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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

5:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition has a $170 collector's edition

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,...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 05.02.2014

Thank the Goddess! Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC is free on PSN

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 ...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 04.28.2014

Oh, Shep: Mass Effect Trilogy might make its way to Xbox One and PS4

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 ...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 04.25.2014

Knights of the Old Republic and other Star Wars media no longer considered canon

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...

Brittany Vincent



Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7 photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7
by Abel Girmay

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 and spirits are invading your home. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands 'cause they're taking everybody out here.

As we already knew, Dragon Age: Inquisition's story centers around the Veil being torn, and all the creatures of the Fade entering our world. What's newly revealed, is that the player character, the Inquisitor, will have a closer connection to the Fade, being able to travel to and from. This isn't restricted to classes either, where traditionally mages are the only ones with a natural connection to the Maker's first world.

The trailer also shows the return of series staple characters Leiliana and the now ex-Templar Cullen, serving as the heads of the Inquisition's shadow and military arms respectively. They won't be available as party members, but their role with the Inquisitor plays heavily into Inquisition's new War Table mechanic. While exact details aren't being revealed, the War Table will allow the Inquisitor to send allies away on missions, similar to what Assassin's Creed introduced with Brotherhood.

Finally, the trailer shows off more of the Inquisitors mounts, so if you're hoping to live out a Shadowfax fantasy with your mage, here's the chance. Unfortunately, EA has confirmed that wyverns will not be a mount option, so I guess my Qunari warrior won't exactly be the beast mode Conan I dreamed of.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled to release on October 7, 2014 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Those wishing to import decisions from last-gen systems should also check out Dragon Age Keep, a story editor tool that will let you recreate, or create new story data.

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4:30 PM on 04.21.2014

You know, Dragon Age: Inquisition's box art is pretty cool

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.

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 03.06.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition makes great use of Frostbite 3

The Frostbite 3 engine shows its stuff in this new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition covering the game's stunning landscapes. Those leafless tress, that shimmering water -- I'm impressed. This kind of visual fidelity is al...

Jordan Devore