ShockCast Episode 104 – “Is the Mass Effect 3 Fan Fallout Gamer Entitlement?”

on March 16, 2012 2:00 PM

It’s been one hell of an interesting week, especially if you work for Bioware. With the recent fan fallout surrounding Mass Effect 3, we thought it be best if we addressed the issue for our main topic this week. Is it gamer entitlement or is it something else altogether? For our second topic, we lighten up the mood with talking about our favorite endings (from games that are at least 2 years old). We’re also joined by our good friend Bags Hooper from Buzzfocus.The discussions ran a bit long so we skipped the week in news but we still managed to go over what we’re playing. Make sure to give this week’s show a listen! 

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Dualshockers staff members on this episode:

 /  Co-Founder
Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

 /  Community Manager
NYC Chica born in Harlem, raised the Bronx with experience in Social Media and Community Management in Video Games/ Tech in addition to: 9+ years of client relations 8+ years of independent digital & social media public relations Strong interest in Community Management, Marketing and Production in Video Gaming Passionate about video games, tech, cooking, comics, video production and being a self professed weekend rockstar. I like nerds and the color pink.

 /  Staff Writer
John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.

 /  Staff Writer
Originally hailing from the magical land of Delaware, Emily took a knowledge-based pilgrimage to NYC and will never go back. Known as "buttmage" to her friends, she is a cosplayer with a penchant for sarcastic females and girly men. Lives unapologetically. Loves Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia. and anything with a good story.

 /  Assistant Community Manager
A gamer from the Midwest, Megan has loved video games since feeling the rush of beating a final boss for the first time. When not writing for Dualshockers, she can be found thinking up crazy amounts of fanfiction or buried in any random MMORPG. Her favorite games include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Phantasy Star, Star Ocean, Guilty Gear, and almost anything out of the ‘Tales’ series.

 /  Chief Technology Officer
A gamer since he was old enough to push buttons and a programmer for over 15 years, David Fenster can "see the code" in games. While today he uses his programming skills to write web applications, he intends to someday revolutionize the world by inventing morph ball and portal gun technologies. His favorite games are the Xenosaga series, Heavy Rain, and The World Ends With You because they are "story-driven and imaginatively unprecedented."


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Since publishing our first article in July of 2009, DualShockers has become an established name in the video game industry. What initially set out to be a means of “getting into E3” has transformed into a 24/7 365 publication that is renown by hardcore gamers throughout the world for breaking and reporting news in the video game industry — and all things related to video games — as it happens.