If you missed BioWare's Twitch.tv stream featuring Q&A about and gameplay from the Mass Effect 3: Reckoning Multiplayer DLC to be released tomorrow, it clocks in at a little over an hour in duration is now available for playback at your leisure. Maybe during Mass Effect Multiplayer server downtime/maintenance tomorrow morning (probably to deploy Reckoning) at 7am ET (4am PT)? Read More
Amazon's PC digital downloads "Farewell to February" sale features the Mass Effect Trilogy with its lowest pricepoint thus far: $23.99 - 25% discount = $17.99. Use promo code CAGROCKS at checkout to apply the 25% discount, which will work on one qualifying game per customer, so make your purchase wisely.
Cameron Tofer of Beamdog and Overhaul Games is offering up one copy of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (Mac OS X) on Beamdog to a random lucky winner who follows him on Twitter and retweets his giveaway message. See his Tweets Win giveaway page for more information. You have a little less than 3 more days to enter.
In conjunction with BioWare, the fine folks at Cook & Becker are giving away a limited edition Tali print (#41 out of 50) that recently sold out. All you need to do to enter is to tweet about their BioWare art collection with a specific link in the content of the message. C&B mentioned that they ship worldwide, so they're not limiting giveaway entries by location. Although no deadline to enter was mentioned, recent C&B tweets suggest that the giveaway winner will be selected "soon" and announced both on their Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Check their Facebook page post for the giveaway details.
There's a new patch for the Windows version of the game to coincide with today's release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac OS X. No transmogrification of your PC into OS X is involved, but it does fix a lot of bugs and add some nice features to the game, in particular, five new class kits: Dwarven Defender, Shadowdancer, Dragon Disciple, Dark Moon Monk and Sun Soul Monk. The patch is available for the Beamdog version of the game (Mac OS X version already includes it), and presumably the corresponding updates for iPad (App Store) and Steam (Atari->Steam) versions are being filtered through their more lengthy approval processes. Read More
Imagine my excitement when I saw the announcement for the SWTOR Public Test Server Patch 2.0 release (Rise of the Hutt Cartel preview). Imagine my disappointment when I found out - after dealing with the usual launcher issues, downloading 20GB of PTS client data, and having one of my characters copied over to the PTS - that F2P players are ineligible to log into the "open" PTS server. I guess F2P players not being allowed to post in any of the official forums, including the PTS forum, should've been my first clue. Current guestimates peg the expansion/2.0 launch window anywhere between 5-8 weeks from now.
Although not specifically Mass Effect themed, this free two-minute track that composer Sam Hulick (Mass Effect soundtracks) uploaded as a holiday gift to his fans has just been reposted to Mediafire. Help him test out his new file sharing account by downloading "The Dark Corners of Space." Read More
The end of the Mass Effect 3 cycle is drawing nigh. Nearly a full year since the release of Shepard's final story, Bioware has announced two upcoming pieces of DLC that will draw a close to this Mass Effect arc. Due out Tuesday, February 26 is the new multiplayer pack Reckoning, and the week after brings the final single-player mission - Citadel. Read More
In a timely fashion, SWTOR Spy has come through for us all and churned out a talent calculator that reflects the PTS patch 2.0 changes. F2P players and subscribers alike can now start sharing Rise of the Hutt Cartel build speculations.
FUNimation has the Blu-Ray/DVD combo bundle for the anime movie Mass Effect: Paragon Lost in its February Sale at Amazon listings for $18, which is an all time low price for the title. However, according to CamelCamelCamel, the stable price has been about $20 since September 2012, so you can probably imagine my confusion about whether or not this implies that the price will jump back up to list value (unlikely), or jump up at all (a possibility), at the end of the month.
Through the end of February, Walls360 is offering Mass Effect themed wall decals for 20% off with checkout code SHEPARD. They carry an assortment of decals featuring the iconic Shepards, Mass Effect logos, art prints, and comic book covers.
Here's another update to my Star Wars: The Old Republic Mirror Skills Translator. The biggest addition is an auto-suggest lookup box, which allows you type in a partial skill name or acronym and have it suggest abilities that match that phrase. Read More