If you're in the U.S. or Canada, Direct2Drive is currently offering two all time price lows on Dragon Age 2 ($5) and Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition ($7.50) pc digital downloads. These copies can be registered on Origin.
As promised, Bioware delivered a new patch for Dragon Age 2 today for PC/Mac users. The console versions, which will update the game title to '1.01' instead of '1.02', is still undergoing the testing and approval process by Microsoft and Sony and will likely be made available next week. The patch is cumulative, meaning that the fixes from Patch 1.01 are included in the download for Patch 1.02. You do not need to patch twice. Read More
- Fixed save game issues on single core machines
- Fixed game asking for non-existent drives
- Fixed release control issues where some players were unable to unlock correctly
- Fixed a Steam-specific issue related to VO not playing after switching languages (however, Steam doesn't allow the installation of beta patches)
If you're in the U.S., you may be interested in Best Buy's holiday offer for physical copies of these BioWare PC titles: Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for $8, and Mass Effect 2 for $5. Much better than your average stocking stuffers, if you ask me. The product codes should also register with Origin, affording you a digital copy that you can download from Origin in the future (should you lose the disc).
This weekend, Direct2Drive has Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for 75% off ($7.50) pc digital download as a part of it's EA Weekend Sale. This is a new price low for this bundle, which includes the original Dragon Age: Origins, all of its premium DLC (including the deluxe edition contents), and the expansion campaign Awakening. Unfortunately, this sale price is only available to the United States and Canada.
On a similar note, Dragon Age: Origins Awakening is on sale for 50% off (1200 xbox points or $15) at the Xbox Live "Extreme Shopping Sale," which will last until October 4th.
We've been a bit sluggish with updates lately while preparing a couple of bigger updates...more to come soon! But it's Monday, so it's time for some more great mod finds for Dragon Age 2. We've highlighted some fan made bugfixes for you to check out, among other oft-requested features this week. Read More
Miffed that you didn't have enough free time to painstakingly create the perfect saved game in Dragon Age: Origins to import into Dragon Age 2? Lost your saves in a catastrophic turn of events? Curious about which decisions in the first game influence the game world in the second? Gibbed has come up with a way to solve these problems with a tool that allows you to choose definitively what settings you would like to import into Dragon Age 2. Read More
This has been percolating for a while, but a new patch has been released for Dragon Age: Origins, bringing it up to version 1.05. If you own Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, your game should have come patched up to 1.04. This patch is purely a maintenance release, fixing the quirky authentication problems with newly installed DLC. Furthermore, the unintended(?) requirement to log into your EA account every time you played in order to have access to DLC or load a saved game of a playthrough that included DLC has been removed. This problem only existed in the PC and Mac versions of the game, so console users are unaffected. Read More
Patch 1.03 has recently been released for Dragon Age 2. In addition to almost 200 bugfixes (across all platforms), it introduces significant changes to the overall balance of the game, "improving the strategic elements and making combat and class progression more engaging and enjoyable for players." Here are the patch notes complete with table of contents and platform specific changes compiled all into one place. Read More
The recently opened IGN pc digital download store (doesn't IGN also own Direct2Drive?) has Mass Effect 2 on sale for 50% off ($10) as its Daily Deal today. However, you can also stack discount coupon code ignpcstore for an additional 20% off, yielding an even more tempting price tag of $8.
Dragon Age Patch 1.02 (aka 1.01 for console users) may have fixed a slew of bugs, but Bioware has acknowledged that there are still issues that they're going through for the upcoming 1.03 patch (1.02 for console users). Luke Barrett has been kind enough to compile a list of known issues that they're aware of, actively investigating, and/or fixing as we speak in the PC and XBox Technical support forums. More after the break. Read More