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Gamestop is offering you a fancy new gun and armor for pre-ordering Mass Effect 3 with them. Add in the collectors edition and you have yourself a fancy collection of Mass Effect goodness. The collectors edition includes the following for your $80.
Hope everyone has a good holiday and they are ready for the New Year!
I know all of you will be buying Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 for your loved ones (or maybe Santa will bring it for you), so I will be hosting a game night on Dec. 27th. We will start with Uncharted and then move on to Battlefield depending on interest. Please join the XMB chat so that we can all communicate easily when setting up the first game. After you join the XMB chat, I will tell you the secret word so that you can get your points for the night.
We will begin around 7 pm CST (1 am GMT), and I can play for 2-3 hours.
We figured out a system last time. I join a empty room and then everyone else joins it so we can all be in the same room. Please let me know if you don’t have the new map pack before hand. For this reason you all need to be in the XMB chat room so we can stay in the loop. I’ll also tell you the secret word in that chat room so you can get your 100 points for joining the game night.
Makes it much easier to communicate quickly if we loose somebody.
It’s time for our first official game night with Battlelfield 3! Maybe we could join a empty game so we are all together and wait for other to show up. Any game type you want to play let me know. You can get 100 points for joining us on game nights. So don’t miss it!
When I invite you to the xmb text chat room. PLEASE JOIN IT! Makes it much easier to communicate quickly if we loose somebody.
Dragon Age II (released March 8, 2011) is Bioware’s sequel to their late 2009 new RPG IP, Dragon Age: Origins. The new title boasts a dramatically improved graphics engine and combat that is both more fluid and more frenetic than the original’s. However, the new game also has some limitations. Here’s a telling fact, for instance: In DA:O, your epithet by the end of the game is “Hero of Ferelden,” while your moniker in DA2 is “Champion of Kirkwall.” Why does that matter? Well, Ferelden is a country, and Kirkwall is a city. And as that distinction I hope implies, DA2 is a more localized, shorter, and rather meeker affair than its predecessor. Still, it’s a great deal of fun, and if you enjoyed the lore of the first game, you should certainly pick up the latest title. If DA2 had been the first game in the series, it probably would have merited an A in my book. Ultimately, though, the successor falls short of the high standard set by its progenitor, and in the following review, I’ll explain why I think DA2 warrants a B-.
When I buy a first person shooter I know exactly what I’m getting into gameplay wise. For me the reason I play them is primarily for the story, which to be honest isn’t a major part of most FPS games nowadays. They’ve mostly done away with the story and focused on pure multiplayer elements. Now I’m not saying this is the case with every FPS there is, there are still those that have a good story line, but let’s be honest most of the stories are sub-par compared to other genres.
Your idea of a good story and mine could vary by a lot, so I’m not going to list off games that I like and think stand out above the rest. The only reason I bring up the lack of story is because that wasn’t what drew my attention to Bulletstorm in the first place, it was the gameplay.
The idea of having a real time indicator of the carnage that I’d be unleashing intrigued me. So at midnight on February 21st, I went to GameStop and picked up both Bulletstorm and Killzone 3, then quickly rushed home, popped in Bulletstorm, loaded it up, and began.
I’m literally writing this as the credits to Mass Effect 2 are rolling on my cheap TV behind me. What do I think of the game? Let’s just say that there’s a very good reason why so many Xbox fanboys were annoyed when Red Dead Redemption beat out Mass Effect 2 at Spike’s Video Game Awards for 2010.
Although Mass Effect 2 was originally released over a year ago to the Xbox 360 and PC, the PlayStation 3 version is well worth the wait. DLC, that would cost the the owners of the other versions upwards of $20, is given with you for free (the DLCs are Kasumi: Stealing Memories, Overlord, and Lair of the Shadow Broker, which are packaged with the game on the disc. You might also get a piece of paper with a code written on it, advertising the Cerberus Network. Download it immediately – it provides the opening comic, Mass Effect Genesis, some new armor and weapons, and a new character to recruit).
Since Dead Space 2 won’t be released until early in 2011 (January 25 to be precise) EA has decided they should get something out to us so we don’t forget about the franchise. Their choice was Dead Space Ignition which can be described as a motion comic with some quick mini-games sprinkled between all the dialogue.