Mass Effect 2 took the top-prize at last night's gaming BAFTAs, scooping the gong for game of the year
Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't far behind though, winning three awards for its story, technical innovation and original music. Elsewhere on PlayStation, God Of War III took the prize for artistic achievement while Assassin's Creed:...
Remember the Mass Effect 2 DLC Bioware accidentally leaked? Well, hey-ho, here's your first glimpse of it
This mysterious new screenshot popped up on Bioware's Facebook page, craftily hinting at its relation to the rumoured "Arrival" DLC. Bioware's promising more screens if enough people hit the "Share" button. Social network marketing. Fabulous.
Itching for more hands-on time with Commander Shepard? Sure, us too
Well it looks like we're in luck. In addition to patching the recent PlayStation 3 version of the space RPG, Bioware's extended the game's trophy roster by three with new achievements for a DLC pack entitled "Arrival". Some theorists on Bioware's forums believe the new DLC...
After a couple of weeks of speculation, EA has come out and confirmed that Dragon Age II will be getting a demo on February 22nd
The demo will place players in the game's prologue, giving them the choice between three character classes. Perhaps most interestingly, completing the demo will reward players with a special weapon — Hayder's Razor. The sword is an ancient dwarven blade which..
PlayStation 3 players of Mass Effect 2 have been reporting a strange glitch which leads to the loss of game progress
Naturally, this is pretty bad as Mass Effect 2 is a sprawling 30-hour RPG epic. Bioware says it's aware of the problem and hopes to have a patch submitted to Sony as soon as possible. Until then, the developer reckons restarting the game every few hours should help you to avoid the..
Mass Effect 2 is now available from the PlayStation Store for a whopping £47.99 / 59.99. Don't shoot the messengers. Don't even shoot Sony or EA. Unfortunately this is the stage we're at with digital distribution. Publishers can't undercut retailers because they still play such a huge part in the success of a product. Until we all...
Incestuous cross-promotion this may be, we still think it's awesome
Players who pick up a copy of Visceral Games' Dead Space 2 next week will be granted an unlock code to redeem the "Ser Isaac Of Clarke" armour set in Bioware's Dragon Age II. While Isaac Clarke's futuristic space-suit has been toned down to fit in with Dragon Age's medieval aesthetic, the resemblance is totally there and..
While Mass Effect 2 looks and performs better on the PlayStation 3 than most late Unreal Engine ports (kudos for doing a good job Bioware), a few people were left deflated by the game's demo after Bioware's proclamations of the game running on Mass Effect 3's engine
Worry not though, Bioware's Chris Priestly has revealed — as we speculated at the time — that the demo was running on old build of..
One of 2010's most critically acclaimed games finally releases on the PlayStation 3 (and PlayStation Network) next week
Mass Effect 2's launch trailer is embedded above, complete with moody orchestral score and plenty of intriguing gameplay and character footage. Who's going to pick it up next week then?
We wondered what that "Mass Effect 2: Coming To The PlayStation Network In Six Days" lark was when we opened up the American PlayStation Store this afternoon
Seems like our curiosity has been answered over on the PlayStation Blog: Bioware's confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2 will launch simultaneously on both Blu-ray and the...
EA's announced the first slice of DLC for Dragon Age II, named "The Exiled Prince"
The DLC follows the story of Sebastian Vael, an angered archer darkened by the rage of his families' murder. Yup, it's Dragon Age. (Yawn.) Turns out Sebastian is a recruitable character in Dragon Age II's main campaign, so there's a bit of synergy between the DLC and game. Our goal for the Dragon Age II DLC is to..
EA's announced on Mass Effect 2's official Twitter page that the original game's pre-order bonuses will be made available for free on the PlayStation Network through until February 23rd
The bonuses — which were given away with GameStop preorders when the game launched last year — include the Terminus armour (which increases running speed and...
It's a move that we never anticipated, but makes piles and piles of sense
Bioware's bringing Mass Effect 3 to the PlayStation 3 day-and-date with its XBOX 360 counterpart, but the franchise's previous title, Mass Effect 2, is finally coming to the PS3 in January. Makes sense that the port would run under Mass Effect 3's updated graphics engine, right? It sure seems obvious, but we never expected..
Mass Effect 2, you might have heard of it
It's one of the most acclaimed games of 2010 by XBOX 360 and PC gamers alike, and it's finally launching on PlayStation 3 in January of next year. But if you want to know more about the action RPG, then fear not -- a demo for the PlayStation 3 version of the game is set to launch on the PlayStation Store...
We're just about a month or so away from playing Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3, but the long awaited release of Bioware's acclaimed RPG sequel only marks the start of a bumper year for the franchise on PS3
EA executive Patrick Buechner has confirmed on Twitter that Mass Effect 3 will also launch on PlayStation 3. It was already assumed that Mass Effect 3 — which received its first trailer at the..
