Mild Spoilers (e.g. basic plot overview) for Dragon Age Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon DLC ahead! Since Dragon Age: Inquisition was released in November I have spent a shameful amount of time running around Thedas with multiple inquisitors, checking out various plots and exploring zones I blew past during my […]
Latest Podcast: Rated NA 194: Foreplay Romance in Games @ PAX East 2015
Ash, Scott, and Matt sit down and reflect on all the best stuff that happened in 2014 from their favorite games and films to some surprise tear jerking moments and greatest disappointments. 2014 has been an incredible year for Rated NA and this episode serves as a love letter of sorts to our community, guests, family, and friends. Thanks so much!
We welcome Freddie Prinze, Jr. to the show to talk about Iron Bull in Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect, Star Wars: Rebels, growing up with video games, and so much more!
The gang gets into Life is Strange, the episodic interactive narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment. We welcome Ashly Burch to the show to chat about the role of Chloe. We also interview the developers to talk about music, pacing, and the allure of the Pacific Northwest. Episode 2 is out now, don’t miss it!
Explore love, lust, and choice in games in a lively discussion with moderator and Let’s Quip creator, Sean Baptiste, Dragon Age Creative Director, Mike Laidlaw, The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones writer, Nicole Martinez, Billionaire Banshee creator, Steven “Razlo” Bailey, Strange Loves videogame series writer/producer, Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows, Dragon Age and Mass Effect Global Product Manager, Hilary Heskett Shapiro and special surprise guest Dragon Age and Mass Effect writer Patrick Weekes!
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” – HP Lovecraft
Ash and Matt head to PAX East to play some games and hang out with some very special guests! – They also take a look at Blizzard’s Overwatch, We Happy Few, Mayan Death Robots, Masquerada, Necopolis, Ghost Song, Curses and Chaos, Death’s Gamble, Westerado, and more!
Posted in Conventions, Interview, Rated NA on Tuesday March 10, 2015. Read More About anti-hero, bioware, Blizzard, Blood Alloy, combos, curses and chaos, d&d, Dragon Age, ghost song, Gigantic, Harmonix, interloper, masquerada, mayan death robots, Monster Hunter, necropolis, overwatch, rock band 4, The Order 1886, this war of mine, traverser, we happy few.
With snow disrupting our plans, we hold it down and chat about events of the past week including Steam news, VR headsets, free games, HBO, Community, and Avengers. Plenty of sidebar conversations and tales of shenanigans from 20+ years of friendship.
Posted in Rated NA on Thursday March 5, 2015. Read More About Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Big Hero 6, Citizen 4, community, EA Vault, Games with Gold, Gigangic, HBO, Steam Link, The Expanse, The JInx, VR headsets.
Ash plays Hand of Fate, Scott plays Telltale’s Game of Thrones ep 2, and Matt plays Hero Emblems. We also talk the return of Aquaman, Aliens, and plastic band instruments! Finally, in the NAQOTW, we ask you how you deal with the snow and sickness to defeat cabin fever!
Posted in Rated NA on Wednesday February 25, 2015. Read More About Aliens, Aquaman, cabin fever, Game of Thrones, Hand of Fate, Hero Emblems, John Wick, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Lucy, Orphan Black, oscars, Rock Band, SNL 40, total recall.
We welcome actress and model (and game streamer?!) Julia Voth back to the show. We talk about her sitcom Package Deal, for which she is nominated a Canadian Screen Award, the re-re-release of Resident Evil, and her upcoming film, Painkillers. Watch Jill Valentine, herself, play through the epic conclusion to Resident Evil on Twitch (20-Feb @ 7pm PST and 22-Feb @ 430pm PST).
Dying Light is a welcome surprise into the open world action genre. We break down the first hours including the experiences that make this game a blast to play.
While there were many games in space-themed settings at PAX South 2015, Rebel Galaxy’s star shone a little brighter in my galaxy. Here’s why it a game worth keeping your lens focused on.