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Hidden Path say their Dungeons & Dragons game is still happening, despite cancellation report

In a bizarre turn of events, it seems that Hidden Path’s unannounced Dungeons & Dragons game is alive and well, after recent reports it had been cancelled. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that D&D owner Wizards Of The Coast had cancelled five unannounced projects, naming Otherside Entertainment and Hidden Path as two of the studios affected. In a Twitter post last night, Hidden Path emphasised “Our epic D&D project with Wizards is still happening!”; Bloomberg, meanwhile, stand by their reporting. Read more

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Wizards of the Coast cancels development of five unannounced games

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Dungeons & Dragons publisher to focus on games “strategically aligned” with its existing brands. Wizards of the Coast has canceled at least five unannounced titles in various stages of development. According to Forbes, studios possibly impacted by the cancelations include Otherside Entertainment and Hidden Path Entertainment. The former has two games listed as in development: Thick as Thieves and immersive sim game Argos: Riders on the Storm led by industry veteran Warren Spector. Defence Grid developer and Valve collaborator Hidden…

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Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance 2 is finally coming to PC this summer

Interplay’s formerly console-exclusive action RPG Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is being re-released this summer 18 years after it spawned, marking its first appearance on PC. It’s obviously the follow up to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, which was similarly late in coming to PC (and modern consoles) at the end of last year. Scout the next game’s trailer out below. Read more

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Surprise! Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is out now on PC

Earlier this year, Black Isle Studios and Interplay Entertainment announced they were porting the old 2001 hack and slash Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance to PC and consoles. It came out on PlayStation back in summer, alas they didn’t give a date for PC. But, surprise! It’s today! PC folks can finally try out the Baldur’s Gate that console users first experienced 20 years ago. I did a full playthrough this summer and had a lovely time, at the expense of my partner, who I made sit through one of the jankiest couch co-op games in existence. Read more

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Co-op brawler Dark Alliance joins Game Pass for PC, Xbox and mobile at launch

By Sherif Saed 14 May 2021 11:06 GMT Dark Alliance is the latest game to be available in Game Pass at launch.Dark Alliance, the Dungeons and Dragons third-person co-op action brawler, will be part of Xbox Game Pass’ line-up at launch. On June 22, the game will be available for players on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Cloud.Watch on YouTubeMaking things even more interesting, Dark Alliance supports cross-play with PC and Xbox, a feature also available at launch. The four-player game takes place in Icewind Dale, and features over 30 monsters from the world of Dungeons and Dragons….

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is now getting a PC port, 20 years later

After 20 years as a console game, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is getting a PC port. (Not to be confused with D&D: Dark Alliance, the new spiritual successor coming this summer.) Baldur’s Alliance is the 2001 co-op hack and slasher set in yon Forgotten Realms. The re-release has just landed on consoles but Black Isle Studios have now announced that the game is getting a PC port for the first time too. Read more

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 17:13 GMT The 20-year old game is back.Originally released in 2001 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, then later ported to GameCube and Game Boy Advanced, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow.Watch on YouTubeIt will run you $29.99/£29.99/€29.99 and features enhanced graphics and up to 4K resolution on supported devices. Co-op is also supported. 4K will be supported on PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (thanks, IGN).Interplay and Wizards of the Coast are re-releasing the game, so don’t expect a remaster going into it.Baldur’s…

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Black Is Magic: How Magic: The Gathering Is Transforming One Teacher’s Game Club

On the wall in Mike Lawton’s classroom rests a cardboard cut-out of a Black man. It’s not Martin Luther King Jr. or any other famous Black figure from history—it’s a mage—dark skinned and powerful-looking as a spell shoots from his fingertips. It’s Teferi, one of Magic: The Gathering’s most powerful main characters known as Planeswalkers, and he’s Lawton’s students’ favorite.

Baldur’s Gate 3’s tabletop RPG prequel is cheap for Prime Day

I’m told today is Prime Day, which I can only imagine is a day wizards travel from far and wide to pay tribute to the Prime Sorcerer. Among them are Wizards Of The Coast, who come to the court of Mammon with [cms-block] deals on tabletop RPGs and Magic cards. But wait, as if by magic, these are connected to video games! You’ll find Descent Into Avernus, the Dungeons & Dragons campaign which serves as a prequel to Baldur’s Gate 3, as well as some Magic cardboard decks that are also Magic: The Gathering Arena digital decks. (more…)

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Dungeons and Dragons fans call for a removal of the term “race” from the game

Dungeons and Dragons could be doing away with the term “race” in character creation, and fans are suggesting plenty of better alternatives. Back in June, Dungeons and Dragons principal rules designer Jeremy Crawford responded to a query about a yet-to-be-announced Dungeons and Dragons product – however, the tweets recently resurfaced on ResetEra, where players are having a lengthy conversation about ways to redesign the game in a fairer and more thoughtful way.You can check out the original tweet below, which is the first piece of evidence suggesting that Dungeons and Dragons might be removing the word “race” from character generation….