This weekend players from all around the world battled the Reapers in order to complete the very first Mass Effect Multiplayer online challenge, Operation Goliath. The first (of hopefully many) mission had two parts, to eliminate 1,000,000 Reaper Brutes, and…
Bioware is known for excellent storytelling, and Mass Effect 3 does NOT disappoint. At it’s core the Mass Effect trilogy is all about heroism, family, and adventure. While other RPGs have made the promise of a “branching story line” based on player decision, none have come close to the level of complexity that the the Mass Effect franchise actually achieves. By now you’ve heard how it works, as the player progresses through the narrative he/she is forced to make a number of difficult game-changing decisions. I would venture to say that almost everyone that has played Mass Effect has had a slightly different experience, and that’s just incredible.
First off, thanks for allowing me this opportunity to write my first blog post for Nerd Appropriate! How exciting! Speaking of exciting things, I had the pleasure of attending the West Hollywood launch event for Mass Effect 3. Take Earth back!
Much to the shagrin of arcade owners, the technology of most living rooms surpassed the ancient technology found in most arcades. After fighting for quite some time, arcades started to die a slow and pathetic death (check out this ancient article on that topic). Far far away in the mysterious and exotic world of Japan, arcades are bigger than ever and boast some of the most innovative and bizarre cabinets you’ve ever seen… one of which is Table Flip!
We’re back together for an old-school style round-table recording. In the throws of ME3, we stay spoiler-free. We talk about the recent SWTOR summit, and the DC Comics site relaunch. We have reviews of I am Alive, Mass Effect: Infiltrator for iOS, and Matt’s Comic pick of the week. Finally, we discuss some spoiler-free first impressions of ME3, and whether or not there should be a Mass Effect MMO.
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!
Over a year ago while recording one of our early podcasts we sat around daydreaming about what the perfect Mass Effect multiplayer experience would be like. We stated that if multiplayer were to work properly, it would have to be just as rich and in depth as the single player experience. We also agreed unanimously that Mass Effect multiplayer should never be competitive (team death match), but objective based action and survival. Now who knows if Bioware was actually listening, but it seems as though the message got through. Mass Effect 3 multiplayer is here… and I’m indoctrinated.
Double Fine proves the world still loves adventure games. We talk about Mass Effect 3 (naturally), and a Blizzard update. We give early KoA: Reckoning impressions, Matt brings his Oscar Deathmatch Challenge, and we review Hero Academy, Fear Agent TPB, a Conan comic, and look back at the SWTOR: The first 50 levels. Finally we talk about nerdy Valentine’s Day gifts. Special thanks to Magnus Palsson (aka SoulEye) for our featured track, “Pushing Onwards” from VVVVVV! Check out: http://souleyedigitalmusic.bandcamp.com/
We’ve been waiting for information about the Mass Effect 3 mobile experience for quite some time. As a matter of fact, we listed some predictions last November here on the site, and it appears as though Bioware agreed with a lot of what we had to say (thx!). Let’s take a look.
Ender’s Game movie cast update, Trilobye Games resurfaces, and Ash finally watches Alcatraz, finally. A Mass Effect book is released and fans’ heads explode. We also review the Iron Brigade DLC, Oscar movie picks, Dragon Age: Asunder, We3 deluxe release, and mobile game, TripleTown. Finally we read your responses to our Open Thread question about meeting your idols. Shiny.
Mass Effect 3 will be here before you know it, and fans are salivating over every last tidbit of intel that Bioware sends through the ol' mass relay (see what I did there). Today we were graced with a nice…
Excited for ME3? So are we! We take your tweets about which multiplayer race / class you’re most excited to play. We also talk Resident Evil, Nick McCarthy’s “The Pact”, Alcatraz, Asura’s Wrath, and Kingdoms of Amalur. A super special thanks to silverwillow for this episode’s coverart (http://silverwillow.deviantart.com/art/Blasto-the-hanar-Spectre-208615486).