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Rivercurse
02-02-2012, 05:24 PM
If you find a news article or video that isn't new-thread-worthy, just post it here or PM me and I'll update post 1 to include it.

CERBERUS DAILY NEWS IS BACK FOR 2 WEEKS. CLICK HERE FOR THE DAILY UPDATES. (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Cerberus_Daily_News_-_February_2012)

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New March 5th

Pretty much done here. Enjoy the release if your in the US. I'll be back post UK launch.

From CDN

03/05/2012 - Alliance News Network: Please Stand By

“ANN Earth is experiencing comm buoy difficulties. Please stand by.”

10 Things you probably didn't know about mass Effect (http://io9.com/5890421/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-mass-effect) - It was originally called Science Fiction X?! WTF?!

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Weapons - YouTube
Mass Effect 3 - 2 Days Left: Multiplayer - YouTube
Mass Effect 3 - 3 Days Left: Changes - YouTube
http://videogamewriters.com/mass-effect-3-day-one-dlc-character-revealed-spoilers-40577/
Hudson talks the 'from ashes' DLC
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New March 3rd

*Watch at your own risk*
Mass Effect 3: Hidden Trailer - YouTube

Mass Effect 3 - 4 Days Left: The Story So Far - YouTube

New ANN article (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/03/02/alliancenews5/)- Flood of batarian traffic brings rumours of war

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New March 2nd

MP 'Prestige' system explained (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/721318/mass-effect-3-multiplayer-features-video-five-theaters-of-war/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed) - Plus info on galactic readiness.

Launch trailer is out! Finally.

Mass Effect 3: Official Launch Trailer - YouTube
Mass Effect 3 - Meet The Brute - YouTube

Reputation blog - (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/03/01/reputation-in-mass-effect-3/) How Para/Ren works in ME3

Interview with Casey Hudson (http://uk.gamespot.com/events/the-hotspot/story.html?sid=6363842)- Gamespot 1 hour long podcast

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Exclusive Tour of the New Citadel - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube
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New March 1st

EXTENDED SR2 TOUR. AWESOME.

Mass Effect 3 Spoiler Free Tour of the Normandy - YouTube
Why Earth is damn important - (http://www.1up.com/previews/mass-effect-3-why-earth-damn-important) Interview with Mac Walters

Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition Unboxing Preview - YouTube


New Feb 29th

IGN review in progress - Link (http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1219416p1.html)

Touring the Normandy
Mass Effect 3 - A Tour of the New Normandy - YouTube

Hijacking an Atlas Mech
Mass Effect 3 - Hijacking an Atlas Mech (Hijacker Achievement) - YouTube
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New Feb 28th

First footage of the new iOS game.

Mass Effect: Infiltrator - First gameplay (by Electronic Arts) - YouTube

Bioware Blog (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/27/turrets/)- Turrets, an informed debate.

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New Feb 27th

PWNED - PWNED #18 | Mass Effect 3 Special - YouTube

The official and HD version of yesterdays trailer.
Mass Effect 3: Fight (Live-Action TV Trailer) - YouTube

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New Feb 26th
"Fight" - YouTube
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New Feb 25th

First full review - (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/9459637) Summarised in bullet points from German PC gaming mag.

New ANN article - (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/24/alliancenews4/) Cerberus expansion deemed significant threat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_WX_Osgk4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7D-CAc-NZo

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New Feb 22nd.

Mass Effect 3: Unboxing - YouTube
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New Feb 21st

Complete list of War Assets (http://www.text-upload.com/txt.php?id=292305&c=5653532) - Want to know which decisions from all 3 ME games matter in determining what happens in the endgame? Warning, there be spoilers.

Full length CGI trailer (http://www.xboxygen.com/Medias/Videos-Xbox-360/Mass-Effect-3-Le-trailer-en-version-longue-est-la?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed)

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New Feb 20th
Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Trailer - YouTube
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New Feb 18th

New Alliance News Network story (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/17/alliancenewsnet3/) - Migrant fleet refuses council inspectors. Damned right too imo. Why should they let them onto the flotilla after being consistently denied an embassy or representation on the Citadel for 300 years.

Also expecting the new CGI trailer in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
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New February 15th

Co-OP "doesn't suck" (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1218717p1.html) - IGN mulls over the demo.

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New Feb 14th

Also now available on XBL, avatar items. Fancy your own pet Reaper? Go download.

TAKE EARTH BACK video, CGI trailer teaser, full one to follow in a couple of days.

Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Teaser - YouTube

Wow looks epic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxv1hYYyfTg&feature=youtu.be - 10 second TV/banner ad.
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New Feb 13

Bioware forum thread - (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/9250100) The game has officially gone gold today! Woooo
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New Feb 10th

On Galactic readiness, infiltrator, and the end of Sheps journey. (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/mass-effect-3-on-galactic-readiness-infiltrator-and-the-end-of-shepards-journey/3974/) From Giantbomb. Interview with Mac Walters.

Alliance news network (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/10/alliancenewsnet2/) - Update number 2. Gotta figure this is replacing the Cerberus Daily News function.

The long awaited femsehp trailer they announced was in the works back at e3 11!

Mass Effect 3: Reinstated (FemShep Trailer) - YouTube
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New February 9th PM

New site - Loads of new info.

