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Title: Mass Effect 3
Post by: sambo on January 13, 2010, 01:45:25 PM
Mass Effect Project Manager Casey Hudson says he wants Mass Effect 3 to be released on this generation of consoles (via IGN).
Hudson says that the team is aiming for "a fairly short turnaround" though he doesn't say what this is - it could be a Left 4 Dead 2 type scenario or it could be a reference to the usual 2-year wait for sequels.

In any case, BioWare want to wrap up the trilogy within the Xbox 360's lifetime, which would make it a neat and tidy way of tying the series up. Though it's strange that we're currently running more stories on Mass Effect 3 than we are Mass Effect 2 right now...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on January 13, 2010, 02:17:32 PM
From what I've seen and read regarding ME2's development, the changes BioWare has made with the game's engine, logic, etc. will probably make development for ME3 much easier and more efficeint that the development of ME2.

I don't think they'll be able to rush it out by next Christmas, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's given a "Holiday 2011" release.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: sambo on January 21, 2010, 01:24:43 PM
Greg Zeschuk, co-founder of Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare, has told Kotaku that your game save in Mass Effect 2 will carry over to Mass Effect 3.
For Mass Effect 2, BioWare will be implementing a system where your save in the original Mass Effect will have an, erm, effect on how the sequel plays out.

That same system where your decisions will come back to haunt you (or reward you) will be present in Mass Effect 3.

"I think we can actually extend that quite effectively to [Mass Effect 3]," explains Zeschuk ."The key thing being that that save game concept will work in 3 as well where we can take the save games from one to two, two to three."

What does this mean for now? Expect to be making a lot more tough decisions in Mass Effect 2, knowing everything will have a consequence...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on January 21, 2010, 02:32:54 PM
What does this mean for now? Expect to be making a lot more tough decisions in Mass Effect 2, knowing everything will have a consequence...

The whole concept of gamesaves being carried over is quite awesome.  However, this does not play well with the way I play games.

Typically, when playing a "Morality" game (Mass Effect, Fable, etc.) I will play as a good guy during my first playthrough.  Then I'll play as a bad guy during my 2nd playthrough.  This means the last gamesave dated on my Hard Drive will likely be filled with negative decisions.

I still need to rebuy / borrow the first Mass Effect so I can recheck my gamesaves and make sure I carry over the correct gamesave.   ???

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: KoreRupt on January 21, 2010, 02:45:11 PM
What does this mean for now? Expect to be making a lot more tough decisions in Mass Effect 2, knowing everything will have a consequence...

The whole concept of gamesaves being carried over is quite awesome.  However, this does not play well with the way I play games.

Typically, when playing a "Morality" game (Mass Effect, Fable, etc.) I will play as a good guy during my first playthrough.  Then I'll play as a bad guy during my 2nd playthrough.  This means the last gamesave dated on my Hard Drive will likely be filled with negative decisions.

I still need to rebuy / borrow the first Mass Effect so I can recheck my gamesaves and make sure I carry over the correct gamesave.   ???



You could make two different charecters :)

Or even 4.. since playing male and female makes a massive impact on the game too.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: xnightcrawlerxx on January 21, 2010, 02:55:35 PM
What does this mean for now? Expect to be making a lot more tough decisions in Mass Effect 2, knowing everything will have a consequence...

The whole concept of gamesaves being carried over is quite awesome.  However, this does not play well with the way I play games.

Typically, when playing a "Morality" game (Mass Effect, Fable, etc.) I will play as a good guy during my first playthrough.  Then I'll play as a bad guy during my 2nd playthrough.  This means the last gamesave dated on my Hard Drive will likely be filled with negative decisions.

I still need to rebuy / borrow the first Mass Effect so I can recheck my gamesaves and make sure I carry over the correct gamesave.   ???



im pretty sure there will be a way to choose which gamesave to star ME2 from
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: KoreRupt on January 21, 2010, 08:23:09 PM
I also heard that if you pick "New Custom Charecter" you can pick various things that happend in ME and tinker with the options.

Eg. Did wrex die?  Yes/No
etc. (I'd say more but would be spoilers to anyone playing ME at the moment, JT :P)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on January 25, 2010, 04:44:43 PM
I also heard that if you pick "New Custom Charecter" you can pick various things that happend in ME and tinker with the options.

Eg. Did wrex die?  Yes/No
etc. (I'd say more but would be spoilers to anyone playing ME at the moment, JT :P)

That would be stuptacular!  It would certainly resolve all of my concerns with my previous multiple playthroughs (ie.  New Game 'Plus').

I replayed the game at least 3 times under the same "Save", which means I've most likely played out each scenario in every way possible.  I would love to be able to pick-&-chooose which scenarios carry over to ME2.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: sambo on June 03, 2010, 12:39:31 PM
Let the rumours begin - BioWare Montreal is looking for a multiplayer programmer and the signs point towards Mass Effect.
The multiplayer programmer needs "experience with the Unreal engine". Mass Effect is the only BioWare franchise that uses the Unreal Engine, notes Joystiq.

When asked for comment, EA told Joystiq: "Mass Effect is a rich, dynamic fiction designed as a trilogy. The team at BioWare is working on new downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 and are in the early stages of Mass Effect 3 development."

So no confirmation but then, we wouldn't expect one. Still, food for thought - would BioWare risk messing with the Mass Effect formula for the final instalment by including multiplayer?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 03, 2010, 04:13:17 PM
I might approve of a co-op feature for Mass Effect, but it would have to be airtight and flawless to not frustrate me.

Any competitive multiplayer aspect pushed into ME3 will never be played by me (except for achievements of course).

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2010, 06:24:53 AM
Sony Russia confirms Mass Effect 3?

BioWare is preparing to unveil Mass Effect 3, if a tweet from SCEE Russia is to be believed.

A post on the PlayStation Russia Twitter page, translated by RipTen, reads, "The company Bioware for premium VGA showed a teaser in which we can see the first shots of Mass Effect 3."

The clip it's referring to is posted below.

So, is this confirmation of a third full Mass Effect game or just an incorrect assumption on the part of a Sony Russia staffer? We've been in touch with Sony US for clarification and will update as soon as we hear back.

BioWare has been releasing cryptic clues (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-19-new-clue-for-next-bioware-project) for its as-yet-unannounced new title all week on its Facebook page. It's due to be officially unveiled at the Spike VGA Awards on 11th December.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: dfusioness on November 22, 2010, 06:29:40 AM
bloody hell, i havent played 2 yet , better get a wriggle on
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: dfusioness on November 22, 2010, 06:33:02 AM
problem solved , 2 for 25 quid at play.com can get ME2 and L4D2 in the new year , will need to re-buy ME 1 but its only 6 quid
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2010, 06:34:39 AM
bloody hell, i havent played 2 yet , better get a wriggle on

I haven't even played the first game, it's currently placed (still wrapped of course!) beneath my copy of COD4.

You can get the sequel for around a tenner now.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: dfusioness on November 22, 2010, 06:42:10 AM
yep, its 10 preowned, or like i said 2 for 25 so i may as well spend a little extra , apologies for no pound sign, it seems to have dissapeared of my keyboard ????
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2010, 06:54:57 AM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: dfusioness on November 22, 2010, 07:19:12 AM
this it what i get if i do that #   the keys are all fcked up !!!!! i need a new keyboard
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 22, 2010, 10:11:22 AM
If you have any interest of playing Mass Effect 1, be sure to play it before playing Mass Effect 2.

The obvious reason is the whole gamesave transfer.  But more importantly, the combat mechanics of ME1 will frustrate you after experiencing the much-improved mechanics in ME2.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: DFUSIONITE on November 22, 2010, 11:46:03 AM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on December 01, 2010, 02:58:45 AM
bloody hell, i havent played 2 yet , better get a wriggle on

Same here, just ordered it though - should be arriving in a few days. Anyone know if there's any indication that ME2 will be released as a GOTY Edition?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on December 01, 2010, 04:52:39 AM
bloody hell, i havent played 2 yet , better get a wriggle on

Same here, just ordered it though - should be arriving in a few days. Anyone know if there's any indication that ME2 will be released as a GOTY Edition?


Not been announced yet, but as the PS3 is getting ME2 in one complete package i would say its a safe bet there will be a GOTY edition as bioware have already done that with dragon age, ME2 is still my favourite game of this generation though its Awesome!!! and you can get it really cheap now  ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on December 02, 2010, 02:41:06 AM
bloody hell, i havent played 2 yet , better get a wriggle on

Same here, just ordered it though - should be arriving in a few days. Anyone know if there's any indication that ME2 will be released as a GOTY Edition?


Not been announced yet, but as the PS3 is getting ME2 in one complete package i would say its a safe bet there will be a GOTY edition as bioware have already done that with dragon age, ME2 is still my favourite game of this generation though its Awesome!!! and you can get it really cheap now  ;D
True, grabbed my copy for $10 this last week. How's the DLC for ME2? I downloaded the DLC for ME 1 and remember not being really amazed by it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on December 02, 2010, 05:00:41 AM
Its of a much higher standard, but i'd wait till its on offer though as that will enevitably happen no point spending extra creds when you don't have to  ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on December 02, 2010, 09:16:37 AM
How's the DLC for ME2? I downloaded the DLC for ME 1 and remember not being really amazed by it.

