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The games industry is huge, releasing hundreds of larger and smaller titles and generating billions of dollars of revenue every year. Many are sequels in popular franchises, some simply one-offs, others break-out Indie games. There are many games currently available. Too many, in fact. You would not have enough time in one human life to play all existing games to completion. As depressing as that thought may be, fear not! A great deal of those games are crap anyway. Or, put another (polite) way, some games are more exceptional than others. In order to save you from dreary, bleak, and More >
WARNING: Plot spoilers inside. This article most definitely discusses the ending of Mass Effect 3.
For a few weeks now, Mass Effect 3 has whipped up a firestorm in gaming communities online. It all started with disaffection over the ending of Mass Effect 3, one loudly declared nonsensical and unsatisfactory by many angry gamers. A great many gamers accuse the ending of not giving closure to what has been an epic, unbroken story across three full games of character development, relationship-building, and galaxy saving, all let down by shoddy writing in it’s final moment of glory. Do not believe them. The ending is More >
Star Wars: The Old Republic has another large patch coming it’s way, this time called the 1.2 Legacy patch, due to it’s emphasis on expanding the game’s Legacy system. The patch also contains many of the regular features to be expected of any major patch: bug-fixes, social additions (guild banks), expanded crafting, UI customization and class re-balancing. However, the 1.2 Legacy patch does not largely address an oft-cited problem with the game: lack of end-game multiplayer content.
Many players frequently complain on the player forums about the lack of content for their max-level characters. The PvP is often called ‘light-weight’ and More >
The good folks over at EA/Bioware are offering a free weekend of play for their latest MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. While not exactly mold-breaking, SW:TOR has solid game mechanics and good polish, and can easily be compared to World of Warcraft, though obviously set in the Star Wars universe. The game’s main distinction is it’s focus on story, including unique class-specific story lines, and full voice acting. If you didn’t try out the game when it launched in December of last year, here’s your chance. For all you evil sith warriors, spare the Ewoks!
Posted by Mathias Lewis
A crowd of about 300 enthusiastic gamers braved the chilly Los Angeles weather outside of West Hollywood’s Gamestop awaiting the midnight release of BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. For a “fan event” there was quite a bit of excitement and activity inside the store. Director, Casey Hudson, and lead writer, Mac Walters, were both on hand to give interviews to the press right up until the 12am release. Once gamers got their hands on the game, the pair, along with several of the game’s voice actors autographed 8×10 game promos and pre-ordered copies More >