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Dragon Age 3: Inquisition listed for Xbox One on Amazon Italy

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition listed for Xbox One on Amazon Italy

A European retailer has listed Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for the Xbox One. The listing has since been removed, but the brief error does provide the possibility of a new platform for BioWare's next game in the series.

Read more: Mirror's Edge 2 similarly outed »

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Garrus's C-Sec days and BioWare's other Mass Effect spin-off dreams

Garrus's C-Sec days and BioWare's other Mass Effect spin-off dreams

BioWare still isn't ready to reveal what the mysterious new Mass Effect game is, who it'll star, when it's set, or any of that, but has chatted a little about possible spin-offs. It did cram the fictional world full of an awful lot of detail, after all. Sadly, the mere fact that PR didn't forbid people from musing about their fanciful ideas means that no, we probably shan't get to play a private investigator on the Citadel.

Read more: Nor will we see Garrus in C-Sec »

"Following Garrus around as a C-Sec officer would be interesting, but I think it makes more sense ..."
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Star Wars: The Old Republic monthly revenue doubled since F2P

Star Wars: The Old Republic monthly revenue doubled since F2P

Going free-to-play has paid off for Star Wars: The Old Republic. We knew that it had seen an influx of new players since adopting the model, but all those new players are just a drain on resources if they aren't spending money. According to EA's earnings call, they are.

Read more: 'Monthly average revenue more than doubled' »

"That probably won't happen until Titan launches and WoW loses more subs than they are ..."
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The 'huge cost' of non-humanoid aliens in Mass Effect

The 'huge cost' of non-humanoid aliens in Mass Effect

They may have blue skin or scales, but many of the alien species in Mass Effect are essentially humans with a palette swap. Apparently, BioWare considered having a non-humanoid squadmate join Shepard, but discovered that it would have taken away from the rest of the game.

"All party members needed to use a humanoid skeleton," BioWare's Dusty Everman said. "If we'd ever tried to use a non-humanoid, the cost would have been huge. Instead, we took all the development effort that we could have put towards an odd squad mate and made a larger, more polished game."

Read more: An excuse to write about Blasto »

"I call BS. They were too scared to explore nonhumanoid-human sexuality. This is where King Kong ..."
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Mass Effect 3 lessons 'will be built into our future games'

Mass Effect 3 lessons 'will be built into our future games'

At this time last year, Mass Effect 3 was still overshadowed by the backlash to its ending, with the Extended Cut announced but not yet available. A year removed, BioWare says it has learned some hard lessons from that, and doesn't intend to repeat them in future games.

Read more: 'A bitter-sweet ending is much easier to watch in a movie' »

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Star Wars: The Old Republic adding catgirls

Star Wars: The Old Republic adding catgirls

Playable catfolk are coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic with update 2.1, BioWare has proudly revealed. As well as introducing the Cathar race, who look an awful like humans wearing bad facepaint, the 'Customization' update will let players redesign their character's looks and recolour their armour.

Watch: Cathar are on the move, Cathar are loose »

"Indeed. What Alice said about them looking like humans wearing bad face paint nailed it. ..."
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Next Mass Effect absorbs Kingdoms of Amalur talent

Next Mass Effect absorbs Kingdoms of Amalur talent

Big Huge Games hasn't been able to catch a break. After the studio was shuttered due to the collapse of 38 Studios, many members of that team moved onto Impossible Studios--which was closed after Infinity Blade: Dungeons was put on hold. Members for that team are now making their way to BioWare Montreal, to work on the next Mass Effect game.

Read more: New 'leads' for next ME »

"not really interested in the story before the events of ME3. i need forward motion in plot ..."
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Former BioWare founder felt 'emasculated' after departure

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Former BioWare founder felt 'emasculated' after departure

Greg Zeschuk's career path has been a bit bizarre, by his own admission. He's gone from successful doctor to prominent videogame developer to beer connoisseur. But after he left BioWare, Zeschuk said he didn't realize "how much of my identity was tied up in my career."

