Over the years, I've come to know what to expect from Obsidian, or so I thought. Obsidian makes RPGs, beautiful, intriguing, sometimes slightly shonky RPGs with great writing and vivid characters and just a lingering trace of thriftiness. They make games where the concepts, where the soul, trumps the budget.
Forget enhancing it - some glorious people have remade Baldur's Gate in 3D! And it's free!
There's definitely something big in the works at Obsidian beyond South Park and Project Eternity, and "it is already looking great", studio CEO Feargus Urquhart told me in an email overnight.
It's not GameSpy's fault that a bunch of PC games whose online multiplayer was "Powered by GameSpy" are now, well, not.
The number four has become a number three - it was a countdown rather than a number symbolic of the new Project X RPG that Obsidian has been teasing.
BioWare Edmonton studio GM Aaryn Flynn has expressed his regret over last week's "highly sophisticated and unlawful cyber attack" suffered by BioWare's server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums.
Variety's well-connected games blog is rumouring that Cryptic is working on a Neverwinter Nights MMO for new owners Atari.
Atari has announced that Neverwinter Nights 2 adventure pack Mysteries of Westgate will launch on Wednesday, 29th April.
Atari has announced Storm of Zehir, a second expansion for D&D beast Neverwinter Nights 2.
Atari has said that the first downloadable Adventure Pack for Neverwinter Nights 2 will be out before the end of the year.
Atari has revealed a new expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights 2 that will be available this autumn.
Mask of the Betrayer will follow on from the climatic battle against the King of Shadows in the original campaign, and see you wake up deep below the earth's surface surrounded by swarms of evil spirits. It's here in harsh Rashemen that you'll seek out your true destiny.
Perhaps the most exciting new feature are epic levels, which will take you above and beyond level 20, giving you access to powerful new feats and spells.
Atari and Obsidian are set to release the Neverwinter Nights 2 toolset a month ahead of the game's release in October.
Atari and Obsidian have announced plans for a pair of Neverwinter Nights 2 closed beta tests, which you can sign up for right now.
The first is for multiplayer only, and you're advised that you'll need a pretty beefy PC to join in - with a 3GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a Radeon X800/GeForce 6800 series graphics card or higher recommended.
The second makes similarly hefty demands of your hardware, and is for the game's module-making toolset. Head to that sign-up page for more information.
Atari has announced its line-up for the Leipzig Games Convention, headlined by playable versions of Test Drive Unlimited and Neverwinter Nights 2.
Neverwinter Nights 2 will ship on 20th October rather than in September, Atari said today.
Jason 'Elidrin' Lowry, the man behind Bioware's recent Infinite Dungeons mod, has confirmed that the Premium Modules Program for Neverwinter Nights has been cancelled.