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News: You Won't Have to Pay for Any Additional Party Members in Dragon Age: Inquisition

You Won't Have to Pay for Any Additional Party Members in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Thank the Maker

Canadian developer BioWare is no stranger to fan backlash and general gamer outrage, but with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, the studio is striving to hit all of the right notes in order to win back the series' somewhat fractured audience. Speaking to the Official Xbox Magazine, creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed that...

News: This Sweeping Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer will Make You Book a Trip to Thedas

This Sweeping Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer will Make You Book a Trip to Thedas

Home in the country

Still slated for release later this year, BioWare's cross-gen follow up to the divisive RPG Dragon Age II is hoping to get you excited about returning to Thedas with this newest environmental trailer. While the locations on show aren't exactly the most unique that we've witnessed in a fantasy setting, they certainly look...

GamesCom 2013: BioWare Entrust Us With A New Glimpse of Dragon Age: Inquisition

BioWare Entrust Us With A New Glimpse of Dragon Age: Inquisition

How inquisitive

There's a while to wait yet before you can get your bloodied, armoured mitts on Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is now set to release in Autumn 2014, a developer diary confirmed during EA's Gamescom presser. The diary itself offers a few glimpses of new, in-engine footage, as well as insight from numerous members of the development...

Weirdness: This Mass Effect Dress Is the Best Outfit on the Citadel

This Mass Effect Dress Is the Best Outfit on the Citadel

FemShep would be proud

Video game shirts are great and all, but they pale in comparison to Black Milk Clothing’s awesome range of Mass Effect-themed outfits and accessories. The Australian boutique designer launched a line of licensed Mass Effect garments overnight, and they’re pretty much our favourite threads on the Citadel. Yeah, we know...

Feature: Mass Effect - The Evolution of an Epic Trilogy

Mass Effect - The Evolution of an Epic Trilogy

Massive effect

With the recently released Citadel add-on officially bringing an end to the Mass Effect trilogy, we felt it was good opportunity to look back on one of the most engaging, personal experiences to grace this generation. We’ll be talking about everything from the characters, the gameplay, and the aesthetics, to the fictional universe...

News: How Many People Played Paragon in Mass Effect 3?

How Many People Played Paragon in Mass Effect 3?

Plus, other assorted spacetistics

It’s hard enough for us to believe that the adventures of Commander Shepard’s lovable alien crew are over, so BioWare must be feeling pretty emotional right about now. Following the Canadian developer’s Mass Effect panel at PAX East earlier today, it released a retrospective video featuring numerous team...

News: BioWare Co-Founders Quit Video Game Industry for Good

BioWare Co-Founders Quit Video Game Industry for Good

What's up, doc?

Affable executives Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka have announced their departure from BioWare – and the games industry in general. The duo co-founded the company in 1995 after graduating from medical school. In an honest blog post aimed at fans, Zeschuk explained that his lust for games had waned: "After nearly twenty years working...

News: Latest Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes a Tour of the Earth

Latest Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes a Tour of the Earth

Homecoming

You won’t need to crack open Mass Effect 3’s code in order to extract the details about its latest DLC pack, because BioWare has done all of the hard work for you. The developer has announced that a new Earth-themed multiplayer expansion will launch on 17th July in North America and 18th July in Europe. It'll boast three new m

Rumour: Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes the Fight to Earth

Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes the Fight to Earth

Backyard battle

It looks like BioWare has a traitor amongst its ranks. A super secretive Reddit tipster, who’s already accurately leaked every Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, has returned with another glimpse at the future. The poster has revealed that the space opera’s next expansion pack will add Earth-based levels to the divisive multiplayer...

News: Mass Effect 3 Launches Operation Silencer on PS3

Mass Effect 3 Launches Operation Silencer on PS3

Give 'em Drell

The war against the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth never ends. Shortly after the completion of Operation Exorcist, developer BioWare has announced the next Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend. Taking place as we type, Operation Silencer sees the community tasked with the challenge of taking down a cumulative total of three million Banshees...

News: Multiplayer Events Finally Fire into Mass Effect 3 on PS3

Multiplayer Events Finally Fire into Mass Effect 3 on PS3

Omni-tool up

“It’s no secret that the Reaper War has had its fair share of logistical SNAFUs,” said Admiral Hackett in a post published on the BioWare Blog this evening. The ordinarily stern military commander was taking time out from the Reaper invasion to make a joke about the PlayStation 3’s lack of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events...

News: Sony Aiming to Bring ME3 Multiplayer Events to PS3

Sony Aiming to Bring ME3 Multiplayer Events to PS3

EDI peasy

Up until now, Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events have been exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the intergalactic RPG. But following some public finger-pointing from developer BioWare, Sony has said it is working hard to get the promotional weekends approved on PS3 too. A spokesperson told Shacknews: We are currently working togethe

News: Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

Reaper the rewards

Conversation may be fixated on Mass Effect 3’s controversial conclusion, but that’s not stopped BioWare from unveiling the title’s first multiplayer DLC. The Resurgence Pack – set for release on 10th April in North America and 11th April overseas – will inject a handful of new online content into the critically acclaimed...

News: Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

For free

The “content initiatives” outlined in BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka’s online outpouring have manifested themselves as the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, due for release this Summer on PlayStation 3. The content – which pledges to bring clarity to the sequel’s controversial conclusion – will be available for free to everybody that...

News: BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

Under fire developer responds

Earlier in the week we reported that fans had started a petition against Mass Effect 3’s disappointing conclusion. At the time of writing, the lobby had raised $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play. Since then that number has jumped by approximately $10,000, with an additional 600 players adding their name to the...

News: BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

Unhappy endings

Disgruntled Mass Effect fans have now raised over $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3. The paid petition – which now has over 3,000 signatures – launched just under a week ago and has taken the video game industry by storm. The demand of its supporters is for BioWare to consider fleshing...