Mass Effect 3 multiplayer servers undergoing maintenance tonight
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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer servers undergoing maintenance tonight

Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for a maintenance window tonight. The game’s Twitter feed advises that “impact should be minimal”, suggesting it might still be possible to play during the three hour session, which kicks off at midnight PST. It’s not clear what the maintenance will address although BioWare’s constant addition of new content to ... Read More»
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SWTOR’s “gay planet” is behind a pay wall
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SWTOR’s “gay planet” is behind a pay wall

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will finally deliver long-awaited same-sex romance options, a BioWare mainstay sadly missing from the MMORPG at launch. But as PCGamesN points out in a biting editorial, these new romance options will only be available on a single planet, Makeb, and you’ll have to be ... Read More»
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Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend – Operation Genesis is live
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Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend – Operation Genesis is live

Mass Effect 3′s latest N7 Bounty Weekend, Operation Genesis, is live. Apparently, casualties and battle fatigue “have worn down” some of the vest units, so soldiers whose tours of duty have been hyperextended are being cycled out, according to Bioware’s post on the matter. The individual goal for the weekend is to extract twice: once ... Read More»
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The Other Side of the Coin: Mass Effect 3′s Ending Is Not That Bad
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The Other Side of the Coin: Mass Effect 3′s Ending Is Not That Bad

Indoctrination theory? Awesome but unneeded... Read More»
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Dragon Age Writer Describes Their Forums as “Toxic,” Which Applies to Most Forums
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Dragon Age Writer Describes Their Forums as “Toxic,” Which Applies to Most Forums

Posting on his personal tumblr, Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider explains why he shies away from the BioWare Social Network, which he says “has become increasingly toxic.” “Spending too much time there starts to make me feel negative— not just about the games we make, but about myself and life in general,” Gaider writes. ... Read More»
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Dragon Age writer avoids “toxic” fan culture, still enjoys challenging feedback
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Dragon Age writer avoids “toxic” fan culture, still enjoys challenging feedback

Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider has said he tends to avoid the notoriously angry BioWare Social Network forums, which he says are “increasingly toxic”. “The BioWare Social Network doesn’t constitute the be-all and end-all of BioWare’s fans. They are certainly a group of passionate folks, and while I wouldn’t say they were all ‘utterly ... Read More»
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Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker trailer is amazing
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Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker trailer is amazing

Weird plot... Read More»
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SWTOR same-gender romance option coming with spring’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion
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SWTOR same-gender romance option coming with spring’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion

SWTOR executive producer Jeff Hickman has revealed his latest State of the Game report that same-gender romance between players and NPCs on Makeb will be added to the MMO with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, slated for spring. More SGR options will be added “in the future.” The expansion also adds several new ... Read More»
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Hitman: Absolution, Mass Effect 3 talks added to GDC 2013 schedule
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Hitman: Absolution, Mass Effect 3 talks added to GDC 2013 schedule

GDC organizers have announced more programming and design sessions for GDC 2013. The first focuses on programming AI and NPCs in Hitman: Absolution, and will be hosted by IO Interactive’s Mika Vehkala and Maurizio De Pascale. A design track from BioWare’s Dave Feltham will discuss bringing narrative to Mass Effect 3, and finally, GREE’s Aaron ... Read More»
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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events on hiatus over holidays
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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events on hiatus over holidays

The BioWare Blog advises that the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer is going on its annual hols from December 21, meaning there’ll be nobody to host N7 Bounty events on the weekends of December 28 and January 4. But before staff turn off the lights and put the chairs on the tables, it’s switched on all ... Read More»
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Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend – Operation Alamo is live
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Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend – Operation Alamo is live

Mass Effect 3′s latest N7 Bounty Weekend, Operation Alamo, is live and it looks as though the Reapers are making a push for Menae. Alliance Intelligence seems to think the Reapers are luring the forces into “committing large-scale defenses to the moon that they will wipe out.” The counter-strategy is to insert small, stealth units ... Read More»
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EA Comments on Mass Effect 4 2014 Release Claim
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EA Comments on Mass Effect 4 2014 Release Claim

An EA spokesperson has rubbished claims made earlier this week regarding a 2014 release for Mass Effect 4. Earlier this week Gamer Syndrome reported that a source had told the site that Mass Effect 4 would be releasing in 2014 and that development had only begun on the game a few months ago. The site ... Read More»
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BioWare Mentions Potential Release Date for Mass Effect 4
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BioWare Mentions Potential Release Date for Mass Effect 4

Now that we know Mass Effect 4 is coming, the question is when is it coming—and as to that, BioWare has given Mass Effect fans a rough idea. That was the question posed to the Mass Effect team at BioWare in an interview over on GamerSyndrome—if they could give a rough idea of the release ... Read More»
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Mass Effect 4 tentatively slated for “late 2014 to mid-2015,” says Bioware
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Mass Effect 4 tentatively slated for “late 2014 to mid-2015,” says Bioware

Mass Effect 3 producer Mike Gamble has told Gamer Syndrome that more on the next Mass Effect game will be revealed next year, and the current plan is to launch the game “late 2014 to mid-2015.” Gamble said an exact date couldn’t be provided because “full development on the game [only] started a month or ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic update now on servers
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Star Wars: The Old Republic update now on servers

BioWare has released update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate for Star Wars: The Old Republic onto the servers today. Courtesy of PCGamer, the update includes the new PVP Warzone Ancient Hypergate, an ancient ruin built around a Gree Hypergate where players will battle to control the precious technology for their faction. Weekly Space Combat Missions as well ... Read More»
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