Tag Archive | Bioware

The Life and Death of Mass Effect: A Failed Trilogy


  Tweet of the Day: Mass Effect: Andromeda- Update from the Studio It is almost official, the Mass Effect gaming franchise is dead. But how did it come to this?

Space for Rent: James Bonding


Tweet of the Day: Faces on the Wall ——— This is a post that blends video games with social commentary. You have been warned. Okay, here we go. Certain video game studios, like EA’s BioWare, are known for the emphasis on story in their game. As part of that emphasis they have included the chance […]

Lessons from the Aether: Dragon Age II and how NOT to create a sequel.


Tweet of the Day: 10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive ——– Sequels are hard. They have to expand, explore and excite while keeping the same “feel” of the original work.  The one thing they are not supposed to do is to be money grabbing place holders until the shock of the […]

Weekend Roundup: November 11-17


Tweet of the Day: What the well-dressed urban sheep is tweeting ——- I screwed up this week. Sort of had a brain fart and had to re-write the Wizards’ World War entry. So my apologies for the delay. Let’s see what else happened this week: Mon: TV Tropes-Meaningful Name Wed: Lessons from the Aether- BioWare […]

Lessons from the Aether: BioWare Makes You Care


Tweet of the Day: Designing from the Bones- Unearthing Merlin’s Bones ——- Say what you will about BioWare, and I have said many negative things this year, but they do know how to pull players in. How? They know how to create characters players will connect too. It is easy to “care” for the fate […]

Space for Rent: Incentuos Relationships


Tweet of the Day: Some Mechanism Underlying Narrative Tension ——- Scandal. Controversy. Distrust. Commingling. Fiduciary. Wait, what was that last one? 2fiduciary adjective :of, relating to, or involving a confidence or trust: as a :held or founded in trust or confidence b :holding in trust c : depending on public confidence for value or currency […]

Space for Rent: Art for Art Sake Meets the Public as Patron


Tweet of the Day: When the Reader Becomes the Enemy: Lessons from Pottermore ——– This is one those post that until now sat on my draft folder for no other reason that I did not know how to express my idea(s) about the subject in a coherent manner. Enter Mass Effect 3. If you haven’t […]

TV Tropes Monday: Earn Your Happy Ending


Tweet of the Day: The Hate that Lurks ——– Endings, should they be happy or sad? Full of puppies and butterflies or ruinous damnation and bitter tears? How about a little of both? Really, you can do that? But of course you can. That’s why this trope exists. Perhaps it is a fitting accommodation to […]

Space for Rent: Video Games as Art


Tweet of the Day: “The Thing in the Crypt”: The Interactive Adventure Game! ——– This is a derailed post. Let me explain. Right now, on my wordpress draft folder sits a post titled “Space for Rent: I Failed the Bechdel Test” which has to do with, what else, the Bechdel Test, why I failed it […]

AW’s February 2012 Blog Chain: Second Chances/Not Goodbye but Farewell (DA:O Fic)


Tweet of the Day: Are You Making Your Characters (and Yourself)  Look Stupid? ——– Yes, it is that time of the month again. Welcome to the Absolute Write Forum’s February 2012 Blog Chain. The rules are as follow: This month’s prompt: Second Chances Again, go wherever the prompt takes you. It can be fiction or […]