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You can now purchase and download Dragon Age: Origins directly from the Playstation Network.Read more >
BioWare has just announced a new DLC featuring Morrigan called Witch Hunt.
- Confront Morrigan in this dramatic conclusion to the Origins storyline
- Earn powerful rewards that transfer into your Awakening and Origins campaign
- Import your character from Origins or Awakening or create a new, high-level hero!
Here's the link for the official description.Read more >
- Updated May 26, 2010
With the release of Darkspawn Chronicles on Tuesday, reviews have made their way out. Sadly, they are rather poor.
- IGN 6.5/10
- While a few of the Darkspawn, the Ogre and Shriek, are fun to play around with, the short length, lack of customization options, and absence of any real character interaction make this bit of content too straightforward to be especially memorable.
- Eurogamer 4/10
- They can't all be Awakenings, of course, but it's becoming increasingly clear that only the very naive will still be holding out for lovingly crafted bite-sized stories in future instalments. For a narrative powerhouse like BioWare, that seems like a terrible waste.
- GamerLimit 6/10
- In the end, Darkspawn Chronicles is a cheap piece of DLC with a number of issues, but if you enjoy Dragon Age’s combat system (or the prospect of two more achievements), you might some enjoyment out of it...
So, what do the players and readers of the wiki think of the DLC? Place your thoughts in the comment…Read more >
The patch that will fix so many recent problems will be coming out today for North America and May 19th for Europe.
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As noted in a prior report, many PS3s were having issues with the updated firmware. A patch has been announced that is to be released later this week.
Read the complete story at incgamers.
UPDATE: The patch is supposed to address these issues:
- The high rate of crashing on firmware 3.3.
- The issue where redeeming codes was no longer showing the free download items.
- Adds the trophies for the upcoming Darkspawn Chronicles DLC
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The new DLC for DAO drops on May 18 and as far the big guns of EA and Microsoft are still keeping the finer details hush hush. All we know is that its 400 MS or Bioware points or $4.99. I found this list of key features 
- Imagine a world without heroes, where the greatest among you never became a Grey Warden
- Play through the Fall of Denerim from the perspective of the darkspawn
- Complete the module and unlock an epic darkspawn item for use in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
- Use the “Enthrall” ability – recruit any darkspawn you encounter into your party
Ooh, sounds epic! Any other thoughts?Read more >
After the installation of PS3 Firmware 3.30 several players have reported that their copy of Origins now crashes and freezes repeatedly. Although BioWare is working in a solution, as yet there is none.
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Courtesty of Alienware, North American PC players can now access the Bulwark of the True King. This shield once belonged to the Rebel Queen, Moira. She was brutally killed when her lords betrayed her to the Orlesians. The shield was taken from her body, and given in tribute to the ursurper Meghren. It has since changed hands several times.
The codes can be used to simultaneously redeem a Tier 5 version of the shield in the original Dragon Age: Origins.
Dragon Age: Origins Stats
- Tier 5
- +3 Willpower
- +2 Constitution
- +3 Defense
- +1 Armor
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Stats
- Tier 7
- +5 Willpower
- +3 Constitution
- +3 Defense
- +1 Armor
- Absorbs Damage
Visit Alienware to learn more.Read more >
Just got our copy of Dragon Age: Origins-Awakenings and it had an insert in the case that had the outline picture of the high dragon in blood with nothing other than the date 02.01.2011 and the EA logo.Read more >
EA recently revealed that a new untitled Dragon Age game will be released between January and March of 2011. If this proves correct players won't even have to go a year without new content for Dragon Age.
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UPDATE: RtO is now also available on PC. See the announcement on the BioWare Social Site
Victor Wachter of BioWare has announced that the XBox version of Return to Ostagar will be available in the early hours of 29 January 2010. The PC and PS3 versions are still in testing, but the PC version is expected to be available early next week. The expected release date of the PS3 version is yet to be confirmed.
Read the announcement on the BioWare Social Site
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To discuss or ask questions about the detail of the DLC's content, please visit Forum:Game Discussion ot use the Talk Page of the quest walkthrough.Read more >
The long wait is over. Bioware has announced that Return to Ostagar is now available for the Xbox 360.
The PC version will follow later today, with the PS3 version being released "later".
UPDATE: Chris Priestly has announced that Return to Ostagar has been removed from XBox live. He says:
"This morning a title update on the Xbox 360 for Dragon Age: Origins was made available in preparation for the release of Return to Ostagar. This title update introduced a previously undetected issue that causes specialization classes to not work correctly in Dragon Age: Origins. We are removing Return to Ostagar from Xbox Live until the issue is resolved and are recommending that you do not download the title update. If you have already performed the update, we apologize for this and are working hard to ensure a fix is available as soon as possible."
NOTE: This DLC is not currently available on any platform [04:40, January 16, 2010 (UTC)]Read more >
IGN posts an informative interview with Fernando Melo (Online Producer of Awakening). This interview goes into further detail about Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening and the reasons behind the delay of Return to Ostagar. Click here to read.Read more >
IGN has confirmed that Dragon Age: Awakening will be the first expansion for Dragon Age: Origins. They put the release date at March 16, 2010 and the price at US$39.99.
Click here for the full article including pictures and a comment from BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka.
Gamestop has also released a product page for Dragon Age Origins Awakening with the following information:
- "From the Makers of the Best RPG of 2009, Dragon Age: Origins, comes the first official expansion pack. For centuries, the Grey Wardens—the ancient order of guardians, sworn to unite and defend the lands—have been battling the darkspawn forces. Legend spoke that slaying the Archdemon would have put an end to the darkspawn threat for centuries to come, but somehow they remain. You are the Grey Warden Commander and have been entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and uncovering the secrets of the darkspawn and how they managed to remain. How you choose to rebuild your order, how you resolve …
BioWare community manager Chris Priestly has announced on the BioWare forums that Return to Ostagar (scheduled for release 5th Jan 2010) has been delayed on all platforms. No further information was released.
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According to the Czech version of Eurogamer, they have acquired information about a big Dragon Age: Origins expansion pack, titled Dragon Age: Awakening being in the works, which is to be announced in January. It is said to feature a whole new player character and 15 hours of gameplay. According to Eurogamer, the expansion will premiere in March, possibly through both digital distribution and retail.Read more >
EA has released a trailer for the upcoming Return to Ostagar downloadable content. You can watch it below:Read more >
BioWare announces that Return to Ostagar, a new piece of downloadable content, will be released January 5th, 2010 for both PC and XBox 360. The PS3 and Mac versions will follow later. It will cost 400 BioWare Points on the PC and 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360.
- EDMONTON, ALBERTA – December 29, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that the Return to Ostagar downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age™: Origins will be released on January 5 in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC versions of the game at a cost of 400 BioWare Points or Microsoft Points. The DLC will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system later in January. Return to Ostagar allows players to exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens’ darkest hour, to reclai…
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- BioWare has announced that, come December 21st, Dragon Age: Origins will be available as a digital download for the Mac. Click here for more details.
Dragon Age: Origins won PC game of the Year, and RPG of the Year at the Spike Video Game Awards.Read more >