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Submitted by Superfragilistic 2182d ago | news

Bioware: Mass Effect Trilogy Exclusive to 360 - Mass Effect 2 in '09? (XboxOZ360)

In the just released September issue of Australian 360, comes the commitment of Bioware CEO Ray Muzyka "to bring the Mass Effect trilogy exclusively to the Xbox 360."

Speaking exclusively to Australian 360 at EA's European Showcase, Muzyka also stated "we said we were committed to supporting Mass Effect as a franchise and have the trilogy on the Xbox 360, and that's still our goal", before adding to the question of the trilogy staying exclusive with what appears to be a subtle jibe at Sony, saying "we're always very ambitious in our goals and the most important thing is quality, so we're never going to compromise that."

Not only will the trilogy stay exclusive to the 360, but it will be released entirely on the 360 platform. And for our gaming colleagues who enjoy their PS3's and Wii's there's still hope that they may yet get to experience the wonderful world of Mass Effect, albeit not within the Commander Shepard based trilogy.

But beyond all the console positioning and future IP speculation are some juicy details for the current trilogy that should get fans excited for what appears to be a 2009 release for Mass Effect 2... (Dev, Industry, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky, PC, Xbox 360)
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paul_war  +   2182d ago
A bit of a shame (if true), Mass Effect is one of the best RPGs I've played of this gen.

It would have been great for everyone to have played it.
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
It's personally my favourite RPG this gen. But PS3/Wii fans shouldn't lament, looks like the Mass Effect universe will continue to expand on all platforms after the trilogy. :)

EDIT: Bubbles to Paul War for a refreshingly multiplatform attitude! :)
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Lifendz  +   2182d ago
Well...
hopefully the PS3 has more in the way of RPGs by then. Surprising move on EA's part considering the growing install base of PS3. I'll remain skeptical until I get something a bit more official.
CAPT IRISH  +   2182d ago
I like to see were they take ME after Shepard's trilogy
edhe  +   2182d ago
Well, to be honest, you can play mass effect 1 for the least number of notes required in this generation. In the UK anyway. Christ, you could get a 360 and ME for less than Wii and BIG BEACH PARTY!!!

So it's not a bad thing really.

However - more ME, woop woop \o/
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
@IRISH
Agreed. Personally I hope it's not another MMO (aka KOTOR) but a new adventure series or RPG trilogy set before or after the current trilogy.

Best bit in that article is that all three in the current trilogy will be released this gen. Awesome. :)

EDIT: @Green - Now how can I argue with that. Too Human trilogy, Mass Effect trilogy, Gears trilogy, Fable trilogy and errrrr a Halo quadrilogy??? ... ;)
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green  +   2182d ago
GEoW and Mass Effect are the most important 3rd party exclusives on the 360.So it's a given that Microsoft will do everything to ensure the continued exclusivity of those IP's till at least the end of the 360's life cycle.

@superfragilistic: If mass effect 2 is coming out end of 09, then that should put the final installment at 2011.Good to know that the 360 will still be supported till then with games like mass effect and the Too human trilogy.
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morganfell  +   2182d ago
Well I am afraid I can't agree with you as The Witcher on PC burns Mass Effect to the ground. The Witcher, with 5 different endings, twice the length of game. a serious upgrade system, much better graphics, motion captured fighting, currently 3 full free adventures in development, a full blown editor released to the public, the ultimate Witcher releasing free this fall to owners, no elevator simulations, no landscapes that look like a barren moon, and no cheap attempt to imitate the force, The Witcher easily smokes Mass Effect as best RPG.
La Chance  +   2182d ago
Wow
THE WHOLE TRILOGY ON 360 ??!!

Wow , I was almost expecting it to go multiplat after the whole EA thing.
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Sega Saturn  +   2182d ago
Unlike Guiness, morganfell is bitter!
green  +   2182d ago
At morganfell
Metacritic says hello, and gives you a big disagree

Mass Effect 360, 91% based on 73 reviews.
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

The witcher PC, 81% based on 48 reviews.
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

And i am 100percent sure that the general public disagrees with you as well buy purchasing more copies of Mass Effect than the witcher.
Gun_Senshi   2182d ago | Spam
mepsipax  +   2182d ago
blah
whoever played the pc version of mass effect has really found the best, as for the witcher, blah, boring and repetitive, while I loved it when I first started playing, all the dialogue was boring and uncaptivating unlike mass effect, and the combat system was retardadly easy, there are some cool moments in the game no doubt, but still mass effect is a better game IMO, the witcher is more generic medievel/ancient crap with "magic" ooo, I'm sorry but mass effect is a sci-fi rpg and we don't have many of those around.
Anyway Mass Effect had lots of depth, I don't know what it was, I think it was the great combat system, one second you're interogating an alien, the next you're getting shot at, I don't know hard to explain but I still think mass effect is the better game.
morganfell  +   2182d ago
Yes and metacritic is always right about everything and I mean everything, right? Bitter? No, I own Mass Effect on the 360 why should I care other than the fact that it isn't what it was cracked up to be. Look it's a shooter, not it's an RPG! Guess what? It's neither, Jack of all trades and master of none.

