This week on VGS…
HAPPY HAPPY VALENTINE’S! Love from all of our pores to you and yours and in honour of this amorous affirmation we have created personal love poems to all of our favourite video game characters from Mass Effect. Garrus, Samara and Kelly – get ready for a roller coaster of love. What video game characters have captured your heart?
Andy, Dave and Zac decided it would be a good idea to RECORD those utterances of love and share them with you.
We Love Mass Effect.
Review – Firewatch
After laughing at Dave’s brilliant love poem Andy and Zac decided to give their skinny on the latest and greatest game of the year so far. Firewatch, from Campo Santo studio takes us deep into the Wyoming wilderness in the hay day of 1989. You play as Henry, a man who has lost everything and is searching for redemption, in that search he makes a friend, stumbles upon intrigue and makes some major life decisions. Great story and pacing or overdone, good idea not played out correctly?
Have you played Firewatch yet? What are your thoughts?
We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the varied, interesting romances in the world of gaming on this joyous day. Patrick Weekes now lead writer for the Dragon Age franchise spoke with us a few months ago about how to effectively convey sexuality in gaming.
Interview Patrick Weekes on Iron Bull and Krem
Patrick is now the new lead writer of the franchise but this interviews focuses predominantly on two specific characters in the Dragon Age lore. Iron Bull, a Qunari mercenary and Krem a transgender second in command to Bull. When Dragon Age Inquisition was released mires of disgruntled gamers uttering euphemisms like “NOT IN MY GAME!” spewed from the internet when it was discovered these varied character were given a home in “THEIR” game. An unfortunate side effect, of being a trail blazer?
In the interview Weekes discusses:
How the team at Bioware approached the concept of BDSM.
What members of that sexual community had to say about it.
The importance of creating interesting, sexually complicated characters.
The fallout of being awesome, and giving people real characters
Listen to the entire episode below and on iTunes