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/
This just in. Bioware revealed a bit of interesting information via Twitter a few moments ago. If you were worried about having to start all over from level 1 all over again, exhale! Your Shepard will pick up right where he/she left off. According to this recent tweet by lead designer Preston Watamaniuk “The level cap for #ME3 is 60. If you import from #ME2 you retain all class powers and your xp level.
Yesterday it was revealed that Freddie Prinze Junior would be starring as Commander Shepard’s sidekick in Bioware’s upcoming Mass Effect 3. I’ve always felt that Mr. Prinze Jr. was given a bit of a hard time after the Wing Commander debacle and never had an issue with the guy. The truth of the matter is that I’ve always admired him a bit.
Reviews of Shelf Life, Amy, Choplifter HD, NFL Blitz, Google TV 2.0 (vs. the Roku Stick?), and we lose one of our own to Minecraft. Oh, and we continue our SWTOR adventures. Also, the news, and responses to your twitter question about dream video game cross-promotions. Brought to you by the tubes that power the Internet. If you like what you hear, give us a review on iTunes, will ya?
As if we needed more to sweeten the deal, EA revealed early this morning that they’re going to reward their loyal customers by way of some brilliant cross-marketing. Similar to their Dead Space 2/ Dragon Age 2 mash up, people that show some love to Kingdom, will receive some in game Mass Effect 3 goodies and vise versa .
The live action series will be called Star Wars: Underworld and will apparently focus on the seedy underbelly of the outer rim at the height of the Empire’s power. According what we’ve been hearing the series will take place between episode 3 and 4 while Luke and Leia are still suffering from acne and Alderanean dating dilemmas. What this also means is that we’ll probably get to see a lot of familiar faces, including one perpetually pissed off Darth Vader (arm jack). According to legend, over 50 episodes of the series have already been written and are just waiting for the right opportunity to get rolling.
Sometimes you need a break from a life consuming RPG, most of the time that means arcade racing for me. DiRT 3 is what I do when I’m not playing SWTOR, and I’m already getting a jump on playing down my 2011 game pile. What do you play when you can’t sit down with your RPG?
Some new Mass Effect 3 info hit our mailboxes today, and while we probably should have reported it earlier we were more than likely crawling inside of tauntauns to avoid the icy blizzards of Hoth. As if you couldn't tell,…
I'll just go ahead and say it, Bioware has done it again. My history with MMOs is a long one (Ultima Online!), and I firmly believe that most MMOs are the junk food of gaming; all crap with very little…
Join us in our year end wrap up as we bring you stats on SWTORs opening week, the Ocean Marketing debacle, and reviews of Super Mario 3D, Alcatraz (pilot), Young Adult, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and Saints Row: The Third. Finally, we talk about our favorite movies, games, comics, etc of 2011 along with your twitter responses. Blam!
Star Wars: The Old Republic is upon us, and it arrived this afternoon in a Death Star sized crate filled will nerdy Star Wars treats! While other unboxing videos are currently making their way around the internet, few are filled with the shaky-cam cinematography of a young Michael Bay. Behold our SWTOR: Collector’s edition unboxing video!