Verse and Controller

J. Stephen Addcox examines the importance of poetry in videogames like Gone Home, Ni No Kuni, Skyrim and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

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The Josh and Jay Show Featuring Rowan Kaiser – Episode 101: The Banjos Kazooie

This week Josh crawls some dungeons in Persona Q, Jay climbs some trees in AC: Rogue, and Rowan makes some friends traveling with his 3DS. Plus, a tale of pc woes, CK2 Way of Life dlc, Demon Gaze, vanilla vodka reviewed, a whole lotta Dragon Age Inquisition spoilers, and more!

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The Biggest Choice You’ll Never Make

The following is a reprint from Unwinnable Weekly Issue Twenty-Seven. If you enjoy what you read, please consider purchasing the issue or subscribing. ——— The modern BioWare phenomenon begins with a choice. Part of the way through the first Mass Effect game (released in 2007), you and your party land on a planet called Virmire and you’re tossed into a big action sequence. At its climax, two of your party members leave to do two different things, something goes wrong and you have a choice: save Kaiden, or save Ashley? One lives. One dies. That’s not how big-budget games were supposed to

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The Josh and Jay Show featuring Rowan Kaiser – Episode 97: Max Candiosity

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Why Garrus is the Real Hero of Mass Effect

Garrus Vakarian is the Mass Effect series. All right, that’s a strong statement, and obviously not literal. So to put it another way: more than any single component of Mass Effect, Garrus embodies the tone, theme and characterization of the series. Garrus is one of two characters who’s a full party member in all three Mass Effect games, alongside Tali. (Unless, of course, you let him die in Mass Effect 2 and import that save into Mass Effect 3. It’s also apparently possible to reject him if you time things right in Mass Effect 1, but I’ve never even seen

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Unlistenable Episode 45

We are excited to have freelance pop culture critic Rowan Kaiser on a very special Unlistenable!

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