New DLCs announced! (singleplayer and multiplayer)...New DLCs announced! (singleplayer and multiplayer)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel’s Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad – as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex!
When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel will release worldwide on March 5th on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 (on March 6th on PS3 in Europe). Price: $1
Ten Tips for Photographing Food1) Set the Table...Ten Tips for Photographing Food1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In the image above, claremanson not only photographs something that looks enticingly delicious and creative, but she has additionally set the scene. She's made up the 'table' so to speak, so that it compliments and even enhances the Food that she's photographing. Looking carefully at your setting is a fantastic way of making your Food look good and unique. It's cheap too, just look at using glasses, sometimes with liquid in them, colourful tablecloths, napkins or any other items that might suit your image. Within cookery books these days, images that 'set the scene' are becoming increasingly more popular and widely used.
2) Play with your Food...
Here, LADYW has not just made a 'salad' or an arrangement of food. She's looked carefully at how she can arrange her food in the most creative and complimentary way. Using shapes and colour to make something look good
ME3 endings versus angry fansWarning! The text below includes heavy spoilers, so people who didn't finish ME3 yet should avoid it.ME3 endings versus angry fans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The battle between Bioware and it's fans rages on. This year we already had three occasions to write angry notes to Bioware. The failed 4th book - that was more of a fanfic than a book. The Day-1 DLC "From ashes" fiasco, and now the boycott of ME3 endings. Endings that were renounced by the fans as uncanonical.
The fans are mobilizing to get additional (more happy) ME3 ending. And if they were able to force Bioware to make a re-write of the failed book, maybe they will be able to achieve this too.
Here you can vote in the polls on Bioware Social:
Here you can sign a petition for additional endings:
And you might want to fill
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is Now AvailableSpoilers....Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is Now Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The extended cut of Mass Effect 3 did more than just add a slideshow (although there actually was one at one point). BioWare has given players a new ending as well. Shepard can now tell the star child to go to hell and refuse to make a decision.
Here are all "4" endings, in case you don't want to waste your time playing the final 2 missions again.
Extended Cut Destroy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgYYYmzr7_A
Extended Cut Control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=m5J-QDTM8Zk
Extended Cut Synthesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFzrRz6Dc0Y
Extended Cut Refusal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czKq9H0tSCo
Extended Cut Evacuation Scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v3n2jEnvQh4
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 confirmed2 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
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series1 year ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)SPOILERS!!!Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So this is the end of Mass Effect. Not just of the last game, but of the trilogy as a whole. Right now, I am of two minds. I am not wholly satisfied with the so called Extended Cut but at the same time it has some redeeming qualities to it that I can not, in good conscience, ignore:
It provides closure: For those who wanted to see what happened to the characters they came to love and the galaxy as a whole.
Injected some measure of reasoning to the actions/words of the God Child: They showed more of the logic behind the Reapers actions and how the Catalyst works.
There is something for everyone: The endings appear to be based on fan input/outcry.
The filled in some of the plot holes and contradictions: Not all of them, but by lessing the impact of the Catalyst, it showed that the damage was reversible.
It brings back some elements of classic science fiction.
Yet, two facts remain. One, the underlying logic behind the God Child is still flawed, although the designers lampsahe
Mass effect Dating Simulator?Hi guys! I've been playing around with a little program and I had this idea of making a Mass Effect dating sim for the characters that are unromancable in the trilogy (like Dr. Chakwas and Joker).Mass effect Dating Simulator?6 days ago in Personal More Like This
I have a little prototype you can try here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/xf1kaybqqn98n95/ME_Dating_Sim.rar
What are some characters you think I should incorporate?
I got work early tomorrow morning, take care!
**EDIT: I did some research and am now using a different program to make this.
Here are some screen caps : http://imgur.com/a/o6nx1/
Your ideas (however crazy) are welcome!
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 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 )
Mass Effect: Aftermath Video VersionMass Effect: Aftermath Video Version3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)Jane's List for Garrus5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Please don't sharpen your talons on the furniture. I've provided a special post for this in the room behind the laundry where you put your weights and gym equipment.
2. I love sushi too, but I prefer it dead before I eat it. I know you love to fish but please don't do this in front of me again. I nearly fainted and you know I've seen some grisly things.
3. I don't need to hear again how your mom use to deep fry things that look like my hamster, and serve them as appetizers.
4. Please don't use my knitting yarn as dental floss. I sent to Palaven for a new supply for you. It will be here in a few days.
5. I get it that casting is a family activity for Turians, but humans are just not with that hairball kind of thing. I love you dearly, but there are some things I can't do with you, so please regurgitate that stuff in private.
Garrus' List for Jane
1. If you find the seat up, leave it up. I live here too. Will double the size of the master bathroom and ins
Disney vs Lucas ArtsIf ever you bring up Disney in a conversation, people immediately recite tired old issues with the company that haven't been true for a long time. For example, complaining about the excess of half-assed sequels. That was part of Michael Eisner's regime. When he left the studio the quality Disney was producing suddenly skyrocketed considerably. Likewise the excessive merchandising and branding of Disney related products has also ceased to be as all-consuming now that Eisner is gone. In fact, a lot of the main issues people had with Disney during the 90's and early 2000's was a result of Eisner.Disney vs Lucas Arts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since Eisner left, the Disney studio has done a REMARKABLE job in clearing their name of many of the atrocities they had committed during his regime. They promptly turned the animation department around and have even begun doing 2-D animated films again after Eisner said "no." Granted, at the moment 2-D is still in hiatus, but the situation isn't as dire as it use to be and there's still promise
The Fanfiction Author's Guide to KepralsThe Fanfiction Authors Guide to Kepral's SyndromeThe Fanfiction Author's Guide to Keprals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We all know what Kepral's is, right? A terminal illness that affects the drell. When we meet Thane we find out within a couple of lines that he is dying. Naturally, we want to know more, so we go and ask him. Thane explains what Kepral's is. Sort of.
