Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to endingIt's been a really long while, comparatively, since we've heard about new single player DLC, but I'm sure I don't really need to tell you that.Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to ending3 years ago in Personal More Like This
While it's certainly been fun wreaking six kinds of havoc on the various multiplayer venues (Platinum difficulty, gah!) I'm sure a lot of you are looking forward to new single player content to tackle.
Announced during EA's summer showcase, Leviathan will tell the story of increasing desperation, a quest for vengeance, and will add entirely new avenues of play.
The setup for Leviathan is that humanity is looking for anything and everything to win the war and get Earth back. Admiral Hackett has been running black op missions with the goal of tracking down a mysterious and elusive creature that has been killing Reapers; the Leviathan Of Dis. Vanishing decades ago, no one has been able to come close to locating it again, until a scientist on the Citadel finds a trace that could lead them to the enigmatic dreadnaught, but then --as scientists are w
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!Bioware has announced yet another awesome-looking expansion to the ever-growing Multiplayer component of Mass Effect 3.Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mass Effect: Retaliation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFmDj87ltM
What do we have here? This is the largest expansion to the multiplayer to date.
Well, first and foremost, we have an entirely new enemy faction: the Collectors are returning to Mass Effect!
The old faces from ME2 will be coming back with the Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper and Collector Captain, and these familiar foes will fight alongside the new Dragoons and different Geth drones.
Two new allies will be made available, the Turian Ghost Infiltrator and Havoc Soldier. Jet packs, people.
Just when you thought getting thrown off the map as a Vanguard was fun.
Bioware says "many more" characters will be added on a "regular basis".
Collector Weapons will be made available as well, coming with the assault rifle, SMG, and sniper rifle all in your favorite crunchy buggy flavor!
New ammo types includ
The Mass Effect OC team Competition!Oh it is on like Donkey Kong! We have quite the large list of talented contenders already and are still looking for more!The Mass Effect OC team Competition!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge? To create your own team of original Mass Effect characters and display them using a medium of your choice. You can draw them, make them using 3d models, write character dossiers or upload an interpretive dance with yourself acting out all your characters. First Captain Planet gave you the power, now I'M giving you the power to choose as you will how to display your kickass team!
The prize: 1000 DA POINTS!!!
The deadline: 31st of October 2013
- You cannot use characters from the games. They can be related but must otherwise have all original character stories
- Your characters must have names. Backstory to each would be nice but not compulsory
- One team per entry
- The minimum number of characters for a team is three. The maximum is seven million, twenty eight thousand and two.
- You must be prepared for the community to comment on you
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
I just had the best idea ever...Like other Total Drama fans, I'd love to see a Total Drama video game. But what kind of video game should be made? Well, I got an idea when I was watching videos of Rune Factory Tides of Destiny. What if the first Total Drama game was an RPG? Allow me to explain how this game would work.I just had the best idea ever...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you start the game, you choose 1 of 5 save files to being your game. You have an option of which location the season will take place. You can select Camp Wawanakwa (TDI and TDAS version or TDROTI version), The Film Lot, and the Jumbo Jet. Choosing this will decide different aspects of the season, such as what challenges you'll partake in, how many contestants will compete, how many episodes there are, what the method of elimination will be, ect. After that, Chris McLean will pop in and introduce the season. He'll explain how the game goes down and what twists will occur. Then he'll give you two options: Create a Contestant or Use an Existing Contestant. Create a Contestant will do what the title s
How to show respect for your characters: Part 2*WARNING: RANT AHEAD*How to show respect for your characters: Part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, DarkShockBro here. You know, I was hoping that the criteria I detailed in the first part of how to show respect for your characters would be followed more often than not. Sadly, in my recent Total Drama and Suvivor binge (including Fan Fics), I have found that is anything but the case, primarily in antagonists.