There's some pretty strong imagery in this Mass Effect 3 trailer
Despite the game being accidentally leaked by EA's store over the weekend, there's something stark and interesting about a futuristic London sky-line. The sequel to Bioware's hot RPG franchise is due next Holiday. No platforms have been officially announced, but expect it to land on PlayStation 3. The trailer's after the jump. It's a..
Hours away from Mass Effect 3's official unveiling at tomorrow's Spike VGA Awards, EA's spilled the beans. A pre-order listing on the EA website's store has appeared for the anticipated sequel, and as expected it appears the game will almost certainly launch day and date on the PlayStation 3. Mass Effect 2 hasn't even hit the PlayStation 3 yet (it launches in January), but it seems like..
One of the highest rated XBOX 360 and PC titles of this generation is finally set to launch on the PlayStation 3 in January. Chatting to IGN, EA's pegged a January 18th/21st launch date for Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe respectively. The PS3 version of the critically acclaimed game will ship with a bunch of extra content. Who's picking this one up, then?
The new Bioware title which was teased yesterday is believed to be a multiplayer spin-off of the Mass Effect universe
That's according to a report on Kotaku citing an unnamed source. Apparently the game will be in-line with the Call Of Duty series — because more online competitive shooters are just what the industry needs. The game, which we've taken to describing as "Man With A Gun",..
What do we know about Bioware's new project? Well, based on the information that's been released today, let's break it down: It involves a man with a gun
It's being developed by Bioware. It's being published by EA. It will be fully revealed at the Spike VGAs.</ul>Nice. Brilliant. Fantastic. Why say anything at all? We don't even know if it's for a PlayStation platform for goodness sake!
There was some confusion this weekend as to whether the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 would be getting bonus content or not
The game's boxart has wrapped up the rumours though. Yes the game will come with six hours of bonus content, in the form of pre-packaged DLC packs: Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Overlord and Lair Of The Shadow Broker. An interactive comic will also be included to bridge the..
The original Mass Effect is not coming to the PlayStation 3, but the franchise is
The celebrations start with Mass Effect 2 which is due to release on the PlayStation 3 in little over three months. XBOX 360 and PC players have been going gaga over the space RPG for the past 11 or so months, so we're literally aching to get our hands on the game. With the original game not making the jump to PS3..
Worried that Bioware are going to do a half-heartedjob porting Mass Effect 2 to the PlayStation 3? Don't be silly
We don't know where all this concern has come from. "The story won't make sense." Yeah, as if BioWare, the studio who created one of this year's best narrative experiences, are going to do a sloppy job bridging the plot. "It'll be a rubbish port." Again - BioWare. It..
Because the world needs one more military first-person shooter, right? According to a series of job-listings placed online, BioWare's Montreal studio is recruiting for a "military-genre FPS"
They are after artists, level designers and more. It certainly seems like they're gearing up for something. No comment from EA this morning. We assume they'll keep a lid on this one for some time.
After the initial excitement of Mass Effect 2 for the PlayStation 3 died down yesterday, many people were curious how they would bridge the story elements of the first game for those who didn't play it
The original game was funded and published by Microsoft, so there was no way they'd let up exclusivity rights for the title. It's also a vastly inferior game when compared with the improvements made..
EA's just confirmed at their GamesCom press conference that hit XBOX 360 and PC RPG Mass Effect 2 will be making the jump to the PlayStation 3
The game will launch in January, 2011. How EA are going to bridge the gap between the first Mass Effect game (which was published by Microsoft) and its sequel is unknown, but we're assuming some kind of movie will be included on the blu-ray to fill players..
After a stunning CGI trailer during their GamesCom press conference, EA's just confirmed that Dragon Age 2 will hit store shelves on the 8th and 11th of March in the US and Europe respectively
We've included the trailer after the jump.
Hey Dragon Age fans
Remember we told you to keep your eyes peeled to the Internet today? Well here's your reward: Dragon Age 2 is official as it gets, gracing the cover of the latest issue of GameInformer. Bioware's also lifted the lid on Dragon Age 2's official website. Details are scarce but the website does note that you are set to be "forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world
EA's confirmed that Dragon Age 2 is a real video game, currently in development
There have been murmurings about the game for some time, but EA's finally confirmed the game's existence in a press release.Currently announced projects at BioWare include the development of ongoing downloadable content for Mass Effect 2, one of the highest rated video games of all time, Dragon Age 2, the highly..
Bioware's put a countdown on their website
It counts down to sometime on Monday. Why are we telling you about this? Well, because we kinda hope Bioware are finally going to man up and release the first two Mass Effect games for PS3. It seems ludicrous not to, right? Meh... Feel free to flame us if this turns out to be something totally bollocks.
