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Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?' photo
Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?'
by Bill Zoeker

BioWare sent out a mysterious teaser trailer for its new horror IP. The trailer implies surreal psychological terrors, but the identity of this game is even more of a mystery. EA's trademark activity points to the name "Shadow Realms," but the channel hosting the video and the website for the game are called "You've Been Chosen."

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12:30 PM on 07.25.2014

BioWare's 'Nightmare' teaser trailer is unexpected

BioWare sent emails to fans overnight that include a "Nightmare" teaser trailer for what appears to be a new intellectual property. The video is live action, so it's hard to say what this will be other than "Hey, the guy wit...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition pushed to November

Battlefield Hardline, and now Dragon Age: Inquisition -- it's delay day at Electronic Arts. BioWare has moved Inquisition from October 7 to November 18 (Nov. 21 in Europe). Considering how stupidly packed with high-profile re...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 07.15.2014

More info on the next Mass Effect to arrive at Comic-Con International

On July 23rd through the 27th, San Diego Comic-Con will be unleashed again for the masses to attend, which means tons of movie, TV, and videogame news will follow. We can probably expect more on the next Mass Effect ...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition is just as pretty indoors as out

The first part of this walkthrough with creative director Mike Laidlaw managed to get me excited for Inquisition despite not touching previous Dragon Age games. This one, too, looks pretty darn cool, even without bears to freeze. Plus, Dorian's sweet mustache. 

Steven Hansen



Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition
by Max Scoville

I've liked just about everything I've seen from Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is weird, because historically I've basically avoided the series. Here is literally everything I knew about the previous Dragon Age games going into my Inquisition hands-on:

  • They are fantasy RPGs developed by BioWare
  • The first game was called "Origins," which is so redundant it's actually confusing. I spent a year or two thinking it was a prequel to another game.
  • The second game reused a bunch of dungeons.
  • You can do totally horny sex stuff. Er, I mean, there are "romance scenes."
  • An early episode of The Destructoid Show with "Dragon Age Blowjobs" in the video title is the single highest viewed video on our channel.
  • There's a character named Morrigan, who seems a lot less fun than the other Morrigan.
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3:15 PM on 07.09.2014

This one area in Dragon Age: Inquisition is bigger than all of Origins

So big they've added mounts, from regular old horses to the more exotic.  I never felt the Dragon Age games looked too hot, but BioWare has done a nice job making a more lush world. And then you get attacked by a g...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 07.07.2014

Leliana re-confirmed to have a part to play in Dragon Age: Inquisition

According to Bioware's official Dragon Age site, Leliana will be returning for Inqusition. Not a whole lot is known in terms of whether or not she will be playable, or just influencing the story, but they are building he...

Chris Carter



Video: BioWare creates its first fully gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Video: BioWare creates its first fully gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition
by Bill Zoeker

The most recent character announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dorian, is BioWare's first totally gay party member character. Only male player characters will be able to engage Dorian romantically. As well, Dorian's sexuality will play a part in his backstory and personal motivations. This can be considered a step forward for BioWare, as its previous attempts to incorporate an array of sexuality into its characters have been half-measures at best.

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2:05 PM on 06.23.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition's Cole is an angsty teen listening to CKY

I've never actually listened to CKY. However, I knew two angsty teens that did. Both were white and had dirty blonde hair over their eyes just like Dragon Age: Inquisition's Cole. "All Cole knows for certain is that the world...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 06.23.2014

Freddie Prinze Jr. tells us a bit about his role in Dragon Age: Inquisition

I wasn't a big fan of Freddie Prinze Jr.'s role of James Vega in Mass Effect 3, but his new turn as "Iron Bull" in Dragon Age Inquisition sounds a lot more interesting. This new video from Bioware gives us a glimps...

Chris Carter







I couldn't believe the size of Dragon Age: Inquisition's world photo
I couldn't believe the size of Dragon Age: Inquisition's world
by Brett Makedonski

Fantasy games have some of my favorite settings in all of videogames. Forests, mountains, chasms, rivers -- they all have a serenity and majesty about them that wonderfully adds to the sense of scale. It shouldn't surprise me that Dragon Age: Inquisition is poised to be incredibly huge and make nice use of the locations. At the beginning of a 30-minute presentation, I couldn't help but be amazed anyway.

The first thing I noticed in the hands-off demo was simply how big everything was. The open area that we started in seemed to stretch on forever -- mountains book-ending the sides, with a ton of detail in between, thanks to the use of the Frostbite 3 engine. Inquisition's executive producer made sure to make a point that everything we could see could be traveled to.

I wasn't out of my mind for thinking that it looked big. That area alone was larger than the entire play space of Dragon Age: Origins. Inquisition will be the biggest Dragon Age game to date. But, all that area isn't going to waste. Every location in Inquisition is part of a larger story.

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Find some solidarity in this new Dragon Age: Inquisition 'Stand Together' trailer photo
Find some solidarity in this new Dragon Age: Inquisition 'Stand Together' trailer
by Brittany Vincent

Honestly, I'm a little lukewarm on Dragon Age: Inquisition. The footage out of E3 2014 failed to impress, and I find myself joining The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's camp instead. But this trailer piqued my interest in a strange way. I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed Dragon Age II, where I wasn't as heavily invested in the original game. But this one makes me yearn to jump back into the universe. I just can't quite pin it down. 

Are you looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition, or are you firmly team Witcher? In all honesty, I'll end up grabbing both to pad my ever-growing, hundred-game strong backlog and sate my hunger for all things Western fantasy. Oh, videogames. I love thee. 

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BioWare shows concept footage for the next Mass Effect and a new IP photo
BioWare shows concept footage for the next Mass Effect and a new IP
by Jordan Devore

"Pick a planet across the other side of the galaxy and fly there and see what you'll discover," Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson said of the next installment currently in development at BioWare's Montreal studio. During EA's E3 2014 press event, all we got was some conceptual footage from the game and promises of what's to come.

But that wasn't all. BioWare also has a new intellectual property in the works at its Edmonton studio. Details were sparse and general in nature, but the team hopes to take on contemporary stories and "build a world that's as big and as imaginative as everything we've done before," according to Hudson. "A fictional world that feels real and is alive and is constantly changing."

Not a whole lot to say other than fans are going to be hungry for this next Mass Effect once it's finally out. I hope it lives up to the crazy high expectations (or at least does more than ME3 did).

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8:00 AM on 05.30.2014

This Garrus statue is what dreams are made of

Excuse me, 1/4 scale figure of Mass Effect's Garrus Vakarian. I couldn't help but noticing your 21 inches of pure turian goodness over there, and you're a little expensive, but you lookin' hot. Let's get together and talk cal...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 05.15.2014

BioWare announces most popular Commander Shepard names

BioWare has published player data culled from Mass Effect 3 to determine the five most popular names chosen for Commander Shepard, and the top names might surprise you. Sarah and Jack are at the top of the list for both femal...

Brittany Vincent