The type of characters which I personally believe reflect worst on a writer would be those unreasonably mean characters who solely exist to be unlikable (male or female) without any conceivable form of character development. They inflict harm on the protagonists so that the reader feels unnaturally sorry for the protagonists, and then get crushed by an equally unreasonably cruel Humiliation Conga to show the reader that all evil receives its end in due course, and to know that all people who are mean to you have no extra layers or reasons to explain their behavior.
Now then, let me ask you all a very important question: DO THESE CHARACTE
ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuffHello everyone!ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuff4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been checking the site since I finished (? Can I say that?) Mass Effect3 last Tuesday and I'm sorry I haven't answered many comments yet, but I was somewhere along stage 1-2 of http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9476-Mass-Effect-3-The-Process. But yesterday I landed on stage 3 and I've been lurking the BSN trying to avoid stage 4 and go directly to stage 5.
My usual reaction after playing any Bioware game is replaying it again. But the most I've been able to do with ME3 was to check the net, see what I did wrong and replay the end. In my case, I had not enough EMS to get the 'end' I wanted, so I made up my mind to play the MP. Man, I'm never going there again. Don't get me wrong, nothing bad happened, but I just don't like it. I felt the same way when I played PVP in WoW for the seasonal achivements. Useless. So no MP for me and sorry guys, if I landed in any of your fights.
About the game. It's perfect. Almost anything I could have
TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned:iconpinkiepiesmileplz: - "BIG journal ahead, people and ponies! Get your reading glasses out, if that be the case!"TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are those of you that don't know the starting details, so let me quickly explain: I was going to abandon the TDWT Remake I was working on and try it again, adding the new cast from Revenge into the mix. That way, I could write about the new characters, especially the ones I liked so much. It was to be called Total Drama World Tour: Reducked Redux Redone. TDWT:RRR, my most unnecessarily long of a title ever.
This meant Katie was going to be removed from the cast. I liked having Katie, as she served as a balance to the chaos on Team Amazon. Gwen, Courtney, and Heather were all aggressive with each other, and we didn't want Sierra smothering Cody like in the show, so she was to be a neutral person to balance that (also, the show always annoyed me in that it had so many non-elimination challenges, especially directly after they would
How to show respect for your characters...Hey guys, DarkShockBro here.How to show respect for your characters...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Being a creative writer myself, I tend to read a lot of fan fiction and watch a lot of cartoons. During this time, I tend to pick up on certain characteristics common to every work of literature. Some of these traits are good, others not so much.
My most recent pursuits have been focused on why characters are considered to be unlikable. And, after encountering a few characters that almost no one seems to like, I decided to generate backstories for them. And, to my surprise, after reading them, those same characters became more meaningful, complex, realistic, and, to my surprise, likable. Obviously, Diamond Tiara was the first beneficiary of my practices, but I've been giving backstories to other characters as of recent. And that got me to thinking: what makes characters unlikable, and what can be done to make them likable, or at the very least, respectable?
The answer, while seemingly complex, is actually a lot simpler than I initially believed, and I think
7 More Bed Time Stories, part 219June2012 update: This is an update to correct for the fact that there was no galley in ME1. I added a few extra tidbits for your enjoyment if you care to read it again.7 More Bed Time Stories, part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is turning out a lot longer than I intended. Writing from Garrus' point of view is a struggle. Thanks to Lordess-Alicia for her Deviation "Goodnight Shepard" that inspired most of this story. You can see it here: http://lordess-alicia.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d3hev8m
Note the semi crazed look in Garrus' eye.
More Bed Time Stories, part 2
It was about oh-two hundred hours and I was crouched down, rummaging through the little beer cooler that Joker had tucked away under the mess hall table. I heard the doors of her quarters swish open and there she was. Her lithe form was seductively out of uniform, sheathed in silky black bed clothes with a spotted animal type print that showed the soft curves, yet left everything to the wild imagination.
And there I was…. wearing only my military shorts that bare
4-Shdw Brkr:_interrupt: Officers Embrace on Bridge4-Shdw Brkr:_interrupt: Officers Embrace on Bridge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#4 in "The Diary of Jane Saga"
From the Files of the Shadow Broker
Ref. Alenko, Hackett, Shepard, Vakarian, Victus
News Flash- High Ranking Officers Embracing While Illegally Parked
The Citadel. Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani; Westerlund News Service.
