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Extra Credit: Knights of the Old Republic

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Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR for short), is notable for many reasons.  Developers BioWare and Obsidian not only created a new plotline, in fact part of a new history, of Star Wars, but managed to also do so with RPG elements.  From the moment development began to the release of the sequel, KOTOR is definitely an influential part of the video game universe of Star Wars.  This episode delves into development, mechanics, and release of both titles in the series.


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Written by Fred Rojas

December 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Alpha Protocol Game Club

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For the July game club Jam and Fred are joined by Chip Cella of the B-Team to discuss the Obsidian developed title Alpha Protocol.  A story-based game all about making decisions, the boys talk about the myriad of choices they made to craft a personalized spy story.


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Written by Fred Rojas

August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

The Making of Fallout New Vegas

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Many of you are probably as psyched and Jam was to hear about the announcement of Fallout 4.  Many consider the true Fallout series developers were creators Black Isle Studios (Fallout and Fallout 2 on PC), which is why fans appreciated Fallout 3 but were more psyched for Fallout New Vegas.  Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, largely made up of former Black Isle members, Fallout New Vegas was more like the original Fallout titles adapted to the newer and more shiny Fallout 3 engine.  The limited edition of the game contained many fun items, some you care about and some you don’t.  Of those, the most interesting is a bonus disc chronicling the development of Obisidan’s new take on the post apocalyptic wasteland and more importantly Las Vegas in that land.  Above is the 8-part, almost an hour documentary on Fallout New Vegas.

Written by Fred Rojas

June 14, 2015 at 10:38 am