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Ultima IV getting resurrected as a free-to-play game

Ultima IV getting resurrected as a free-to-play game

It's been quite a long time since players have had a good Ultima game they can really sink their teeth into, but that may all soon be changing thanks to the efforts of BioWare Mythic. The team is taking Ultima IV and updating it for the current generation, turning it into a free-to-play title for PC and iOS. Dubbed Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, this game sounds like it could be everything you could want out of an Ultima remake... so long as you can get past the "free-to-play" aspect first.

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Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC officially confirmed by BioWare

Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC officially confirmed by BioWare

BioWare is set to offer yet another multiplayer add on for March's Mass Effect 3, confirming that Earth will be the next war zone players will have to defend. We already had an idea that Earth was going to be the focus of the game's next multiplayer DLC thanks to a leaked product listing that popped up last month, but after getting a release date for the Xbox 360 version yesterday, BioWare has officially confirmed and detailed the DLC for all three platforms. Hit the jump for all the details.

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Star Wars TOR staff cut as player population falls

Star Wars TOR staff cut as player population falls

Though BioWare has not tied the two situations together as thus, the fact that Star Wars : The Old Republic has already lost 400,000 players since launch and that they've got a new set of layoffs in their staff on the books is fairly clearly connected. What we're seeing this week is the CEO of BioWare Ray Muzyka announcing with co-founder Greg Zeschuk that they'd be saying "farewell to some talented, passionate, and exceptionally hard-working people" from the Star Wars staff. Hopefully this does not point toward an end-of-life sequence for the game itself.

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

After months of injustice, the same online multiplayer challenges that Mass Effect 3 players on the Xbox 360 and PC have been taking for granted are now confirmed for the PS3. BioWare recently confirmed that it was because of Sony, not BioWare, that these online challenges were not being offered through the PlayStation Network. Sony responded to say it was looking into figuring out a solution.

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Sony PS3 Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events may be coming soon

Sony PS3 Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events may be coming soon

Apparently Sony is working on getting the online multiplayer events for Mass Effect 3, which have until now only been live on the Xbox 360 and PC, to the PS3 console. A lot of hubbub was made over the last several days after it was revealed that it was Sony's fault, not game developer Bioware's, because for some inexplicable reason Sony was preventing the events from happening on the PlayStation Network.

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New Mass Effect 3 ending coming in Extended Cut DLC

New Mass Effect 3 ending coming in Extended Cut DLC

Were you one of the many people who played Mass Effect 3, only to have your hopes, dreams... nay, your very soul crushed by the ending? Was it so earth shatteringly mediocre that you just had to complain to BioWare? They definitely heard you. The company has just announced that they’ll be bringing an Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3 in the form of a downloadable DLC. The new pack will “expand upon the events at the end” of Mass Effect 3.

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Mass Effect 3 devs exploring alternative endings

Mass Effect 3 devs exploring alternative endings

Mass Effect 3 developers BioWare have moved to address gamer criticism of the ending of the much-anticipated title, promising more answers to players' lingering frustrations at how the trilogy ends in April. BioWare co-founder Dr Ray Muzkya took to the company's official blog to publicly acknowledge the furore, revealing that the game's developers "are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey."

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EA fans clamor to retrieve first “Space Edition” copies of Mass Effect 3

EA fans clamor to retrieve first “Space Edition” copies of Mass Effect 3

In case you haven't heard, Electronic Arts has create a rather unique promotion to generate buzz about its latest title in the Mass Effect franchise. The company has attached weather balloons to a bundle of special editions of the game, and is sending them up into the atmosphere with sophisticated GPS tracking. Gamers are invited to track where they go so they can track them down and grab one of the alluring "Space Edition" copies.

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Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 comes to iOS with Infiltrator

The Mass Effect 3 bandwagon is making its way to the iPad, bringing the larger-than-life sci-fi world to a 10-inch device you can take with you on-the-go. It is a special, exclusive installment in the Mass Effect storyline available only for the portable platform and its name is Mass Effect Infiltrator. Unlike its console counterparts, this game is strictly a fighting game.

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