Today on the Citadel, in the midst of the ongoing war against the reapers, Systems Alliance Commander Jane Shepard of the SSV Normandy and Turian Hierarch, Admiral Garrus Vakarian, head of Paleven STG, took some time out for an afternoon of picnicking, drinking, sport shooting and heavy petting from atop Presidium bridge 19.
Picked up live by security cameras, the Commander and the Admiral began the afternoon's dalliances by illegally parking on the bridge in violation of 137 Citadel ordinances. After partaking of the view, the couple French kissed and then Shepard, wearing a black, skin tight dress, was double dipped by the Turian in a passionate embrace. The scene, broadcast live to all Cit
What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My femshep's fav songs
009 Sound System
Space And Time
With A Spirit
Don't Stop Believin'
Wheel in the Sky
Anyway You want it
Your Love is My Drug
Takes It Off
You Took the words right out of my mouth
All Revved Up and no place to go
Paradise by the dashboard Light
The Grass Roots
Let's Live for Today
Sooner or Lather
Survivor-Eye of the Tiger
Toto-Hold the Line
Tina Turner-What Love Got to Do With It
The O zone-Dragostea Din Tei
Faunts-M4 part 2
JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!Hey guys, great news for us Jackolytes!JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I've been informed by this gentleman :icongycee: about the identity of Jack's face model. If any of you guys would like to thank him for making your day, feel free to do so (I've already have and nearly proposed to him... until I realized he was a dude, of course).
Ahem! the model's name name is Candice Neil and as you can expect, she is absolutely gorgeous.
Stand back though! as the founder of this group, I alone reserve the right of marrying her in Vegas first! :iconichaincameplz:
I'm very happy to finally update this group with some good news. This could probably be the very last blog update we might get since ME3 is done and BioWare is moving on, but this group ain't. All the activity and submitting will remain the same until no more Jack artworks exist in dA.
So, with tha
Echo SquadEcho Squad2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Among the Quarian Fleet Marine Forces the are special forces operatives. These Special Operations are grouped in to small squads to handle things that aren't all quite full upfront fight. Once such squad is Echo Squad. Unlike other squads such as Dagger and Shadow, the four man team Echo manages to find its way in and out of trouble repeatedly.
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska is what you might call a hardened free spirit. During her pilgrimage Dani found herself working as a "courier", transporting materials and messages that just couldn't be sent the usual means. After her pilgrimage she went to work on one of the mining ships the fleet has. She had actually settled down and married, contemplating beginning a family but during a mining accident her husband was killed. That was about 7 years ago. After that she just wanted to unleashed that fury on
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC information leakedNot used merely for the proliferation of memes for the general internet populace, Reddit also has its share of information trading.Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC information leaked3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For instance, earlier, a Reddit tipster posted information about the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut, as well as another Multiplayer DLC pack.
This is the same Redditor who posted about the Rebellion DLC pack, so this claim, I think, is worth some merit.
The product description for the Extended Cut reads, "An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard's choices on the future of the galaxy."
Well, at least they didn't try to say they had "new" information.
And as for the other DLC pack, the Earth Multiplayer Pack, it was said that it will be including three new maps, three new weapons, and six new human classes.
The maps are set in the Earth cities of Rio, Vancouver, and London.
The new weapons are the Piranha Assault Shotgun, Acolyte Pistol, and the Typhoon LMG.
New N7 human classes are the Paladin
6 More Bed Time Stories, part 1Humor: Rated R for sexual situations. A three chapter story that finds Jane and Garrus getting even closer on the SR1.6 More Bed Time Stories, part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to read the original Bedtime Stories? This is the link: http://fav.me/d4z8cm7
More Bed Time Stories, part 1
#6 in THE DIARY of JANE
It was another evening of cross species cultural exchange on route to Vermire; ETA 36 hours. Poker was the game of choice on the Normandy and this evening the table was packed. Most of the officers and the "Saren" team were there. The humans, Alenko, Adams, Pressly, Moreau, Chakwas, Williams, and of course Shepard were dealt in. Liara, Tali played but Wrex and I did not.
