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Dragon Age: Inquisition dev discusses Mass Effect 3 plot comparisons, strategy & more

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Dragon Age: Inquisition might sounds like a fantasy take on Mass Effect 3 – what with trying to rally all the world’s warring factions to take down a single threat and all that – but BioWare producer Cameron Lee has explained why it’s not all that similar, along with insight into the game’s morality, classes and much more.

Speaking with OXM, Lee was asked about the similarities between the Dragon Age: Inquisition premise and Mass Effect 3′s Reaper-vanquishing tale. He replied, “Well, it’s interesting that that’s the impression that you got – it’s not really the case.

“We have this event that occurs and the world is in chaos, sure, but in Mass Effect, you always knew what the threat was, you always knew that the reapers were there. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, whilst there is a humongous tear in the sky, and all these powerful factions and nations are in chaos – all this is happening at once, and that’s a little too strange to just suddenly occur and be coincidence.

“So the player has more of an investment in uncovering what’s going on here. And it’s not necessarily about uncover some truths and get this person on side in order to deal with the thing at the end, it’s a lot more complex than that. And you know, you are a force. Yes you’re a character, but you lead this organisation, this inquisition, which has a really significant presence in the world, a presence and an influence on these different nations and factions.

“So in Mass Effect you formed factions but it was mostly on a personal scale, whereas in Inquisition you’re talking about having a personal impact, but mostly through these big crunchy, meaty decisions and impacts that the Inquisition can have on the world. It’s kind of like the difference between being a Jedi, and founding the Jedi Order.”

Elsewhere, Lee touted Inquisition’s greater emphasis on customisation and strategy, stressing that players will have more moral responsibility than before, a duty to really look out for their followers and more of a say in how their character looks and acts. To this end, he suggested that Inquisition is more like Dragon Age: Origins, rather than Dragon Age 2.

When asked about recent multiplayer hires on the Inquisition team, Lee replied, “I have no idea at all in terms of hiring, but you know, the Mass Effect multiplayer stuff is really good, so we’ve certainly looked at options like that, but we haven’t decided on anything in terms of multiplayer at this point.”

Lee also addressed Inquisition’s delay into Q3, 2014 and the addition of the Quanari as a playable race. Just how will the people take to these brutish warriors leading the charge for the world’s salvation? “There’ll be people out there who understand the Qunari and their religious beliefs and how all that work,” Lee explained. “There is a valid reason why Qunari are sitting on the throne of the Inquisition, as there is for an elf.

“Elves have been persecuted in this world, so how would a human nation feel about having an Elven inquisitor come up to them and talk to them? So there are ways that all this fits together. David Gaider and the writers are hard at work putting that together. But it’s interesting to see it all take shape.”

How do you think the Quanari will fit into the war-torn world of Dragon Age: Inquisition? Let us know what you think below.

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19 Comments

  1. Luciferous

    First play through will be as an Elven rogue… But the second run will be as a Qunari mage, because having an unleashed sera’bhas should be hilarious if the devs get their own stuff right, she’ll walk in to any room and everyone present should instantly fill their pants.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    “Yes you’re a character, but you lead this organisation” but, does the player feel like a leader, or are his actions once again acting as somebody else’s hands?
    How much RPG is there in Dragon Age 3?

    As far as “the lore” and all that is concerned. I literally don’t care! MY Warden sat at the right hand of his Queen as consort – until plot contrivance threw him back underground and back into conflict.

    I still haven’t gone on to play II.
    There’s something about Origin that just puts me off…Oh, that’s it. It surely accounts for <1% of my number of games, so it's a nuisance HAVING to deal with EA's proprietary bullshit just to play Dragon Age (and the same's true for DS3, except that I don't own that one – but because I can't play it elsewhere, I decide instead, just not to buy/play it). :/

    In these answers, I find it offputting that he is trying to disprove a point by reinforcing (through reference) the point of comparison he is trying to distance DA3 from.
    He didn't say "these are the things that we – DA3 – do". He said "this is what ME3 did – but we're not like that"!

    Then gave really fuzzy examples that made it seem as if he was aware of the likelihood of such comparison arising, beforehand. Which leads me to then ask, well, why didn't they design around it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Luciferous

    @2 What are you going on about? It’s no more difficult to play Dragon Age than it is to play any other game, EA or no EA.

