Nov
07
2016
9

Today is N7 Day! [Bumped.]

UPDATE: Here’s the trailer.  Looks like it’s an adventure! …Which, to quote somebody or other, means that somebody else is in deep sh*t, far away.

I dunno when they’re dropping the Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer, but it will probably be today.  I will not lie: I am looking forward to it. And I just got my N7 hoodie back from my sister’s, so I will be appropriately dressed for the announcement.

…Well, OK, I have to take the car to the Jiffy Lube and then do groceries because we have no food in the house.  But I will be watching the announcement in spirit.  More or less.

Nov
01
2016
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Yup, they’re going to announce Mass Effect: Andromeda on N7 Day.

This is pretty much a given, at this point.  Also: GET THE HECK OFF OF THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY SYSTEMS ALLIANCE HERITAGE SITE, YOU DAFT IDJITS.  Geez, were you people raised by varren?

[UPDATE: As was noted in Twitter, it’s almost certainly not coming out next week. But we’re probably getting a release date. Finally.]

Sep
01
2016
4

Yeah, there’s no real impetus for remastering Mass Effect.

I can totally see this. Peter Moore of EA:

“Could we make an easy buck on remastering Mass Effect? Yes. Have a thousand people asked me that? Yes they have. Do we have… No.”

Look. I have a Mass Effect hoodie. I have Mass Effect cufflinks.  I played all three games. Loved them to death – and yes, I was fine with the ending, if only because I was feeling guilty over what I did to Shepard at that point and I needed closure. But I’m not out there playing any of the games.  They’re not endlessly re-playable like, say, Skyrim was.  Maybe if the Mass Effect franchise had stayed a pure RPG and done open world and modding I’d feel differently, but they didn’t and that’s fine.

So, yeah.  Stick to ME: Andromeda, Bioware.  That’s what I want to see.

Jul
22
2016
1

My belated look at the EA Mass Effect: Andromeda video.

A little weird that I missed this at the time, but it happens.

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Apr
20
2016
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Crud. Mass Effect: Andromeda pushed back to 1Q 2017.

Pity: I was looking forward to playing it over the holidays.  And… wow. Has it really been four years since Mass Effect 3 came out?  Time absolutely flies by sometimes, it seems.

Apr
04
2016
1

Don’t use Mass Effect 2 in your fanboy political ads. EA will *cut* you.

I liked Mass Effect 2. I found it to be more of a FPS/RPG hybrid than a pure role-playing game, although having played ME2 before Mass Effect I wasn’t as upset about that as other people. Anyway: great game, great game. Don’t ever rip off Bioware’s/EA’s IP for political purposes without permission. (more…)

Dec
09
2015
3

Mass Effect: Andromeda to have bigger galaxy map, Mako.

At least, that’s the word.  And no Commander Shepard, which is simultaneously depressing and reassuring. Just because I want her back doesn’t mean that it’d be good to bring her back.  My reaction is all very narrative-based, I suppose.

Bad news? They’re gonna be pushing multiplayer.  Of course.  There’s money in that. …Sorry. Letting the cynicism seep in.

Nov
12
2015
1

The Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day teaser trailer.

…You bastards. You malignant, magnificent bastards.

I HAD MADE MY PEACE, DAMMIT. I had accepted that she was gone. And now I’m going to be wondering for the next year.

Moe Lane

PS: It’s now canonical that Commander Shepard was a woman. CANONICAL. I am vindicated!

Sep
10
2015
7

No, in point of fact, Mass Effect 3 did NOT make you do too many pull-ups.

Having actually done all 183 pull-ups in-game, I was nothing but satisfied at the resolution of that particular activity. Because my FemShep broke Vega’s record, you understand. And Vega watched me do it, so there was no mistake.

Understand: Vega and I were tight. He was a good dude. But he had a little difficulty sometimes taking FemShep seriously. So it was necessary to demonstrate who was who, and what was what. Which I did.
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Jun
15
2015
6

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Jan
09
2015
8

Proof of the primacy of FemShep.

Wait, what’s this ‘originally’ nonsense? (more…)

Dec
13
2014
8

The Dragon Age / Mass Effect Companions, rated worst to best.

There are 43. The rankings from #42 to #2 are absolute bull[expletive deleted]. But #43 (the worst) is spot-on, and so is #1 (the best).

No, really. I tested this. With SCIENCE. Which is to say, I asked my wife, and she confirmed both the best and the worst Companions without breaking a sweat.  So that’s three data points, right there.

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