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Bwahahah, I’m Back

Posted by deckard47 on March 12, 2008

Instead of working, I found two very exciting bits of information for you. First of all, Mass Effect 2’s side-quests won’t make you throw up in boredom. Yes! Apparently now that the game has been defined and established, number 2 can have minor quests that are actually fun. Maybe.

Second, Dawn of War (that’s Relic’s Warhammer 40K strategy game), which I enjoyed quite a lot, is getting a sequel. Yay for everybody who liked it.

Finally, and this is a bit late, the new Mass Effect DLC expansion mission, “Bringing Down the Sky,” is out and about, waiting to be downloaded. I already have it, but I have yet to muster up the will to make a new character. Will it be the honorable version of my dastardly Alana Shepard (cruel, badass, savior of the galaxy) or a male character? It’s hard to make men, because besides their grizzled hairless goon, the noses, hair, eyes and other facial features for men are bizarre. I feel like Viktor Frankenstein, mixing and matching hideous and disparate body parts. Speaking of Victor and his own creator… back to the salt mines.

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Noooooooo

Posted by deckard47 on February 18, 2008

So Bioware just said that they are not necessarily working on more KOTOR games. Why Bioware, why? You hurt me so much. Also, EA just told us that Mass Effect is going to be a franchise for “a very long time.” Oh no, please no. Three games, that was the plan. Haven’t you learned anything from Die Hard 4? Don’t do it? The second game might not even be good. Allow the Bioware people out from under your demonic heel and allow them to make lots of fun, original games. Oh wait, I really want Mass Effect: Skate All Over Your Face

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YES!

Posted by deckard47 on February 7, 2008

It looks like that Indian Jones game powered by the grabby-on-to-things A.I. (as shown in Force Unleashed) is still chugging forward, and will make an appearance at GDC. Cool.

Much, much more importantly, there is about to be DLC for Mass Effect. I’m not sure words can explain my joy. Now my alarmingly rugged good-guy hero character can rock a little longer.

Finally, I am about to start building my first NWN module. This might take a couple of years. Wish me luck.

Oh, and why is it that 150 of you hit my site today, and a huge portion of you were looking for pictures of Hugh Laurie as Gordon Freeman? Why the sudden interest? I mean, I understand, it is a picture that rocks more than most, but still…

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COD4 Maps, Voice Actors Rock

Posted by deckard47 on February 5, 2008

So, there are going to be more COD4 maps soon, which I think is absolutely fantastic. Don’t get me wrong, I really love some of those maps (I’d say Downpour, Overgrown and Crash might be my favorites), but after getting snubbed for the Christmas Crash map, I could really use some more fun. Second, I like this article because it lets me point out to you how awesome Keith David is, and why I hope he is a huge part of the next Mass Effect game. Also, go watch The Thing, now. If possible, watch it in the same spirit that Kurt Russel’s character deals with the horror of the thing. JB. It might just make it super-duper awesome, as opposed to super awesome.

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Hells Yeah

Posted by deckard47 on January 24, 2008

Ok, I don’t like linking to Kotaku too much, I’m worried some of the hideous sexist racist crazies that sometimes patrol their boards might somehow slide on over here, but this must be pointed out (plus I can’t find the original document). Apparently EA (who I normally hate, the way bad smelling dudes hate Starbucks) sent out a letter explaining to FOX News exactly how and why they fucked up with that little video I linked to recently. Good job EA, I know you just want Mass Effect sales to rock some more, but good for you for trying to protect Bioware, us consumers, and the brains of gullible parents everywhere.

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More Amusement in the Land of Sexmolutions

Posted by deckard47 on January 23, 2008

I needed something to amuse me today, and here we go. By way of Joystiq, I discovered that Fox News has an exciting, cutting edge report on Mass Effect, and how it desensitizes our young men (and only them, cause they are the only gamerz) to sex and violence. It features two talking heads who have never played the game, and snort scornfully when asked if they have done so (you know, for research or accuracy, or something). Sadly for our valiant reporters, the third person is someone who knows a lot about Mass Effect, Geoff Keighley, and I’d say there is enough of a smack-down delivered here to make me feel slightly less disgusted. Excellent. then again, they go on to say how hard it is to be a parent, to check what your child is doing. Even if we ignore the 360’s content control (which borders on the stunningly controlling, if you ask me), parents could, you know, look at what they buy their hideous spawn. It is a possibility.