The ME2 DLC is great.  Far superior to ME1's.

The freebies are ... free ... so I don't mind them being bleh.  Overlord and Lair of the Shadow Broker are well worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 10, 2010, 06:13:00 AM
Rumour: Mass Effect 3 set for VGA reveal

Mass Effect 3 will be revealed at this weekend's Spike TV Video Game Awards show, Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/09/rumor-mass-effect-3-to-be-revealed-at-the-vgas-will-include-mu/) claims.

A "trusted source" reckons the teaser clip released last month, which depicts a sniper set within a war torn environment, is taken from Mass Effect 3.

The game is also rumoured to feature multiplayer. If true it would be a first for the series.

Joystiq's source backs up a claim made last month by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Russia.

It said in a tweet that BioWare was preparing to unveil Mass Effect 3 at the VGAs. Boom.

BioWare has released cryptic clues for its as-yet-unannounced new title all month on its Facebook page. The truth will be revealed early Sunday morning UK time.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on December 11, 2010, 01:30:27 AM
This game's springing a bunch of leaks as of late: [Gamestop Leaks @ EA Store] (http://www.gametrailers.com/news/mass-effect-3-leaked-by-ea/2761)

Gotta get cracking on ME 2...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 13, 2010, 05:57:31 AM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on December 22, 2010, 04:54:34 PM
sqeeeeel!!!


Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on May 04, 2011, 01:37:10 PM
Mass Effect 3 Images:

(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0001.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0002.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0003.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0004.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0005.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0006.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0007.jpg)
(http://images.gamersyde.com/image_mass_effect_3-15533-2186_0008.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Kyuubi on May 04, 2011, 04:22:26 PM
Now that looks good!!!

Looking forward to when this comes out.
Still looks like they've kept a few of the old enemies too......interesting.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on May 04, 2011, 05:27:01 PM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 04, 2011, 06:10:38 PM
Spring release?  I can deal with that.  Better than trying to deal with the Christmas / Holiday schedule.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on May 04, 2011, 08:20:53 PM
...and hopefully the Arrival DLC will go on DotW between now and then- how ME2 and ME3 bridge feels really intriguing, plus it's the only thing keeping me from a 100% ME2  8)

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 05, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
ME1's DLC went on sale very close to the release of ME2.  Although, those decisions were likely made by Microsoft, where EA now holds the rights to Mass Effect's publishing.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on May 07, 2011, 06:29:37 AM
I'm sure it'll atleast go DotW, i have some of it already even though (sacralige) i havn't played ME2 yet :-/
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on May 07, 2011, 08:34:46 AM
2012 now eh,suppose I can live with that.With the multiplayer on gears 3 and Bf3 combined with Skyrim it would have been a little lost this year for me.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: citatscEellE on May 07, 2011, 01:39:31 PM
my co-worker and i have a bet going that Garrus wont be a playable squad member..

he NEEEEEEEEEEDS to be a squad member otherwise i totally jumped into his pants for nothing in ME2 Q.Q
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on May 08, 2011, 04:23:26 AM
Dont worry Elle I think he will be,what about Tali? she died in my playthrough on 2 gonna have to change that one!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 02, 2011, 04:27:58 PM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jurassic Parky on June 03, 2011, 08:53:00 AM
f*ck OFF KINECT!!1!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on June 10, 2011, 10:24:30 AM
Interactive love scenes   ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 10, 2011, 12:09:46 PM
Interactive love scenes   ;D

I usually interact with, sans Kinect.   :o





















(http://theleafsnation.com/uploads/Image/ohnoyoudidnt.gif)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on June 11, 2011, 04:02:57 AM
More information than i needed to know
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 13, 2011, 04:50:26 PM
More information than i needed to know

But less than you wanted.   :-*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 15, 2011, 06:53:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTo_9xyl1LA
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 09, 2011, 03:54:15 AM
Vote for the official Female Shepard for ME3 -

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268636_10150244340126645_85811091644_7569696_2317830_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285535_10150244340151645_85811091644_7569697_1060539_n.jpg)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254217_10150244340166645_85811091644_7569698_3818622_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284775_10150244340191645_85811091644_7569699_7897803_n.jpg)(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197732_10150244340221645_85811091644_7569700_3805288_n.jpg)(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222549_10150244340246645_85811091644_7569701_5816611_n.jpg)

[Vote Here (http://www.facebook.com/masseffect#!/media/set/?set=a.10150244340101645.322035.85811091644&type=1)]

BTW - is it me, or does Shepard 1 have a certain resemblance to Natalie Portman?
(http://shorthairstylescuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/natalie-portman-pixie-cut.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 09, 2011, 08:30:24 AM
i vote 1 .... and 2 .... and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 ..... sixsome ^_^
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 09, 2011, 12:45:24 PM
Shepard 5 (blonde) already has a 20,000+ lead on all of them.



ps.  Zero, I fixed your vote link.   ;)

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 09, 2011, 12:52:47 PM
Shepard 5 (blonde) already has a 20,000+ lead on all of them.



ps.  Zero, I fixed your vote link.   ;)



Thank you much sir. That's what posting in the early AM's will do for ya.  :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 16, 2011, 05:45:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15KTHf4-47k
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on August 17, 2011, 05:21:01 AM
Ima big fan of 3 and 4, im so excited and cant wait to get this game
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: TaraJayne on August 17, 2011, 08:18:13 AM
pfft!! Wheres the male commander Shephard voting area. I choose number 4 because her hair is cooler than the rest
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 17, 2011, 09:06:14 AM
Male Shepard will look the same, i use female Shepard and i thought she looked OK to start with
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: TaraJayne on August 17, 2011, 09:10:34 AM
Well I am not surprised. Why change him? He is a fine looking man
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 17, 2011, 09:14:36 AM
they modelled him off me ... True Story
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 17, 2011, 05:01:17 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wRIAvkk8ez8/Tifq-s1r-nI/AAAAAAAACSY/XoBAkwdxvhU/s400/imgMark%2BVanderloo2.jpg)

Failed being Failed ... on a basketball court ... shirtless.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 17, 2011, 05:33:07 PM
i don't own shirts, only jeans and board-shorts.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on August 17, 2011, 06:42:05 PM
Your a mans man!!....No  shirt for me  O0
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 17, 2011, 10:23:06 PM
Failed is a lot of men's man.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on August 18, 2011, 02:13:29 AM
Hahahahah a classic   ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 18, 2011, 05:07:07 AM
it's funny coz it's true ;op
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on August 23, 2011, 06:55:26 AM
Why can't they come up with a tough female Sheppard? like my one, I'll post a pic somehow!! can we not have short hair? can we not have scars? can female Sheppard knock ten shades into male Sheppard? hell yesh!!

btw male Sheppard sux , there I said it!!!  :P rant and rant over! :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 23, 2011, 06:57:57 AM
I'm all for Female Shephard, if i have to stare at their backside for 40hours it might as well be female
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on August 23, 2011, 07:31:02 AM
Exactly!!!

Finally someone understands why I play female in rpgs!!  ;D

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8b_89eZBEguoL9Iotjwajprccq4zFbzA8p71kuSwgIu6Q1Enpwg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: TaraJayne on August 23, 2011, 10:15:25 AM
Well I quite enjoy staring at Shephard in Mass Effect. I think there should only be a male one. Like any female can command a ship anyway. Everyone knows we cant read maps ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 23, 2011, 10:57:35 AM
she's only a commander, just stands around nagging and telling people what to do .... like a woman ^_^
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 23, 2011, 07:00:36 PM
I almost always choose a female character if given the option.  I tried to play FemShep in ME1, but I found the voice actor distracting.

Since I carried over my save into ME2, I never even tried ME2's FemShep.  Was the voice acting better?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 23, 2011, 07:59:10 PM
dunno, STILL not played ME2. I didn't mind the first though, i had no gripes with the voicing, your so fickle neato >_<
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 23, 2011, 11:03:02 PM
nCogFickle

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on August 24, 2011, 06:46:35 AM
The voice acting for fem Shep is leaps ahead as well. Speaking of which is it true that the kinect controls for ME3 go beyond just squad orders? I thought I read or heard somewhere about the player acting out the dialogue in some way! maybe I imagined it though!

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 24, 2011, 04:12:24 PM
The voice acting for fem Shep is leaps ahead as well. Speaking of which is it true that the kinect controls for ME3 go beyond just squad orders? I thought I read or heard somewhere about the player acting out the dialogue in some way! maybe I imagined it though!



You didn't imagine that, it works with the dialogue, but for some reason it feels the opposite of immersive to me. I think it's the fact that, if I have to respond vocally and the character doesn't use my reply verbatim(in real-time), it pulls you out of actually having the dialogue-based impact on the scene. It's like one of those bad voc-dub Kung Fu movies, which work fine for a laugh in that genre, but I don't think that's the intention with ME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gesJDORzfoI
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 24, 2011, 04:22:26 PM
I agreed with Zero.  Reading the words you see onscreen aloud, only to hear your in-game character say something different is cumbersome.

