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WTF - Obsidian and inXile acquired by Microsoft

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Wunderbar, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    Guess "independant bad" will be the popular opinion soon.
     
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  2. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I'm sure getting bought out was Fargo's holy grail!
     
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  3. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    I am thrilled that man responsible for Rail Nomad Camp can now dedicate 100% of his time to game design.

    Thrilled.
     
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  4. mustawd. Arcane

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    This actually makes me wonder if Game Pass games will have in-app purchases.
     
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  5. Bohr Erudite

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    Now comes the real renaissance, not that laughable indie KS thing :salute:

     
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  6. Viata Arcane

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    I don't even care about the RPG Renaissance. Fuck this shit. Every 4 years we have an "rpg renaissance" where they release only shit rpgs, so fuck Brian Fargo. :rage:
     
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  7. Ulfhednar Learned

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    Brian Fargo implies he is to Gamepass what the Coen Brothers are to Netflix.

    Cast Iron armor for Wasteland 3 confirmed!
     
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  8. TT1 Erudite Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Do you think its possible that Obsidian is going back to work on Stormlands?
     
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  9. Quillon Cipher

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    Nope, they already made Tyranny out of it and gave it away.
     
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  10. ColonelTeacup Learned

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    It's amazing. I expect nothing from Josh, and yet he continues to disappoint me.
     
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  11. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    I have a mancrush for Josh, he has made only great games i have been enjoying for decades, plus he has great taste in video games himself and is not afraid of a couple of faggots who are going to criticize him for it...

    Skyrim is one of the best RPGs ever made, it is only proper that one of the greatest CRPG designers of all time played it... Deal with it butthurt brigade!
     
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  12. anvi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Illiterate Village Idiot Possibly Retarded

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    Microsoft were a good part of gaming for a while, Midtown Madness, Ascheron's Call, etc. They invested in an MMO that could have been amazing but they ditched all PC gaming when the Xbox was decided and have barely done anything since then. They made Xbox into what it is today. Then said they want to return to PC gaming soon. I would guess they bought some companies that were cheap yet had good staff, they will use that staff to make something that will probably be good.
     
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  13. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Age of Empires. Age of Mythology.

    Microshite had a few good ones. And then they came up with MW4 and things went downhill fast.
     
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  14. anvi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Illiterate Village Idiot Possibly Retarded

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    Age of Empires is back too, a new game coming soon. I want them to make an MMO that changes the whole genre because it needed to happen a long time ago but nobody else has the money to do it.
     
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  15. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    AoE 3 was not as good, IIRC. It was set in the Americas. I think they were running out of ideas. I'd love another AoM, though. The single player campaign was good.
     
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  16. Beastro Arcane

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    How do you run out of ideas given the series ethos? I wish they'd done a small hop from the Middle Ages into Renaissance/pike and shot instead of trying to do the 18th Century.

    Even then, I found the campaign terrible after the awesome semi-historical ones in the first two games. I mean, the way AoEs campaigns went, something like the 80 Years' War centered around narrating the quest of William of Orange, then Maurice and finally Frederick Henry practically writes itself.

    Instead of jumping around from war to war, we get some odd storyline about the Fountain of Youth and Russians invading North America through Alaska with a Tsar cannon, as if it was a Europa Universalis RTS that gave no fucks about logistics and attrition.

    The latter was the worst and I practically stopped the game then and there.
     
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  17. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Considering that they did the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in AoE2, revisiting that for AoE3 using AoE3 stuff would have been something that you'd think was pretty automatic, but...
     
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  18. Beastro Arcane

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    Especially considering how base building with fortifications goes perfectly well with siege dominated warfare in that period.
     
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  19. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Bloody depressing how much of a missed opportunity that was, but still, if they do a better AoM, which had by far the best SP campaign of the lot, I'd be happy to buy it even if it is Microshite.
     
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  20. anvi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Illiterate Village Idiot Possibly Retarded

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    I didn't like any of them much. AoE3 especially because I hated the small maps. For RTS I only play Supreme Commander series or a few of the C&C games. But gaming in general is so bad that it leaves so much scope to make big improvements.
     
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