This just in (Or not) – New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer pack ‘Earth’

 

Continuing their explanation/apology tour of ME3’s ending they released another free multiplayer DLC called Earth. This one focuses on, what else, Earth, with three location on Earth, some new weapons, and six elite human classes in total. I’ll give BioWare credit if no one else will, they’re keeping the multiplayer fresh. I thought for sure it would’ve been an afterthought after a while, but nope, between operation weekends and these free DLCs the Muliplayer plays on. What’s that? You say Gold is no longer a challenge for you? Well guess what? Along with the goodies of the Earth DLC it also comes with a new Platinum difficulty level which is your nightmares personified. The killer A.I. of the Gold level is still there but this time all the multiplayer enemy groups (Geth, Cerberus, and Reaper) you’ve fought separately -will now be working to together. That’s right; you will see Banshees and Phantoms working towards your mutual destruction. And that’s only one possible draconian combination within the Platinum difficulty – challenge at your own risk. Finally along with this DLC there’s another that great many people are waiting for, the one that explains the ending for the series. Don’t worry my take of the whole thing is soon coming; til then enjoy Earth – err you know what I mean.

 

 

 

DeAchievements – Rage Quitter of the Year

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, video games are an awesome entertainment medium that deserves the utmost respect and dignity of its station. However one should never forget that video games are just games and are meant to be enjoyed and only taken so seriously. Unfortunately many online gamers tend to forget that fact and let their temper get the better of them. Today’s entry is about one such gamer. Ok see if this sounds familiar: you’re playing Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer in hopes of getting credits or increasing your level for one of your character (both is true in my case today). Well, all of a sudden, the host leaves and leaves you rebooting the level, usually by yourself. Figuring I was going to wipe without more players I decided to have fun and go Rambo on the enemies (plus it was the Bronze level so at least it wouldn’t be over to soon). I was holding my own well enough for the first two rounds, and then to my surprise a player show up. As a fair Omnigamer and internet journalist we will refer to this player as Y.V.102. He joined me as we moved on to the 3rd wave of the stage, which was hacking a console (an impromptu King of the Hill game with aliens and/or robots). Well, as I said before, a wipe was inevitable without more people (at least three) and hacking events are the toughest ones because enemies respawn at an alarming rate. I was the first to fall, but I took a lot down with me; 102 got me up but being a Krogan (and they’re capable of many good things) I can’t dodge or move with any instant quickness and fell back down again. It took less time for 102 to get beaten, being a squishy human and all. Well instead of waiting for more players and trying again he let loose a stream of expletives that sort of reminded me of Bill O’Reilly and Alec Baldwin rants: sad and a little funny. Then 102 leaves, probably late for angry management classes. This was a very unique instance for me; not so much for meeting a rude player online, but rather 102 was the perfect example of ‘Rage Quit’ (even did it in the right order). So much so in fact I award him the very first ever Video Game Armada DeAchievement – Rage Quitter of the Year. So friends and love ones of 102 (and you know who you are) give him a round of applause, slap him on the back, and tell him congratulations, it’s not everyday someone can quit so hard that they become #1.

 

 

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This just in (Or not) – Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer DLC available now (and free)!

 

Well people in response to unleashing the worst, most horrendous ending to a entertainment work EVAR (sarcasm – and yes I’m still planning on giving my take on the Mass Effect 3 ending, but I’m going to wait til the ‘Extended Cut DLC’ is released this summer and tackle this whole ‘controversy’ in one go. Anyway…); BioWare went live with a new multiplayer DLC called Resurgence for Mass Effect 3. It’s not much but enough to keep people playing and upgrading their N7 rank. In Resurgence you gain access to two new stages to rumble in, new Asari and Krogan classes (Justicar and Battlemaster respectively) as well as new races like Batarians and Geth. Finally they added three new weapons to the multiplayer arsenal; assault rifle, SMG, and some sort of harpoon gun which I assume is a sniper weapon. The stages are the only thing that’s readily available, the rest you got to earn (and being a little lucky always helps because the rewards are random). Again this isn’t the meatiest of DLC but hey it’s free – and free is always in my price range.

 

 

 

 

Game Review: Mass Effect 3 – Forget the reapers, the Commander’s greatest enemies are his/her fans

 

Finally, it took about two weeks (but in my defense I was playing Street Fighter X (Cross) Tekken at the same time) but here it is my Mass Effect 3 game review – Enjoy!

 

Oh yeah, I’ve been hearing rumbling about the ending of this game being unsatisfactory. Well for me I like to take my time and enjoy what a game has to offer, not rush it down like a plate full of hot dogs to a hungry Takeru Kobayashi so I haven’t beaten the game yet. But once I do I’ll offer my own opinion on the matter – stay tuned.

 

 

 

WTF/FTW – Mass Effect pre-order commercial

 

It all started in 2007 with a man (or woman) named Shepard. He saw the end of the galaxy by the hands (or rather mechanical tentacles) of a race living spaceships called Reapers. Shepard did everything in his/her power to prevent the Reapers from destroying all life in the galaxy – good to ill. Even commercialism is no stranger to Shepard, but now he takes is business acumen and breaks the 4th wall into our reality with a new commercial. All I got to say is: WTF/FTW & I’m Boss Bronze and this my favorite commercial on the citadel.

 

 

 

 

Game & Gear of 2012 – Mass Effect 3 (3/6/12)

 

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Mass Effect 3 is Mass Effect 3 Mass Effect 3. Nuff said.

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Mass Effect 3 will have multiplayer. The freak you say?!

 

No, no, no. It’s not what you think; it won’t be an armada of ‘Commander Shepherds’ all over the place killing one another for no reason. It will be a co-op horde mode of sorts that, believe it or not, will tie in to the main story. Like what Resistance 2 tried to do but only successful (hopefully). You create character (don’t make it like your current Commander, it be weird), pick his or her class then you and three other players take on various enemies to complete objectives that will aid Shepherd in the overall story. You can upgrade your character to level 20, deck him out with the greatest weapons, tech, and biotics for your class and might even make it into the single player. Now this ‘Galaxy at War’ feature is completely optional and you can get the best possible ending on single player by itself, but why would you want to do that? Half the fun of Mass Effect is trying out new ways to complete goals, not using the co-op would be a sin.