BioWare Goose Cam: Mass Eggfect

I like my geese like I like my coffee: under surveillance as they reproduce to the soundtracks of popular videogames.

Fortunately for me, BioWare have put a goose under surveillance as she incubates her eggs atop the developer’s Edmonton studio and are livestreaming the whole thing. The header image is from the official Dragon Age Keep account which has been reimagining the geese as BioWare characters.

The pair have been named Ganders (that’s the female) and the Arishonk (that’s the male) – hey, it’s the games industry, you do not pass up a good pun. The intention is to monitor the nest while it’s in use, keeping an eye on the parents and the (fingers crossed) little goslings.

“How many eggs did Ganders lay? When will they hatch? Do geese like Mass Effect? From 1-10, how cute is a baby goose? To satisfy our desperate need to answer these questions, we’ve set up the BioWare Goose Cam, which will monitor Ganders 24/7 as she tends to her nest. We hope you watch it too.”

I think this is my favourite BioWare game to date, although obviously it would be improved by a planetary mining minigame. No shade. I freaking loved mining planets for minerals.

The livestream also encourages curious viewers to donate to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton, an organisation which helps care for injured and orphaned wildlife.

It is nighttime as I’m writing this so I am watching a black screen. There was far more visible goose last night. CURSE THIS TIME DIFFERENCE. At least I get to listen to bangin’ BioWare game soundtrack choons as I work.


  1. Lakshmi says:

    Now we need geese puns for all the other BioWare characters.

  2. Simbosan says:

    “you do not pass up a good pun”

    Hmm, yet you managed that title!

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      phuzz says:

      RPS don’t pass up good puns, it’s just that sometimes they don’t pass up the bad ones either…

      • SpiceTheCat says:

        Pass up the chance of a bad pun? On RPS? Waterfowl idea!

  3. Mansen says:

    About a month late for a fool’s joke… Also something something “Where the videogames at?”

  4. Don Reba says:

    Someone should release a Goose Simulator any minute now.

  5. DelrueOfDetroit says:

    The closest you’ll ever get to a Canada Goose without “HISSSSSSSSSSSS!”

    • Devan says:

      I logged in to say that’s not universal. I live in British Columbia and our geese are wary but generally unthreatening, just like most ducks. I imagine it’s similar in Alberta.
      Unfortunately the aggression seen from Canada Geese in some other areas is probably a learned behaviour passed down through generations and presumably perpetrated by a relatively few people being jerks to them. It’s sad to see.

  6. HothMonster says:

    The music is so dramatic, its like a boss fight Canadian Miyazaki would add to ‘Tim Horton Souls’

    • Blad the impaler says:

      One can only imagine what hideousness in country-wide stretchy pants would lurk there.

  7. fabronaut says:

    that’s one of the funniest opening lines I’ve ever read! well done :3

  8. Kala says:

    Cripes, that’s some ominous music for a nesting goose.

    …Actually, given link to that’s probably warranted.

    (in seriousness, lovely idea)