[Wall Post] Designing Sci-Fi RPG Mass Effect 3, BioWare Learns From Its Mistakes

Wired.com has an article that rehashes a few details about Mass Effect 3 that you may already have known if you've been following ME3 gaming news avidly. It mentions a few ways that the ME3 team has learned from the failures of both ME2 and Dragon Age 2.

Source: www.wired.com

For the final entry in the critically acclaimed trilogy, BioWare is taking a hard look at what’s gone right and wrong with its recent role-playing games. The gamemaker talks about finding the right balance between third-person shooter and RPG, and making Commander Shepard's space battles even more e

[Wall Post] BioWare: Mass Effect inspired ‘a lot’ by Final Fantasy film

Mass Effect 3 art director Derek Watts reveals that the game's GUI, early designs of the Normandy, and attack helicopters were inspired by the CGI movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Source: www.computerandvideogames.com

Though fans often cite Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner and Alien as influences for BioWare's Mass Effect universe, you might be surprised to hear that one of the developer's biggest reference points is the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

[Wall Post] Find Out if Your Personal Data Is Part of LulzSec’s Grand Finale

Gizmodo posted up a tool to help you check if any of your usernames or email addresses were included in LulzSec's grand finale release of stolen account data. Since BioWare's Neverwinter Nights forums were one of the previously compromised sites, it might be prudent to check here whether or not your information was included.

Source: gizmodo.com

LulzSec says they're retiring, but that doesn't mean they're not trying to go out with a bang. They've dropped compromised user data that could mean even more trouble for you.

[Wall Post] The Old Republic writer: “A Bioware writer is a games designer”

In an interview in PC Gamer UK issue 228, BioWare writing director Daniel Erickson gave some insight into the BioWare writing process and how it is at the forefront of their game design.

Source: www.pcgamer.com

In an interview in PC Gamer UK issue 228, Bioware writing director Daniel Erickson gave some insight into the Bioware writing process and how it is at the forefront of their game design. “A BioWare writer is a game designer.” He said. “What I’ve learned though, and what the rest of the industry is s...

[Wall Post] Mass Effect 2 is 75% off at D2D

Mass Effect 2 (pc digital download) is 75% off ($5) at Direct2Drive for their 'Midweek Munchies' sale. Apparently D2D's referral discounts are being reworked right now, so I can't point you to a further price reduction at the moment.

Source: www.direct2drive.com

Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human

[Wall Post] GDC Online 2011: BioWare’s Georg Zoeller on Rapid MMO Content Iteration and Validation

BioWare SWTOR developer Georg Zoeller will be making a presentation at the Game Developers Conference 2011 about presenting playtester feedback in a 3D way that makes dealing with it a lot more streamlined for game development.

Source: darthhater.com

It is still the early planning stages but GDC Online is already showing promise for people looking to learn more about Star Wars: The Old Republic. At past GDC...

[Wall Post] ME3 galaxy map analysis

MEsuperfan analyzes screencaptures of the galaxy map from Mass Effect 3 gameplay videos to extrapolate locations that may be visited (some confirmed). That's some pretty hardcore fan sleuthing! (via ME3News)

Source: social.bioware.com

BioWare Community Social Network - forums, blogs, albums, profiles, apps dedicated to BioWare games including Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Jade Empire, Sonic Chronicles, Neverwinter Nights, mdk2

[Wall Post] Dragon Age II ‘Legacy’ DLC detailed by achievements

Achievements for Dragon Age 2's upcoming DLC "Legacy" have been leaked at Xbox360Achievements.org, indicating that this new content will take place in the Vimmark Mountains (and possibly the Deep Roads below them).

Source: www.destructoid.com

New DLC for Dragon Age II is supposed to be announced during Comic Con, according to the game's Twitter account. However, the achievements for the upcoming Legacy DLC have already been listed on ...