Category: Ask a Dork

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Ask a Dork: Cutscene Options

“Do you think that video game cutscenes should work like a DVD/blu-ray? Or does sitting through a cutscene add to the experience?” While I can appreciate the reliance on cutscenes to deliver the finer...

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Ask a Dork: Paying for Demos

EA recently had an “error” where they charged for demos. Do you see paid demos as a way forward? Perhaps with a discount for buying full a full game? Or unlocking pre-order bonuses? Bleh....

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Ask a Dork: Favorite RPG Class

Typically what is your favorite class to play as in an RPG and why? Let’s talk about dragoons. I’ve always been a fan of dragoon characters. Originally referring to mounted infantry, who were trained...

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Ask a Dork: E3 Predictions

What do you expect out of the Big 3 at E3? What do you want to see from them? What do you want to see more of/less of in general at the show? Hmm....

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Ask a Dork: 2014 Releases (Thus Far)

What releases this year so far have impressed you (any and all mediums)? Since I’m way behind in my comics and novels (seriously, I have a mad stacks to get to before I even...

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Ask a Dork: RPG Cast

What RPG game do you think has the most diverse and interesting cast of characters? Firstly, I think there are two very different questions going on here. Diverse and interesting are pretty different adjectives...

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Ask a Dork: Motherly Love

What are some of your favorite mother/children relationship in modern entertainment? Call me crazy, but my favourite mother/child relationships are the terribly messed up ones. There’s no preference as far as media format goes...

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Ask a Dork: Online Reception and Product Failure

Do you think online reception is important to a product’s early success/failure? I’d say “early success/failure” in itself is irrelevant. After all, initial reaction doesn’t define the product’s future. There are two very important...

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Ask a Dork: Character Tropes

“What are character tropes you would like to see retired?” There are three character tropes I would love to see put on the back-burner: the fool for love, the chosen one, and the klutz....