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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

Same.

Fall/winter has game overload anyway, with Skyrim, Deus Ex 3 and maybe if a meteor gets close enough to the earth, Diablo 3. I think Torchlight 2 is arriving this year as well.

It's better this way. Some of us have courses we need to actually pass. orly.gif

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#452

Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (jelly @ May 4 2011, 20:33)
Same.

Fall/winter has game overload anyway, with Skyrim, Deus Ex 3 and maybe if a meteor gets close enough to the earth, Diablo 3. I think Torchlight 2 is arriving this year as well.

It's better this way. Some of us have courses we need to actually pass. orly.gif

I agree, not to mention BF3, and RAGE which is shaping up quite well.

I need to have it on release, but I dont mind if the release is later, if that make sense.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:15 PM Edited by CharmingCharlie, 04 May 2011 - 09:19 PM.

Things get more curious. EA has released it's "release Schedule", naturally ME 3 is on the schedule (mistakenly labelled as coming out Quarter 4) but what is interesting is the platforms ME 3 will appear on, I have red ringed the relevant curious part :-

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Now I will confess I am curious about a portable version of Mass Effect 3. It is possible they are going to give an iphone version another shot, god forbid should they attempt to try and bring the game to the Android platform sarcasm.gif

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:27 PM

Sucks that it got delayed to "start of 2012"

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:37 PM

It seems EA's boss, John Riccitiello has commented on the reasons for the delay with Mass Effect 3 :-

QUOTE (John Riccitiello)
Essentially, step by step, [BioWare is] adjusting some of the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you'll see at E3 that can put this into a genre equivalent of shooter-meets-RPG, and essentially address a far larger market opportunity than Mass Effect 1 did and Mass Effect 2 began to approach."

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Hm so they delayed the game so they could "tweak" it to make it more appealing to a larger market. Why do I get a strange sense of foreboding about this ? Still I guess we will see what we shall see at E3.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ May 4 2011, 23:37)
Hm so they delayed the game so they could "tweak" it to make it more appealing to a larger market. Why do I get a strange sense of foreboding about this ? Still I guess we will see what we shall see at E3.

I really hope they don't pull a Dragon Age 2 on it...

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:49 PM

A new preview has been posted, this time from PC Gamer. As always directly linking to scans in here isn't allowed but I can link to an article that is showing the scans tounge.gif :-

http://biowarefans.c...cans/#more-2949

BE WARNED THERE ARE HUMONGOUS SPOILERS IN THESE SCANS. Seriously I am NOT KIDDING there is even a major plot line involving Cerberus that gets spoiled.

Now here is a summary of the stuff I have read :-

ME 3 will wrap up every major plot thread and significant conflict.

Every major character from the series will play a role

Reaper threat is everywhere NOT just earth

Combat spaces no longer "pop up" barriers and are now multi-layered encouraging you to seek the high ground (oh Obiwan would approve).

Every weapon from the last game returns.

Why are we fighting Cerberus ?????? well I aint going to tell you, if you want to find out read the scans.

Many races have been huskified including the Asari which leads to a hideously bloated pregnant Asari, her gums stripped away and a robot skeleton showing through her rotting flesh (no word on if you can romance her though colgate.gif )

The Rachni Husks are covered in huge bulging sacs of smaller baby Rachni, burst those sacs and you unleash a swarm of horrible baby Rachni that crawl all over Shepard

The Krogan Husks wear heavy armour plating that you can shear off with intense fire power.

Storyline is more like ME 1 than ME 2

CONFIRMED party members : Garrus, Liara, Kaidan/Ashley and Tali

No New love interests in ME 3

If you cheated on your love interest things will come to ahead at the worst possible time.

That is the basic gist of the preview, there is quite a bit more but I will leave it for people to decide if they want to read the scans or not.


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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:13 PM

For anyone looking to get into the series, there is a ridiculous Steam sale on for both the original, ME2 and ME2 digital deluxe edition.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ May 4 2011, 23:37)
It seems EA's boss, John Riccitiello has commented on the reasons for the delay with Mass Effect 3 :-

QUOTE (John Riccitiello)
Essentially, step by step, [BioWare is] adjusting some of the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you'll see at E3 that can put this into a genre equivalent of shooter-meets-RPG, and essentially address a far larger market opportunity than Mass Effect 1 did and Mass Effect 2 began to approach."

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Hm so they delayed the game so they could "tweak" it to make it more appealing to a larger market. Why do I get a strange sense of foreboding about this ? Still I guess we will see what we shall see at E3.

I'll say this right now, If bioware changes this game for the casual shooter crowd and completely forget about the fans of the original mass effect then, after ME3, I will completely forget about bioware if you know what I mean.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE (jelly @ May 6 2011, 15:13)
For anyone looking to get into the series, there is a ridiculous Steam sale on for both the original, ME2 and ME2 digital deluxe edition.

