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Bisnic
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(02-21-2012, 04:40 PM)
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The more i read impressions, the more i think Bioware should have not released any demo, especially if its an old one from a beta build. What were they thinking if that's the case?
ultron87
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(02-21-2012, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

The more i read impressions, the more i think Bioware should have not released any demo, especially if its an old one from a beta build. What were they thinking if that's the case?

It actually sold me (and a lot of other people judging from the other thread) on the multiplayer so that was at least a success.
Sephiroth503
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(02-21-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Reading this thread has been very difficult. Only got broadband installed in new house yesterday evening and have been dying to play. ARGGHHHHH
Tess3ract
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(02-21-2012, 04:44 PM)

Originally Posted by thetrin

Or don't get the meaningless useless items you won't care about after an hour of playing the game!

Either that, or hope MS fucks up like they did on ME2, and just download all the preorder items from the marketplace for free.

I like buying one thing, and getting all the content. Not buying one thing, and getting 80% of the content.

Originally Posted by ultron87

It actually sold me (and a lot of other people judging from the other thread) on the multiplayer so that was at least a success.

Didn't sell me. ME1 fan and not a fan of multiplayer games.
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(02-21-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by dark10x

Wait, so they really DID remove holstering? OK, that is pretty disappointing as I really don't like the way the game looks while running around with your gun drawn. I would always holster following a battle.

I did the same. I found it very annoying in the demo that I had to run around with my gun drawn the whole time. BioWares's legacy of jank continues. The lack of film grain was another annoying change.
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Moaradin
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(02-21-2012, 04:47 PM)
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The MP is fantastic and makes me think it's a newer build than the SP portion. I don't think you can properly show off the good stuff in a ME game in any demo. The only thing they can properly show is the combat and the MP does that better than the SP.
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Lifejumper
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(02-21-2012, 05:01 PM)
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Wasn't there supposed to be more CDN 2 weeks before ME3 launched? Haven't seen anything yet.
CrazyDude
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(02-21-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Wasn't there supposed to be more CDN 2 weeks before ME3 launched? Haven't seen anything yet.

I think this is what you are talking about.

http://blog.bioware.com/author/alliance_news/
muu
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(02-21-2012, 05:03 PM)
wasn't going to get this since ME1 didnt exactly grab me, but w/ insistance from friends I tried out the MP portion. Never thought coop bar-filling could be so much fun! With a little more variety in the random missions (and the MP skill progression) this could really go places. Day 1 purchase now and can't wait till I get back to chucking napalm grenades at random enemies again.
EatChildren
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(02-21-2012, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Wasn't there supposed to be more CDN 2 weeks before ME3 launched? Haven't seen anything yet.

I suspect they scrapped it in favour of the Alliance News thingo they blog about every friday.
LumpOfCole
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(02-21-2012, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

I suspect they scrapped it in favour of the Alliance News thingo they blog about every friday.

This is probably the case, but I cannot help but think how easy it would be just to make 14 little entries that not only could go onto ME2 but ME3's demo thing as well.

And since it's Cerberus News Network, I would think that it would be interesting and fun for the two weeks of daily news to be increasingly and subtlety pro-Reaper as a result of creeping indoctrination.
rozay
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(02-21-2012, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gustav

Is this true? I have a theory - games that let you holster your weapon are automatically better.

Its just a lot harder to take a look at your surroundings without being able to holster, especially because the FoV is so claustrophobic.

I like buying one thing, and getting all the content. Not buying one thing, and getting 80% of the content.

2 guns and a set of armor that will be useless after a few houra are considered 20% of a game now?
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Bisnic
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(02-21-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by rozay

Its just a lot harder to take a look at your surroundings without being able to holster, especially because the FoV is so claustrophobic.

Don't worry, i'm sure some great noble soul will mod the PC version and allow us to holster weapons outside of hubs.

Console versions? Suck to be you. :(
Tess3ract
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(02-21-2012, 05:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Bisnic

Don't worry, i'm sure some great noble soul will mod the PC version and allow us to holster weapons outside of hubs.

