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Star Wars: The Old Republic moves players onto bigger servers

By John Keefer, Sep 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

BioWare had been testing higher capacity servers= with the thought of consolidation, but they finally made it live over the weekend, moving players from low population realms to ones that will hold much larger numbers.


"same here, though it did start to get tiresome near the end and I had very little interest in ..."

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BioWare working on next 'full game' in Mass Effect series, brand new IP

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2012 12:26pm PDT

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise.


"MassEffect Age: origins. Nuff said. 5 races to choose 5 origin stories, similar ..."

- k1ld0r see all 25 comments

BioWare co-founders Muzyka and Zeschuk resign

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2012 11:56am PDT

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have both resigned from the company.


"I agree I think that this industry runs game devs into the ground and then some, all you have to ..."

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Dragon Age 3: Inquisition announced

By John Keefer, Sep 17, 2012 8:27am PDT

After months of hinting and teasing about a new Dragon Age game, BioWare has finally announced the next installment in fantasy RPG series, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition


"Origins is a cool, nostalgic recreation of Baldur's Gate 1. Play it. "

- SpaecKow see all 65 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic testing high-capacity servers

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 3:45pm PDT

BioWare has started testing higher-capacity servers, as a first step toward closing some of the origin servers and moving players to ones with higher loads.


"So they are basically going to move all players to one server? Last time played it felt so empty."

- SlingBlaze see all 2 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic 'major update' due every six weeks

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT

BioWare has promised a "major update" roughly every six weeks to keep players interested in the game, including new Warzones, Operations, Flashpoints, and events.


"I'm also looking forward to the F2P. I bought the game, but never activated it, because I was ..."

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Morning Caffeinated! Blizzard, Bioware gone bad, Valve frustrated, and dying MMOs

By John Keefer, Sep 05, 2012 7:50am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 5, 2012. Topics include: Blizzard and BioWare aren't as bad as they seem; the MMO may be dying; and Valve shows its disdain for the PC hardware scene. Wake u...


"Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn - I believe it is hands down the best RPG ever made (console, ..."

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BioWare working with second dev on Mass Effect 3 for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2012 8:20am PDT

Mass Effect 3 for Wii U is being co-developed by Australian studio Straight Right, the company has announced.


"I posted about it a few days ago, but I went to a Wii U event here in Austin earlier this month ..."

- Conan see all 10 comments

Mass Effect 3 trailer shows off 'Leviathan'

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 11:30am PDT

A cinematic trailer for the Mass Effect 3 "Leviathan" DLC has hit, showing off the stakes and characters involved in this new single-player content.


"Hehe, yeah. I can't understand it either, they completely broke the ending and made nothing ..."

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BioWare 'doing great' despite missteps, says EA COO

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2012 11:00am PDT

EA COO Peter Moore showed a vote of confidence in BioWare, despite a string of recent problems.


"Exactly! If he's got no reason to say they're "doing great" then he simply wouldn't have said it ..."

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC coming August 28

By John Keefer, Aug 15, 2012 11:30am PDT

If you've been waiting to learn more about how the Reapers fit into the Mass Effect universe, you only need to wait a couple more weeks. The Leviathan DLC for Mass Effect 3 is coming out on August 28.


"Ooooh. I think TML was good, but it was just, just short of shadow broker good."

- Creepin_Jeezus see all 7 comments

The Old Republic gets 'Grand Acquisition' mission

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic has received another world event, titled the Grand Acquisition.


"Im pretty sure the in-game cutscenes have better lipsync than this trailer."

- swimteampie see all 2 comments

Zeschuk leaves Star Wars: The Old Republic dev (Updated)

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2012 7:30am PDT

A rumor has started circulating that BioWare doc Greg Zeschuk has left the Austin studio responsible for the struggling Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO to move back to Edmonton and spend more time with his family.


"I think the new changes were wise. Now the dedicated player base has perks to keep them playing, ..."

- xTwizzlerx see all 41 comments

Mass Effect 3 'Firefight' DLC adds seven new weapons

By John Keefer, Aug 08, 2012 1:30pm PDT

If you didn't already have enough cool ways to kill your enemies in Mass Effect 3, then the new Firefight pack is for you, complete with seven new weapons for the single-player game.


Mass Effect 3 for Wii U preview

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 08, 2012 12:00pm PDT

While there are some novel ideas with the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3, I found the new features added by the GamePad didn't add much to the overall experience.


"Few things here 1) The machine is quite a bit more powerful than current HD consoles. It has ..."

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