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  1. Time to finish up #JadeEmpire! Swing by the #Twitch stream and spam some of that #greenranger hype! Let's put an end to all this nonsense and betrayal. Plus, I'll be deciding my next game tonight and #DeusExHumanRevolution is the front runner! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  2. The time has come to punch people furiously! Come watch some more of my first #JadeEmpire playthrough on #Twitch! Oh, and be sure to spam that #GreenRanger hype, or whatever your favorite emote is. https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  3. The quest continues tonight with more #JadeEmpire! Tune in on #Twitch to find out how our encounter with Gao the Greater goes. Oh, and be sure to spam that #greenranger hype! https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  4. Ready for more of that #JadeEmpire!? Swing by the #Twitch stream and watch some cool martial arts and RPG fusion as I tackle through Bioware's classic adventure. Oh, and spam that #GreenRanger hype! ROYZYABOY https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  5. #JadeEmpire continues tonight on #Twitch! Come by and have some fun, watch some awesome RPG fun and relax. Oh, and maybe spam some #greenranger hype! ROYZYABOY https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  6. Time to start the next game, #JadeEmpire! Come drop by the #Twitch stream and experience a classic RPG from the creators of #KOTOR and #MassEffect. ROYZYABOY https://www.twitch.tv/royzoga123
  7. If you're a big fan of the Mass Effect series, chances are you know who Casey Hudson is. He was the project director on the series, and the series thrived under his direction and guidance, even if the ending of Mass Effect 3 was a bit of a misfire for many. Additionally, he also fulfilled the same role with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, so he's got quite the resume as far as game development goes. In any event, he originally left the company in 2015 to get a fresh start, taking on a role as creative director with Microsoft Game Studios for two years, but is now returning to Bioware fold to take over as General Manager. Unfortunately, Aaron Flynn, who was previously in the position since the departure of Bioware co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, will be departing from the company. Flynn has a similar level of experience at Bioware as Hudson, with the two having worked together as far back as Knights of the Old Republic. While Flynn will be missed by fans, Hudson's return should be a relief as the studios will be in competent hands. Hudson mentions in his 'Coming Home' post that the two have set the foundation for the recently announced Anthem, so it will be exciting to see how his presence will be felt with the game moving forward. Source: Bioware (1, 2) Are you excited that Casey Hudson has returned to Bioware's fold?
  8. Good news for Mass Effect fans -- the long-gestating Mass Effect: Andromeda now officially has a solid release date: March 21. Andromeda is set 600 years after the first Mass Effect trilogy in the Andromeda Galaxy, with the goal of exploring and discovering new planets for the human race to colonize. Despite being the first new Mass Effect entry in nearly five years, EA has said that it will be a standalone entry instead of being the first of a new trilogy. However, this doesn't mean there won't be future games that take advantage of the same setting. General Manager of Bioware Aaron Flynn remarked on the announcement, saying: "Mass Effect: Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect game to date. We“re telling completely new stories, creating new characters, new planets, new species, and introducing new gameplay systems. And for the first time, we“re bringing Mass Effect to the FrostbiteTM game engine, an incredible engine that“s delivering a tremendous graphical jump from the trilogy to Mass Effect: Andromeda. To deliver on this, we“re taking all the time we can to make sure you“re getting the best possible experience." Mass Effect: Andromeda is slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Source: Bioware | Mass Effect Are you looking forward to Mass Effect: Andromeda's release in March?
  9. Mass Effect producer, Michael Gamble, took to Twitter today to get fans input for the upcoming Mass Effect title. His tweet reads, "Help us make the next Mass Effect game the best one yet. Id appreciate it if you folks did this short survey..." The survey, which can be found here, asks fans a number of questions about their gaming habits, their favorite aspects of the Mass Effect franchise, and even whether or not they cosplay. Clearly, Bioware is interested in getting an idea of what gameplay elements are most important to RPG fans and to what degree they are dedicated to the franchise. Exploration was also mentioned throughout the survey suggesting that this could play an expanded role in the upcoming game. Michael Gamble and other Bioware staff will be hosting a panel at San Diego Comic Con this year titled, "Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect." The panel will talk about how the next entry in the franchise has evolved but also how it maintains it's roots to the previous trilogy. If you answered yes to the cosplay questions in the survey and will be at Comic Con, show up and show your support Saturday, July 26 at 2 pm. For the rest of you, stay tuned to Game Podunk for more on this and other gaming news. Source: Michael Gamble Twitter What is the aspect of Mass Effect (if any) that makes the franchise special to you?
