Tag Archives: BioWare

Queer Characters: Zevran Arainai

N.B. I originally wrote this for GayGamer on March 7, 2011. GayGamer has since ceased to exist, so I am republishing this here, and will also do so with a few other pieces over the next few months. Of late … Continue reading

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Gaming Made Me: How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Decisions

As a child, I was deemed a born diplomat. The easiest anecdote to relate was when my parents would ask whom I loved more, and I would respond both, giving a compliment to each. As is often the case with … Continue reading

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Potential spoilers: Dragon Age, The Witcher. Despite donning a different role in the various games I play, I find that when faced with the option of subjugating someone, or siding with those who hold systemic power, I always pause. Recently … Continue reading

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Polyamory In Game Romances

Doesn’t really exist, does it? Due to the romantic systems in place, the simple fact of polyamory almost always seems to be shut out, as you pursue the tree branch to get to the end of the romantic storyline with … Continue reading

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Lead Me

Recently I read all three Mass Effect novels released thus far. I will likely review them more in-depth somewhere else, but what I found interesting was how it gave further insight into the world BioWare has built, specifically: Captain Anderson, … Continue reading

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The BioWare Choo Choo

Spoilers: Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2: Arrival. BioWare has become known for the choices it presents its players. Are you going to be a Jedi or Sith? Open Palm or Closed Fist? Paragon or Renegade? However, with Dragon … Continue reading

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Blood Mode? Check.

Spoilers: Dragon Age 2. The world view the writers of Dragon Age espouse is quite fatalistic. In their world, power does beget responsibility, and people normally manage to abuse it. Kings, queens, humans, elves, Qunari, Andraste, etc. It’s all a … Continue reading

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Carver’s My Brother

Spoilers for Dragon Age 2. I had it all planned out. My first Hawke was going to be of male sex, based off of my main alt in most games, Aeazel, and be a mage. I even had planned out … Continue reading

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Informal Review: Dragon Age 2

I’m getting into the habit of not posting again, which tends to occur when my mood shifts down. In trying to combat that, I’m writing down some general thoughts about Dragon Age 2 that are relatively spoiler free–at least as … Continue reading

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Battling Ghosts

From the blogs I read, it seems like BioWare is rarely praised for the intuitiveness of their systems. While I never praise them, I also rarely seem to encounter too many problems (had some complaints about the skill bar in … Continue reading

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