I was amazed how Mass Effect received all of those scores that compose metacritic. Things like a 10 in graphics when it has bland low res textures, over half the planets are barren nothing and you can only explore one small area. Worse aliasing ever in a game. The jaggies were poking out my eyes. Ahhh! My eyes! The game got a pass in many areas. It had a horrendous frame rate even becoming a slide show in some areas yet the game was given a pass by the same websites that attack other games for the very same issues.

Graphics weren't the only issue. I had to use a female character because the male Shepard's voice over was atrocious. "We'll stop him sir!" Judas Priest it sounds like Elmer Milktoast.

One website did a review and actually bothered to speak the truth as they talked about the fact Mass Effect isn't so much a RPG as it is an elevator simulator. I am in a starship and a trip up one deck in a freight elevator takes forever.

Was anything wrong with the game? Not according to that pinhead Casey Hudson. I call him a pinhead because the inability to admit where a game can be improved leads to the inability to improve a game. Maybe they will come up with more great ideas like their moronic way to institute DLC. That was some forward thinking design.

And gun, thanks for speaking the facts.
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CrazzyMan  +   2182d ago
oh, ok, i don`t mind
Of`course, if this game would be released on PS3, more GAMERS would be able to play it...

BUT, i`m 100% confident, that EVERY mid range PC(400$) by the end of 2009 will be able to run games like Mass effect 1/2, Gears 1/2, and EVEN Crysis at 1080p with HIGHEST settings.

Of`course, x360 probably by that time will cost 250-300$, BUT, on PC you wil get:
a) chepear games(they cost 50$ usually), so 10 games = -100$.
b) FREE online, that`s another 50$ per year, or -150$ for next 3 years.
c) PC exclusives, which are must play(like startcraft 2, diablo 3, witcher, crysis, compnay of heroes, Total War series and etc.). Though S2 or D3 have chances to come to consoles, but you never know, they might not.
d) in the end, it`s cheaper, 500-550$ vs 400$.

Overall, having PC and PS3, you will be able to play:
1) PS3 exclusives
2) PC exclusives
3) ps3/x360 multiplatform games
4) x360/pc multiplatform games at 1080p with better textures and etc.

What is better value for money, you decide. I already made my decision. =)
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green  +   2182d ago
Gun_Senshi
First of all words like xbot are not allowed in the gamer zone.Leave your fanboyisim at the door, but if you can't then post in the Open Zone with your mate DarkSniper and co.

Secondly,you know who the mods are on N4G, so why don't you send them a PM telling then that i have multiple accounts as you claim.I am sure they will be happy to help you not.

So from your argument about the high scores that Mass Effect got, that means that MGS4 did not deserve all the perfect 10's since it was reviewed at a time of immense hype.

You come here trying to prove a point but end up looking like a complete idiot that is completely enraged and bitter that the Mass Effect trilogy will never see the light of day on a Sony console.

Let me give you a little advise.The best way of not getting bitter and psychotic toward gamers and other games not coming to your console of choice is to never or hardly ever read news about the other console.If you did that then news like this will never bother you.
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kevnb  +   2182d ago
to Superfragilistic
its mostly sony fans who get upset over something going multiplat, im not sure why they are so in love with their console. Its so bad, although Im a ps3 user I come off as a 360 fanboy half of the time.
green  +   2182d ago
Gun_Senshi
LOL.I am an adult but if i were a kid and i ever saw you stupid display of fanboyisim, then i would pray day and night that i never grow up.
mepsipax  +   2182d ago
damn straight gun
check out my avi, Bioshock sucks, and I don't care for it, biggest disappointment for me in recent memory, anyway console exclusivity is stupid IMO, the only reasons theres exclusives is not for the people who own the system but to get new people to buy it to play that one game, the only time exclusives are okay is in this example, where they don't think they could achieve the same level of quality as they could with the 360/PC version on the PS3, it's not that the PS3 couldn't take it its just that the PS3 is a very diffrent beast then the 360 and Bioware would have to devote a large team for the port.
edit: oh and also, Crysis can't display at 1080p, thats something HDTV's have 1080 horizontal lines in progressive scan, computer games have always been in High "Resolution" not High "Definition" computer games base it on displays, my PC can run Crysis at 1280 by 1024? I think, thats the max, and it looks fraggin brilliant.
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green  +   2182d ago
Gen Seshi
"Also green you are a know xbot with multiple account taking into the consideration of all your bubbles."

