Archive for category Mass Effect 2
There has been some talk floating around on the internetz that some PS3 users are getting corrupted save files after playing Mass Effect 2. According to Chris Priestly the Community Manager this is caused by to many level transitions within a single gaming sessions. The workaround for now is to play a little, turn the game off, and then start it up again. He has also stated that a patch has already been submitted to SONY and is awaiting approval. Patch notes are below:
Mass Effect 2 will be released next week alongside LittleBigPlanet 2. Personally, I enjoyed the first one (a 360 exclusive) quite a bit. Too bad my PS3 is still out of order, and thus, I will still have to wait to pick this up. Anyway, what’s cool about it is the game will be coming to the PlayStation Store as well. As usual, PlayStation Plus subscribers get to do the 1 hour trial as well.
The downside to quite a few people is the $60 price tag associated with the game, though. Personally, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, considering we get the best version of the game with the updated Mass Effect 3 engine (and the differences were definitely noticeable) and all the DLC.
Anyway, one of the big questions was how much space the game will take up. According to the Examiner, upon inquiring Sony, Grace Chen responded saying the download clocks in at “around 12GB”, so if you’re planning on downloading it, as opposed to getting the Blu-Ray disc, keep in mind the amount of space needed.
Although all DLC will be new for us PS3 users, a post from the Cerberus Network news service, an in game daily newscast, confirmed that there will be new DLC content in 2011. It also announced the end of daily news updates.
The Cerberus Daily News will begin a hiatus on January 24th, finishing its run of one full year. Daily postings will cease except for three weeks in 2011: a week of posts will precede a downloadable content release, and two more weeks will lead up to the release of Mass Effect 3. The CDN team thanks fans for their attention, comments, and feedback (both in and out of character!). We are sorry to go, but we had fun — we hope you did, too!
According to a press release, a Mass Effect 2 demo will be hitting the PSN on Dec 22 for EU accounts. Others are reporting that the US will have it on the 21st, however the press release only mentions Europe.
“The Mass Effect franchise will make its first appearance on the PlayStation 3 console when Mass Effect 2 ships to retailers on January 21, 2011 in Europe. The PlayStation 3 demo of Mass Effect 2 will be available on PlayStation Network starting December 22, 2010 in Europe.”
The exclusive trailers shown tonight on Spike’s Video Game Awards were coming in hard and fast. Mass Effect was previously a Xbox 360 exclusive, but with part 3, it will become available on the PS3 at launch as well. Mass Effect 2 will launch for the PS3 on January 18, 2011, and Mass Effect 3 will be available Holiday 2011.