All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BioWare’

Dragon Age Inquisition Sure Looks Pretty

Dragon Age Origins, despite its solid characters and writing, was a little on the generic side. Dragon Age II was even more so. With Dragon Age Inquisition, it looks like BioWare is beginning to learn a thing or two about world building. In a new trailer for Dragon Age Inquisition, BioWare shows off some of the environments players will come …

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The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Now Available To Everyone

Last month, BioWare introduced space combat to Star Wars: The Old Republic as part of the Galactic Starfighter expansion. At launch, the expansion could only be enjoyed by subscribers as free-to-play players had to wait. It turns out the wait was only for a month as the expansion is now available to all. BioWare announced this morning that the Galactic …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Getting Space Combat

Star Wars: The Old Republic is still chugging along as it attempts to keep its current players and attract new players and subscribers to the game. It has done this through a number of new expansions to the game, but the latest expansion may just attract players who want a return to the gameplay seen in TIE Fighter. BioWare announced …

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Might Just Make Up For Dragon Age II

Dragon Age: Inquisition has left many cautiously optimistic after BioWare said that it would be learning from the mistakes it made with Dragon Age II. The latest trailer for the title confirms that dedication to making the best Dragon Age game yet. At Gamescom, EA showed off a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition that looked almost too good to …

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BioWare Talks Combat In Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Origins is fondly remembered as a throwback to the RPG glory days of yore where combat was action-based, but tactical. Dragon Age II is not so fondly remembered as a game that did away with any form of tactical planning, and instead charged the player with hitting the attack button over and over again until everything was dead. …

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Features A Familiar Face

Dragon Age: Origins had a great cast of characters, but the best was easily Morrigan. She was sorely missing in Dragon Age II, but it looks like she’ll back for the third game. In a trailer released today, EA gaves us our first look at Dragon Age: Inquisition. The new title, powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, looks far grittier …

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EA Signs Exclusivity Deal With Disney To Make Star Wars Games

We reported early last month that Disney shut down LucasArts and canceled all the games that the developer was working on. At the time, it was suggested that Disney would farm out future Star Wars games to outside publishers and developers. As it turns out, those Star Wars games will be going through only one publisher. EA announced today that …

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Character Customization Coming To Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic was the subject of countless jokes and TORtantic memes last year after the game started to bleed subscribers. The MMO went free-to-play less than a year after launch, and now EA has to retain players while attracting new players to the game. In April, the team at BioWare Austin added a number of features and …

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Mass Effect 3’s Final DLC Announced

Nearly one year out from the release of Mass Effect 3, EA and BioWare have announced the final DLC installments for the Mass Effect Trilogy. Two new add-ons, Mass Effect 3: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be coming soon to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Reckoning will be released on February 26 and be free to download …

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BioWare Knows About Expired Mass Effect Codes, is Working to Fix Them

It seems that the marketing tie-ins for the Mass Effect franchise got a bit tangled over the holiday season. Bioware has released a statement to let customers who bought Mass Effect: Paragon Lost know that the company is aware of a problem with some of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer unlock codes that came along with the movie: It has …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Spreads Life Day Cheer

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA’s newest MMO, set records by going from subscription to free-to-play in under one year. Now that the game is free-to-play, BioWare is tasked with adding plenty of extras that can be bought with the game’s new Cartel Coin currency. This week, patch 1.6 for the game went live, bringing with it (according to the …

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New Mass Effect Game Being Developed by Bioware Montreal, Details Revealed

BioWare Montreal Studio Director Yanick Roy took to the Bioware blog today to highlight the studio and reassure fans that the Mass Effect franchise is in good hands. BioWare Montreal will be creating the next Mass Effect game, and is already in development on the title. Roy pointed out that the Montreal studio built “about half of the cinematics” for …

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BioWare Details Mass Effect 3 For The Wii U

EA has been pretty proactive about bringing its content to the Wii U in time for the console’s new launch. Granted, most of the games are ports of older titles, but gamers who have just stuck with the Wii until now will surely appreciate it. One of the more high profile releases from EA is BioWare’s Mass Effect 3. The …

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Mass Effect Trilogy Is EA’s Holiday Cash Grab

Medal of Honor Warfighter is not doing that well at retail, nor is it finding favor with critics. EA needs something else with massive mainstream appeal to propel the company into a profitable fourth quarter. Why not release three previously released titles in one swank boxset? It’s worked for HD collections, and it will work for BioWare’s space saga. It’s …

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Mass Effect Anime 9-Minute Sneak Peak Released

Last month a trailer for Mass Effect: Paragon Lost was released. The movie is an animated tale set in the Mass Effect universe. It follows the story of James Vega, who leads an Alliance special forces squad against the Collectors. It’s set between the events of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, so it takes place before the full-scale …

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Bethesda Opens a New Studio in Austin