Just making sure everyone sees this...

Oh, and how is our title not "Don't Fear the Reaper"? It practically writes itself.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (Gronf @ May 6 2011, 15:44)
Oh, and how is our title not "Don't Fear the Reaper"? It practically writes itself.


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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:46 PM

Ah, sucks that it's been delayed but at least there are some other AAA titles out during the end of the year to occupy us.

Got that song stuck in my head now biggrin.gif.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:27 AM

It got delayed? Well good news and bad news for me. Holiday 2011 is my birthday month but I'm glad they delayed it. Seriously it's waaaay too soon for a full realease.

And no new love interests in ME3? That kinda sucks but then again Sheperd already had the options of f*cking 9 different people now.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:12 AM

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

Another mag has had a preview of Mass Effect 3, this time it is OXM's turn to spill the beans. I haven't found any site hosting the scans yet but here are the meat and potatoes of what they had :-

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You can jump and roll, and blindfire has been introduced.

As well as gaining civilisationís allegiance, you can lose them to the Reapers if you donít play right, similarly to losing squad-mates in the suicide mission.

Your weapons have three upgrade slots -scope barrel and grip, and you can change the colour and camouflage of weapons.

Cerberus and husks will be main enemies, and cerberus is divided into three main types of troops Ė heavy bruisers, medium and light.

You may be able to get an eyepiece, like Garrusís, that will allow non-sniper weapons to scope in further, which also hints at armour having more of an effect on gameplay.

Bioware are going to announce something big at E3 Ė a lot of the gameplay features and more squadmates.


SPOILER WARNING

I will not post the spoiler here, now I am NOT joking here this is a huge spoiler and you will be sick to the stomach if you read it. I will give you a hint, it involves one of your main team mates, so if you want to be surprised DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK :-

http://vgn365.com/20...assive-spoiler/

You might want to avoid any website claiming they have info about Mass Effect 3 from the Official Xbox Magazine as well.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

I couldn't... resist. I read the spoiler, I almost sh*t my pants.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

Are Bioware trolling their own game? icon13.gif icon13.gif icon13.gif

Resisted.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:32 PM

Read Spoiler, Instantly regretted doing so.

I have the OXM magazine though, i'm gonna have a read through it later, I'd scan it if I can get my scanner working though I know i'm not allowed to post direct links to scans here.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:37 PM

Resisted, tho I can't help but have my suspicions. In keeping with the theme of unavoidable losses or sacrifices, and not to mention that this is the "epic conclusion" having true triumph and tragedy... As long as they handle things with class, I'm ready for anything.

Anyway, just heard about the delay. Usually I'll jump on the bandwagon saying "well, if it means a better game..." only partially meaning it with the rest of me being disappointed. But this time I'm 100% satisfied for reasons already stated and obvious.


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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:39 PM

I read the spoiler and i have to say that if they do "THAT" then i'm going to be severly pissed off!

you are treading on thin ice bioware.....

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:44 PM Edited by Robinski, 09 May 2011 - 03:07 PM.

I haven't read it, but it seems from the wording around it that someone either dies or betrays you.

Please let it be Tali getting killed in such a way that smashes her helmet yet annihilates the face. Just to troll the Tali creeps.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

Just a quick update, for those that don't have access to OXM you can find the scans in an article here :-

http://gamenyusu.com...-oxm-scans.html

I am off to read all about this huge spoiler biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:11 PM

I've been reading all the spoilers so far but i ain't reading that last one by the sounds of it.

What is with Bioware releasing so much info with loads of spoilers, they might as well come to our houses and play it for us come release.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (Seddo @ May 9 2011, 16:11)
What is with Bioware releasing so much info with loads of spoilers, they might as well come to our houses and play it for us come release.

I have had a chance to read the scans now and I have to be honest I call "bullsh*t" on this spoiler. This isn't a spoiler released by Bioware, the way it reads it just comes across as the magazine speculating it will happen.

If you want to check out the scans but not be spoiled then simply stay away from the yellow box on page 6 in the top right hand corner, that is the location of the spoiler.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:53 PM

f*ck it, I'm only reading about gameplay now. Not reading that spoiler, or any other story related ones. Definite blackout time, perhaps.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:05 PM

I feel like I should read that spoiler. We'll find out eventually, won't we? Who didn't know that Shepard dies at the beginning of ME2 before buying the game?

also +1 on Tali dying an awful, excruciating, overtly long death.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:47 AM Edited by CharmingCharlie, 10 May 2011 - 10:49 AM.

