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Monday, March 27th, 2000

Anotha' Torment review

by Calis - 03/27/00 05:51 EST

Brian e-mailed me to say that he has a Torment review up on his site. It's a pretty good one, so if you're not sick and tired of Torment reviews, give it a read.

Sunday, March 26th, 2000

Gaming Globe

by Calis - 03/26/00 20:08 EST

Eurogamer has nominated Torment on several points, so be sure to check out the Gaming Globe and VOTE! Read the PR below:

The movie industry has the Oscars, the music industry has theGRAMMYs, and now the gaming industry has the Gaming Globes!

EuroGamer's inaugural Gaming Globe awards were launched today,and cover fifteen different categories, from sound and visual effects tostoryline and overall game design. Each category has five nominees,and now you can vote on which ones get the gongs!

Planescape Torment has swept the board, with nominations in theDesigner, Male Lead Character, Male Supporting Character, FemaleSupporting Character, Art Direction, Cinematography, CharacterDesign, Original Score and Adapted Storyline categories!

For the full scoop, check the Gaming Globe Awards 2000 pages

6 New Winamp skins by Trumpfass

by Calis - 03/26/00 08:55 EST

Check 'em out at Gefahrliche Dimensionen!

(if you don't know any German, just pretend you do.)

Scott updates his Designer Notes

by Calis - 03/26/00 08:27 EST

He talks about Fallout. Check out his page.

Scott is a designer at Black Isle Studios, who is involved in the design of a yet-unannounced game. He is also doing some work on Icewind Dale.

Saturday, March 25th, 2000

Anotha' review

by Calis - 03/25/00 05:05 EST

What is this? No new reviews for WEEKS and now one every few days! Check out this one at Damagegaming.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2000

Two new reviews

by Calis - 03/23/00 18:21 EST

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000

Torment winamp skins

by Calis - 03/22/00 15:13 EST

Trumpfass, webmaster of the first Torment fansite ever (the site's in German) informed me that he has three beautiful Torment Winamp skins available. Get 'em at his site...

Tormented party

by Calis - 03/22/00 14:56 EST

Leo informed me that his Tormented party project is going to start ASAP. He has written a little prologue for it now. What is this project you ask? Well, basically, what happens is that you yank a savegame off his site, play for a while, then send him a later savegame, together with a new chapter for his Torment story. So basically what we'll get is one big Torment story, written by different players. It's really cool. Check it out, and by all means, participate!

He also has a little contest running...

Tuesday, March 21st, 2000

New review

by Calis - 03/21/00 18:29 EST

It's been a while, so check it out.

Saturday, March 18th, 2000

Scott updates his Designer Notes

by Calis - 03/18/00 06:45 EST

... so head over to his site and read 'em. Scott Warner is a designer at Black Isle Studios who is currently working on Icewind Dale. He is also involved in the preliminary design work on a game that is currently unannounced.

The designer notes update is a bit of a rant about an article some guy wrote. I can't say I blame Scott for getting into a bit of a rant here...

Friday, March 17th, 2000

Torment IRC Channel

by Calis - 03/17/00 16:24 EST

It's looking kinda quiet... so download mIRC, and point it to, or and go to channel #torment! See you all there...

Annah leprechaun

by Calis - 03/17/00 16:07 EST

Head over to the official Torment page. I'm not kidding.

UPDATE: Oh yeah, I forgot: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 16th, 2000

Pinky & the Brain!

by Calis - 03/16/00 04:54 EST

It's off-topic, but I couldn't help posting this when I saw it over at VE...

There's a demo of the upcoming Pinky & the Brain game.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2000

Feargus interviewed

by Calis - 03/14/00 05:59 EST

Fergiewergie, Big Boss at BIS, has been interviewed at Evil Avatar. The interview mainly deals with the Lithtech engine. A very interesting read. Here's a little quote to get your attention:

Evil: There is a rumor going around that Black Isle will be using the LithTech engine to create a 3D version of Fallout. ie, Fallout 3. Can you / Will you comment on that rumor?

