DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION

This Dragon Age Tarot Card Statue is Prettier than Solas Deserves

I’ll tell y’all now, I love Solas. Where many people rightfully want to punch the Dragon Age: Inquisition party member turned Dragon Age 4 antagonist in the mouth, he’s one of my favorite characters in a series I have become progressively less smitten with as years have gone by. And it’s giving…

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Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Best Romance Was its Least Popular

Dorian Pavus is my favorite character in the Dragon Age series. He’s my beau in BioWare’s fantasy world, and I hope he gets to play some kind of role in the next game, even if it looks like the Inquisitor won’t be returning in a protagonist role (to the detriment of the…

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What Word Would You Banish From Video Games?

There are a lot of terms associated with video games: power-up, frag, HP, and so on. And maybe some of them are becoming a little too associated. On this week’s episode of Channel F, listener dull focus asked us what word we removed from video game writing, and one immediately sprung to…

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Games Like Skyrim — Enderal, Dragon’s Dogma, and More

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most popular, most widely-ported roleplaying games of all time. So, if you’ve already bought Todd’s game on your Xbox 360, PS4, PC, Switch, and fridge, you might be looking for something similar. Here are a few games that should appeal to fans…

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Thank You Bioware For Giving My Gay Ass a Heart Icon to Flirt With

On episode 36 of 99 Potions, Fanbyte’s weekly RPG-centric podcast, our News Editor Imran Khan raised some valid concerns about Bioware’s implementation of a heart icon to indicate romantic interest within dialogue options with Dragon Age II. “They tend to mistake positivity for romantic intention. Cause it gives people these…

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Dragon Age Voice Actor Might Not Reprise His Role as Cullen After Lash-Out

Dragon Age fans are left wondering if Greg Ellis, the voice actor of series character Cullen Rutherford, will be able to reprise his role in future titles after lashing out against ex-executive producer Mark Darrah on Twitter. On Thursday, December 3, BioWare announced that Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah…

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Dorian Pavus Deserves a Life Beyond Hate in Dragon Age 4

I’m in the early hours of my third Dragon Age: Inquisition playthrough, and when you really space out your replays of a game, it can drive home just how far you’ve come as a person because things don’t resonate with you the same way they did initially. I’m specifically talking…

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99 Potions Episode 2: Maybe I Am a Monster Fucker

Uppercut Editor in Chief/Founder Ty Galiz-Rowe joins local skill-tree enthusiasts Natalie Flores and Steven Strom to talk about why so many RPG monsters are just so damn fuckable. Our panel of experts cover the Monster Fucking Spectrum™ from “Mostly Humanoid” to “Extremely Monstrous” and everything in between, so if you’ve…

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The 17 Best Holes in Video Games

When it comes to signification, the humble hole is anything but void. Symbolizing a lack, a break, a missing piece, the hole figures prominently in video games. Frequently, it is the passive nonexistence to the player’s active existence, the ever-present threat of oblivion. At other times, its powers are handed…

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Quick Lunch: Dragon Age Inquisition Was Good, Actually

Late Lunch is a mighty fine live stream airing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on twitch.tv/fanbyte at 5pm PST. We acknowledge now that while it’s an excellent live audio visual experience every week, sometimes it is audio-only poison not suited for the ears of any living person. That’s why we’ve…

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An Anthem Overhaul Shows Bioware’s Learned the Wrong Lessons

Bioware isn’t giving up on Anthem yet. After reports surfaced back in November that said the ill-fated looter shooter was receiving some kind of major overhaul, Bioware General Manager Casey Hudson finally made these rumors official in a blog posted on the studio’s website earlier this week. Hudson explains that…

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A Letter to My Dragon Age Boyfriend In Case I Can’t Send it Later

Dorian Pavus, Hello. It’s me, the Inquisitor. It’s strange to introduce myself to you that way, but I was once told the title has all but replaced my name. But I suppose that’s what happens when you’re given wild dimension-bending abilities and the people of Thedas start to call you…

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The Top 7 Columnar Basalt Formations in Games

Columnar basalt formations! Who among us isn’t familiar with these typically hexagonal volcanic arrangements? These fascinating geologic creations are formed by evenly spaced contractions as lava cools. Sure, the Giant’s Causeway and Toketee Falls are among the most famous examples, but columnar basalt formations are easy to find in our…

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Dragon Age II Was Better Than Anyone Gave It Credit For

We are all, in our hearts, preemptively mourning the closure of Bioware like so many Electronic Arts-acquired studios before it. While EA bought the company in 2007, back before the release of the first Mass Effect, it wasn’t until 2012 that the first egregious signs of EA-mandated trend-following began to…

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FEATURES

An Ode to Foraging in Games (and Real Life)

I’m not afraid of garbage. I’ll dig through the trash outside the Stardrop Saloon as long as no one’s around. I’ll crawl through every gross bandit’s tent in Skyrim. But I draw the line at stealing from burial urns. I’m a forager, not a grave robber.  Foraging isn’t just an in-game…

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The Ultimate Fantasy of Dragon Age is Being Listened to by a Man

The men I hang out with are permanently disappointed that I don’t fuck The Iron Bull in Dragon Age: Inquisition.  It’s not that he’s not a fascinating character, or that he’s not sexy. He’s big and strong and funny and his arc is interesting. There’s a slew of interesting characters…

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Scientifically Determining the Favorite Games of 7 Famous Dead Authors

You might think you’re decent at video games, but there’s a case to be made for how some of the most prestigious authors of all time would probably beat you at Overwatch if the PS4 existed in 1853. After all, they’re highly intellectual creative geniuses who would likely revel in…

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The Most Rotten Eggs in Games

Eggs are often very useful in video games. You can use them to cook in Breath of the Wild, sell them for money and affection in Stardew Valley, and even use them to create death-defying elixirs in Tales of Berseria. However, there are also eggs that are not so helpful,…

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Cracking the Egg, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Solas Romance

I have about 400 hours on Dragon Age: Inquisition alone, with another 100 across Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 combined. I have Dragon Age art hanging on my walls. I own every book and comic. I want to know where the hell the promised Funko Pops have gone.…

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It’s Getting Hot In Here: Karin Weekes and Michelle Clough Talk Romance In Games

Two developers talk about romance in Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and beyond

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