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Star Wars: The Old Republic's 2.4 update confronts the Dread Masters

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2013 4:30pm PDT

The Dread Masters have wreaked havoc throughout Star Wars: The Old Republic, but the upcoming 2.4 update, The Dread War, is promising an end to their story arc.


Dragon Age: Inquisition designer explains choices and ripple effects

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition lead designer Mike Laidlaw explains how they're aiming to give a clearer picture of your decisions, without tipping their hand at how it will impact the world.


"Six years is almost a decade, I guess...? But yeah, Witcher has been up on this delayed ..."

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Minecraft kicks off DLC 'Mash-ups' with Mass Effect

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2013 6:00am PDT

We all knew Minecraft was pretty dang big, but when EA teams up to release stuff for your game, that's something else. A smattering of Mass Effect-themed DLC is coming to the dig 'em up's Xbox 360 edition this week, including skins of Mass Effect characters and a high-tech t...


Dragon Age plot has 'too many loose ends,' says creative director

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition creative director Mike Laidlaw says he thinks the series has gathered "a few too many loose ends" in the past few installments, and says the studio needs to clean some up even as it introduces new ones.


"If theyd start making sequels and banking off of these "loose ends" instead of coming up with ..."

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Dragon Age: Inquisition attempting more nuanced romance

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2013 10:30am PDT

BioWare explains its new approach for romance options in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and how it plans to make "approval" a less vital factor.


"Don't care about romances. Make a good game, BW, not the crap that you've been churning out. Get ..."

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Dragon Age Keep announced, lets you import story into Inquisition

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT

BioWare has revealed the "Dragon Age Keep," a tool to import decisions from previous Dragon Age games into Inquisition.


Open world not the 'right challenge' for Dragon Age, says creative director

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2013 9:30am PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition is creating more open spaces for the player to explore, but creative director Mike Laidlaw doesn't feel that a true open world game is right for the series.


"I would not look forward much to an open world Bioware game. And that's completely based on ..."

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Dragon Age: Inquisition lets you abuse inquisitor privilege

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2013 9:00am PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition puts you in the role of the inquisitor, and BioWare has explained just what that means by explaining your "rights and powers" in the role.


Dragon Age: Inquisition combat video promises party control and tactics

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2013 7:30am PDT

BioWare promises to make Dragon Age: Inquisition more tactical than its predecessor, showing off work-in-progress gameplay in a new video.


"Yeah FrostEd :) Although the video doesn't show it, Inquisition does have ..."

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Dragon Age: Inquisition race options offer unique content

By Steve Watts, Aug 15, 2013 10:00am PDT

Dragon Age: Inquisition creative director Mike Laidlaw says that the race options allow them to tailor experiences for each race, offering unique content.


"Hm! You might be interested in Zeno Clash and its sequel. Arcanum also did some interesting ..."

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EA says LGBT inclusivity is good for business

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 11:00am PDT

At the GaymerX conference, EA employees spoke frankly about why making games LGBT-inclusive fails to hurt sales, and how positive feedback could convince executives to allow it more often.


"You conveniently keep side stepping the question while throwing up smoke screens. Why should ..."

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Previous decisions 'will carry' into Dragon Age: Inquisition

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Decisions from previous Dragon Age games "will carry" into Dragon Age: Inquisition, according to producer Cameron Lee.


"I loved that shit but mainly because I had been trying to goad him into being a terrorist for ..."

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Mass Effect's abandoned 'cyclical' ending

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 24, 2013 11:00am PDT

Yet another possible end for Shepard has surfaced through Matt Rhodes, concept artist on the series. This potential ending draws from one of Mass Effect 1's crucial decisions and alludes to Saren.


"Eh, I didn't want to risk it TBH, just felt like they could have wiped everything out. Plus I ..."

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How BioWare plans on improving conversations in Dragon Age: Inquisition

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT

BioWare revealed some new tidbits about Dragon Age: Inquisition, including a greater degree of choice in the dialogue system and how your decisions will influence the world.


"Highlander 2 was unmitigated shit too. With or without the highlander name, it would have been a ..."

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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.


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

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