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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Three Reasons Why The Stick Of Truth Succeeds

    When South Park: The Stick of Truth was delayed from December 2013 until last week, Ubisoft made it clear that the game didn’t meet quality standards . That red flag led me to skepticism that Obsidian would deliver the kind of experience fans of the show have been waiting years for. I have rarely... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – South Park: The Stick Of Truth

    It's over! But you can check out the archive below. Today marks the release of the hilarious South Park: The Stick of Truth, and we're big fans of the game here at GI. We wanted to show off some of its humor and gameplay, so we'll be going live with it a little later on this afternoon. Andrew... More
  • Blog Post: Five South Park Episodes To Watch Before Playing The Stick Of Truth

    As any fan of South Park expects, The Stick of Truth is filled with references to the show's 17 years on the air. If you're a casual fan or haven't seen the show at all, some of the more substantial references may be lost on you. Here's a list of five episodes to watch, and how they fit... More
  • Blog Post: Trey Parker And Matt Stone Discuss South Park: The Stick Of Truth

    It's been a long time since we revealed South Park: The Stick of Truth on our January 2012 cover . Since then, its publisher THQ has gone belly-up and the game has been picked up by Ubisoft. Luckily for fans of the show (and comedic video games), the Obsidian-developed game is still on track for... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Much Kickstarting Is Too Much?

    Tim Schafer and Double Fine launched another Kickstarter today while their previously Kickstarted game is still deep in development. Are you still on board? Double Fine isn’t the only company to go down this route . Brian Fargo’s Inxile Entertainment is still cranking away at Wasteland 2... More
  • Blog Post: Wishlist: Obsidian’s Project Eternity

    The hardcore role-playing developers at Obsidian Entertainment currently hold the Kickstarter record for most money raised for a video game. Their upcoming isometric party-based RPG, currently going by the working title of Project Eternity, is envisioned as a direct successor to the Infinity Engine titles... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Obsidian: The Game

    When embarking on the trip to Obsidian Entertainment, we never could have guessed that we'd actually be getting two exclusive game reveals. Upon entering the studio, our eyes were immediately drawn to the modest arcade cabinet sitting in the dining area. From the mind of South Park: The Game programmer... More
  • Blog Post: Obsidian's Favorite South Park Episodes

    Ever since we decided to put South Park: The Game on the cover of the January issue of Game Informer, we here in the office have been sharing and reciting our favorite moments from the show. From the Asspen episode to the commercial for the "Wild Wacky Action Bike" , there are too many incredible... More
  • Blog Post: Back To Basics: Animating South Park: The Game

    Shon Stewart is an animation geek. He animated some 2D projects while in college but quickly learned the art of 3D animation for projects like Fallout: New Vegas. Now he's the lead animator on South Park: The Game and his primary directive is to dissect the animation of South Park and recreate it... More
  • Blog Post: What You'll Find In South Park

    Find out what you'll be collecting and using to bash other kids with in the world of South Park. When Obsidian first began creating items, armor, and weapons for South Park: The Game, the team made all kinds of fancy swords and impressive garb. When South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone... More
  • Blog Post: Capturing The Sounds Of South Park

    The voices of Matt Stone and Trey Parker have become synonymous with comedic gold. A majority of the voices in South Park are performed by the two creators and the same will hold true for South Park: The Game. Obsidian Entertainment's audio director Scott Lawlor is in charge of not just implementing... More
  • Blog Post: This One's Different: Developing A True South Park Game

    Some may look at Obsidian Entertainment's catalog of games and say that developing a 2D RPG based on South Park must be a piece of cake, but the team says it presents itself as a "different" challenge. Between converting their Dungeon Siege III engine to present a 2D world, precisely recreating... More
  • Blog Post: Gingers, Gnomes, And Goths: The Factions Of South Park

    The world of South Park is full of various groups that translate perfectly to RPG factions. In South Park: The Game, players will battle against or perform quests for all kinds of factions, which will raise or lower their standing with each group. Several of these potential factions have appeared on... More
  • Blog Post: Good Times With Weapons: The Combat of South Park

    Combine Obsidian Entertainment's extensive knowledge of RPG design with the personal gaming tastes of South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker and you end up with the combat mechanics of South Park: The Game. Taking cues from the Paper Mario series, the combat is a turn-based exercise that depends... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The South Park Cover

    Tweek Tweak Dougie Wendy Testaburger Timmy Scott Malkinson Craig Tucker Clyde Donovan Ike Broflovski Token Black Leopold "Butters" Stotch Stan Marsh Eric Cartman Kyle Broflovski Kenny McCormick Dragon Our South Park cover is crammed full of characters from all 15 seasons of the show. See how... More
  • Blog Post: South Park's Homages To Gaming

    No high-profile series on television spoofs (and pays tribute to) the gaming industry quite as much as South Park. Take a look at some of the most memorable gaming references seen on the show. Note: Click the episode titles to watch the full episode at southparkstudios.com . Obviously, these all include... More
  • Blog Post: Crafting The South Park RPG

    Feargus Urquhart loves RPGs. As the lead designer on Fallout 2 and one of the founders of RPG-centric Obsidian Entertainment, Urquhart and the rest of the team are not approaching South Park: The Game as a simple licensed title. A lot of thought is going into the challenge of creating a light-hearted... More
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