  10. "Great stories are timeless and they'll last forever." In the past, Bioware has created detailed universes for gamers to explore, experience and enjoy. Today during EA's E3 presentation they continued that legacy by revealing the next entry in their Mass Effect franchise and announcing a completely new IP. In Mass Effect, players will experience the universe as they never have before. The developers at Bioware Montreal are aiming to give fans what they want which is something fresh and new. They want to take players to the galaxies they haven't seen before. One developer summed up the game simply by saying, "New places, new characters, new people to fall in love with." There will be some familiarity however as N7 Armor and a Krogan warrior can be spotted in the trailer. In addition to their work on Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Bioware announced that they are developing a new IP. Under the roof of Bioware Edmonton, it is being built new from the ground up. "It's a chance to have clean sheet-design," said one designer, "Start from the most fundamental principles you can have." Not much else was shown on the new game as it is in the early stages of development. Check out the full Bioware E3 trailer below. For more on this and everything out of E3 stay locked on Game Podunk. Excited for more Mass Effect?
  11. It looks as though Mass Effect may appear on next gen consoles sooner than expected. Rushersauce, a member at NeoGAF, found postings for PS4 and Xbox One versions of the Mass Effect Trilogy. The listings appeared on the Chilean retailer Zmart Games' website. Unfortunately, no other information was leaked leaving us to only speculate about a release date or price. One thing's for sure, the internet is buzzing about the chance to play Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3 in 1080p at 60 FPS. Stay tuned to Game Podunk for more info on when you can defeat the Reapers... Again. Source: NeoGAF If this rumor turns out to be true, will you play all three Mass Effect games again on PS4 or Xbox One?
  12. Dragon Age: Inquisition will launch on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One October 7 in the US and October 10 in Europe! Inquisition will be the third in the series and the first on next gen consoles. According to the game's official website, those who pre-order the game will also get the Flames of the Inquisition DLC pack. EA and Bioware were nice enough to provide this trailer to whet your appetite. Excited to get your hands on Dragon Age: Inquisition this October? Source: Dragon Age Inquisition Official Website
  13. So I read an article awhile back on IGN regarding possible storylines for Mass Effect 4. They suggested the idea that ME4 could have nothing to do with Shepard at all. At first I thought that was a no brainer but then after thinking about it, I wondered if it would feel the same at all without Shepard and the other characters from the trilogy. I would imagine they would need to include some kind of continuity, right? What do you guys think, Shepard connections in ME4 or no? Theres a link to IGN's original article (not sure if there was one here too) http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/15/mass-effect-4-unlikely-to-relate-to-shepard-at-all
  14. Always-on DRM has proven to be a major security measure used by certain big companies as a way to combat piracy. Though results of a title using it has varied results, there have been quite a number of titles that have suffered (or are suffering in the case of SimCity) from this feature that requires a constant internet connection in order to play. Of course, issues with servers crashing have also played a role in the negative reception. Below are just a few of the recent games to be put in the spotlight due to messed up servers and the always-on DRM. Star Wars: The Old Republic There are very few people who couldn't tell you what comes to mind when you say 'Star Wars.' In fact, I bet the thoughts of light saber battles, Darth Vader's signature look and sound, and the wise Yoda are rushing to your head right now. Star Wars: The Old Republic was a MMO set within the Star Wars universe that allowed players to choose between two factions: the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Star Wars: The Old Republic had a very rocky launch in which players had to wait in ungodly long queues just to access the game. Not to mention, a few who pre-ordered the title found that the registration codes included were invalid. When BioWare was able to get the servers running smoothly, the game reached over 1 million players within the first few days of its launch. Due to a decrease in its subscriptions in the months following the release, though, Star Wars: The Old Republic abandoned its monthly fees for a free-to-play style. Diablo 3 A title that had been in development for over ten years, Diablo 3 had many worried about how well it would turn out. Taking place twenty years after the events of Diablo 2, you control a character who offers to help Leah and her uncle Deckard Cain as they try to unravel an ominous prophecy. Divided into acts, players are able to explore different locations either by themselves or with others. Surely, you would think that Diablo 3 would follow in the steps of its predecessor and not require a constant internet connection. This is not the case and due to this requirement, Diablo 3's launch was marred with overpopulated servers and game bugs. Blizzard asked players to be patient. To give the servers time to get stable. SimCity SimCity, the latest entry in the popular Maxis series, uses the new GlassBox engine and reboots the series. It was known from the beginning that EA had planned to use the always-on DRM regardless of whether you planned to play with friends or not. Having the constant internet connection just to be able to play the game is also a feature (or rather, downside) EA implemented into the game. If you've been reading any of the many video game publications or follow a bunch of gamers on Twitter, it is a safe bet that you know that EA's latest title has been plagued with servers being down or so busy that no one's been able to play. When the game's servers first went live, everyone excitedly went to install the game so that they could build cities from the ground up. This caused one of the worse game launches in recent history as many were forced to wait hours just to start the game. Even then, if the server crashes while you are working on your city then there is a good chance your progress, or entire city, will be lost. Many took to Twitter and the EA forums to voice their dissatisfaction. While EA has added some new servers and disabled features that most use, this hasn't helped much. Another thing that doesn't help is that EA has made it clear that those who purchased their copy of the game digitally cannot get a refund.