Read more: 'Used to be a contender' »

"When I was in high school, I went down to BioWare (which was right behind my school) to check ..."
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BioWare soliciting Mass Effect 3 multiplayer feedback

BioWare soliciting Mass Effect 3 multiplayer feedback

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer was a bit of a surprise after two purely single-player RPGs, but fans and BioWare seemed happy with the results. As the company prepares whatever is coming next in the Mass Effect universe, it's soliciting feedback regarding the Firebase multiplayer maps.

Read more: Detailed questions on difficulty, layout, and more »

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BioWare expected reaching Old Republic end-game to take 3-5 months

BioWare expected reaching Old Republic end-game to take 3-5 months

Star Wars: The Old Republic started losing subscribers fairly quickly after launch. At a Game Developers Conference talk, BioWare creative director James Ohlen explained that the studio was inexperienced in MMOs, and therefore underestimated the speed with which customers would plow through the content.

Read more: Expected endgame to take 3-5 months »

"Never finished my characters arc. Stalled around level 42, saw the FTP revenue model then ..."
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Star Wars: The Old Republic's Hutt Cartel expansion warps in on April 14

Star Wars: The Old Republic's Hutt Cartel expansion warps in on April 14

If you want to boldly go and tease those husky Hutt, or simply spark a non-heterosexual romance, draw a big red ring around April 14 on your calendar (floating hearts optional). That's when Star Wars: The Old Republic's digital expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel will launch, EA announced today.

Read more: $20, or $10 for subscribers

"You forgot to mention that ppl who pre-ordered get to play the game starting April 9th. "
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Star Wars: The Old Republic gained two million players since free-to-play transition

Star Wars: The Old Republic gained two million players since free-to-play transition

It's been nearly half a year since Star Wars: The Old Republic transitioned into a free-to-play game. So, how did it go? Pretty darn great, if you asked Jeff Hickman, executive producer on the game.

In a new blog post, Hickman owns up to the shortcomings of SWTOR's rapid decline at launch. "Last spring, there was some uncertainty surrounding Star Wars: The Old Republic as we were starting to lose subscribers and players were growing frustrated," he said. "In fairness, many of the complaints and worries were justified."

Read more: 'Our servers are teeming with people »

"I've only played Empire so far, and I thought the Inquisitor stuff was alright. I would take it ..."
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Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack released for free

Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack released for free

"Citadel" is a send-off for Commander Shepard and her crew. The final DLC for Mass Effect 3 "offers an entirely different kind of closure for the trilogy" and, according to our review, is a "wholly welcome farewell" for the franchise.

While the DLC isn't free (it costs $15), BioWare is still giving away a gratis gift to fans. The "Citadel" soundtrack is free to download, including twenty new tracks for fans to listen to.

Read more: How to download »

"Interesting! I did not know that. I guess being a registered owner of Mass Effect 3, that error ..."
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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC

Field Report: Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC

Field Reports provide our first-hand experience with the latest games and expansion packs.


The past year's been tumultuous for Commander Shepard and the crew of the SR2 Normandy. With this last Mass Effect 3 downloadable content pack, "Citadel," the current Mass Effect saga comes to a close, giving the heroes we've grown to love some much deserved rest and relaxation. Like the add-on missions before it, Citadel takes place an undefined time before the assault on The Illusive Man's base. The key difference between this mission and the preceding add-on packs is it doesn't feel at all like something left on the cutting room floor, it's miles above Mass Effect 2's lauded "Lair of the Shadow Broker" and every other piece of downloadable content released before it.

Read more: A suitable farewell »

"Personally my "head cannon" is that the events in this DLC are an epilogue that take place after ..."
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Star Wars: The Old Republic changing login procedure

Star Wars: The Old Republic changing login procedure

In an effort to upgrade security, BioWare is changing the way that players will be able to login to their account for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As of April 2, instead of using your email address to access your characters, you will need to login with your screen name instead.

Read more: Change to cut down on account takeovers »

"I subscribe but only because for £9 a month, it would be rude not to :P I also speak from the ..."
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