SWTOR Rise Of The Hutt Cartel Expansion – Fear Of A “Gay Planet”?

SWTOR Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion – Fear of a “Gay Planet”?

After a brief hiatus, I am back to playing The Old Republic. When a friend of mine linked me to an article reacting to the announcement of the expansion for The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, my interest was piqued. In addition to a new planet, higher level cap, etc., the expansion will introduce the long awaited “same-gender romances” which some players have been inquiring about since SWTOR launched. I was a little excited to say the least; would Nat’s Jedi Knight finally be able to romance the adorable apprentice, Kira Carsen?

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New Mass Effect?  Five Things We’d Love To See

New Mass Effect? Five Things We’d Love to See

Hmmmm…. “We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?”  This afternoon Mass Effect Executive producer Casey Hudson sent out a tweet that got the imaginations of Mass Effect fans working overtime.  While this is something we’ve discussed at length on our podcast Rated NA, we’re elated to hear that Bioware is hard at work on a next-gen Mass Effect title.  After a bit of stewing here is what we’d love to see.

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The Palace Job: The Nerd Appropriate Review & A CONTEST!

The Palace Job: The Nerd Appropriate Review & A CONTEST!

A unique opportunity appeared to me in the form of an advance copy of The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes. As soon as I started it, I was transported to a world where chains lock prisoners to pipes high above the ground, camaraderie affords even the strangest of alliances and magic exists in many forms. If you like movies like “Ocean’s Eleven” and enjoy playing games like “Dragon Age” or “Skyrim” this book is, as we say on the podcast, right in your wheelhouse.

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Help Us Interrogate Bioware Scribe Patrick Weekes!

Help Us Interrogate Bioware Scribe Patrick Weekes!

We appreciate games with great writing and are happy to have author Patrick Weekes on episode 75 of the Rated NA Podcast.   Mr. Weekes will be joining us tomorrow from the wilds of Canada to discuss his brand new novel “The Palace Job”, which is available now on Amazon.com.  If you have any questions for Mr. Weekes about Mass Effect, Bioware, writing, or The Palace Job, please ask here or send us a message on Twitter @NerdAppropriate.

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