Research

Bioware's Anthem to Release in March 2019, According to EA

Bioware's Anthem to Release in March 2019, According to EA

Today I want to talk about our vision for BioWare.

"Videogames are a unique medium", began Hudson.

Also, that thing they call fire is sorcery.

These fans are anxious that Anthem's development and maintenance will prevent other BioWare video games from coming out, and worries that EA will shove microtransactions into the game are also a fear.

"Each word of this mission is carefully chosen". We believe the platform can do all those things.

Even when playing with others, Anthem is created to allow you to "be the hero of your own story".

"Companionship means that our stories are always presented as shared experiences". If you're like me and have followed this studio for nearly 2 decades filled with wonderful adventures such as Jade Empire, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Star Wars, and much more, then you know that this company is no stranger to building incredibly immersive worlds to get lost in. Sometimes those friends are other players like in Neverwinter Nights, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He feels that people are concerned about the multiplayer nature of the game because this issue has not been solved well before. You're not a solitary character walking around by yourself-in a BioWare game you're always adventuring with a group of friends.

Every BioWare game should feel like the story is about the player, Hudson said.

Single-player? Check. The use of the word "stories" to imply that like Battlefield 1 we'll be getting episodic tales of warfare and valour?

That being said, the developer is "taking the problem head-on" and structuring the entire design of the game to provide a specific solution to it. We'll be sharing details on how it works very soon.

Hudson writes, "We're trying something really different here". In it, he presents the new mission statement by which all games will be developed. He begins by explaining each of the key words and how they will come into play for Anthem.

"Our ideal is to capture engagement and offer access through any business model on any device for all of our players in a growing global community, what we're seeing is a real move toward subscription as the best way to access content and the most frictionless way to access content, and a way to build a relationship with a platform play who offers that collection of content wrapped in services". I think that's this year and next year, you'll start to see new things in that subscription program, be it new third-party titles or, potentially, at some point, frontline titles.


  • Ireland abortion poll: Facebook bans foreign ads

    Ireland abortion poll: Facebook bans foreign ads

    Facebook was responding to criticism that unaccountable foreign advertising is gaining traction in the referendum campaign. We do not intend to block campaigns and advocacy organisations in Ireland from using service providers outside of Ireland.
    Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

    The UN agency said the virus is endemic to DRC, and causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. The virus can be spread from human to human or can be transmitted to people from animals, according to WHO.
    Project Kinect for Azure combines AI and Microsoft's next-gen depth camera

    Project Kinect for Azure combines AI and Microsoft's next-gen depth camera

    With the demo, the company is also seeking to show that Windows 10 PCs can work as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Microsoft hasn't provided a ton of information on Project Kinect for Azure yet, but what it has looks interesting.
  • Trump weighs in on whether he's deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize

    Trump weighs in on whether he's deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize

    Mr Johnson said: "The President is right to see flaws in [the deal] and he set a very reasonable challenge to the world". It's a question that may also be relevant to the committee in charge of choosing next year's Nobel Peace Prize victor .
    Magnitude 4.5 natural disaster  hits 90 miles east of LA

    Magnitude 4.5 natural disaster hits 90 miles east of LA

    Temblors of such intensity are fairly common statewide and are representative of normal California quake activity, she said. At 4:57am, two minutes after the first event the Cabazon area felt a strong aftershock measuring a 3.2 magnitude.
    Wisconsin Man Celebrates His 30000th Big Mac

    Wisconsin Man Celebrates His 30000th Big Mac

    Don Gorske of Wisconsin loves to eat McDonald's Big Mac so much he has eaten thousands of it over the past 46 years. The first time, he drove to McDonald's during a snowstorm and discovered it was closed.
  • Hezbollah and its allies gain in Lebanon vote

    Hezbollah and its allies gain in Lebanon vote

    The daily al-Akhbar newspaper, which leans toward Hezbollah, described the election as a "slap" for Hariri on its front page. To complicate matters, tensions have been rising between Israel on the one hand and Iran and Hezbollah on the other hand.
    University Of California Workers Go On Strike Over Pay Inequalities

    University Of California Workers Go On Strike Over Pay Inequalities

    California's Public Employment Relations Board and a state court each ruled last week the workers are legally entitled to strike. Napolitano came as part of Achieve UC, a program encouraging students at low-income school sites to enroll in higher education.
    Arsene Wenger in demand as he prepares for life after Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger in demand as he prepares for life after Arsenal

    I have said before that this is where I want to be and I have not really had much time to think about moving clubs. You know I didn't miss a training session in 22 years, i never stayed in my office.
  • Malaysia: Election victor seeks 'urgent' new government

    Malaysia: Election victor seeks 'urgent' new government

    The constitution, he said, only specifies that the prime minister must represent those with a majority in the legislature. Mahathir is being investigated under that law for claiming a plane he was to travel on was sabotaged during the campaign.
    Buffett's magic touch sends Apple stock to its highest value in history

    Buffett's magic touch sends Apple stock to its highest value in history

    Bitcoin reminds me of Oscar Wilde's definition of fox hunting: 'The pursuit of the uneatable by the unspeakable'". That makes his Apple position worth about $46.3 billion at current prices.
    Jada Pinkett Smith 17yr feud

    Jada Pinkett Smith 17yr feud

    Jada acknowledges that she overstepped her boundaries in the early days. "Our Mother's Day episode happens to be one of my favorites".