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Mass Effect Ending: Was it really that bad?

705d ago ... Okay this is probably a stupid post which I'm sure a lot of you will remind me of, But Mass Effect 3's ending was actually not half bad! I've seen lots of players commenting on videos about how none of their decisions from the 3 games have an effect on the end result of the game but when looking back at it, Mass Effect 1. Whatever you do in the game you MUST finish it the way the Bioware wa...

Defining AAA, AA, A/B, and ? games

776d ago ... The question of what is a AAA, AA, and A game has been a common topic among the users here on n4g, and the answer "You just know" doesn't work for most people. So let's dive into exactly what a AAA, AA, A, and those horrible ? games are. A Triple A game (AAA) are games that we're developed with a significantly large budget. The game generally reviews well, since the developers put a lot of...

Explaining Mass Effect: A Theatrical Role Playing Experience

862d ago ... Fairly recently I came across a Youtube user by the name of Smudboy who does through story and plot analysis on games. Currently he’s on a playthrough of Deus Ex Human Revolution, has covered Dragon Age 2, but its his work on Mass Effect 2 which first got my attention. Multiple multi-part examinations that looks at specific characters, problems with the presented science and even conflicting ma...

Why Best Buy is the best game retailer

878d ago ... So I'm sure many of you have heard of @gamer magazine aka Best Buy's answer to Game Informer. Well it is no only and answer, but a flat out stomp. Content-wise Game Informer has the edge, but @gamer magazine is a magazine for gamers, written by gamers. It reads like a mix between gaming website and your techy / gamer friend. But that's not why it's better. Once upon a time Game Informer...

The End of Pre-Owned Games?

1095d ago ... With the announcement of the PSN Pass, many gamers are asking themselves “Could this be the end for the pre-owned video game market?”. Sony announced today that they would be implementing the PSN Pass which is a “network pass program” which would require the gamer to purchase the game new instead of used to have full access to the game content. We first saw this when EA released Mass Effe...

Why do you participate in the console war?

1159d ago ... Okay, so earlier this week I decided to purchase an xbox 360 slim from off of Amazon.com. I had previously been a PS3 only user for quite sometime. However, I was missing out on some games that I wanted to play such as Alan Wake and Left 4 Dead 2. I was also really surprised and intrigued by the Gears 3 Beta. I had alot of disposable cash so I thought why not? After getting my 360...

EA = Best Publisher of 2011?

1253d ago ... Electronic Arts, in 2011, are amongst the best of the best. We can draw conclusions upon who will win GOTY but no other publisher has as many AAA games coming out this year except for Sony. I won't be focusing on Sony in this blog however. Firstly, look at the list of EA only games: Mass Effect 2 Bulletstorm Dead Space 2 Crysis 2 Darkspore Battlefield 3 Need For Speed Shift 2 EA Sp...

Mass Effect 3: Suggestions to Improve Shepard's Future

1270d ago ... Mass Effect has become a great success for BioWare. Though, they are no stranger to similar or greater success with the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The biggest difference being that this time it's an IP over which BioWare has full control. The first Mass Effect was a sci-fi RPG fest, placing the player into the role of Commander Shepard fo...

Less is better?

1271d ago ... A recent trend in games I've really been not a fan of is "stream lining" the experience. This seems to be the phrase developers drop in interviews when they remove features fans loved in their last iteration of a franchise. A perfect example is Mass Effect 2 removing a LARGE amount of the customization options with weapons and armor that ME1 had. Why? If Bioware really wanted to streamline t...

15 of PS3's Dirty Secrets: Shhhh... don't tell.

1284d ago ... The PS3 is a GREAT console. Great processor, strong exclusives, bluray, free online gaming, and more. But with all it's strengths, the road for the PS3 has been a rough one this generation. Here are some facts that Sony would rather consumers not know... #1: Sony lost A LOT of market share from last gen to this gen. The PS2 used to be king... by a long shot. But with a slow start, the...

2010: The year of crap endings

1302d ago ... Is it just me, or did a lot of game endings suck this year? (last year, whatever) I don't expect incredible endings from every game, but usually the AAA titles should be decent. Yeah, we got Red Dead's very meaningful and arguably taboo-breaking finale, and the epic suicide mission in Mass Effect 2. Hell, in Bayonetta you get to punch God into the sun. I'm freaking catholic and I thought that...

Should I give Mass Effect 2 Another Chance?

1312d ago ... Here is the story. I am a PS3 owner who was pretty excited downloading the demo of Mass Effect 2. I booted it up and I started to play through it but for some reason, it didnt wow me like I thought it would. Bioware games have scored some points with me in the past but there were some elements to this game that I didnt like. The biggest gripe was with the cut scenes. They are pretty long an...

My Game of the Year Awards

1316d ago ... Alright everyone. It's that time of the year again. It's the VGAs. And as always there was plenty of Bull with the awards. Here's the list of the games I think should have won. Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2 Runner up: God of War III Studio of the Year: Bioware Runner up: Quantic Dreams Character of the Year: Commander Shepard Runner up: Ezio Xbox360 Game of the Year: Mass Effe...

GOTY Awards

1324d ago ... Well I do this every year, because I don't agree with many of the choices the major websites pick, as it seems like they're trying to push certain games over others. So here's my GOTY awards. Best Action-Adventure Winner: God of War 3 Runner Up: Red Dead Redemption Honorable Mentions: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Bayonetta, Darksiders, God of War Ghost of Sparta, Metal Gear Solid...

Mass Effect 2 on PS3: The Pros and Cons based on History and Speculation

1419d ago ... After hearing the news that Mass Effect 2 was releasing for the PS3 it was from my perspective a move I expected even though a friend of mine told me about an interview where Bioware denied it. I always expected it because except for that one site my friend told me about a link I've never got around to seeing Bioware never did say ME2 won't appear on PS3 they just kept saying "ME2 will be relea...

EA's "online passes"- is this a step too far?

1538d ago ... “Project Ten Dollar”, as it is affectionately known, was a way of curtailing the second hand market that we keep being told severely detriments a number of game companies and market shares. Such triple-A releases such as The Sims 3 and Mass Effect 2 have already featured a one-off code within new boxed copies that grants the bearer magical gifts in the usual form of a future DLC package- effect...

2010 games you shouldn't miss - playing the hardcore way: Mass Effect 2

1538d ago ... Mass Effect 2 Immersive experience but does have some gaps. The second Mass Effect biggest merit (which is the same as the first one) is that it totally immerses you in an alternative, sci-fi, fantastic world. Anyhow have to say I'm a bit torn about Mass Effect 2: - on one hand when you arrive to the end you cannot help feeling totally part of the experience, "been there, done that" s...

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Release Dates
PC Release Dates
AU 28 January 2010
US 26 January 2010
EU 29 January 2010
PS3 Release Dates
EU 21 January 2011
AU 20 January 2011
US 18 January 2011
Wii U Release Dates
Xbox 360 Release Dates
US 26 January 2010
EU 29 January 2010
AU 28 January 2010