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Mass Effect 3 Keeps Pumping Out Free DLC

By: goukijones Oct 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

On October 9, New Maps, New Guns & New Characters all for free. From Bioware.

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Trailer

By: Arthvader Aug 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

With the Leviathan DLC coming next week, Bioware and EA decided to bring out a trailer.

Here's the Trailer:

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Priced and Dated!

By: cinderkin Aug 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

For those that still love Mass Effect 3 ending and all will be happy to know that the newest DLC titles Leviathan is coming very soon.

According to Bioware the newest Mass Effect 3 DLC Leviathan will be dropping August 28, 2012. The new single player mission follows Shepard as he/she attempts to hunt down the Leviathan, “a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper.”

Priced at a whopping $9.99 PSN/ 800 MSP.

Are you looking forward to more Single Player content in Mass Effect 3? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don’t be a Jimmy!

Bioware has finally released the extended cut of the Mass Effect 3 ending. What's different? Did it fix anything? Should you care? Read on!

Spoiler Alert!

Yeah, if you haven't finished ME3 by now, you probably don't care, so here we go...

First the Good:

I had a couple of big problems continuity-wise with the original ending. Namely, I had James on my squad at the end, and then he somehow shows up on the Normandy when it crash lands on another planet. Speaking of which, when did the Normandy start to run away from Earth?

Well, those two problems were fixed in the new ending... a sequence where your squad mates take a hit at the end and get "evac" by the Normandy. It doesn't make much sense narratively as you are supposed to be pushing towards the beam "at all costs" and here Shepard stops, reverses direction and waits for his friend Jimmy to get picked up by the Normandy... but at least it explains HOW they got on the Normandy. Later, once the crucible is ready to fire, we get an additional scene where Joker (and the rest of the fleet) is ordered to retreat and does so hesitantly. Only a couple of seconds of screen time there, but it filled that hole nicely.

The Mass Relays no longer explode, but are merely "damaged". This is good because as ME's own story says, blowing up a relay would destroy the star system, so having them blow up in the original ending seemingly doomed the galaxy.

The epilogs, all three of them, let you know what happened to the galaxy after your choice was made. This was a big oversight by the original endings and is wrapped up, three different ways by the new ending.

There is a new, fourth option, if you decide that Shepard should be able to do what she wants and not be pigeon holed into these choices.... Check it out here:

Okay... onto the Bad:

As I mentioned above, the evac scene, while it filled a continuity plot hole, didn't make any sense in a do-or-die "at all costs" battle scene.

The three different epilogs were all still scenes (not animated) and were the same (with some minor color modifications) for all three choices, just the voice over was different.

Now the crashed Normandy takes off again at the end... WTF? Why have it crash in the first place? Similarly, the reapers that flee the planet (depending on your choice) now come back to help rebuild... they just took off and landed again, LOL. This goes to show how confusing the original ending was.

Finally, the Ugly

The star-kid ghost thing is still there, and still makes very little sense, and the green, blue, or red space magic explosions still don't really explain what's happening.

The new cut scenes glitched up on me a couple of times, freezing one image on the screen while others played over top of it.

Overall, I'm glad they decided to release this dlc... especially as it's FREE. It actually feels like an ending now despite still having some issues. That said, it's not really worth your time to download this and replay the ending sequence just to see one of the endings... just youtube 'em. If you're playing through again (to do the opposite paragon/renegade track or side quests you missed) it's worth having this downloaded so you'll see a full ending.

 

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut ending gets dated

By: BatRastered Jun 22, 2012 | 5 Comments

The Extended Cut is free DLC that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, it will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices.

The Extended Cut will be available to download at no additional charge on June 26th on Xbox 360 and PC and PlayStation 3.

There is a podcast about the DLC (audio only)

EA/Bioware has provided a quick FAQ about the DLC... check it out:

How much is the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut is available to download at no additional charge.

When does the Extended Cut release?
The Extended Cut will release on June 26th on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 in North America and July 4th for PlayStation 3 in Europe.

How large is the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut requires roughly 1.9 gigabytes of storage.

How do I get the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut can be downloaded from Xbox LIVE, Origin on PC, and PlayStation Network at no additional cost.

What is included in the Extended Cut?
The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.

Does the Extended Cut change the endings?
The Extended Cut is an expansion of the original endings to Mass Effect 3. It does not fundamentally change the endings, but rather it expands on the meaning of the original endings, and reveals greater detail on the impact of player decisions.

What save game should I load to play the Extended Cut?
[SPOILERS] To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content..

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2 new maps, new characters, new weapons, and more. You'll still have to unlock them through the random pack system, but hey, at least it's FREE. That's right, free! Deals Jimmy!

