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Of course, really, EVERYONE loves Alec Guinness

Some people are gay in space. Get over it.
posted by Artw on Apr 22, 2012 - 89 comments

 

Mass Effect 3 Ending Controversy

Mass Effect 3, a blockbuster video game (previously: 1, 2), and no stranger to controversy, is encountering controversy of a different sort over the series ending. Some fans feel it is incomplete and lacks closure, over 90% by some polls. It opens up interesting questions, such as: how are video games different than other media? Do consumers of video games have a reasonable right to ask for another ending, or is it akin to asking for modifications to the Mona Lisa? Many spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by brool on Mar 17, 2012 - 260 comments

Emotional Elegance in the AAA Space

Mass Effect 3’s gay male love scenes (the game lets the player determine the main character's sexual orientation) have already triggered a battle between YouTubers. (At the time of the main link's posting, it was 1,320 dislikes versus 292 likes. As of now, it's 1,857 dislikes vs. 1,078 likes.) Gamespot hopes that ME3 ushers in a "a more mature form of interactive storytelling."
posted by hermitosis on Mar 1, 2012 - 145 comments

What value does humanity bring to galactic civilization?

Why Mass Effect is the most important science fiction universe of our generation (Contains SPOILERS for Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2)
posted by BitterOldPunk on Feb 21, 2012 - 193 comments

Your puppy was a rare and delicious breed.

Video games may not have invented the non-linear narrative, but they certainly perfected it. Starfeld is a fine flash game raising the gamut in this area while dealing with morality in deep space. Warning: Mature Dialog. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 1, 2010 - 84 comments

The "Sex-Box" Race for President

"Because of the digital chip age in which we live - "Mass Effect" can be customized to sodomize whatever, whoever, however, the game player wishes. With it's "over the net" capabilities virtual orgasmic rape is just the push of a button away." [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Jan 15, 2008 - 82 comments

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