Miellyn Barrows stops by for the usual shenanigans as we look forward to PAX East. Assassin’s Creed has gone pirate, Mass Effect gets a Reckoning, Dead Space 3 gets spoilery, and The Bridge melts minds. Finally, you tell us your essential items for a plague free convention season in our NAQOTW. Ahoy!
And after a few takes, we discuss the PS4, new Mass Effect 3 DLC, and gaming websites. We review Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Anna Karenina, Die Hard 5, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Finally you tell us about the most difficult and rewarding boss fights in our NAQOTW. Improvise!
The Mass Effect 3 bi-monthly challenges continue this weekend with Operation Overwatch. Unlike July’s Operation Broadside, Overwatch appears as though it should be easier goal to accomplish. Simply extract your team on any difficulty with one of the new N7 classes, and you’re all set. The allied goal is a combined extraction of 800,000 individual players on any difficulty level… even bronze.
The gang is back from Comic Con and we give you the rundown on all the adventures. Also we talk about your dream con panels. Somehow, we also spend half the episode talking about Vorcha thongs. So, um, yeah.
When we set out to create our very first official Nerd Appropriate community game night, we didn’t really know what to expect. In all honesty we were just looking for an excuse to meet some new players, hang out with friends, and shoot some virtual bad guys. We’re elated to say that our community game night went better than we could have ever anticipated. With dozens of players from all over the world signing up to have some fun, we were able to run five eight person squads for over four hours with new players filtering in and out!
In the immortal words of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air “WELCOME TO EARTH!” Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer is a total blast and I’m happy to say that’s it’s clearly here to stay. The latest free multiplayer expansion, simply titled “Earth”, allows players to participate in the brutal battle for Earth in three all new locations. It’s a ton of fun, and we want to play with YOU this Saturday night (7/21). Oh yeah, we *might* even have some extra special guests joining us… more on that later.
No what your view is of the Extended Cut, June 26th marks the first time in video game history that the opinions of the community have been directly directly addressed in such an agressive fashion. Bioware is indeed listening.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying an action packed E3 extravaganza this week! For those of us at home who are still enjoying the tactical bliss that is Mass Effect multiplayer, we have some info about this weekend’s community challenge. Unlike the “kill” and “promote” objectives we’ve seen in the past, Operation Mastiff will require the community to complete 100,000 delivery missions, the new objective included in the free Rebellion pack.
If we’re understanding correctly the newest Mass Effect multiplayer operation will feature more banshees than ever before, as well as banshees on non-reaper maps. Just when you thought wave 11 couldn’t get any worse… extra banshees, more screeching, and even more shoulder massage of death.
Operation Silencer has been deemed a failure. Even though we here at NA killed a few thousand banshees on our own this weekend, we apparently didn't help as much as we needed to! I have to admit, when I first…