Feargus: I've heard the rumor about Fallout 3 as well. :) Since we aren't working on it yet, I can't really say if that is definitely what we are going to do. I am sure it will be on the table as to one of the possibilities when the team working on Icewind Dale finishes up. As to whether we will use the Lith Tech engine - again without us working on it yet - I can't really say for sure. At that point the Stonekeep II and/or the Neverwinter/Aurora engine might be done and we would need to choose the best engine for the game that we would want to make. It's important to point out that we don't have an agreement with Bioware to actually use their engine, so we'd still need to work that out with them if we wanted to go with the Neverwinter/Aurora engine.

Saturday, March 11th, 2000

New message board

by Calis - 03/11/00 09:07 EST

I've installed a new message board script. I'm going to delete the old boards when I'm sure this one is working the way I want it to... Go check out the new boards!

Friday, March 10th, 2000

Torment PC's in Baldur's Gate!

by Calis - 03/10/00 08:44 EST

Zerthimon extracted the portraits & sounds from Torment, and he has wrapped them neatly in a zip file. You can now use Torment's character sounds & portraits in Baldur's Gate. Thanks Zerthimon!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2000

Fall-from-Grace reviewed!

by Calis - 03/08/00 06:02 EST has put up a review of Fall from Grace. Check it out...

Tuesday, March 7th, 2000

Designer Notes

by Calis - 03/07/00 14:00 EST

Scott Warner, Black Isle designer dude, just updated the designer notes section of his site. He mainly talks about some scripting in Torment. It does contain a few spoilers, so don't read this if you haven't finished the game... (yeah right :-) )

Torment RPG of the year!

by Calis - 03/07/00 10:23 EST

Just saw this on BGC...

CGO has named Torment RPG of the year!

Top 10 Torment sites!

by Calis - 03/07/00 10:07 EST

We were number one for a loooong time, but now The Nameless Page has overtaken us! If you like this page, press the button in the top left of the screen and help us get back our Number 1 spot =)

Sunday, March 5th, 2000

BGChronicles walkthrough

by Calis - 03/05/00 05:44 EST

Silverdawn at BGChronicles just e-mailed me to tell you that they have a walkthrough up. So if you need an alternative to the walkthroughs we have available, you might wanna check this out.

Saturday, March 4th, 2000

Radioactive easter egg!

by Calis - 03/04/00 05:30 EST

A dude named Sergei sent me this screenshot. It shows a cool easter egg: barrels of radioactive waste!

Thanks Sergei!

Friday, March 3rd, 2000

Anotha' review

by Calis - 03/03/00 13:22 EST

This one at MPOG is more the way I like it :-)
5 out of 5

Lukewarm review

by Calis - 03/03/00 06:12 EST

Gameindustry posted the first lukewarm review of Torment I've seen. I disagree with them on most points =)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2000

New images on Scott's site

by Calis - 03/02/00 08:02 EST

Scott Warner, Black Isle designer dude, just updated his site with some cool new pics. Dig 'em.

Tuesday, February 29th, 2000

Annah reviewed!

by Calis - 02/29/00 11:41 EST

A neat article at Womengamers...

Monday, February 28th, 2000

by Calis - 02/28/00 16:02 EST

No it isn't Torment news, but since I'll be helping out with this site, I just wanted to let all of you know that it's open for business! So visit for all your NWN needs!

Sunday, February 27th, 2000


by Calis - 02/27/00 19:30 EST

Gotta catch 'em all...

Win Torment + t-shirt!

by Calis - 02/27/00 18:58 EST

What are ya waiting for? Click here already!

Saturday, February 26th, 2000

Update to "Next BIS Project"

by Calis - 02/26/00 18:59 EST

Scott Warner's site about the next Black Isle project was just updated. No real new info, but I'm sure you will all click here.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2000

Infinity Explorer 0.4

by Calis - 02/23/00 15:09 EST

More looking around in the guts of Torment & Baldur's Gate! Check it out...


by Calis - 02/23/00 06:07 EST

Check the new update on Scott Warner's site. Scott Warner is a designer for Black Isle studios, and he is currently hard at work on Black Isle's next project, of which little is known.

