I was lucky enough to talk to the cast and creators of Monlith’s upcoming action adventure RPG Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Myself and other members of media peppered Michael de Plater (Director of Design), Christian Cantamessa (Lead Writer), and Troy Baker (voice of Talion), with questions about the upcoming title which is set to launch on September 28th. Baker, who gamers might recognize from starring roles in The Last of Us and Bioshock: Infinite, had some interesting things to say about the voicing the game’s protagonist Talion and just how important Tolkien’s work is to nerds everywhere.
Just how hard was it to get that Dragon Age: Inquisition demo to look great on stage with minimal problems? And what were some of the difficulties that came with working with a new engine while building a world from scratch? Listen to those answers and more in our latest batch of podcasts recorded live at the BioWare base during PAX: Prime. By now we’re sure that you’ve heard but we”ll be bringing you a grand total of twelve exclusive panels, so be sure to subscribe [HERE] and get all awesome before anyone else. Did we mention that everything is free?
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Behind the Scenes: What is it like to actually work in the world of Thedas? Join members of the Dragon Age team as they pull back the curtain and share behind-the-scenes tales of the game-making process. [HERE]
Women in Gaming: Get to know some of the female team members of BioWare by joining this lively panel discussion. Topics include the goal of gender neutrality (or simply being seen as a ‘developer’) and challenges faced by women in the games industry. [HERE]