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In this "whenever we feel like it" column, we'll be talking about, reviewing, and previewing all the best and brightest RPGs coming to the market, even if they're not "MMO" in nature.

Dragon Age's Hinterlands Unveiled

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Another week has gone by and that means more RPG news is on the offer. Thankfully, the RPG Files is here with all the news that’s fit to print, presented to you in the special, snarky way that only we can. This week we have a victory for gender equality, an extended look at Dragon Age: Inquisition, a new game from one of the producers of The Witcher coming to stores, the many collector’s editions of Bungie’s Destiny, and more. There’s always more.Posted Jul 11, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The Week in RPGs for July 4th

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The post-E3 lull doesn’t have us down! It’s another full week of RPG news here at the RPG Files. For the week of July 3rd, we have a new Dragon Age character reveal, a Witcher spin-off, Destiny predictions, and another case of professional gaming as a boys’ club. Read on for all that and more!Posted Jul 4, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Dungeon of the Endless Preview

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Dungeon of the Endless is a bit of a mind-bender to describe. In fact, when I first heard of it, I had trouble conceptualizing what the game even was. A rogue-like melded with tower defense? What does that even look like? If ever there were two genres I didn’t expect to meet, those were it. Imagine my surprise when I found that it’s also a full-fledged RPG with definite RTS leanings. Mind. Blown.Posted Jun 27, 2014 by Christopher Coke

That Wizard Came From the Moon

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Every Friday, we break down the week’s biggest news in the world of roleplaying games and serve it up fresh, all in one place. This week we have our Lion of Lannister meeting Moon Wizards in Destiny, the forty endings of Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition culled down to “only a few,” and Elite: Dangerous putting Star Citizen to shame. Read on for that and much more!Posted Jun 20, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The RPGs of E3

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June is a special time of year for gamers. This is the month of E3, an expo which is more and more being called the super bowl of gaming. It’s an apt description and this year’s conference was no let down. We have a week of coverage in store for you but until then, this is your first look at the RPGs of E3. Posted Jun 15, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The Witcher Gets a Release Date

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Each week we look into the world of RPGs, rounding up the week’s news and presenting it with our own brand of color commentary. This week we have a Witcher 3 press conference, Fable Anniversary coming to PC, Kingdom Hearts, and Dark Souls DLC. And that’s not all! Click through to read more of The Week in RPGs – June 6th, 2014.Posted Jun 6, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The Week in RPGs – May 30th, 2014

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Every week, we put the RPG back into MMORPG and bring you our take on the latest and greatest in the world of roleplaying games. This week, we have a PR bomb scare, big names and big games, militarized zombie DLC, and that's just a taste. It's been a busy week for RPGs, so join us after the cut as we review this week's news!Posted May 30, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The Week in RPG – May 23rd, 2014

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Each week, the RPG Files makes its mission to keep you updated on all the happenings in the world of roleplaying games. Whether it's the open world reaches of Dragon Age: Inquisition or the down-the-sights action of Destiny, if there's news, we've got you covered. With our own commentary, of course. This week we're talking Wasteland 2, Transistor, Child of Light, Gauntlet, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and so much more. Join us as we explore the Week in Review.Posted May 23, 2014 by Christopher Coke

The Week in RPG News - May 16th 2014

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Welcome to the first edition of the RPG Files: Week in Review! Each week we round up the biggest RPG stories from around the web, making it our mission to catch you up on all that's happening in the world of roleplaying games. With our own brand of color commentary, of course. Ready to gather your party and venture forth? Then check your inventory, grab a potion or two, and let's dungeon crawl our way through the week's news!Posted May 16, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Warhammer: Carnage: A First Look

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Action RPGs continue to get better on mobile platforms. Fans of the in depth Warhammer 40,000 universe will be excited to fight their way through all kinds of foes in the upcoming moble side-scrolling RPG: Carnage. The game puts players in the super armor of a Space Marine and has them fend off Orks and other baddies. We spoke to Kayla Kinnunen about the project to get an idea of what it is like to put the epic universe into a much smaller platform. Posted May 5, 2014 by Garrett Fuller

Grim Dawn: A Gritty, Visceral Action RPG

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Members of the original TQ team banded together to form Crate Entertainment, now hard at work on another action RPG, Grim Dawn. Grim Dawn uses a modernized version of the game engine developed for Titan Quest and is currently in alpha testing on Steam. As the name implies, the world is a grim and depressing place. Humanity is quite literally on the verge of extinction with two warring factions bent on its destruction. Posted Mar 14, 2014 by Suzie Ford

Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past Review

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It isn’t often you get to play a game that feels authentically like it was made 8 years ago. While it may be a bit of an exaggeration to describe Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past in such a way, it also isn’t very far off. With Demons of the Past, we are not only getting a standalone expansion in the series that doesn’t require owning previous iterations, but we are also finally seeing the end of the Spellforce 2 story.Posted Jan 20, 2014 by David Jagneaux

Wasteland 2: About 30% Finished and Awesome

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One of my all-time-top-ten-life-decisions (hey, I'm 23 there haven't been many) is when I traded-in Wario Land on Gameboy and made off with Fallout 2. In an act of incredible foresight, and laughable PEGI standards, I managed to snag one of the greatest RPGs ever simply on the basis that I thought the 'guy on the box looks proper cool'.Posted Jan 10, 2014 by Adam Tingle

What Makes a Role Playing Game?

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Some of you may have noticed over the past few weeks the site has covered a number of RPGs. This subtle shift may indicate changes that are coming to the website, or the editor might just be toying with the heartstrings of a middle aged man. Either way those articles have prompted me to start thinking lately on what makes a game a RPG?Posted Jan 9, 2014 by Robert Lashley

Edge of Space - The World is Alive & Working Against You

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In our latest RPG Files, we take a look at a brand new sandbox title, Edge of Space, that is currently in its beta phase of development. Described as a world hostile to players, it's a game that should have sandboxers excited. Read on to find out more.Posted Dec 27, 2013 by Christina Gonzalez

Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Edition: D&D Perfection

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Most MMO players look fondly back at one or two single player RPGs that 'changed their lives'. One of the most commonly heard names is Baldur's Gate 2. Recently an 'enhanced edition' arrived on scene. We take a look at how the new edition meets a new generation of gamers in today's RPG Files. Read on and then let us know about your BG2 memories and experiences with the enhanced edition in the comments.Posted Dec 24, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Van Helsing: Staying True to Action-RPG

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing may not be an MMO, but as an independently made ARPG, it's something we think you all ought to take notice of. Reaching cult-hit status via Steam success, a sequel has recently been announced. We interviewed NeoCore games about the first game and its forthcoming sequel. Read on!Posted Dec 16, 2013 by Garrett Fuller