This Week in Gaming History (Dec. 7 - 13)

This week in history (December 7 - December 13) The Escapist will take a look at Atari's checkered legal past, a cult classic, a troubled massive multiplayer game and a shooter whose influence is felt strongly even today.

To start the week, they have some notable releases, including 1999's cult classic Planescape: Torment from Black Isle. Using an offbeat Dungeons and Dragons campaign as a base, this not-quite-future and not-quite-fantasy title featured an amnesia-laden hero, a talking skull and a body that cannot die. The game was not as commercially successful as other Black Isle offerings, but is remembered fondly for its rich story and compelling NPC presence.

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