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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2012, 02:18:22 PM »
Cant wait for this really looks good

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2012, 04:07:51 PM »
18 days and counting I believe! :)


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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #107 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.

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #108 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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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #109 on: February 21, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »
lol that will do nicely

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2012, 09:58:09 AM »
;D Thanks Zero.

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #112 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!

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2012, 01:03:02 PM »
Extended Trailer
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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #114 on: February 21, 2012, 01:56:59 PM »
Stunning looking trailer

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #115 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

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #116 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  :)

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #118 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]

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Re: Mass Effect 3
« Reply #119 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.

 

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