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How Could He?: Exploring Social Issues Through 'Dragon Age II'

No one is implying that the LGBT community turn into blood magicians and that the religious march out to cage and murder them, but this conflict still echoes the tensions felt in the lives of real people.

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I Want to Play the Victim in ‘Dragon Age II’

Dragon Age II is all about prejudice, but the player is never truly victimized or oppressed.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Everyone Is the Champion of Kirkwall

Despite its more limited geographical scope, Kirkwall is a game world well suited to an expanded discusssion.

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Take Your Damn Rivalry Points Like a Man: The Non-Dialectic of 'Dragon Age II'

This whole outcry stands as a testament to why gamers need to get over notions of "fairness" -- especially when "fairness" isn't really fair.

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'Dragon Age II': Making the Case for "Quality" Games

The game makes the most of its often glaring limitations to deliver on some of the strongest character-driven storytelling that we've seen out of a Bioware title.

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Things I Was (Happily) Wrong About in 'Dragon Age II'

Something tells me that despite its flaws, Dragon Age II is going to have real staying power over time, especially among the critical and theoretical blogosphere where already some important dialogue is taking shape.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: 'Dragon Age' Expanded?

Dragon Age: Origins received a great deal of DLC, but do these downloadable prologues, epilogues, and side stories add anything to the diverse and complex world of Origins?

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'Dragon Age' Lets Me Celebrate Girl Power (And Doesn't Make Me Self-Conscious)

I'm not very traditionally girly, and I like it when a video game character is able to communicate that mixture of gendered ideals without becoming a caricature. I found that in Dragon Age.

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Catching up with 'Dragon Age' DLC

Before the release of Dragon Age II, Rick Dakan reacquaints himself with the full spectrum of Dragon Age DLC -- resulting in a mixed response to the potential represented by them.

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