This week news broke that there is redundant PS3 code in the PC version of Mass Effect 2
Naturally this brought up a whole host of rumours that Bioware had a PS3 version of the game running somewhere, and it was only a matter of time before one of the year's highest rated games hit Sony's machine. Bioware were quick to dispell the myths, reiterating...
If you ever wanted to clutch at straws regarding the release of an "exclusive" game, then now is the time
A cracked piece of Mass Effect 2 source code seems to retain two-lines of code retaining to the apparent existence of a Playstation 3 version of the game. Source code from the PC version of the game,..
As a Playstation fan, it's been pretty gut-wrenching to see those exceptional Mass Effect 2 scores roll in
Not because we want the PC/XBOX 360 title to fail; but because we know we're not going to be able to play it on PS3. Yet. Still, with EA owning all publishing rights for the Mass Effect IP, we can always pray that a port of both the original game and its sequel will arrive on Sony's black..
Given the success of Dragon Age: Origins on the Playstation 3, it's no surprise to see Bioware come out and give Sony's hardware a bit of love
In an interview with Joystiq, Bioware co-honcho Greg Zeschuk described the Playstation 3 as a "key platform," and a system the company will definitely develop for in the future. On the subject of Mass Effect 2 though, Greg was typically defiant..
The ongoing sub-drama of Mass Effect 2's potential appearance on the Playstation 3 goes on
Everytime the question's raised, a less than convincing answer is given. This time it's Bioware's Greg Zeschuck who is pressed on the possibility of a Playstation 3 port on GTTV. His response? "We're not saying anything." That Playstation 3 port continues to look more and more likely, but we guess..
Yesterday we told you that Dragon Age: Origins was getting a small delay on Playstation 3
That ain't so now folks. The game's totally launching on time again — day and date with the XBOX 360 and PC versions on November 3rd. Europeans will have to wait a little a longer, but hey - if you were excited for Dragon Age, we assume you're pretty stoked right now.
Playstation 3 players will get their hands on Dragon Age: Origins a little bit later than everybody else, as the game is set to launch on November 17th
The reason for delay is just so Bioware can tune the game "up to standards" which to be honest, given the history of companies just releasing ports to PS3, we can admire in Bioware. Yes there's a little delay, but hey, it shows the..
More Mass Effect 2 rumours breaking
Treat as rumour for now folks, but surely we're all developing our own opinion on this long running story by now? Speaking in Poland this week, Bioware's Jay Watamaniuk mentioned the Playstation 3 as a demographic for their product. Polygamia reports:During the presentation, Watamaniuk mentioned three platforms that Mass Effect 2 is targeted at. They were Xbox..
EA have been very hesitant about Mass Effect in the past
If you want our opinion (heck, that's why you're reading), we'd say the franchise is coming to the Playstation 3 at some point. Whether that means timed XBOX 360/PC exclusivity, a port of the original game or day and date PS3 release of Mass Effect 2, we certainly think it's coming. Yet despite EA Russia (and GAME Australia) listing the game..
One of the few XBOX 360 semi-exclusives (it's on PC too) we'd love to play is Mass Effect
Alas, developers Bioware are always quick to avoid the question of a PS3 port. Take for example Ray Muzyka's comments over at CVG.com. When quizzed about why the developer chose to not bring the game to the PS3, Ray said:"I think a more accurate way to frame it is to say we've announced we're developing..
The ESRB's rating for Dragon Age: Origins has kicked up a few spoilers on the sexytime front
Players can enter brothels within the game and end up "face-to-face with a woman, a man, a transsexual, or an animal". According to the ESRB, "Players can also initiate brief cutscene sequences in which couples (male and female or same sex couples) can be depicted kissing, embracing, and..
In a short but sweet interview with Joystiq, Bioware's Matt Atwood has hinted that a Playstation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 may be possible in the future
When pressed by Joystiq as to who owns the Mass Effect IP he responded, "EA owns the rights to Mass Effect". Further pressing confirmed that there is currently no exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft regarding the Mass Effect..
Popular developers Bioware, the team behind the 360's Mass Effect, have claimed they are "really pumped" to be working on the PS3 with the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins
The vice president of Bioware, Greg Zeschuk, has said that the team have found developing on the PS3 rather "exciting".It's been interesting, he said. It's actually been quite good. We discovered a couple of things we..
Sequels are on the way for Mass Effect and Battlefield: Bad Company
And they'll be on PS3. As confirmed by EA's CEO John Riccitello over on Playstation.Joystiq. Mass Effect was previously a huge XBOX 360 exclusive so this is particularly big news for PS3-only owners. That's all we have to report at the moment.