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  • Blog Post: Requiem For A Seam: Remembering The 10 Best Game Instruction Manuals

    Let me spin you a yarn. Times were, you’d open that brand-new cardboard (or plastic) box and there, nestled right next to your cartridge (or disc), would be a booklet. Yes, a booklet – paper pages stapled together that told you how to play the game (and sometimes more). Remember those? Now... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Cassandra Is My New Garrus

    Everybody loves Garrus from Mass Effect. He knows that you need to break some eggs to make an omelet. He understands when you do something he doesn’t like. He’s always on your side. In short, he’s the perfect ally, and I couldn’t imagine anyone better by my side in an RPG. Then... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Dragon Age: Inquisition Stream For RPG Grind Time

    Happy Dragon Age: Inquisition launch day! What kind of RPG fans would we be if we weren't celebrating the release with a live stream? Our live stream is complete. Thanks for tuning in! The stream should be archived Game Informer's Twitch channel here very shortly. More
  • Blog Post: How To Get A Dracolisk Mount In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    You get a basic horse early in your journey, but if you want to ride on something more exotic in Dragon Age: Inquisition, you need to do some extra work. The dracolisk is a mount that makes a statement, but it isn’t available to buy at any old stable. So how do you get one? Follow this simple guide... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Dragon Age: Inquisition Romance Options

    The weight of the world may be on your shoulders, but that doesn't mean you won't find love along the way. Dragon Age: Inquisition has multiple romance options available, some specific to certain genders and races. You don't have to romance someone, since you might not find someone you want... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Dragon Age: Inquisition, Part 2

    BioWare clearly listened to feedback regarding what players liked and didn't like in previous entries in the Dragon Age series. As a result, Inquisition feels like it borrows from the best of its predecessors while exploring new ideas, and we take a look at those idea in this episode of Test Chamber... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The First 45 Minutes Of Dragon Age: Inquisition

    The first steps of a long journey can be daunting, but Dragon Age: Inquisition throws you right into the action and doesn't let you look back. In this episode of Test Chamber, we play through the opening sequence of BioWare's upcoming RPG, going from the start screen to the dramatic moment that... More
  • Blog Post: We Answer Your Questions About Dragon Age: Inquisition

    How does romance work? How long is the game? Is it newcomer-friendly? In a week, Dragon Age fans will know these answers for themselves when Inquisition releases. However, reviews for Inquisition were released today (including mine ), which may make the wait even harder given the game's positive... More
  • Blog Post: Why We Love Mass Effect

    In most communities, today is just November 7. In the video game world, it's N7 Day – a time to celebrate the Mass Effect series and its hero, Commander Shepard. An ambitious trilogy that spans an entire console generation, BioWare’s sci-fi RPG series represents some of the best that... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age Keep: Your Guide To The Obscure Choices

    If you played Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age II, you probably remember your major decisions. The characters you romance and the actions that shape the fate of the world tend to stick with you, but the Dragon Age series tracks plenty of smaller moments and encounters that are easier to forget. That... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Game Resolution Matters As The Intersection Of Art, Science, And Business

    As I typically do at too-regular intervals, I looked back over the stories I’d written in the week prior to see what readers were most interested in. While I wasn’t entirely surprised, two stories caught my eye, both about the same, relatively inconsequential topic. The issue of resolution... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview - Our Hours Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition

    After gracing our cover last September , the wait for Dragon Age: Inquisition has been eating away at fans eager for their next-gen return to Thedas. Game Informer's Joe Juba and Kimberley Wallace traveled to Bioware Edmonton last year for the cover story and recently Joe returned to finally gets... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview - Dragon Age: Inquisition's Multiplayer

    While it was hinted at during our cover story trip last year , this week Bioware confirmed that Dragon Age: Inquisition will contain a four-player co-op mode. Game Informer's Joe Juba was able to play a couple of matches while visiting Bioware Edmonton and was eager to talk about his impressions... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With BioWare’s New Dungeon Crawler – Shadow Realms

    BioWare is known for its deep story-driven RPGs, and while Shadow Realms may have story and episodic components, the focus here seems to be on fast-paced modern fantasy action. BioWare Austin, known for its work on The Old Republic, is serving up something new. This PC take on the world of dungeon crawling... More
  • Blog Post: The Return of Leliana In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    The characters are part of what makes the Dragon Age experience, and seeing who will return for Dragon Age: Inquisition has been exciting. So far, we've looked at Varric and Cassandra . Today, we're going to focus on Leliana, the left hand of the Divine. For the most part, Leliana has been peaceful... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation

    We spent our time celebrating the best PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 , and Wii games of the generation. Now we're diving into the best of various genres. Today, we're taking a look at the best role-playing games of the last console generation. Developers got more creative during the cycle, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Mass Effect

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly seven years since the the first Mass Effect game was released on Xbox 360 (remember it was a Microsoft-published exclusive). The multitude of choices and wide-open sense of exploration still feel fresh in my mind after all this time and make Mass... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare's Manveer Heir On Diversity And The Fight For Inclusivity In Games

    [photo by Riccardo Cellere, all rights reserved] At the most recent Game Developers Conference, BioWare Montreal’s Manveer Heir delivered an impassioned keynote about inclusivity and the lack of representation in games. We spoke to Heir about his opinions on diversity in games and how he would... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - EA's 2014 E3 Press Conference

    The second press conference to hit E3 2014 was from EA. Last year we had the tease of Battlefront from DICE and this year we had a continuation of that tease. EA has an impressive line-up, but not much to show at this point as far as gameplay goes. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Ben Reeves... More
  • Blog Post: The Return Of Cassandra In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has new characters joining the fight, but old faces are also returning to help restore peace. Recently, we looked at what confirmed party member Varric would bring to the table . Now we're delving into Cassandra's potential and why she's an intriguing character to... More
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