    Is this the modern version of an old fart sat in his recliner refusing to get up and change the channel because he can’t find the remote?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    @3 I wouldn’t be against playing the game. I’m not interested in supporting/using Origin. It’s just a solution to a problem of the creator’s making. What is the point of Origin, other than to fake-out Steam? It’s sole purpose is to keep EA’s games from one other companies’ client.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dendroball

    @4 So I guess you’re also not playing games from Blizzard and Ubisoft (Ubisoft games are still available on Steam but you have to use two services instead of just one) ? It’s EA’s and every other developer’s right to build their own services or directly provide their games in order not to give up that 30% cut Valve is taking (for example Mojang with Minecraft and their other games).

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Luciferous

    It’s like anything else, saying that – I’ve never once loaded up Origins to play any store bought EA games, I’ve used it for beta access and besides being a bit clunky there is nothing wrong with it.

    The alternative is play their games on consoles.

    EA, like every other company, is out to make money, they are big enough where they don’t need Steam to shift products, but to participate in digital distribution they did need their own platform – hence Origin – It’s no more nefarious than any other digital distribution platform.

    My only issue with EA is that some of the suits up on high have lost touch with what the common gamer wants/needs which has lead to a few questionable decisions. In the end they have under their banner some of the best developers and minds in the industry.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    @6 They closed most of those, or lost the people – unless we’re only referring to the current pool, at which point that doesn’t apply. I don’t see EA as nefarious or anything. They’ve put in (and removed) poorly received measures. If they want their own platform as an option – go right ahead, but they hold a monopoly over a minority. @5 Is it their right?

    Of course it is. But just to TRY their game (in the cases I mentioned they weren’t well received) am I going to want, am I going to be enthusiastic about loading up a different client that I’m not in favour of? No. If they can make Origin an attractive option (and I am most keen to see what Mr Wilson does to shake-up EA, and what the Origin reform comes to under his watch) then that’s a different matter. Atm, I am happy enough to use other clients. I am not, to use Origin. So typically, I don’t.

    There’s also the idea that the market, the possible number of games to choose from is expansive, to say the least, and that reduces the usefulness of monopoly holder.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Luciferous

    @7 But why are you so against Origin, it’s free, it’s not particularly resource intensive. The idea of them holding a monopoly is a bit silly, you can still get a fair share of Ea games elsewhere without Origin… Although I think anything Sims related that you buy on Steam registers on Origin.

    Personally I see no harm in them having their own platform, if I need to use it loads within ten seconds and it conveniently places any games I might have that registers with it in one place, the interface and store are a little clunky.

    I just really don’t see the point you’re trying to make.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dendroball

    @7 But it can’t be called a monopoly when it’s their own games they’re selling on their own platform (then I guess Steam is also a monopoly since Valve is only publishing its PC games through it).

    Sure you can ignore every other games EA makes because you hate with a passion their client but claiming after you’re fine with using other exclusive or partly exclusive platforms just doesn’t help your argument of monopoly which, according to you, should only apply to EA and none other publisher/developer.

    You just don’t like EA and its decision to make its own client, and that’s fine as far as I’m concerned, but the monopoly argument is just an excuse to justify yourself.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    @9 On reflection it was more a poor choice of terms, that monopoly. I’m not trying to justify my pov just explain it. It’s true I don’t like them mandating their own client on a small percentage of the total market, but that was already established in reply 4, and then further explained in 7. Their stance is restrictive, and I don’t support what they’re doing. That’s not a direction I want things to go. So, there is my point of opposition.

    “But why are you so against Origin” I am opposed to not having the option not to use Origin to play their games. It just indicates that they are opposed to attracting broader custom.

    @8 I suppose in terms of its use, I find it yes, clunky, but also disjointed. Like it’s pieced together in slapdash arrangement. Most of my interaction with it was with Bioware stuff, but Bioware has its own account, too, that ties all its game content to that not Origin (leading to you when updating/reinstalling games having to navigate between them, and the game you wanted to play) – all because EA has yet to get its house in order, still. Because it’s not challenged to?

    So, if even in using it I have a poor experience, I feel like my time’s being wasted, and I’m unable to play the game I intended in good time…Then, why would I choose to return to, and give that service – that’s supposed to facilitate me to be able to enjoy my game – my continued support?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Dendroball

    @10 But still you’re not opposed to having to use Blizzard’s BattleNet to play any of their games or having to use Ubisoft’s Uplay in addition to Steam to play their games (or even having to use Steam to play any Valve game). That’s a strange position for sure, something applies to EA but not to the others, while in the end the restrictions are basically the same with all of them.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    Yes, there’s Battle.net, but I feel that the games playing experience is enhanced by Battle.net, and the GUI of that is seamless.