1 - Plan your custom arsenal (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/arsenal/)- All weapon stats included
2 - Interactive storytelling (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/story/) - Read about the RPG side
3 - Adrenaline pumping gameplay (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/gameplay/) - New video available
4 - Integrated Co-Op (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/multiplayer/) - Learn more about the MP. (with video)
5 - Ruthless and intelligent enemies (http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/enemies/) - Reactive AI. The details are here.


New Feb 9th AM

Just about the best fan trailer I've ever seen. If this doesn't get you hyped for ME3 nothing ever will. Watch in HD, and enjoy -

Mass Effect 3 - World Collapsing Trailer - YouTube

Music video from Clint Mansell's OST - Escape from Earth. If you watched the leaked beta footage you might have heard this, but if not, give it a listen. This track has grown on me so much since I first heard it. I have no fears for ME3's soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_185764&src_vid=kWjPRsYZlFw&feature=iv&v=RRqpvijtzIA

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New Feb 8th

Wow! - (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10778-Mass-Effect-3-Calibur11-Vaults-Make-Your-360-Look-Like-Shepard.html) From our very own x360a

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/c11-me3-xbox-composite.jpg

Newsrama (http://www.newsarama.com/games/mass-effect-3-mars-mission-hands-on-120208.html) - Another first 90 minute preview
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New Feb 7th

Day one DLC 'From Dust' (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10768-Mass-Effect-3-Has-Day-One-DLC--Called--From-Dust-.html) - This will be the squadmate DLC we were already aware of, but knew by another name. Wont say in case of spoilers.

More details and screenshots on Mass Effect Infiltrator (http://uk.wireless.ign.com/articles/121/1218153p1.html?utm_campaign=twposts&utm_source=twitter) - IGN

iOS game inbound (http://kotaku.com/5883150/receive-texts-from-mass-effect-characters-with-the-mass-effect-datapad-app) - Datapad app for ipad ties into ME3
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Rivercurse
02-03-2012, 06:07 PM
New February 6th

Mass Effect 3 Shepards VA interview - YouTube

Great interview with Mark Meer (Male Shepard VA)

http://www.bioware.ru/biogallery/me3/screenshots/4_shepard_powers.jpg
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New February 4th

Achievement List (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/mass-effect-3/achievements/) - From x360a

Alliance News network (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/03/alliancenewsnet1/)- I'd imagine this is probably going to replace CDN from ME2. This is the first post.
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New Feb 3rd

BSN - (http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/9150901) Bioware and publisher Del Rey comment on the ME: Deception inaccuracies.

OXM (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38517/features/mass-effect-tv/) - Hanar Montana :D and other associated silliness ends OXM's ME3 week.

OXM (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38519/mass-effect-3-levels-the-citadel-london-mars-and-north-korea/) - New gameplay locations/levels confirmed, Citadel/London/North Korea

X360A (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-10739-Keep-Those-Mass-Effect-3-Saves--Says-BioWare.html) - Keep your ME3 Saves for as yet un-named new Mass Effect project.

http://www.nowgamer.com/ps3/ps3-previews/1229714/mass_effect_3_combat_vs_rpg_new_enemies_story_spoi lers_first_90_minutes_played.html Now gamer's take on the first 90 mins.

http://uk.gamespot.com/mass-effect-3/previews/5-reasons-mass-effect-3-will-beat-mass-effect-2-6349646/ Gamespots latest article.

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New February 2nd -

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10724-Mass-Effect-3-Hands-On-Preview-%E2%80%93-The-First-90-Minutes-%5BSpoiler-Free-%5D.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-10724-Mass-Effect-3-Hands-On-Preview-%E2%80%93-The-First-90-Minutes-%5BSpoiler-Free-%5D.html) X360a's own preview of the first 90 minutes.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-02-mass-effect-3-preview-the-good-shepard (eurogamer preview. Light spoilers from the first 30 minutes.)

http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1217812p1.html (IGN UK's equivalent first 90 minute preview. Also story spoilers)

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-02-bioware-mass-effect-3-ending-will-make-some-people-angry (Bioware - "The ending will make some people angry. No spoilers) If Shepard dies at the end of this game then I'm not going to be held accountable for the rampage I go on through my local streets. This had better not happen.

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Older stuff from the last week that some of you might not have seen

http://blog.bioware.com/2012/01/27/special-forces/ ("So your friend is a Vanguard?") MP blog by Patrick Weekes (Bioware). Includes Special Forces trailer.

Mass Effect 3 Gameplay w/ Developer Commentary - YouTube The above is Demo spoiler gameplay with dev commentary. Convention footage, might well be removed by YouTube.

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OXM is running an ME3 week this week. A couple of different features and dev interviews every day. Hub is here (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38283/its-mass-effect-3-week/)

Individual stories here -

ME3's insanity mode "harsher, Deeper but fairer (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38275/mass-effect-3s-insanity-mode-harsher-deeper-but-fairer/) Details on the insanity Gameplay mode and the AI tweaking that's been done since ME2. No spoilers.

Whats in store for the Mass Effect 3 Cast (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38274/features/mass-effect-3-characters-the-fates-of-garrus-ashley-mordin-and-more/) - OXM Speculates about the fate of individual cast members in the finale. ME2 Spoilers.

Cerberus Reloaded (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38328/cerberus-reloaded-how-mass-effect-3s-enemies-look-and-fight/) The role of Cerberus and how they have changed. New enemies, new tactics, and how they fight.

