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Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

It's still a few months away, which means there still could be substantial delays, but BioWare is obviously excited to join the hype machine that is E3 2015. It has just announced that the next Mass Effect title will not just be taking place in a different location of the universe, it is going to also be offering a slightly different experience. Mass Effect: Andromeda, if everything goes to schedule, which does, will be landing in stores, both virtual or otherwise, by 2016's holiday season.

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Star Wars 1313 isn’t dead yet

Star Wars 1313 isn’t dead yet

A massive-scale 3rd-person action game called "Star Wars 1313" was "canceled" when Disney acquired Lucasfilm - now that game's remnants may be fueling The Force Awakens. Not just a new video game, reworked and retooled for a more film-friendly title, but for the first film in the new trilogy, as well. The game bit we'll be discussing in short today - the movie part of this equation we'll be saving for when we've got more details from Lucasfilm. Today's details involve Amy Hennig, Todd Stashwick, and the transfer of writing power from the Uncharted series to Star Wars 1313.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition puts you in charge of a bigger world

Dragon Age: Inquisition puts you in charge of a bigger world

Two years in the making, BioWare has finally unleashed Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third major installment of the developer's original RPG franchise. Promising to deliver a more open plot and a bigger, more open world, one that spans two countries this time, Inquisition returns to some of the features hailed in Dragon Age: Origins and learns from the hard lessons of Dragon Age II. In addition to combat and world-changing decisions, Inquisition adds a bit of tactical flavor to the game, giving you control over what happens to the land and the people that call it home.

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Circadia wetware makes record as first independently developed and implanted biosensor

Circadia wetware makes record as first independently developed and implanted biosensor

Wetware takes aim at a specific type of technology -- the kind that alters our physical bodies in such a way to bring an improvement. Though often found in small groups and private initiatives, the movement has picked up pace over the years as technology increases and the cost of hardware decreases. Grindhouse Wetware is one such group that has worked on various projects for years, and as of today has become the first independent DIY-centric collective to successfully develop and implant a biosensor.

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Next Mass Effect to offer a fresh experience

Next Mass Effect to offer a fresh experience

Fans of the Mass Effect franchise will be very happy to hear that Bioware is currently getting ready to develop the next Mass Effect game. Casey Hudson, the Executive Producer at Bioware, stated that the game developer is planning on bringing a "fresh and new" experience to the series. He says that the game will still have the same, core aspects that made the franchise so successful, but that there will be some major new changes, perhaps revamped game play.

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Mass Effect Citadel DLC to be split into two downloads for Xbox 360

Mass Effect Citadel DLC to be split into two downloads for Xbox 360

While PC and PlayStation 3 gamers will be receiving their Citadel DLC in a single file download, for some strange reason, Xbox 360 gamers will have their Citadel DLC split into two separate download packs. Bioware says that the download size of the DLC is too big compared to the previous DLC packs, resulting in the decision to split the file into two downloads. You will only have to pay for the DLC once though.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Old Republic's transition to free-to-play comes the announcement of the game's first expansions. Players have been waiting a long time for this first expansion, dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel, considering the game released in December 2011. They'll have a bit longer to wait too, as Rise of the Hutt Cartel isn't scheduled to launch until sometime in spring 2013.

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Next Mass Effect game arrives late 2014 to mid-2015, BioWare says [UPDATE: It’s fake]

Next Mass Effect game arrives late 2014 to mid-2015, BioWare says [UPDATE: It’s fake]

We've officially known that BioWare is working on another Mass Effect game since studio co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced their departure, but so far details have been few and far between. Details are still pretty scarce, but we're finding out today that the game will ship in late-2014 at the earliest but possibly as late as mid-2015. That news comes from a GamerSyndrome interview with a BioWare employee, who remained anonymous until Eurogamer was told by EA that it was Mass Effect 3 producer Mike Gamble doing the talking.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 9, 2012

Friday is here once again, but before you get too terribly sloshed, be sure you read through our recap of the day's big news! Today we heard that Judge Lucy Koh will examine claims of misconduct on the part of the jury foreman in the Samsung vs. Apple patent trial, and Apple is actually being dragged back to court for a dispute over FaceTime in the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Speaking of the iPad mini, Apple confirmed today that the LTE iPad minis should be shipping out in the next five days, and the company announced that it will be donating $2.5 million to the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort on behalf of its employees.

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