Did you just say that you never called me an xbot?

Oh great no bubbles to reply.I know whats next, endless PM's calling me out as an xbot.
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Mausenheimmer  +   2182d ago
@Super and Green
Don't bother arguing with Morganfell. He combines an, at best, loose understanding of the 360 and claims to own one to disguise his typical fanboyism. If it's for the 360, Morganfell will instantly claim its worse despite overwhelming facts to the contrary.

And Morgan, I'm sorry you weren't any good at Mass Effect. You should still be able to recognize why other people enjoyed it. If not, I guess you aren't that in touch with the rest of the gaming community.

Also, I can't wait to see what they do with Mass Effect 2 next year.
morganfell  +   2182d ago
Any good? No I had no trouble going through it despite the world's most idiotic vehicle ever. The gut scrambler would have killed any human being. No you are quite wrong. I had no issue with playing the game and being good at it. Mass Effect had the issue with not being able to be a good game.

Just because a large number of people make the claim doesn't make it true. The 3rd Reich was full of people that said the policies of Der Fuhrer were the best thing ever and look how wrong they turned out to be so you can set aside that line of reasoning right now.
tordavis  +   2182d ago
Bubbles for Paul and Superfrag for always having a true gamer perspective and keeping it real here at N4G.
deeznuts  +   2182d ago
This statement is wrong before it even began. Mass Effect is on the PC. Not exclusive.
zethos56  +   2182d ago
^^
Console exclusive, Microsoft exclusive, whater you want to call it. It's considered exlcusive if it's only on one console.
dan-boy  +   2182d ago
a great rpg
it's a shame that other people are not going to be able to enjoy it aswell. i'm looking forward to mass effect 2 for sure.

morganfell: man you are one bitter fanboy. i know you try aand come across as all knowing, but after reading comment after hate filled comment from you--------> the open zone is where you should dwell me thinks....there's plenty of people who can relate to you in there.

especially after reading you say the other day that sony getting bioshock was a bigger scoop than ff13 going multi-platform. sad and twisted you are. lose a bubble also!
Jinxstar  +   2182d ago
I played it. I found it dull and laggy with a cliched story and weak characters I didn't feel attached to... I know I am one of very few who feel the game was lame but there were so many planets you either A. Couldn't go to or B. Were damn near desolate. I had incredible lag when there were more the 4 or 5 enemies on screen at any given time. No checkpoint's at all so if you die you get dropped back 5 or 6 hours of game (Happened to me 2 times) Also I feel there is way too much Sci Fi crep on the 360 anyway... I really didn't enjoy it at all and for the "Next big thing" coming to the 360 after Halo3, which I played/ beat/ went online to kill noobs and returned within a week, I felt let down greatly... and don't care for anything from bioware anymore... Game on if you like it but for me it really is "Meh" gaming.
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Megatron08  +   2182d ago
Bioware said months ago that ME2 be exclusive to the 360 and they said even before finishing the 1st ME that they planned on releasing all 3 games on the 360. From what they said at the time they will use the basic game engine in all 3 games to cut down on the dev time of ME2 and ME3. I hope they seriously revamp the side quest tho
Megatron08  +   2182d ago
oh btw one thing they had talk about possible addin to ME2 is the for the player to be able to fly the ship and actual space battles
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otherZinc  +   2182d ago
It is great!
Everyone who wants to play great games should have a 360 anyway.
Xbox360_Mujahid  +   2182d ago
Muhahahahahahahahaha !
PS2.5 droids r infidels !

X360 FTW
poos3  +   2182d ago
GEARS OF WAR 1ST PARTY IP,MASS EFFEC CONFIRMED 1ST PARTY I.P FOR MICROSFOT will never be on ps3.
Veryangryxbot  +   2182d ago
After the recent pletora of bad news for the 360 and PS3 games winning every award, the bots are in damage control mode.
because this does not say that Mass Effect is now and forever 360 exclusive.