It kind of reminds of those 80's ghost movies where a ghost/angel/spirit would be trying to talk to someone but they coudn't hear them.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on August 27, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
Agreed Im not enthused about it, kind of defeats the character somewhat. Its kinda of like the player is Sheppards's conscience sitting on his shoulder saying ''go on do it, you know you to!''.

Option>>>>off!! lol I want to see some crazy words the player can't pronounce though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on August 27, 2011, 06:24:45 PM
Well it seems we have a new female Shep....... im liking it she is a cutie with red hair, freckles and greenie eyes

http://gamerant.com/mass-effect-3-redhead-female-shepard-wins-vote-dyce-101829/ (http://gamerant.com/mass-effect-3-redhead-female-shepard-wins-vote-dyce-101829/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 28, 2011, 09:32:34 AM
amg! They only picked Amy Pond ..........
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 28, 2011, 11:43:54 AM
Linked the image for those not wanting to face the weather outside the confines of 360df: ;)

(http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Mass-Effect-3-Redhead-Female-Shepard-Wins.jpg)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 28, 2011, 01:45:56 PM
(http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Mass-Effect-3-Redhead-Shepard.jpg)

So the blonde #5 won the vote, but then they decided to change her hair color to red?  Crak is excited.   ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on August 28, 2011, 01:57:55 PM
wasn't her hair red in ME1 and 2 ?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 28, 2011, 02:12:55 PM
wasn't her hair red in ME1 and 2 ?

Dunno.  I customized my FemShep in M1.  She was asian.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 28, 2011, 09:39:09 PM
I could be wrong, but I think this is the first time a Femme is being 'officially' used to market the game.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 28, 2011, 11:09:13 PM
I could be wrong, but I think this is the first time a Femme is being 'officially' used to market the game.

It is.  It's (partially) due to an article a feminist game journalist wrote for GameInformer a few months ago. 

Even though she got a lot of backlash from the female gaming population for basically making female gamers look like idiots, it scared BioWare (or EA) enough to answer the call. 

Hopefully the increased attention on FemShep will improve her character in the game.  I'd love to play as FemShep in ME3.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on September 01, 2011, 01:31:48 AM
Jennifer Hale (Voice of Fem Shep) discusses ME3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFuDFH3-bk8
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 10, 2011, 06:43:46 AM
Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-10-10-mass-effect-3-multiplayer-confirmed)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 10, 2011, 03:34:17 PM
Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-10-10-mass-effect-3-multiplayer-confirmed)
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Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on October 10, 2011, 07:34:52 PM
Good reminder, I have a pre-order for the CE on hold. :D

Details, details, Kent!!


Updates: Via [1up (http://www.1up.com/news/mass-effect-3-online-multiplayer-all-but-confirmed)]

Update:
If you're more interested in the take of a local publication, [Official Xbox Magazine (http://www.oxmonline.com/oxm-december-issue-reveals-mass-effect-3-multiplayer)] is also promoting an upcoming issue that features details about Mass Effect 3's online multiplayer. So after numerous indications that it's coming, it seems safe to classify this particular aspect of the game as "confirmed."

Update 2:
BioWare's Casey Hudson has chimed in on [Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/CaseyDHudson/status/123465882281320449)], adding that the multiplayer will be cooperative, not competitive. He wrote, "Yes, co-op MP missions for #ME3: they're real, and they're spectacular. Rest assured it's nothing of what you've feared. More soon..."
 

 
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 10, 2011, 11:47:22 PM
Oh dear!! let's hold the jury! I had hoped the delay would let Bioware make ME3 stunning beyond belief, after EA pushed them on DA2 and it struggled. First Kinect and now co-op , thumbs and fingers crossed they remember to make the game first this time!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 12, 2011, 11:56:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRfqIkCyzK4
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on October 16, 2011, 10:56:25 PM
Im so excited about the MP for Mass effect, im wondering how the dialogue will work.....
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on October 18, 2011, 09:06:03 AM
I reckon it'll be scripted if anything, it would be too hard for 4 players to have an input in conversation and consequence, hence the non Sheppard play. Looks kinda interesting and dare I say fun, but the singleplayer is still top priority. After all that's where the immersion lies. In most of it's mechanics Mass Effect broken down is not actually that amazing, however the characters/story/universe and writing are top dog. Very hard to pull that off in a mp environment,who gets to decide what/where/why for your mp crew, if ya know what I mean.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: slippedzero on October 26, 2011, 08:15:56 PM
Agree Prism, First single player for me, then go back and revisit with MP. I am really excited to see how the whole 3 games fit together with story and everything
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 27, 2011, 09:30:41 AM
Agree Prism, First single player for me, then go back and revisit with MP. I am really excited to see how the whole 3 games fit together with story and everything

It ends with Shep waking up.  It was all a dream.  He overslept and is late for work at Starbucks.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on October 27, 2011, 06:35:28 PM
Agree Prism, First single player for me, then go back and revisit with MP. I am really excited to see how the whole 3 games fit together with story and everything

It ends with Shep waking up.  It was all a dream.  He overslept and is late for work at Starbucks.


Hopefully he finally discovers the truth behind the two sisters....

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;D

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 27, 2011, 11:33:29 PM
It's like I hit puberty all over again   :o
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Failed on October 28, 2011, 04:50:00 AM
January will be my month of RPG. Got Skyrim, Mass Effect 2 and Resonance of Fate to start (Finishing either' is questionable).

Hopefully nail ME2 though as it'll be the shortest of the 3, just in time for ME3. I'll buy it and leave it wrapped for 2 years like i've done with ME2. #)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on January 24, 2012, 03:31:37 PM
http://reckoning.amalur.com/r/exclusive-offers/reckoning-and-mass-effect-3

For anyone that might have missed this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89Zs0JEmk8

The Mass Effect 3 demo is currently dated Feb. 14th.  Happy Valentine's Day.   :-*
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 02, 2012, 07:10:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfvo5ueKJY8
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 02, 2012, 01:56:39 PM
I think I speak for everyone here when I say..

Omnomnomnomnom.

Can't wait. ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 05, 2012, 03:31:00 PM
Achievements (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mass-effect-3/achievements/)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on February 14, 2012, 01:58:14 AM
[This is just a reminder (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/demo/)]  O0
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on February 14, 2012, 04:29:05 AM
Demo is now live. Remember if you have the Battlefield 3 online pass activated on your EA account you can access the multiplayer portion of the demo, everyone else will have to wait until friday :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on February 14, 2012, 12:58:24 PM
In case anyone plays the singleplayer demo and thinks 'wow the dialogue options are s**t' well good news they are intentionally slim in the demo and are expanded in the full release.

Played one match of multiplayer, not enough to cast a verdict but the experience was smooth with no lag although it did take a while to get to the lobby. You can roll now and it feels a little bit like Gears. Finishing/execution moves look cool as hell though.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 15, 2012, 07:03:24 PM
Haven't touched the multiplayer yet but just finished the single player bit of the demo and quite eager for release now! I thought I'd be able to hold off on getting this one for a few months. Downloading the demo was not a good step to this end.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 20, 2012, 08:28:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJXv_pgESVM
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: donnieoneshot on February 20, 2012, 08:49:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJXv_pgESVM

If this was a movie, I'd go to the cinema to see it !!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 20, 2012, 11:47:56 AM
The new trailer has me really hoping the game has the kind of pace to it that the trailer has, but I wonder if that depends on how you decide to play it (from the look of the demo being able to select Action vs RPG etc.)

Ever more excited for this one.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 20, 2012, 02:18:22 PM
Cant wait for this really looks good
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on February 20, 2012, 04:07:51 PM
18 days and counting I believe! :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 20, 2012, 07:10:39 PM
18 days and counting I believe! :)

;D We should have a big flashy countdown timer for these sorts of things.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on February 21, 2012, 02:32:03 AM
18 days and counting I believe! :)

;D We should have a big flashy countdown timer for these sorts of things.

No flashy countdown timers here, but instead, you get these:

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Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 21, 2012, 07:30:30 AM
lol that will do nicely
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 21, 2012, 09:58:09 AM
;D Thanks Zero.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on February 21, 2012, 12:01:42 PM
I gotta admit I wasn't so impressed with the demo. I kind of felt that some of the actions performed too fast especially with the cover system, you try to do one thing and end up doing another. In saying that though it looks fantastic, and the demo is not a final cut so there's always gonna be some niggly issues. Tbh I'm a little dissapointed with the start of the story, so now Sheppard escapes and goes on a massive adventure to recruit allies meanwhile eh the reapers have destroyed life on earth, but but wait there needs to be a game mechanic so the Reapers will wait until Sheppard returns.

I just hope that the story turns and that its not humans/earth that their after but Sheppard herself. If that happens then it won't suck so much.

