To prepare for the upcoming release of Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the Bioware Houston team is unleashing a month a XP boosts on weekends for all players. If you're looking to get some alts to 50 before the expansion drops, this is a great opportunity to get some levels under their belts - as this promotion stacks with other XP boosts as well. Read More
In Dark Horse's newly released Mass Effect digital comic and artbook "MegaBundle" (currently 50% off), there is an exclusive preview of the next Mass Effect comic series, Mass Effect: Homeworlds, written by Mac Walters. Each issue in the Homeworlds series will feature one of the main characters of Mass Effect 3. The first issue will highlight James Vega (coming April 25), as seen in the Anthony Palumbo cover, and the second issue will feature Tali'Zorah (coming May 30). Unlike the exclusively-digital Dragon Age comic series, this series will be published in both physical and digital form. Read More
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
Convention season is fast approaching, and with the next installment of Dragon Age in development, along with lingering questions over the direction of the Mass Effect franchise, speculation over what Bioware shows at these events could be an interesting activity for us over the summer. The guessing season starts in March, when Bioware team members Chris Priestly and Keith Hayward, along with the voices of both Sheps and Grunt, will appear at an anime convention in Atlanta, GA. Read More
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
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
The end of the Mass Effect 3 cycle is drawing nigh. Nearly a full year since the release of Shepard's final story, Bioware has announced two upcoming pieces of DLC that will draw a close to this Mass Effect arc. Due out Tuesday, February 26 is the new multiplayer pack Reckoning, and the week after brings the final single-player mission - Citadel. Read More
Via press release today, EA has announced additional content to "clarify" the ending to Mass Effect 3. This Extended Cut will be available for free sometime this summer.
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
The Baldur's Gate website was apparently counting down to the moment at which their web server would go down (due to the flood of traffic). But in other news, Beamdog wanted to mention that they'll be releasing Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, a HD remake of another D&D BioWare classic sometime this Summer 2012. Read More
BioWare has announced the winners of the Dragon Age: Asunder Writing Challenge. Congratulations to Kilyra for the overall winning entry "Last Strands of Childhood"! David Gaider also has posted up a blog entry about judging entries and some do's and don'ts tips for fan fiction.