The races of ME3, and how to save them (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38347/features/mass-effect-3-races-who-they-are-what-they-face-how-to-save-them/) More speculation about the plight of the various races and what Shep might need to do in order to get them on side. ME2 spoilers.

The redesigning of the SR2, and its influences (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38364/mass-effect-3-how-mgs-concorde-and-final-fantasy-influenced-the-normandy/) How MGS, FF, and Concorde influenced the design process.

8 things you have to try in the ME3 demo (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38352/features/mass-effect-3-demo-eight-things-you-have-to-try/) Pretty much as described.

Ashley, the Citadel races, and tugging heartstrings (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38430/mass-effect-3-ashley-williams-the-citadel-races-bulking-up-and-tugging-heartstrings/) "Bioware artists talk fleshing out the characters and races"

Mass Effect 4 to be a prequel? (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38485/mass-effect-4-to-be-a-prequel-bioware-looking-at-mass-effect-race-histories/) I think most people already kind of assumed this :)

Bioware talks ME4, DLC plots, and Xbox 720 (http://www.oxm.co.uk/38455/features/bioware-talks-mass-effect-4-dlc-plots-and-xbox-720/) Interview with the devs.

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The trailers so far I'll probably remove some of the older ones as new ones come out. There's at least 1 more dev diary to come, plus of course the demo release trailer, the actual release trailer, and a femshep trailer which has been repeatedly delays since E3 last year, but BW assures us is still coming.

Voice cast reveal
Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Reveal - YouTube

Special Forces Multiplay trailer
Mass Effect 3 | Special Forces Multiplayer Trailer - YouTube

james Vega Featurette
Mass Effect 3 James Vega Featurette HD - YouTube
I like how there are differences in the week between the release of this trailer and the voice cast one. Shep bleeding from the nose when punched by Vega etc!

Earth trailer (original teaser)
Mass Effect 3 | Earth Trailer - YouTube

Squad leader
Mass Effect 3 | Squad Leader Trailer - YouTube

Fall of earth trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ViG6hV1ehU

Multiplayer reveal trailer
Mass Effect 3: Multiplayer Trailer - YouTube



Other useful links

Bioware's ME3 forum - http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/category/323/index

A summary of just about everything that is known about ME3 from numerous BSN contributors, primarily Phaedon who you can follow on twitter @ME3news - http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/7649262

Bioware Pulse - Semi regular dev diaries. All previous episodes can be found here - http://www.bioware.com/biowaretv

Mass Effect 3 - main site - http://www.masseffect.com/me3/game/

Screenshot archive, all the way back to the beginning - http://www.masseffect.com/me3/media/screenshots/

Dev twitter feeds

@CaseyDHudson
@Patsquinade (Patrick Weekes)
@GambleMike (Michael Gamble
@gtez (Jesse Houston)
@DrewKarpyshyn (lead writer ME1/2)
@macwalterslives (lead writer for ME3
@manveerheir

jules the great
02-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Thanx for all the info as usual man. when I have time tomorrow I'l go thru it all. Id love to see a pic of the 250gb Slim Mass Effect custom console tho. I will seriously purchase it.

N7 Shadow
02-04-2012, 12:27 AM
If Shepard dies at the end of this game then I'm not going to be held accountable for the rampage I go on through my local streets. This had better not happen.

Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned lol I'd pretty much be on the same rampage as you. :mad:

Also, thanks for the info for us ME fans to look into. Much appreciate it. :)

gravelandx88
02-05-2012, 03:17 PM
@Rivercurse, anything new w/ ME I sure like to read about. Thanks for the update.

Does anyone know if Bioware going to make a Mass Effect movie?

Rivercurse
02-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Does anyone know if Bioware going to make a Mass Effect movie?

legendary pictures bought the rights in May 2010. There was a panel at comic-con late last year, but since then rumours have circulated that there might be problems in production. In short, as far as we know it's in the works, but there's no ETA. Imdb says 2012 but that ain't gonna happen.

Edit - Updated the OP with new info..

niko da bos
02-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Does anyone know if Bioware going to make a Mass Effect movie?

when i heard rumors about it they were mentioning "the first contact war," when the relay incident introduced humans to their first alien race (turians). they said it was doubtful the movie would follow shepard because of all the different directions the plot could have taken.



http://www.bioware.ru/biogallery/me3/screenshots/4_shepard_powers.jpg
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lol look at that lazy ass shepard, lvl 18 with no paragon / renegade score wtff. i assume this is the result when you play lamo "action mode" and the game makes every choice for you :(

and the "squad leader" video was awesome, wow the combat looks so refined.

dark wing
02-08-2012, 09:07 PM
I'm not sure if this is a question that belongs here but it's better than creating a new thread. Anyway, speaking of the CDN any news on when it will be back up or was that plan cancelled?

Scotty
02-08-2012, 09:10 PM
bloody hell thats a lot of info to keep people satiated. nice post.

jules the great
02-08-2012, 09:47 PM
bloody hell thats a lot of info to keep people satiated. nice post.
WAAAAAYYY off topic but in the UK is "Bloody Hell" a swear word? My wife said it was and I said no way. Is that something anyone in the UK would say in public and it would be ok? Thanx lol

Rivercurse
02-08-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm not sure if this is a question that belongs here but it's better than creating a new thread. Anyway, speaking of the CDN any news on when it will be back up or was that plan cancelled?

