I’ve now completed Mass Effect 2 for either the seventh or the eighth time, and I have some thoughts on the matter. First, the occasion: we’re going through all three of the original Mass Effect ga…
For this reason I have skulked forth from my mountain hermitage to gong the Gong of Knowledge and cry out Charlton Hestonlike to you, the quaking villagers below: Tomato Time is not yet upon us.
You see Brood X cicadas before you ever hear them. You’d think this would go the other way: Over a period of days you’d hear this approaching, crescendoing drone, and then a cloud of cicadas would darken the horizon, and then one day there would just be cicadas everywhere, the trees would be full of […]
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Last weekend, I made my way over to the Westfield Century City Mall for a fresh pair of glasses — and an iPhone. I walked over to the Apple Store,
Caitlyn Jenner’s role in the culture is not an especially demanding one, which generally seems like a good fit. For many years, she played a sort of goofy comic relief role on a cable reality show about rich Los Angeles people going on vacation and doing Facetime calls. Now, she is a sort of utility […]
When the country went into lockdown last year and the schools closed, I made a parenting decision. I overturned my previous objections and ordered the kids a trampoline. It has been the source of m…
Or: how I feel less alone.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition brings the whole RPG trilogy together in one package. Mac Walters worked on the trilogy, and he shared some of his experiences, from writing one of Wrex’s potential deaths, to the Renegade system, to the surprising reaction for Garrus Vakarian.
An excerpt from Jason Schreier’s book Press Reset investigates what happened behind the scenes of Irrational’s sequel