FemShep Leads the Way in the Best Mass Effect 3 Trailer Yet

For a series that prides itself on gameplay options, Mass Effect advertising has been surprisingly dominated by the generic male version of its hero, Commander Shepard. BioWare and EA recognized that gamers did not identify with the default character model of the female Shepard to the point that it prompted them to conduct a Facebook campaign where… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Single Player MMO – The Cursed Checkpoint #101

Josh has traditionally been anti-MMO games but has fallen for Star Wars: The Old Republic, so Justin sits down with him to figure out what has happened and if he should join in. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline,… Continue reading

Jade Empire Might Return

Jade Empire, Bioware’s 2005 original XBox RPG set in a oriental themed world might be returning to consoles. Bioware founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk  have said that there might be another game in the works. With Mass Effect 3 development winding down and The Old Republic coming out in December, Bioware hasn’t announced any… Continue reading

Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC Reflex Review: Arriving with a Whimper

This hurts me more than it hurts you I always knew that one day I’d be forced to choose between journalistic integrity and being a fan boy… I just wasn’t expecting that moment to come quite so soon and definitely not because of BioWare.  Our loyal readers can tell you that I’ve been obnoxiously chomping… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Mass Effect

As soon as faster than light (FTL) travel is developed, humanity will be out exploring the great unknowns of space. Borrowing a line from the Boy Scouts, it is never to early to “Be Prepared.” When inter-galactic space travel happens I’ll be ready, thanks to the lessons I learned courtesy of Mass Effect. The Lessons… Continue reading