119w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview with Bioware on Dragon Age II for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Despite the fact that Dragon Age: Origins, Bioware's first ever PS3 game, scored very well with reviewers - it just didn't click for me. I loved the universe, enjoyed the story.
I even got hooked on the associated Web game Dragon Age: Journeys, which allows you to unlock special items in the PS3 version of Origins. I just never adapted to the battle system, and eventually abandoned the game.
After reading Tweeted adulation and hearing the raves of seemingly everyone else who loved Origins (Qore's Veronica Belmont chided me for quitting recently), and after hearting Bioware's Mass Effect 2 on PS3, I found myself all too ready to give the upcoming Dragon Age II another chance.
That chance came last week, as EA held a preview event featuring the upcoming Dragon Age II demo (which you'll be able to download from PSN and play on February 22nd).
To me, improvements were apparent and multiple. Visual upgrades (the game has a definitive style), technical polish (inconsistent frame rate begone!), and refined,...
169w ago - The PlayStation 3 version of Dragon Age: Origins Return to Ostagar downloadable content has passed certification, and is now scheduled to hit PS3 via PSN on March 11, 2010.
The expansion was supposed to be released for all three platforms (PS3, XBox 360, PC) during the holidays but got pushed back; it eventually released for the 360 in January but had to be taken back due to glitches and other problems.
Then, on January 29, 360 and PC owners finally got a clean expansion, but PS3 owners have been waiting ever since.
To quote: "Now an official post on the BioWare forums has announced that the new content has finally passed PlayStation 3 certification, and will be hitting the PlayStation Network on March 11th, giving players four days to blaze through Ostagar before the Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening expansion is released.
It's still a relatively long wait, but at least you'll be busy for a while once it drops."
186w ago - Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare is set for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows in North America on November 3, 2009.
Below is a new PS3 trailer for the title, which shows the Mage Circle Tower where the magicians do their work.
The trailer also reveals that this 'magic place' is not positive at all, since it is also some kind of prison.
To quote: Welcome to The Circle Tower, where mages practice and hone their art under constant observation from the Templars of the Chantry. Place of learning and prison in equal measure, it's a place you'll get to explore in BioWare's fantasy RPG.
"Glass Cannons" everywhere pay attention. In the world of Dragon Age: Origins beware the corruption that could take place in the mage training area of The Circle Tower.
191w ago - This weekend JoyStiq (linked above) have shared a new Zevran trailer for the upcoming PS3 game Dragon Age: Origins.
Dragon Age: Origins is a computer role-playing game currently in development by BioWare's Edmonton studio. The game will be released for Sony's PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows and the XBox 360 console.
To quote: "Though the latest trailer for BioWare's upcoming fantasy RPG introduces us to an interesting new NPC in Zevran, we were really hoping to enjoy the video without any wildly anachronistic music.
As you'll find out, Zevran appears to be a man of the ladies, both wooing them in his later life and growing up around ... um ... ladies of the night, if you will.
We look forward to making his acquaintance - preferably without inappropriately placed music - when the game releases on October 20."
202w ago - BioWare, the developer of Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is excited to be working on the PS3 with the upcoming multiplatform fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins.
The game is BioWare's first for Sony's console. Last generation, the EA-owned developer made only a single PS2 game: third-person shooter MDK2.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com (linked above), vice president of entertainment and miscellaneous at BioWare, and vice president of Electronic Arts, Greg Zeschuk, said that the team's found developing on the PS3 "exciting", and even has its advantages.
To quote: "It's been interesting," he said. "It's actually been quite good. We discovered a couple of things we did were pretty beneficial. We have multiple threads going for the game and it looks really great on the PS3. You can just throw them on all different processors, for example."
"It's new. Because we already had experience on 360, that kind of got ahead a little bit, but now we pretty much caught up. Actually it was very exciting. People on the team were really pumped to work on it. They were like, wow. We have a lot of people that like doing new stuff and trying new things, and they were like, wow another platform, can't wait! It's been good."