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Dragon Age: Origins and moral choices, a redux
Dragon Age: Origins and moral choices, a redux

In a previous entry I talked about the way many games implement "moral choices" these days and how lackluster I generally find that implementation to be. One of the things Bioware has advertised about regarding Dragon Age is that their story will be much more nuanced and realistic, not pigeonholing players into these sock-puppets of emotions. While I'm no where near far along enough in the campaign to make a qualified statement on things, I wanted to break for a moment and explore my previous point a bit further using this game as an example.

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6 November 2009
Dragon Age: Origins will have possiblity for a gay sex interest
Dragon Age: Origins will have possiblity for a gay sex interest

Via Kotaku, Demian Linn at Bitmob has a lengthy article going over the experience he discovered in his review copy of Dragon Age: Origins– specifically, the variations of sexual encounters a player can have in the game. Aside from the expected heterosexual encounters, there is also room for gay, lesbian and apparently even transgendered sex scenes.

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30 October 2009
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On morality in video games
On morality in video games

It seems that any game coming out these days touts "moral ambiguity" as a selling point. But is this mechanic worth the hype or just a failed caricature of human ethics that gives the illusion of choice but instead forces players into unrealistic and stereotyped paradigms?

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27 October 2009
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