"Speaking exclusively to Australian 360 at EA's European Showcase, Muzyka also stated "we said we were committed to supporting Mass Effect as a franchise and have the trilogy on the Xbox 360, and that's still our goal", before adding to the question of the trilogy staying exclusive with what appears to be a subtle jibe at Sony, saying "we're always very ambitious in our goals and the most important thing is quality, so we're never going to compromise that."

Where. When. Point out the sentence. OWNED.
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
@veryangry...
Okay! But it's the very first one in the description above...

In the just released September issue of Australian 360, comes the commitment of Bioware CEO Ray Muzyka "to bring the Mass Effect trilogy exclusively to the Xbox 360." :)
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PimpHandHappy  +   2182d ago
ok now
the 7 ppl that agree with this fool need to be shot!
4D  +   2182d ago
And the little b!tches like PimpHandHappy above me who diagreed with number 1 should have never been concieved. Your classic proof of why women should swallow.
PimpHandHappy  +   2182d ago
listen 4D
just because your two accounts have 2 and 3 bubbles doesnt mean you need to act like a little spugde eating punk
Pain  +   2182d ago
PS2.5?
....just proved ur a Retard M$ butt luver...

please dream some more that PS3 was a Crappy half a$$'d PC/console jammed in a case.

and ME on 360/pc = good PC games should stay on PC's, less chance they Suck on PS3.

I'm sick of DX 9 clippy choppy bogged framrate making My PS3 look inferior like the PC therr ported from.
SoIid Snake  +   2182d ago
Mass Effect 2: Biggest Alien orgy since 'Nam!

Xbox 1.3 FTL!
power of Green  +   2182d ago
The EA overhaul was done to get talent and change the EA standing/image for the company not to suck the life out of the industry.

EA has said this from day one, they are not going to control their new studio's.
CyberSentinel  +   2182d ago
Another RPG EXCLUSIVE To The XboxRPG360!!!
@1.2: VeryAngryLemming: If you really believe that Mass Effect will one day go to Installation 3, then keep on waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting.....b36y0nd!

Blind Lemmings, Resistance Is Futile, You Must Comply!
Solid_Snake666  +   2182d ago
@ xbot
M$ dosent own Gear how many times do u need to hear that
Tmac  +   2182d ago
Lol, so this rumor was shot down by Joystiq, a more tangible website than a guy runnin' wordpress lmfao!
nice_cuppa  +   2182d ago
yay for 360 !!
well done microsoft.
badz149  +   2182d ago
yay
thanx also for making it available on PC!
00  +   2182d ago
"thanx also for making it available on PC!"
Yay

thanks for supporting bioware and Microsoft.
GodGinrai  +   2182d ago
microsoft?
Thank bioware! they have always had a thing for xbox consoles.kind of like insomniac and sony.or bungie and MS .or kojima productions and sony.this is good .It keeps the balance.
Vertius  +   2182d ago
At least by getting it on the PC, we can play the game, and support Microsoft as little as possible!
Megatron08  +   2182d ago
@Vertius wow you know how stupid that is ? You have any idea how much MS crap is packed on to every pc ? Windows, MS office, Windows media player and MS messanger come standard with every pc you. I just got a new laptop and could probably read off a list of at least a dozen MS programs that came packed in with it. You probably support MS less by getting a 360 and trading your PC in for a Mac
SickNick85  +   2182d ago
360 has the same support of the ps/ps2... i didn't think that EA let to ME stay exclusive...
XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
EA's new approach under the ever watchful and guiding rule of John Ricciliello is a completely different approach as they had before.

Remembering that was CEO of BioWare/Pandemic prior to EA acquizition comes with the entire knowledge and desire to see his old project see the light of day as they were originally conceived when they were independent developers. John Ricciliello wants GAMES to expand not implode. Like EA did with so many development studios it gobbled up several years ago.

Again, it comes down to ppl not reading what is happening within the industry, and simply seeing the sign EA and assuming the worst, or that they are still the same. Most don't even know the ex-CEO is the new COE of EA . . . and assume EA is as it was years ago, and won't even give iot a chance to be different.

You know what assuming does, don't you . makes an ass out of U and Me. So look at who's actually RUNNING Electronic Arts now, and see that Bioware's ex-CEO is now its new CEO, albeit in a different form.

Why do you think Peter Moore moved over to EA Sport, for his health. He could see it changing, and wanted to be part of that.

EA's approach now is to acquire great studios, use their unique game engines and help those studios do things financially they could never of dreamed of if they had of remained as they were.

Now BioWare have the clout and stability to work on 4-5 years of work on one title, while they also work on others. Something they could not have done if they stayed independent.

