So the question posed in the episode: If Mass Effect 3 was a stand alone game – or, if it’s easier to imagine, if it was your first encounter with Mass Effect – would you think of it any differently. Would people call it, “A really smart shooter”? Would people praise it for bringing dialog and characterization to a genre where it’s mostly mute dudes having orders shouted at them?
I find it hard to squint in such a way that I can see that particular hypothetical, but my guess is that I’d be giving this game a lot more praise.
This is not to say that we should excuse the lack of payoff or thematic cohesion. It’s just an interesting thing to note.
Linux vs. Windows
Finally, the age-old debate has been settled.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
A Star is Born
Remember the superhero MMO from 2009? Neither does anyone else. It was dumb. So dumb I was compelled to write this.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.