  15. Dragon Age: Origins was the start of a game with a very devoted fan following. After Dragon Age II, fans were then split into even smaller camps over if they liked where the series was going or not. With all that said, we have no idea which direction Dragon Age: Inquisition will head. All we got was a teaser trailer devoid of in-game footage. Why? Well, according to Bioware, the company is devoted to making this game the best as possible. That's why it won't be out until Fall of 2014 - if more delays don't end up striking it later on. The teaser also showcased a Morrigan-looking character which has left some confused as to whether it is her or not thanks to an increasingly sexualized design. Although no consoles were announced, it's likely you will be able to experience Dragon Age: Inquisition on PS4 or Xbox One.
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  17. If you were expecting the next entry in the Mass Effect series to be titled "Mass Effect 4," think again. BioWare wants to clarify that the game will not be called that, as they feel it just wouldn't be right. On the official BioWare forums, community developer Chris Priestly wrote that the only detail that has been confirmed about the new game is that Commander Shepard won't be featured. Priestly said, "To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here." He went on to say that "we have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. I see people saying 'well, they'll have to pick a canon ending.' No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda. Wherever, whenever, whoever, etc will all be revealed years down the road when we actually start talking about it." According to Priestly, it's far more accurate to think of this game as "what happens next set in the Mass Effect universe." BioWare expects gamers to speculate this next Mass Effect title, such as what characters it'll include and what the story is, but nothing will be officially announced for a long while. Are you looking forward to the next Mass Effect game? Are you excited to get something completely new out of the Mass Effect universe?
  18. The Mass Effect trilogy may have ended, but that hasn't stopped series creator BioWare from giving us a few downloadable sidestories for our Commander Shepard fix. Sure, there are more Mass Effect games coming in due time, but with Commander Shepard's story at its end, it certainly doesn't hurt to have some extra time with the guy/gal. On that note, it appears that another DLC story might just be coming soon, as series producers Casey Hudson and Michael Gamble have gone to the Twitterverse with screenshots of what looks like something new. Check 'em out below: Of the two images above, the first one shows a decked-out Krogan pounding at the ground with some kind of funky hammer. Alongside this image, Gamble, who tweeted the image, wrote "[this] does not look like a guy you'd want to mess with." As for the second image, which features a city of neon akin to Las Vegas, Hudson, who tweeted the image, said "[this] looks like a nice place for some R&R." These are fairly strong hints at new Mass Effect 3 DLC, but as BioWare has yet to give us any more than a tease, that remains to be seen. Are you excited for some new ME3 DLC?
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    Mass Effect 3 Possible DLC 2

    From the album: Kaptain's Gallery

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    Mass Effect 3 Possible DLC 1

    From the album: Kaptain's Gallery

    © BioWare

  21. The first digital expansion for The Old Republic seeks to introduce a familiar faction to fans of the Star Wars universe. This expansion will take players to Makeb, a new planet where they shall encounter the “ruthless” Hutt Cartel. Bioware announced that this expansion will be more than just a planet as players will embark on five levels of new missions and reach a new character cap at level 55. The Rise of the Hutt Cartel will not launch until Spring 2013, but EA placed the expansion available for pre-order. This expansion shall run free-to-play members approximately $19.99, but subscribers will receive a 50% discount. Star Wars: The Old Republic“s life has been filled with its fair share of ups and downs, but Bioware“s continued support for a game filled with potential is refreshing. Will you be purchasing The Old Republic“s first expansion?
