The Event: Gamescom 2010 – Day 3… The beginning of the end

So we’re three days into the largest Games Conference in Europe, and I still haven’t made it onto the show floor. Today was the day, and after a few hours of frantically writing and sorting out photos, it was time to brave the chaos of the main halls. However there was a twist; Dan decided [...]

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Mon, August 23 2010 » Articles » 3 Comments

Speaking with… Mike Laidlaw, Lead Designer on Dragon Age 2

In this week’s edition of Speaking With… Tom Wallis interviews Mike Laidlaw, Lead Designer on the forthcoming Dragon Age 2, the sequel to the massively popular Role Playing Game, Dragon Age: Origins. Developed by Bioware, the makers of Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the game takes place in a dark [...]

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Sat, August 21 2010 » Interviews » 2 Comments

The Event: Gamescom 2010 – Day 2

Just to recap, EA have brought me out to Gamescom in Cologne to cover some of their highest profile titles. Some of you will probably think that this is a free holiday and that writing for a few games, a few EA games no less, is a walk in the park. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t easier because I’m doing something that I love, but this is no cakewalk…

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Fri, August 20 2010 » Articles » 4 Comments

Review: Dragon Age: Origins

Game: Dragon Age: Origins Format: PC Developer: Bioware Publisher: Electronic Arts Traditional RPGs seem to have fallen out of favour of late. Whilst turn based games have almost certainly seen their demise on main stream consoles and PCs; replaced with their action-RPG counterparts, there seem to have been even fewer Baldur’s Gate style hardcore RPGs [...]

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Thu, November 5 2009 » PC/Mac, PS3, Reviews, Xbox 360 » 2 Comments

THE EVENT – Dragon Age: Origins, The Warden’s Quest

Last week tom01255 was lucky enough to have been selected to represent the UK for an epic 24-hour team marathon playing Dragon Age: Origins. Ten teams from around the world flocked to London’s County Hall to battle it out for a prize of $50,000… and a big shiny engraved shield thing. Having just got back from the big event; he’s sat down at the first keyboard he can find to give you the inside scoop from Team UK.

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Mon, November 2 2009 » Articles » 7 Comments