It's an exciting time to be a Path of Exile fan. This past weekend proved to be one of the most eventful in the game's history, as developer Grinding Gear Games hosted the first ever ExileCon in New Zealand. It was there a number of huge announcements were made, including Path of Exile 2, the game's 3.9 Conquerors of the Atlas update, and Path of Exile Mobile.
Following the weekend's festivities, we chatted with GGG managing director Chris Wilson about all the big news, including how long projects like Path of Exile 2 and Path of Exile Mobile have been in the works, the design philosophy behind Path of Exile 2, and how Blizzard's now infamous Diablo Immortal announcement last year helped inform how to announce Path of Exile Mobile.
The Holidays are almost upon us, and in the mad scramble to arrive whole and sane at the finish line, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are about to come sauntering in to let us know that they're kind of a big deal. With a solid focus on physical merchandise this day really is one of the best times to grab the perfect gift for family, friends, and loved ones while leaving the impact on the wallet a bit easier to handle.
Excitement mounts as ExileCon prepares to bring some massive news to Exiles all over the world, and some massive changes to Wraeclast. Launched officially by Grinding Gear Games in October of 2013, Path of Exile has seen a host of changes and updates that have catapulted the game to the forefront of action RPGs and garnered critical acclaim from all corners. Now, as patch 4.0 looms nearer, the developers of the game are hosting the first ever ExileCon as a way for fans to see what’s coming next and to connect with their expansive community.
Video games are a great vehicle for allowing their players to be someone else for a short time, whether that be someone completely different or an idolized version of themselves. RPG's have done this for countless years, but there are more and more games nowadays exploring the idea of being someone, or something, that is wildly different than you might expect. The games in this week's official Wiki roundup allow players to explore a side of themselves they may have never known existed, whether that be a multi-talented fox, a wild-west gangster, a combat psychiatrist, or even an island!
The Outer Worldsis the latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment which leverages its incredible writing to create memorable characters. Thankfully, some of these characters are capable of being recruited as companions! Their main job is to aid you in combat, but you'll also find them interjecting during conversations with other NPC's on occasion. The companion system in The Outer Worlds is quite expansive, and this guide will serve as a deep-dive into companion mechanics, including how to recruit each of the six companions! Additionally, this guide was created to be as spoiler-free as possible.
The variety of games available for people to play nowadays is vast and endless, and it never ceases to amaze me the creativity of game developers. In this week's Official Wiki Roundup, we have four completely different experiences which are sure to add a little variety in your life!
The Outer Worlds is an incredibly enjoyable single-player RPG with fantastic writing and satisfying gameplay. There are so many choices regarding your character progression that things can get a little overwhelming at times, but our beginner's guide will set you on the path to success! These tips are things we wish that we knew before getting started in The Outer Worlds, but come from having put significant time into the game. Additionally, we've done our best to keep this guide as spoiler free as possible.
BlizzCon is Blizzard Entertainment's annual convention which brings the fans of their games together to at the Anaheim Convention Center in California to celebrate the games that they love. Next weekend, starting November 1st and running through the 3rd, Blizzard is expected to reveal major announcements for all of their franchises during the opening ceremony, which is live streamed for free. During the rest of the convention Blizzard will host countless panels with developers that deep dive into the upcoming content.
There are so many huge game releases nowadays that it's easy to miss out on some amazing smaller titles that tend to slip through the cracks. Smaller titles can sometimes feel rough around the edges, but more often than not they are able to take greater risks with their design. This sometimes leads to some absolutely outstanding gems of games, and often allows us to re-live nostalgic experiences that we loved in older titles. With that said, we invite you to take a look at three games that may scratch that itch for you in this week's official Wiki roundup!
The original Fantasy General saw release in 1996, the third installment in Strategic Simulations’ Five Star General series. It may have been more than two decades later, but on September 5, 2019, Fantasy General II arrived to the joy of old-school strategy gamers everywhere, all made possible thanks to the efforts of developer Owned by Gravity and publisher Slitherine. But how did the revival of this classic strategy title come to be? We recently chatted with Jan Wagner, managing director of Owned by Gravity, to learn more.