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Breaky

Posted by deckard47 on January 20, 2008

So I should be sleeping, it’s 12:30 am, I have to wake up early tomorrow to drive back to school, etc. But, I need to put up my Witcher review (soon!), and talk about the 500 movies I’ve seen in the last week, and get back to regular blogging, since school starting is the perfect event to kick me back into gear. Like I said, sleepy time, but it is important that all of you know that the ending for Mass Effect is fantastic, and makes you fee like you are watching a movie, or some other medium which can convey the sense of a suspended narrative (i.e. the implication that there is more to the story, and we’re only just taking a quick break), but does it in a way that isn’t hideously out of place within the narrative. Basically, I want the sequel now, I’m more excited for it than I have been for the last two Harry Potter books. Sweet.

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Bwahahaha

Posted by deckard47 on January 15, 2008

Remember that Kevin McCullough guy I linked all of you to? Turns out the author of that article wishes to clarify his earlier comments…. Check out his new and improved statements using this link! Here is a link to the Kotaku post that includes the choicest corrections made. Enjoy. Also, shame on all of you “gamer nerds” out there who are after “lesbo-alien sex.” How many gamers is that, actually? I mean, considering that there are absolutely no straight women or gay men who play games, that must be all gamers, I guess. Damn you gaming nerds!

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New And Amazing Virtual Stupidity

Posted by deckard47 on January 15, 2008

Alright, I don’t know how many people have read about this, but there is a site called Townhall.com which recently put an article up warning us all about the dangers of Mass Effect. The guy (a Mr. Kevin McCullough) warns us of many different and dangerous elements of Mass Effect. There is a lot of dumb stuff in there, ignorant, uninformed, crazy, etc. I want to give you a portrait of what he believes is going on, as the game he believes exists probably consists of advanced sexmolutions being beamed directly into your child’s crib, using virtual interwebs and high-definition IPs. Or something. Seriously though, check it out, he warns you that:

“the video game persons hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of.”

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Nice Things Are Nicer Than Nasty Ones

Posted by deckard47 on January 12, 2008

The appearance of an Xbox 360 in my room (and the subsequent awesomeness that is Mass Effect) is a two-part story. First, I called Gamestop to see what their stock is: they have one left. I go in 20 minutes later, and ask again to see it so I can buy it. The guy tells me that they have been sold out for two months. Now, I had called 2 other places before this, so I thought maybe I got the numbers switched in my head. But no, what happened is, they sold it in those 20 minutes, and decided (or were forced to by company policy) to tell me they were like, totally sold out, probably so the 360’s looked like they were super popular. Maybe. I’d like to think that they had to, because of their instructions, and that the guy wasn’t being an asshole. But then he did something unrelated that was an asshole thing to do. When I was greeted with the “sold out” line, I was obviously taken aback. I think I asked “oh, you mean it got sold in the last half hour since I called?” in a completely normal, questioning voice. I was honestly confused. The guy cuts me off and says “no we have been sold out for a month.” Whatever, guy.

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I am So Terribly Excited

Posted by deckard47 on January 10, 2008

As part of the (belated) holiday festivities, I am about to be graced by the present of Mass Effect, by which I mean Mass Effect and the peculiar Xbox 360 necessary to enjoy the sweet nectars hidden within Mass Effect. In preparation for this event, I am attempting to center myself, so as to better prepare my humble mortal frame for the sheer  awesomeness that is going to be hitting me tomorrow at some post-office determined time. Now I am not an Xboc fanboy or whatever, the strength of my language is derived from several things.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mass Effect on the PS3? PLEASE

Posted by deckard47 on December 21, 2007

So apparently some analyst named Michael Pachter is absolutely sure that Mass Effect will be released on the PS3, even though the rights to the first game are owned by Microsoft… I really hope he is right, maybe the Blue-Ray format will make it easier to get rid of the super-long elevators and pop-ins? Wow, I really want this to be true.

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Hype/Videos: Betazoids in Mass Effect

Posted by deckard47 on October 18, 2007

Ok, I know this is the second video link post in a row, but if you wait untill just under 2 minutes into this video, you find out that Marina Sirtis, aka Deanna Troi, will be playing (and I swear this is true) “Matriarch Benezia.” I’m not good enough to make that up.I think that there must have been some planetary alighment for her to play a part in this game. Plus, she is so serious about that “Asari commando unit.” Really though, I love video games and all, and I would be an awful voice actor, but it must take some guts to speak those lines and still be able to look at your face in the mirror.Now we just need Jonathan Frakes as a sexy younger man who rocks an awesome beard and totally doesn’t have a big belly. Seriously, guys, he’s in shape. Also, note the presence of Lance “I am scary” Henrikson.

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