One of the games at PAX that Ars Technica's journalists weren't able to really sit down and enjoy was Mass Effect. Microsoft's cramped viewing area, which was just to the left of the Exhibition Hall entrance, proved to be a less-than-optimal home for Bioware's upcoming title. The short demonstrations were done every hour or so and drew a crowd of epic proportions each time.
Sadly, they were never able to arrive early enough to get a decent view. Thus, when they sat down with Bioware's Christ Priestly in a cozy, curtained lounge at X07 and mentioned their troubles, he smiled and told them that situation was about to be remedied.