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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

So many spoilers! Must..resist... panic.gif

And they ditched MP? Really? Aww, that sucks sarcasm.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:14 AM

Some more crappy blurred scans of the mag have appeared, you can see them here :-

http://gamingeverything.com/?p=3166

Note : I believe this is acceptable practice, I am not linking directly to the scans but linking to a an external story that is showing the scans. Many apologies to the mods (well everyone except Waddy tounge2.gif ) if this is in error.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:16 AM

I wish we could import Game Informer. I would.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:47 AM

I guess its time to start another play through of ME2.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:00 AM

I'm really hoping someone will put up full and readable pages soon, i'd love to read the article properly than see a summary of what's in it, plus less blurry screenshots would be nice. tounge2.gif I'm just wondering what faction those troops belong to, they're most definitely human/humanoid, but why're they fighting Shepard and co?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

QUOTE (Minic @ Apr 10 2011, 02:00)
I'm really hoping someone will put up full and readable pages soon, i'd love to read the article properly than see a summary of what's in it, plus less blurry screenshots would be nice. tounge2.gif I'm just wondering what faction those troops belong to, they're most definitely human/humanoid, but why're they fighting Shepard and co?

I had a look through the pics and I can only think of two possibilities. Firstly they could be Cerberus troops we have been told that TIM wants Shepard dead so it is possible that he could send troops after Shepard (hell I would send a whole battle fleet myself and still not be certain I would win). Alternatively it could be Alliance soldiers sent to "capture" Shepard and bring him/her to trial. I know that Shep does say they will come in "voluntarily" but things change.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:48 AM Edited by mrpain, 10 April 2011 - 09:13 AM.

Oh yay finally some info!

So the old ME1 squad is back? That's great! Ashley looks way more better with her hair out. Plus bigger boobs.

James Sanders being a squadmate? Relation to Kahlee Sanders? I think James is the soldier with the sniper rifle in the trailer. Oh Bioware is really going all out for the third game.

Trial of Arrival DLC? sh*t what if I did not even play that DLC? Hopefully that intro comic is going to fix that for me.

Is that a Krogan Husk I see? Motherf*cker...

Lastly, HOORAY for Martin Sheen returning!



EDIT: Forget to have a say in this. Weapon MODS returning? Finally! Had lots of fun with those on ME1.

DOUBLE EDIT: Read that info again. Garrus, Liara, Ash/Kaidan and James are playable to some extent? Thank you Bioware for giving me the chance to play as Garrus!

FINAL EDIT: This is how Sheperd is going up against the Reapers
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE (mrpain @ Apr 10 2011, 08:48)
Oh yay finally some info!

I think James is the soldier with the sniper rifle in the trailer.

Trial of Arrival DLC? sh*t what if I did not even play that DLC? Hopefully that intro comic is going to fix that for me.

Is that a Krogan Husk I see? Motherf*cker...

BioWare have said quite a few times now that the sniper from the trailer is just some random guy (who they nicknamed Nigel Fishnchips), and more recently have said that it is NOT James Sanders.

I also think the Catchup Comic applies to people who haven't played ME1/ME2 so they can make all the choices if they want.

Lastly that's not a Krogan Husk, it's a Batarian. You can tell by the 4 eyes and the weird holes they usually have on their heads, but man it looks creepy as sh*t.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:30 PM Edited by mrpain, 10 April 2011 - 03:33 PM.

Argh crawled through the Bioware Social Forums for more info of ME3. That place is a mess!

Found nothing but read a topic about the Illusive Man. One of the things I'm looking forward once I get the game is meeting the Illusive Man! I'm dying to know why he wants Sheperd dead and in one of the scans, someone mentioned a Cerberus Melee soldier. When's the realease date again? If it's during the month of December, Bioware will truly answer my birthday wishes.

Oh and this may be a stupid idea but I've always fancy Miranda to be my future wife for my Sheperd or Garrus if I'm a FemShep. Would be interesting to see the romance play out in ME3 given that our Sheperds have atleast f*cked somebody in ME1 and ME2. I want to marry my LI please...

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:01 PM Edited by CharmingCharlie, 10 April 2011 - 07:09 PM.

Bit miffed they haven't done anything new with Liara, from the scans we can still see that she is wearing the lab coat/armour from LotSB (hope the shadow broker ship has a washing machine). However on the other side of the coin she did get a make over in the DLC so probably wasn't worth their time re-doing her again so to speak.

As for release date, there is no official release date beyond "Holiday 2011". There have been some rumoured dates though, it seems 8th November (US) and 11th November (rest of the planet) seem to be the most frequent rumours. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see it till January 2012 to be honest but you never know.

Now for a few spoilers biggrin.gif a mod over at the Bioware forum has managed to see the captions under the screenshots in the mag. There is quite a bit of nice info (I have spoiler tagged the story spoilers:-

1) Humans aren't the only species that can be Husk-ified.

2) ME3 begins with Earth's assault by the Reapers, and things don't look so good, but there's something that is a silver lining, that makes it look like it's actually possible to not lose against the reapers .

