Most Recent Mass Effect News

Drew Karpyshyn Interview

Posted by ValH at 10:59 am on 09.19.2018 (1 month ago)

Drew Karpyshyn, one of the better known writers behind many of BioWare's games, recently had a chat with the folks from The Inner ...

BioWare Mid-Summer Update

Posted by ValH at 10:18 am on 08.3.2018 (2 months ago)

Casey Hudson, BioWare's current general manager, has put together a new studio update. You can check it out over on the official B...

Why Small Choices Matter When It Comes to Character Creation in RPGs

Posted by ValH at 12:02 pm on 05.28.2018 (5 months ago)

With tabletop RPGs as its benchmark, this Eurogamer article uses Darklands and Mass Effect as examples while pondering why small c...

Mike Laidlaw Interview

Posted by ValH at 9:31 am on 05.26.2018 (5 months ago)

Last year, Mike Laidlaw departed BioWare after spending 14 productive years with the studio, during which he worked on Jade Empire...

The Best and Worst In-game Books and Codexes

Posted by ValH at 11:38 am on 04.3.2018 (7 months ago)

While not focusing exclusively on RPGs, this PC Gamer article takes a good look at a number of games with books and codexes in the...

Drew Karpyshyn Leaves BioWare (Again)

Posted by ValH at 12:43 pm on 03.10.2018 (8 months ago)

Drew Karpyshyn, one of BioWare's more renowned writers who was the lead on the original Mass Effect and did some work on Star Wars...

RPG Design Interview With Vince D. Weller and Mark Yohalem

Posted by ValH at 11:17 am on 02.4.2018 (9 months ago)

Iron Tower Studio's Vince D. Weller and Wormwood Studios' Mark Yohalem talk about the ins and outs of RPG design with Chris Picone...

Remembering Mass Effect Ten Years On

Posted by ValH at 1:29 pm on 11.19.2017 (12 months ago)

Over at PC Gamer, the prolific RPG scholar Richard Cobbett looks back at BioWare's Mass Effect series and tries to analyze what wo...

BioWare Celebrates Ten Years of Mass Effect

Posted by ValH at 7:17 pm on 11.7.2017 (12 months ago)

November 7th is the so-called N7 Day - the annual date when Mass Effect fans celebrate their favorite series of sci-fi RPGs. And s...

Ex-BioWare Developer Manveer Heir Talks EA, Mass Effect, and Microtransactions

Posted by BuckGB at 12:50 am on 10.26.2017 (12 months ago)

If you've found yourself questioning some of the decisions that have been made at BioWare in recent years, you might want to check...

Putting the Role in Role-Playing - Josh Sawyer at GIC 2017

Posted by ValH at 12:25 pm on 10.23.2017 (1 year ago)

During this year's Game Industry Conference in Poland, Obsidian Entertainment's Josh Sawyer talked about “Putting the Role in Ro...

Mike Laidlaw Exits BioWare

Posted by ValH at 10:00 am on 10.13.2017 (1 year ago)

Mike Laidlaw, a BioWare veteran of 14 years, has announced his departure from the company via Twitter. During his time at BioWare ...

Patrick Söderlund on the Future of Mass Effect

Posted by ValH at 3:08 pm on 08.23.2017 (1 year ago)

The Gamereactor folks have asked Patrick Söderlund, EA's Executive Vice President, about the future of Mass Effect when they ran ...

Richard Cobbett on RPG Villains

Posted by ValH at 1:16 pm on 07.10.2017 (1 year ago)

The latest of Richard Cobbett's RPG Scrollbars columns talks in detail about the intricate process of creating fun, memorable, and...

Mike Laidlaw Podcast Interview

Posted by BuckGB at 2:00 am on 06.29.2017 (1 year ago)

The possibility of a Jade Empire sequel, his many contributions to the Dragon Age franchise, the approach he takes to design a tit...

PC Gamer's Favorite Sidequests

Posted by ValH at 10:20 am on 06.24.2017 (1 year ago)

A new PC Gamer feature lists their favorite sidequests, and while it is far from comprehensive and mostly covers quests from third...

PC Gamer's History of RPGs

Posted by ValH at 9:55 am on 05.20.2017 (1 year ago)

Richard Cobbett, a well-known pundit when it comes to RPGs, has put together a comprehensive guide to PC RPGs, starting from way b...

IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time, Part 4

Posted by ValH at 10:28 am on 05.5.2017 (1 year ago)

Now we're getting to the good stuff. The 4th part of IGN's top RPG list includes entries 21-40, with a fair share of must-have tit...

Choice in Gameplay: A Retrospective

Posted by Gpur at 1:54 am on 12.20.2016 (1 year ago)

The development of choice in RPGs is the subject of a long post over at Gamasutra, which charts a path from the ‘80s to pres...

Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart on the Future of RPGs

Posted by WorstUsernameEver at 4:37 pm on 12.12.2016 (1 year ago)

PC Gamer has published a short but dense interview on the state and future of the role-playing game genre with Feargus Urquhart, t...

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