  22. Are you a fan of Baldur's Gate? If you are, you're certainly not alone. The series began in 1998 on PCs and quickly spawned some spin offs as well a sequel. Certainly there is an undying love for the series that has continued on even without more releases. Because of the massive fan following, an "Enhanced Edition" of the original game was announced a while back. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition remakes the original but also its expansion Tales of the Sword Coast. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming to PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. What exactly is being "enhanced"? The graphics have received some updating treatment as well as gameplay upgrades. Gameplay in particular has seen some drastic changes for the iOS and Android ports, which of course now include much more swiping. It is said the game will mod friendly as well and that DLC is coming down the pipeline in the future. As of now, developer Overhaul Games (made up of ex-Bioware employees) plans on creating Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition after the release of this one. Those who have pre-purchased the game through the official site are able to start downloading it now, although it won't unlock until the November 28th release date. Hoping to entice buyers, a trailer was just released today. It's available here for those curious about the title:
  23. The Free-To-Play status of Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to loom over Bioware, but the sparse details promoted uncertainty and prompted an exodus of subscribers. Star Wars: The Old Republic publisher Electronic Arts confirmed today that the new update will go live across the globe on November 15. A few may remember the previously revealed restrictions on the new free-to-play accounts which included a few details on the newly created “preferred account” status. The Old Republic Producer, Blaine Christine, confirmed through Joystiq that preferred status will automatically be given to those who previously purchased the game. Current and previous subscribers shall not be forsaken. All previously unlocked upgrades and earned loot will be usable on your character despite the account lapsing into free-to-play territory if the account is classified as 'preferred.' Current subscribers are also set to obtain 250 complimentary “Cartel Coins," which will be extended to previous subscribers should they reactivate their subscription by December 20. Will you be rejoining The Old Republic this month?
  24. Back at the end of July, we were greeted with the news that Star Wars: The Old Republic was finally adding in a free-to-play option. This was predicted by most any gamers paying attention to the struggling MMO, and was noted as coming in the fall. Today, a subscription versus F2P comparison chart has gone live on the MMO's official site. Obviously, if you're a subscriber then nothing is restricted. However, the F2P option has restrictions that should be expected, as well as a few that might be a bit odd. Here is the list of features F2P players will have limited access to/do without: Story content (Can play from level 1-50 only) Limited character creation options Operations require Weekly pass purchase Limited to three Warzones per week (can purchase Weekly pass) Rewards from three Flashpoints per week (can purchase Weekly pass) Three Space Missions per week (can purchase Weekly pass) Purchase and spend Cartel Coins to gain access to/expand Cargo Hold Spend Cartel Coins to expand Inventory Limited to one Crew Skill unless you spend Cartel Coins Longer Quick Travel cooldown time (purchase authorization to lower cooldown) No Emergency Fleet Pass (purchase authorization to unlock) Revive five times at Med Center (spend Cartel Coins to get more Field Revives) No priority status at Login Queue Most purple items are unequippable (can purchase license) Cartel Coins are given at times to paying members but F2P players will be buying those if they want to unlock any of the listed features. If F2P users make a purchase in game, they will gain "preferred status". This means that they will be able to sprint starting at level 1, have increased login queue priority, Cargo Hold access, and Secure Trading. Do these restrictions sound comparable to other F2P MMOs?
  25. While some people (me. It was me. I am the some people) were unhappy with the DLC announcements for the Mass Effect Trilogy collection, BioWare is decidedly more giving in the multiplayer market. In that vein, they've announced a new DLC, named Mass Effect 3: Retaliation, which adds quite a few new bells and whistles (disclaimer: there are no actual whistles). When creating a new DLC, Mass Effect 3's team has done good work, but it is usually fairly similar stuff: new weapons, new characters, new maps. There are new characters and new weapons, but they're doing the same maps this time. Not just re-releasing them, you silly! They're introducing "Hazard" maps--the same maps, but with environmental hazards and such. The implication so far is that it's the Collector swarms as one hazard, but we'll see. And those Collector swarms would be appropriate, being that the Collectors are now an available ending. No explanation as to why they're back after the events of Mass Effect 2, but this is multiplayer, nothing needs to make sense! They have the standard collector, plus some of the bigger boss-type enemies from Mass Effect 2, specifically the "Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper, and Captain." The new classes that have been revealed are the Turian Havoc Soldier and the Turian Ghost Infiltrator, but more are said to be coming in the future. As for now, you'll just have to take your Turian with a jetpack and like it. Fans of the Collector weapons in Mass Effect 2 will be glad to see their return here, with the Collector Assault Rifle, Collector Sub-Machine Gun, and my personal favorite, the Sniper Rifle all coming in this pack. You can get them in the booster pack-like things in the store, like with all equipment. The big centerpiece in Mass Effect 3: Retaliation is the Challenge Feature. This is basically a set of challenges to do that unlock vanity stuff like titles and banners. Most of the titles are apparently roleplay-type things, like "Council Operative," which surely appeals to some people. The challenges are mostly like "use x weapon y amount of time" or something to that effect, so... you know, there's that. Unlike any of the story-based DLCs from Mass Effect 2 or 3, the multiplayer DLC, which only requires the included online pass, will be available in Mass Effect Trilogy, so look forward to that. Mass Effect 3: Retaliation is due for release on October 9th, or October 10th for European PS3-users, for free dollars and no cents. Check out the trailer below!