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Review: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition photo
Review: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
by Patrick Hancock

Baldur’s Gate II holds a pretty special place in my heart. It was easily my favorite RPG from my younger days, and to be honest not much has changed since. Classic Dungeons & Dragons gameplay combined with wonderful characters and writing is a simple recipe for a timeless classic. Visually, however, this timeless classic has certainly aged.

And so steps in Beamdog with Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Just as with the first game, this Enhanced Edition looks slightly better, plays the same, and has some extra goodies added in. Whether or not it’s worth the entry fee is up to you, though.

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10:00 PM on 12.19.2013

The new Mass Effect exists in a playable state right now

A new entry in the Mass Effect series, developed by BioWare's Montreal studio, is currently playable. Not by us outside the studio, of course. BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn tweeted, "Great time pla...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 12.19.2013

BioWare gives a status update on Dragon Age: Inquisition

Before its teams head off for the holidays, BioWare has shared where it's at with Dragon Age: Inquisition. Since the game's last big push at PAX Prime, the studio has gotten to a point where the main storyline is playable fro...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.09.2013

BioWare GM: Mass Effect news might come in 2014

As the gradual descent into the holiday season becomes more and more inevitable, game studios beginning to shut down their operations in favor of rest, relaxation, and end of the year festivities. After all, why reveal anythi...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 12.07.2013

Heroes of Dragon Age launches on Android and iOS

Remember Heroes of Dragon Age, that upcoming free-to-play title for Android and iOS EA announced back in August? Don't worry, I didn't either. Well, it's out now. The spin-off title focuses around players collecting char...

Harry Monogenis

9:30 PM on 12.03.2013

The Old Republic 'Galactic Starfighter' expansion is live

As promised, the Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone live for subscribers today adding 12 vs. 12 PvP free-flight dogfighting, complete with the ability to customize ships. On top ...

Harry Monogenis

9:00 AM on 11.30.2013

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out

Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters...

Wesley Ruscher





9:30 AM on 11.20.2013

EA isn't making any games based on new Star Wars movies

EA's Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen talked about Star Wars games during a presentation on Tuesday, and he made it clear they don't want to make a movie game. Jorgensen said, "We've done movie games over the years and...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 PM on 11.14.2013

The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool

Here's another look at the upcoming Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, aka the first truly interesting thing I've seen out of this game in months. The familiar sights and sounds of Star Wars dogf...

Jordan Devore

8:45 AM on 11.12.2013

30 minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition has leaked out

Someone at the Finnish Digiexpo was naughty and recorded 30 minutes of gameplay from Dragon Age: Inquisition, and uploaded it to YouTube. It shows off combat and conversations, and the game looks interesting. I'll miss the i...

Joshua Derocher

1:15 PM on 11.08.2013

BioWare teases new Mass Effect title

During the celebration of yesterday's Mass Effect holiday, N7 Day, BioWare developers surprised fans by tweeting some pictures of an upcoming and unannounced titles they're working on. During his tweet, BioWare producer Micha...

Alessandro Fillari

9:30 AM on 10.25.2013

Knights of the Old Republic is half off on iOS

Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is one of the most memorable games I've ever played. I can still recall the day that I picked up nonchalantly because I was a fan of Bioware's old works and Star Wars collectively, but noth...

Chris Carter



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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