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News Roundup July 19, 2015

posted Jul 19, 2015, 2:05 PM by Princess Stabbity   [ updated Jul 19, 2015, 3:59 PM ]
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Multiplayer July 17 - 20
"Varric's Tale Begins..." Chapter One, Humble Beginnings


Chapter One: Humble Beginnings (July 17 – 20)
By Varric Tethras

Knight-Captain Rylen viewed the new recruits standing before him with the sort of profound skepticism only a Starkhavener can muster. They were all green — so green, in fact, that they were attracting hungry druffalo from several miles out. The archer looked like he'd never been in a crowd before, one dwarf from the Legion of the Dead appeared to be daydreaming about the Deep Roads, and the Rivaini duelist seemed more interested in picking the pockets of her fellow recruits than anything else. Looking them over, Rylen worried he was about to send them to their deaths.

Agent Completion: Agent awarded a Commendation Chest.
Inquisition Completion: All agents awarded a Victory Chest.

This weekend’s event begins at 10 am PST Friday, July 17, and ends at 5 am Monday, July 20.

Good luck!





Dragon Age Props Set

Play multiplayer, kill a dragon, get this Skyhold decoration set for single player.


The Dragon Props set includes dragon eggs, dragon skulls, a wyvern statue, and more to make Skyhold a little more impressive to your allies and intimidating to your enemies. To use these items, simply select them from the Skyhold customization menu after they're unlocked. Remember, you must first slay a dragon in multiplayer mode to unlock the set. Then close the game, and the next time you connect to the Dragon Age servers, the props will be available!


So.. those players who don't, or can't, play multiplayer for whatever reason (reasons ranging from simply not liking playing with other people to having a metered bandwidth connection) are left out of this one.. for now. Mark Darrah said they are looking into options on how players can get the props set other ways.



DRAGON AGE™: INQUISITION - TRIAL

Download the free trial of Dragon Age: Inquisition through July 21 and play 6 hours of the single player campaign, plus the multiplayer mode with your friends on PC (or solo, if you dare :)) free forever. Includes the 2 multiplayer expansion packs they’ve released so far.



Untold Relics of Thedas Contest

July 15-20
See the link above for contest description and rules.



Game Reactor interviews with David Gaider

July 13, 2015: David Gaider: Narrative in Games - the Challenge versus the Expectation - Full Gamelab 2015 Panel


Bioware's Senior Writer gives a speech on the risks of building expectations among players about the possible story plots of a game and then not being able to fulfill those with the actual game narrative. The solution? Deceiving the users a little bit without disappointing them...

July 14, 2015: BioWare - Senior Writer David Gaider Gamelab 2015 Interview


Veteran writer David Gaider explains what went into the complex, deep Dragon Age: Inquisition storytelling and what can fans expect from the series in the future. Besides, he compares Bioware narrative methods to those from CDPR or Chris Crawford, imagines what's next for gay inclusive approach in videogames and even dreams of a new Star Wars RPG by the studio.



Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoils of the Qunari DLC Content Pack

The Xbox Store accidentally put this up early on July 6, although they have since taken it down. The Spoils of the Qunari DLC Content Pack will be available July 21 for $4.99 US / 3.99 Euro.



Dark Horse Comics to Release "Dragon Age: Magekiller" Comic Series in December

Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a new comic book series, “Dragon Age: Magekiller,” that will parallel the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The main characters Tessa and Marius, who are new to canon, are partners who hunt down blood mages.

According to an interview with Polygon, the author of the series, Greg Rucka, is a big fan of the Dragon Age series. Here’s hoping he does the comic series justice!

“Magekiller” is scheduled for release in December 2015.