MP wise I can take it or leave it, played a couple games and it was quite fun.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 21, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
I gotta admit I wasn't so impressed with the demo. I kind of felt that some of the actions performed too fast especially with the cover system, you try to do one thing and end up doing another. In saying that though it looks fantastic, and the demo is not a final cut so there's always gonna be some niggly issues. Tbh I'm a little dissapointed with the start of the story, so now Sheppard escapes and goes on a massive adventure to recruit allies meanwhile eh the reapers have destroyed life on earth, but but wait there needs to be a game mechanic so the Reapers will wait until Sheppard returns.

I just hope that the story turns and that its not humans/earth that their after but Sheppard herself. If that happens then it won't suck so much.

MP wise I can take it or leave it, played a couple games and it was quite fun.

I'm glad it's not just me! I felt it was a bit hard to control my actions, especially in the "boss" fight if you can call it that, moving from cover to cover was far from intuitive, leading to lots of death.

I'm REALLY hoping it isn't just another... go to x, y, z planets and convince their residents to support you in the fight. Which is far too close to what the entire plot of ME2 was making you do. We'll see. We're ever so critical!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 21, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
Extended Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aWevRG2VRQ
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 21, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
Stunning looking trailer
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 21, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
Stunning looking trailer

I just watched the trailer (again) and I have to say, every time I see that ALL doubts are overcome in my mind. I think that makes me what they call in the biz a "sucker" :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 23, 2012, 04:09:44 AM
This isnt like the Dead Island trailer while the game was fun it never lived up to the trailer, I have no doubt Mass Effect 3 will roll on march  :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on February 27, 2012, 09:22:39 PM
I gotta admit I wasn't so impressed with the demo. I kind of felt that some of the actions performed too fast especially with the cover system, you try to do one thing and end up doing another. In saying that though it looks fantastic, and the demo is not a final cut so there's always gonna be some niggly issues. Tbh I'm a little dissapointed with the start of the story, so now Sheppard escapes and goes on a massive adventure to recruit allies meanwhile eh the reapers have destroyed life on earth, but but wait there needs to be a game mechanic so the Reapers will wait until Sheppard returns.

I just hope that the story turns and that its not humans/earth that their after but Sheppard herself. If that happens then it won't suck so much.

MP wise I can take it or leave it, played a couple games and it was quite fun.

Didn't get to try the MP but the SP (my primary interest) was somewhat interesting. Played through it three times, choosing the various options (Role Playing, Action and Story). The classic RP will most definitely be my choice.

Playing through the demo in "Action" mode, I couldn't shake the feeling I was playing a typical linear game (- long-ass cutscene - "Get to this area, defend it" - extended cutscene - "Find door 'A' and trigger device 'X'" -cutscene- Follow NPC "A" and do whatever he says)....rinse repeat. Stripping the dialogue options, character creation as well as automating the skill distribution system in this mode really makes the whole point of what Mass Effect has been feel castrated.

Thankfully, the castration is optional. ;D

I can understand how they may justify reasons for including these options, primarily bringing more gamers into the fold, especially those who can't be bothered with all the minutia, but I thought they'd struck a sweet spot with ME2.

Still looking forward to this. Just hope the actual story arcs haven't suffered or been stunted on account of these new modes of play.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on February 28, 2012, 12:09:42 AM
On a ME 3 related note - yet not gameplay related:

Early Mass Effect 3 Winners May Have Jumped Into Legal Hot Water
The two men who won an early copy of Mass Effect 3 this weekend may have broken both state and federal laws by trying to raffle it off.
 
Two weeks ago, publisher Electronic Arts took copies of the sci-fi role-playing game and launched them into space on weather balloons. GPS devices were attached to each balloon, so dedicated fans could track down landing points and get their paws on early copies of the highly-anticipated game, which comes out for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 6.
 
This past weekend, videomakers Michael Davis and Miguel Droz uncovered a copy of the game in the Arizona desert. On Sunday, they decided to raffle it off. Interested gamers could pay $5 for a ticket and a chance to get the winning number, as determined by a random generator. Davis and Droz said that 30% of the proceeds would go to the Child's Play charity organization — and that the rest would go to the video game company they hope to open.
 
But by choosing to raffle off the game and keep some of the proceeds, Davis and Droz may be subject to "potential criminal penalties" that may include jail time and a very large fine, says attorney Mark Methenitis. According to state law in Nevada, where the pair say they are based, lotteries are only legal if all of the funds go to charity.

 "You can pretty much never rely on a charitable gaming exemption unless 100% of the money goes to a charity (though you can often use part of the funds to cover event costs, ie dealers at a charity casino night)," Methenitis said in an e-mail to Kotaku. "Diverting the funds here is about as clear cut as you can get; they're using the funds for personal gain."
 
Though Methenitis does not practice in Nevada, he says he has experience with similar laws in other states. In addition, since Davis and Droz are accepting entries across U.S. state lines, Methenitis says it's both a state and a federal issue.
 
"In short, they're running an illegal lottery which subjects them to potential criminal penalties," Methenitis said. "I would imagine that Child's Play, if they knew what was going on, would not want to be involved. I won't even get into the issues with the IRS that could come up here."
 
Although Davis and Droz say they will match whatever they earn by donating that amount to Child's Play at some point within the next few years, Methenitis says that's irrelevant. The raffle is still illegal.
 
"It's often a felony, which usually means something like 1-10 years in prison and/or a fine (usually in the thousands to tens of thousands range)," Methenitis said.
 
Kotaku has reached out to both Child's Play and Electronic Arts for comment.

Update: On Monday afternoon, Droz e-mailed a statement to Kotaku:
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We were actually unaware of the legal ramifications before we started this. At first we actually thought it would be a great idea for a great cause.
 
Just because of that, and us not wanting to get into any hot water, we'll be giving all of the donations to Childs Play.

Update 2: Droz sent over another statement:
 
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So as of now we are officially cancelling this entire thing, and refunding everyone's money through PayPal. Sorry about that, we should have done our homework first, but in the rush to get this done, hopefully do something cool for charity and get ourselves a kickstart to start our company, we just didn't do our due diligence. Again, we super apologize for wasting anyone's time.


Update 3: Child's Play's Jamie Dillion has also responded to Kotaku's request for comment:
 
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Although we can't stop anyone from donating to Child's Play, this group reached out to us over the weekend and we had not yet been able to decline the offer to participate. As a policy, we only promote fundraisers that benefit Child's Play 100%. Otherwise, we run the risk of partnering with fundraisers that look to leverage the charity for their own personal gain. We encourage anyone with fundraising questions to get in touch - jdillion@childsplaycharity.org.

Source [Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5888619/early-mass-effect-3-winners-may-have-jumped-into-legal-hot-water)]

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Lesson of the day kids...do your homework. ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 28, 2012, 05:50:32 PM
Damn. On one hand I'm disappointed the game isn't found by someone who just wants to play it - as the guys on the ME3 team intended. But at the same time I feel more for these guys than I would have for someone in trouble over ebaying it or something, because they went into this putting a large chunk of the money to charity and trying to give themselves a head start in a company. It's not like they were out for beer money or something. Sad on all counts, really.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Smithk4 on February 29, 2012, 05:09:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DSCFQcR08E
Mass Effect 3: Fight (Live-Action TV Trailer)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 29, 2012, 06:46:25 AM
It would be really nice if you got me a Mass Effect Movie ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on February 29, 2012, 06:47:43 AM
GAME won't be selling Mass Effect 3
More stock problems for the retailer as it misses out on EA big hitter

GAME and Gamestation won't be selling Mass Effect 3 in March, the retailer has confirmed.

The news follows a tip we received this morning from an anonymous source supposedly employed by the retailer, who told us GAME wouldn't be selling any EA titles in March.

The source cited "commercial reasons" for the move, presumably referring to GAME's ongoing stock issues related to credit insurance problems.

GAME said in a statement: We currently have a supply issue with regards to Mass Effect 3, which means that GAME and gamestation will not be able to fulfil orders for Mass Effect 3 at this time. We want to give customers as much notice about this as possible and provide them with a range of options ahead of launch.

More to follow...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on February 29, 2012, 06:48:38 AM
Uh Oh!!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Smithk4 on February 29, 2012, 07:06:43 AM
Ya, these are dark days for GAME indeed!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on February 29, 2012, 09:24:08 AM
Wow that is bad indeed.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on February 29, 2012, 12:37:30 PM
Wow. And that's the sort of title I'd pre-order with GAME. Though in the last year HMV have been a lot cheaper on release day for these big titles. Not having a title that is a guaranteed big sell for release day is surely a sign things aren't going to last. Fingers crossed they pull back, I do like having them in town!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Mojo Red on February 29, 2012, 04:17:21 PM
I had the Collector's Edition preordered at GAME now I'll have to be doing some running around next week to find a copy since no one else is taking CE preorders.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 01, 2012, 05:31:02 AM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-29-revealed-games-memo-to-staff-on-mass-effect-3-cancellation
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 02, 2012, 08:10:34 AM
Where can you buy Mass Effect 3 in the UK? (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-02-where-can-you-buy-mass-effect-3-in-the-uk)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 02, 2012, 01:57:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG2mdZ23eP8

"Each of you needs to be willing to die.  Anything less ... and you're already dead."

goosepimply   ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 02, 2012, 01:59:09 PM
I really need to play the first two games!  :-[
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 02, 2012, 02:17:39 PM
I really need to play the first two games!  :-[

I wouldn't mind playing through ME2 again, but going back to ME1's combat system after playing ME2 would probably give me nerd rage.