Console versions? Suck to be you. :(

This really is the only reason you need to never use consoles again. Pretty much.
Blue Ninja
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(02-21-2012, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Wasn't there supposed to be more CDN 2 weeks before ME3 launched? Haven't seen anything yet.

Yeah, I noticed that too. Very strange. They probably stopped caring.
HarryHengst
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(02-21-2012, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tess3ract

I like buying one thing, and getting all the content. Not buying one thing, and getting 80% of the content.


Didn't sell me. ME1 fan and not a fan of multiplayer games.

Neither am I (the only MP i ever played before was Team Fortress 2 before Valve went overboard with all the stupid hats and weapon drops), but this is pretty awesome. It helps that its coop only, not versus.
bj00rn_
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(02-21-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Why are the huge buildings in the far, far distance visibly shifting so rapidly when your character is NOT walking at the speed of sound..?

And why is Anderson so constipated..?

Weird..
Lime
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(02-21-2012, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

Don't worry, i'm sure some great noble soul will mod the PC version and allow us to holster weapons outside of hubs.

Console versions? Suck to be you. :(

Inputting animations into ME3 will prove to be a challenge. I imagine Bioware moved the Kismet trigger, since the usual command "Shared_holster" does not respond in the ME3 demo.

Furthermore, the animation from ME1 and ME2 are hard to transfer over and implement in ME3 - you would need to have the animation rig be implemented into the character model. I am not saying it's impossible, but I have no idea how anyone would be able to insert the holster animation into a finished cooked UE game.
Bisnic
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(02-21-2012, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lime

Inputting animations into ME3 will prove to be a challenge. I imagine Bioware moved the Kismet trigger, since the usual command "Shared_holster" does not respond in the ME3 demo.

Furthermore, the animation from ME1 and ME2 are hard to transfer over and implement in ME3 - you would need to have the animation rig be implemented into the character model. I am not saying it's impossible, but I have no idea how anyone would be able to insert the holster animation into a finished cooked UE game.

Who said anything about adding holster animations? :P Even if there is no animation at all, i could deal with that for a better camera view when out of combat in mission zones. I bet the beta animations(if there ever was any) don't even exist anymore unless its hidden somewhere in some dark corner of the engine.
rozay
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(02-21-2012, 07:26 PM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhtH3ZMhInI

Will definitely be doing my first playthrough with Garrus.
LumpOfCole
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(02-21-2012, 07:31 PM)
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The great part about the demo, even if you're not a fan of the multiplayer, is that you get to play around and experiment with different classes and powers before taking your Shepard into the main game.

Shockwave is a much more potent beast than before, for example, especially with its range upgraded. I know I'm maxing it out as a priority on my single player and multi player adept.
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(02-21-2012, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by LumpOfCole

The great part about the demo, even if you're not a fan of the multiplayer, is that you get to play around and experiment with different classes and powers before taking your Shepard into the main game.

Shockwave is a much more potent beast than before, for example, especially with its range upgraded. I know I'm maxing it out as a priority on my single player and multi player adept.

Shockwave was really useful towards the end of ME2 when packs of Husk became more common as it only took 1 wave to kill them all. And during the last leg of the suicide mission you could just knock the Collectors off the moving platforms before they even reached you :). Ended up using it way more than I thought I would.
Lime
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(02-21-2012, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

Who said anything about adding holster animations? :P Even if there is no animation at all, i could deal with that for a better camera view when out of combat in mission zones. I bet the beta animations(if there ever was any) don't even exist anymore unless its hidden somewhere in some dark corner of the engine.

Oh, I completely agree. I don't have as big a problem with the no holstering as the fact that we cannot rotate the camera and switch FOV. The ability to do the latter is extremely significant to me. The entire game experience is completely different now and the experience of "alien worlds" have taken a backseat (or rather thrown out of the car) to the Gears of War imitation Bioware is aiming at.
Lifejumper
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(02-21-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by rozay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhtH3ZMhInI

Will definitely be doing my first playthrough with Garrus.

