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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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12:26 PM on 06.09.2014

New Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer is magical

Fans of BioWare's plastic-faced role-playing series Dragon Age have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Microsoft was able to show more of it off at its E3 press conference this morning. T...

Darren Nakamura

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



Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola photo
Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola
by Max Scoville

Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bunch of Japanese games being localized. Sony, Microsoft, and ZeniMax have all been trademarking curious terms like "Eden Falls" "Screamride" "Killstrain" "Entwined" and "Nuka Cola."

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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



Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie photo
Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie
by Max Scoville

Sweet Christmas do we have some great news about video games today!

Let’s see… My previews for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes went up, a new Batman game was announced by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight, Watch Dogs finally has a release date, and there’s a new Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer. On a less fun note, Mad Catz announced a partnership with Ouya, and on a downright depressing note, Disney Interactive has laid off 700 employees.

However, there’s a bunch of crazy weird news: Shaq-Fu is (hopefully) getting a sequel, Goat Simulator is going to be an actual game, and Akiba’s Trip 2, a Japanese game about punching vampires till their clothes come off, will actually be released in the west. Finally, a couple pieces of movie news: there’s feature film in the works based on The Last of Us, which seems sort of redundant to me, but that new Transformers movie involves Optimus Prime living in Mark Wahlberg’s barn, which is even more ridiculous than robot dinosaurs.

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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

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

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

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



Jimquisition: Downloadable Discontent photo
Jimquisition: Downloadable Discontent
by Jim Sterling

You don't have to hate downloadable content to avoid ever buying the stuff. Even heartfelt fans of the concept can be thoroughly turned off, and it's all thanks to the idiots trying to sell it.

Your old pal Jim loves DLC, as an idea, but never buys it these days because of alienating business tactics and companies trying to push their damn luck.

Let us discuss the ways in which a publisher can stop even a willing customer from buying its wares.

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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