Inspired by pen and paper RPGs
At the EA press conference today, BioWare announced its next project, Shadow Realms. Jeff Hickman, the Studio General Manager discussed its inspiration in old school pen and paper role-playing games, before elaborating on how...
His new IP at the studio is entering pre-production
Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson has parted ways with his long-time employer BioWare. He's been at the company for nearly 16 years and previously worked on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as project d...
It's not your fault
The third teaser trailer in BioWare's "You've Been Chosen" campaign leading up to the reveal of (presumably) a new game, features a redhead in a pair of Converse that are too clean staring at some sort of impact site that le...
'Do you know they are watching? Your power is rising'
This second live-action teaser for BioWare's next game isn't as good as the initial one, but I found it ever so mildly interesting. No "smokeface" this time, sadly.
While we know the project is set for a gamescom reveal next...
No you have a problem
Let's be fair, a lot of seemingly arbitrary things make me want to replay Final Fantasy XII. A lack of time coupled with a naive hope for an HD re-release always keep me from doing so, leaving me in a perpetual state of want...
Also, we are eight years old.
Monday is the worst day of the week, so Bill and I are coping with it by drinking blueberry smoothies and talking about wonderful things like superhero nonsense from Comic-Con, Mass Effect's exciting new (old) sharkmobile, Trine 2's awful poetry, Destiny's two unoriginal races, and True Detective, which Bill doesn't like, and therefore isn't allowed to have blueberry smoothies anymore.
It's back, but I wanna see something new
BioWare made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend to divulge some of the first details about the upcoming Mass Effect title, but all we really know for sure at this point is that there's going to be a new Ma...
The night is dark and full of something, or whatever
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."
'You've been chosen'
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...
The longer I stare at this guy's flesh, the grosser it looks
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...
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 ...
Snap some necks with thighs of steel
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.
Lemme ride them big lizards
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 go...
This developer demo is actually getting me excited
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...
What part is unknown
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...
Sometimes dudes just want to kiss dudes
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, Doria...
Dumb hair? Dumb hair
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...
He sounds a lot better than Vega did in ME3
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...
The rest of the game looked damn fine, too
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...
Get up, stand up
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 wa...
You like exploration, right?
"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 s...
That's 21 inches of pure turian
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...
I like 'Josh Homme Shepard,' but that's kind of dumb, I guess
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...
Keep away from small children
For the Dragon Age fan who needs more stuff in their life, there's the collector's edition of Inquisition to consider. Or should I say the "Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor's Edition," to be precise. It's really called that,...
Snap up some additional Mass Effect goodness
If you've been holding off on purchasing additional Mass Effect DLC because of the sticker shock, today's your lucky day -- if you're a PS3 player, at least. The Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC pack is currently free via PSN for US ...
A Chilean retailer spills the medi-gel
Commander Shepard and Company might be hopping aboard the SSV Normandy and jetting off to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That's because Mass Effect, one of the most revered (and then reviled) franchises on the Xbox 360 and ...
Your fanart and fanfics aren't canon, either
That's a nice extended universe you've got there, Star Wars. It'd be a shame if it were invalidated. Actually, that's exactly what's happening. Lucasfilm announced just that today via the official Star Wars blog, where it wa...
'I'm starting to think this is a world in love with crisis'
The Blight is over, the Qunari have been driven from Kirkwall, and the mages have gone to all out war with their Templar oppressors. We've seen a lot of crisis across Thedas, but all that doesn't seem to compare when demons ...
I'm happy they didn't go with red again
It's rare that videogame cover art can energize me enough to want to write about it (unless we're talking the oft-excellent fan-made stuff), but there are exceptions.
Not to oversell you on Dragon Age: Inquisition's cover, or anything. It's good!
Better than expected coming off of Dragon Age II, certainly. Let's hope that rings true for all aspects of the game.