The CDN was just a news conduit and DLC pipeline that fit into the story of ME3.

There will likely be an equivalent in ME3, but it wont be Cerberus.

As i said in post 1, I suspect it will most likely be this - Alliance news network (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/02/03/alliancenewsnet1/)

Jules
WAAAAAYYY off topic but in the UK is "Bloody Hell" a swear word? My wife said it was and I said no way. Is that something anyone in the UK would say in public and it would be ok? Thanx lol

Technically, it is a swear word. Colloquially, it isn't viewed as one.

Niko
lol look at that lazy ass shepard, lvl 18 with no paragon / renegade score wtff. i assume this is the result when you play lamo "action mode" and the game makes every choice for you :(

Lol the convention version of the game thats circulated over the last few months starts you off at level 18. Purely to give the tester some points to play around in the levelling system with. I'd be surprised if next week's demo isn't the same.

Nothing to do with action mode.

dark wing
02-08-2012, 09:57 PM
The CDN was just a news conduit and DLC pipeline that fit into the story of ME3.

There will likely be an equivalent in ME3, but it wont be Cerberus

Oh I know that, I was wondering if Bioware are still going to put it back up for 2 weeks before ME3 comes out like I think they said they would.

WAAAAAYYY off topic but in the UK is "Bloody Hell" a swear word? My wife said it was and I said no way. Is that something anyone in the UK would say in public and it would be ok? Thanx lol

You can still probably get into trouble if you said it at like school like I did "back in the day," but most people don't really view it as one. It's a bit like "bastard" and "bitch" really it depends on the context.

RDrules
02-08-2012, 09:57 PM
WAAAAAYYY off topic but in the UK is "Bloody Hell" a swear word? My wife said it was and I said no way. Is that something anyone in the UK would say in public and it would be ok? Thanx lol

bloody is a swear word but a very very minor one here

Scotty
02-08-2012, 10:00 PM
WAAAAAYYY off topic but in the UK is "Bloody Hell" a swear word? My wife said it was and I said no way. Is that something anyone in the UK would say in public and it would be ok? Thanx lol

essentially it is, but noone accepts it as one. you can say it in front of your grandmother, where you to be so inclined...

scrummers
02-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Man some one must really like that concussive shot maxed that out. Haha

Rivercurse
02-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Oh I know that, I was wondering if Bioware are still going to put it back up for 2 weeks before ME3 comes out like I think they said they would.


Oh right I see what you mean, yeah that's a good question. I think the in-game ME2 message still says that there will be 2 weeks worth of content prior to release, so no reason to suggest thats changed. I'm sure the stories will be added to this thread as and when they are published.

dark wing
02-08-2012, 10:27 PM
Oh right I see what you mean, yeah that's a good question. I think the in-game ME2 message still says that there will be 2 weeks worth of content prior to release, so no reason to suggest thats changed. I'm sure the stories will be added to this thread as and when they are published.

Well the release is 6th march in the US so I assume on the 21st if not later this month we'll get our answer. Unless of course they're going to use the ANN to do it instead.

Rivercurse
02-09-2012, 09:26 AM
A couple of great new videos in the OP today, one awesome fan trailer, and a glimpse at the games soundtrack.

Edit - Another huge update gone into post 1 listed under Feb 9th. New weapon stats, new everything..

xXmyxxmastaXx
02-09-2012, 09:19 PM
i wonder how do i get collector armor like in the customization trailer

Mass Effect 3: Build a Customizable Arsenal - YouTube

ShadowSonic85
02-10-2012, 03:00 AM
i wonder how do i get collector armor like in the customization trailer

Mass Effect 3: Build a Customizable Arsenal - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L8NOHSC9ww&feature=player_embedded)

You got it from Mass Effect 2's Collectors Edition

xXmyxxmastaXx
02-10-2012, 03:07 AM
so if i dont have it in me2? i cant get it in me3? fuck that the ps3 users can get all of the armors and shit for 8 bucks. FU EA

ShadowSonic85
02-10-2012, 04:51 AM
so if i dont have it in me2? i cant get it in me3? fuck that the ps3 users can get all of the armors and shit for 8 bucks. FU EA

Hey I almost missed out on the Terminus Armor and someone handed me an unused code for free....I caught a lucky break....just have some luck in ya....or try EBay...I got some of my DLC there for a cheap price

MASS DOMINATION
02-10-2012, 05:13 AM
You got it from Mass Effect 2's Collectors Edition

I bought the collectors edition for ME2 but you had to use the code on the Bioware website instead of using it directly on the xbox. Of course when I used the code I found out afterwards that it wasn't linked to my gamertag. So I ended up missing out on the terminus armor.

Do you mean to tell me that I will now ALSO miss out on it in ME3!?! Fuck that. I just assumed those armors would be standard in ME3.

Any confirmation on that?

