Dragon Age II

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FeatureBeing the boss of Dragon Age

Mike Laidlaw still remembers his first day at BioWare - and, 15 years later - his last. A lot happened in between.

VideoDragon Age II: Legacy DLC teased

Out next week on PC, PS3, Xbox 360.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II PS3/360 Combat Performance

Combat is the biggest challenge to DAII's engine...

Key events

12th March 2011

Face-Off: Dragon Age II

8th March 2011

Dragon Age II

8th February 2011

New Dragon Age 2 trailer

3rd February 2011

Dragon Age 2 demo confirmed

27th October 2010

New Dragon Age 2 trailer

BioWare reportedly set to unveil new Dragon Age later this week

Despite being "at least three years away".

FeatureBeing the boss of Dragon Age

Mike Laidlaw still remembers his first day at BioWare - and, 15 years later - his last. A lot happened in between.

Writer David Gaider leaves BioWare after 17 years

HK-47, Morrigan and many more salute you.

The first draft of Dragon Age: Origins didn't even have Grey Wardens

And a narrator you thought was Flemeth turned out to be an old Morrigan.

BioWare turns 20 today

BioWare have the years gone?

Dragon Age loses lead writer to new BioWare game

"10 years is a long time to work on any one project."

Dragon Age Keep was once World Vault for DA2

Then, "after many many months", it changed.

When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

Not for a while, reckons Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon writer, because of a fear it would impact sales.

Should BioWare give up romances?

Dragon Age writer David Gaider mulls the answer.

Fan-harassed writer Jennifer Hepler leaves BioWare

Questions whether abusive fans scare away talent.

EA makes some Online Pass content free on Xbox Marketplace

UPDATE: EA confirms it's eliminating Online Pass from all its existing titles.

There's an RPG sale on PSN that includes Ni No Kuni for 20

PS Plus free games in June are ICO & SOTC HD, and Demon's Souls.

More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

"...wish fulfllment on a level that reduced the characters into romantic playthings, sex dolls."

BioWare's "increasingly toxic" forum repels Dragon Age writer David Gaider

"Perhaps there is something to be said about whether the games BioWare makes still satisfy our core fans."

BioWare announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

UPDATE: It's coming in late 2013.

Peter Moore gives BioWare vote of confidence after tumultuous 18 months

"They're doing great. Mass Effect has been enormous for us."

Mass Effect, Dragon Age dev BioWare defends fan criticism

"It's interactive, so you're going to have your say."

BioWare asks fans to help brainstorm Dragon Age's future

"We're not making promises, we're talking about ideas."

BioWare shares new Dragon Age (3) concepts

Hints at saved game integration, Orlais setting, party members.

BioWare moves Dragon Age team fully onto The Next Thing

DA2 expansion Exalted March was scrapped.

Origin auto-adds EA games bought from Steam

Uses EA's game registration records to do it.

Origin sale offers Mass Effect 1 and Dead Space 1 for 3

Sequels not much more expensive either.

Dragon Age developers "checking Skyrim out aggressively"

BioWare says next game will draw on outside influences.

BioWare adding multiplayer to Dragon Age - report

Arena PVE and PVP fights. Can be a dragon.

Origin wants "fair and open marketplace"

Third parties can sell DLC how they like.

Dragon Age 2 DLC Mark of the Assassin

Stars Felicia Day, due October.

BioWare's early Dragon Age 3 plans

Equippable followers! Morrigan! Old god?

Upcoming Xbox Live schedule detailed

Bulletstorm, Gears of War deals incoming.

How Legacy hints at Dragon Age's future

BioWare discusses "hot-button items".

Dragon Age 2 response surprised BioWare

But fan passion is "better than apathy".

EA: Valve removed Steam Dragon Age 2

"Restrictive terms of service" to blame.

Dragon Age 2 removed from Steam

EA Hawkes wares on Origin.

Crysis 2 racks up three million sales

Dead Space 2, Dragon Age II pass 2m.

VideoDragon Age II: Legacy DLC teased

Out next week on PC, PS3, Xbox 360.

Dragon Age 2 Legacy DLC release date

You get to leave Kirkwall.

Dragon Age II DLC Legacy spotted

Achievements leak online.

BioWare: why sequels are good

"From a gamer's perspective it's a positive."

Dragon Age 2 DLC to address fan feedback

Future games to appeal to a wide audience.

EA: we lost some fans with Dragon Age 2

Will take feedback on for Dragon Age 3.

Dragon Age 2 DLC artwork?

A cryptic BioWare tease.

New Dragon Age II DLC released

Item packs for Mage, Warrior, Rogue.

New Dragon Age II PC patch goes live

PS3, Xbox 360 update due later this month.

Buy Dragon Age II, get ME2 free

BioWare says thanks for 1 million sales.

Crysis 2 EA's biggest UK launch of 2011

Bigger than Dragon Age II, Bulletstorm.

Is DA2 "unrealistically bisexual"?

It's not just for "the straight male gamer".

Dragon Age II patch 1.01 released on PC

Same as beta, now on Steam.

Dragon Age: Legends now open to all

Facebook game unlocks DAII items.

PC Dragon Age II beta patch 1.01 arrives

"Users apply this patch at their own risk."

UK top 40: Dragon Age II tips the scales

Fantastical for BioWare.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II PS3/360 Combat Performance

Combat is the biggest challenge to DAII's engine...

