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Mass Effect Trilogy Announced (PS3 Included)

This is the Mass Effect Trilogy vignette. It is massive and will have effect upon you.

Bioware have announced a Mass Effect Trilogy is to be released. This set will include all three Mass Effect Games for the single price of $59.99. It is set to be released on Xbox 360 and PC on November 6th. More importantly to us is that this set will be released on PS3 at a yet to be determined date and will include all three games, making it the first time that the original Mass Effect will be available on the Playstation 3.

Although a date hasn’t been given for the PS3 release, Bioware has announced that Mass Effect will be made available as a standalone PSN title that will include trophy support.

All my fellow backlog gamers who haven’t yet dipped their toes into the Mass Effect, will finally have the opportunity. For me, this is one less reason to acquire another console. Personally, in an utterly rare show of enthusiasm, I think this might be the first game I will have pre-ordered in 5+ years, or at the very least, I think I’ll buy this week 1.

Bioware also announced the very first annual N7 day on November 7th, which will include: in-game, online and other live events to be announced closer to release date.

Over 75 hours of Mass Effect finally on our console of choice. Are you excited? Has it been too long? Have you already bought and/or played any of the games yet? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Electronic Arts

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Demon’s Souls North American Server Support Extended for Foreseeable Future

If you recall, back in April, we told you about Demon’s Souls servers being shut down this month. However, due to complaints from fans, the servers will be kept up for the foreseeable future. Atlus’ VP of Marketing and Sales, Tim Pivnicny, had this to say:

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon’s Souls online experience will persist for a while longer. While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon’s Souls. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game’s amazing online experience, we’re happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon’s Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time.”

This means, if you had not picked this up and wanted to be able to play the title online, the server shutdown will not be a problem. Check after the jump for the whole press release.

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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Announced

Wizards of the Coast has announced that Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be released in the summer of 2012. It will allow you to manually tap lands for mana (at last!), and it will include support for the moribund Planechase game type, which debuted in 2009. The final boss of the game is Nicol Bolas, whom some speculate will be a Planeswalker card in the Magic 2013 Core Set.

Read Wizard’s full press release.

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Upcoming Mass Effect 3 DLC

EA and Bioware have announced two free DLC projects for Mass Effect 3.

The first, slated for release on April 10, 2012, is the Resurgence Pack. It is free DLC for ME3′s coop multiplayer mode. The expansion will include two new maps (hooray!) as well as new weapons, items, and playable races.

The second is Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut, which will include longer, expanded epilogical cinematics. Note that the existing endings won’t be changed, nor will one be provided with additional choices to inform different endings. Instead, “the goal of these new scenes is to provide additional clarity and closure to Mass Effect 3.” Expect this free DLC sometime in the summer of 2012.

Read the Resurgence Pack and Extended Cut press releases.

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