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You Should Be Level 20 For Dragon Age's Surprise 1.5GB DLC

The surprise Jaws of Hakkon downloadable expansion for Dragon Age Inquisition appears to be designed for people who’ve played a fair amount of the game. Out today for PC and Xbox One, it advises players to be level 20.


Before Elder Scrolls, Bethesda Created... Madden

Bethesda is a developer famous for its work on the Elder Scrolls and (more recent) Fallout games. It’s also now a successful publisher. Over twenty-five years ago, though, it started small, playing an important — and controversial — part in the creation of the… Madden series.


Battlefield Hardline Tries Real Hard Not To Be Battlefield

Battlefield Hardine is a shooter that rewards not shooting. In the single player at least. If you wondered how it would deal with the idea of a ‘bad cop’ in the current real-world climate, it turns out the solution is, ironically, to pretend it didn’t happen.


Origin Is Updating The Hell Out Of This Guy's Copy Of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Origin is updating the hell out of this guy’s copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Hopefully Redditor theadventuringpanda will let us all know how the next game is once it’s done.


The Shape That's Everywhere In Mass Effect

There’s no getting around it: a lot of modern, graphically intense games look kinda same-y. At a glance, it can be hard to tell the difference. But show me a shot of the Mass Effect series and I’ll instantly be like, “Yeah, that’s Mass Effect.” Why? A single shape that’s everywhere.


A History Of Maxis: Thanks For SimCity

The Maxis that you knew, the studio that released SimCity and invented The Sims, is no more. The SimCity brand might live on, and the Maxis brand might live on elsewhere, but they will survive only as brands, things EA will invoke to sell things. This is a very sad thing, but let’s try and remember the good times.


An Updated List Of Studios EA Has Bought And Then Shut Down

Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has a reputation for snatching up talented development studios and then running them into the ground.


EA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis

EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the main Maxis studio and longrunning developer behind SimCity and Spore, among other games. Though the Maxis brand will carry on, the studio that most people knew as “Maxis” is no more.


A Neat New Trailer For The Sims 4's Job-Driven Expansion Pack

Video: A neat new trailer for The Sims 4’s job-driven expansion pack shows what it will be like to play as a doctor. So that’s how Sim babies are made!


The Sims 4 Is Now Out For Mac

Briefly: The Sims 4 is now out for Mac. If you own the PC game, you can get the new version for free. If you’re just starting out, make sure to check out our tips for how to improve your Sims experience. Or how to kill your Sims once you start to get bored. System requirements are listed on the game’s FAQ page.