Today marked the annual celebrations for Dragon Age, and BioWare didn’t come to the community empty-handed. Indeed, the Canadian game developer has just released another cinematic trailer for Dreadwolf, which is supposed to be the next main entry in their ambitious high fantasy role-playing franchise. In it, Varric discusses Solas and his other mysterious alias in ominous tones, preparing fans for the rise of the titular elven apostate.
Meanwhile, other parts of the fantasy community rejoice as Geralt of Rivia finally makes his way to Fortnite thanks to the release of the game’s fourth chapter today. This is your daily roundup of gaming news.Even after so many years, women still find it difficult to participate in competitive multiplayer games and especially expose themselves by revealing their gender in voice chat.
Based on a report by Eurogamer, some folks recently tried to run an experiment on Valorant and have three male players use filters to make their voices more feminine. The result was a torrent of sexist slurs and trolling because they were apparently playing “a man’s game,” and some even outright refused to cooperate with them after hearing their voices.
The first season of Fortnite Chapter 4 is featuring none other than the monster-slayer himself, Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf. Now that CD Projekt is preparing to release the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it seems that the hype surrounding Geralt is catching in the rest of the industry, because not only will he be a playable character in Fortnite now, but Lost Ark‘s western servers are also welcoming Gwynbleidd in January 2023.
When playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Solas was just another companion you could rely on to always have your back, but now, with the upcoming fourth installment in the series, the character is picking up the mantle of the lead villain. If you’ve played Inquisition‘s DLCs, you already know what you’re going to be up against, but just in case you don’t, BioWare has released another cinematic to celebrate Dragon Age Day and explain who the Dreadwolf really is.
Frankly, Varric seems terrified out of his wits, so we may want to have a second thought before crossing Solas in Dreadwolf, though we have a feeling the game isn’t going to give us much of a choice in that regard.It has been more than eight years since the last Dragon Age game took us back to Thedas, and with the latest fourth installment still undergoing production at BioWare, perhaps Absolution will be as good as its name and quench our thirst for the amazing fantasy world.
The new animated series is a spinoff that takes place in Thedas and centers around a new character called Miriam. Not much is known about the plot, except for the fact that it’s going to involve a mysterious item known as the Circulum Infinitus, in the shape of a ring with a serpent biting its own tail.If you feel like that imagery is familiar, it’s because you have seen it before, or rather, read about it, in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. BioWare’s Dragon Age took a lot of influence from the world of the Westlands back when the writers were originally conceiving this new narrative, and bits and parts of lore spilled from one fictional world into the other.
Still, going by this new trailer from Absolution alone, the Circulum Infinitus could be symbolizing the eternal flow of time, much akin to the Ouroboros.Netflix has also released a brand new poster that shows the Dragon Age: Absolution ensemble. Check it out below.Moreover, Absolution seems to be hinting that the narrative structure will closely tail that of a classic action role-playing game, with the protagonist, Miriam, gathering a party of warriors, mages, and thieves to embark on an adventure that will undoubtedly determine the very fate of Thedas.
There’s absolutely no denying that open world games are some of the most adventurous, immersive, and three-dimensional experiences to ever grace the digital world. The definition of open world is an environment that players can roam freely, often completing quests, finding collectibles, or partaking in special events such as mini games. As opposed to a world with a more linear structure, this type of gameplay gives the player more options to progress the story and extends the hours of playtime well beyond a typical 6-8 hour run.
Some of the best open world games are also some of the most influential and successful titles in gaming history, which speaks volumes about the popularity of the game mechanic. None of the titles on this list should come as a surprise; they’re award-winning, they’re groundbreaking, and their legacies will likely live on for generations to come.12 years ago, Rockstar Games unveiled Red Dead Redemption, an action-adventure about gun-slinging outlaws, bounty hunters, and the American Frontier era, otherwise known as the Wild West.
In the spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver (2004), players take control of John Marston, a former outlaw whose family are kidnapped, forcing him to become the government’s gun-for-hire and track down his former gang. In 2018, a prequel to Red Dead Redemption, aptly titled Red Dead Redemption 2, follows fellow outlaw Arthur Morgan and his involvement with the Van der Linde gang. In the game’s epilogue, the events that occur lay the foundations for John Marston’s story in Red Dead Redemption.