Mass Effect: Infiltrator Announced for iOS Devices

For those of you using Apple's shinies, EA announced yesterday an additional way to build up your Galactic Readiness level with a full-size looking third-person shooter for Apple's mobile platform. Developed by IronMonkey Studios, the app looks pretty impressive, and for Apple fans you get some "good ending" points and exclusive loot for Mass Effect 3. Details after the break. Read More

SWTOR 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls Arrives This Week

This week's patch will bring the first major content update to Bioware's Space Fantasy MMO. Showing again that the Austin team is on the ball with providing content and fixes, Patch 1.1 promises new end-game content and a slew of tweaks and fixes to provide a more balanced experience. Let's chew up some PTR notes and take a look at what this update has to offer. Read More

PSA: Framerate Issues in TOR? Installing the DirectX 9.0C Libraries Can Help

We found this tip on Reddit's TOR community first, and it's proven enough of a help for me to pass it along to you. The game's DX10/11 seems to emulate missing libraries from DX9, which can cause some slowdown issues in certain parts. By filling the gaps with DX9's files, I noticed a smoother transition in mounting/dismounting and a much better performance in Space Missions. However, as DX9 is still used and installed on many games, you may have the libraries already.

You can find these files on Microsoft's support page here. Start by making a new folder, and when you run the downloaded .exe, extract all the files to this new folder (this will help with clutter). Then, go into your newly filled folder and run DXSETUP.exe. This will run the installer and will apply all the missing libraries to your DX9 folder.

Well, $*@&. Mass Effect 3 Requires Origin

A few months ago, I had made a post stating that, based on the information presented at the time, it was far too early to assume the Chicken Little position over Mass Effect 3 and EA's digital distribution platform, Origin. Perhaps I was too hopeful, but I stand corrected. Confirmation comes from Chris Priestly this week that, in fact, the final game in Shepard's trilogy will be requiring the platform on PC. Read More

Well, that just happened…

I've burrowed my head away from the internet for a while to try and approach Mass Effect 3 on my own, and I was nearly ready to share my thoughts on the game. Then, I got to the ending - I may need more time to collect my thoughts on that. More to come.

SWTOR Dev Blog – Changeable Cooldown Animation Options On The Way

The latest blog update from the SWTOR devs addresses some of the feedback from the player community regarding the latest changes to the UI - namely the flashing that seems to turn your action bar into a nightclub when you're spamming abilities. The response from the team does show some responsiveness to community feedback, and in a couple of weeks we should be seeing new options to customize this aspect of the UI. Read More

[Wall Post] Dragon Age Movie Site Teases A Surprise

For those of you anticipating the upcoming Dragon Age animated movie - a new Twitter account, a new website with ominous countdown, and a whole lot of teasing about a surprise tomorrow.


@DragonAge, @BioWare, and @FUNimation fans. Something interesting is happening tomorrow at noon on