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Gentlenesse in the Dragon Age Universe

I am a medievalist; the bulk of my study has been on Geoffrey Chaucer and his works. Chaucer, most well known for The Canterbury Tales, was intrigued by the concept of “gentlenesse.” At the very least, many of his works (including Tales like The Wife of Bath’s Tale and The Clerk’s Tale) deal with this issue. Gentlenesse is about the qualities […]

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Lunchtime Poll: Video Game Settings

What settings would you like to see represented in video games?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Upcoming Video Games

We’re going to Orlais, everyone!

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Games

RPGs, Old School and the Inquisition

You know, sometimes you have to wonder if it’s a coincidence or if marketing departments between different companies work really hard to make certain things happen. You might be wondering what I’m talking about, well, GOG did D&D sales not long ago (aka Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, NWN, etc). Right as it was […]

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Games

Gaming Medley

It’s the summer and this means that Steam and other digital retailers have sales. I’m not immune to super cheap games. So I bought a few and found the time to play some of them. Crusader King II and Saints Rows: The Third are both sequels of games I’ve never played before. Both are super awesome […]

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Dragon Age 2: A Review

So I finally finished my PC Dragon Age 2 playthrough (as Mage MaleHawke), and I can now write a proper review of the game. My experience was quite positive and I really liked the game. Enough to restart another playthrough with another character right after I finished the first one.

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Dragon Age 2 and BS

I was thinking of doing a review of Dragon Age 2, but unfortunately, I haven’t finished the game yet and I don’t want to review it before I’m finished with it. But what I have read online about the game is really pissing me off, so I’m still going to write my opinions about the game. […]

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Technology

Dragon Age:Origins Review

Just a small review for this week’s entry. Last year, I bought Dragon Age: Origins, so I’m writing a review of the first game in the series now in anticipation of the “sequel” which should be released next month in March. First, one thing that bothers me about “classical” RPGs is that you can’t have a […]

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Pop Culture

Why I Play As Male Characters in Games

My first video game was Mario Brosâ„¢.  The era of 8-bit graphics and my really young age are probably the reason why I did not care about playing a male protagonist. The game story is rather easy: Peach, the token girlfriend, was kidnapped by Bowser, and Mario the Plumber had to save her. He searched […]