EA will be releasing a 3 game bundle pack come November 6th for anyone who’s not had a chance to play this iconic and often divisive series. If you’ve wanted to know what all the fuss was about, then I recommend picking up this $59.99 bundle this holiday which contains Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 as well as certain DLC in a nice foil box. Currently only the Xbox 360 and PC releases are dated, the PS3 version will be detailed at a later time. The Wii U will only be getting the Mass Effect 3 version itself and for the full $59.99 price tag (but it does include the From Ashes DLC)
The PC version will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station DLC for Mass Effect, the Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2 which includes some bonus weapons and missions, and the Online Pass for Mass Effect 3 granting co-op access. It does not appear that the From Ashes DLC is included in this bundle.
Skyrim is a jealous game.
Its jealous when you start to play other games. How dare you even consider that there’s another game comparable to the might and majesty of Tamriel? Are dragons and sorcery not enough to satisfy your lust for fantasy? Well, maybe it just hasn’t been trying hard enough. Two big updates to Skyrim hit the news this week. Hit the jump to learn more!
So this is a rant that I’m sure many of you saw coming. It took me some time to get to, but I have finally beat Mass Effect 3. Probably one of the few reasons I ended up beating the game when I did was because I heard so much about the ending and I wanted to see what all the hub-bub was about. I did originally plan to take much longer and experience more of the side quests, but there was just too much mounting pressure to get in on the discussion. Somehow I was able to remain isolated from spoilers and I didn’t find out why the ending was bad until I experienced it for myself
First of all, let’s get this out of the way on the abstract page:
SPOILER ALERT LEVEL 99
This is going to be a spoiler-ific discussion and so if you have not beat the game yet, don’t click into it. I don’t know a good way to talk about the subject without directly referencing some things, so just stay away if you haven’t had the chance to finish this game yet. With that out of the way, hit the jump for my breakdown on why I hate the Mass Effect 3 ending and why many others do as well.
I like to keep quiet on DLC issues usually. To me if a publisher wants to potentially anger their customer base by including DLC on a disk and charging extra for it, then I guess that’s their prerogative (even if its kind of a dick move). But really now, I’m a little concerned about this new turn of events with Bioware’s next game: Mass Effect 3. I know the core game will be rich with content, just going off of the past games, but over the last week we have been learning that there will be potentially very story-important DLC content for Mass Effect 3 on release.
Call me crazy, but with the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3 I was expecting some tragic deaths to ensue while concluding this epic trilogy. News that Mass Effect 3’s DLC will actually continue parts of the single-player campaign have me a little worried though. Basically “continued story” to me sounds a lot like a half-hearted proper ending.
Recently I purchased the Gears of War 3 Season Pass and so far I have not been disappointed. RAAM’s Shadow added a little single player action and the Horde Command Pack boosted some of the things to do in Horde Mode.
But at the end of the day I’m in it for the sweet multiplayer action and that’s where I want the majority of my cash going toward. Epic put out the Versus Booster Map Pack for free last month and added an additional 5 multiplayer maps. And that’s why it pleases me to announce that the next DLC will be coming January 17th and not only looks to add another 5 maps, but is going to add additional length to multiplayer leveling.
Another week to try my hand at this whole podcast thing, I’ll admit I am still stumbling greatly, but I promise I will figure this out, again any feedback is appreciated!
Its a pretty interesting week with no big game releases hitting anymore. Its the time of year I look forward to playing the big pile of games I’ve already bought, seeing the latest movies and drinking lots of hot cocoa. What’s interesting about this week, however is that in lieu of proper game releases, we are seeing some great DLC for those games we already have. If you are looking for a new fix, DLC is the place to look this week: