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This week on the show we discuss the new Oculus Rift , HTC Vive and Gear VR all devices that are designed to bring into a brave new world. New broke last week that the Oculus would be coming to store shelves A LOT sooner than we thought.
Would you spend nearly 1,000 dollars for these magic goggles?
What games would you need to justify the purchase?
Do you believe these devices will eventually out mode desktops in the next 10 years?
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Bioware Feature Writer Patrick Weekes spoke to us months and months ago about his involvement in the critically acclaimed game, “Dragon Age Inquisition.” On this week’s episode Weekes (see what I did there?) sheds some light on what it’s like to write for the video game industry and where he sees this beast heading!
A complete version of the interview is available here on Soundcloud or below on Youtube.
– His origins
– Training the player to do the wrong thing
– Looking at the evolution of the media comparing it to the beginning of film
– It’s harder now to get a job than ever before, focus on the nonlinear narrative
– Get the application called TWINE! Get a job.
– Weekes talks extensively about the HORROR of “Peer Reviews”
– The most common mistakes that still happen in the writer’s room
– Key piece of advice “Make sure the player knows where to go next, and what he has to do when he’s there”
What’s next for Dragon Age? Find out more next week! We’ll post the remaining segments of our interview, including a complete look at Mass Effect and of course, Dragon Age Inquisition.