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Mass Effect movie five or six years away, says producer


By: Eddie Makuch Gamers holding out for the upcoming Mass Effect movie may want to get comfortable. Producer Avi Arad told Kotaku in a new interview that the film’s release is five or six years away, putting its potential debut at 2018 or 2019. “It’s a big idea, that we, humans, are the least developed, the least trusted. It’s an interesting mirror image of our world, we are the aliens now,” Arad said of the film’s script. “Love the project, it’s getting []

BioWare considered charging for Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut


By: Eddie Makuch BioWare considered charging for Mass Effect 3’s Extended Cut  downloadable content, community lead Chris Priestly has revealed. “Probably shouldn’t say this; there was discussion [about] should it be charged,” Priestly said during a recent PAX Australia panel. “And [executive producer Casey Hudson] said, ‘No, we can’t do that. We have to make this better. We can do a better job finishing the game, providing clarity, answering some questions.’ And it was very important to the team toend it as best []

Next Mass Effect: BioWare “borrowing” many game systems from Dragon Age III


By: Eddie Makuch BioWare Montreal is “borrowing” many game systems from Dragon Age: Inquisition  to speed up development on the next Mass Effect title , studio director Yannick Roy said on Twittertoday. After he tweeted  a picture of a design document for the next Mass Effect, a fan suggested the game could be “years” away based on the heftiness of the folder. Roy responded , “Don’t worry: we have a large and talented team, we started a while ago, and we are ‘borrowing’ a lot of []

Dragon Age III listed for Xbox One on Amazon


By: Eddie Makuch Amazon Italy has posted a product listing for Dragon Age III: Inquisition (via IGN ), suggesting the BioWare role-playing game is headed to the Xbox One. No other platforms for the game are listed. An Electronic Arts representative was not immediately available to comment. Dragon Age III was announced last September and will launch later this year, though EA has yet to reveal platforms or a specific launch date. The game will run on the Frostbite 3 engine , []

Next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games using Frostbite 3


By:  Martin Gaston Both Dragon Age III: Inquisition and the next Mass Effect game will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, BioWare has said. “For everyone who’s been asking after the #BF4 reveal, #DA3 and the next Mass Effect are also using Frostbite 3. It’s awesome,” said BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn on Twitter. The Frostbite 3 engine was announced hand in hand with DICE’s Battlefield 4 reveal at GDC 2013 earlier this week. 17 minutes of Battlefield 4 footage was shown, detailing many []

Chris Hemsworth Teaming With Michael Mann For Cyber Attack Thriller


By:  Katey Rich It’s been a long four years since Michael Mann last released a film in theaters, and for his fans it might feel even longer, since neither Public Enemies or Miami Vice before that seemed up to his usual standard. Is it finally time for him to come back into everyone’s good graces? It sure can’t hurt that he’ll be teaming up with golden boy Chris Hemsworth, who will reportedly star for Mann in an untitled thriller. According to VarietyMann has been developing the project for []

Mass Effect 3 DLC news next week?


By: Eddie Makuch BioWare will finally reveal details on the next Mass Effect 3 expansion “hopefully” next week, community developer Chris Priestly wrote onTwitter recently (via OXM). “We’ll reveal details as soon as the team is comfortable it is locked and complete. Hopefully next week,” Priestly said. BioWare last month released two new“teaser” images believed to be for upcoming Mass Effect 3 downloadable content. The content is rumored to be a significant expansion. In December, BioWare teased the next single-player expansion for Mass Effect 3, saying it []

BioWare: Calling next entry Mass Effect 4 is a disservice


By: Eddie Makuch BioWare wants to make clear that the next entry in the Mass Effect series should not be known as Mass Effect 4. Writing on the BioWare forums (via Eurogamer), community developer Chris Priestly explained that the only confirmed detail about the new game is that it will not feature Commander Shepard. “To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here,” Priestly said. “We have []

Mass Effect 3 DLC teased?


By:  Eddie Makuch Mass Effect 3 has already welcomed a bevy of postrelease expansion content, but more could be on the way. BioWare producers Casey Hudson and Mike Gamble today tweeted two “teaser” images for unannounced content for the action role-playing game. The image (below) shows an armored Krogan creature wielding a heavy melee weapon. Gamble said of the image, “Does not like a guy you’d like to mess with…” In December, BioWare teased the next single-player expansion for Mass Effect 3, saying it will be “all hands on []

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players


By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Following the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix created many different types of downloadable content to expand the experience. At first, this focussed on cosmetic changes, but it didn’t remain the case for long. Some of costumes were tied in with other game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect, but there were also other types of DLC in the form of Coliseum battles and extra story episodes. Speaking at an open forum relating to Lightning Returns: Final []