Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: BioWare

(PC Review) Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

(PC Review) Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

“In attempting to create a version of Baldur’s Gate playable on all modern systems with a minimum of fuss, Overhaul Games has unfortunately succeeded only in half-measures.”

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PC Reviews

Rise of the Hutt Cartel announced for Star Wars: The Old Republic

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BioWare has announced that the first downloadable expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, is available for pre-order. The add-on will feature a new fully voiced storyline that will see players venturing to the dual-faction planet of Makeb and battling against the Hutt Cartel. The expansion will also add new allies, enemies, and technologies, as well as five new levels of missions and an increased level cap of 55.

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DLC, PC News

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition begins pre-loading, trailer released

Overhaul Games has announced that pre-loading is officially a go for their updated version of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. The Beamdog exclusive will launch on November 28 for $19.99, offering players a chance to experience BioWare’s 1998 role-playing classic in a whole new light with updated graphics and menus, as well as new allies, new quests, new Black Pits arena challenges, and the ability to co-op multiplay across all supported platforms—Android, iPad, Mac, and PC.

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Mass Effect 3 Special Edition now available for Wii U

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Wii U owners looking for an intergalactic adventure will be able to ship out today with Mass Effect 3 Special Edition. The new version includes five single- and multiplayer DLC packs (Earth, Extended Cut, From Ashes, Rebellion, and Resurgence), as well as Genesis II, an interactive comic from Dark Horse that covers the events of the first two games. GamePad support has also been added, allowing for direct play on the controller and use of the touchscreen to control team abilities and movements as well as to view enemies on a tactical mini map.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic gets Update 1.5, free-to-play option

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BioWare has released a new update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, coinciding with the launch of the game’s new free-to-play option. Newcomers can now play the game for free up to level 50, as well as complete the storylines of all eight classes. All players are able to access the new content introduced in Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which includes a new mode, new areas, and a new Companion character.

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Mass Effect Trilogy out for 360 and PC, Loyalty Pack dropping 11/7

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BioWare has kicked off N7 Day with the release of Mass Effect Trilogy for 360 and PC. The $59.99 collection will be available for the PS3 on December 4, and will mark the first time PS3 gamers get a chance to experience the original in full as either part of the set or as a standalone download from PSN for $14.99. Current players will be able to get into the festivities tomorrow with the N7 Day Loyalty Pack, a one-day-only free DLC drop. The 360, PC, and PS3 download will include rare weapons and six consumables.

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Contests, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Mass Effect 3 to get new multiplayer DLC next week, Retaliation

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BioWare has announced that Mass Effect 3’s largest multiplayer DLC pack to date will launch on October 9 for 360, PC, and PS3—for free. Retaliation, detailed below, adds new map hazards, a new challenge system that rewards accomplishments, and the Collectors as a playable faction.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Mass Effect Trilogy to kick off N7 Day festivities, bring original to PS3

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EA has announced that they will be inaugurating the first annual N7 Day, a celebration of all things Mass Effect, with a new collection for 360, PC, and PS3. The release of Mass Effect Trilogy, available November 6 for $59.99, will not only be the first of many N7 Day events, but it also marks the first time that the original Mass Effect will be available for PS3. Additionally, for PS3 gamers who already own the second and third titles, the original will be available on PSN.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced for 2013 release

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BioWare has announced that the next installment in the Dragon Age series, Dragon Age III: Inquisition, will be hitting store shelves in late 2013. Aaryn Flynn of BioWare has stated that Inquisition has already been in development for nearly two years and that, per feedback, BioWare Edmonton and Montreal are creating a larger world with a greater emphasis on customization. He went on to say that combat will be “both tactical and visceral.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Wii U set to launch for $299.99, $349.99 on November 18

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Nintendo has detailed the North American launch of the Wii U today. The system will be available on November 18 in two versions, the $299.99 Basic Set and the $349.99 Deluxe Set. A full list of the 50-plus launch-window titles was also provided.

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