Split the Veil

Split the Veil 10: Protagonists Battle - ME vs DA

An episode of Split the Veil

By Split the Veil
Split the Veil covers all things Bioware - from Mass Effect, to Dragon Age, Bioware classics, and the upcoming action RPG, Anthem. Hosted by Caitie (Ghil Dirthalen on YouTube) and Jordan (The Exalted March on YouTube).
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Split the Veil 35: DA Choices! Dragon Age: Origins Edition
In this episode Caitie and Jordan go over a few of their favorite choices in Dragon Age Origins, from starting point, to Orzammar, to the myriad of choices during the landsmeet, to why Morrigan should or shouldn't be stabbed. 
1:01:33
April 5, 2019
Split the Veil 34: Anthem Community Dialogue
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the Anthem community's dialogue with BioWare, trends on the Anthem subreddit, and the broader issues around consumerism, social media, and developer-fan relations. 
1:17:09
March 21, 2019
Split the Veil 33: Anthem #SexyDangerous
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan dive into their Anthem review, discussing the story in-depth including characters, plot, themes, and more. Plus thoughts on gameplay, loot, progression, marketing, etc. Almost 2 1/2 hours of Anthem coverage. 
2:24:18
March 8, 2019
Split the Veil 32: EA Earnings & Single Player Future
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the latest earnings report from EA, and the comments made by executive leadership at EA regarding single player games. We discuss Battlefield V, future BioWare games, microtransactions and more. 
1:09:56
February 15, 2019
Split the Veil 31: Anthem VIP Demo Recap
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss their unique experiences with the Anthem VIP demo this past weekend, covering everything from impressions to technical problems, and what it means for the outlook on Anthem. 
1:15:51
January 28, 2019
Split the Veil 30: Talking to the People
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss past episode comments, remember the woes of picking a name of the podcast, and get serious about romance plots in Bioware games (again). 
1:13:57
January 17, 2019
Split the Veil 29: The BioWare Library
In this episode Caitie and Jordan recap novels in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect universe, talk about their favorites, and discuss whether non-game media should make major changes to plot and lore. 
1:03:34
January 10, 2019
Split the Veil 28: Theory History: Inquisition
"In this episode Caitie and Jordan compare the Dragon Age hype leading up to the release of Inquisition and Trespasser to the current hype for DA4, comparing old trailers and theories."
1:03:16
December 20, 2018
Split the Veil 27: The Dread Wolf Rises
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan react to and analyze the Dragon Age 4 reveal teaser, discuss the newest Anthem story trailer, and talk about Obsidian's new RPG Outer Worlds.
1:18:44
December 8, 2018
Split the Veil 26: French, German, and Jennifer Hale
In this episode Caitie and Jordan listen to the French and German voice over options of Dragon Age: Inquisition and compare which ones they like more, but also, assert the vocal superiority of Jen Hale above all.
1:11:31
November 15, 2018
Split the Veil 25: Of Anthem and Marketing Reality
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the latest gameplay footage from Anthem, EA/Bioware marketing strategies, how much Anthem looks like Warframe, and why Jordan can never be an EA "Game Changer"
1:17:09
October 31, 2018
Split the Veil 24: Mass Effect 3 Key Decisions
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss major decisions in Mass Effect 3 including curing the genophage, the quarian-geth conflict, and the Control, Synthesis, Destroy ending (among others). Also: Pokemon. Pokemon and vegans. No, we're not sorry.
1:09:06
October 19, 2018
Split the Veil 23: Video Game Addiction
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss video game addiction, how it relates to Bioware games, and how we may want to consider what gaming addiction really is and what to do about it.
1:02:36
October 7, 2018
Split the Veil 22: Even More DAI Decisions!
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss more pivotal decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition - including: Who to leave in The Fade, Mages or Templars, who should be the Divine, Well of Sorrows, and Solas (again).
58:49
September 20, 2018
Split the Veil 21: Maker, Who Art Thou?
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the Maker, the nature of deity in Dragon Age, elven gods, Solas (again), and what makes for the most interesting story in answering the big questions.
56:12
September 6, 2018
Split the Veil 20: Into the Future of Mass Effect
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss (somewhat aimlessly) features and other things they'd like to see in whatever the next Mass Effect game is... also we harp on Andromeda.
1:15:31
August 17, 2018
Split the Veil 19: The Exalted March Speaks
In this episode, Caitie talks to Jordan about Jordan, and his journey with Mass Effect, blogging, YouTube, and why he finally decided to not like Liam.
1:04:34
August 3, 2018
