BioWare News


Star Wars: The Old Republic 'Hutt Cartel' pre-orders detailed

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2013 2:15pm PST

BioWare unveiled a first look trailer at the upcoming "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and announced pre-order bonuses.


"does it delineate how the expansion is received by the 3 tiers of players? "

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Best of 2012: #6 - Mass Effect 3

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST

Mass Effect 3 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U is #6 in our Best of 2012.


"I wish I was playing at that point again. Really loved the second game (especially The Illusive ..."

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Same sex romance still planned for Star Wars: The Old Republic

By John Keefer, Jan 03, 2013 6:30am PST

BioWare's latest State of the Game blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic has revealed plans for more end-game content for level 50 players, as well as an ongoing effort by the developer to add same gender romance between players and NPCs.


"George Lucas made the universe not me. It takes place in what is likely our past, and is really ..."

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Spoiler-Talk: Mass Effect 3 and the future of the franchise

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 02, 2013 12:00pm PST

In Spoiler-Talk, we take a no-holds-barred look at some of the biggest games and discuss what the future holds for these franchises. Expect many, many spoilers. Today: Mass Effect 3.


"Shepard is also forced to die at the beginning of ME2. Another point, though, is that in the ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic getting 'Hutt Cartel' expansion

By Steve Watts, Dec 18, 2012 7:30am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting its first full expansion next year, titled "Rise of the Hutt Cartel." It will be out in spring, and cost $19.99 regularly or $9.99 for subscribers.


"That I could understand, I gave up on warzones after my initial month of playtime. So I guess my ..."

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BioWare's cancelled spy RPG 'Agent' revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 07, 2012 6:05am PST

BioWare had a Bond-y, Bourne-ish espionage RPG in the works several years ago but it ended up scrapped, Trent Oster has revealed. Codenamed 'Agent,' it was the BioWare co-founder's last project before he left in 2009, and hoped to showcase the full spread of a secret agent's...


"There is a Cthulhu RPG. Can't remember the official name, though."

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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Dec 05, 2012 12:00pm PST

Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC feels like and add-on, and an poorly implemented one at that. High points were fleeting, giving the bulk of the content a superfluous feel. Not the best of BioWare's attempts to expand the ME3 universe.


"Also, where are my manners? Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)"

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Next Mass Effect 3 DLC has 'all hands on deck'

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2012 7:30am PST

BioWare is producing at least one more Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, featuring a much larger writing staff and more returning cast members than previous expansions.


"I don't find it so bad as the save is always before the final missions anyway so I just went in ..."

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BioWare responds to Star Wars: The Old Republic F2P complaints

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 05, 2012 6:45am PST

When a subscription-based MMORPG turns free-to-play, as they almost inevitably do, it's very important to strike a balance between what's free and what players must pay for. Star Wars: The Old Republic kind of cocked that up. Responding to complaints, BioWare is still trying...


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Field Report: Mass Effect PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2012 2:45pm PST

Today, PS3 owners will be able to get their hands on a long-awaited port: the original Mass Effect. We had a quick test of the retail version of the game, just to see how the Edge of Reality-developed port stands up.


"or you could just watch the whole thing on youtube. GOTP plays like a movie anyway. Grab some ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic writer says free-to-play transition allows more stories

By Steve Watts, Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic lead writer Hall Hood talks about plans for the story now that the game has gone free-to-play.


"It's absolutely worth it to play through at least one character for the story."

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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC gets a launch trailer

By John Keefer, Nov 26, 2012 10:25am PST

The super-sized Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 hits tomorrow, and Electronic Arts has loosed a new trailer that offers a bit more background on the story that will have Commander Shepard and some new allies going up against Cerberus. Watch closely for that female Turian.


"You've either got remarkable fortitude or a real life to be able to put off playing ME3 by now ..."

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Mass Effect producer asks: prequel or new sequel?

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 20, 2012 6:55am PST

The Internet certainly wasn't quiet with its thoughts on Mass Effect 3, leading to BioWare taking the remarkable step of expanding its ending in free DLC. With the mysterious next game in the series, BioWare is asking fans for feedback early, currently curious about whether ...


"That's pretty much my thoughts. Really I hate endless sequels/prequels it just shows lack of ..."

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Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Wii U) review

By Garnett Lee and Andrew Yoon, Nov 16, 2012 11:30am PST

For many Nintendo fans, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is not the end of trilogy--it is their first foray into BioWare's compelling sci-fi franchise. But how does it accommodate series newcomers? And does the GamePad add to the game?


"I remember when ME1 was, at least, a little better looking than most games out there (even with ..."

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Next Mass Effect in the hands of BioWare Montreal

By John Keefer, Nov 12, 2012 9:15am PST

Development of the new game in the Mass Effect series in under way, but not at BioWare Edmonton, which handled the first trilogy. BioWare Montreal has picked up the reins and will be using the Frostbite engine for the new series.


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