Tag Archives: bioware
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 07:19 BST
Although it has officially moved on from full-time Mass Effect 3 support, BioWare is still keeping an eye on the RPG’s multiplayer. The developer is asking fans to take the time to answer a survey about the maps, rating them difficulty, atmosphere and more. This feedback could help inform future Mass Effect multiplayer outings, should any be produced, so you potentially have a chance to help shape the franchise’s future.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 00:14 BST
Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn has said filmmakers should focus on the story of humanity’s search for a place in the galaxy, which much more intrinsic to what the franchise is than, say, Tali or Garrus. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 19:59 BST
SWTOR game update 2.0 went live today, and Bioware has released a new video rife with the Legions of Scum and Villainy. The later is a level 55 operation, and contains various, vicious enemies you’ll face on the planet Darvannis. The video also give you a look at the new Legacy Achievements system. The game update went live yesterday alongside early access to Rise of the Hutt Cartel, along with guild rewards such as a stackable 5% boost to experience. Hit up the video below.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 03:23 BST
The Mass Effect series was supposed to have more content focused on the Rachni race, but plans went awry in order to continue the story of the Geth. Spoilers for the series within.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 00:38 BST
BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has challenged the common perception of EA as a controlling overlord forcing its studios to shoe-horn unwanted elements into its games, saying what EA really provides is freedom and resources – so developers can make their own mistakes.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 15:58 GMT
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition lead writer David Gaider has said at GDC that the industry will not fully embrace the notion of female stars unless there is clear financial motivation to do so. The old belief is that female character don’t sell, and this is a view Gaider would very much like to see challenged.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 12:32 GMT
Dragon Age 3 : Inquisition & Mass Effect 4 will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, BioWare has confirmed.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 02:13 GMT
BioWare has announced the closure of Star Wars: the Old Republic’s Asia Pacific servers, with local gamers to be shuffled over to new homes on North American hardware.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 16:12 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s first major expansion “Rise of the Hutt Cartel” has been dated by BioWare during GDC.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 00:55 GMT
Just a little blip out of BioWare’s PAX East panel: Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson made a brief mention of the upcoming Legendary Pictures film adaptation.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 00:27 GMT
Mass Effect’s first trilogy is over, but it won’t be forgotten. Check out a lovely farewell video from the BioWare team, and some interesting statistics from the final chapter.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 00:29 GMT
The next Mass Effect game will be “something fresh and new”, while the team that made the last three games takes a break to develop an all-new IP.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 19:40 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic has gained 2 million new accounts since going free-to-play, according to the latest State of the Game letter from executive producer Jeff Hickman. He also said that “thousands of new players jumping in every single day,” and the MMO’s “high capacity servers are teeming with people.” This spring, the game’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will launch, and a new customization feature giving players more options to change their character’s appearance using Cartel Coins will be released for the MMO sometime this summer. You can read the entire blog entry through the link.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 22:22 GMT
Ann Lemay, the BioWare writer responsible for the franchise’s first female Turian character, has said she encountered little resistance when creating the potential all-female cast of Mass Effect 3′s Omega DLC.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 23:35 GMT
BioWare is throwing a series of double XP weekends for Star Wars: The Old Republic, kicking off at 6:00PM GMT on March 15. Each promotional weekend runs well into the following Monday, and there are four scheduled; visit the SWTOR blog for full times and dates, as well as details of the Relics of the Gree event which runs concurrently.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 03:00 GMT
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the anime movie detailing the adventures of Mass Effect 3 squaddie James Vega, is out now in the UK. That is the end of the news, but the BioWare Blog is offering a Reinforcements Pack for Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer to the first 200 UK fans to send in a photograph of themselves holding the newly-released film.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 05:42 GMT
Head on over to the BioWare Social Network to download the soundtrack to Mass Effect 3′s latest and last DLC, Citadel; it’s free. I haven’t had a listen yet, but hopefully the pack includes the various tunes available in the claw machine in the arcade. Citadel has Commander Shepard acquiring an apartment on the eponymous space station, foiling a plot against her, and catching up with friends old and new. I rate it five fangirl sighs out of five.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 01:55 GMT
All three Mass Effect games are on sale on Origin, according to Joystiq. You can apparently grab all of them at about half-price, for a total of $25, and the sale is valid through March 12. I can’t find any mention of the offer on my end, which suggests it may be restricted to the US. The sale marks the third game’s one-year anniversary, as well as an end to DLC support.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 18:27 GMT
We’ve already told you about the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog regarding the creation of the planet Makeb. Today, though, we have for your consideration a video discussing the planet, which is to be included in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the MMO’s first digital expansion. Hit up the break for a watch. The expansion is due in northern spring.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 17:57 GMT
Mass Effect 3′s latest N7 Bounty Weekend, Operation Lodestar, started yesterday and the individual challenge this time out is tiered.