Bethesda Softworks this week announced it will open a new game development studio in Austin Texas. The studio will be named Battlecry Studios and will be headed by Rich Vogel. Vogel was most recently the executive producer for Star Wars: The Old Republic at BioWare Austin, but left soon after a large round of layoffs hit the studio. “We are …

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Mass Effect Trilogy Box Set Announced

EA and BioWare announced today that a boxed set including all of the Mass Effect games will be available this holiday season. Called simply the Mass Effect Trilogy, the compilation will be available for the price of one new video game: $59.99. The set will give gamers who haven’t played any of the trilogy yet the chance to get Mass …

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Dragon Age III: Inquisition Announced, Coming 2013

Most BioWare fans agree that Dragon Age: Origins was a pretty amazing game. Those same fans agree that Dragon Age II was an abysmal flop that reneged on everything the original game brought to the table. Now BioWare has a chance to get it right with a new game coming out next year. BioWare announced today that they are currently …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall

It was so cute to watch BioWare and EA try to stave off suggestions that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be going free to play for so long. They didn’t want to admit that they had made a World of Warcraft clone and had to go free-to-play like all the other WoW clones. Now the truth is finally setting …

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Take Back Earth In Latest Mass Effect 3 DLC

People seem to really enjoy the multi-player component in Mass Effect 3. I wouldn’t know as I still have yet to play the game, but general consensus is that it’s great fun. Free DLC packs definitely help make things more fun and BioWare is continuing to spread the love with a new DLC pack hitting next week. The pack is …

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Mass Effect 3 Finally Gets Fixed On June 26

The fallout following the supposed terrible ending to Mass Effect 3 has subsided a lot since it first started consuming our lives back in March. During that time, BioWare promised a free update to the game that would expand upon the ending and explain what happened. BioWare has followed through on that promise with the extended ending going out next …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Down 400,000 Subscribers

Electronic Arts’ (EA) fourth quarter fiscal year results were released yesterday, and they contained some disappointing news for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. The massively multiplayer online (MMO) game now has 1.3 million subscribers, a significant drop. During EA’s last investor conference call, it was stated that the game had 1.7 million subscribers, meaning a loss of 400,000 subscribers …

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Fan Made Mass Effect 3 Trailer Is Better Than Original

One of the best parts about the advent of the internet is that the true fans of any subject have the ability to show their love. The fans with an eye and passion for video games have been the best. After the massive failure that was the Mass Effect 3 ending, a huge uproar came from the fan base that …

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Star Wars: The Old Repbulic Patch 1.2 Going Live on Thursday

Subscribers to Electronic Arts (EA) and Bioware’s Star Wars MMO have been waiting months for many of the features that were promised at the launch of the game in December. Users won’t have to wait much longer, since Patch 1.2 for the game will be released to live servers on the morning of Thursday April 12th. The game servers will …

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Mass Effect 3 Patch Fixes Face Import Error

One of the most disappointing things about Mass Effect 3, besides the ending, was that Xbox 360 gamers who started with the first game couldn’t import their Shepard into the third game. BioWare promised a fix and that fix is coming this week. Announced on the BioWare blog last Friday, the details of the patch were made public. It will …

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Bioware Announces Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut

Since the release of Mass Effect 3 the ending of the campaign mode has overshadowed the exciting gameplay and addictive multi-player modes. We have covered the debate so far, giving you fan reactions, campaigns to have the ending “fixed”, and Bioware’s final reaction. Last month, Bioware said they were going to give players more closure in the form of DLC …

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Bioware Announces Another Mass Effect N7 Weekend

The weekend before last, Bioware held its first N7 challenge for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer fans, Operation: Goliath. Players jumped on board in droves, smashing the community goal of killing a million brutes by taking down over three million. They followed up this past weekend with Operation: Fortress. Players were rewarded an addition 25% experience for playing over the weekend. …

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BioWare Is Going To “Fix” Mass Effect 3’s Ending

Mass Effect 3 has been polarizing for the industry and gamers this year to say the least. The disappointing ending, the day-one DLC and a myriad of other issues have fans pretty upset with the RPG behemoth. There has been work on the side of both BioWare and fans to fix all this up. BioWare has already addressed fans’ concerns …

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Mass Effect 3 Ending Complaints Reach the FTC

Bioware has taken a beating over the ending to its Mass Effect trilogy. Now, Gamepur.com is reporting a least one fan is taking the complaints up the chain of command. User El_Spiko on the Bioware forums said: “After reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it …

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Will BioWare Change The Mass Effect 3 Ending?

Mass Effect 3 developer BioWare has been taking a lot of flak over the last couple of weeks, and it all focuses on the highly controversial ending to the much-anticipated game. Without going into too much detail and hitting everyone with the spoiler stick, we’ll just say that by and large, players are disappointed with the choices they are given …

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