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Old January 20 2012, 06:28 PM   #601
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Re: Mass Effect 3

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^The only thing that's tempting me at the moment is the Kingdoms of Amalur unlockables. I think that demo might have won me over. Out of interest, did anyone else give it a go?
Yup. It crashed part way through the 45 minutes you have to play through to unlock the gun, so I had to replay all that. Luckily, they were nice enough to let me skip through the tutorial.

Here's an MP4 version of the ME3 GameTrailers TV episode from last night:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/5xgdwM...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/ypW93M...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/BKkRPT...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/T5SGgV...5k23d_3500.mp4
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Old January 20 2012, 09:32 PM   #602
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I did.. Amalur didn't really grab me.. a typical adventure/fight stuff game with some nice effects.

Not overly interested but then i tried it for the ME3 stuff
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Old January 20 2012, 10:40 PM   #603
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James Vega featurette from GameTrailers.com

It's pretty awesome that Vega's VA is scifi fan.
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Old January 20 2012, 11:12 PM   #604
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I can't wait to play as FemShep again.
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Old January 21 2012, 06:09 AM   #605
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Re: Mass Effect 3

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James Vega featurette from GameTrailers.com

It's pretty awesome that Vega's VA is scifi fan.
I'm terrible with names and faces, but isn't that the bloke from that Wing Commander movie? I always had a (very minuscule) soft spot for that film. Still, I'd be surprised if I end up using this character very much. The Mass Effect games have a bit of a spotty track record when it comes to these early squadmates. I mean I almost *never* used Kaiden or Jacob.

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I did.. Amalur didn't really grab me.. a typical adventure/fight stuff game with some nice effects.

Not overly interested but then i tried it for the ME3 stuff
You know I was shocked that I enjoyed it at all. Like you and I'm sure allot of people I only played it for the unlockables. My assumption going in was that this was just some third rate game that they were trying to prop up by attaching it to ME3...which I suppose is true, but it did a good job of selling me in on the gameplay mechanics and artstyle. I probably won't get it when it comes out (I rarely do) but I'll definatly keep a eye out for it in future Steam sales.

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^The only thing that's tempting me at the moment is the Kingdoms of Amalur unlockables. I think that demo might have won me over. Out of interest, did anyone else give it a go?
Yup. It crashed part way through the 45 minutes you have to play through to unlock the gun, so I had to replay all that. Luckily, they were nice enough to let me skip through the tutorial.

Here's an MP4 version of the ME3 GameTrailers TV episode from last night:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/5xgdwM...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/ypW93M...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/BKkRPT...5k23d_3500.mp4

http://www.fileserve.com/file/T5SGgV...5k23d_3500.mp4
Is it weird that what I liked most about all this new footage is that it shows you get to wander around the cargo bay again? For some reason it really bugged me that it was off limits in ME2. Also nice to see that got rid of all those huge (and oddly invulnerable) AC units. I mean what was the purpose of those things exactly?
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Old January 21 2012, 06:37 AM   #606
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Provide cover during boss fights.

Dry laundry.

Also, Harbinger is only 8 inches tall, but he talks into them because it makes him sound all bad and impressive.
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Old January 21 2012, 07:26 AM   #607
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^And here's me thinking there wasn't a totally sensible justification.
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Old January 22 2012, 11:23 AM   #608
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^The only thing that's tempting me at the moment is the Kingdoms of Amalur unlockables. I think that demo might have won me over. Out of interest, did anyone else give it a go?
Yeah, I had a quick spin of it.

I'm not going to rush out and get it, but may when it comes down in price a bit.
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Old January 28 2012, 06:40 PM   #609
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New trailer showcasing the multiplayer. I gotta say.....I'm feeling alot better about this then I was a few months ago.


http://youtu.be/nyy5fAFw6UM
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Old January 28 2012, 07:55 PM   #610
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I've had very few concerns about this ever since they said that a separate Bioware studio was working exclusively on the multiplayer. So long as it's not detracting from the single player, I'm happy.

Still, I'm not 100% clear how this "Galaxy at War" system will interact with multiple Shepard career files. Will gaining points "improve" the chances of total victory across all saves, or will it unlock a pool of--for want of a better term--"points" that you can access and choose whether or not to "spend" in any given career? I'm hoping for something like the later as (especially for my main Shep) I want my first playthrough to be "pure" without MP influencing events. And then there's my loserShep for whom I fully intend to make things as difficult as possible,

Obviously just holding off on MP until after my first playthrough would avoid any unwanted interactions, but I'd just as soon have the option.
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Old January 31 2012, 07:27 PM   #611
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..and another new trailer, this time it's the voice cast reveal. Mostly returning cast, but there's one new character there who's existence I don't think has even been hinted at before now. Oh and they *almost* show the new-look femShep.
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Old January 31 2012, 07:29 PM   #612
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New voice cast trailer (unsurprisingly, spoilers for character appearances):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfvo5ueKJY8

Not using the YT tags, because when I do, the preview screenshot reveals a new character and voice actor!

Very excited for this - placed my N7CE pre-order at the weekend.

ETA: Damn, ninja'd.
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Old January 31 2012, 07:46 PM   #613
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Ay Carumba! Great video! I can't let myself look at too much about the game, I get MASSively excited. It just has this EFFECT on me and I end up feeling like I need a 3 day weekend!

(Sorry couldn't resist doing that)
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Old January 31 2012, 08:23 PM   #614
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In other Mass Effect related news, the fan reaction to the just released tie-in novel has apparantly been resoundingly negative. I never really thought the previous three were up to much to begin with, but evidently this one managed to be even worse. Oh dear.
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Old January 31 2012, 08:29 PM   #615
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It was written by William C. Dietz, so I'm really not surprised. The books by Drew Karpyshyn weren't the greatest, but at least they were consistent with the rest of the setting (as they should have been, since Karpyshyn was the lead writer of ME1).

I'm surprised they didn't have Mac Walters (lead writer of ME2/ME3) write the novel instead. He must have been too busy.
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