Then we skip to LotSB. We find out more about Thane's condition from the dossier, along with a hint at a possible treatment, and the fact that Thane refused it.
ME3 arrives, and this time we meet Thane in hospital. His illness has progressed, and this time almost all available dialogue is related to Kepral's. Does this help us to understand exactly what Kepral's is? No. Instead we are presented with new, conflicting, information. Add to this Thane's death, and we are left with a fragmented, incomplete, picture.
My aim is to take these pieces, and put them together in a way that is useful for fanfic writers. I'm also hoping to offer some ways of tr
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!2 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
Face Emotes + Giant Emotes + Worm Emotes~FACE EMOTES~Face Emotes + Giant Emotes + Worm Emotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
Shepard Wallpaper ID ProjectHi guys!!!!Shepard Wallpaper ID Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on a project and would love to offer you a spot on my list if you want too.
I am making Shepard ID wallpapers. Basically it will look something like this... http://belanna42.deviantart.com/#/d5pdgu6
If you would like me to do a wallpaper of your Shepard, I would be more than happy to do one. Now, I am not going to promise you that it will be done in a few days since I will be working on my own Shepards and other things.. but please.. if you want one.. let me know.
Here is what I am asking.
name: (ie) John Shepard
Origin: (ie) Colonist
Reputation: (ie) Ruthless
Class: (ie) Engineer
Paragon, Renegade, or Paragade?
If you want to throw in who your Shepard romanced and the color theme you would like to have.... please do so
So please, post a link to your Shepard here or you can note me..
Please send me a high quality picture of your Shep if you can. If you guys send me a small or low quality one, I can't promise how
Four new, official, trailers!It's a media blowout, people. Let's waste no time getting into it.Four new, official, trailers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the RPG-element enthusiasts, we have the Customization trailer:
We also have another showcase of Mass Effect 3's new and improved combat.
We have an trailer for the Story and Choice/Consequences mechanics. Note; there is a bunch of new footage, but mostly just cool new battle clips and a very short excerpt from a mission that shows the different outcomes of a mid-mission choice.
And lastly we have the Enemies Trailer. This is the special trailer for two reasons. One; it finally shows gives a first look at one of ME3's main antagonists, and secondly; it shows more Female Shepard. (And that Kaidan bloke, too.)
But stay tuned; David Silverman is saying the Female Shepard Trailer will finally be releas
Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day...Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After 5 years, after 3 games and after much speculation we finally have an official in game Turian female. It's shame that Bioware didn't decide to include Turian female models in the main game, because now it feels like a token girl and not much more. Also the fact that it will be featured in the paid Omega DLC makes it even more bittersweet, but hey it's still better than nothing. The DLC will appear on November 27th and will cost 1200 Bioware/Microsoft points. Tell us what you think about her:
For a little comparison I'll hotlink a picture of Lieutenant Abrudas, the very first Turian female shown in the Mass Effect Evolution comic:
In other news - the first N7 Day is coming our way fast. The celebration is schedueled for November 7th. You can find more information about it on the official Mass Effect facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=380737978668258&set=a.259483477460376.58244.256213217787402&type=1
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
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.2 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.
ME3 Reviews, Manly Shepard, Planet Scanning (againThe air is stilling in anticipation for the plunge, the moment is fast approaching; Mass Effect 3 is nearly here.ME3 Reviews, Manly Shepard, Planet Scanning (again2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Early copies have already been distributed to notable videogame review sites and such. IGN is having a Mass Effect 3 Review In Progress.
Obviously, there will be some spoilers, but should you be interested in keeping up with that over the week, go read it at IGN.com.
In other spoiler-related news, a new associate of mine, goes by the name SinDr0me, asked me to showcase a rather exclusive piece of news--from what he tells me-- on his site, WeAreLegion.
This particular one has heavy spoilers pertaining to certain, unannounced, new squadmates for ME3.
Read at your own discretion: http://wearelegion.nl/news.php?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=18
Do you want Naked Shepard? Chances are, the answer is yes. Indeed, since the days of ME1 have fans been clamoring for more of the nudity seen--however tastefully--in the first romances. Some ev
Bioware to aim for your delicious tears once more.There are few, very few inescapable truths. One being the fact that Chris Matthews goes home every night to renew the magical wards that keep the dessicated soul of his hair in the realm of the living. Another being the fact that Bioware subsists on the delicious tears of their fans, and they are gunning for them once again.Bioware to aim for your delicious tears once more.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While some of you may still be working on Omega --I'm downloading it today, in fact-- Bioware is rolling ahead with its next DLC. According to forum posts it's "all hands on deck" for this one, writing wise, involving "pretty much every ME writer at Edmonton."
There's a good chance that this might be the last DLC of the Shepard trilogy, and it's been said that there is a "high potential" for tears.
Although beyond these statements, there've been no real things said about this unannounced add on. Likely due to how it's not been announced yet. (I know, who'da thunk.) Although Sam Hulick is coming in again for the music.
No real further thoughts about this, Halo
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 Trailer2 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.