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PE Reviews Discussion – The Mass Effect Franchise

Mass Effect

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Is Online Multiplayer Ruining the Single-Player Portion of Games?

By Furious Francis

Action-adventure games have always had a special place in my heart. Before I knew Super Mario Bros 3 was a platformer, I considered it an action-adventure game. You were jumping on enemies heads, traveling to distant lands, and wearing different suits to unleash new powers. It had all the make up of a current action game. My brother and I would take turns playing as Mario and Luigi in the game’s “sudo” co-op mode. Playing Mario Bros 3 on my NES, was a fun event in our household. The interactions between my  brother and I, in person,  were enough for us back then. So what has changed so much from early 90′s? Why are classic single-player franchise’s getting force-fed online multiplayer?

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Receiving Bounty Weekend – Operation Lodestar

Bioware is sending the epic game off in style as Mass Effect 3 will be getting one last huge bounty weekend. Check out all the multi-tiered rewards below. 

Bioware has no Plans to Bring new Mass Effect 3 DLC to Wii U

EA and Bioware are giving the Wii U the shaft again with Mass Effect 3. A Bioware rep has told IGN they have no plans to bring the Citadel or Reckoning DLC to Wii U owners. 

Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC Announced, Releasing in March

Mass Effect 3 will get its final installment of single-player DLC called Citadel in March. The Reckoning multi-player expansion will also come with it free of charge. 

Mass Effect 3: Reckoning DLC Announcement Might come next week says BioWare

Mass Effect 3′s rumored Reckoning DLC might get an official announcement next week. This DLC is special because it could factor your single player choices into the multiplayer somehow. Check out what Bioware had to say on the matter below. 

Mass Effect 2 Voice Actor Robin Sachs dead at 61

Actor Robin Sachs, the voice actor of Zaeed in Mass Effect 2 & 3 has died at the age of 61. 

Mass Effect 3 Reckoning DLC Data-Mined from Bioware’s Website

Mass Effect 3 will be getting a new DLC called the ‘Reckoning’, new information has data-mined from Bioware’s update that came to all formats recently. 

Mass Effect 3 Patch Coming to all Platforms Soon

Mass Effect 3 is getting a patch today, the Bioware Social Network has announced it. Players can expect the PS3 to be updated around midnight PST. The Xbox 360 version should hit about 1:00 AM PS, and the PC version around 10:00AM PST. The Patch fixes some multiplayer missile ammunition problems and memory issues when loading the DLC. 

Game Informer – Why Mass Effect 3 is Our Game Of The Year

Mass Effect 3 caused a lot of controversy with its endings but Game Informer still thinks Mass Effect 3 is Game of the Year. Check out why, in the video below.

Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend – Operation Onslaught is live

Mass Effect 3′s N7 Bounty Weekend continues with Operation Onslaught. Hit the link for details of operation and mission objectives. 

Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend: Operation Detonator this weekend

Bioware is hosting another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend and this week its called Operation Detonator. Hit the link for the details. 

Mass Effect 3 Special Edition Wii U Vs. Mass Effect 3 PS3/360 – Digital Foundry


The guys over at Digital Foundry have done comparisons on Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and Mass Effect 3 Special Edition, versus their Xbox 360 and PS3 counter parts. This time, we take a look at Mass Effect 3 Special Edition and how it stacks up against the other versions of the game. 

Your Daily Essence – Monday November 26th, 2012 –

Furious Francis breaks down all the days hottest news in 3 minutes or less. This is, ‘Your Daily Essence’

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Mass Effect 3: Omega Launch Trailer Shows the First Female Turian in Action

Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC is hitting the Xbox 360 tomorrow and IGN has a launch trailer that shows off the game along with the first female Turian NPC.

Epic Fail: Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC “will not be available for Wii U,” says Bioware

Bioware and EA have completely mishandled the Wii U with Mass Effect 3. Instead of  Mass Effect Trilogy, we get Mass Effect 3 full priced. Ok fine, does it come will all the DLC? NO, Bioware has announced that the Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC will not be available on Nintendo’s new system. 

Mass Effect 4 Needs To Innovate ‘Start by ditching Hoard Mode’

By Furious Francis Owner and editor-in-chief

I’m a huge Mass Effect fan. I have all the games across the Xbox 360 and PS3, and I intend on buying Mass Effect 3 Special Edition on the Wii U. However, Mass Effect 3 misfired on a few key points, but what really leaves a sour taste in my mouth with Mass Effect 3. Is the blatant laziness of copying Gears of War’s hoard mode, the annoying fetch quests that were useless, and the utter laziness of making all the original endings the same. Now that we know Mass Effect 4 is in development, here are some major features the game needs to have in order to return to its former ‘Mass Effect 2′ glory and innovate all together.

Mass Effect 3 N7 day event details

Mass Effect Trilogy hit stores yesterday for the 360 and PC, now Bioware is hosting the First Annual N7 day like we reported yesterday.

Mass Effect Trilogy in stores now, Bioware is hosting First Annual N7 Day

The awesome Mass Effect Trilogy now available in stores. Bioware is hosting the First Annual N7 Day. Hit the link for details.

Mass Effect 3: Omega – We finally see what a Turian Female looks like

Mass Effect 3: Omega is the biggest expansion to the Mass Effect franchise in series history. Aria teams up with Shepard and a mysterious/series first, Turian female. See the first pics below.

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event rewards Vanguards

Mass Effect 3 has a new multiplayer event to highlight the class everybody hates to play with on the account you’ll be reviving their life more than shooting enemies.

Mass Effect Trilogy out December 4th on PlayStation 3

We finally have a release date for the Mass Effect Trilogy on PlayStation 3.

Mass Effect 3 – Groundside Resistance weapon pack out now to download

Mass Effect 3 has some new DLC for the singleplayer. The Groundsie Resistance weapon pack is a single player only pack that adds seven additional weapons to commander Shepards arsenal.

Wii U: Mass Effect 3 Studio- 2 New Games in Progress

Mass Effect Trilogy: PS3 Edition Dated

The Xbox 360 and PC version of the Mass Effect Trilogy have already been dated and now we have a leaked date for the PS3 version based on a few retailers.

Mass Effect 3 Wii U Dev porting AAA Square Enix title to Wii U

Straight Right, the developer working on the Mass Effect 3 port on Wii U will be working on another Wii U port from a Square Enix branded game.

Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC dated, detailed, & priced

Mass Effect 3 Omega is one of the biggest expansions in Mass Effect history. Mass Effect 3 Omega, a Xbox 360 timed exclusive, has been priced and dated.

BioWare: The Doctors’ Impact

We have recently discovered that the BioWare cofounders, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk have retired and we now have BioWare’s reaction to their leave.

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation DLC leak

Mass Effect Trilogy: PS3 Details

There are new details for those PS3 gamers who have not played Mass Effect 1 and are looking forward to the release of Mass Effect Trilogy on the PS3.

GameStop Deals: 2 for $30 and Mass Effect 3 for $20 9/26-10/2

Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC

Wii U- Mass Effect 3 Special Edition

Since E3, we knew that Mass Effect 3 would be released for the Wii U but we didn’t know what to expect from it.