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Dragon Age II

8 years ago

Make It Stop: BioWare NWN Forums Hacked

This is a depressing year to be on the internet. And a doubly-depressing one to be a newswriter on the internet. The latest (but, let's not bloody kid ourselves, not last) game company to suffer the peculiar ire/amusement of hackers is Bioware. Fortunately, only a very specific bit of Bioware, so don't panic too much: their 10-year-old Neverwinter Nights forum. It actually happened a little…

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But! Dragon Age May Be Back On Track

EA may not have given Battlefield fans the answer they wanted to hear, but meanwhile, back in the kingdom of Ferelden, things might be looking a little rosier. Eurogamer had a chat with EA bigwig Frank Gibeau about the reception to Dragon Age 2. He was careful not to actually slag off the game or its makers, but he did imply that the negative feedback…

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Wahey: Dragon Age: Legends Made Fun

Now this is more like it. Dragon Age: Legends, the Facebook game intended to a) promote Dragon Age II and b) suck out your very soul, has been remixed by indie chaps Pixelante, creators of the lovely Pixel Legions. (But not the same lot as Auntie Pixelante aka Anna Anthropy - that would be something). The net result? Dragon Age: Legends becomes a romping good…

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Itemised Billing: Dragon Age 2 Item DLC Out

Bioware have released the first post-launch piece of downloadable content for Dragon Age II, Item Pack #1. For some £2.50 a pop, several "unique" items relating to each of the game's three classes (Warrior, Rogue and Mage) could be yours! That's the Warrior gear you can see up there. On the plus side, it reminds me of Morrowind's Ordinators, who were top-quality fascists to a…

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Free Mass Effect 2 For Dragon Age II Owners

Coo - want Mass Effect 2 for free? If you've bought Dragon Age II, then it's already yours for the taking. Indeed, even if you buy a copy of Dragon Age II now, before 30th April, you can get the superb space-RPG for zero dollarpounds as well. This is, BioWare say, how they're celebrating their having sold one million copies of DA2 in two weeks.

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Dragon Age Writer On Characters’ Bisexuality

A peculiar accusation was made against Dragon Age II on the BioWare forums, in which a user accused the game of not properly catering for the straight male gamer. Honestly, I'd launched into writing this with the intention of factually reporting it, but just typing those words has made me want to start throwing chairs. What? Good grief, even if that were true, which it…

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WIT: The Opening Hours Of Dragon Age II

It’s often the case when reading a review of a longer game that you’ll see the phrase, “The first few hours struggle to get going,” or perhaps, “It takes a while to find its feet.” Which I think is enormously unreflective of the experience, and indeed the experience others will have when playing it. When other games regularly last five or six hours, an RPG…

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EA Retracts Game Ban For Forum Violation

Wow, well here's a crazy update. After being repeatedly told that he was intentionally locked out of his EA games because he broke the rules on the BioWare forum, and that this was in accordance to the Terms Of Service that he'd agreed to, this morning's internet famous man, Arno, has just been told that it was in fact a mistake.

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EA Forum Bans Can Lock You Out Of Games

UPDATE: EA are now saying this was a mistake, and Arno has access to his games during the ban. Original story: Be careful what you say. That's the lesson BioWare forum user Arno has learned in the last 24 hours, after an ill-advised comment on the BioWare forums has led to his EA account being locked, such that he cannot play his purchased copy of…

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Dragon Age II Officially Extra-Prettified

Dragon Age II is available for download today! If you're American, anyway. If you're in Europe, a magical temporal vortex of data-sucking horror slap-bang in the middle of the Atlantic is delaying the several gigabytes that comprise the digital version from reaching these shores. I mean, I presume it's that. There's no other rational explanation for introducing a gap of 3 days in an age…

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Dragon Age II DLC… Already? This Is Silly

Oh I don't understand videogames any more. I feel like such an old man, harking back to the days when the game would come out, and then eight months later there'd be an add-on. Now I'm not sure if I'm only getting a fraction of the intended game when I open the box, what with pre-order bonuses, special editions with extra quests, and most of…

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The Dragon Age 2 Demo Is Out Today

Still nothing unlocked on the Dragon Age 2 demo page, but the demo is apparently out later today. We'll keep this post updated, so please put links in comments once it's live so we can get some mirrors and stuff. That said, I don't know whether the mirrors will count towards Bioware's one million downloads challenge, in which they've offered to unlock some in-game items…

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That’ll Be The Day: The Dragon Age TV Show

We're in for a whole lot more of this kind of thing, I suspect. Assassin's Creed 2 did it, Mortal Kombat's doing it, and now Dragon Age 2 is planning it. As the web becomes ever-more important to marketing games, viral techniques are springing to the fore. And what's more viral than a video you can embed all over the internet? In this case, it's…

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Dragon Age II Goes Gold, 55 Mins Of Footage

One day, in the distant future, we will have online meetings, conversations and indeed demos of games that don't begin with. "Uh... uh... yeah... I think so, yes, just give me... Hi! I think things are working now? Can you hear me at your end? Yes? Good, great, let's get started." A new walkthrough live chat trailer thing has appeared for Dragon Age II, which…

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Dragon Age’s Hawke Is Three Champions

So, after having too many options for creating a character in Dragon Age: Origins, we are now down to just three options for the Hawke character chap in Dragon Age 2, II, Two. He can be a mage! (DUDES GET MAGICKED TO DEATH!) He can be a rogue! (DUDES GET STABBED TO DEATH!) He can be a warrior! (DUDES GET UH MORE STABBED I GUESS!)…

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Dragon Age 2 DRM Is Different

This forum post on the Bioware forums has detailed how the Dragon Age 2 DRM will work. The Steam version will use Steam, and nothing else. For the retail version there is no limit to install, no disc check, and are online checks, which mean that only five PCs can be used to play a single version of the game within a 24-hour period. While…

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Dragon Space 2 Armour in Dead Age 2

When it was announced that there would be Dragon Age armour in Mass Effect 2, it may have gone crashing through the fourth wall like a confused rhinoceros, but at least the two games came from the same developer. It's bemusing to try to fathom how the two universes might cross over, but we got over it. But for Dragon Age 2 you'll be able…

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