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
--

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.

Oct
07
2014
9

So, I had a minor freak-out tonight (not the bad kind).

My wife and I went to the movies tonight to go see the BBC special on Vikings (because SHUT UP). So I go to use the bathroom before the show actually starts*, and as I’m walking into the actual theater itself I hear the music starting. So I begin to walk.

And then I begin to run, because they played this. As God is my witness, they played this. As the intro to the program.

…Except that nobody else noticed this, apparently. I find it difficult to believe that nobody else would have noticed this.

Dec
14
2013
5

“Reignite.”

It may shock some of you to hear that I’m STILL playing Skyrim. It’s not my fault: the fans keep putting out good mods. The one I’m using now even addresses a major flaw in the game: even after you join the Bard’s College you can’t actually, you know, be a bard. This mod fixes that: your character can now play about five or so musical instruments, and – we’re getting towards the point now, I swear – play a bunch of fan-made Skyrim-themed songs.

Oh, yes, this is so totally a thing. But this isn’t a Skyrim-themed song: it’s a Mass Effect-themed song, which made me straighten up in my chair when my Dragonborn started singing it in an inn. (more…)

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