Edit: And to the person/s that disagree, how can you disagree on something that is FACT, not rumour or fiction . . sometimes I wonder about the mentality of some ppl within the confines of this site, seriously . . John Ricciliello IS the current CEO of EA, he WAS the CEO of BioWare and thus has Mass Effects best interest at heart . . as well as EA keeping its mits off developers it acquires . . . what is to disagree with about that . . shheezzes. . . . .
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Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
@OZ
Damn you can talk! lol

Anyways I'm not so fully convinced of EA's piety, but Mass Effect with sex scenes, Dead Space doing Saw-like gore, Mirror's Edge giving me motion sickness, Mercs 2 letting me blow up in game advertising and their patience with Spore are helping me forget the bitterness I have towards them for screwing over Bullfrog, Origin and Westwood (amongst many others!).

They'll have to do a lot more good before I'm wholly convinced of their changed ways... but yeah, they're on the right track. :)
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mepsipax  +   2182d ago
lousy commies
as long as EA doesn't take over take 2 then EA will have gone up in my books, I guess you can't be evil and make terrible games forever though, doing better than Ubisoft though, (unless they make BGAE 2 amazing) yay for the downfall of games being made for gamers, long live the big heartless corporations!
XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
@ mepsipax
@ mepsipax :
There's a distinct chance Ubisoft are going to make a solid push for Take2 and I believe Take2 would rather go to Ubisoft than even consider allowing a take over by EA, even if EA are changing their tactics.

EA, while it has changed its ways in recent times under the new CEO and the new team he has brought in, it still is the biggest Publishing and developing house out there bar the 3 major ones. Ubisoft are fast coming up the rear and they need some excellent acquisitions to both maintain their role and to gain a deeper footing within the industry. It is one the right track, and studios like Take 2 can see the benefits in moving towards Ubisoft, rather than EA.

Ubi have recent broadened its overseas studios and moved into China/Asia so anything is possible.
Mausenheimmer  +   2182d ago
I find it amazing you would say that after they just said the Mass Effect Trilogy was staying on the 360.
Sez  +   2182d ago
yeah yeah yeah. i can't wait for ME2.
Thoas  +   2182d ago
How many DVD disk will it be?

http://i289.photobucket.com...
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
Did you play LO? 4 discs or 1 disc... either way it was awesome. :)
Thoas  +   2182d ago
@Superfragilistic
LOL if you say so.
InMyOpinion  +   2182d ago
The first Mass Effect was on 1 DVD-9 disc, and it's sheer size of content and length still exceeds any game available for the PS3.

Can't wait to play the sequel to what I think is one of the best RPG ever made.
Sez  +   2182d ago
i guess the ps3 is great for fat kids that don't want to get up and change a disk.
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Thoas  +   2182d ago
@Hypocrites aka Xbots
You guys try to flip everything to fit your way of thinking all the time.
Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2182d ago
The only child molesting going on here is Microsoft fornicating you with an iron stick.You say thank you,pay your 299 then ask for seconds.Hahahahaha,you bots crack me up
IzKyD1331  +   2182d ago
@vega75
or its for the people who like moving forward in technology rather than staying in the same place
Dacapn  +   2182d ago
Haha they said "quality" when the game runs at about 12 fps. Whatever you say, Bioware...
InMyOpinion  +   2182d ago
Don't come in here crying like the little babies you are. It's not our fault that the PS3 has no RPGs. If Sony weren't run by inbred retards things might have been different. For now 360 is were it's at when it comes to RPGs.
XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
Mass Effect has ALWAYS been a MS Xbox360 Exclusive from way back whenit was first concieved. I've had it on my Up-coming Xbox 360 games listing for a couple of years now with links showing the connection and the trilogy's saga.

The difference now is that more people are becoming aware of it and realizing that it is going to be exclusive. Gears was ALWAYS a trilogy, irrespective of what Mt Reins has had to say on the matter. Cliff Bleszinski (he hates CliffyB btw) stated that as early as 2002/3 when he approached MS's Ed Fries in a pub once about the game, he had a "bad arse trilogy he wanted on the 360 he'd been working on for several years, are you interested . .Ed Fries simply said, "yeah - sure, why not . . . do it" . . the rest is history.

