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Why I Couldn’t Quite Romance Thane in “Mass Effect”

This is a big confession about my Bioware romance choices, guys. It’s also very spoiler-filled, so exit this page if you haven’t played Mass Effect and want to go in blind! I’ll be honest: I had some spoilers about the romance options in Mass Effect 2 before I played the game. I got into Mass… Continue reading Why I Couldn’t Quite Romance Thane in “Mass Effect”

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Gaming Memory: “Mass Effect” Binge Weekend

Life can get ridiculously busy. For us gamers, when we get busy with work, family, friends, and other events, gaming time is often one of the first things to go. It’s really sad. That’s why I’ve actually started having designated gaming nights, when I tell everyone that no, I can’t come over, I can’t go to… Continue reading Gaming Memory: “Mass Effect” Binge Weekend

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Working Around Permadeath

Why I Love Permadeath I've always loved games that feature permadeath. Having a character die for good is realistic, which can improve immersion in the game world. I definitely felt that way when my soldiers died on ground missions in the super-tense game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Permadeath also increases the stakes for every battle where dying… Continue reading Working Around Permadeath