I'm very thankful I 100%'d it before I started ME2.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on March 02, 2012, 02:44:39 PM
I really need to play the first two games!  :-[

I wouldn't mind playing through ME2 again, but going back to ME1's combat system after playing ME2 would probably give me nerd rage.

I'm very thankful I 100%'d it before I started ME2.

Exactly why I'll never be getting 100% in ME1 Neato! Can't stomach it. 3 felt at least close to 2 from the demo, can't see myself falling out of love with 2 even if it becomes a little "retro" in comparison.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 05, 2012, 03:20:42 AM
1 more day folks...

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Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 05, 2012, 04:41:22 AM
Mass Effect 3 Save Import Issue (http://www.trueachievements.com/n7764/mass-effect-3-save-import-issue.htm)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on March 05, 2012, 07:52:36 AM
1 more day folks...

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Poop. We always wait longer in the UK. Friday it is, though I'm not sure whether I can afford it yet. That'd suck.  ???
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jurassic Parky on March 05, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
I won't get chance to play it until Friday anyway with working night shifts.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 05, 2012, 01:53:24 PM
Mass Effect 3 Save Import Issue (http://www.trueachievements.com/n7764/mass-effect-3-save-import-issue.htm)

ME2 saves on "The Cloud" + ME3 = Bad

Good to know.  Fortunately, I still store everything locally on my HDD.  I sure hope I don't run into any issues like I did with ME2.  I refused to start over, so I actually had to (for lack of a better word) hack my old 360 HDD so I could import it into ME2.  I do NOT want to go through that headache again.    >:(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 05, 2012, 10:50:42 PM
Mass Effect 3 Save Import Issue (http://www.trueachievements.com/n7764/mass-effect-3-save-import-issue.htm)

ME2 saves on "The Cloud" + ME3 = Bad

Good to know.  Fortunately, I still store everything locally on my HDD.  I sure hope I don't run into any issues like I did with ME2.  I refused to start over, so I actually had to (for lack of a better word) hack my old 360 HDD so I could import it into ME2.  I do NOT want to go through that headache again.    >:(


Ah, so I wasn't the only one! Had the same thing happen with my Fem Shep character, corrupted beyond repair, don't even know what happened to the file. Luckily, the Male Shep was still around to get through ME2. I'll hopefully get a chance to go back through the trilogy with a new Fem Shep when I've gotten over the loss...which will be a while.
 
Good note on The Cloud issue though, I tend to toss only 100% game saves there to free up room anyway - don't trust it enough to play off of yet.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 06, 2012, 11:14:13 AM
Mass Effect 3 Save Import Issue (http://www.trueachievements.com/n7764/mass-effect-3-save-import-issue.htm)

ME2 saves on "The Cloud" + ME3 = Bad

Good to know.  Fortunately, I still store everything locally on my HDD.  I sure hope I don't run into any issues like I did with ME2.  I refused to start over, so I actually had to (for lack of a better word) hack my old 360 HDD so I could import it into ME2.  I do NOT want to go through that headache again.    >:(


Ah, so I wasn't the only one! Had the same thing happen with my Fem Shep character, corrupted beyond repair, don't even know what happened to the file. Luckily, the Male Shep was still around to get through ME2. I'll hopefully get a chance to go back through the trilogy with a new Fem Shep when I've gotten over the loss...which will be a while.
 
Good note on The Cloud issue though, I tend to toss only 100% game saves there to free up room anyway - don't trust it enough to play off of yet.

The real issue with the ME1 -> ME2 save importing was the fact that there was actually an 'invisible' gamesave that stored all of the moral choices and whatnot that was competely separate from the visible gamesaves.

So if you started up ME2 using a storage device other than the original storage device you used while playing ME1 (or just somehow deleted the 'invisible' save), you were screwed.  That is, unless, you dig into your old HDD using a PC and force transfer it to your new HDD, which is what I had to do.  No way to transfer the 'invisible' gamesave otherwise.

Fortunately, they've correct this with ME2 from what I can tell.  If you browse your HDD after playing ME2, you'll see a separate game listing for "Mass Effect 2" and "Mass Effect 2 Transfer" (or something like that).  Now the 'invisible' gamesave is visible.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on March 09, 2012, 11:13:12 AM
Some of the fan reaction is not too hot, I'm not gonna generalize on this one because it's so popular but it seems it's not hitting the expectations mark. I decided not to get it day one because I have too many things to play on the shelf right now, but how is the game measuring up?
As for save imports they had all sorts of issues with the Dragon Age series in that regards so it doesn't surprise me.

So ME3:
Yay or nay?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jurassic Parky on March 09, 2012, 12:54:59 PM
Yay. I'm about 6 hours and it's absolutely brilliant. Exceeded all my expectations so far!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Smithk4 on March 10, 2012, 05:40:56 AM
Electronic Arts has announced that 3.5 million copies of Mass Effect 3 have been shipped worldwide. The number makes Mass Effect 3 the largest entertainment launch of the year thus far. EA boss John Riccitello has stated that customers bought 890,000 copies in North America alone on launch day earlier this week, reports VentureBeat. The executive's comments were made during the Wedbush Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, where he noted that Mass Effect 3 is meeting EA's expectations and that the company is "happy" about the results so far.

Riccitiello also mentioned sales of Mass Effect 3 downloadable content, which are already doing quite well. 40 percent of customers who purchased Mass Effect 3 from a local GameStop also purchased DLC, the highest tie ratio for downloadable content the retailer has ever seen.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on March 10, 2012, 06:43:35 AM
It's great, 'nuff said  :D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 10, 2012, 10:18:59 PM
It's great, 'nuff said  :D

x2- and the ME2 import went off with only one small hitch - it couldn't replicate the face I'd created with ME1 (which carried over fine from ME1 to ME2), but I was able to recreate it without much hassle.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on March 11, 2012, 12:28:04 AM
I had no problem importing either :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on March 11, 2012, 11:57:10 AM
So it's a case of the hater's campaign in action again :)
I'm looking forward to this around summertime.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on March 11, 2012, 01:45:53 PM
It's pretty much the same as ME2 which is a good thing. The storytelling and voice acting is excellent, I'm deliberately not rushing through it 'cos I want to "experience" as much as I can. The combat if anything is more claustrophobic, I wouldn't want to be trying this from level 1, it's a good job the ME2 import started me at about level 30 :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 11, 2012, 01:55:01 PM
So it's a case of the hater's campaign in action again :)
I'm looking forward to this around summertime.

That was my original plan, but there are just too many games on the docket right now, and I don't normally speed through games like this anyway. So far the only thing I haven't been able to get 100% comfortable with is the "rolling" vs. "running" vs. "cover" all being mapped to the same button, especially when under heavy fire, things get crazy.

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on March 11, 2012, 02:08:32 PM
So it's a case of the hater's campaign in action again :)
I'm looking forward to this around summertime.

That was my original plan, but there are just too many games on the docket right now, and I don't normally speed through games like this anyway. So far the only thing I haven't been able to get 100% comfortable with is the "rolling" vs. "running" vs. "cover" all being mapped to the same button, especially when under heavy fire, things get crazy.

I'd go along with that, I just run and hope for the best!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Smithk4 on March 13, 2012, 12:41:06 PM
Rumor: Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC spotted

An unknown gamer has posted an image of what appears to be multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3. The user in question allegedly downloaded "test DLC" from a developer server, which ultimately unlocked all DLC for the title. Originally posted to a Facebook profile and subsequently picked up by Reddit, the image itself shows off several multiplayer characters, including the Geth Infiltrator and Engineer, Batarian Soldier and Sentinel, the Krogan Battlemaster and the Asari Justicar.

Some are speculating that this is the DLC included with Mass Effect 3 action figures, though BioWare noted earlier this year that said DLC was "slightly randomized" and could include anything from new characters to new weapons, mods or upgrades.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 13, 2012, 02:27:16 PM
"Bioware does not respond to speculation"... especially without physical proof.. ;)

And btw- downloading a "test DLC" from a developer server, doesn't that seem a bit close to 'hacking in'? Or was this just a case of someone at Bioware pulling an "oops"..? #)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 21, 2012, 03:05:13 PM
To Mass Effect 3 players, from Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare

(http://blog.bioware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/raymuzyka2.jpg)

As co-founder and GM of BioWare, I’m very proud of the ME3 team; I personally believe Mass Effect 3 is the best work we’ve yet created. So, it’s incredibly painful to receive feedback from our core fans that the game’s endings were not up to their expectations. Our first instinct is to defend our work and point to the high ratings offered by critics – but out of respect to our fans, we need to accept the criticism and feedback with humility.

