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.