I’m pretty certain I can’t be the only lawyer on this island who is into gaming. And thus, I can’t be the only lawyer whose looking forward to playing Mass Effect later tonight.

Mass Effect is produced by Bioware, a computer software gaming company that gave us excellent RPGs such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, and the Baldur’s Gate series. Similar to Jade Empire, Mass Effect is a science fiction RPG that benefits from Bioware’s previous experience in making Star Wars RPGs. Thus, things such as the “Force” exists in both Jade Empire and Mass Effect, albeit by another name. However, unlike Jade Empire, Mass Effect isn’t going to be experiencing the funky can’t-license-the-star-wars-name problem since it was developed purely independently of the initial idea of inclusion within the Star Wars universe.

I’ve been looking at the graphics and previews for Mass Effect, and its approach for RPG being smooth and conversation-interruptable is very interesting.
And since I do have a Xbox, I think I know what I’ll be doing this Thanksgiving…

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