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Mass Effect 4 won't relate to Shepard 'whatsoever' photo
Mass Effect 4 won't relate to Shepard 'whatsoever'
by Chris Carter

The game that Bioware doesn't want you to call Mass Effect 4 is starting to take shape, and it appears as if Shepard will not be a part of it "whatsoever," according to lead writer Mac Walters. Talking to Complex, it's clear that Bioware doesn't want the next Mass Effect game to feel like a spin-off, "without the Shepard character or the Shepard specific companions."

Walters also calls the Mass Effect 3 ending a "lesson learned," even though he is satisfied with how it turned out, and noting that there was nothing they could change once they committed to it. Either way, I'm completely cool with focusing on a new protagonist for the next iteration of Mass Effect, since Shepard has clearly ran his/her course.

Mass Effect 4 [Complex via Eurogamer]

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7:30 PM on 10.08.2013

12 vs. 12 space battles are coming to The Old Republic

As an absolute sucker for space battles in the Star Wars universe, this new digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is looking mighty fine. I've resisted the call of BioWare's MMO even with it going free-to-play, b...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.10.2013

Matthew Bromberg is the new head of BioWare

It's been nearly a year since BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka announced their retirement from the studio behind Dragon Age and Mass Effect. With new titles in each franchise on the way, and Star Wars: The Old ...

Jordan Devore



Homeworld, Dragon Age, Mighty No. 9, and some sad news photo
Homeworld, Dragon Age, Mighty No. 9, and some sad news
by Max Scoville

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I hope you're all safe and sound following PAX 2013! I got to drunkenly shout moist pleasantries in the vicinity of a bunch of you, and that was absolutely lovely. For those of you who missed it, you have my deepest sympathies.

Today on the show, we discuss Dragon Age: Inquisition, and how it looks incredible, how Gearbox is turning Hardware: Shipbreakers into Homeworld: Shipbreakers, and has two brand new IPs in the works. The Xbox One supports up to eight controllers, the Xbox Live Marketplace has been renamed, and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has absolutely wrecked shop with the Kickstarter for his new game, Mighty No. 9. There's a new Grand Theft Auto V trailer... and then some other announcements.

The exciting news: Niero and company have announced Destructoid HUGE, a premium membership program for the site, which will give members ad-free site access, discounts on merch, automatic contest entry, exclusive content, and more, for a measly $2.99 a month, or $29.99 a year. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for" and considering how much Destructoid rules for free, just imagine how cool it'll be when there's money rolling in. It's only a matter of time until there's a whole portal full of exlusive Jonathan Holmes sexy muscleman pin-ups.

The sad news: The Destructoid Show is coming to an end. Tara and I will continue to crank out stuff full-time over on Rev3Games, but we're parting ways with our beloved red-eyed robot overlord Mr. Destructoid. 

Destructoid's founder, and the man who got me my start in this kickass industry wrote up his thoughts, which you can read after the break.

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4:00 PM on 08.31.2013

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a major improvement

As much as I love Bioware's style of creating compelling companions and giving the player agency to make choices that ultimately affect the overarching narrative, I have never been able to get into the Dragon Age series, no m...

Casey Baker

1:30 PM on 08.28.2013

BioWare's Dragon Age save-import tool sounds great

Now that the Dragon Age series has adopted the Frostbite engine and will be releasing on next-generation consoles, the matter of transferring players' save data to Dragon Age: Inquisition is not a simple one. But, for us, it ...

Jordan Devore





9:25 AM on 08.20.2013

Dragon Age: Inquisiton slated for Fall 2014 release

Dragon Age: Inquisiton is going to take a while to come to us, with Electronic Arts revealing at Gamescom a Fall 2014 release window. That's almost 10,000 years away!  BioWare is promising a big world ripe for expl...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 08.19.2013

Heroes of Dragon Age is a free-to-play mobile game

Okay, that's a bit too harsh. Someone will find enjoyment in Heroes of Dragon Age, EA Capital Games and BioWare's cross-platform, free-to-play spinoff title for mobile devices. As the name and first screenshots would suggest,...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Dragon Age: Inquisition caters to all races

Am I still going to be derided for admitting that I rather liked Dragon Age II's Hawke? The focus on a human character was more in line with the second outing in Thedas' narrower vision, and I found that I wasn't all that fus...

Fraser Brown

3:00 PM on 08.13.2013

Morrigan's fate will be decided in Dragon Age Inquisition

BioWare has confirmed that fan-favorite character Morrigan will return in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Speaking to Game Informer, writer David Gaider says "It's not a cameo. She plays a significant role," but it was also revealed...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 08.06.2013

Dragon Age Inquisition is September's Game Informer cover

Dragon Age: Inquisition will be the cover of September's issue of Game Informer but you can also take a sneak peek of some alpha-build gameplay in the trailer above. Whilst it's still early in development, BioWare has reveal...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 06.19.2013

Ex-BioWare writer on how Mass Effect 3 could have ended

You didn't think it was over did you? Okay, so the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy is really over, but that doesn't mean there aren't fair few untold tales about it's development. In an interview with videogame radio show Vi...

Abel Girmay

9:45 PM on 06.11.2013

Jade Empire is now available on GOG.com

The classic BioWare RPG Jade Empire: Special Edition is now available on GOG.com for an introductory price of $9.99 for the first week (ending on June 18th) -- for reference, Steam currently carries it for $14.99. It sou...

Chris Carter

10:30 PM on 06.06.2013

Baldur's Gate recreated as Neverwinter Nights 2 mod

A crazy mod team has spent seven years recreating Baldur's Gate in the Neverwinter Nights 2 engine. Not parts of it -- the whole thing. They didn't just start, either; it's done and it took seven years. Yup, it's crazy. It's...

Joshua Derocher

3:00 PM on 06.01.2013

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition listing spotted on Amazon Italy

In not so surprising news, Amazon Italy went and outed Dragon Age III: Inquisition as an Xbox One release. The posting has since been removed, but it comes just days after Mirror's Edge 2 was outed, twice. It seems retailers ...

Abel Girmay

7:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic available on iPad

Knights of the Old Republic, Bioware's cherished Star Wars title, has just been released for the iPad. The much loved title is 10 years old which seems good enough reason to receive an iOS release. IGN have managed to get the...

Alasdair Duncan