I sipped from the bottle of French brandy that Shepard had given me for stepping in front of her and taking a hit when her shields were disabled on Noveria and listened to the chatter. Wrex was hitting on Tali and telling her that he still remembered what Quarians looked like before the suits. I could never tell if Wrex was serious about getti
1200pt Prize Ridonculous Race: Fantasy League Game Prizes1200pt Prize Ridonculous Race: Fantasy League Game4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But if anyone wants to contribute prizes in the game, please do!
100% NOT Rigged or Robbed
No Drawing/Work is needed in the game!
You only have to select your Fantasy Team!
Idea inspired by Reddude From the TotalDramaIslandFanFiction Wikia!
An enjoyable game I thought would be cool to play before the show starts!
You will Draft four pairs of the eighteen that are provided for you. As long as those pairs are in the gam
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.This has been a wild, wild week for me. Never before have I juggled so many things at one time, between work, private life and the stuff I will write about in a second. First things first, let me get the single most anticipated question out of the way, so as not to keep you in further suspense - the next episode of "Marauder Shields" will be up on Wednesday, 16th of May, which basically means that I am skipping a single episode this week. Believe me, the decision didn't come easy, but it was either that or turning in a half-done, cut-up episode, which wouldn't do Zaeed any justice, nor would it present Emily Wong's legacy in the light it deserves. But let's not get even further into spoilerish territory right now.What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past week I've been busy like a bee, flying around frantically, organizing bits of stuff I know extremely well and large pockets of stuff I've never even touched before... But knowing that it will be worth it in the end. Allow me to wear my Renegade face for the rest
Female Shepard Trailer, at long last.It's taken a long while, but here we have it at last.Female Shepard Trailer, at long last.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jacob Taylor at 0:46, appearance unchanged.
Miranda --oh so very briefly-- at 1:04, appearance unchanged.
Samara at 1:11, appearance also unchanged.
And Legion, too, don't think I missed him.
Also, the Orbital Bombardment Designator has made another appearance.
Aside from the whole "female Shepard" thing, this trailer is really showcasing the increased cinematic quality in ME3. Like the Uncharted games, to name an example.
Mass Effect 3 - World Collapsing TrailerA new trailer landed on my lap today with the pomp and circumstance of a pampered Russian Blue. And it's just as irresistible.Mass Effect 3 - World Collapsing Trailer4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just go watch it.
And watch it again.
And how about a third time?
What's this you say? It's a fan-made trailer? Impossible, not if you sucked the Mass Effect savvy from Bioware itself could you make a more hype-inducing trailer!
Seriously now, MittroBikki is my favorite trailer creator, and has been for a while now. The fact that skill such as his exists in the Mass Effect fandom makes me very proud to be part of it.
I know what I said yesterday; that there would be a trailer. Chris Priestly says " We have encountered some technical stuff that is getting in the way of things. We had hoped it would be up already today, but we'll see. Currently I have no ETA."
In the mean time, go watch that trailer again.
Silly coincidencesOk, this is quite silly, but I wanted to share it.Silly coincidences3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of our local pizzerias has a promo until next Thrusday: if you buy a pizza menu, you get an Angry bird plushie. My boyfriend is quite fond of Angry Birds so he suggested to eat there. And poor guy is starting a new diet on Monday, so... why not?
There we went, we ordered the pizza, we ordered our drinks and when we asked for the plushie, the girl at the desk asked us which one we wanted. "Which ones do you have", I asked. "Let me check", she said before leaving. She came back in a minute and informs us "We have the blue one, the green one and the red one".
I was so tempted to check for hidden cameras... but hey, coincidences happen!
Just FYI, I picked up the red one