RDrules
02-10-2012, 10:39 AM
If thats true i wonder if we will get the blood armour to because that just keeps giving and giving and giving:D

jules the great
02-10-2012, 03:51 PM
damn, i was hoping it was an actual custom console, not a skin. Still pretty neat, but Im going to pass on that. I would have paid 500 bucks for a Mass Effect Console. Kind of like the Gears or Star Wars themed ones.

niko da bos
02-10-2012, 04:08 PM
kind of random, does anybody know if shepard will do that annoying ass bobblehead when walking around in mass effect 3? to specify, i mean when you are walking around the normandy or in casual clothes somewhere, and shepard sways his head while staring at the ground. if i dont want to see him do the bobblehead i have to push my joystick forward like 1/4 the way up, so he tip-toes slow as hell:(

he didnt do the bobblehead in mass effect 1, lol i just kind of hope they fix that in the third game. sometimes it ruins my emmersion in the game because he looks goofy as hell.

jules the great
02-10-2012, 05:02 PM
kind of random, does anybody know if shepard will do that annoying ass bobblehead when walking around in mass effect 3? to specify, i mean when you are walking around the normandy or in casual clothes somewhere, and shepard sways his head while staring at the ground. if i dont want to see him do the bobblehead i have to push my joystick forward like 1/4 the way up, so he tip-toes slow as hell:(

he didnt do the bobblehead in mass effect 1, lol i just kind of hope they fix that in the third game. sometimes it ruins my emmersion in the game because he looks goofy as hell.
HAHAHA i DO know what youre talking about! He had a more serious stride in ME1 and then in 2, it was like, damnit, do I HAVE to jog over here?! LOL That was strange.

ShadowSonic85
02-10-2012, 05:25 PM
The Fans have spoken and here it is:

The Femshep version of the Reinstated trailer:
Mass Effect 3: Reinstated (FemShep Trailer) - YouTube


Look carefully because this trailer has some Mass Effect 2 characters in it

xXmyxxmastaXx
02-11-2012, 04:54 PM
n7 ultimate edition for italy onlyhttp://i41.tinypic.com/55qumx.jpg

RDrules
02-11-2012, 05:45 PM
I thought that had been canceled everywhere :/ i wants

Rivercurse
02-13-2012, 12:48 PM
For info of all, the game went gold this morning :-D

jules the great
02-13-2012, 07:37 PM
so if i dont have it in me2? i cant get it in me3? fuck that the ps3 users can get all of the armors and shit for 8 bucks. FU EA
Yes, but youre missing one important detail. WE on xbox get the ENTIRE first game of Mass Effect, whereas they dont. I'd say its an even trade.:woop:

niko da bos
02-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Yes, but youre missing one important detail. WE on xbox get the ENTIRE first game of Mass Effect, whereas they dont. I'd say its an even trade.:woop:

ya i think PS just got that genesis program, so they could decide what choices they would have made in the first game. however we eventually got this on xbox also, never tried it myself. but genesis is really only relevant if you dislike the first game (blasphemy!!).

just watched that customization trailer and i cant wait, that should bring back some of the RPG roots i loved so much from the first game.

Scotty
02-13-2012, 09:22 PM
ya i think PS just got that genesis program, so they could decide what choices they would have made in the first game. however we eventually got this on xbox also, never tried it myself. but genesis is really only relevant if you dislike the first game (blasphemy!!).

just watched that customization trailer and i cant wait, that should bring back some of the RPG roots i loved so much from the first game.

ive used the genesis comic and i felt dirty after it. it just feels like an empty play through really.

OT; cant believe its less than a month away, what with all the info in this thread, it looks like there is a lot to get ya' head around. cant wait to start customizing guns and building my character.

Rivercurse
02-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Great new teaser added to the OP under feb 14th. Full version to follow Sunday.

dark wing
02-14-2012, 10:17 PM
Even though it may take about what ten minutes to edit it. I really don't see why they can't release the trailer right away, instead of making a trailer for a trailer. It's so stupid, it's not even funny anymore.

LFC Alevop
02-14-2012, 10:25 PM
Even though it may take about what ten minutes to edit it. I really don't see why they can't release the trailer right away, instead of making a trailer for a trailer. It's so stupid, it's not even funny anymore.

Its not stupid atall and its called marketing, there doing it to let people know about the full ad during the TV show premier on sunday and to get people excited enough so they will actually want to watch it. Its generating hype

niko da bos
02-14-2012, 10:30 PM
the girl from that teaser reminded me a lot of the one from that "dead island" trailer. that controversal one where it was bassackwords, and showed a lot of gore. it caught me off guard, because the animation of that little girl didnt trigger anything in my mind like - "mass effect."

however that reaper that they show is massive, looks like sovereign on steroids.:eek:

crAsh kun
02-15-2012, 05:15 PM
I don't know if this has any place in here, but on the new Avatar Marketplace update for ME3, we can read on one of the items :

"N7 armor, complementing the Mass Effect 3 N7 Helmet avatar award"

So I guess this somewhat confirms that Mass Effect 3 will have avatar awards ;)

13ip0lar
02-20-2012, 06:39 PM
I don't know if this has any place in here, but on the new Avatar Marketplace update for ME3, we can read on one of the items :

"N7 armor, complementing the Mass Effect 3 N7 Helmet avatar award"

So I guess this somewhat confirms that Mass Effect 3 will have avatar awards ;)

I just noticed they have the omniblade (tool?). I wonder if it differs from the one in game (avatar award), or they are just trying to screw people not in the know out of money early on. I assume it's the latter, but I could be wrong. Anyone know if they are different?