3) TIM has sent his top agents to take down Shepard, The combat is going to be much harder and melee attacks are going to have more focus.

4) Shooting specific armor parts can have certain effects, and the AI of the enemies will have them routing Shepard and will coordinate with each other

5) Battlefields are going to be a great deal larger, and combat will be very varied.

6) Enemy Weapons can be PICKED UP. Soldiers can carry all kinds of weapons, and other classes understandably less so.

7) There is a larger skill tree and RPG aspects are going to be more integrated.

8) You will begin ME3 with most of your powers from ME2, that will get evolved in different ways later on

9) Weapon Modding is a greenlight, with things like barrels and scopes

10) Modding your weapons will vastly affect their appearance and how they function in battle

11) So far the CONFIRMED SQUADMATES are: Ashley/Kaiden, Liara, Garrus, and James Sanders who is mentioned is an Alliance Marine

12) Levels will have ladders

13) Available Squadmates will still maintain a balance, if per say Garrus had not survived ME2's events

14) ME1's Decisions such as sparing the Rachni will have a grave impact in ME3

15) There's no railroad to the end of the game, there are multiple paths to take back Earth

16) Species Loyalty cannot only get obtained via Quests

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Apologies for the double post but thought some might like to see this, there are now high resolutions scans of the Mass Effect 3 preview. They were linked to in this story here :-

http://gamingeverything.com/?p=3178

Apparently Game Informer are also releasing the information on the net tomorrow as well, keep your eyes peeled here :-

http://www.gameinfor...asseffect3.aspx

Anyway I got some reading to do biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Apr 10 2011, 16:01)
12) Levels will have ladders

Just what the game has been missing, climbing!

f*ck stairs.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:44 PM

Wow, this year? I was expecting it late NEXT YEAR. Not sure why, actually. orly.gif

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (baptiste @ Apr 8 2011, 16:17)
QUOTE (Minic @ Apr 8 2011, 15:48)
So I was looking through the BioWare forums in the GI thread and someone who has the Magazine said this:
Only other thing I realized I left out is that they watched a video of a segment involve a krogan vehicle train with Shepard riding along, and as it goes a Reaper comes down from the sky to attack. Shepard's vehicle is destroyed, and fighting the thing is impossible on foot. Then a Thresher Maw comes out of the ground and attacks the Reaper. The Thresher gets the upper hand by coiling itself around the Reaper, then drags it underground. It gets quiet, and seems to be over, then laser fire begins erupting from the ground, and Shepard decides this is not a good place not to be.
That sounds f*cking epic.

I am so looking forward to this, plus with a bunch of the ME1 and ME2 cast coming back it's gonna be ace, i just hope they add in some new people too.

Holy sh*t that does sound f*cking epic.


Rachni husks does not bode well for shepard, remember how tough those sh*ts were in ME1? Maybe we'll get some Rachni vs Rachni Husks action if you saved them in ME1.

I never found the Rachni difficult to kill, as long as I had the toxin mod in my suit, I was ace. Although, the Lady Benezia part almost made me quit Mass Effect. sh*t was more difficult than constipation.

Already have the pre-ordered. I was there midnight for Mass Effect 2, I will be for Mass Effect 3 aswell.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Apr 10 2011, 17:01)
15) There's no railroad to the end of the game, there are multiple paths to take back Earth

I hope this is true. Any way you play ME1 and ME2 you're bound to come out on top if you're not deliberately trying to fail.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (DOOM! @ Apr 11 2011, 07:04)
Already have the pre-ordered. I was there midnight for Mass Effect 2, I will be for Mass Effect 3 aswell.

I pre-ordered mine the other day too, but I'll most likely get it the day before it's released, I did with ME2. biggrin.gif

Reading through those scans from Game Informer has made me want ME3 so much more now, the amount of changes they're doing, like as paps mentioned Ladders (HELL YEAH LADDERS!), and the variations of Husks we'll be seeing now like Rachni ones or Turian ones etc.It's gonna be a fantastic game, plus the features they're adding in to make it more like an RPG again are brilliant, I can't wait.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

I'll pre-order as soon as they announce and make the Collectors' (Reapers'? tounge.gif ) Edition available.

There better be one.

Seriously.

I will pay any money. I've paid a lot for games I care less about.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (papanesta @ Apr 11 2011, 19:27)
I'll pre-order as soon as they announce and make the Collectors' (Reapers'? tounge.gif ) Edition available.

There better be one.

Seriously.

I will pay any money. I've paid a lot for games I care less about.

If there isnt a ME3 collector edition.

Well, there isnt much to say is there?

