“Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights” May Foreshadow Dragon Age 4’s Setting

Talk about a paper-bound tease! A newly-announced collection of Dragon Age short stories subtitled “Tevinter Nights” is setting DA fan’s radars ablaze (mine included) with the hopes that it might provide a big clue as to where things may be headed the next Dragon Age game. That “where” is the mysterious Tevinter Imperium.

The Call of the Lore

Despite some of the personal positives that came out of E3 this year, I am still left wanting with two games that were absent from the proceeding: Fable 4 and Dragon Age 4.   The original Fable was there for me when things went south with me and Nintendo via Super Mario Galaxy. Dragon Age introduced…

Favorite Running Gags in Games

It’s April Fool’s Month on Virtual Bastion! Join us as we celebrate all the silly and kooky things we love about games and gaming. My first theme for the month is running gags. There’s so much ridiculousness here, I can hardly contain myself! When it comes to comedy, sometimes a good running gag really hits…

“Hard in Hightown” coming to a bookstore near you!

Seeing as how I recently re-immersed myself in the Dragon Age universe thanks mostly to a game of the year copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition, it’s not easy for me to pass up a Dragon Age story in the news. Especially one that involves books! If you’ve played Dragon Age II and/or Inquisition, you’re familiar…

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Gifting in Dragon Age: Origins

If you’ve played even just a few hours of a recent BioWare game, you know that one of the developer’s hallmarks is personal interaction. As a character in one of its games, players are given opportunities to interact with NPCs and teammates to varying degrees, from skin deep to much deeper. The ability to personally…

Fan Or Not?

If there’s one concept that’s affected gaming more than any other, it would have to be fandom. Video games live and die by their fans, as do their publishers and developers. It’s why new IP are considered risky while resources are poured hand over fist into sequel after sequel. What is a fan though? Is…

My top 5 BioWare Games

My top 5 BioWare Games.   If you know anything about me from my twitter page, you know I’m a BioWare fan.   For me this developer has produced some of the best RPGs. From the critically acclaimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 to the two huge franchises Mass Effect and…

Dread and Gaming Emotions

Most games are experiences that are easy to jump into, they are easy to play and easy to enjoy. There is another other kind of game though. The sort that is most definitely fun, but demands consideration; taking it in as you go along. Fans of horror games, RPGs and perhaps even adventure games probably know the feeling. It’s an odd sense, one…

What Next Gen Looks Like

Image captured by Hatm0nster The “next-generation” of gaming has been here for about a year now, which I suppose makes it “current gen” now. Aside from a few games that have been set to run at 60fps, it really hasn’t felt the monumental arrival of the Next Generation of Gaming that we thought it was…