SXRXE
02-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Talking about avatar stuff...
Does anyone else see the strange Quarian Helmet marketplace entry?
It looks like a double entry, but if you select it, it turns into a Cerberus Trooper Helmet but without the shiny effect. The description is the same as the Quarian Helmet, but its file size is the same as the Cerberus Helmet :S
Could it be an unfinished version of Cerberus Helmet?
I'm thinking about buying it just due to its oddness lol
EDIT:
I just looked it up on Xbox.com, have a look:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Quarian-Helmet/00000544-6935-3222-c3e1-51814541095d?cid=SLink
Turns out its only the female avatar version that can see this.

dark wing
02-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Well the release is 6th march in the US so I assume on the 21st if not later this month we'll get our answer. Unless of course they're going to use the ANN to do it instead.

I swear I can tell the future sometimes. (Link.) (http://social.bioware.com/forum/Mass-Effect-3/Mass-Effect-3-News-and-Announcements/Alliance-News-Network-Returns-9381295-1.html)

Shame it's never the Lottery. :(

Grifter Reborn
02-23-2012, 01:42 PM
How about the new "space edition" that is falling from space! :D

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-10918-Mass-Effect-3--Space-Editions-Falling-to-Earth-in-Six-Locations.html

Rivercurse
02-25-2012, 12:09 PM
2 important new videos added to post 1 today.

xXmyxxmastaXx
02-26-2012, 07:25 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6931397883_2385590b4d_o.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6785280228_e46d4ee9ab_o.jpghttp://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7158/masseffect3demohoody2.jpghttp://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7677/masseffect3demobonus.jpghttp://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5526/masseffect3dress.jpghttp://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1702/nohud00009.jpg

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9813/masseffect3demoalliance.jpg

DEG23
02-27-2012, 12:15 AM
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7158/masseffect3demohoody2.jpg



When did Shepard go hipster:p

As much as i love wearing my N7 hoodie when it's nippy outside, i sure as hell wouldn't wear it if i was an intergalactic badass who "created" the N7 look, Shepard seems like a massive douchebag now.

Spardan
02-27-2012, 12:21 AM
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9813/masseffect3demoalliance.jpg

If your gonna fight the reapers might as well look your Best

MASS DOMINATION
02-27-2012, 03:04 AM
{This just in}Mass Effect live action trailer which just aired during the commercial break on the walking dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0DSCFQcR08E

Rivercurse
02-27-2012, 06:19 AM
Thanks, I posted it yesterday, but that was before the youtube version was out.

I'll update post 1.

13ip0lar
02-27-2012, 11:55 PM
-----
New Feb 27th

EAvision PWNED Mass Effect 3 special. Interview with Liara and Femshep VA's, plus some behind the scenes stuff.

PWNED - PWNED #18 | Mass Effect 3 Special - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0YRrWgmgW4&feature=youtube)

The official and HD version of yesterdays trailer.
Mass Effect 3: Fight (Live-Action TV Trailer) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DSCFQcR08E)




I bet she has an amazing fanny. (lol cross-cultural doublespeak)

In a related note, I never knew BioWare was started by doctors. Wtf random. Also very much looking forward to seeing this 2 minute release-date trailer. :3

hydrosugar
02-28-2012, 09:31 AM
ya i think PS just got that genesis program, so they could decide what choices they would have made in the first game. however we eventually got this on xbox also, never tried it myself. but genesis is really only relevant if you dislike the first game (blasphemy!!).

I dislike ME1(compared to ME2 at least), but that is still completely absurd to me.

I Shakira I
02-28-2012, 09:11 PM
I love how you can switch your cover art to a FemShep.

Spardan
02-29-2012, 12:45 AM
Two new videos
Hijacking an altas. Potential spoliers
Mass Effect 3 - Hijacking an Atlas Mech (Hijacker Achievement) - YouTube

And a tour of the normandy
Mass Effect 3 - A Tour of the New Normandy - YouTube

13ip0lar
02-29-2012, 01:11 AM
Two new videos
Hijacking an altas. Potential spoliers
Mass Effect 3 - Hijacking an Atlas Mech (Hijacker Achievement) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIl2J1S255g&feature=g-u-u&context=G2940d04FUAAAAAAAAAA)

And a tour of the normandy
Mass Effect 3 - A Tour of the New Normandy - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKK_8mCwglY&feature=g-u-u&context=G2940d04FUAAAAAAAAAA)

Awesome, Thanks!

Edit: I wonder if you will be able to hjack an Atlas in MP and the locked that out. Basically they gave us an earlier build of the game or MP. Also I'm definitely a fan of being able to access shops you have visited via the Normandy. One more week! I can't fucking wait. Imma beat this game in record time and not rush it.

DEG23
02-29-2012, 01:44 AM
Ha, i wonder if the designers of the new CIC have been watching Battlestar, that is almost an exact replica of the Galactica's CIC:p

13ip0lar
02-29-2012, 01:55 AM
Ha, i wonder if the designers of the new CIC have been watching Battlestar, that is almost an exact replica of the Galactica's CIC:p

You mean the War Assests room? I was about to say the same thing, but figured people would just think I was reaching. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought so. :P

DEG23
02-29-2012, 02:12 AM
You mean the War Assests room? I was about to say the same thing, but figured people would just think I was reaching. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought so. :P

Yeah sorry, i meant the war assets room of the Normandy, as soon as i saw it, it shouted Battlestar Galactica, nice to know there are fellow fans on here:)

Rivercurse
02-29-2012, 05:34 AM
Sweet new vids, thanks. I'll update the OP later, gotta go work right now.

