• Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #3-5

    Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #3-52

    Dragon Age Magekiller is based on the Bioware game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Never played it? Never fear, I’ve done it for you! Reviews for issues #1 and #2 of Magekiller can be found here and here, respectively. 

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  • Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #1

    Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #10

    Dragon Age Magekiller #1 Greg Rucka (W), Carmen Carnero (A), Sachin Teng (Cover) Dark Horse Comics December 2015 This review is based on an advanced reader copy provided by Dark Horse Comics. “Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners, eliminating those who use blood magic to hurt others, but when a powerful patron employs them, they

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  • Love in the Age of Dragons: Unpacking the Romance Systems of Dragon Age

    Love in the Age of Dragons: Unpacking the Romance Systems of Dragon Age2

    • December 7, 2015

    Gamers are an opinionated fan niche. Whether it’s your preferred system or whether you like a twist of romance in your stories, conversations about games can turn from mild disagreements to name-calling no matter the topic. Dreadfully serious folks sometimes find romance plots to be a distraction from “real gaming,” whatever that means, while other

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  • Dead But Not Forgotten: Our Favourite Moments of Death in Video Games

    Dead But Not Forgotten: Our Favourite Moments of Death in Video Games0

    • October 24, 2015

    What does death mean when it’s not permanent? Can it still make you cry if your character regenerates? Can it be meaningful? Or is it necessarily just an annoyance, a product of “failing” at gaming? In games “The End” is hardly ever true. It’s just “The End” of that attempt, but your character will resurrect

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  • Critical Mission Failure: The Significance of Death in Video Games

    Critical Mission Failure: The Significance of Death in Video Games0

    • October 12, 2015

    When I played Final Fantasy XI, my first MMO, I kept a gallery of all my favourite death moments. The best was the time I went to introduce myself to Tiamat, the dragon that used to take about 36 players three hours to kill on a good day. I managed to survive three hits before adding another glorious death to my

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  • Inquisition Diaries #13: Descending into Disappointment

    Inquisition Diaries #13: Descending into Disappointment0

    • August 19, 2015

    SPOILER WARNING: These diaries will contain spoilers for Dragon Age Inquisition (DAI) and its downloadable content (DLC), as well as its predecessors, Dragon Age: Origins (DAO) and Dragon Age II (DA2), and may also contain spoilers from the tie-in materials. If you’re new to this whole Dragon Age business and want to know what the hell

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