Alt armor for Garrus?
shingonation
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(02-21-2012, 08:20 PM)
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I'm crazy or some are asuming that you can never holster your weapon?

Well, you can in normal zones, in combat zones don't, look at the beta gameplay:

http://youtu.be/V1NxPiWjOD8?t=7m50s
DTKT
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(02-21-2012, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by shingonation

I'm crazy or some are asuming that you can never holster your weapon?

Well, you can in normal zones, in combat zones don't, look at the beta gameplay:

http://youtu.be/V1NxPiWjOD8?t=7m50s

The issue is not that you never holster your weapon. It's that you can't alternate between the two in a combat zone.
Lime
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(02-21-2012, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by shingonation

I'm crazy or some are asuming that you can never holster your weapon?

Well, you can in normal zones, in combat zones don't, look at the beta gameplay:

http://youtu.be/V1NxPiWjOD8?t=7m50s

Yes, we know it works in "normal" zones. But it won't work in combat zones, meaning you constantly have your weapon up and cannot rotate the camera / see the game in a different FOV.
Baconsammy
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(02-21-2012, 08:30 PM)
Sony tweeted about the extras you get if you buy the digital download version of ME3 on PS3 today. Are EA/Bioware also releasing a digital download of the game on XBL?
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(02-21-2012, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsammy

Are EA/Bioware also releasing a digital download of the game on XBL?

Unfortunately it is rather unlikely the game will be there at launch.
RoaringHawk
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(02-21-2012, 10:03 PM)
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Finally tried the demo on my PC. My God this game rocks when played at a solid framerate.

Reading a few pages tells me to skip PS3 and go with PC, right?
Snuggles
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(02-21-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoaringHawk

Finally tried the demo on my PC. My God this game rocks when played at a solid framerate.

Reading a few pages tells me to skip PS3 and go with PC, right?

There is no reason to go with PS3 over PC unless you absolutely hate playing with KB/M and/or refuse to use Origin. It's not a very good PC port, but it's still better than the console versions.
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(02-21-2012, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoaringHawk

Finally tried the demo on my PC. My God this game rocks when played at a solid framerate.

Reading a few pages tells me to skip PS3 and go with PC, right?

The PS3 demo is atrocious. So yeah, PC all the way.
jediyoshi
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(02-21-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Mass Effect 3 will be available for PSN Pre-order

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...usive-bonuses/

Today, I want to let you know about an exclusive offer for anyone who pre-orders Mass Effect 3 via the PlayStation Network. When the PlayStation Store updates later this afternoon, you’ll be able to pre-order to download a digital copy of the game (available 3/6 in the US) and receive the M55 Argus rifle to complement your in-game experience.

Along with that in-game bonus weapon, Sony Computer Entertainment America and BioWare would like to offer you a special Mass Effect 3 PS3 theme—only available for digital pre-orders. Once the game has launched, these offers will no longer be available, so if you haven’t done so already, secure your copy of Mass Effect 3 later today when the PlayStation Store updates and prepare for the Reaper invasion!

thetrin
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(02-21-2012, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by moop1167

Tried to play multiplayer for the first time last night but people kept quitting out in the lobby because of my low level and bitching about shit on their mics. I mean, does it really matter that much? Some guy was like level 83 or something. I just want to try the damn multiplayer.

Are you joining Bronze games? They're probably bitching at you because you're joining games you're not leveled for.
Lifejumper
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(02-21-2012, 10:46 PM)
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Looks like the DLC(new squadmate) is already up. Its 800 MSP.

Originally Posted by Michael Gamble

Hi all!

We're happy to confirm that Mass Effect 3: From Ashes DLC will be available at launch for all platforms. For those of you who have purchased the N7 Collector's Edition (including the PC Digital Deluxe Edition), you will get this content at no extra charge. We'll have a lot more details for you later this week! Stay Tuned!

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(02-21-2012, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Looks like the DLC(new squadmate) is already up. Its 800 MSP.

