• Earthbound Rap Mashup Is Appropriately Odd

      Earthbound might be old enough to warrant the moniker "cult classic" at this point, but Nintendo's beloved SNES-era RPG has still managed to win over new fans ever since it came to the Wii U last year. One such player fell in love with the game so wholly that he's now honored it with—what else?—a rap mashup tribute.

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  • Going Analogue: What MMOs Can Learn From LARPs

    …. For example, both feature lots of people inhabiting the same place with different ideas about what makes for a good time. There are MMORPG players who just want to kill stuff and become powerful. Others want role-play full of intrigue and romance. Some just want to shank up other players. Some want it all. LARPers are very much the same and event organisers…

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  • I Hate Starting New Games In RPGs

    … game? It's just... there are all these numbers. And skills. And traits. What if I make the wrong choice and, hours later, have to start over to play the way I want? This always seems to happen to me when I start a new RPG (or a classic I haven't played before), and most recently I've been stuck at the starting line in both Fallout 2 and Wasteland 2…

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  • Stories of a Gamer: Bunneh3000′s History Of Gaming

    … to have today was set in stone. I would save my PC gaming for hardcore sports sims like NBA Live, Front Page Sports Pro Football as well as strategy games like Master of Orion, Homeworld, Age of Wonders, Dune 2000, and more. I’d also play ‘traditional’ RPGs like Bards Tale, Wizardry, Pool of Radiance, Hillsfar, Betrayal at Krondor, Buck Rodgers…

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  • This guy is compiling a digital book that will review over 280 computer RPGs--and when it's done, yo

    … This guy is compiling a digital book that will review over 280 computer RPGs—and when it's done, you can get it for free. Developers like Obsidian's Chris Avellone have already agreed to participate. "The book is going well, but I need some spotlight to travel into the far reaches of the internet and reach fans with stories to tell," curator Felipe Pepe tells Kotaku. You can see some sample reviews here, and keep track of his progress on Google Docs. Read more... …

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  • Why NPCs Always Have The Same One-Liners

    … Dorkly has the answer in their latest comic about why all the NPCs in various stores act weird and repeat the same sentences over and over again. It's absolutely not because their AI is simple. Check out more Dorkly comics here. Why RPG NPCs Always Repeat Themselves [Dorkly] To contact the author of this post, write to: gergovas@kotaku.com…

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  • The 12 Most Obnoxious Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

    … In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters. Top image by DeviantArtist…

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  • 15 More Obscure RPGs We Wish Had Sequels

    … Following last week's List of 7 Obscure RPGs I Wish Had Sequels, there were so many incredible suggestions from Kotaku readers that we're doing it again. I had a dream last night that I watched a secret Stanley Kubrick film that hadn't been…Read moreRead on The list below includes RPGs and action RPGs readers wanted sequels for. It references…

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  • Freeware Garden: SanctuaryRPG

    … Describing SanctuaryRPG as a huge, hilarious and most honorable devourer of free time would be an understatement. Also, a rather vague statement too, as this freeware beauty also happens to be a proper, full-fledged text-based RPG with some terrific ASCII illustrations and outrageous bosses, that lets you fantasize about being anything from…

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  • Natural Doctrine Cross-Plays In Multiplayer Modes All Playstation Consoles

    … Strategy RPG fans rejoice! The brilliant minds at NIS America decided to partner with Kadokawa games to bring the latest in cross-buy and cross-play fantastical-ness. In the single player game, you play as the medieval master of swordy-ness named Geoff. With his two female warrior companions, they are tasked with raiding goblin controlled…

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  • Feature Friday: Five horrible X-Men games, and a beg for one that delivers

    … basic fighting engine. It’s two sequels are just as bad, which makes you wonder why Activision kept pumping them out. X-Men - This initial X-Men title from the Genesis days was almost as big a let down as my number one (which you’ll see in a second). Set almost entirely in the Danger Room (yes really), this game had a great roster of X-Men…

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  • The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

    … Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's golden days. Read…

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  • The Angry Birds RPG Is Here, And It's Surprisingly Fun

    Angry Birds Epic: The game is free, download from Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store! http://download.epic.angrybirds.com Angry Birds Epic -- the all-new role-playing adventure set on a fantasy Piggy Island! Find out more about the game and MAKE YOUR VERY OWN EPIC TRAILER at http://epic.angrybirds.

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