Split the Veil

Split the Veil 35: DA Choices! Dragon Age: Origins Edition

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Split the Veil covers all things Bioware - from Mass Effect, to Dragon Age, Bioware classics, and Anthem. Hosted by Caitie (Ghil Dirthalen on YouTube) and Jordan (The Exalted March on YouTube).
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Split the Veil covers all things Bioware - from Mass Effect, to Dragon Age, Bioware classics, and Anthem. Hosted by Caitie (Ghil Dirthalen on YouTube) and Jordan (The Exalted March on YouTube).

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Split the Veil 49: The Witcher 3
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the Witcher 3 - from Geralt's romantic exploits, to Ciri's destiny, to Dandelion, to the DLC expanions, we go into all our favorite Witcher stuff. Also: witch titties. 
1:06:36
December 12, 2019
Split the Veil 48: Companion Review! Mass Effect
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the squad from Mass Effect, ranking each companion, talking romance (and ninja-mance), why Kaidan isn't better and the far far far far future. 
1:10:40
November 21, 2019
Split the Veil 47: Dragon Age Origins and cRPGs
In this episode Caitie and Jordan look back at the intersection of new and old RPGs in Dragon Age: Origins, and muse about the possibility of Dragon Age getting a cRPG title in addition to Dragon Age 4. Also Jordan talks about the new Kanye West album and Fallout 1. 
1:01:00
November 1, 2019
Split the Veil 46: Companion Review! Dragon Age: Origins
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan review the party members of Dragon Age: Origins, ranking each of them on a scientifically proven (not really) scale in multiple categories. Find out who we rank as our favorites. And also, a very brief talk about the dangers of uncomfortable situations in Sailor Moon games. 
1:37:56
October 11, 2019
Split the Veil 45: The Other Games BioWare Fans Should Play
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss their favorite non-BioWare RPGs. We cover a few games you'd expect, but also some you might not. From character to story to gameplay to choice and consequence, we go over all the elements that make our favorite RPGs so good. Also. "Albino" "witcher" "dick" are words that are uttered. You're welcome. 
1:17:44
September 27, 2019
Split the Veil 44: Anthem Six Months Later
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the current state of Anthem, their thoughts on the Cataclysm event, and the surprisingly successful sales numbers for Anthem. Also Jordan can't shut up about Technomancer.
1:13:06
September 6, 2019
Split the Veil 43: The Voices of BioWare
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss some of the most memorable actors in the BioWare catalogue - we run down some of our favorite acting performances in Dragon Age, Mass Effect, KotOR and more. Also: we talk a little bit about the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 
1:10:31
August 23, 2019
Split the Veil 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss death and its ramifications in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Also a brief discussion about ghosts, Chicago, and risky Google searches. 
1:01:37
August 1, 2019
Split the Veil 41: BioWare Mobile Games Past and Future (2D Waifus)
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss BioWare games on mobile - everything from Mass Effect to Dragon Age standalone mobile titles, to companion apps, to brainstorming what a good BioWare game on mobile would look like... and lastly, a side conversation on 2D waifus. 
1:11:44
July 18, 2019
Split the Veil 40: State of the Nations
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the different countries in Thedas, different species in Mass Effect, and the balance between alliances vs national or species self interest. We go in depth on the culture of Tevinter, the qunari, and also the differences between politics in the Milky Way vs Andromeda galaxy in Mass Effect. 
1:02:39
July 5, 2019
Split the Veil 39: Two Years and E3
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss their thoughts following E3, discussing Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu Reeves, Outer Worlds, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and the formats E3 presentations use. Also: we sort of remember this is our two year anniversary episode. 
1:05:33
June 14, 2019
Split the Veil 38: Dragon Age Franchise DLC
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss all the major DLC in the Dragon Age franchise - from Witchhunt, to Legacy, to Trespasser and more... and also maybe reminisce about ice cream trucks.   
1:16:13
May 17, 2019
Split the Veil 37: Blightnado
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss their wildest dreams for Dragon Age 4, including a open world that works, a smaller map that works better, how heists would work, new party gameplay, and maybe briefly a discussion about two blights at once happens. 
1:07:56
May 3, 2019
Split the Veil 36: What Happened with Anthem, and What's Next For DA4
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the two most recent BioWare articles from Kotaku's Jason Schreier focusing on the development history of Anthem, and the past and future of DA4's development.  
1:53:57
April 19, 2019
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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