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Obsidian Entertainment

  1. [UPDATED] GOG Customer Service Rep Argues With Customer over Transphobia in Pillars of Eternity

    A random defense of a joke that the game's developers already decided not to defend—in case you thought we could have nice things.

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  2. Obsidian Entertainment Removes Transmisogynistic Joke From Pillars of Eternity at Gamers’ Urging

    Last Sunday, Twitter user Erika Victorious spoke up after finding a transmisogynistic "joke" in some of Pillars of Eternity's backer-submitted content.

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  3. [UPDATED] Transphobic Joke in Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity Sparks Legitimate Concern; Jerks Whine Over Censorship

    Dragon Age Inquisition's Krem set a pretty great example earlier this year of how to respectfully write a trans character into a world where not everyone they interact with will necessarily be understanding, but some backer-submitted content in Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity recently demonstrated the exact opposite.

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  4. Bask in the Glory That is In-Game Footage from Project Eternity

    Project Eternity from Obsidian Entertainment, which is composed of a lot of folks that helped make Black Isle Studios the role-playing video game powerhouse that it once was, is about as close as we're ever going to get to a new role-playing game using the Infinity Engine -- the backbone of games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. That's more or less how the successful Kickstarter campaign was initially pitched, and now they've put out a video full of in-game footage that certainly seems to prove their claim.

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  5. Obsidian’s Project Eternity Now Officially the Most Funded Video Game on Kickstarter

    Ladies and gentlemen, Obsidian Entertainment's new fantasy role-playing game franchise is now officially the most funded video game on Kickstarter. As of writing, Project Eternity has eight hours left to go and has raised an impressive $3,568,295. That's not even counting the money they've been given via PayPal in addition to the normal Kickstarter method. Their current official total puts them a few hundred thousand above the previous record-holder, Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure.

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  6. Publishers Contacted Obsidian in Attempt to Exploit Kickstarter

    The whole point of Kickstarter, and crowdfunding in general, is to avoid the typical pitfalls associated with dealing with publishers and similar lending institutions. For video games, being funded by a publisher often means that said publisher actually owns the rights to your games, among other unfortunate side effects. So, a publisher attempting to manipulate a developer into launching a Kickstarter only to have all the unfortunate side effects attached is just about the worst thing, and exactly what Obsidian Entertainment is claiming happened to them.

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  7. Obsidian, Folks Behind Fallout, Launch Kickstarter for Brand New Franchise

    Obsidian Entertainment, the company composed of industry veterans behind games like Fallout and Planescape: Torment, has been teasing that something's coming down the pipe for a few days now. Finally, we know: They're bringing the band back together making a brand new isometric fantasy role-playing game for PC called Project Eternity. They need the help of their fans, however, as they're ditching the publisher model and hitting up Kickstarter.

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