Is Earth worth saving? Or should it fall into oblivion? Be the Judge of this Mass Effect 3 Review!

3.6.12 couldn’t be any sweeter. I picked up  my Collector’s Edition of Mass Effect 3 at Gamestop. Unfortunately, I also pre-ordered another game on the spot. I’ll be picking up a copy of Resident Evil Raccoon City as well later this month. Hopefully I will not be disappointed like Resident Evil 5! I couldn’t bear to play past the first boss fight. There was nothing exciting to look forward to.

But let’s move on with the good. Mass Effect 3’s marketing is quite effective. First came along the multiple trailers, pre-order bonuses with almost any type of purchases that was from Bioware, and then they sponsored commercial debuts during my FAVORITE TV show – The Walking Dead. EA and Bioware has done a remarkable job. Their marketing efforts have not gone to waste. Especially with their Space Edition copies if you know what I mean. After playing the demo 2 weeks before release, I was convinced that ME3 would not be a let down. If you don’t believe me, you can also check out the video review published by GameTrailers. There’s so much to look forward to if you’re a returning ME fan: meeting new characters, reuniting with familiar faces, rekindling romance, and best of all seeing all your choices/decision-making carry over since the first Mass Effect. What more could a fan want? Why of course – an epic final last stand for humanity and the galaxy. Need I say more? Just purchase the game if you played the first and second. If you haven’t indulged in the Mass Effect universe, I strongly suggest trying out the series. You will not be disappointed (unless you have no soul) 😉

By the way, if I haven’t been active on my blog it’s because I’m busy saving the galaxy from the Reapers.

Click here to watch Mass Effect 3’s video review in hi-def.

Take Place in a Historical Era in the Upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3

The cat’s out of the bag guys. Assassin’s Creed 3 in the works and there’s a debut trailer to prove so. This time, the setting is vastly different. Sort of like how Mass Effect 3 is set at plain old planet Earth instead of some exotic planet somewhere in the distant galaxy. Some people may feel it’s a lack of creativity. Others may disagree and feel excited to relive some American history. AC3’s timeline is set right in the heated American Revolutionary war. Best of all, GameTrailers has done it again with their awesome pop-block trailer that gives you details you may have missed while enjoying the trailer. Feel free to let me know if you’re swayed by this debut trailer of AC3.

Click here to watch GameTrailer’s Pop-Block AC3 Debut Trailer in hi-def.

NZXT Epic Humpday Giveaway

In celebration of Leap Year, NZXT is anteing up their Humpday Giveaway by putting their epic high-end Hybrid Full Tower chassis away. That’s right everyone, if you’re looking for a major chassis update you can consider this week your lucky day! You guys will all equally have a chance to win a Switch 810 case from NZXT. Remember guys, this is the FIRST time NZXT has decided to give the Switch 810 away to their fans. This ALSO was released January 17th. What a sweet treat for everyone to get the latest technology for free! The rules are simple: share the Humpday post, like NZXT‘s Facebook page, and *hope* to win on Friday (March 2nd)  when they announce one fortunate winner. Who will be crowned the new Switch 810 owner? Will it be you or a foe?

Click here to play NZXT’s Humpday Giveaway (every Wednesday).

Mass Effect 3 is Better With Kinect

Anyone out there picking up a copy of Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360? If you also own a Kinect, you should really read this article then. This is your guide to all the voice commands you can utilize ingame while you’re stuck in a heated battle between the Reapers and Cerberus in a life or death situation. It’s so intense that you just don’t want to pause for a few seconds to order your squad mates to use their special abilities. Instead, you can easily command your squad using this list Microsoft created that will be your cheat sheet for giving out orders to your team via Kinect. View it, save it, print it out – hey it’s yours to keep. Let me know if you guys actually dig the Kinect! I’m not big on the whole voice system like Siri and all that BS. But for ME3, it makes a lot of sense and sometimes you just can’t afford to put a heated battle on pause.

Kinect Voice Command Cheat Sheet:

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Prepare For the Return of Claptrap!

VAULT HUNTERS WANTED. It’s about time we received news around Borderlands 2. It seems like it’s been too long since we last heard any updates about this kick ass game. I’m dating as far back since PAX Prime 2011. But, I’m glad this time around we get an official date of when we can expect this awesome sequel to arrive. If you don’t really hear from me this fall, you’ll know that I’m out hunting for the vault in the world of Pandora 😉

Don’t forget to check out this awesome Doomsday trailer of Borderlands 2. What class are you going to play? I have my heart set on the new siren!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 trailer in high definition.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Take Back Earth Trailer

Bioware’s marketing efforts aren’t going to waste with this latest cinematic release. The world premiere of the Take Back Earth trailer made its debut during a new episode of The Walking Dead (my one and only FAVORITE TV show). What’s better than The Walking Dead and Mass Effect 3? Probably being able to play the final production instead of the demo. This cinematic trailer is definitely worth watching. I watched it 5 times already and I still get goosebumps. I can’t help but also feel regretful about what happened back at Virmire after seeing Ashley return in this trailer. She looks TOTALLY different than she did in the first Mass Effect. It’s almost like Bioware decided to give her a makeover entirely – which is for the better since she looks absolutely gorgeous in the CGI trailer. Honestly, even with her beauty she was certainly lacking charm. She was rather racist (no different than Ceberus IMO) and annoying overall. I HAD to let her go. Oh well, but at least I have Kaidan 🙂

If you guys haven’t downloaded the demo yet, what exactly are you waiting for?! I played the demo last week and it was awesome. Especially the single player mode as it brought back a combined gameplay feel from part 1 and 2 along with something new. The combat system is extremely responsive and versatile. The melee enhancement really goes along way to improve up close encounters. Those who enjoy going Rambo status will certainly appreciate the Omniblade 😉 Just be sure to not run wild and take cover often if you are playing a higher difficulty – like insane mode.

Click here to watch Take Back Earth Extended Trailer in hi-def.

Forces of Nature DLC Due March 27th

WOO!!! Finally another DLC releases for my #1 favorite game of all time – Gears of War 3. Forces of Nature will include new content in terms of multiplayer maps, including the return of the best map in Gears of War 2. That’s right baby, Jacinto map will be back and better than ever in this next DLC installment. Other maps include Aftermath, Artillery, Cove, and Raven Down.  More pre-order skins will be part of the package deal as well. Anyone with the Season Pass or chooses to pay 800 Microsoft Points ($10) will gain 5 new weapon skins with 2 that are only available through this DLC. There’s going to be a few brand new achievements to unlock along with new Easter Eggs to discover. The Easter Eggs will be Elemental Cleavers hidden away in 4 of the maps. You will need to find all 4 if you hope to unlock one of the achievements. The Gears just keep turning! What are you guys waiting for? March 27th is go time baby!

Character Skins

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