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Watch The First Hour of Mass Effect Andromeda

Set in the distance future of the year 2865, Mass Effect Andromeda tells the tale of Ryder – a member of the Andromeda Initiative. Taking place chronologically after the original trilogy of games, Andromeda’s narrative focuses on an ARK vessel sent to the Andromeda constellation with 20,000 souls ready to colonize “Habitat 7” in order to find a new home for mankind among the stars.  As a member of the Pathfinding team – who are among the...

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EA Details Mass Effect Andromeda Recommended Specs For PC

Electronic Arts has released the official minimum and recommended specs for Bioware’s upcoming space epic Mass Effect Andromeda on their support website. It might seem that this information is hidden but it didn’t take the internet long to unearth what kind of rig we will need to experience Andromeda at 30FPS at 1080p. Here is Andromeda’s minimum requirements: Minimum Requirements Predicted performance 30 FPS at 1280×720 on Low Settings Operating System 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or...

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Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay To Be Shown At CES

New gameplay footage from Bioware’s next space RPG adventure Mass Effect Andromeda will be shown at Nvidia’s Consumer Electronics Show keynote event on January 4th. The confirmation of a brand new gameplay trailer, which will reportedly focus on in-game environments, comes via the official Mass Effect Twitter account. Here is the tweet that confirmed the brand new gameplay segment to be shown during CES: Ready to see more Mass Effect: Andromeda environments and gameplay? Tune in to @nvidia‘s...

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Did Alistair McNally reveal BioWares new title at GDC?

We have known for a while that BioWare maker of beloved Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and yes Knights of the Old Republic,  are working on a new IP. However, what we didnt know was that Alistair McNally  BioWares’s senior director of creative development have revealed that project at GDC. However, he did it in such a  clandestine that all of the media outlets (including our own) who were at GDC missed it.  Take look at that tweet for full...

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Chris Wrynn, Senior Development Director “moving on from BioWare and Mass Effect: Andromeda”

Chris Wrynn, Senior Development Director of Mass Effect:Andromeda announced today through a series of tweets that he will be moving on from Bioware and returning to the USA. It’s kind of a shock due to how long he’s been on the project. Chris hasn’t let on any details as to why he is leaving at this point in time, but I don’t see any reason why his leaving would have any impact on the final release. BioWare also haven’t...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition | Review

Dragon Age is another in a strong list of BioWare franchises that has a strong, loyal, and sometimes fierce following; when games in their franchises try to hit a massive audience outside of their core user base things often get kind of messy and, unfortunately, as a result, good standalone games and franchise entries get dragged through the dirt. Inquisition is one of those games and, in an effort to try and re-establish itself with that wider audience and...

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April Fools: BioWare Spelling Correction Reveals New Branding

Update: Not that this one wasn’t obvious, but this was an April Fools joke. Fantasy worlds will eventually develop fast food franchises however. Just imagine the menus! There’s no inquisition in the new Dragon Age game. However, there are dragons that the world just has nothing to do with. So what does a medieval fantasy world do with so much meat? Open a Quiznos of course! In Dragon Age 3 gamers will experience the thrill of owning...

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Dragon Age 3 And Next Mass Effect Using Frostbite 3

Remember that absolutely beautiful Battlefield 4 video we saw just last week? Well the general manager for Bioware Edmonton and Montreal Aaryn Flynn has confirmed Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect will use the same engine! This is definitely amazing news! The characters, details and realisim level in the Battlefield 4 video are stunning. Even the video itself was produced more like a short movie told from a first person perspective. Of course that doesn’t...

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The 2012 Top Five

Editor’s note: Staff at Broken Joysticks will be sharing their top five games, or game related stories, from 2012 throughout the week. We’re continuing the feature with the top five from our editor, kashhoward. For me, 2012 was a year with many games I anticipated releasing to great success, and some falling short due to various choices. Since I’m always playing fighters, it’s less common for me to purchase the newest games. While I had to omit some...

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Rise of The Hutt Cartel Expands The Old Republic

Bioware and Electronic Arts have got a lot of press for the recently released free to play version of the Old Republic. Players in a galaxy far far away can expand their experience for a mere $20, or $10 if they’re a paying monthly subscriber. That doesn’t sound like such a bad deal, whether The Rise of the Hutt Cartel can bring the level of content players expect from a full expansion is unknown Bioware has revealed...

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Mass Effect 4 Coming Late 2014 – Mid 2015 (Update)

Update 12/13/12: This is why we state it was a “mystery source” as now the Gamer Syndrome article that was posted was pulled today with the site stating:  “This interview has been removed. The information provided previously by the author of this post was deemed to be obtained from an inaccurate source and NOT an official Bioware or EA interview response. We apologize for the inconvinience.” So there we have it folks. If new information comes into...

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Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition Available On PC

If you’re like me, you spent lots of time wandering the Sword Coast looking for whatever situations you could find and role playing through them. The quality of Baldurs Gate is timeless, with many of my friends replaying the games over the years. Now it comes to an entirely new generation with enhancements! There’s bug fixes corrected from the original, new characters, and a new adventure in The Black Pits! The game also includes some of the...

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Dragon Age III Bound For The Next Generation of Consoles?

Rumors, reported by Kotaku, state that Electronic Art’s next entry in the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age III, has shifted focused to the as unannounced Xbox 720 and PS4 rather this current generation of consoles. The source for this rumor is a LinkedIN profile for a former employee of Bioware who worked on the game as a level designer. This platform shift apparently will cause the game to be delayed from a late 2013 launch window to...

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Mass Effect 3’s Omega DLC Released

Noted as being the biggest expansion in the franchises history by our own Joshua Rust, the latest single player DLC for Mass Effect 3 focuses on Aria’s battle to reclaim Omega with Commander Shepards help. The announcement for the DLC asks “Forced to rely on Aria’s unique knowledge of the station and faced with her lust for revenge, how far will you go to retake Omega?” Read on for the launch trailer.

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