13ip0lar
02-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Read the partrial IGN review: The game does indeed take place under the direst of circumstances. The Reapers aren't so mythical after all; they're preparing to do away with organic life in the Milky Way, as they purportedly do every 50,000 years.

One of the more unfortunate aspects of Mass Effect 3, therefore, is that a lot of the game's side quest have very little to do with that larger Reaper threat, and have more to do with ancillary tasks. Some of these tasks -- such as N7 missions -- do connect to the game's main narrative, but there's enough disconnected from the main story that many things admittedly seem out of place.


Things were bad in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, but not this bad. Why is Shepard therefore being asked to do fetch quests? If the Reapers win, everything is for naught, and the game would have felt a little more realistic and true to itself with more of a pinpoint focus on the Reapers only.

There are other concerns I have with side quests. One concern centers on the sheer amount of random side quests earned when running through places like the Citadel. Overhearing random characters speaking triggered side quests in past Mass Effect games, but in Mass Effect 3, this is brought to an almost absurd level. You can earn multiple side quests within a minute of each other by running through a new area of the Citadel, for instance, without having known to listen to the actual conversations for context. And the codex does a poor job of explaining your actual task. All of this comes off as a bit sloppy and unnecessary.

The other complaint pertains to side quest timing. I've failed several side quests because I didn't do them soon enough, but you're never given much of an explanation of timeliness, or given fair warning that time is even a threat. So take heed from my experience, and knock out side quests as soon as you earn them. Otherwise, you may eventually get cut off from them forever.

Not happy about this bit. -_-

mikeymud
02-29-2012, 08:54 PM
Read the partrial IGN review:

Not happy about this bit. -_-

Yeah, seems like the difficulties inherent in the narrative here which we saw in ME2 are still present in ME3. I still maintain that the original Mass Effect had the best story, and your main role was uncovering the mystery. I felt that the story was still epic in ME2, however the plot was mostly recruiting team members, which to me, in the epic Reaper storyline, was just glorified side-questing until the game forced you to advance the plot.

It appears from the bit you quoted that the same story mechanism is present. Shephard is obviously important, but only because he's one of the few that has seen the Reaper threat up close. It makes more sense that a unified group of nations/races come together to find a solution to the Reaper threat, and isolating one individual's storyline gives short shrift to that perspective. One individual can't possibly have that huge a role in defeating the greatest threat ever to all life in the galaxy, right? Or can he?

PhoenixWolfCub
03-01-2012, 04:43 AM
The other complaint pertains to side quest timing. I've failed several side quests because I didn't do them soon enough, but you're never given much of an explanation of timeliness, or given fair warning that time is even a threat. So take heed from my experience, and knock out side quests as soon as you earn them. Otherwise, you may eventually get cut off from them forever.


That... would suck actually. I'm usually good about doing the quests right away but there are times when I want to go for that other team mate, or do someone's loyalty... and put the side stuff on hold. Not a good thing that they are timed now... and don't seem to give a good indication of how long you have before you loose them.

niko da bos
03-01-2012, 04:19 PM
That... would suck actually. I'm usually good about doing the quests right away but there are times when I want to go for that other team mate, or do someone's loyalty... and put the side stuff on hold. Not a good thing that they are timed now... and don't seem to give a good indication of how long you have before you loose them.

it kind of makes sense though when i think about it.

for example like that quarian on the citadel, who is being wrongfully accused by the volus of stealing his credit chip. maybe you initiated conversation but never solved the crime, that quarian should (by ME3 standards?) get arrested and the quest become un-available. but instead, on ME2 you could revisit the citadel and each time she would be arguing with c-sec and the volus.

i mean with some side-quests i can almost picture how they would play it out. it makes sense to me they would do it like that. another example would be if that krogan on the citadel didnt wait the entire playthru for you to ask if there were fish on the presidium. by ME3 standards, he would eventually get pissed and go headbutting the presidium glass or something. ahaha

13ip0lar
03-02-2012, 12:11 AM
^Still it's kinda shitty, but whatevers. I've always done all the sidequests first then progressed the main storyline. I'm very anal about doing every little thing first so I never have to do it again. lol

Moving on. I watched the new extended tour of the Normandy; very cool. I just wanna say that I hope that poker table becomes usable in future DLC and you can have Mass Effect MP poker with friends. That would be all the lolz, that or just a fun way to make extra credits, which apparently isn't needed according to the video. In any event, that video made me realize that I would bitch-slap my mom for my CE now. :X

hydrosugar
03-02-2012, 12:41 AM
I love how you can switch your cover art to a FemShep.

Same, I think this is a really good idea. Tekken 6 did it to a lesser extent, and it looks great when you open it. My favorite cover I have because of it. ME3 is going to be even better in this regard, with a practical double sided cover. I still maintain all games should do this.

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-02-2012, 01:07 AM
http://social.bioware.com/uploads_group/6000/5245/33907.jpg

NEW CITADEL VID:
Exclusive Tour of the New Citadel - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube

Rivercurse
03-02-2012, 05:15 AM
Nice vid! Addded to the OP.