I believe passionately that games are an art form, and that the power of our medium flows from our audience, who are deeply involved in how the story unfolds, and who have the uncontested right to provide constructive criticism. At the same time, I also believe in and support the artistic choices made by the development team.  The team and I have been thinking hard about how to best address the comments on ME3’s endings from players, while still maintaining the artistic integrity of the game.

Mass Effect 3 concludes a trilogy with so much player control and ownership of the story that it was hard for us to predict the range of emotions players would feel when they finished playing through it.  The journey you undertake in Mass Effect provokes an intense range of highly personal emotions in the player; even so, the passionate reaction of some of our most loyal players to the current endings in Mass Effect 3 is something that has genuinely surprised us. This is an issue we care about deeply, and we will respond to it in a fair and timely way. We’re already working hard to do that.

To that end, since the game launched, the team has been poring over everything they can find about reactions to the game – industry press, forums, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. The Mass Effect team, like other teams across the BioWare Label within EA, consists of passionate people who work hard for the love of creating experiences that excite and delight our fans.  I’m honored to work with them because they have the courage and strength to respond to constructive feedback.

Building on their research, Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey. You’ll hear more on this in April.  We’re working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we’ve received.  This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.

The reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we’re planning to directly address it. However, most folks appear to agree that the game as a whole is exceptional, with more than 75 critics giving it a perfect review score and a review average in the mid-90s. Net, I’m proud of the team, but we can and must always strive to do better.

Some of the criticism that has been delivered in the heat of passion by our most ardent fans, even if founded on valid principles, such as seeking more clarity to questions or looking for more closure, for example – has unfortunately become destructive rather than constructive. We listen and will respond to constructive criticism, but much as we will not tolerate individual attacks on our team members, we will not support or respond to destructive commentary.

If you are a Mass Effect fan and have input for the team – we respect your opinion and want to hear it. We’re committed to address your constructive feedback as best we can. In return, I’d ask that you help us do that by supporting what I truly believe is the best game BioWare has yet crafted. I urge you to do your own research: play the game, finish it and tell us what you think. Tell your friends if you feel it’s a good game as a whole. Trust that we are doing our damndest, as always, to address your feedback.  As artists, we care about our fans deeply and we appreciate your support.

Thank you for your feedback – we are listening.

Ray

[bioware.com (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/03/21/4108/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 22, 2012, 12:55:33 AM
Kudos to Bioware for addressing this, but honestly, how horrible can it be? I can't personally say, since I haven't finished with it yet. So far though, it's living up to it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: ASYLUM NINJA on March 22, 2012, 07:24:21 AM
What next do we get to change the endings to film aswell? People should just except whatever creative decision the team made just as they accepted the choices they carried over from the first games, but if the do change it dont be complaining about paying for it as dlc
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 23, 2012, 03:31:08 PM
Again, I've yet to finish this, so my thinking might be slightly naive at the moment, but it kind of makes you wonder, what exactly IS a bad ending or a "dissatisfying" ending in ME3??

I'm thinking, unless Mass Effect 3 morphs into Kinectimals in the end, I'll be good. Besides, the fact that you can replay the series again and make different decisions towards a different ending should really be more than enough.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 23, 2012, 04:30:39 PM
I'm on board with Zero.  The ending might be a little lackluster, but the outrage is most likely fueled by the emotional investment the fans have put into it.

Expectations are probably insanely and irrationally high.  But since I've only just started playing, I could very well be talking out of my butt.  ;)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on March 23, 2012, 07:32:19 PM
I was thinking the same thing, until that is, I finished it tonight. The ending is, not to put too fine a point on it, rubbish! I really want to discuss it with people on here so hurry up and finish it you guys.

The rest of the game is great BTW  ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 26, 2012, 09:55:32 AM
I was thinking the same thing, until that is, I finished it tonight. The ending is, not to put too fine a point on it, rubbish! I really want to discuss it with people on here so hurry up and finish it you guys.

The rest of the game is great BTW  ;D

I've created a spoiler thread for everyone to feel free to discuss the ending without worrying about spoiling this thread.   :)

[SPOILERS] Mass Effect 3 Ending Discussion (http://www.360fahrenheit.com/forum/index.php?topic=2816.0)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 27, 2012, 09:02:31 AM
Extended Trailer (FemShep Version)
   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmECZm1RsN8
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 29, 2012, 11:18:19 AM
I finallly started playing the ME3 campaign last night.  I only got to the end of the Citadel portion of the prologue and saved before exiting to the Normandy, but so far I'm in love.

I'm playing on Insanity because I'm like totally awesome.  Singularity + Concussive Shot = Super Fun.   ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 29, 2012, 12:47:34 PM
I finallly started playing the ME3 campaign last night.  I only got to the end of the Citadel portion of the prologue and saved before exiting to the Normandy, but so far I'm in love.

I'm playing on Insanity because I'm like totally awesome.  Singularity + Concussive Shot = Super Fun.   ;D

I can see how that would be. I'm personally in cahoots with Lift Grenades + Throw.   :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 29, 2012, 03:27:28 PM
Ewwww ... I haven't even experienced Lift Grenades yet!   ;D
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on April 05, 2012, 10:14:17 AM
Since I haven't yet finished ME3, I'm avoiding the [SPOILERS] Mass Effect 3 Ending Discussion (http://www.360fahrenheit.com/forum/index.php?topic=2816.0) like a plague.  So I'll just post this here...

BioWare caves in: Mass Effect 3 DLC adds new ending scenes
Extended Cut to release for free this summer


BioWare has announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free DLC pack that expands upon the events at the end of the game which caused such a public outcry.

 The DLC will add new cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, providing "more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey", as promised by BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka last month.

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this summer.

Muzyka said: "We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by [Mass Effect series executive producer] Casey Hudson and team. Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding.

"With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe."

Hudson added: "We have reprioritised our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalised for each player."

We'd like to think today's news might draw a line under this whole, sometimes unsavoury affair, but that won't happen. It's a bold move on BioWare's part, but whether it's the correct one or not is certainly up for debate. Expanding upon the ending is sure to spark more questions about artistic expression and consumer entitlement than it does deliver answers to fans of the trilogy unhappy with its original ending.

[CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/342888/bioware-caves-in-mass-effect-3-dlc-adds-new-ending-scenes/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on April 05, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut
Posted on April 5, 2012 by darklarke


An official press release went out today announcing how we are re-prioritizing the Mass Effect 3 post release content schedule to provide a more fleshed out experience for our fans. For many of you the “Extended Cut” will help answer some questions and give closure to this chapter of the Mass Effect story. Oh and it’s at no cost to you – the fan.

Here is a mini FAQ to help you understand what the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is and isn’t:

What can fans expect from the Extended Cut DLC?
     ■ For fans who want more closure in Mass Effect 3, the DLC will offer extended scenes that provide additional context and deeper insight to the conclusion of Commander Shepard’s journey.

Are there going to be more/different endings or ending DLCs in the future?
     ■ No. BioWare strongly believes in the team’s artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise. The extended cut DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned.

What is BioWare adding to the ending with the Extended Cut DLC?
     ■ BioWare will expanding on the ending to Mass Effect 3 by creating additional cinematics and epilogue scenes to the existing ending sequences. The goal of these new scenes is to provide additional clarity and closure to Mass Effect 3.

When will the Extended Cut DLC be available?
     ■ Currently the Extended Cut DLC is planned for this summer, no specific date has been announced at this point.

Why are you releasing the Extended Cut DLC?
     ■ Though we remain committed and are proud of the artistic choices we made in the main game, we are aware that there are some fans who would like more closure to Mass Effect 3. The goal of the DLC is not to provide a new ending to the game, rather to offer fans additional context and answers to the end of Commander Shepard’s story.

So there you have it. Are we proud of the game we made and the team that made it? Hell yes. Are we going to change the ending of the game? No. Do we appreciate the passion and listen to the feedback delivered to us by our fans? Very much so and we are responding.

Summer is coming…

[blog.bioware.com (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/04/05/mass-effect-3-extended-cut/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on April 05, 2012, 01:51:33 PM
Sounds like a good compromise.

Still haven't finished the game, (yup, "Slow like molasses") - so I'm still a little murky on the whole "closure" thing.

Two positives:

(1)It's free! :D

(2)It's not out until Summer, so slow pokes like me get some time to go through the game as thoroughly as possible.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on April 05, 2012, 04:28:20 PM
"Additional cinematics"... so no actual gameplay, what a waste of time!!!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on April 06, 2012, 09:34:31 AM
"Additional cinematics"... so no actual gameplay, what a waste of time!!!

The alternate/extended ending to Portal 1 came to mind.  I still haven't finished ME3, but I'm hoping to see the "bad" ending before they release the DLC so I can compare my reactions to both.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Dantespaw on April 06, 2012, 11:23:14 PM
I have seen tons of posts about there not being enough closure in the story. I haven't finished it yet, but i am loving my time with ME3 so far and cant wait to see what all the fuss is about. For anyone who has finished it, how long did you put in? Im at almost 20 hours, but im too busy searching every system for war assets lol.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jurassic Parky on April 07, 2012, 09:17:43 AM
I put about 25 hours into single player, and about 6/7 into Multiplayer to get my readiness to 100%.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on April 09, 2012, 02:21:08 PM
I put about 25 hours into single player, and about 6/7 into Multiplayer to get my readiness to 100%.

