This was going to be posted a couple weeks ago.
Then our website went poof.
So, it’s been a little more than a couple weeks since the last Geekery Grab Bag. For that, I have to apologize. Life kinda got in the way.
Anyway, trying to fix this trend. So here we are.
Standard disclaimer applies: I am an excitable geekmonkey.
Made of Awesome™ the First: An Assembly
Duh. The Avengers was released on BR/DVD a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t bought or mooched a copy yet, you’re crazy.
And just remember: I’m Iron Man.
Made of Awesome™ the Second: That Thing The Government Is Building
You know, that thing. No, not THAT one—THE ONE OVER TH—
…nevermind, I’ll just show you.
Pretty damn nifty, eh? For you sailoring types, the Ford-class aircraft carrier is going to be completely air-conditioned. Not to mention fiber optic cable-ified. WHEE-fast transfer speeds!
But the thing that you should be excited about is the Airplane Slingshot of Electromagnetism. This means that heavier aircraft will be able to be used by the military and whatnot. Also, it’s a freaking railgun that shoots freaking AIRPLANES.
If you want to know more, hit the jump: http://gizmodo.com/5944380/aboard-the-lighter-smarter-deadlier-aircraft-carrier-of-tomorrow
Made of Awesome™ the Third: An Inquisition!
Last week following some rumors, BioWare announced the third installment in their Dragon Age series of RPG video games. Dragon Age III: Inquisition is projected to be released in Fall 2013. Much like the rest of the series, Inquisition is going to build upon the foundations set down by the previous games and DLC (and maybe the canon comics released this summer: The Silent Grove and Those Who Speak). BioWare has confirmed that you will be able to import your save games into Inquisition for boosted continuity—something I am very happy to see them do again, as it personalizes the game series above and beyond anything else I’ve encountered in the video game industry.
An aside: Some of you might argue that a game such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is eminently more customizable than the Dragon Age series, but I would disagree vehemently. Yes, Skyrim has more skill customization combinations than all of the DA series combined, but Dragon Age devotes its customization to the story, not skills. And BioWare will likely capitalize on this and do their best to make your choices from Dragon Age: Origins, Awakenings, and Dragon Age 2 impact the story more than they ever have in the past. I personally love this setup, the way that very few things are canon, that only the giant plot points remain the same across game variations—YOU choose how you fill in the story.
Current story projections at this time are very… thin. Which is to be expected. BioWare hasn’t released anything completely concrete yet, and they won’t until they have something hefty to reveal to the world. However, it seems the game will be set in Orlais, with a map four or five times the size of that of DA:O and options for traveling to other countries. The Chantry/Templar/Mage schism has escalated into an all-out war, as was seen at the end of DA2. The protagonist could possibly the leader of an organization within that war, running a band of ten-ish party members. For more info, just Google search for “Dragon Age 3″ and hit the top five links.
Okay, everyone. Deep breaths now.
Ahem. I did warn you.
But really, that’s how excited I am for this game. The Dragon Age series is my most favoritist of favoritingist video games EVAR. Now, if only BioWare will do a native Mac build that will be released alongside everything else.
Yeah, yeah, I know. A guy can dream, though.
Well, that be it for this round of Geekery Grab Bag. Questions, comments, suggestions, tribute offerings, all of these can be addressed to me via email at garrett [at] rantingdragon [dot] com, or by twittering at @myyrdneopia—or you can post over on the Ranting Dragon forums.
Today, I leave you with a How I Met Your Mother/Avengers mashup. Farewell!
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