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:33 PM

Some new information has surfaced via a Spanish magazine so thought I would post it here for those interested. I have spoil tagged those that I think are "spoilerific" but if you don't want to know anything then ignore this post. In case you are wondering the spoilers deal with Cerberus motives, locations in the game, info on the reapers and info on enemies you find in the game so don't highlight those if you don't want to know :-

The reason that Cerberus is put against us is explained at the beginning of the adventure
Reapers: they have different sizes, ranging from 500-600 meters of the smaller ships to the 2km for Herald.
New skills for Shepard: launched in search of coverage to Max Payne, rolling, jumping small holes in the ground, as the SWAT turn and strike the enemy with greater variety of melee attacks. It specifically mentions "a new class: Heavy Melee" take advantage of these capabilities of combat.
New skills: Engineer can build turrets.
Customizable Weapons, guns, sight ... five variants in each section.
More items to "loot."
Space Battles? Perhaps, but unconfirmed.
Scenarios: larger. We will see people walking, ships fighting, architecture in greater detail. Searching for the photorealism of the sites using new lighting techniques on the stage. It has also improved the atmosphere and the number of dynamic elements of the stage, increasing interactivity with the player.
Locations to visit: New York, London, a moon of ┐Koriana? (maybe they mean Quarian or Krogan) world, a salarian world and Mars, among others. The development of each environment takes about 6 months, testing the levels from the outset.
Enemies: we can do dynamic damage into them. The Cerberus mechas, for example, requires that we shoot a weak point, the glass cockpit in order to overcome them. In other enemies we can cut off the arms, break the head or break various pieces of their armors.
Fighting more dynamic, forcing us to move more frequently. The game speed is improved by 10 to 15%.
Exploration: we won't drive vehicles seen in previous games. The main gameplay is designed without them and will continue so. This does not mean that there is no vehicle, but they can't reveal more now. There is a new scanning system.

Game Informers companion website also has a Mass Effect 3 hub with some interesting "non-spoiler" stuff on if anyone is interested :-

http://www.gameinfor...asseffect3.aspx

Sounds pretty cool so far, hopefully new info will come out in the PSM3 mag on the 28th.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:44 PM

Ugh, anyone else turned off by the new class Heavy Melee? Really not a fan of meleeing.

Looks like their aiming for a more faster pace gameplay. Hopefully that doesnt mean shorter story.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (mrpain @ Apr 20 2011, 13:44)
Ugh, anyone else turned off by the new class Heavy Melee? Really not a fan of meleeing.

So don't use it?

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:54 PM Edited by Supreme., 21 April 2011 - 11:01 AM.

QUOTE (papanesta @ Apr 20 2011, 14:45)
QUOTE (mrpain @ Apr 20 2011, 13:44)
Ugh, anyone else turned off by the new class Heavy Melee? Really not a fan of meleeing.

So don't use it?

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Yeah, will most likely be pre-ordering the CE too alien.gif Probably sing a different tune had I got DA2...but, still, separate studios; I've faith things will turn out great for this. It has to! mad.gif

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (mrpain @ Apr 20 2011, 14:44)
Ugh, anyone else turned off by the new class Heavy Melee?

I can't say Melee really floats my boat either, hopefully they will make it optional in the game. Anyway GI have released two new screenshots of ME 3 :-

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I should really sort out the front page and add these screen shots ...... ah will do it later.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:17 PM

What the hell are those supposed to be? New mercenaries? Or new mechs?

I've been playing through Mass Effect 2 again. I can't wait for 3 to be released. I need to catch up on new info though. tounge.gif

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

I wanted to call it Smelee Melee...

...but they took out the gas grenades.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

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What the hell are those supposed to be? New mercenaries? Or new mechs?

They are Cerberus troops/Assassins chasing Shepard down on the Salarian Homeworld

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Apr 20 2011, 16:24)
QUOTE (What!? @ Apr 20 2011, 22:17)
What the hell are those supposed to be? New mercenaries? Or new mechs?

They are Cerberus troops/Assassins chasing Shepard down on the Salarian Homeworld

Yeah I just got off my ass and went to Game Informer.

It's odd Cerberus is after you again. If you went renegade the Elusive Man should be pretty happy with you. I blew that sh*t up though. Maybe I ruined it for everyone. lol

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:37 PM

I think it was Charlie that said something happens at the start of the game that makes them chase you, regardless of previous choices.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:13 PM

Way to retroactively make the endgame choice a black and white one, Bioware. icon13.gif

That is a shame. I had hoped keeping the Collector base would change the composition of your 'final army' in ME3. Guess not.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (jelly @ Apr 21 2011, 00:13)
That is a shame. I had hoped keeping the Collector base would change the composition of your 'final army' in ME3. Guess not.

Why am I not surprised you kept the collector base that is just such a "jelly" thing to do tounge.gif . I don't think we can rule that ME 2 choice out of the game just yet, Bioware seem pretty determined to ensure all your decisions do affect ME 3. Yeah yeah I know ME 1 decisions did sweet f*ck all in ME 2 but this time it is the last game so it will be a lot easier to have your previous decisions affect the game.

BTW I should have put up a link to the article those screenshots came from, my bad. You can read the article here :-

http://www.gameinfor..._screens55.aspx

I have also tidied up the first post of this topic, added the screen shots. I will try and keep the first post as "spoiler" free as possible. If you feel the first post needs anything else feel free to say.




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