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September 17 2012

Joss Whedon influenced a Gears of War plot point. Game designer Cliff Bleszinski explains how a conversation with Joss led to the death of a key character in the Gears of War series (spoilers for the games).

I knew it! Joss is a fictional character reaper for all works of creativity.

As long as he leaves Mr. Darcy alone, I can deal with his reaperness.

ROFL.
God damn that Whedon and his character killing ways.
Have the makers of Mass Effect said that they received any inspiration from Firefly? There are a few similarities. The enemies are the mysterious Reapers, whom initially no one is quite sure exists, and a mercenary organization is called Blue Sun.
I like Cliffy B., but Joss Whedon he ain't. It was a mistake killing Dom. Killing Wash and the others from Whedon-ville had huge emotional impact and raised the stakes for their respective series, and Dom's death served no purpose other than "the series is over, let's go kill a guy."
Killing Wash and the others from Whedon-ville had huge emotional impact and raised the stakes for their respective series, and Dom's death served no purpose other than "the series is over, let's go kill a guy.


Isn't it amazing how perspective changes everything? That in a nutshell is why I hated the death of Wash. My reaction when it happened? "Oh, of course..."
The thing Bioware took from Firefly, for Mass Effect 2 I think, was a bit of dialogue, where Zaeed Massani, a bounty hunter, urges Shepard to complete his loyalty mission so they can go and be big goddamn heroes ;)
Speaking of Joss, video games, and popular culture, has anyone read Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One?" It's a dystopian sci fi novel centering around a massive virtual reality game that was invented by a guy obsessed with late 20th century pop culture, especially 80s pop culture. It has a number of references to Joss, and lots of other geek culture. More importantly, it is a really terrific read that I think would appeal to Joss fans, especially because the heroes are a plucky gang of nerds. Expect a movie version from Warner Brothers.
Damn it Joss, killing characters wherever he goes.... He doesn't even go here!

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