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Dragon Age 3 Incoming Late 2k13

It’s official – the sequel has been announced by BioWare today. With the canceled DLC’s for DA2, BioWare has been hard at work responding to angry Dragon Age fans that were more than disappointed with the outcome of DA2’s storyline. BioWare promises that player feedback have been heavily considered with the upcoming sequel. Will the team correct the lackluster of Dragon Age 2’s choices and storyline? If they succeed in recapturing the essence of Origin, then we’ll know they have done a tremendous job over the past 2 years taking all die hard fan’s feedback and criticisms to produce a sequel that does the franchise justice. I guess we will never know until the day the game releases.

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Darkness Prevails on PC

Death is all around us. First it began on the PS3, who lucked out and received exclusivity over Demon Souls. Next was the Xbox 360 successfully getting Dark Souls on their platform (F*K yeah!). Now, PC Gamers may experience the same luck with this awesome series. Rumor has it that Dark Souls will be receiving a port onto the PC. But that has yet to become official. Once Namco makes this game possible on PC, nobody would be left in the dark with bitterness. It’s a win win situation for anyone who’s been wanting to play Dark Souls on multiple platforms. This PC port may be released sometime this year.

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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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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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Mass Effect 3 Demo Incoming February 14

If you guys haven’t heard the great news yet, then now is the time to read about the latest updates regarding Mass Effect 3. Ever wanted voice commands for your squad? Consider your wish granted as this Kinect demo will go live soon. This Kinect demo was tested during CES 2012. The verdict – so far so good. The voice commands aren’t as horrifying as it may appear. In fact, it works quite well in your favor when you utilize your joystick and buttons along with specific abilities from the command list. It all equates to a fluid experience. Kinect will understand your commands after it recognizes your voice. That said, Kinect will also accommodate various accents including French, British, Australian, Italian and so forth.

AND the best part is this demo will be live for us to test on February 14. Who’s excited? I know I am 🙂

By the way, Mass Effect 3 will require origin as it bypasses Steam once again. This isn’t a surprise based upon the trend of Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex, and Battlefiled 3.

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Who’s Ready for Black Friday 2011?

 

We’re nearing close to Black Friday, have you guys been keeping your eyes peeled for some amazing deals? Have no fear, I got you guys covered with video game deals that will be occurring next week. Thanks to joystiq, they compiled an entire listing for BF deals this year on video games. You can thank me later after you get all your games for a cheap price 🙂

Here are some highlights:

  • Best Buy: consoles slashed in price and the special edition Zelda 3DS gets discounted
  • Target: Mario 3DS bundle becomes affordable as well as the Kinect
  • Meija: Forza 4, Resistance 3, Battlefield 3, Rage, and more at 50% off

Check out their findings here.