Dragon Age: Origins – Free via Origin

DragonAge: Origins CoverEA Games as a part of their “On the House” for Origin’s promotional deals have made Dragon Age: Origins free until October 14, 2014. In order to download your free copy you’ll need to download and register for the Origin game client. The promotion is obviously preparing and introducing new players to their fantasy titled game for the upcoming launch of Dragon Age: Inquisition which releases for PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, and XBOX ONE on November 18th, 2014.

Dragon Age is an epic role-playing series from BioWare which takes place in a fantasy world called Thedas which takes place within a medieval setting where deadly mages and powerful dragons traverse the realm.  Your duty as a warrior of Grey Warden is to once again take over the world of Thedas from the invasion of the Darkspawn, a race of humanoid tainted creatures that have resided in the underground, until now.

Enjoy this Gameplay trailer from Gamer Spawn, stay tuned for a review of DragonAge: Inquisition.

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Remember, it only counts when it's Stark saying it.

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Dragon Age: Origins

This upcoming game is BioWare’s latest baby. They’re boldly claiming that it will be a synthesis of the popular Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate gameplay styles. Yeah, those were definitely the magic words, at least to me. Anyway, here’s a short trailer to whet your appetite:

It’s coming out this fall. I must admit I’m pretty stoked. Expect a full preview from me sometime in the near future.

KOTOR MMO On The Way

For years we’ve heard rumors about a third installment in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republicseries.  After a while, these rumors evolved into rumors of a KOTOR MMO.  Now it appears that there is starting to be some basis for these rumors.  I present the following as evidence.

On July 3, 2008, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Sagas, and Star Wars: Legends were all registered by LucasFilm Licensing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Nothing too special in an of itself.  These could relate to just about anything out there: books, comics, etc.  But when combined with information that Portfolio.com is reporting, things get very intriguing.

N. Evan Van Zelfden in Los Angeles warns, watch out World of Warcraft. In an interview at E3 this week, Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello said that EA is working on the next version of Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic, and it will most certainly have a massively multiplayer online component to it.

“We’ve got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development,” said Riccitiello. The first title, based on the Warhammer property, will launch soon. “And the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about — in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry at the point when we get closer to telling you about it.”

Does Riccitiello mean the oft rumored Knights of the Old Republic Online?  “Yes,” he said.

Now if you take that information and add it to what the guys over at CVG are reporting, it looks like we’re in for some serious fun with lightsabers.

LucasArts and BioWare look set to lift the lid on a KOTOR MMO within the next 30 days.

While it’s not official yet, based on the rumors that are flying, this is a done deal.  Hopefully it will be a good game.