BREAKING NEWS


Yep this is major stuff, honest it is, it will shatter you to the core tounge.gif It seems that the new team mate is no longer called James Sanders. His new name is James Vega suicidal.gif well at least according to Casey Hudson. I wonder why they changed his last name ? could it have anything to do with them being fed up of people speculating that James Sanders was the result of some illicit encounter between David Anderson and Kahlee Sanders ? Anyway this is what Casey Hudson had to say :-

QUOTE (Casey Hudson)
He's actually James Vega now. We were still designing his character when GameInformer came by.


http://twitter.com/#!/CaseyDHudson

There is some other good stuff on Casey's twitter, nothing spoilerish but it is definitely worth following and hell it even gives Jelly an actual reason to have a Defy mobile phone to use twitter wink.gif

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ May 10 2011, 11:47)
BREAKING NEWS


Yep this is major stuff, honest it is, it will shatter you to the core tounge.gif It seems that the new team mate is no longer called James Sanders. His new name is James Vega suicidal.gif well at least according to Casey Hudson. I wonder why they changed his last name ? could it have anything to do with them being fed up of people speculating that James Sanders was the result of some illicit encounter between David Anderson and Kahlee Sanders ? Anyway this is what Casey Hudson had to say :-

QUOTE (Casey Hudson)
He's actually James Vega now. We were still designing his character when GameInformer came by.


http://twitter.com/#!/CaseyDHudson

There is some other good stuff on Casey's twitter, nothing spoilerish but it is definitely worth following and hell it even gives Jelly an actual reason to have a Defy mobile phone to use twitter wink.gif

Actually, I don't have a data plan, so twatter and faceplace can only be used in wi-fi areas. In other words, useless. orly.gif

I've avoided the latest scans, but I do follow the ME3 people on twatter just in case they drop some crumbs. (as they do)

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE (Gronf @ May 9 2011, 18:05)
I feel like I should read that spoiler. We'll find out eventually, won't we? Who didn't know that Shepard dies at the beginning of ME2 before buying the game?

also +1 on Tali dying an awful, excruciating, overtly long death.

I didn't.

When I played it the first time, I thought I had messed up.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:39 AM Edited by CharmingCharlie, 11 May 2011 - 01:53 AM.

Yeahhhhhhh it's yet another mag preview, we haven't had one of them in the last 48 hours tounge.gif . This time it is the turn of Xbox World UK (July). So if you don't want to know a single thing about anything ME 3 related then look away now








Right gone ? good, OK most of the stuff in the mag is stuff we already know but there are one or two interesting titbits. I have used spoilers where I think appropriate and tried to give a hint what the spoiler pertains too, so you can make a better choice about whether to read the spoiler. So here we go :-
  • According to Casey Hudson the game is "not really at the point where we can show you a ten minute cross-section of what the final game's gonna look like"
  • Not an "Alien Invasion" story but a Galactic war story
  • Confirmed characters that will make an appearance Zaeed is in, so is Thane and Mordin and the rest (assuming they survived ME 2).
  • Casey Hudson concedes that 12 team mates was too big. So ME 3 will have a smaller number of squad mates but with deeper relationships and more interesting interplay. My own personal guess is between 6 - 8 squad mates, so far we know of 4 confirmed squad mates which leaves 2 - 4 left to be revealed.
  • Illusive man is back (well duh)
  • Jack is back (but NOT confirmed as a squad mate), she is also sporting a new look which consists of a softer look and now has hair, the final design is not finished yet but will be something along the lines of a mohawk with a pony tail
  • Every weapon is modular and can be customised with up to five modifications. A scope increases a rifles zoom factor, new barrels increase accuracy or damage
  • Level spacing is vast and can accommodate 600 ft Reapers and 50ft Mechs, the following spoiler shows that something interesting happens with a mech later in the game (one that Shepard gets to pilot later in the game)
  • not a story spoiler but a level spoiler detailing a fight and chase scene - there is a section where you're running on a narrow walkway and there's a war going on all around you and a ship is in the distance. Suddenly its nuclear core blows up and it's such a shockwave it knocks you off the walkway and you end up sliding down the glass face of a knocked over high-rise
  • The interactive prologue at the beginning of ME 3 may NOT be in a comic book style.
  • Casey Hudson has hinted that there is a special surprise for those that import a save that has been through ME 1 and ME 2.
  • Derek Watts, Lead Artist confirms they do look at fan art all the time and says "when you go to DeviantArt, you've got to put some kind of filter on because they're doing something awful with Garrus, and oh my GOD, just leave some clothes on him for once"
  • Doing things with the unreal engine they never thought possible in ME 1.
Most of the other stuff in the article has already been covered by previous previews. All in all it sounds pretty cool, I am glad they are knocking the squad mate numbers down. I always felt that due to the large number of squad mates you were never given the opportunity to get to know them properly.

Oh and just as I was off to bed Casey Hudson confirmed that there will be removable helmets in ME 3 and armour customisation will be much better in ME 3 :-

QUOTE (Casey Hudson)
We'll do more with the armor customization in #ME3 and you'll be able to equip or remove helmets.




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