Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian's new but old fashioned role-playing game Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been delayed a month on PC. Rather than come out 3rd April it will now be released 8th May.

"We know you're as excited as we are about the upcoming launch of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire," said Obsidian in a statement. "As you have probably guessed, Deadfire is a huge game - significantly larger than the original Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian has been working harder than Abydon himself to make every inch of it awesome, as well as incorporating all the great feedback we have been getting from everyone playing the backer beta.

"With this in mind, we are taking just a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game."

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Saint Paddy's Day, March 17, is a celebration best known for Irish music, drinking, shamrocks, drinking, Leprechauns, Guinness, and drinking. Digital games distributor GOG now throws videogames into the green-whirring festivities with its St Patrick's Day Sale—running now through March 19.  

With savings of up to 90 percent on over 300 games, highlights from the limited-time discount period include parkour-meets-zombie stomper Dying Light, and high fantasy role-players Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition. Catch these for £20.09/$26.39, £15.39/$20.19 and £26.29/$34.59 respectively. 

Other favourites of mine include gorgeous puzzle platformer Little Nightmares, which is on sale for £/$10.49 at half price, and Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines which is just £3.79/$4.99. If you haven't picked that up before now, you absolutely should. 14 years old or not, it's well worth your time. 

As is often the case with GOG sales, this one's lucky dip-type offer plays to its Paddy's Day theme. "Every Leprechaun Hat costs $3 (or your local equivalent) and contains one Mystery Game," explains GOG. "Every Mystery Game is on sale right now for at least $3.49, up to $19.94. That means every Mystery Game is worth more than the hat and you'll always get a safe deal."

Check out GOG's St Patrick's Day Sale in full over here

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Forget Sea of Thieves' boats and check out Pillars of Eternity 2's! They're a whole new feature in the sequel and there's a lot more to them than I expected.

Your boat is a mobile home and your way around the Deadfire archipelago, although you have to keep an eye on resources you gobble while you explore - it's quite expensive in that regard.

Boats are operated by a crew you collect on your journeys around the world and they occupy positions on your ship according to their proficiencies, which seem to be Boatswain, Helmsman, Navigator, Cannoneer, Surgeon, Cook and Deckhand.

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Sprawling role-playing sequel Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, which looks every bit a Sure Thing, has not only been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it's been confirmed for Nintendo Switch.

Red Cerberus will handle the console conversions, not Paradox Arctic which did the Pillars of Eternity 1 PS4 and Xbox One ports. [This article previously and erroneously stated Paradox Arctic would handle the conversions.]

Those Pillars 1 ports were perfectly playable but the loading screen waits mounted up after a while. Nevertheless, they're technical hurdles I'm sure can be overcome, and if the Switch version works fluidly enough, it could be an ideal platform for a long, winding, adventure. You could play while on the toilet, for example, or while pretending to be asleep in bed.

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Obsidian and Versus Evil have announced a 3rd April release date for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. The game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux.

There are three editions to consider - standard, Deluxe, and Obsidian - plus pre-order incentives. One incentive is a white hawk pet to serve as a kind of flashy parrot aboard your ship in the game - Pillars 2 has base ships, remember. Another incentive is a black pirate flag for your ship. A pirate flag!

The more expensive editions pack a few digital bonuses as well as some in-game tidbits. Most notable is the $75 Obsidian Edition, which grants you the game's first three $10 DLC expansions, which I hadn't heard about before.

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What’s your favourite paradox? My current one is ‘how can the many awesome games in The Humble Paradox Bundle 2018 cost so little money?’. Wait, that’s not a paradox – it’s just a really good deal. Looks like I need to finish this news post then head back to paradox school.

Fortunately I won’t need to enrol to enjoy the games on offer here. This bundle has 8 in total, with highlights including Obsidian’s RPG Pillars of Eternity and the surprisingly funny wizard brawler Magicka 2. This is Paradox though, so best of all is the selection of sprawling strategy games. Let’s dive in!



The new Humble Bundle is a handsome collection of games from Paradox Interactive, beginning with a $1 entry-level bundle that will net you the city building sim Cities in Motion 2, the co-op arcane adventure Magicka 2, and the fantasy RTS Majesty 2.   

Up your payment a few bucks more—to around $6 currently—and you'll wave goodbye to a great deal more of your gameplay hours with Crusader Kings 2 and the Old Gods DLC, the old-school RPG Pillars of Eternity, the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection, and Europa Universalis 3 Complete, a game that spans 300 years and gives players more than 250 "historically accurate countries" to rule. 

The top of the heap, for $12, adds just a single game to the mix, but it's a good one and relatively new as Paradox releases go: The interstellar grand strategy game Stellaris. We expressed hope in our mostly-positive review that patches and expansions would "fill the gaps and smooth out the omissions and weird quirks of diplomacy," and while I can't say for certain whether that's happened, the developers certainly look like they've been up to something: Paradox posted the 101st developer diary update, discussing the upcoming Apocalypse expansion and 2.0 "Cherryh" update, just last week. 

Funds raised by the Humble Paradox Interactive Bundle will support Doctors Without Borders by default, although you can opt for a different charity if you wish. It will be available until February 6. 


Earlier this week, Take-Two's brand new label Private Division was named publisher of Obsidian's big and secret, in-development role-playing game.

Take-Two, the parent company of 2K and Rockstar, is a big name, and what big names have been doing recently - Activision Blizzard, EA and Warner - is pushing loot boxes in their games. The question naturally followed: will Private Division push Obsidian to do the same?

It prompted an official response from the studio as well as a very short video featuring the leaders of the new Obsidian game project, Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Cain.

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Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that define genres, and Obsidian Entertainment, developers of classic games like Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, today announced that Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.

Definitive Edition, the comprehensive version of Obsidian’s award-winning, best-selling cRPG, Pillars of Eternity, includes the original game alongside both of its released expansions, all premium extras, and an all-new bundle of content, called the “Deadfire Pack,” inspired by Obsidian’s upcoming Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

This complete version provides fans with the full suite of all Pillars of Eternity-related content ever created by Obsidian, providing every piece of the experience in a single, convenient package.

Definitive Edition includes:
  • The original Pillars of Eternity, winner of multiple awards for its rich story, lush art style, and incredible depth of choice -- a modern RPG that calls back the classics like Baldur’s Gate
  • The complete, expanded world, characters, and content from The White March: Parts I & II, which adds new places to travel, companions to adventure with, and quests to complete – and which expands greatly on the story of Pillars
  • All premium content originally sold with Pillars of Eternity: Royal Edition, including the original soundtrack, a digital collector's book, an original novella set in the Pillars universe, and much, much more
  • The all-new Deadfire Pack DLC, which includes new in-game items to earn and discover,and new portraits from the forthcoming sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, releasing in 2018

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