First Gameplay Footage Of Legendary RPG Successor Torment

Planescape Torment is widely lauded as one of the best-written (not to mention weirdest) games of all time. It’s so revered that the Kickstarter for its spiritual successor, Torment: Tides of Numenera, raked in a whopping $US4.1 million. How’s it shaping up, though? Now, finally, you can see.

Divinity: Original Sin's First Free DLC Has A Cute Nod To Smash Bros.

And the accompanying update finally fixes dialogue in co-op. Thank goodness.

Lichdom Officially Out On Steam

Video: Lichdom, the linear first-person RPG where you play a badass battlemage, is now officially out on Steam after a nearly six-month early access period. If you liked playing a mage in Skyrim, you’ll probably enjoy this.

The New Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook Is Here

Twenty years ago I would have taken a week off for the release of a new set of Dungeons & Dragons rule books. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons Wizards of the Coast is releasing the three core 5th Edition rule books over the course of three months, starting with today’s Player’s Handbook.

As Long As JRPGs Like This Keep Coming West, My PS3 Stays Connected

Today Tecmo Koei announced that Gust’s Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, a prequel to the amazing Ar Tonelico series, is coming to Western PlayStation 3 consoles on September 23. Games like this are the reason my PS3 is the only console hooked up right now.

A Message From Level 1 Boss

Despite what probably amounts to years of experience facing what must be thousands of intrepid heroes, the Level 1 Boss you find in most RPGs is usually fairly predictable and weak. And while the heroes continue to level up and earn status and gear in their communities, Level 1 Boss never makes any kind of upward movement.

Larian's RPG Original Sin Has Been Delayed

Briefly: Larian’s RPG and the next instalment in the Divinity series, Original Sin, has been delayed so that the team can squish some last-minute bugs and record extra voice-overs. The good news is that it’s only a 10-day delay — so Original Sin is now set to arrive on PC on June 30.

Turning School Into An RPG Where You Level Up By Studying

I thought we all agreed gamification was deeply uncool and never to be mentioned again? That hasn’t stopped Classcraft‘s RPG-based program for schools spreading to 25 countries and planning to go freemium.

New Movie Is About Satanic, Killer RPGs

Are you ready to RPG? ARE YOU READY TO RPG?

Bioshock Doesn't Need To Be An FPS

Isometric RPGs will have an exciting year ahead. Just think about Pillars of Eternity or Torment: Tides of Numenera. Maybe this inspired Chris Bischoff — who’s also about to create his own isometric game — to do a mockup of the underwater world of the first Bioshock and his project, Stasis.