Split the Veil 18: Ghil Dirthalen's Reckoning
In this episode, Jordan talks to Caitie about Caitie, her Dragon Age journey, the DA community, and what it's been like to start a popular YouTube channel.
1:14:49
July 20, 2018
Split the Veil 17: Discussing Big Decisions in DAI
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss major decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition - everything from the Orlesian power struggle, to the fate of Solas, to the Wardens, disbanding the Inquisition or not, and the future of Cole as a spirit or human.
1:14:29
July 6, 2018
Split the Veil 16: Anthem reality and E3 2018
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss E3 2018, including Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and of course, Anthem... also some stuff about sex scene microtransactions...
1:12:50
June 22, 2018
Split the Veil 15: Big Trends in Gaming, and Bioware
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss battle royale games, microtransactions, mobile gaming, VR/AR, CRPGs... and Alex Jones.
1:03:03
June 1, 2018
Split the Veil 14: The marketing of Bioware games
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the different marketing approaches for Bioware games, marketing in games overall, and go off on a weird tangent about Tolkien's obsession with hobbit feet.
1:03:29
May 17, 2018
Split the Veil 13: What is too violent?
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the depiction of violence in Bioware games and how realistic and unrealistic depictions affect the gaming experience.
1:09:53
May 4, 2018
Split the Veil 12: It's a game changer!
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss potential ground breaking ideas for new story settings and gameplay mechanics in Dragon Age, Mass Effect and possibly new IP from Bioware - from Steampunk, to co-op, to ways we can make Liam feel less ignored.
1:04:23
April 19, 2018
Split the Veil 11: Let's talk about sex, Kadan!
In this episode, we talk discuss the nature and quality of sex scenes in video games (namely Dragon Age and Mass Effect) and their place in games.
59:49
April 6, 2018
Split the Veil 10: Protagonists Battle - ME vs DA
In this episode: Protagonists! Should the main character of a game have a set personality, or be an empty vessel? Which Bioware Protagonists was the best? Do we ever stop talking about Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Transistor? Who knows!
1:06:21
March 16, 2018
Split the Veil 9: Considering Classes
In this episode: We talk about the class system in both Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, companions we like to take, and wonder if Dragon Age should go 'classless'.
1:07:27
March 15, 2018
Split the Veil 8: Taking a Stance on Romance
Caitie and Jordan talk about dick pics, why Bioware romances are so popular, which are their favorites, what more complex and difficult relationships might look like, and finally the controversy around bi-mods.
1:17:51
March 15, 2018
Split the Veil 7: Gender in the Dragon Age Fandom
In this months episode: Listen to us talk about the unusual quality about the Dragon Age Fandom: There is an equal amount of men as there is women. We discuss why this may be, why Mass Effect isn't the same, and Caitie rants about modern feminism.
1:04:49
March 15, 2018
Split the Veil 6: On Races in Dragon Age - The Known and Unknown
In this month's episode: We discuss a topic sent in by Kerry Carlton, the different races of the Dragon Age universe! Listen to us talk about our favorite races, why half races in DA are so boring, and Jordan somehow convince Caitie that Firesprites might not be that bad.
1:11:15
March 15, 2018
Split the Veil 5: A.I. in the Mass Effect universe
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month's episode: We discuss our thoughts on A.I. in the Mass Effect series. Why do we like EDI better than SAM? Why is ME3's 'green' ending so creepy? What was Caitie's dog, Jinx, barking at?
1:16:53
March 2, 2018
Split the Veil 1: Of Anthem and DA4 Dreams
Hello and Welcome, Welcome! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This week: Anthem, DA4 hopes, bad gaydars, and unfinished plot points in the Dragon Age series.
1:01:34
March 2, 2018
Split the Veil 2: What we think of Mass Effect Andromeda
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: Mass Effect Andromeda judgements, punching Peebee, and an open letter to Bioware and the MEA team.
1:05:49
March 2, 2018
Split the Veil 3: Dragon Age 2 Retrospective
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: we look back on Dragon Age 2, how we feel about Felicia Day, decide how successful Hawke was, and how well DA2 has aged.
1:06:56
March 2, 2018
Split the Veil 4: Everything Elven Lore
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: We discuss Elven lore and its connection to other races, with only a hint of kink shaming!
1:05:48
March 2, 2018
Split the Veil 4.5: Laidlaw and Leaks
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month's baby episode: We discuss the creative director of the Dragon Age series leaving Bioware, and why you shouldn't be worried, as well as the DA4 'leak' that appeared in 4chan earlier this month!
36:54
March 2, 2018
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