Wait, for the actual game?

EDIT: Oh, Xbox. Oh, you.
Lifejumper
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(02-21-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

Wait, for the actual game?

Yes.
thetrin
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(02-21-2012, 10:50 PM)
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Have they talked about DLC squadmates being in the box for first day purchasers?
Lifejumper
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(02-21-2012, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Have they talked about DLC squadmates being in the box for first day purchasers?

Nope, the squadmate is only free for those who purchased the CE, for the rest its 800MSP
LumpOfCole
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(02-21-2012, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Have they talked about DLC squadmates being in the box for first day purchasers?

I haven't personally heard of any Project 10 Dollar characters or such. I'm sure there's going to be a $10 or $15 'Multiplayer' pass, at least.
thetrin
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(02-21-2012, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Nope, the squadmate is only free for those who purchased the CE, for the rest its 800MSP

Are you fucking serious? God dammit. There's no CE for PC (as far as Amazon is concerned)!
Enduin
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(02-21-2012, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Are you fucking serious? God dammit. There's no CE for PC (as far as Amazon is concerned)!

Origin N7 Digital Deluxe Edition. You get every thing. Including all 7 DLC weapons and an armor set. Its kind of overkill.
ColonelColon
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(02-21-2012, 11:02 PM)

Originally Posted by thetrin

Are you fucking serious? God dammit. There's no CE for PC (as far as Amazon is concerned)!

You could always get the digital deluxe edition from Amazon. Then you could pre-load the game and start playing the moment it's released. But yeah, physical copies of the collector's edition are apparently in short supply. If you need to get a physical copy, it's still available at Gamestop, Sears (release date is scheduled for 2/28, wtf), and other online retailers.
rozay
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(02-21-2012, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enduin

Origin N7 Digital Deluxe Edition. You get every thing. Including all 7 DLC weapons and an armor set. Its kind of overkill.

Only in countries that don't have a distribution agreement for the N7 armor and gun already, here in the states they're only offering the shotgun and the M55 rifle.
Enduin
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(02-21-2012, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by rozay

Only in countries that don't have a distribution agreement for the N7 armor and gun already, here in the states they're only offering the shotgun and the M55 rifle.

Damn you Gamestop, ohh well I miss out on 1 extra gun and armor set. Ill live, neither looked all that great compared to the others.
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(02-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Mass Effect 3 will be available for PSN Pre-order

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...usive-bonuses/

That's actually pretty cool that you will now be able to pre-order and download day and date along side the retail copy, I know they did it with ME2 but that was also a year after its original release.
Pity about having to have double the space for the download and install to exist at the same time, Sony should really sort that out.

Have they done that with any other games or is this the first time? I know they did with Warhawk, but that was more a PSN title also being available at Retail rather than the other way around.
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(02-21-2012, 11:37 PM)
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And IGN immediately goes "hur durr massive scoop" and posts a pic of the new squadmate. I already knew who it was, but I can imagine people wanting to stay in the dark will be pissed.
BackdoorBeauty
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(02-21-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

The more i read impressions, the more i think Bioware should have not released any demo, especially if its an old one from a beta build. What were they thinking if that's the case?

I don't think the SP portion was taken very seriously. It does look like a beta.

In my view, the demo was just a reason to get the MP out the door and tested in the wild. From this perspective, it has probably been a big success.
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rozay
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(02-21-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blue Ninja

And IGN immediately goes "hur durr massive scoop" and posts a pic of the new squadmate. I already knew who it was, but I can imagine people wanting to stay in the dark will be pissed.

The DLC was officially announced today (and is on xbl right now) and the description tells exactly which race it is and the item's banner also has a picture of his head.
ironcreed
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(02-21-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsammy

Sony tweeted about the extras you get if you buy the digital download version of ME3 on PS3 today. Are EA/Bioware also releasing a digital download of the game on XBL?

I may actually cancel my pre-order and go ahead and just get it on PSN. Just for convenience sake, more than anything. I don't need to have a box and a disk.

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