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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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BioWare wants your suggestions for the next Mass Effect game

BioWare wants your suggestions for the next Mass Effect game

We're you one of the many who were disappointed by the last 15 minutes of Mass Effect 3? Well, now's your chance to stop complaining and actually do something to make the series better. BioWare is working on a brand new Mass Effect game - we've known as much since co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced they were leaving the company - and the studio wants to know what you'd like to see in it.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

We've known for a while now that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play, but at first, neither BioWare nor Electronics Arts wanted to get into details when it came to restrictions for free players. Today, we might be finding out why the companies kept these details a secret for so long. BioWare has listed the free-to-play limitations on the SWTOR official site, and as it turns out, players who don't want to pay anything to play are going to have a lot of restrictions to deal with.

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Mass Effect Trilogy announced for 360, PS3, PC

Mass Effect Trilogy announced for 360, PS3, PC

If you've somehow managed to miss out on BioWare's three Mass Effect games, then good news: BioWare and Electronic Arts announced a new Mass Effect Trilogy bundle today. The compilation naturally features all three games in the Mass Effect series, so it should be perfect for those who have yet to jump aboard the Mass Effect bandwagon.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 19, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone! Today brought us HTC's highly-anticipated event, and it did not disappoint. It was there that HTC revealed two brand new Windows Phone 8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S. Went went hands-on with both devices not long after they were announced, and shortly before HTC announced that these new phones will be landing at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in November. HTC released a video detailing the "design journey" of the 8X and 8S, and Nokia had some choice words about HTC's "innovation" later on in the day.

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BioWare working on new next-gen IP, more Mass Effect on the way

BioWare working on new next-gen IP, more Mass Effect on the way

Yesterday, we found out that BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka will be leaving the video games industry (possibly for good), which left fans with some burning questions about the future of the studio. In an effort to reassure us that things will be business as usual at the studio from here on out, BioWare Montreal and Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn has published a BioWare Blog post of his own, giving us details on some upcoming projects BioWare is currently working on.

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BioWare co-founders to exit games industry

BioWare co-founders to exit games industry

Today is a sad day for BioWare fans, as studio co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka both announced that they will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. They aren't just leaving the company they founded either, but the games industry altogether. Both Zeschuk and Muzyka announced their departure from the industry in separate posts on the BioWare Blog, and it seems that we might be saying goodbye to both of them for good today.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening, folks. Today, we entered the final few days before the iPhone 5 releases, and we found out that the device has netted 2 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability. Some of those same pre-orders began shipping out from China over the weekend, and AT&T is claiming that the iPhone 5 is the most successful iPhone launch ever, which everyone could have probably already guessed. We take a look at the iPhone 5's already astounding success, while Samsung was busy comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S III in a new ad that was rolled out over the weekend.

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Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced, built on new engine

Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced, built on new engine

We all knew it was coming eventually, and today BioWare and Electronic Arts confirmed our suspicions by announcing the next Dragon Age game. Dragon Age III: Inquisition is its name, and even though we don't know much about it at all, there are still a few talking points to get excited about. For starters, it'll be landing sometime in late 2013, but don't be fooled into thinking that this latest installment is being rushed out the door.

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC dated

Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC dated

A couple weeks back, BioWare revealed a new piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC called Leviathan. This new DLC will be expanding the single player camapign and just generally sounds great, but at the time, BioWare didn't part with any details on the release date. We now have that release date, with BioWare announcing today that Leviathan will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on August 28.

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