Baldur's Gate 3 early access fans get nostalgic ahead of the full launch

Members of the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit are marking today’s launch of the RPG by celebrating their time with the early access version of the game, and how their contributions have helped shape what players will get their hands on.

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anast118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Games like this don't come around very often.

DarthZoolu118d ago

Christopher is making this site unbearable!

jjb1981118d ago

This a complete game that is not filled with MTs. These mainstream studios just can't make games like this anymore because their publishers are holding them hostage. It's a sad state of gaming but Baldur's Gate 3 is the glimmer of hope.


Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Great, But It's Missing One Big Feature

Baldur's Gate 3 has great armor, but it doesn't always look great when put together. A glamour system like the one in Final Fantasy 14 could fix that.

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Crows901h ago(Edited 1h ago)

For your penance go do a marathon ...or you can click again.


Baldur's Gate 3 Release on Xbox to Include 3 Discs with Patch 5 Pre-Installed

Larian Studios recently revealed some important details about Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox version.

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darthv722d ago

Im confused... the SX supports 100gb UHD discs as proven by its ability to play the 100gb UHD bluray movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Dark Knight (I have watched both on even my One X) yet there does not seem to be any games released for it using that capacity disc. it makes me wonder if MS just does not require such a thing because it tends to cost more for the higher capacity disc than the lower ones. Plus the games install anyway instead of run from the discs.

Sony seems to use the 100gb UHD discs even on games that could fit perfectly fine on a 50gb (or smaller) disc. Every physical game i have for PS5 all say UHD Bluray on them. This game will likely use 3 50gb discs for XB and 2 100gb discs for PS.

sparky772d ago

Xbox only supports that for movies not games, Sony used their seat on the Bluray board to ensure they limited Xbox as much as possible.

For games the supported discs:
PlayStation 5: BD-66, BD-100
Xbox Series X: BD-25, BD-50

Luckily 50GB is more than enough since pretty much every games requires a massive download to play these days.

darthv722d ago

So you're telling me XB can play the movies on BD100, but they can't use the discs themselves for games? Seems kind of shady to be restricted from using that medium when their drives support it.

Is that some form of retaliation for XB using UHD drives in the One S and One X before Sony?

jwillj2k42d ago

Got a source for this? Sounds like a lawsuit if true

QuantumMechanic2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Sony does disc replication itself whereas MS has to contract a third-party to manufacture its discs. That third-party contract constrains MS' choice of disc capacity via cost. MS doesn't give a flying F about physical media, so it picks the cheaper discs. Xbox Series consoles may also use lower quality disc drives.

S2Killinit1d 23h ago

Blaming Sony for MS shortcomings?

DarXyde1d 21h ago

So where is the evidence of Sony blocking this? Or are you just vomiting from your ass again?

I swear, such sloppy stupidity.

More likely, MS didn't anticipate it being an issue for games with modern compression technology or that their consumers disproportionately favor digital content.

Stop the madness.

shinoff21831d 12h ago (Edited 1d 12h ago )

You got a link for that sparky77? Pretty hard accusation with no proof.

Ra30301d 10h ago

Well if true Sony did this it sure sounds like a great move like they knew what they were doing.

mjchitown1d 8h ago

dude you made up that lie. both sx and ps5 hell even xboxone and ps4 can used 100gb UHD discs. the reason why dev's dont used it cause its expensive. please stop making up lies.

BeHunted1d 8h ago (Edited 1d 8h ago )


You’re saying Sony has a monopoly on UHD Blu ray for games, preventing rival platforms from using it?

Seems like they're breaking the Law, if True

Z5011d 6h ago

Source for that claim?

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franwex2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

I too have ponder this and have two theories.

1: UHD Blu-ray discs are more expensive to produce due to licensing fees while actual production costs being similar to regular Blu-rays. So much so that Larian actually saves money to use 3 discs instead of 2. Sony just like during the PS3 era is forcing everyone to use UHD discs for games. Even if the game is 5 gigs.

Theory 2: Microsoft isn’t supporting UHD Blu-rays for games to save money on licensing fees and figuring that regular Blu-rays are good enough. Similar to the 360 keeping DVDs. This makes sense too as most games require a giant patch to fully install the game-even if they’re on UHD-discs and digital is getting more prevalent anyway. Xbox doesn’t have to update their manufacturing facilities either also saving money. Crossgen games work offline too eliminating 2 skus.

shinoff21831d 12h ago

Most aaa games need a patch. But that's not true across the board at all. Not even all aaa games need one

darthv721d 12h ago

Sony is vested in the media, they will make everyone use it no matter what. They did the same in the PS2 days where some early games were allowed to be on CD but after that every game had to be on DVD even if it was the size of a CD. And yeah... the PS3 all games were on bluray even if they were the size of single DVD on 360.

I guess XB could use UHD if they wanted, but they'd rather people just buy digital or play on GP.

Minute Man 7211d 16h ago

I had a version of Gears 4 that came on a UHD, it doesn't work anymore bc my kids scratched up the disc

Neonridr1d 13h ago

it's up to the devs. I believe Sony has a mandate forcing devs to use the higher capacity discs. MS doesn't.

darthv721d 12h ago

It reminds me of the early days of the PS2. Some games were able to be put on those blue CD media but at some point Sony mandated that all games would be using the DVD media. Even if the games were able to fit on CD. I figured they invested in this medium... they are going to get everyone else to use it no matter what.

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gold_drake1d 16h ago (Edited 1d 16h ago )

"The Xbox retail version, which plays across 3 discs, will ship with Patch 5 on disc"

WAT lol

rlow11d 14h ago

I guess if you read the article you all missed this.

“The Xbox retail version, which plays across 3 discs, will ship with Patch 5 on disc. Which is really good news. These things have lead times, as you know. Working on the exact version for PlayStation 5,” he stated.”

He states that they’re are doing the the same for the PS5.

anast1d 12h ago

Special things need to be done to get games to run on a streaming box, I suppose.