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Alrighty, so what may just be the final DLC for the Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer has released, and a ton of things have come along with it. Mostly I’ll be covering the characters and maps, as I haven’t really gotten used to the weapons enough to really give you all a streamlined view of how they work. I do know for sure that they work similar to the prothean particle rifle in that they don’t rely on ammo crates for usage. Otherwise I can tell you that they don’t seem to be up to par, but that may just be a level issue, as I’m comparing them to level X rares and a couple mid-range UR weapons. Anyway, prepare to delve into what I think is the finest DLC Bioware has published to date. (more…)

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Not sure how to feel about this, folks. News has it that Legendary Pictures has taken the rights to make a Mass Effect movie. While I haven’t seen anything concrete, we all know the curse about video games being turned into movies. I’m hoping they won’t just butcher everything I know and love (Tali, stay safe!). While normally I’d be somewhat more enthusiastic about the concept, I just feel that the need to create a movie based on a game that more or less plays out like a movie is overkill. We get the cinema experience in every rendered cutscene. I guess I could wait before deeming it a total flop though. We’ll have to see how it goes.

Source: Mass Effect Movie!

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I’m going to apologize for this wall of text with a lack of images, as I couldn’t really find anything that I hadn’t used already. After quite a few hours logged on the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer since the release of the Earth DLC, I can say that I’m pleasantly surprised by the amount of effort and new material pumped into this installment of content. Thus far, I have only unlocked 4 of the 6 new classes and 2 of the 3 new guns, with a lot of additional gear bonuses and weapon mods that I won’t begin to tabulate. The new maps each give a sense of impending doom with reapers falling from the sky in each, although I have to say that Vancouver is rather massive for a Mass Effect multiplayer map. It was incredibly large and hard to really get a grasp of while playing. Anyway, let’s move along to covering the details of each part of the DLC, starting with characters.

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Did You Know Gaming is an amazing tumblr-like website that updates everyday with a random tid-bit about gaming.  To both the hardcore and casual gamers, these little facts and trivia pieces about some of our beloved games range from thoughtful nods to jaw dropping moments.  I’ve compiles a couple of my favorites, but you should do yourself a favor and check out the website itself to view dozens upon dozens of random facts about your favorite games.

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If you’ve finished the Mass Effect 3 campaign, you know that the extended cut was released last Tuesday for US and Canada to possibly fill any plot holes some [all] players wanted.  There have been an entire mess of theories arising, the most popular being the indoctrination theory, which in short was the idea that the entire final 30 minutes or so were simply an illusion and that you were in Shepherds mind fighting of metaphors for indoctrination.  Was that Bioware’s actual intention?  Does Shepherd still have an enemy to fight?  If you haven’t read up on the theories yet or are just curious to what my take on the series is, I suggest you continue reading below.  But beware, if you’re still interested in picking up the series, mass [lol] spoilers ahead.

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Highlights of the Week to Come:

  • Wrapping Up the Legend of Korra Season 1 – A review on the entire season so far.

  • Nigel Thronberry’s Face on Everything – A rapidly evolving meme whose shock humor is more than enough to merit a smile

  • Shepherd from Mass Effect 3 is a Naughty Commander
  • Selena Gomez Does 50 Shades of Grey – The Painter in Selena’s House Makes her…Uncomfortable

  • Charizard Go! – Breaking Bad Brings Down the House

Stay tuned throughout this week to see all the posts this week!

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When you’re done with the 30 hour emotional roller coaster that is Mass Effect 3, it’s quite addictive to dabble in the multiplayer.  Actually, unknownst to me, you were supposed to play the multiplayer before you got to the finish to maximize your potential outcome.  But regardless, I’m sure most Mass Effect 3 owners are in the stage of finishing up the campaign or at least working on it so they can focus on the multiplayer aspect.  The game itself may be semi-repetitive, but there is certainly an addictive aspect that gives this mode high replay value.  You essentially choose from a series of 5 or 6 races from 6 classes, each differing in their own unique way to team up with 3 others to fight a Horde Mode with sprinkled missions.  Today’s post is dedicated to the favorite classes I’ve been playing as of recent.

BTW, if anyone wants to play, friend request me on PSN: Figfire.  Write Bananascoop in the message box to give me a heads up.

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Lone Fire Warrior is a monster.  With a combination of gmod [Garry’s Mod] and Photoshop, he was able to take Video Game’s most current heroes and pit them against video game’s worst enemies.  With more than just a crazy action shot, a lot of these images have heart and emotion just based on the lighting, postures of the characters, and atmosphere around them.  This amazing series, named the Vindicator Series, is a gallery of these heroes in multiple situations.  Be sure the check out the rest of the gallery compiled below and  then visit his Deviant Art Page to take a look at what else he has cooked up.

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Alright, so admittedly I haven’t delved much into the single player campaign, and although I haven’t really gotten into the depth of this amazing series, I can at least give my current opinion on it. Mass Effect is a game similar to others like Dragon Age, in which the choices you make determine the outcome of the game. I can call it similar to Silent Hill in that there are always multiple endings depending on the path you chose during the story (such as Paragon or Renegade, which are essentially good and evil respectively). You play as Commander Shepard on the default, with the ability to change your characters looks and background with a few simple choices (or import your character directly from an ME2 file). Essentially the choices you make determine the outcome of the game and the fate of the universe etc, just like many other games of this genre. Read more to see my in-depth review of Mass Effect 3. (more…)

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A great part of the video game experience is a multiplayer component.  A lot of the games I’m playing these days all have cooperative or competitive aspects that let me play with or against players all around the world or with my friends on my couch.  Here’s a list of games I’m playing and the experiences I’m having with it.

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For all of you Mass Effect fans it is time to rejoice! Despite being an idea created by deviantart user lupodirosso, this idea has gained some backing through internet forums and news aggregation sites alike, including Kotaku and Reddit. Though we don’t know how long it will take before people start sporting Wrex or Garrus inspired hoodies, the fact that someone has taken time out of their busy (or not so busy) day to craft these for us means that at least someone, somewhere will definitely want to be paying for something along these lines. Kotaku has already stated that similar designs have been released by BioWare, meaning that these designs could come into production whenever they so choose to hire this man. For now, however, I know that I’ll be sleeping soundly, dreaming of a collection including the very chic and stylish ME hoodies. BioWare TAKE MY MONEY!

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Lupodirosso’s DeviantArt Page

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If you’ve been reading my blog for the past couple of months, every once in a while I’ll mention that ‘we’re not a video game blog/I’m trying to get into writing about video gaming’ rants.  Well today is the announcement that I’ll be writing and posting video game related items more often and I’ve officially added it as a category.  Soon enough I’ll add it to the list of banners as well as it’s own icon on the right.  I think at this point, I’ve fully engulfed the ‘geek site’ mantra/persona as now I’m covering movies, television, and now video games.You can now expect video game morning banana oatmeals, full blown articles about games I’ve picked up on, and other gamer related culture.  Read more regarding a little background on my own video game experience.

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