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Obsidian announces fantasy RPG Project Eternity

Omri Petitte at

Obsidian's secretive countdown to an unnamed project prophetically featuring "a lone voice crying out in mourning" ticked to zero today and unveiled Project Eternity, the working title of an isometric, party-based tribute to classic Infinity Engine games of yore.


Saturday Crapshoot: Gender Wars

Richard Cobbett at

Every week, Richard Cobbett rolls the dice to bring you an obscure slice of gaming history, from lost gems to weapons grade atrocities. This week, misogyny meets misandry in a battle of the sexes with only one redeeming feature... nobody's going to turn it into a first person shooter any time soon.

Syndicate was brilliant. You, as a ruthless corporate executive, commanding four brainwashed cyborgs on a mission of pure greed and avarice. Cyberpunk cities, filled with a terrified populace to brainwash and turn into your own personal army. A victim somewhere below, a poor soul you can almost imagine getting up in the morning and ambling to his bathroom for a quick pee, only to look out of the window and see the entire city outside, every glazed-eyed citizen clutching mini-guns and Uzis and Gauss guns, up to and including his own protectors. And as the warm trickle runs down his leg and onto the floor, you sit in your evil, all-seeing blimp, steeple your fingers, and whisper the single word: "Excellent."

Gender Wars is Syndicate, only mixed with a Boys vs. Girls soccer match.

Talk about two tastes that go together like caviar and stupid.