The same applies to BioWare's Mass Effect. It's just everyone doesn't read much stuff past their noses anymore. Or read for that matter . . heheheh

Interesting find though, and in light of most things coming to the 360 of late, it just adds more fuel to an increasing fire. Now all Xbox need to do is look after those OUTSIDE the great US of A and give them the full deal with XboxLive. I might support Xbox, but I'm not blind to the fact we in Australia get shafted.
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
I don't agree with all you said Oz but...
Coming from Oz (as in Australia) I can say "Here, here! Give me Netflix goddammit & stop charging me over US$100 for games!" ;)

EDIT: @OZ below. Holy Sh!t... You just made my day with Mass Effect and Jade Empire! Wow. :)
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XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
Jade Empire is actually "In the works" as they like to say, and it has been "tagged" for the 360 . . . I'm working on an update to the Up-coming games listing, and that will be in it.
green  +   2182d ago
Jade Empire was my second best RPG on the Xbox right behind KOTOR2.A sequel would be supper awesome.
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
FAILURE
Mass Effect was never exclusive to X360, PC says Hi.

Jade Empire? PC Says Hi again

Disagree?

OK so Mass Effect and Jade Empire are not on PC...
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Charmers  +   2182d ago
@ 4.4 okay fine they are Microsoft platform exclusives, there does that make you happy now ? The fact is if Sony had such a massive stake in the PC market we would be seeing them do exactly the SAME thing as Microsoft.
thewhoopimen  +   2182d ago
About Jade Empire
Personally I thought Jade Empire was one of the most hackneyed watered down Asian-themed RPG ever. The only thing remotely Asian was the B movie kungfu stuff with generic style names and the somewhat Asian looking buildings. The dialogue was distinctly western ideas thrown in with some asian sounding spin. I was horrified at how little research Bioware actually put into this RPG. Asian lore, particularly Chinese Lore predates Western lore/culture by at least a 1000 years. There is alot more material, story, art, craft, architecture, weaponry, armor developments, food, history that they could've used instead of some McDojo sh!t they came up with. I mean seriously they have like 4000 years to work with. This is from my perspective as an Asian.

If you disagree... say something...

Edit: Hahah. true enough.
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Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
It's N4G and the phantom disagrees! :)

Don't believe me... well watch this space. lol >>>>>>>
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TornRaptor  +   2182d ago
Gun_Senshi
When the tag Xbox exclusive is used it means that it will not be released on the PS3, Wii or any other console (unless of coarse it's timed). There not generally talking about pc. A few examples- KOTOR, Jade Empire, Mass Effect 1, GOW, are all listed as Xbox exclusives that also were released on pc later with better content and features added.
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Lord Vader  +   2182d ago
Wow, Im very surprized.... cant wait for the KOTOR MMO baby & Mass Effect 2 !!!!

Bioware Rulez.
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
Don't forget Dragon Age: Origins for both PS3 and 360 sometime in the future. All I need now is a Jade Empire sequel and 2009 will be full of Bioware goodness! lol
Mausenheimmer  +   2182d ago
I agree. BioWare really has an impressive line-up coming next year. Let's not forget about their ambitious efforts with the Sonic RPG for the DS. I know it won't compare to Mass Effect, but to try and make ANYTHING out of Sonic's supporting cast is a very bold move.
kevnb  +   2182d ago
Dragon Age is coming to ps3?
I didnt even know that, sounds awesome!
GodGinrai  +   2182d ago
completly agree!
Bioware rulez!
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
@kevnb
I know there's a better source but this is the best I could find

http://www.n4g.com/events_e...

And here near bottom

http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc...
Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2182d ago
Mass Effect 2 is undoubtedly a franchise that will have better results on the PS3 exclusively.Although the original Mass Effect had an interesting story,it was held back the buggy framerate held up high by the Xbox 360.However if Mass Effect 2 will release to a console for children and droids devoid of intelligence,so be it.Everybody knows that 360 is a console for jumping in...into a kindergarden class.Zhuk has already jumped in so the other droids should join him too.
Xbox360_Mujahid  +   2182d ago
ur an infidel ! die u infidel !
X360 FTW !
Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2182d ago
You see what I mean?
Thoas  +   2182d ago
@Xbox360_Mujahid
Do you know any other words?? Stay in school!
King Kaz  +   2182d ago
King Kaz knows exactly what you mean, Lord Yoshida! Nazisoft's loyal legion of LEG HUMPING PIGS are of inferior intelligence! We must set our Sony Samurai on them! THOSE FILTHY PIGS!

Sony Samurai- ATTACK!!!!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Xbox360_Mujahid  +   2182d ago
u infidels ! u will die and burn in hell 4 supporting the console of satan , the PS2.5 !

X360 FTW!
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2182d ago
Hmm...
It makes you ashamed to be a xBox 360 owner on this site...