That's kinda quick, I'm actually 40+ hours into it and still haven't finished the game. I'm about 75% through, but I tend to be ultra-thorough with games like this. I speak with all crew members after every mission, have eavesdropped on a bunch of conversations on the Citadel, and scoured through most maps for whatever resources have been available.

I'm enjoying the game, though I bet if anyone were watching me play through it, they would be bored to death. :P

Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on April 11, 2012, 04:19:02 PM
I put about 25 hours into single player, and about 6/7 into Multiplayer to get my readiness to 100%.

That's kinda quick, I'm actually 40+ hours into it and still haven't finished the game.

I'm at 40+ hours and I just received my first Quarian mission.  I'll be at 50+ hours by the time I actually see a Quarian on my screen.

I'm what I like to call an "explorer".  My friends like to call me "slow".
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on April 11, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Free DLC

Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Resurgence-Multiplayer-Expansion/b1b3a8d5-e337-4584-a3e7-21a8cb1feec6?cid=SLink)

The Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion brings a grudge to the fight! It provides two new maps to reconquer: Firebase Condor’s moon base and Firebase Hydra’s hydroelectric dam. It also enables reinforcement packs that offer six new classes from species that have lost lives or whole planets to the Reapers: the Batarian Sentinel, Batarian Soldier, Geth Hunter, Geth Engineer, Krogan Battlemaster, and Asari Justicar. The packs’ new weapons are the Geth Plasma SMG, Striker Assault Rifle, and Kishock Harpoon Gun. Also, four new equipment items enhance weapon stability, melee damage, headshot damage, and shield regeneration.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on April 12, 2012, 05:51:20 AM
Free DLC

Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Resurgence-Multiplayer-Expansion/b1b3a8d5-e337-4584-a3e7-21a8cb1feec6?cid=SLink)

The Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion brings a grudge to the fight! It provides two new maps to reconquer: Firebase Condor’s moon base and Firebase Hydra’s hydroelectric dam. It also enables reinforcement packs that offer six new classes from species that have lost lives or whole planets to the Reapers: the Batarian Sentinel, Batarian Soldier, Geth Hunter, Geth Engineer, Krogan Battlemaster, and Asari Justicar. The packs’ new weapons are the Geth Plasma SMG, Striker Assault Rifle, and Kishock Harpoon Gun. Also, four new equipment items enhance weapon stability, melee damage, headshot damage, and shield regeneration.

Hurray Geth!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on April 12, 2012, 10:50:39 AM
I put about 25 hours into single player, and about 6/7 into Multiplayer to get my readiness to 100%.

That's kinda quick, I'm actually 40+ hours into it and still haven't finished the game.

I'm at 40+ hours and I just received my first Quarian mission.  I'll be at 50+ hours by the time I actually see a Quarian on my screen.

I'm what I like to call an "explorer".  My friends like to call me "slow".


(http://social.bioware.com/uploads_user/1879000/1878379/33812.jpg)

Actually, the Quarian missions were some of the more interesting points in the game (so far)IMO.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Jaynestown on April 12, 2012, 05:08:51 PM
Actually, the Quarian missions were some of the more interesting points in the game (so far)IMO.

I agree, but then Tali has always been my favourite character from ME1 & ME2
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on May 30, 2012, 01:57:29 PM
Now available for FREE! (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Rebellion-Multiplayer-Expansion/2268c5c6-27c4-4b3b-8786-59899bf5d903?cid=SLink)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmJfr5CT0-Q
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Windedprism on June 04, 2012, 10:23:02 AM
I put about 25 hours into single player, and about 6/7 into Multiplayer to get my readiness to 100%.

That's kinda quick, I'm actually 40+ hours into it and still haven't finished the game.

I'm at 40+ hours and I just received my first Quarian mission.  I'll be at 50+ hours by the time I actually see a Quarian on my screen.

I'm what I like to call an "explorer".  My friends like to call me "slow".

lol that's a lot for ME though I gotta admit. The feeling in ME1 landing on planets and then exploring was priceless, I didn't get that feeling with ME2 though it wasn't magic. This is gonna be played by the end of summer most likely along with LA Noire finally! Funny thing is I was super hyped for this until I remembered it was Bioware sorry DAII just burned a little too much. Still Fem Shep and Tali ftw :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on June 22, 2012, 01:44:38 PM
(http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/f/eagames/bioware/masseffect3/resources/assets/media/wallpapers/wallpaper-014-extended_cut-1920x1200.jpg)

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut

The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers. The Extended Cut will be available to download at no additional charge on June 26th on Xbox 360 and PC and PlayStation 3.

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?
(click to show/hide)

Where can I learn more about the Extended Cut?
     • To learn more about the Extended Cut, please enjoy the Extended Cut interview podcast with Community Manager Jessica Merizan, Executive Producer Casey Hudson, and Lead Writer Mac Walters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y7xk1_x8ko

[source (http://www.masseffect.com/about/extended_cut/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: BackupLight on June 22, 2012, 02:14:43 PM
I still haven't finished this!

I wonder if people will be any happier over this new expansion to the ending. Need to hurry up and get through it so I can see what all the fuss was about.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Mojo Red on June 25, 2012, 09:44:51 AM
I still need to start this game. Guess I'm glad I waited though I have a lot of MP to catch up on.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Dantespaw on June 25, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
The gameplay is great. I havent tried the multiplayer though, any good?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on June 26, 2012, 01:26:56 AM
I honestly didn't expect it to be, but the MP really surprised me with how good it was. Haven't tried it in a while, but from what I remember, matches were easy to join, and offered quick fix "horde-style" rounds.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on July 12, 2012, 09:49:13 AM
Mass Effect 3: Earth Multiplayer DLC

(http://blog.bioware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Earth-DLC-Key-Art.jpg)

The fighting is fiercest when it’s your home at stake! Mass Effect 3: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London.

Mass Effect 3: Earth also includes the new Platinum difficulty.

(http://social.bioware.com/uploads_user/1000/46/216111.jpg)

Earth features 3 new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, and Typhoon assault rifle.

(http://social.bioware.com/uploads_user/1000/46/216112.jpg)

Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer Soldier, Paladin Sentinel, Demolisher Engineer, Slayer Vanguard, Shadow Infiltrator, and Fury Adept!  Each comes complete with new and powerful abilities and melee attacks.

(http://social.bioware.com/uploads_user/1000/46/216113.jpg)

Mass Effect 3: Earth is available on July 17th for Xbox 360 and PC worldwide. For PlayStation 3 owners the pack will be available on July 17th in North American and July 18th in Europe. Mass Effect 3: Earth is available to download at no additional charge.

When is Mass Effect 3: Earth available?
Mass Effect 3: Earth is available on July 17th for Xbox 360 and PC worldwide. For PlayStation 3 owners the pack will be available on July 17th in North American and July 18th in Europe.

What is included with Mass Effect 3: Earth?
Firebase Rio, Vancouver, and London are available to play on as soon as Mass Effect 3: Earth is downloaded. The new weapons, characters, and equipment are available as rewards inside existing Reinforcement Packs.

How much does Mass Effect 3: Earth cost to download?
Mass Effect 3: Earth is available to download at no additional charge.

How do I get new items in Mass Effect 3: Earth?
As with the Resurgence Pack and Rebellion Pack, new items will be unlocked in existing Reinforcement Packs.  Make sure to look out for promotional packs and weekend challenges for other ways to unlock the content.

[BioWare (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/07/11/earth/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Sload on July 12, 2012, 11:13:23 AM
Meh, haven't touched the multiplayer and since the game is back on the shelf, it'll be a while(if ever) until I do. Didn't really care much for the combat in this one, only thing that made me finish it was the story and conversations. And I refused to play the multiplayer during my campaign play-through simply because I didn't want it to effect my ending in any way. What was the point of galactic readiness now again? Adding multiplayer is fine, and people will play it if it's any good, but why let it effect the singleplayer?! Retarded decision.

Won't be buying any more Mass Effect games in the future. Bought this one and expected a good rpg experience, instead I got a third-person shooter with some tacked on "rpg" elements, crappy cover mechanics and aim-assist that you couldn't turn off. Thank you very much BioWare/EA for ruining a good sci-fi rpg, it had so much potential but you had to go and f*ck it up so you could sell more copies.