Digital FoundryDragon Age II PS3/360 Cut-Scene Performance

Dragon Age II's exposition scenes compared using DF tools.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II PS3/360 Traversal Performance Analysis

Put simply, running about in Dragon Age II.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II 360/PS3 Face-Off

Console SKUs head-to-head in this comparison video.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II 360/PC Face-Off

Close similarities between 360 and the computer version.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II PS3/PC Face-Off

Console and computer versions head-to-head.

BioWare forum ban locks-out DAII

"I've got a dead game for 50 Euros."

Dragon Age II DLC "beefier" than Origins'

"What exactly constitutes a DLC 9/10?"

Dragon Age 3? "There are always ideas"

Multiplayer "absolutely would" work.

Dragon Age II bug fix patch in the works

"Two biggies" are DirectX 11, auto-attack.

FeatureBioWare's Mike Laidlaw: A defence of Dragon Age II

"I'm a little surprised by the 6/10s."

Lizards deliver copies of Dragon Age 2

BioWare's big launch just hours away.

Video15 mins more of hours-in Dragon Age II

Down in a dank dark dungeon.

Video15 minutes of post-demo Dragon Age II

Introducing a brand new party member.

Dragon Age II

The second cut is the deepest.

Hi-res texture pack for PC Dragon Age II

Got an extra 1GB going spare?

Digital FoundryDragon Age II demo analysis

Xbox 360 and PS3 code in the spotlight.

Digital FoundryDragon Age II 360/PS3 Demo Performance

Digital Foundry tools analyse BioWare's DAII sampler.

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

Black Ops demo, maps; PixelJunk Shooter 2.

Dragon Age II campaign shorter than DA's

But "a bit longer" than Mass Effect's.

BioWare: don't be scared of RPGs

You're ready, insists Dragon Age II dev.

Dragon Age II signs Florence + Machine

Part-one of soundtrack only 2.

EU PlayStation Store Update 23rd Feb

Dragon Age II, LEGO SWIII, Yak 4 demos.

Dragon Age II "more tactical" than DA

"It's time we learned from action games."

Dragon Age II Xbox Live demo is 1.98GB

Massive prologue file out now.

Download Dragon Age II demo, get loot

But only if 999,999 others follow suit.

VideoFirst Dragon Age: Redemption footage

Starring an Elven Felicia Day.

Meet BioWare, Crytek, Slightly Mad

Play Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Shift 2.

VideoNew Dragon Age 2 trailer

Hawke's Battle techniques detailed.

Dragon Age II

Fatal era.

Dragon Age 2 has blowjob scene

BioWare allows straight and gay romances.

Dragon Age 2 demo confirmed

Unlocks an item in the full game.

Dragon Age II demo is "not confirmed"

"This is speculation," declares BioWare.

Dragon Age II demo for public or not?

BioWare won't say either way.

Dragon Age II PC DRM has online check

BioWare unsure of days offline allowance.

Dragon Age Legends item unlocks named

A belter! Amulet me get away with that?

Dragon Age 2 has 103 mins of cutscenes

Eat your heart out Killzone 3.

VideoDead Space 2 meets Dragon Age 2

Arise, Sir Issac of Clarke.

Dead Space 2 armour in Dragon Age 2

Ser Isaac of Clarke regalia.

VideoWhy DA2 has one playable character

BioWare talk Dragon Age 2 story.

EA reveals first Dragon Age 2 DLC

A bonus companion and mission.

VideoDragon Age II gets DLC reveal trailer

First add-on is The Exiled Prince.

BioWare Docs videogame Hall of Famers

Join Miyamoto, Suzuki, Molyneux, Carmack.

BioWare: PC Dragon Age 2 is strategic

But also an action RPG if you want.

VideoDragon Age 2 combat walkthrough

BioWare gets fired up.

VideoDev details making of Dragon Age 2

BioWare show behind the scenes footage.

New Dragon Age 2 character unveiled

BioWare fills out RPG sequel's cast.

VideoDev roars about Dragon Age 2

Latest diary with new footage.

BioWare: "Too many games today"

Says we gamers can't "keep up".

Dragon Age II

Blight club.

BioWare reveals Dragon Age Legends

Facebook game unlocks DA2 content.

Dragon Age II gets its own Cerberus

Plus, DLC will be "larger" this time.

VideoNew Dragon Age 2 trailer

BioWare shows off gameplay.

Dragon Age 2 pre-orders get free content

BioWare announces Signature Edition.

Dragon Age 2 imports DAO world

Who did you kill? Who did you save?

Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm at EG Expo

EA lets loose the 2011 portfolio.

FeatureDragon Age 2

Dark respawn.

Dragon Age 2

First screens from gamescom.

VideoDragon Age 2 revealed

Scaling new heights.

Dragon Age 2 dated for Europe

Sequel here in March 2011.

PC DA2 camera "won't pull as far up"

BioWare tuning camera as we speak.

IGN Dragon Age 2 report debunked

BioWare shoots down dialogue claims.

Dragon Age 2 dialogue choice simplified

Three icons: good, nasty, "badass".

FeatureBioWare's Dr. Greg Zeschuk

On Dragon Age 2, Star Wars and DS MMOs.

Dragon Age 2 dated

Story and character details announced.

First Dragon Age 2 details hit

Updated with even more detail.

BioWare confirms Dragon Age 2

Says today will be "great day" for BW fans.