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Dragon Age gets Dorian, a gay guy with a 'stache of magic

BioWare writer David Gaider believes his personally penned Dragon Age character, Dorian, may be "controversial in some corners," but "a fully realized character to fans in the end." Dorian, a gay mage from Tevinter, joins the cast of Dragon Age: Inquisition having rejected the ruling hierarchy of...

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Dragon Age writer calls romance a 'natural outgrowth' for BioWare

A BioWare fan recently asked David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age series, if the company had considered making a game without romance subplots. Gaider responded that it's been a temptation, but he believes it's something BioWare not only does well, but is also something few other developers...

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Clearing the 'hump of assumptions' in making LGBT inclusive games

A "hump of assumptions" can stand in the way of creating and including lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters in video games today, said David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age series at BioWare. Speaking on an EA-populated panel at GaymerX in San Francisco today, Gaider and...

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Irrational's Levine, BioWare's Gaider, and Obsidian's Avellone on why story matters in games

I grew up reading and loving fiction. As I've aged and taken up a profession in journalism, I've erred on the side of nonfiction. And these days, most of my storytelling experiences come from film, television, and video games. But I'd be lying if I said that many of those story experiences –...

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Bioware hints at the future of Dragon Age DLC and 3

BioWare's Mike Laidlaw (who just joined Twitter!) was up at PAX in Seattle last weekend, dropping a few hints on future Dragon Age 2 DLC, as well as what Bioware is planning for the next iteration in the series, Dragon Age 3. Neogaf has kindly summarized a few reports on the panel, and we'll...

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'Dragon Age: Asunder' is latest franchise novel, available late 2011

Dragon Age: Asunder, BioWare Lead Writer David Gaider's third novel set in the fantasy realm, will arrive in "late 2011." Gaider had previously chronicled the world of Thedas with Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne and Dragon Age: The Calling -- oh yeah, and both games. Asunder will jump off from...

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Dragon Age 2 writer responds to complaint about BioWare neglecting 'straight male' demographic

For the second time in under six months, Dragon Age senior writer David Gaider felt obligated to step among the Darkspawn in the BioWare Forums to defend the sexual politics of Thedas. A post on the forum declares that "Bioware Neglected Their Main Demographic: The Straight Male Gamer" in...

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BioWare responds to same-sex romance complaints about Dragon Age

Dragon Age senior writer David Gaider, who also penned the game's prequel novels, has come to the defense of the studio's decision to include same-sex romances in its games. Gaider posted in the BioWare Forums that as long as game romances "of any kind are optional" (and need to be actively pursued...

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BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins receives prequel novel

As with Mass Effect, BioWare's upcoming title, Dragon Age: Origins, will receive a prequel novel. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is written by David Gaider, senior writer at BioWare. He previously worked on Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate 2. The book will be...

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Joystiq interview: Dragon Age storytelling (Page 2)

How would you compare what you've done with the story in Dragon Age to what you did with Baldur's Gate? Dragon Age is a huge game, much like Baldur's Gate. I don't know that we'd ever make a game as big as Baldur's Gate again, though. That game was just ridiculously huge. That said, there is...

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