(Er i'm not one tho!!!) ;-D

@King Kaz ;) They took a Bubble away from you already???
Man! They are BIG CRYBABIES!!!!!!!!!!! :-/
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Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2182d ago
Have no fear King Kaz.Reinforcements of the 15 million Sony Defense Force are arriving!Yoichi Wada has arrived to assist
Microsoft_Warrior  +   2182d ago
stupid droids u fail ! Mass Effect FTW , X360 FTW ...... PS2.5 SUX !

muahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha

Microsoft RulZ
AssassinXIII  +   2182d ago
Phony Droids FAIL EPICLY

all aboard juuken's fail train LOL
Xbox360_Mujahid  +   2182d ago
@AssassinXIII

u mean this 1 ?

Related image(s)
Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2182d ago
A white and green fail train wreck?Hahahahaha

Just like your console
Microsoft_Warrior   2182d ago | Offensive
Alexander Roy  +   2182d ago
"[...] but it will be released entirely on the 360 platform."

PC says "Hi.".
HateBoy  +   2182d ago
Pc says: "gimme your money motherfawka! Namanamanamnam."
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
but but but teenagers can't afford a good pc

PC FTW
XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
You know, that's almost as silly as saying that when Sony releases an exclusive, it should ONLY come out on the PS3, and NOT the PS2 or the PSP for that matter, especially with todays fast growing mobile gaming movement.

The xbox360 is a PC designed machine at its core, with one notable exception. It's ONLY function is to play games first and foremost, and supply an active, online global system for "gamers' .

The PC is designed as a working tool, which many also use as a gaming device. It has multiple functions outside gaming and thus requires a great deal more oommhh for it to work and deal with the huge OS it must run and the various other software packages it has to handle, while still playing games.

When MS design a game for it's exclusive use, it also designs it for it's exclusive brands such as Games For Window. The same as Sony does when it comes up with an Exclusive, and makes a version for it's PS2 and or the PSP.

SO PC guys, give it a rest, The Xbox360 is a Console owned by MS, the PC is a machine run by a MS -Operating System, which also plays game. And, yes, you will get a better experience with a gaming rig. Hell yeah, of course you will, they cost 2 - 3 - 4 times as much, and that's great. But for $AU349 show me a gaming rig that will deliver Mass Effect even at the current 360's abilities, albeit less than a full blown gaming rig.

In the not too distant future, I'll have my own gaming rig for flight and vehicle sims, but I know which unit I'll be playing most of my games on, the 360. The PC is excellent at what it does and what it can do, but it is not a console, nor is a console a PC gaming rib. But BOTH are designed to run MS games. . . . dahh
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
@ OZ
bla bla bla bla

remains the fact that X360 is a wannabe PC for kids and teenagers like you.

PC FTW!
kevnb  +   2182d ago
Gun_Senshi
is an example of why everyone hates pc gamers so much now in days.
Superfragilistic  +   2182d ago
LOL @ Gun_Senshi
XboxOZ a teenager? haha

Check his bio pic on the XboxOZ site! The guy's bald and looks to be in his fifties (Sorry Oz!).

I think you're much more likely to be in your teenage years. I just can't work out if that means you're closer to 12 or 20... ;)
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SoulBrotha3292  +   2182d ago
well...
MS knows how to keep their exclusives!!!
Ashta  +   2182d ago
Well, I'll be picking up the other two sequels for the PC then.
kingme71  +   2182d ago
It will be interesting to see when ME 3 comes out if MS hasn't moved on to the 720. If ME2 is in '09 that puts 3 at around '11.
XboxOZ360  +   2182d ago
The new "x720", (official code name) which will support the new post Jasper mother board with its unified CPU/GPU motherboard. "Valhalla" as it is known (motherboard) is ear-marked for very late 2009 or early 2010 release. My bet is probably mid 2010 at the earliest. The current xbox360 as we know it will have a life span of around 10 years, much like the PS2 has had for the Sony Playstation platform.

All prior Xbox360 games will play as per normal on the x720, so no issues will arise of the different architecture changes,and rumour has it is that it will sport a dual quad core processor. But I don't have any details on that atm, just hersay.
PumPum  +   2182d ago
Funny
"exclusive to 360"
Played the superior on fixed version last night on my PC.
poopface1  +   2182d ago
yeah? you dont say
I played the 360 version last year.
RAY017  +   2182d ago
Oh well, guess you will loose a lot of potential sales for not coming to the PS3.
vlazed  +   2182d ago
I guess the PS3 just isn't built to handle long elevator rides and since they are so pivotal to the Mass Effect universe, I can see why it would stay exclusive to the 360. Quality control FTW.
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
Look at all fanboys
Kindly check Mass Effect on PC, which is the BEST version of Mass Effect

and I mean fanboys like La Chance who just made a new account because 2 days ago he had 1 bubble.