    When it comes to Uplay, I wasn’t in favour of it at first, but they made changes and they offered a number of games that I was interested in. Comparatively, my usage of Origin is minor.
    When I use it the experience wasn’t good, and to switch over to play the one game when there are SO many other options, Origin would have to prove it was worth it. It hasn’t. It stands as a hindrance against playing the EA titles that insist on its use.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. FlyBoogy

    There are two option:

    a) the world will realy react to the player race and close some option entirely(or open new ones) like old CRPG used to do

    b) the fact that the player has a not so popular race will be mentioned in conversations but will have no impact what so ever on the players options in the world like Skyrim for example

    And it the writers are the only ones that are affected by the players choice of race I think its prety clear wich one it will be

    #13 1 year ago
  14. TheWulf

    @3

    It could also be that, unlike Steam, Origin is a poorly programmed piece of shit that only the computer illiterate would leave running all the time. Let alone all of the unauthorised scanning it does on a regular basis — and though I don’t have too much of a problem with that, it does put a drag on any system when it happens.

    It’d be like a virus scanner that runs scans at irregular intervals, without asking you, and without having any kind of configuration for said scanning. So the scans occur even while you’re playing games, resulting in stutter due to ridiculous levels of HDD accessing.

    Everything it does, and how it does it, is wrong.

    There should be a button somewhere that I can press to have it scan for things, it shouldn’t do so on its own, it shouldn’t go ploughing through active memory and across my HDD without even notifying me. And yes, I can tell when a program is doing this (it’s fairly obvious if you know how your computer works).

    The only time Steam does this is with VAC protected games, and you’re notified of VAC protection. At all other times, Steam does not do this. And what’s worse is that the VAC scanning is nowhere near as intensive or hungry as Origin’s scans.

    So, no. This has nothing to do with your idiom, but more to do with being computer literate enough to object to how EA does things.

    Edit: On top of that, I’ve had no end of issues with the Origin overlay. My ASUS Republic of Gamers laptop (which is hardly lacking) has never had any issues with any other game or piece of software, and I can keep multiple games/instances of software open at the same time as I like varied distractions. Despite this, the only thing that’s ever given me a bluescreen in the history of gaming on this laptop is the Origin overlay.

    And I’m not the only one. It’s a known issue. It’s also a known issue for the overlay to just suddenly stop working in games like Mass Effect 3, which interferes with the multiplayer capabilities.

    Origin may be shinier and fancifully polished in that special Apple sort of way that large swathes of humankind has been programmed to like (thanks, marketing), but as a competent computer program it fails on every single level. Give me Steam any day of the week, I don’t want Apple software, I want software that actually works.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dendroball

    @14 I would be glad to get a link or anything that back up your unauthorized scanning claims (what does it scan exactly ?) because for sure I must be that computer illiterate, as you said, to leave it running on my computer and not noticing any major drag on my system (just looking at the moment, in its idle state it takes up around 34MB of RAM and around 90MB when fully opened which is more or less what Steam is using also, and also no scanning whatsoever and no CPU dragging). As computer illiterate as I may be, I fail to see the horrors you’re describing, so maybe the client has been patched and it’s working fine now. At least try to keep up with the state of the client before making such definitive statements.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Luciferous

    @15 you summed up what I was going to reply.

    All I hear is the same anti EA twaddle masked as more specific Origin hating. as far as I’m concerned my rig has never been hindered by Origin, but as #14 said, he likes to open every program and it’s offspring to run on his laptop… and then blame the program that probably has the least impact on system resources.

    Obviously EA are out to get us all!

    I would love to see the proof of Origin’s scanning, though.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Inspectre

    He talks as if Mass Effect 1 didn’t happen. wtf.

    @2
    The DA team seems to follow the ME teams design choices, trying to latch on to that success.

    Also, I’m looking forward to the new IP, and not looking forward to the new Mass Effect.

    … I need sleep.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Mineral4r7s

    I don’t get all the fuzz about Origin. Its not like EA is making any games that are worth playing.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Hybridpsycho

    How about BioWare learn how “Choice matters” actually works. Their “choices” and “consequences” are simple minded and retarded.

    Wish they would learn some from CD Projekt Red or never say the phrase “choice matters” ever again.

    Although im kind of looking forward to DA3, hoping they will redeem themselves for the shitpile that was DA2.

    EDIT: Also I forgot to laugh at TheWulf post #14

    Steam is just as trash as Origin. They do the same kind of “Scanning”, although it’s not as much as you seem to think it is and its coding is terrible. You sound like the people who complained about Steam when it was released. People only accept steam because it has good deals and has been there forever, it’s still a pile of shit.

    #19 1 year ago

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    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]