Browsing all articles tagged with mass effect Archives - PIXELS OR DEATH.

Breaking Down the Destiny Beta

Breaking Down the Destiny Beta 

Reid and I have had plenty of time to sink our teeth into the Destiny Beta since it began last week. There was plenty about it that we both loved, but questions about how much the game’s story will actually matter, and how much more complex enemy encounters will eventually …

(more)

RPG Club Plays Golden Sun: Week 2

RPG Club Plays Golden Sun: Week 2 

This week Ethan and Mike take a closer look at Golden Sun’s writing, and whether the game’s call and response dialogue gets in the way of players enjoying a simpler, less cluttered narrative.

(more)

Mass Effect Could Learn From Assassin’s Creed 4

Mass Effect Could Learn From Assassin’s Creed 4 

Mass Effect is still my favorite of Bioware’s seminal trilogy. Even now — clunky mechanics and stiff controls aside — it’s the only game in the series to honestly inspire me. Everything about it, from Jack Wall’s haunting soundtrack to the cool blues that dominate the color palette, set it …

(more)

“Why!?” — An Interview About Game-Inspired Pornography

“Why!?” — An Interview About Game-Inspired Pornography 

Please note, the images used for the article are safe for most environments, but the linked images are NSFW. 
For a long, long, time I’ve been extremely curious about the entire subculture of game-inspired pornography. Illustrations showing not only nudity but also the sloppy, logistical horrors of penetration and orgies aren’t …

(more)

Add Breasts and Stir: On Gender Equality in Videogames

Add Breasts and Stir: On Gender Equality in Videogames 

I haven’t played Grand Theft Auto V, but I think it’s probably sexist.
There are some readily apparent flaws in this line of logic, but that didn’t stop gamers from using it. Gamestop reviewer Carolyn Petit docked the game’s score a single point for its sexism, writing that the women …

(more)

Mass Confusion: Mass Effect 3′s Crippling Identity Crisis

Mass Confusion: Mass Effect 3′s Crippling Identity Crisis 

I’m going to talk about Mass Effect 3 for a while. Spoilers: I don’t like it very much. In order to explain why I don’t like it very much, I’ve got to talk a bit about RPGs in general, so I’m going to do that now.
What does RPG mean? Role …

(more)

SWTOR and ‘the gay planet’ — visibility alone isn’t enough anymore

SWTOR and ‘the gay planet’ — visibility alone isn’t enough anymore 

(There’s kind of a spoiler for Fable 2 somewhere in this, if anyone really cares.)
Thanks to the upcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, soon we’ll be able to experience same-sex romance options on par with those already available for heterosexual relationships! But only …

(more)

Mike Was Right: New Mass Effect

Mike Was Right: New Mass Effect 

I’ll be straight with you –I don’t remember where I said it.  I don’t remember when it was, or in what medium (it might have been a podcast, actually) but I remember specifically saying something along the lines of “Of course they’re working on another Mass Effect game, and it’ll …

(more)

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 25 – So Nebulous”

LOST EPISODES: “PODcast 25 – So Nebulous” 

In this episode:
In the timeliest of discussions, the crew takes on the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy. They also uncover the nefarious intents of the Retake Mass Effect 3 Child’s Play Charity Fund. The show then shifts into a debate about the role of narratives in gameplay and whether or …

(more)