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Rated NA 51: We ride on the backs of Elcor

On this pre-ME3 podcast, we ask for your outlandish predictions of the highly anticipated game. We also look ahead to PAX East and ComicCon. Assassin’s Creed 3 has a revolutionary new setting, and Windows 8 gets an Xbox Companion. We review Squids on Android, Awake on NBC, and Matt’s Comic PotW. Listen now, it’s as easy as getting your space game out of a tree!

Rated NA 51

 

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Micah G

    Always hilarious, but Scott and Matt’s voice qualities were a little off

    • We recorded on a different setup, and the VoIP we use (which shall remain nameless) took a big dump on us during this one. I’m just happy to get it done by ME launch.

  • I also learned something today. The wishlist item about saving the Rachni queen in ME1, only to hope she pays you back in ME3, is my Chekhov’s Gun.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChekhovsGun

  • Micah G

    My galactic readiness level is flaccid and disappointed (what else is new lately with BioWare?):

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/116152-Mass-Effect-3-Cannot-Import-Cloud-Saves-on-Xbox-360

    • Yikes, that’s kinda brutal if you don’t have access to 1.) your old console or 2.) your old ME2 save files.

      That being said, if I did have to “go back in time” and replay ME2, I’d make sure to kill each and every single turret-spamming Cerberus combat engineer I came across as a favor to my future self. Now THAT’S brutal.

      • Micah G

        Yeah man, I gave my fiancé my old Xbox and picked up a gears box. So now, I can upload that saved game to the cloud and get it to my new Xbox… But because it’s not the same box I have to start a new game. So much for that perfect ending. At least I get to be femshep and lead a perimenopausal death squad against the reapers. But yes, very disappointed in bioware. All that engineering to make your previous choices affect the game and, for a lot of folks, it doesn’t matter.

        • Ash

          You should move the files over to your new Xbox using the transfer cable if that’s possible. I’m sure we can get to the bottom of this