​A Beginner's Guide To All Things Dragon Age

Good news: Dragon Age: Inquisition is pretty great. Less-good news: Being a story-heavy role-playing game, it relies heavily on a familiarity with the Dragon Age series' dense lore. Newcomers might be a bit lost at times. » 11/13/14 3:00pm 11/13/14 3:00pm

Dragon Age: Origins Is Free On PC Right Now

To prepare for next month's Dragon Age: Inquisition (out November 18 for PC/PS3/PS4/XB1/360), EA's giving out the first game in BioWare's fantasy RPG series for the price of absolutely nothing. Right now. » 10/08/14 1:28pm 10/08/14 1:28pm

BioWare... Still Wants You To Tell Them What You Want in Dragon Age III

BioWare has been going back to the drawing board on Dragon Age III for a while now. Dragon Age II, as you may recall, received a mixed critical reception at best— I sure didn't care for it though of course, not everyone hates the game including some thoughtful folks who work here. » 5/17/12 9:30pm 5/17/12 9:30pm

When You Can't Find A Video Game Box, Make Your Own

Video game retailer GameStop lets you trade in games for cash. You don't have to bring in the original packaging. So sometimes, when trying to re-sell those used games, GameStop will stick them in those generic, blank cases that look terribly ugly on your living room shelf. » 5/01/12 7:30pm 5/01/12 7:30pm

Why I Hope Dragon Age 3 Is A Lot Like Dragon Age 2

BioWare's Dragon Age franchise, like its science fiction spiritual sibling Mass Effect, creates a great deal of passion among its fans. And also like its sci-fi sib, the Dragon Age games attract an enormous amount of controversy and dissent among those same fans. » 4/18/12 4:30pm 4/18/12 4:30pm

Amazon's Got All the Dragon Age You Can Eat for $11.99

As part of its week-long sale-e-bration of EA PC games, Amazon is offering a digital download bundle of Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate and Dragon Age II for download at the low price of $11.99. [Amazon.com] » 1/16/12 12:15pm 1/16/12 12:15pm

Could Serious Sam: BFE Be the Perfect Game?

In these heady days of Skyrim, Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, have we overlooked a hidden gem in Serious Sam 3: BFE? Commenter DocSeuss seems to think so, and he'll tell you all about it in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 1/09/12 11:00am 1/09/12 11:00am

Surprise, Dragon Age Getting Multiplayer!

That's right, Dragon Age is going multiplayer. The role-playing franchise is, according to an insider, going beyond singleplayer for the first time, and warriors won't simply face off against each other in combat. » 11/30/11 5:00am 11/30/11 5:00am

The Art of BioShock 2, and Dead Space 2, and Dragon Age, and Silent Hill

You may know artist Jason Chan as the chap who helped design us a lovely t-shirt. Or who drew rad pictures of kids fighting zombies. » 9/09/11 7:00am 9/09/11 7:00am

Do You Mine Your Role-Playing Games for All They're Worth?

Commenter Supra5mge spends a great many hours squeezing ever ounce of enjoyment out of his role-playing games. How do your numbers compare to his? Show him up in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 9/07/11 11:20am 9/07/11 11:20am

The Most Unexpected Dragon Age Cosplay

This dog is an entrant in a character costume contest being run by the people at BioWare, makers of Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic and other video games that include terrific characters. The dog, however, is cosplaying as a Mabari from the Dragon Age games. » 8/22/11 9:00pm 8/22/11 9:00pm

What A Better Game of Thrones Video Game Might Look Like

Yesterday, I posted some screens from Cyanide Studio's upcoming PC strategy game A Game of Thrones: Genesis (one of those screens is above). Details about the game are few and far between, and the only video online is a gameplay-free teaser. At a casual glance, the game seemed cool enough—a Total War-style strategy… » 8/18/11 8:20pm 8/18/11 8:20pm

Game Delays Continue In Japan

On Monday, a handful of games were delayed in Japan. One title, Disaster Report 4, was shelved altogether for obvious reasons. But the game delays aren't over. » 3/15/11 3:00am 3/15/11 3:00am

The Problem With Sex As A Video Game Goal

As you thumb through dialogue trees in Mass Effect, trying to find the best lines to seduce slinky space-warrior Ashley, you're engaging in what the developers hope is an advanced form of simulated human interaction. » 11/29/10 5:00pm 11/29/10 5:00pm

Dragon Age DLC Gets All Wrapped Up In The Ultimate Edition

BioWare makes fans feel funny about every dollar they spent on downloadable content with the Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, which bundles everything Dragon Age together for one low price. » 9/30/10 1:20pm 9/30/10 1:20pm

Dragon Age: Origins Witch Hunt Review: An Unsatisfying Epilogue

"Never follow me," said the dark witch Morrigan as she disappeared towards the end of Dragon Age: Origins. Adventurers never were very good at listening. » 9/20/10 3:40pm 9/20/10 3:40pm

Dragon Age: Origins Ends With A Witch Hunt

BioWare ties off a major plot thread in preparation for the coming of Dragon Age 2 with Witch Hunt, the climactic ending to the Origins storyline where players will finally uncover the secrets held by Morrigan, the incredibly under-dressed witch. » 8/25/10 12:40pm 8/25/10 12:40pm

The Game That Wasn’t There

Joel Haddock is not happy with modern role-playing games made in the West. Great things are missing, he argues, in a smart critique of today's Fallouts and Dragon Ages that we are proud to re-print here. » 8/04/10 10:40am 8/04/10 10:40am

Dragon Age: Origins Is The First Game About Gay Marriage & The Power of…

Robert Yang, a video game design student, comments on a Dragon Age mod that enabled new dating options, including gay romance. We're republishing his account of what happened when he played it. There will be marked spoilers. » 8/02/10 11:00pm 8/02/10 11:00pm