- end of fact, start of speculation -
I was so sure it wouldn't be Fallout 3, but this changes everything. As a good webmaster, I tried to bully all available Black Isle people into giving me more info, but to no avail. So the option of another Planescape game is still open, but I doubt that is what they're working on. My guess? Well, several Black Isle people have said in the past that they would "probably" do Fallout 3, and that it would use a 3D engine... oh well, we'll just have to wait and see... damn those computer game dudes for giving us little scraps of info :-)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2000

Fiends explained!

by Calis - 02/22/00 14:13 EST

Icewind just sent me a cool submission for the dark of fiends 'n powers. It's an introduction on fiends for the clueless...

Torment wins Platinum!

by Calis - 02/22/00 10:29 EST

Just spotted this on the official site:

In Games Weekly's history we would like to let you know of the first ever Platinum award to be given to a software title. In our latest Planescape Torment review we found the game to be well worth this award.

Monday, February 21st, 2000

Anotha' walkthrough

by Calis - 02/21/00 06:05 EST

Next to Huggies' excellent walkthrough, you can now download a text-only walkthrough in Word 97 format, by Stefanos Koutsoukos, in the download section.

Sunday, February 20th, 2000

Fhop gets a big fat update!

by Calis - 02/20/00 16:43 EST

FHOP, our hosted site here at the Pit, just got a buncha big fat updates that had me laughing. Check 'em out or we'll come and break yer kneecaps :-)

Oh, and if you're feeling creative, enter one of their contests.

Saturday, February 19th, 2000

Anotha' review

by Calis - 02/19/00 17:21 EST

If you're not tired of reading reviews, you might as well read this one at ESC Mag


by Calis - 02/19/00 06:32 EST

Check out this one at 3DRage.

Friday, February 18th, 2000

Ultima 7 for Windows 9x?

by Calis - 02/18/00 16:38 EST

Not exactly Torment news, but I'm sure there are lots of Ultima 7 fans who read this page. Anyway, click here.

New poll!

by Calis - 02/18/00 16:34 EST

Go vote!
And the results of our previous poll, named:

What would you like Black Isle to make next?
Another Planescape game41.9% - (282 Votes)
Another Fallout game26.3% - (177 Votes)
Another AD&D License game23.9% - (161 Votes)
Something completely new7.7% - (52 Votes)
Black Isle Studios is currently working on Icewind Dale (check this fansite for info), Stonekeep II and an unannounced project.


by Calis - 02/18/00 10:52 EST

Check out this one at Outer Edge.

news source: GA-RPG.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2000

Part II of Torment special report

by Calis - 02/15/00 12:21 EST

RPGVault just put it up! Go read it!

Grumpy Gamer

by Calis - 02/15/00 10:26 EST

Jeff Vogel, creator of the popular Exile games, just posted his new column on CGO, about (you guessed it) Torment. (news source: GA-RPG)

I have to write about Planescape: Torment. There's just no way around it. It's just too big a deal. It's a brilliant game. Its amazing points are so amazing that its flaws barely register on the senses. It's packed full of creativity, good ideas, and scenes and conversations that genuinely register on the emotions.

And why is that? Because of words.

Win a copy of Torment!

by Calis - 02/15/00 10:19 EST

Still don't have one? Here's your chance! Gamerzuniverse has a song contest:

This our very first contest. You can thank Rollie for the idea. We are giving away Planescape: Torment to whoever can write a song that best describes there favorite game.

Monday, February 14th, 2000

Bard's Tale Chronicles.

by Calis - 02/14/00 17:03 EST

My pal Sermon, one of the Dynamic Duo behind the first Torment fansite ever (German), informed me that he is working on a fansite for the Bard's Tale series. So if you're into retro gaming, get yo butt over to the lil' teaser he's put up.

Tormenthack 1

by Calis - 02/14/00 06:19 EST

Anders Kronquist just e-mailed me the final version of his command-line based Torment editor, called Tormenthack 1, which you can find in the downloads. He is currently working on an editor with a graphical interface, of which he will also post the source.

News archived...

by Calis - 02/14/00 06:16 EST

it was about time I did...

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