Yes disagree kids but PC has best version of your so called exclusive. Buy a real gaming PC with way better online and cheap to free games, more games, usable for everyhting not gaming only and in the long run CHEAPER
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kevnb  +   2182d ago
I would like to point out
I have more bubbles than you.
TheBrit  +   2182d ago
I've never liked RPG's
But I decided to give Mass Effect a try and even though its more of an action RPG, last night I logged my 60th REAL TIME hour in the game.

I know there are people that have played it a lot more than I have and I'm only 1/2 way through my second time through on hardcore but I have to admit, the game is just phenomenal and I cannot wait for Mass Effect 2 - its probably my most wanted game outside of GOW2
xionpunk  +   2182d ago
Aw maaan, that's the one game i was hoping would go multiplatform from MS... oh well.
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
PC says 'Hi'
-
CAPT IRISH  +   2182d ago
360 says hi back
-
Gun_Senshi  +   2182d ago
Which is the best version of Mass Effect?

PC
CAPT IRISH  +   2182d ago
The PC version of any game is always better
tiropitas  +   2182d ago
it should say exclusive on consoles
since i played the game in the pc fine. had pretty good potential but it was sort of wasted. Too small for an rpg. i guess i am used to the older rpgs which lasted quite a while. A new planescape would be great but doubtfull :)
mepsipax  +   2182d ago
blah
Yeah and? I never though Mass Effect would be on PS3 anyway, a game with that much content would be relatively hard to port to the PS3 unless Bioware gave it a whole team and they're busy enough as it is now.
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Elginer  +   2182d ago
Superfrag
you are the man for this awesome news! I adored Mass Effect, best damn RPG I've played in years, that story was just wow.
mistertwoturbo  +   2182d ago
Thank God, I wish ME or any exclusives continue to stay exclusive. The 360 needs to have it's good exclusives as well as the PS3 need to have their own.

All this multiplatform mumbo jumbo is seriously annoying. Each system need to continue to have their own games and identity. Get an xbox for the xbox experience, or get a playstation for the playstation experience.
Maldread  +   2182d ago
mistertwoturbo
As much as i would like to see Mass Effect on PS3, i agree with what you say. It`s still, kind of sad though hehe ;)
Maldread  +   2182d ago
Too bad
I though this would come to PS3, but i guess Microsoft has the publishing rights for the trilogy. I believe it`s a great game, so great news for Microsoft though.
HelghastGeneral  +   2182d ago
paying up
Microsoft must be dropping a lot of money for this game to be exclusive. Ps3 needs to take more exclusives away from Microsoft since it lost final fantasy 13 somethings gotta give.
poeo  +   2182d ago
Bioshock is enough for now.
mepsipax  +   2182d ago
meh
have fun playing you're watered down piece of garbage, Bioshock put the final nail in the coffin for my favorite era of gaming, System Shock 1 and 2 were amazing, but Bioshock just sucked because they took all the depth out of it and made it a straight forward shooter. why because it's on consoles, for some reason they thought they needed to dumb the game down just so it was more accessible. Anyway I don't care about exclusives anyway as an owner of all consoles and a gaming PC I can' play all exclusives so it doesn't really effect me.
flexbox360  +   2182d ago
just cuz its not coming for ps3 u people say stuff of the sort. look at bioshock. "most of u say 360 can keep their stupid overhyped bioshock". no u say im cool with bioshock. hypocrisy is rampant on this site.
Isaac  +   2182d ago
Ray Muzyka has been bribed
His mouth sounded like he was dripping with Greenburg's cum when he said that
4D  +   2182d ago
You sound like Jack Trettons little b1tch.
InMyOpinion  +   2182d ago
He's not young nor Asian enough for Tretton.
Gitaroo  +   2182d ago
as long as it gets a PC release later then I cant complain, after playing the game on PC and 360, the game is a much better experience on PC.
poeo  +   2182d ago
damn that sucks :/ unless i decide to buy a 360 somewhere down the line.. which i probably wont because i dont like the idea of having 2 almost exactly the same consoles (games and graphics wise).

mass effect is exactly the type of game the ps3 needs at the moment. and im a sucker for epic space adventures and there is NONE on ps3... if we're not getting star ocean either then i'll just flip.
flexbox360  +   2182d ago
then get a wii
munish23  +   2182d ago
Mass Effect was a great game but I don't think it will stay exclusive to the 360/PC.
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