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One of Those Moments – the Thresher Maw vs the Reaper

The most cinematic moment in all of Mass Effect 3 is the boss fight aftermath on Tuchanka. Kalros attacks a Reaper. Kalros is – according to the Krogan – the mother of all thresher maws. She’s big. It’s one of… Continue Reading →

The trouble with fembots

I’ve got some news for you Fembots have feelings too – Robyn, Fembot To tell the absolute truth, they probably don’t have feelings, though. At least not emotions of the messier kind, the kind that real women have to live… Continue Reading →

One of those Moments – Architecture

In Assassin’s Creed: Origins one of the draws for me was to be able to play in Ancient Egypt. In some ways it’s not the pyramids, although the pyramids are impressive. It’s about Hermopolis and Hatshepsut’s temple in the Valley… Continue Reading →

One of those Moments – Headshotting with Shepard

Surprising absolutely no one, one of my favourite pieces of gameplay in Mass Effect 3 are the spectacular ways that I can remove the heads of the Reaper and Cerberus forces thrown my way. Head explosions. It’s ghoulish I know,… Continue Reading →

One of those Moments – Kassandra

Kassandra is one of the most beautiful, most powerful and most awesome player characters I’ve ever had the pleasure to play. The exception being Commander Shepard in Mass Effect. What Kassandra has on Shepard though, is a finished character design… Continue Reading →

Intersectional Game Design?

Lately I’ve been reading quite a few books on the topic of design, colonialism and ethics. Being someone with strong views on social justice and the idea that equality and diversity is not necessarily a bad thing – in fact… Continue Reading →

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