Oh well, there you have my 2 cents and rant all in one!
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on July 17, 2012, 01:24:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bkKPqOUvsE
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on August 27, 2012, 05:58:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zabmFgYmGYU
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on August 27, 2012, 10:31:29 PM
Wooooooooooooooo!  I'll need to borrow my copy of ME3 back from my friend. 
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on September 04, 2012, 12:16:12 PM
My opinion of the Leviathan DLC is that it's okay. Not sure if it's spoilers but here it goes:
(click to show/hide)
There are two new guns which I haven't tried out yet. There are a handful of new war resources. Some of the set pieces feel like tutorials for the newer multiplayer missions. It's a solid purchase.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on September 04, 2012, 02:34:57 PM
Nice summary, Last.  Thanks.   :)
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on October 11, 2012, 12:39:06 PM
Free DLC

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation Multiplayer Expansion
(http://download.xbox.com/content/images/6c324575-fe8a-4cfc-9dc5-962a5b906d16/1033/banner.png) (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Retaliation-Multiplayer-Expansion/6c324575-fe8a-4cfc-9dc5-962a5b906d16?cid=SLink)

The Black Arks have arrived! In Mass Effect 3: Retaliation, Harbinger unleashes a new wave of terror on the galaxy: the Collector legions! Battle this all-new fourth enemy faction as well as reinforcements to existing factions like the Cerberus Dragoon and Geth Bomber. Face environmental hazards on the original six game maps, and achieve victory with new ammo powers, gear pieces, kits for the turians and volus, and Collector weapons!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZqwuHFIgIA
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on October 11, 2012, 02:02:39 PM
Going to have to start warming up those Biotics again... don't even know what that means...  :P
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 08, 2012, 12:26:36 PM
Mass Effect 3: Omega

(http://na.llnet.bioware.cdn.ea.com/u/f/eagames/bioware/masseffect3/website/images/downloads/omega/omega_vignette-p.jpg)

Omega has been seized by one of Cerberus' most accomplished and brilliant agents, General Oleg Petrovsky…and Aria T'Loak is plotting her revenge.  To reclaim her domain, she must team up with Commander Shepard.

Join Omega’s infamous leader in her fight to retake the notorious black market station.  Navigate Omega’s seedy underbelly as Aria joins your squad and you witness her legendary biotic powers and unrelenting ruthlessness first-hand. Help Nyreen Kandros, the valiant turian leader of the Talon mercenary group, as she fights to free the enslaved people of Omega. Face down fearsome new enemies, including the Cerberus-manipulated Reaper, the Adjutant.

Shape Omega’s future through four death-defying missions, and strike a devastating blow to the Illusive Man's plans.

The war for Omega has begun—How far will you go to end it?

Coming 27/11 on PC and Xbox 360 and 28/11 on PS3.

[Source (http://masseffect.com/downloads/omega/)]
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 27, 2012, 09:57:20 AM
Now available.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEJ48aU--sg
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on November 27, 2012, 06:54:59 PM
Looks like there's some catching up to do...
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on November 28, 2012, 09:53:08 AM
Looks like there's some catching up to do...

Ditto.  I just bought the Leviathan DLC on sale.  Now I just need to figure out who I lent my ME3 to....?   :-\
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on November 28, 2012, 07:34:43 PM
I haven't gotten to try out Omega yet. I'm doing an Insanity run so I can get that gosh darn achievement. Might as well try this one out while I'm at it.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on December 05, 2012, 06:47:18 PM
Omega wasn't as epic as I hoped it would be. You do not get to bring any of your normal squad options but you do get Aria T'loak and another character joins you as the story progresses (you unlock their bonus powers once you complete the DLC). It doesn't unlock a new solar system to drive around as you're automatically sent there. You'll fight a new enemy type and find a bunch of new guns, such as the chakram launcher that you'd have gotten if you beat the Kingdoms of Amalar demo, and weapon mods that normally upgrade two things at once with the drawback of a weight increase. If you want some extra world building and some new war assets it's not a bad purchase. Just know it isn't as exciting as I had hoped.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: citatscEellE on December 06, 2012, 01:22:57 AM
Id like to catch up and play some DLC but then I realized I had to finish my armor so this could happen

(click to show/hide)

 Then it broke.
im not even gonna put up a picture of how it broke. Its so painful  :'( :'(

eventually ill get around to it. Eventually



Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on December 07, 2012, 10:44:09 AM
Omega wasn't as epic as I hoped it would be. You do not get to bring any of your normal squad options but you do get Aria T'loak and another character joins you as the story progresses (you unlock their bonus powers once you complete the DLC). It doesn't unlock a new solar system to drive around as you're automatically sent there. You'll fight a new enemy type and find a bunch of new guns, such as the chakram launcher that you'd have gotten if you beat the Kingdoms of Amalar demo, and weapon mods that normally upgrade two things at once with the drawback of a weight increase. If you want some extra world building and some new war assets it's not a bad purchase. Just know it isn't as exciting as I had hoped.

I'll keep my hopes low, but I'm sure I'll still love it.  I'm supergay for Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on December 07, 2012, 10:44:51 AM
Id like to catch up and play some DLC but then I realized I had to finish my armor so this could happen

(click to show/hide)

 Then it broke.
im not even gonna put up a picture of how it broke. Its so painful  :'( :'(

eventually ill get around to it. Eventually



Awesome job, Elle.   :D

Sorry it broke.   :'(
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: citatscEellE on December 08, 2012, 11:58:13 AM
Id like to catch up and play some DLC but then I realized I had to finish my armor so this could happen

(click to show/hide)






 Then it broke.
im not even gonna put up a picture of how it broke. Its so painful  :'( :'(

eventually ill get around to it. Eventually



Awesome job, Elle.   :D

Sorry it broke.   :'(


Thanks! Yea, its okay I guess. I think that armor was a 1-time deal. Its so big and bulky idk if ill wear it again..
Plus my replica guns are SO EFFING HEAVY. The only great thing was I had the omniblade..
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 01, 2013, 09:39:26 AM
Free DLC

Reckoning Multiplayer Expansion (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Reckoning-Multiplayer-Expansion/86aa7b66-be5f-4529-9d03-37ccfba1e6d1?cid=SLink)

The Alliance has reached out to new and unexpected allies in their desperate search for skilled fighters. Mass Effect 3: Reckoning adds seven new weapons, five new weapon mods, two new pieces of gear, and six new character kits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nk13M1H4Y
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on March 01, 2013, 10:08:17 AM
Wait a sec, was that a Leviathan controlled Collector?
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on March 02, 2013, 06:12:04 PM
Apparently there is going to be new single player dlc called mass effect: citadel. It's about. Meeting up with old friends and allies. There was some talk of Wrex teaming up with you for a bit. I saw it on ME3's Facebook.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 04, 2013, 12:28:55 PM
Apparently there is going to be new single player dlc called mass effect: citadel. It's about. Meeting up with old friends and allies. There was some talk of Wrex teaming up with you for a bit. I saw it on ME3's Facebook.

They just uploaded the new trailer.   :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQRP9PNxng
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on March 04, 2013, 08:46:42 PM
Definitely something to look forward to. Anyone have any advise on which is the best class to do unsanitary with? I tried a sniper but I got stuck on the Cerberus base boss.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 05, 2013, 02:58:58 PM
Definitely something to look forward to. Anyone have any advise on which is the best class to do unsanitary with? I tried a sniper but I got stuck on the Cerberus base boss.

It's been a while since I've played, but I always had the best luck using the Geth (infiltrator?).  The cloak ability is a game changer.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: Lastenline on March 05, 2013, 07:50:45 PM
I was talking about single player. I want to beat it in insanity but I'm stuck on the second Kai Leng fight.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 05, 2013, 11:59:39 PM
For what it's worth, I played my SP Campaign as an "Adept" - having the ability to launch enemies clear off screen with a biotic throw or the use of Singularity really showed its worth. Plus, stringing some of the attacks together made for some sweet combos.  - ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcIeWTgVu_0
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 06, 2013, 10:08:27 AM
I was talking about single player. I want to beat it in insanity but I'm stuck on the second Kai Leng fight.

Ah.  I played Soldier class through the entire trilogy.  All things lacking in the soldier class can be compensated with the right team up.

Soldier Shep, Liara, and EDI was my preferred team in ME3.  I used my 'bullet-time' ability a lot while fighting Kai Leng.  Liara has some crazy powerful abilities when leveled up and can be exploited in combo with some of EDI's abilities.
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: nCogNeato on March 06, 2013, 10:19:20 AM
Apparently there is going to be new single player dlc called mass effect: citadel. It's about. Meeting up with old friends and allies. There was some talk of Wrex teaming up with you for a bit. I saw it on ME3's Facebook.

They just uploaded the new trailer.   :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQRP9PNxng

Reminder to anyone buying the new DLC, it comes in 2 separate files, since there's a 2GB file limit for DLC.

You'll have to buy the 1st file HERE (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Citadel-1-of-2/e4b62aee-d2d1-4075-96b5-070ba9d06c04?cid=SLink), and then download the free 2nd half HERE (http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Mass-Effect-3-Citadel-2-of-2/8493a573-29ab-498c-a5bf-39177dad5dc2?cid=SLink).  4GB total   :o
Title: Re: Mass Effect 3
Post by: zerosum on March 23, 2013, 03:26:12 PM
Some ME3 stats revealed @ PAX -

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/post/9/2013/03/masseffectinfographic.jpg)