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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

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BioWare is shutting down all its forums outside of Star Wars: The Old Republic

If you frequent the BioWare forums, you better sit down. Over the weekend, the publisher explained that everything outside of the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums will be shut down. That includes Mass Effect, Dragon Age -- every...   read

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Jade Empire

Jade Empire joins the Origin Access Vault this year

Before BioWare became a Hollywood action studio somewhere after Mass Effect 2, it was a true old school RPG factory. Players had choices (here's an accurate depiction of a lot of modern RPGs), outcomes for decisions weren't always obvious, ...   read

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Novels will link Mass Effect 3 with Andromeda

We got our first real look at Mass Effect: Andromeda at E3 this year, and even then we still basically know nothing about it. That will change over time though, as Titan Books has inked a deal to produce more novelizations about the fr...   read

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda ditches Paragon/Renegade system for 'shades of gray'

Given how much Mass Effect erotica exists, its fitting that the newest entry in the series will move away from simplistic binaries and towards "shades of gray." How many, you ask? Perchance 50? My ankles tied, Garrus bent me over the comman...   read

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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Your Mass Effect 3 ending choice won't affect Andromeda

If you're still bearing a grudge against Mass Effect 3's ending you may be happy to know that it doesn't factor into the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was again conspicuously absent from E3. I'm happy to learn that because -- and I...   read


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Mass Effect Andromeda's looking good in this new development video

Bioware took to the stage at the EA Play event to show off some neat development footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game will be the first in the series to run on EA’s own Frostbyte engine, and as such the trailer’s full of...   read

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We'll get to see Mass Effect Andromeda at EA's E3 press conference

In the buildup to this year's E3, Electronic Arts and BioWare are staying less mum on Mass Effect Andromeda. While the two have been tight-lipped for years now, we should get our first good look at the game in about a month's time. In a pos...   read

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This may be our favourite theme park ride on the Citadel

Remember that Mass Effect theme park ride we told you about? According to Fortune (via VG24/7), the Mass Effect theme park experience is still on track to open next month, and will boast 33% extra Ds courtesy of a 3D to 4D upgrade that wi...   read

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A BioWare developer wore a t-shirt with its new IP on at GDC

Did you see BioWare’s Alistair McNally at GDC this year? Did you see his t-shirt? If so, you’ve just seen the first teaser for BioWare’s newest IP. According to McNally, who is the head of design and art at BioWare, he was...   read

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Mass Effect Andromedia
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This BioWare Senior Editor is set to quit games industry for good

Senior editor, Cameron Harris, will be leaving BioWare - and the whole video game industry - next month. Harris has been in gaming since 2007 and worked with high-profile companies like Nintendo and Microsoft before joining BioWare to work ...   read

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Dragon Age Tactics

Would you like a 'Dragon Age Tactics' game in the style of XCOM or Fire Emblem?

Two of the hottest games this month are Fire Emblem Fates and XCOM 2, which seems to have Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah wondering if fans would like to see BioWare develop a more strategy-oriented entry in the franchise at some ...   read

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Disavowed is Star Wars: The Old Republic's next chapter, coming March 10

I played a teensy weensy bit of Star Wars: The Old Republic when it first came out, but I was doing it on a shitty laptop and was discouraged by how poorly it was performing. Chris says that the game is currently the best it has ever been, ...   read

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Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...   read

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BioWare Austin

The Old Republic developer is hiring for a 'new, unannounced BioWare IP'

It looks like The Old Republic developer BioWare Austin is working on an entirely new IP with MMO elements. In a job listing, BioWare Austin says it is looking for a Senior Lead Server Engineer who has experience in “designing distrib...   read

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Baldur's Gate

BioWare writer David Gaider moves to Beamdog

Long-time BioWare David Gaider (Baldur's Gate II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age) recently departed from the role-playing game studio in search of a "new challenge." As of this week, he has joined the Edmonton-based Beam...   read

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Writer David Gaider leaves BioWare

David Gaider, the brain behind some of BioWare's best characters, has left the company after 17 years. The announcement was made on his own Twitter earlier today. Gaider has worked on several BioWare games since 1999 including Baldur's Ga...   read

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Jade Empire free on Origin, plus leftover PC game deals

We mentioned Jade Empire going free a month ago, but that was a premature oopsie by Origin. Starting today, this "On the House" freebie is now solidified. No payment info is required -- just add to cart, finish the checkout process, and the...   read

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Is this our first glimpse at the name of the Mass Effect: Andromeda protagonist?

The internet is full of really eagle-eyed geeks, the kind of people willing to freeze frame trailers that seemingly show off absolutely nothing and find nuggets of new information in them. Sometimes they are right on the money, other times ...   read

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Mass Effect: Andromeda
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Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser is all filler

Happy "N7 Day," Mass Effect fans! I hope you can muster up some excitement for this teaser trailer, which is mostly a montage of old space footage with Commander Shepard (voiced by Jennifer Hale) putting a bookend on the original trilo...   read

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We're not getting any new Mass Effect: Andromeda news this N7 Day

Apparently November 7 is a day for all things Mass Effect that EA really wants to get off the ground. Think of it like May 4 is for Star Wars, except only really BioWare pays attention to it. You see, the joke here is that Commander Shepard...   read

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N7 gear

BioWare store celebrates N7 day with new gear and a 20% discount

Remember when BioWare declared November the 7th a worldwide celebration of all things Mass Effect? Yeah, me neither. This year however, it might be worth paying attention to the faux-holiday. To hype up the event, the BioWare Store is havin...   read

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Star Wars

Star Wars: The Old Republic's latest expansion marks the best the game has ever been

Man, I'm surprised Star Wars: The Old Republic is still trucking along. You have to give it to BioWare (and to some extent, EA) for staying with it after its mixed reception at launch, so-so expansion packs, and its transition into fre...   read

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Mass Effect

BioWare announces new Mass Effect theme park ride

A gaming franchise isn't a gaming franchise these days unless it has its own theme park ride. Nintendo, Ubisoft... they're all at it. And now, BioWare is too. The developer has announced that a new "3D adventure" Mass Effect ride ...   read

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What a shock, Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition is coming

Trespasser, the final DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, has been out for just over a month now. Fans have played through it, and are left in the limbo of not knowing what to do without Varric’s tender embrace. So I’m sure you&rs...   read

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