Why Mass Effect?

This month, or more specifically, yesterday (November 20th), marks the twelfth anniversary of the release of Mass Effect in the United States. By no small coincidence, and despite The Outer Worlds sitting patiently in my PS4, I am currently knee-deep in yet another playthrough of the trilogy on my trusty if weezy Xbox 360. (Mass…

Cary’s Top 10 Video Game Songs

Bringing Resonance month to a close, and following on The Duck of Indeed’s heels (do ducks have heels?), it’s time for me to offer up ten of my most favorite video game songs…of the moment. I add that qualifier there because, there’s always something new to explore when it comes to game music. While the…

Games Aren’t Just Great or Terrible

How gamers perceive games has changed greatly over the years. Right now, games are seen as either altogether great or altogether terrible; the overwhelming number of games getting released on a monthly basis and the growing need to justify the games one selects from the deluge kind of ensures that kind of reception. Back when…

Mass Effect 3 Memories

This month marks Mass Effect’s tenth anniversary! On November 20th, 2007, the game was first released in North America. And what a ride it’s been for fans since then. Join me here as I share some of my memories from each game of the original trilogy. This is the final post of the lot in…

Mass Effect 2 Memories

This month marks Mass Effect’s tenth anniversary! On November 20th, 2007, the game was first released in North America. And what a ride it’s been for fans since then. Join me here as I share some of my memories from each game of the original trilogy. In this second of three posts, I stumble through…

Mass Effect Memories

This month marks Mass Effect’s tenth anniversary! On November 20th, 2007, the game was first released in North America. And what a ride it’s been for fans since then. Join me here as I share some of my memories from each game of the original trilogy. In this first of three posts, I re-examine my…

It’s Not a Game. It’s a Service.

It’s finally taken hold, hasn’t it? This notion of video games as a service. It was only a few years ago that many of us were mocking the idea. “Treating games as a service? Like that would ever happen!” we scoffed. “Nobody will support that” we jeered. Yet, here we are. After years of getting…

What is an RPG without the “R” and the “P”? [Part 2 of 2]

  [I recently sped my way through Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 in anticipation of Andromeda’s release, and in this two-part series, I’m recapping what it was like to play through only the main stories in both games. Click here to read Part 1 and see my self-imposed rules that would govern my…

What is an RPG without the “R” and the “P”? [Part 1 of 2]

When I decided at the beginning of March that yes, okay, I’d invest in Mass Effect: Andromeda, I thought that it might be fun to play through what I could of the original trilogy before Andromeda was released. But with my gaming time being limited, and with upwards of a several dozen hours, if not…