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Monday, 23 April 2012

What the hell is an Atheist?

Yeah, you read that right.

No, this isn't some kind of deep analysis on what it means to be an Atheist - although that is something I want to get into when I get around to the Burden of Proof. This really is just telling people what an Atheist is because I'm actually rather surprised at the number of people who just don't seem to understand this.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Mass Effect 3 - (Don't Fear) the Reapers


I was never a big fan of the Mass Effect series. I played the first one not long after it came out and I didn't really like it. In my defence I was around 10, and I was simply awful at shooters... I'm still not great at them, but that is by the by. However, a week or two before Mass Effect 3 came out, my brother persuaded me to give Mass Effect 2 a go, and I completed it last week. I came out of the game thinking it was one of the best I had ever played, and I moved straight on to Mass Effect 3. While not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, I have found elements of it disappointing following the expectations established by the second game. 

Following the more intimate flavour of Mass Effect 2, this game bounces straight back into epic sci-fi territory as Commander Shepard unites the galaxy against the Reaper invasion. Characters and decisions from the previous games come into play as conflicts erupt between the species of the galaxy. Naturally, it all falls down to Shepard to resolve these problems, as everyone else is ultimately useless.