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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?


Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Apr 19, 2017

This week we talk about the developer that is synonymous with the Western RPG genre: Bioware. We try to cover its long history in an hour and highlight the games that make Bioware matter. Tom brings us through the D&D years with Baldur's Gate. Adrian introduces Kate to the world of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic by showing how it set the groundwork for Bioware games after it's release. Ryan brings up the world-building of Jade Empire. With its own language, lore, and paths, Jade Empire brings out Bioware's creativity in dealing with non-licenced products. Finally Kate talks about Mass Effect. Her favorite series of the seventh-gen and a game-changer for many fans. We do mention some Dragon Age at the end.