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https://www.pcgamer.com/paradox-vampire-the-masquerade-ARG/

 

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There's a new dating app that appears to take the term 'thirsty' quite literally. It's called Tender, a "soulmate algorithm", and seeing as how its powered by Paradox Interactive (you can even sign in with an existing Paradox account) it's probably not really trying to set you up on a date. Considering the rather bloody nature of the app's announcement video, the fact that it asks your blood type before inviting you to match with sick people near you, and that Paradox owns White Wolf Publishing (which filed an interesting trademark just last year), this smells a lot like an ARG for a new Vampire: The Masquerade game. Maybe.

 

It's been a long while since Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines arrived in 2004, which we consider one of the greatest RPGs of all time, and fans are still hungry for another game. Paradox Interactive bought White Wolf 'and all properties' from CCP back in 2015, and a tweet from Paradox's VP of Acquisition & Portfolio Strategy at the time suggested giving it 'fresh blood'. So, yeah, this could be definitely be the beginnings of an announcement for a new RPG in the Vampire series.

 

The Tender app asks you to describe yourself (angry, sad, hysterical, numb) and gives you a choice of images that best describe you (blood splatters, maggots, an evil clown), and asks your interests, which include choices like video games, fashion, traveling, sports, dogs, murderers, witchcraft, thanatology, and so on.  There are also a few 'quests' available to level up your profile, and it sounds like there will be more to come.

PC Gamer also received emails suggesting secret codes are being embedded into certain videos, partially-redacted memos from the fictional CEO of Tender have been leaked, and an investigative website is distributing clues about Tender as well. I'm not much of a sleuth, but maybe you'll be able to crack the case.

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4 minutes ago, Twinblade said:

Its a pretty big stretch to assume this is a new VTMB game.

Tender is a dating site in the tabletop game.

 

It's probably an ARG for Magicka, though. 🤷

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Man, it's never going to happen, nor would it ever hope to match the original in style and writing. It was a one off thing (thanks Activision).

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31 minutes ago, Ramza said:

Man, it's never going to happen, nor would it ever hope to match the original in style and writing. It was a one off thing (thanks Activision).

Yeah, unless they managed to bring back members of the original team (especially Brian Mitsoda) i wouldn't have high expectations for it.

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1 hour ago, Hot Sauce said:

Tender is a dating site in the tabletop game.

 

It's probably an ARG for Magicka, though. 🤷

I had no idea there was a tabletop game, but I did just browse the site and I was surprised at how elaborately put together it is. It does seem likely that this is marketing for some kind of triple A property.

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42 minutes ago, Twinblade said:

I had no idea there was a tabletop game, but I did just browse the site and I was surprised at how elaborately put together it is. It does seem likely that this is marketing for some kind of triple A property.

The privacy page flat out states that it's an ARG, so it's teasing something. Somebody on reddit pointed out some tag line that mentions kindred spirits...which don't get me wrong is a completely valid and not-particularly-rare phrase, but there was a 1996 TV show based loosely on the VtM world called Kindred. Like at some point it's either somebody fucking with fans or there's a VtM game coming.

 

I'd honestly hope it's not Bloodlines 2 because there's too much expectation there. Give me a Pillars of Eternity-style game in that world and I'm happy.

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I'd love a full remaster. There are unofficial patches that add unfinished weapons and stuff, if they could make it complete it would be amazing. 

 

We are getting Baulduers Gate on PC. What's the excuse for this game not being on consoles? 

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