Welcome to Massively Affected, where I, Josh Silverman, bring on a guest and ask them the not-so-simple question: Why Mass Effect?
This week I’m joined by Kate Sánchez, who you may know as the Editor-in-Chief of and Co-Founder of But Why Tho—you know, this here site you’re visiting. Not just that, but this is the Season One finale of Massively Affected! On this week’s episode, Kate and I discussed, among other topics, her journey to the Mass Effect series and what made her avoid it for so long. We then dove into how Mass Effect gave her her first moment of truly seeing herself in science fiction gaming, and what the experience was like finally getting to be “brown in space.” We also dove into the ever-controversial Mass Effect 3 ending, with Kate’s succinct take that the ending was always good, which is something I very much agree with.
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As always, my thanks to Adam Leonhardt for his brilliant work making the Massively Affected logo, Julian Villarreal for his beautifully composed theme song for the show, and Mark B. Donica for helping me out by editing the back two-thirds of this season!
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