BioWEAR Cosplay Alliance

Karissa Barrows, project manager of the Mass Effect Cast Cosplay Initiative, has created a Facebook group for anyone interested in seeking guidance and entry into the world of cosplaying BioWare game characters:

BioWEAR Cosplay Alliance

A community for ALL BioWare cosplayers, cosplay aficionados, and those who want to cosplay but desire a little guidance while starting up. There will never be charters, admins (beyond cleaning up spam and what have you), elitism, or anything otherwise of that nature here. What there WILL be is a group of super fun people who love cosplay and BioWare ready to share their efforts and help with yours.

Thanks to Patrick Weekes for the heads up on Twitter!

OXM’s Interview with Neil Thompson

The UK edition of the latest issue of Official XBox Magazine (Issue 95, February 2013) includes an interview with BioWare art and animation director, Neil Thompson, who sounds off about the costs behind developing for the next generation of XBox console, as well as some general (also, generic) tidbits about Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. Read More

Dragon Age 2 for free [After Rebate] (2/26-3/1)

Newegg (U.S. only) is running a new 50% off sale on a bunch of PC games, including Dragon Age 2, but to sweeten the pot, they're also running a $10 mail-in rebate promotion that qualifies on these sale items, making them free after rebate. This is the physical boxed version of Dragon Age 2 (with free shipping), and the rebate will come in the form of a $10 prepaid Visa credit card after 8-10 weeks. Read More

Origin “Dual-Play” for Dragon Age 2

Origin has just debuted its Mac OS client, and it includes the "dual-play" feature for select titles in its library. Dual-play titles include both Mac and Win versions of the game, so if you buy either the Mac or Win version, you get both versions. I installed the client on my macbook just to see which of my BioWare game purchases are supported. Read More

Monsters and Mazes Sale (1/26-1/28)

This weekend GameStop is running their Monsters & Mazes promotion, which is a 75% off sale on various dungeon-themed titles, which include the following BioWare titles and collections containing BioWare classics:

Dragon Age: Origins UE, Mass Effect 1/3 Sales (1/23-1/28)

The pc digital download version of Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition is currently listed in the offers section of Origin for $10 (60% off). Origin also lists Mass Effect 1 for $6.99 (53% off). Gamefly is offering the pc digital download keys of Mass Effect 3 (for Origin) for $14.99 (50% off). Frankly, these offers are a step down from the discounts we saw just earlier this month, but if you want it NOW!, here are your money-saving options.

Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1 Preview

Newsarama scored an exclusive six page preview of the upcoming Dragon Age: Until We Sleep three-issue comic book arc. The tale is penned by the prolific David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age games.

Source: www.newsarama.com

Allied with the world’s most feared warrior race—the qunari—the pirate Isabela, and the rogue Varric, King Alistair brings battle royale to the evil mage responsible for his father’s disappearance!

BioWare CGHub 3D Challenge

[Note: it's far too late to begin work on an entry for the competition at this point, so just consider this FYI.] BioWare is sponsoring a three-month long competition for 3D artists over at CGHub, challenging them to design and render a character that would fit well in either the Mass Effect or Dragon Age universes. The contest runs from November 1st, 2012 to January 31st, 2013, and it has churned out some amazing work-in-progress entry threads thus far. Read More