What BioWare Should Keep from Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s much awaited launch saw the game release to an assault of criticism on topics ranging from the notable lack of polish to questionable design decisions all around. Even as an enormous fan of the series – I consider the original trilogy to be my favorite games of all time – I have to agree with the criticism. The most accurate description of my time with the game would be that of an enjoyable, but profoundly disappointing experience.

Interview: Ashes of Creation on Building Their Virtual World

Intrepid Studios’ upcoming sandbox MMORPG Ashes of Creation is rapidly ascending my personal list of most anticipated titles. With a fairly unique design scheme promising persistent consequence at the very core of the game’s world design, Ashes of Creation is poised to scratch exactly the itch that got me into the genre in the first place.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to talk about the game with studio founder and Creative Directive Steven Sharif back in January when I first encountered the game. Now, with a few more months of development behind us, Steven is back with a lot more details on how exactly Ashes of Creation is building a world of consequence.

The Dungeon Crawlers Podcast, Ep 006: She’s Legal Now

This week, the crew talks about the EverQuest turning 18 years old and the future of the EverQuest franchise, World of Warcraft Patch 7.2 and its iLvL scaling ninja patch, more news on Ashes of Creation’s node system, Secret World Legends relaunch and details, and why lockboxes are acceptable in Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

Let’s Play | Mass Effect Andromeda, Ep 01: A Bit of Rambling About ME:A

Mass Effect is a really important franchise to me, with its original trilogy holding the distinction of being my favorite games of all time – no qualifications necessary.

The latest entrant to the franchise has gotten a pretty mixed reaction that’s been generating a lot of discussion around the web. I took the chance to hop into the game’s multiplayer (a spoiler free venue) to have an informal talk about my thoughts on the game so far while showing off a bit of the multiplayer gameplay.