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Today, Neo and Matt “Hammer” Gibbs sneak the Tascam away from an ill Boss Monkey to talk about one of their favorite video game trilogies of all time…

Mass Effect!

In this Duo episode, they discuss and dissect the Mass Effect trilogy, game by game, reminiscing about their first experiences with each title, favorite characters, favorite moments, and then spending a fair amount of time addressing Mass Effect 3’s controversial ending.

And, I’m happy to say that they did me proud!

Enjoy and listen below!

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Disclaimer: This post is the personal, potentially polarizing opinion of the author, Neo Ethereal, only. It does not represent the views or opinions of other authors and contributors on The Uncommon Geek site.

“Downloadable content,” they call it. “They,” being the video game industry; particularly game publishers, by and large the real cash cows. We gamers used to call these things modules and expansion packs. I still do, at least, but admittedly I am a stick in the mud. But for most, now it is “content”. What a loaded, politically correct term. Have you ever read license agreements created by, for example, Microsoft? The term, content, is all-inclusive. You don’t actually get to own software, or any additions to it, you just get the privilege of a license to use. Now, maybe by legal standards, that has technically always been the case; when you buy a disc with media on it, you are purchasing a license to use it. But you still maintain a degree of ownership with physical media; in the world of downloadable media, what little power the consumer had is now effectively eroded. (more…)

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