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Mass Effect & Dragon Age’s cast members on how BioWare builds dynamics

“Dragon Age was basically one of my favourite video games, even before I got cast,” Allegra Clark, the voice of Josephine in Dragon Age: Inquisition tells me. “It was a big, very fun deal for me. I’ve played the games to death. I still am replaying Inquisition to this day. And I am so stoked to actually get to revisit the Mass Effect trilogy, because I knew the rumours have been floating around, but I didn’t know for sure that they were making it. I’m gonna stream the hell out of it. I’m so excited.”Watch on YouTubeClark’s enthusiasm for BioWare…

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Minecraft diamonds | Where to find diamond ore

It’s a cliché, but diamonds might actually be one of your best friends in Minecraft. They can be used to craft some of the game’s best and most durable gear, and so they’re a highly sought-after material.Watch on YouTubeHowever, diamonds are really rare in the world of Minecraft. Furthermore, not only do you need to know where and how to find them — you also need to know the right tools to bring with you to mine them.On this page: Where to find diamonds in Minecraft How to tell which level you’re on Diamonds in 1.17 How to mine diamonds…

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Ubisoft shutting down servers for some of its classic games

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 13:56 GMT Ubisoft is shutting down multiplayer online services for some of its older games.The company has announced a select number of older titles will no longer be playable online starting in June.While solo features will remain available, multiplayer services will go offline and any in-game news and Player Stats services will be shut down.Watch on YouTubeOn June 1, the following PC games will be affected: Assassin’s Creed 2 Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Far Cry 2 Anno 140 Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes Splinter Cell Conviction The Settlers 7 Might &…

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With the PS3 generation, digital store shutdowns manifest their most damaging form yet

We’ve seen digital store shutdowns before. But Sony’s announcement that it’s to close the PS3, Vita and PSP stores for good is without doubt the most devastating yet.There’s a lot of anger about this decision, and justifiably so. But this is the digital future, and the gradual march of progress. It’s scary.When Google Stadia was announced, I said that streaming could be the future of games but gave me grave worries for game preservation. But perhaps when I wrote that we were already on a slippery slope, with too many purchases shackled to online services that can be closed down…

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PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores to shutter in summer – report

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 16:30 GMT It looks like Sony is getting ready to close down the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores soon, according to a new report.According to a source familiar with Sony’s plans, the PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable’s digital storefronts will be closed down in July, meaning players will be unable to purchase digital content on those platforms any longer.As per a report published by The Gamer, the PSP and PS3 stores will be closed on July 2, with the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27.“After those dates, you will…

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The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion at 15 – The Ted Peterson Interview

We chat to the series’ co-creator as we look back on one of that generation’s defining games and those that came before it.Here’s a list of things The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is older than: Michael Bay’s Transformers, My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, The Big Bang Theory, and Gears of War. When it was released, Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie had yet to hit cinemas, the as-yet-unreleased PS3 still had a boomerang-shaped controller, and Iron Man was a B-Tier Marvel hero that seemed a strange choice for a feature film.This weekend, Bethesda‘s seminal RPG turns 15. The fourth installment…

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion at 15 – The Ted Peterson Interview

We chat to the series’ co-creator as we look back on one of that generation’s defining games and those that came before it.Here’s a list of things The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is older than: Michael Bay’s Transformers, My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, The Big Bang Theory, and Gears of War. When it was released, Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie had yet to hit cinemas, the as-yet-unreleased PS3 still had a boomerang-shaped controller, and Iron Man was a B-Tier Marvel hero that seemed a strange choice for a feature film.This weekend, Bethesda‘s seminal RPG turns 15. The fourth installment…

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Here’s a look at Apex Legends on Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:09 GMT Check out this Switch gameplay video for Apex Legends.Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9 with cross-play support, and now you can get an idea of how it will look in this new trailer.As previously reported, if you purchase the Season 8 Battle Pass, you will be given 30 free levels and earn double XP for the two weeks after release to help you catch up with other players. You will also receive the limited-time Legendary Pathfinder skin – P.A.T.H.The game is being brought to Switch by Panic Button which…

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Cult classic El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is making its PC debut “soon”

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:11 GMT The 2011 action game is making a return in the near future.Action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is going to be launching on PC at some point in the near future.In a rather vague press release, producer Sawaki Takeyasu – who led development on the original game – said that the title will be coming to Steam “very soon.” There’s no more information than that right now, but this does following Takeyasu teasing that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron would be making its PC debut at the end…

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BioWare was working on a Han Solo-inspired Mass Effect spin-off game

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 17:56 GMT The studio was looking for interesting points of view to tell stories. EA’s BioWare studio was once working on a Mass Effect spin-off inspired by more morally gray characters like Star Wars’ Han Solo.Speaking to The Gamer, the studio’s then-development director Dorian Kieken said that after the first Mass Effect title shipped in 2007, the firm was toying around with new concepts for future entries in the series.“We explored a game concept back in 2008, a bit after the shipping of [the first] ME, where you were playing a Han Solo…

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Take-Two shuts down GTA Online cheat maker

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:07 GMT Company donating proceeds to a charity of the publishing giant’s choosing.Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has killed a website that made and distributed exploits for GTA Online.As spotted by Eurogamer, LunaCheats has been shut down after having had “discussions” with – read: legal threats from – Rockstar’s parent company. This has resulted in the outfit closing down its business, with its website saying that it will be donating proceeds from selling GTA Online cheats to a charity of Take-Two’s choosing.“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development,…

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Fox News controversy impacted Mass Effect 2’s non-straight relationships

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 19:26 GMT Tweaks were made to stop the game’s audience facing further criticism, apparently.Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally intended to be pansexual, but BioWare cut down non-straight romances over concerns of negative media coverage.Speaking to The Gamer, Mass Effect 2 writer Brian Kindregan said that the decision to only allow Jack to be romanceable if users were playing as a male Commander Shephard occurred later in development. This came in the wake of a Fox News report in 2007 debating the depiction of sex in the sci-fi RPG.That Jack was initially intended…

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PlayStation has ‘retired’ the official Killzone website

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:33 GMT Sony has “retired” its official Killzone franchise website, and anyone clicking through to the site now gets forwarded to the generic PlayStation site instead.If anyone heads over to Guerrilla Games’ official Killzone website, they’re only going to be met with a message from Sony and a redirect to PlayStation.com.“The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired,” Guerrilla says in a statement on the newly-emptied site. “We apologise for this inconvenience. […] Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.”Seven years after the last…

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Best Minecraft Seeds 2020 | Top worlds to play right now

Minecraft seeds are a numerical code which represent the foundations of your world. When creating a new Minecraft adventure, you can type in a seed to either control the type of world you spawn into, or perhaps just write some random digits and see what you get.No matter what kind of starting area you prefer, there’s bound to be a seed for you; there are craggy icebergs, lofty clifftops, sprawling villages. Some seeds will offer a challenge, others are ideal for new players. We’ve even got some gorgeous scenery, too.You can also check out our lists of the best Minecraft…

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An Uncharted easter egg was hidden in a The Last of Us multiplayer map

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:06 GMT This isn’t the first time Naughty Dog has thrown a reference in its game.Since its 2013 release, there’s been an Uncharted easter egg in one of The Last of Us’ multiplayer maps.Former Naughty Dog game designer Rodney Reece took to Twitter to highlight that the remains of a plane in The Last of Us’ Beach map in the game’s Faction mode is in fact Victor “Sully” Sullivan’s plane, Hog Wild, from the first Uncharted title.“Not saying that’s canon,” Reece wrote. “But I took it from [Uncharted], broke it into pieces and…