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— September 2009 Archive —

More teases from Bioware about the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins. This time we’re looking at Denerim, the capital of Ferelden and a place that will figure prominently in your adventures. Denerim is an ancient coastal city that got its start as a Mage Tower (now used as a fort). Over […]

Bioware released another handful of screenshots from their upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins. The one that interested me most showed the UI and what gameplay is probably going to look like most of the time. Very evocative of loved Bioware games of the past. Click to enlarge: Can’t wait to […]

If you’re anything like me, some of the early Dragon Age trailers has music that felt a bit off-putting. I, at least, just don’t want Marilyn Manson in my fantasy RPGs. Fear not. Giant Bomb ran a video today talking about the music and the score in Dragon Age: Origins. […]

In part 1 of this series, we looked at the progression aspects of Need For Speed: Shift. In part 2 we looked at the actual races. Today we’ll talk about controls and try to finish things up. The truth is, Need For Speed: Shift did not make a good first […]

In Part I of this look at Need For Speed: Shift, we took a look at the progression aspects of the game. Earning points and stars and money helps keep the player motivated to do better and/or retry races until they squeeze every drop of progress out of them. Today […]

I just got the most curious email: CALL TO ARMS! WE NEED YOUR HELP! That’s right, you heard what we said! We plan to expand the PlanetSide® universe with another game and we need your help with the design. After all, who knows the game better than you, our customers, […]

I’ve been meaning to write a post about Need For Speed: Shift all week, but I never find the time and stamina to write everything I have to say about it. So I’ve decided to break it up across several posts. Today I just want to give an overview of […]

One of the single player games I’m very much looking forward to is Dragon Age: Origins. I know I’m not alone in my anticipation, so I’m delighted to share some new video and screenshots of the game. With a bit of luck this will be the first in a series […]

This week has been a challenge for me. I *really* want to be playing Fallen Earth, Champions, and the new EQ2 game update, but this thing with my arm continues to plague me. I logged in to Fallen Earth on launch day and lasted maybe 10 minutes before the ache […]

Regular readers may have noticed a distinct lack of posts about Fallen Earth and Champions Online recently. I just wanted to very briefly explain that I’m not posting because I’m not playing, but the reason I’m not playing has nothing to do with interest level in the games. I have […]