PhoenixWolfCub
03-02-2012, 01:22 PM
http://social.bioware.com/uploads_group/6000/5245/33907.jpg

NEW CITADEL VID:
Exclusive Tour of the New Citadel - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzFsLIWM8c8&feature=g-all&context=G2035d31FAAAAAAAACAA)


I have to admit, my heart sank a little bit hearing that there were 6 areas in the Citadel and that you could run into a bunch more people/get quests from a lot of them... I had a "Oh god no... not another ME1 beginning! >< I'll never get off the Citadel at this rate, my galaxy is going to hell" moment. :P

But then I thought about it... and it's not SO bad... will be nice to explore it more thoroughly and see what's going on now that the damn council BELIEVES me that the reapers ARE a substantial threat and not a myth. Why'd I save those nuggers again? At least humanity would have appreciated my warnings. *grumbles* ....Yes I have some pent up aggression of that still.

I also have to ask... wth was that pic in the spoiler tags? o.O

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-02-2012, 02:50 PM
I have to admit, my heart sank a little bit hearing that there were 6 areas in the Citadel and that you could run into a bunch more people/get quests from a lot of them... I had a "Oh god no... not another ME1 beginning! >< I'll never get off the Citadel at this rate, my galaxy is going to hell" moment. :P

But then I thought about it... and it's not SO bad... will be nice to explore it more thoroughly and see what's going on now that the damn council BELIEVES me that the reapers ARE a substantial threat and not a myth. Why'd I save those nuggers again? At least humanity would have appreciated my warnings. *grumbles* ....Yes I have some pent up aggression of that still.

I also have to ask... wth was that pic in the spoiler tags? o.O

the prothean

Quickdraw
03-02-2012, 05:09 PM
this came out 9hours ago think its new.

Mass Effect 3: Official Launch Trailer - YouTube

Rivercurse
03-02-2012, 05:10 PM
this came out 9hours ago think its new.

Mass Effect 3: Official Launch Trailer - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG2mdZ23eP8)

It was posted on the BSN 9 minutes ago lol. Dunno how you found it so quick!

Anyway, I'll add it. This will probably get posted in the main forum too id imagine.

dark wing
03-02-2012, 05:18 PM
This will probably get posted in the main forum too id imagine.

I probably should have checked this thread first then. Oh well at least more people will see it.

Quickdraw
03-02-2012, 05:25 PM
It was posted on the BSN 9 minutes ago lol. Dunno how you found it so quick!

Anyway, I'll add it. This will probably get posted in the main forum too id imagine.

currently stalking bsn from the shadows of the interwebs its qq feeds me.

Rivercurse
03-02-2012, 05:25 PM
I probably should have checked this thread first then. Oh well at least more people will see it.

Its cool it deserves its own thread. I just wanna know how the hell this chap says he found it 9 hours ago when Bioware only released it 15 minutes ago on their own forums and twitter?!

dark wing
03-02-2012, 05:27 PM
I just wanna know how the hell this chap says he found it 9 hours ago when Bioware only released it 15 minutes ago on their own forums and twitter?!

Must be a typo. I know i've got my minutes and hours mixed up before, especially after last year went by so fast.

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-02-2012, 09:27 PM
MAJOR SPOILERS DONT CLICK IF YOU DONT WANT TO SEE http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1432/indoctrantedtim.jpg

its like how it was in the art book

13ip0lar
03-03-2012, 07:46 PM
I stole this from The Stig:Mass Effect 3: Hidden Trailer - YouTube

Rivercurse
03-03-2012, 10:02 PM
^ I'll add it to the list for you, but Im not watching it due to spoiler warnings.

13ip0lar
03-03-2012, 10:06 PM
^ I'll add it to the list for you, but Im not watching it due to spoiler warnings.

K. I wouldn't say there is any real spoilers except for what you can infer from watching it, but I respect your not wanting to watch it. :3

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-03-2012, 10:58 PM
just noticed james is wearing the n7 defender armor,

dark wing
03-05-2012, 04:15 PM
I don't know if this is fake or not but it's worth a look.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/Mass-Effect-3/Mass-Effect-3-General-Discussion-No-ME3-Spoilers-allowed/FemShep-Cinematic-Trailer-Link-To-Watch-9637959-1.html

PhoenixWolfCub
03-05-2012, 05:35 PM
I don't know if this is fake or not but it's worth a look.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/Mass-Effect-3/Mass-Effect-3-General-Discussion-No-ME3-Spoilers-allowed/FemShep-Cinematic-Trailer-Link-To-Watch-9637959-1.html


It's defintiely real. They posted the link to it from EW.com to the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page. The video is at the bottom of the link. :) Awesome they redid it for Femshep <3

The Link: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/03/05/mass-effect-3-femshep-trailer/

Quickdraw
03-05-2012, 05:53 PM
It's defintiely real. They posted the link to it from EW.com to the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page. The video is at the bottom of the link. :) Awesome they redid it for Femshep <3

The Link: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/03/05/mass-effect-3-femshep-trailer/

tbh i found that more badass than the first one, i really didn't expect them to rehash it with the female shepard, then again this time around they are trying to keep both male and female shepard on par with each other.

i know people say bioware don't care sometimes but the whole femshep thing has been something solely for fans this entire me3 cycle, they could have just kept it male shepard. also i would have expected kaiden to be there instead of ashley just to show the flip side.

13ip0lar
03-06-2012, 12:51 AM
It's defintiely real. They posted the link to it from EW.com to the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page. The video is at the bottom of the link. :) Awesome they redid it for Femshep <3

The Link: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/03/05/mass-effect-3-femshep-trailer/

I seen it there too. Girl power! /cue Spice Girls music