Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Having played through the Mass Effect campaign more times than I care to admit, I'm surprised at just how few commentators on the saga have explored how Mass Effect's story mirrors the mythology shared by civilizations for thousands of years.

Since the attacks on the morning of October 7, 2023, the news has been dominated by a long-standing debate between Palestinian and Israeli responsibility for violence in the region. Across social media, twenty-something-year-old experts in international affairs and the history of the Middle East hav...