148w 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,...
198w 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."
206w ago - BioWare has announced that the long awaited downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age Origins, dubbed Return to Ostagar, will be released for the XBox 360 and PC on January 5, 2009.
PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until later this January. No reasons on why the PlayStation 3 version is delayed, but perhaps it's the exclusivity BioWare is giving to Microsoft's XBox 360 and the PC.
Press Release: BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts, announced today that the Return to Ostagar downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age: Origins will be released on January 5 in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game at a cost of 400 BioWare Points or Microsoft Points. The DLC will be available for the PlayStation 3 later in January priced at $4.99.
Return to Ostagar allows players to exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens' darkest hour, to reclaim the honor and learn the secrets of Ferelden's fallen king.
Aaryn Flynn, the General Manager and Vice President at BioWare Edmonton had the following to say:
"We are thrilled at the way the fans have embraced Dragon Age: Origins and we're excited to welcome them back into the...
215w 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.
219w 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."