pixels. One thing worth noting is that Craddock was unable to elicit any information about Chris Avellone's departure from Obsidian. Apparently he was told that the two parties have entered litigation, but Chris tells us that's not the case. Oookay.
     
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  2. Mortmal Arcane

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    Enough ! Owlcat news now, tired to see this face!
     
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  3. Mortmal Arcane

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    Do it yourself Infinitron interview them, break the endless cycle of news reposting, break your shackles!
     
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  4. Diggfinger Savant

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    gonna check it out, thanks :love:

    Edit: nothing really new or interesting:(
     
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  5. toro Arcane

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    This is "Please hire us! We are begging you!" type of interview.
     
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  6. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    Pity post.
     
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  7. Van-d-all Learned

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    Yet another awful push to make PoE hȇrpa dȇrp "happen"...
     
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  8. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    Codex 2012 Dead State Project: Eternity Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Nobody cares, we have Pathfinder now.
     
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  9. Cross Savant

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    :prosper:
    Before writing a book and filming a documentary celebrating the revival of Infinity Engine RPGs, maybe he should have waited to make sure Deadfire wasn't the massive commercial flop it ended up being.
     
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  10. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Codex 2012 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech
    Was it a flop? Actually curious to the estimated sales.
     
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  11. Sailor Woedica Educated

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    Thanks infinitron, looks really cool!
     
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  12. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    haa, his balance autism was a failure. How about that Josh, the degenerate gameplay that you hate is actually preferred by players.
     
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  13. Mortmal Arcane

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    They are lucky to have no competition, if we had several games in the same caliber of kingmaker no one would even bother with poe anymore let alone buy it.
     
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  14. saeci Educated

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    why is this news?
     
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  15. Sailor Woedica Educated

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    Hey rpg queens, I'm flipping through the book and did anyone else pick up some vaguebooking from these quotes by Feargus about non-compete clauses in contracts from the Beneath a Starless Sky, chapter 24 – Pause Screen: Fighting Randomness - Feargus Urquhart on Fig and Obsidian's Future

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    ok end quote, do you think this was shade or just Ferg highlighting how friendly Obsidian can be to work for?
     
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  16. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Sounds like May Rage damage control.
     
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  17. Fairfax Arcane

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    Nothing new, Feargus bragging about things that are out of his control. :M

     
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  18. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Infinitron
    Whats with your creative rating? Implying in a passive aggressive way that my post is false. Josh was on a crusade to clamp degenerate gameplay and Dumpster fire was a commercial failure. And PoE was a massive disappointment as well, your review shenanigans didn't change it.

    never forget Infinitron:

     
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  19. Sailor Woedica Educated

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    Hi chatouc heretic! Next time don't date Aloth his romance path is pretty boring and probably effected your impression (I recommend Xoti or Tekehu for Deadfire ❤️)
     
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