You thought Friday had some kickass art? Actually, yes, yes it did. SO how about some more then, from that other EA franchise, Dragon Age? Once again, the CGHub via Kotaku has revealed some stunning pieces of arts, as the pros from that industry have come together to put their own stamp on that more medieval world.
I don’t know how many of you played Obsidian’s Alpha Protocol. I loved it; a spy-thriller RPG that was made up of really great ideas that were, for the most part, unfortunately poorly executed. It did, however, make people really want a quality Spy RPG, and that could have come from Bioware – only EA axed it before it ever really began.
Quick, name one of the best fantasy games to come out on consoles this generation! The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim? Yes! 10/10 points to you! There’s no denying that the Bethesda developed and published game that arrived a year ago was an absolute slobber-knocker of a title, even if it did hate PS3 players and had its fair share of glitches and loading screens. Overall, it was a successful game, and that’s a bit of lightning in a bottle that Bioware is hoping to capture for Dragon Age 3: The Inquisition.
So what’s next for Dragon Age? What we do know, is that the game is targeting a 2014 release date, and will ship with the moniker of Inquisition attached to it. And much like that classic Monty Python joke, it could also unexpectedly show up on next-gen systems as well.
Cosplay has really started to boom here in S.A over the last year and keeps on getting better. One of our local cosplayers will be featured on the cover of an international cosplay book, co-authored by the breath taking and famous Yaya Han.
Ha ha! No one expected the Dragon Age 3: Inquisition! Our two chief weapons are surprise, sequel milking and nice shiny new concept art pieces! While Dragon Age 2 may have been a clusterbomb of bad gameplay and cheap ideas, it looks like EA has learnt from that blunder of a sequel, as they’ll be bringing in some new features for the third game, all rolled up in a world that is biblical in scale.
Love or hate Bioware, there’s no denying that they can certainly make some damn fine games. And then you get Dragon Age, the black spot on their track record. A fantasy RPG, the first Dragon Age game actually built up a decent entry for the new franchise, before the rushed sequel cocked all that hard work up. Still, never say die, as EA has confirmed that a third game is on the way, with Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.
And no one was expecting that!
There are quite a few games making their debut this year at Gamescom, from sequels to all new IPs. But will we see the return of Gordon Freeman and the fantasy RPG from Bioware? The event itself, certainly thinks so.
Mass Effect 3 might be all the rage at the moment - but Bioware would like to take the time to remind you that it has another fabled RPG series this generation - and that they’re done with the much maligned Dragon Age II. With that in the bag, they’re now looking at how how they’ll proceed with the game’s inevitable sequel.
Obviously trying to avoid the mistakes of the past, they’re looking to fans to steer the series’ direction.
Mass Effect 3, Bioware’s space opera RPG is getting multiplayer - so why not add it to their current medieval fantasy RPG Dragon Age?
According to Kotaku’s insiders, that’s exactly what’ll be happening.
Though the company has a long history, right now the mention of Bioware conjures up images of two things; Mass Effect and Dragon Age; a space themed RPG, and a fantasy one. Last generation, saying Bioware would have mostly brought up Knights of the Old Republic and Baldurâ€™s Gate; A space themed RPG, and a fantasy one.
When poked by Gamasutra, the company revealed that it would like to move beyond the confines of those two genres to broaden its general appeal.
This kinda came out of nowhere. USA Today is reporting that Biowareâ€™s fantasy RPG Dragon Age will be turned in to a 6 part, live action web series.
If the geek in you isnâ€™t excited by that, perhaps that fact that itâ€™s written by, and starring nerd darling Felicia Day of The Guild fame might change your mind.
Itâ€™s finally bloody Friday. Itâ€™s been a heck of a long, trying week â€“ and the nasty strikes in the education and health sectors havenâ€™t made the week any more pleasant. Besides drinking yourselves in to a stupor, what are you planning to do this weekend?
Nickâ€™s off to the Drakensberg with his lovely wife, presumably to spend the weekend exploring peaks. Me? I have no plans! i may just tackle that ever-increasing pile of shame; The myriad of games I have that I just havenâ€™t completed yet.
Hereâ€™s the news we didnâ€™t post because weâ€™ve been beating Metro cops to death with our bare hands.*
*Did I say Metro cops? I totally meant eggs. Totally.