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Join the war for Earth in Mass Effect 3! Owners of Mass Effect 3 can download the first multiplayer expansion for no additional cost. The Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack adds new unlockable content: deadly weapons, new consumables, and powerful characters for each class in multiplayer, including the Asari Justicar, Batarian, Geth, and Krogan Battlemaster. Additionally, the Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack also includes 2 new maps, Firebase Condor and Firebase Hydra. Download this pack on April 10th and take the battle online in the critically acclaimed Mass Effect 3 multiplayer experience.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Announced

By: BatRastered Apr 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

Free DLC Pack to Provide Additional Cinematic Scenes to the Ending of Mass Effect 3 this Summer

The fans have won and EA/BioWare will be providing some extended ending scenes later this year. Will it be too little, too late? I can't think about putting ME3 back in the system tray this summer, I'm not even going to remember much of what the ending was about by then. Honestly, they could've solved this problem with 3 pre-rendered youtube video explaining the three different endings a little better.

According to the press release EA will be providing: 

"Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge"

Hey, at least it's free!

Full press release through the source link.

The latest scoop and rumors on the 2 Mass Effect Movies suddenly announced. One has already begun production. The other could be the most expensive 3D movie ever made.

The first Mass Effect movie is rumored to star Clive Owen as Commander Shepard.

This version will be rated R and directed more to the average gamer. The story takes place right after the end of Mass Effect 3 and will have a lot of focus on action.

EA says: "This is because the end of Mass Effect 3 didn't actually mean anything. There will be a huge space battle at the end of this movie." 

This Renegade Commander Shepard will be a soldier and only fight with guns. The back story is that this Shepard was full on Renegade and that everyone he crossed paths with that he could piss off or kill, he did. Filming is to start 1 year from today and the release date has not been revealed.

The second Mass Effect movie will star Lucy Lawless as a Paragon Commander Shepard.

This version is rated PG-13 and will be more for you Twilight Jimmys. Dubbed "The Paragon Version" immediately went into production after the Hunger Games made like $150 million the first weekend. Expect to see a lot of story and more emphasis on how difficult it is to make some decisions while in space.

EA says: "Expect this Shepard to be a 'Galaxy Gal' that everyone admires. A real role model for young girls."

This Shepard will be an Engineer, specializing in tech gadgets and computers. Rumor: she even flies the Normandy at one point. The deal with this version is that it's going to be the exact opposite of the "Men's" version. So this Shepard is going to have all the support in the galaxy. There's potential to see Wrex and some of the other characters that will be dead in the Renegade version.

Other Casting news:

  • Seth Green has already signed on to play Joker in Both movies.
  • The Chick who plays Whitney on NBC will play Miranda in the Paragon Version.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan & Ving Rhames will both play Krogan's in the Renegade version.
  • Justin Bieber will be Kadien Alenko in the Paragon version.
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Mass Effect 3 Live Action Commercial

By: goukijones Feb 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

This might just be the best thing about the new Mass Effect.

GoukiJones plays Mass Effect 3 demo. Sorry for the sniffles I was a lil under the weather that day. Or it was the game that just made me sick.

The Mass Effect 3 demo came out this week, offering a peek at both the single player and the new multiplayer modes.

The Mass Effect 3 demo served as a reminder of the direction the series has taken since the original game (my favorite). That is to say, the demo is all action third person shooter with cutscenes. Forget the fact that the single player demo offers you the choice of RPG mode (default), Story mode (less fighting, more cutscenes) or Action mode (no dialog trees, the game makes choices for you), those are ridiculous, but the real problem for me was that even in RPG mode I felt like the decisions I made in the dialog weren't represented on-screen. At one point Commander Shepard finds a little kid hiding in an air vent, you're given the nice "let me help you" option or the "get out of there now!" option. Shepard is a badass, and the world is under attack from aliens, this is no time for being nice, so I picked the get out of there now option. During the cut scene Shepard shows none of this hurry up attitude, instead pleading with the kid to "take my hand". Come on man... I can't help but fell like they spent too much time giving these different game modes and not enough and the in-game decisions and actions.

Speaking of action, the shooting is just like the previous 2 games. Take cover, pop some shots, use your power wheel to help take down the baddies, move to the next area and repeat. Not that that's a bad thing, I had a good time throwing singularity at the enemies, lifting them off the ground from behind cover so I could shoot their helpless bodies as they floated in the air. If this was your favorite part of the ME series, then you'll love this demo. Nowhere in the demo was I able to customize my armor or guns or pilot the Normandy spacecraft around the galaxy (my favorite parts of ME1).

As for the multiplayer, well it's just a horde mode, there's no vs which is a bit of a disappointment. I didn't have too much fun playing it either. The objectives weren't very clear nor was it clear who you were shooting at as some of your allies can look a bit like the enemy depending on their class and species.

I really wonder if EA/Bioware had not spent the time worrying about multiplayer, kinect, and the useless story & action modes, that the game would be out already. Either that or the main story could be better or longer (but I don't know how good or bad that is yet). As it is, team Gouki is only buying one copy of this game, as we don't feel a need to play the horde mode.

You can see some of GoukiJones' experience with the demo from twitch.tv

Personally I'd rather be watching a sexy ass run around than some Jimmy. I've always chosen to be a female character in games for that reason. Female Shepard from Mass Effect is been special. She spoke and renegade style ... love the attitude.

Didn't the Jimmys of the internet choose a blonde to be the face of the female Shepard? Doesn't matter now I guess. Good, I don't care. Can I still import my save file with my previous design? Can't wait to smack bitches and fuck blue aliens in Mass Effect 3.

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