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Star Wars: The Old Republic getting Ewok companion in next update

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2013 4:00pm PDT

A furry little Ewok from the moon of Endor will be surfacing in the upcoming 2.3 update for Star Wars the Old Republic as a playable companion. The hitch? You only need 1 million credits to unlock them.

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"This is not the female bounty hunter playable companion I was looking for."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

Why Dragon Age: Inquisition dropped the 3

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2013 2:05pm PDT

BioWare's next Dragon Age is no longer called Dragon Age 3. Instead, it's called Dragon Age: Inquisition. So, why did EA decide to drop the number?

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"I thought it dropped the 3, because since it had to do with Morrigan, it was tied more to Dragon ..."

- darthfusion see all 31 comments

Original Mass Effect writer on ending that could have been

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 9:00am PDT

Original Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn talks about his own ideas for the ending, including some he considers "wacky."

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"I found that for $2 at Babbages when they had PC games. Everywhere else was selling it for $30."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 20 comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition coming fall 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2013 1:29pm PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming in fall of 2014, EA announced today.

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"It'd be great if this game managed to be a legitimate sequel to the original but I'm not holding ..."

- doozer667 see all 10 comments

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

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 4:30pm PDT

An Amazon Italy page listed Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for Xbox One, adding another possible sign of EA's line-up for E3.

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"Nope 40 and counting. I don't care if this game comes fro next gen or future gen or whatever ..."

- rtricoche see all 18 comments

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

By Alice O'Connor, May 13, 2013 7:30am PDT

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 ...

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"Following Garrus around as a C-Sec officer would be interesting, but I think it makes more sense ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 9 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic monthly revenue doubled since F2P

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT

The monthly revenues for Star Wars: The Old Republic have doubled on average since adopting the free-to-play model, according to an EA earnings call.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2013 12:30pm PDT

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.

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"I call BS. They were too scared to explore nonhumanoid-human sexuality. This is where King Kong ..."

- dookiebot see all 17 comments

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

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2013 9:30am PDT

BioWare staff shares some lessons learned from the backlash over the ending to Mass Effect 3.

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"Ladies and gentlemen: biodrones. You can cover your eyes and ears and pretend this game ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic adding catgirls

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2013 8:15am PDT

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...

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 10:25am PDT

Former members of the Amalur team are now working on the next Mass Effect game.

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"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

By John Keefer, Apr 22, 2013 10:00am PDT

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."

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"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

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2013 4:30pm PDT

BioWare is conducting a detailed survey regarding the multiplayer maps in Mass Effect 3.

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"ill give them bad feedback. at this point, why would i want to help them make a better game and ..."

- rtrson see all 9 comments

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

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 2:45pm PDT

The team at BioWare expected players to take 3-5 months to reach Star Wars: The Old Republic's end-game, and were caught unprepared when they took only one month, according to creative director James Ohlen.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 12:30pm PDT

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, ...

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"You forgot to mention that ppl who pre-ordered get to play the game starting April 9th. "

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