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No new Mass Effect for old consoles

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Transitions are hard for anyone. Like breakups or moving house, it can be really hard to let go. However, Mass Effect might make it a bit easier to abandon your aging consoles – the new one won’t be making an appearance on Xbox 360 or PS3.

Yes, I’m desperate for any glimmer of news about the new Mass Effect (aka Mass Effect 4). Bioware has been rather mum about it, but they have let people tweet out that it’s, um, going well?

While I’m glad it’s going well and they’re hitting milestones, I want really info. Show me something, tell me anything! Well, finally we get some news about where we can expect to play the game.

It’s pretty much what I assumed, anyway. I mean, by the time the game releases in what, another year or two, the new consoles will be well into their life span. I’m not even sure we’ll still be talking about the older consoles anymore. At least within the next year or two the prices should stabilize at a decent price point and people should be able to afford their console of choice. Or, for those who prefer it on PC, I’m sure all our current hardware will be obsolete and we’ll be fully upgraded by then. Right?

What are you most curious about for Mass Effect? Are you wondering about the story, like I am, and if our favorite characters will reappear, or are you more concerned with revamping of exploration and combat. At least with all the time until the game actually releases there should be plenty of time for a remastered trilogy to appear on the new consoles. I know, I’m part of the problem.

Last Updated: April 2, 2015

112 Comments

  1. Dutch Matrix

    April 2, 2015 at 08:38

    Mass Effect? Meh…

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      April 2, 2015 at 08:42

      now them be fightin’ words

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      • Dutch Matrix

        April 2, 2015 at 09:11

        Uhhh… You do realize that of this entire community I am the one true Mass Effect fan????

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        • Lord Chaos

          April 2, 2015 at 09:12

          With you’re wall of Grammar Nazi killing text… I’ve realized. πŸ˜›

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          • Pariah

            April 2, 2015 at 09:14

            I couldn’t even bring myself to start reading it. Just saw the great wall of Matrix, and was like “nope.”

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 09:50

            Maybe that is why Admiral Chief is so quiet, trying to work through that, having a meltdown at all the mistakes I’ve made…

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          April 2, 2015 at 09:27

          You may have to fight Kromas for that bragging right. FIIIIIIGHT!

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          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 09:28

            Did Kromas just put up a wall of text on Mass Effect? No? No.

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            April 2, 2015 at 11:54

            Don’t have too cause true ME fans don’t brag. πŸ˜›

            If you want me to brag go check the ME quiz-up score under Nr1.

            In short.

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 12:04

            Oh please! I also got a Mass Effect graphic novel and movie,plus Mass Effect action figures (sadly only missing Grunt and Thane) plus I owned the games (all three) on both Xbox 360 and currently PC. I got a cool as ice Mass Effect poster, still got the goodies of the ME3 special edition and THAT epic post!
            Plus Jane Shepard phones me every other night. So please. Tell me how you are a CRAZIER Mass Effect fan than I am?! πŸ˜›

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            April 2, 2015 at 12:06

            Xbox … bah. True fans only play PC! πŸ™‚

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 12:11

            Hogwash! I sat through ME2’s ridiculous loading times on console! I am the biggest, most tortured fan of ’em all!

            Tell me, did you feel all weepy and ready for battle after Captain Kirrahe’s “We will hold the line!” speech?

            Because I did!

            πŸ™‚

            http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/2/25628/2437662-kirrahe.png

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            April 2, 2015 at 12:17

            Was way more weepy the first time I killed Sovereign. The music and timing of the search party was immaculate.

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 12:23

            That was quite awesome, I’ll admit. But what really got me in the gut was on my last playthrough of ME2, Jack got carried off by that Collector swarm. I swear, those screams of her… The moment that you hear the fear coming from the biggest bad-ass in the galaxy. That is stuff that will change you man…

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            April 2, 2015 at 12:28

            Tali commiting suicide was waayyy worse for me.

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 12:41

            I romanced Tali once. So when she commited suicide it wasn’t that bad, cause I loved Legion. When he died? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

          • Sovereign

            April 3, 2015 at 16:38

            My disqus name kinda proves my level of fandom. Soooo there’s that.

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 4, 2015 at 06:47

            OR that you got aspirations to be the next queen of England! πŸ˜›

          • Sovereign

            April 4, 2015 at 07:48

            It wouldn’t be the worst fate.

          • WitWolfy

            April 7, 2015 at 08:15

            Damn this “movie” sucked so bad!

    • Viking Of Science

      April 2, 2015 at 09:10

      Meh-s Effect

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  2. Mark Treloar

    April 2, 2015 at 08:41

    I’m more concerned with the fact that i’m getting bored with seeing the same old stuff just with a new number instead of more original IP

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    • WitWolfy

      April 2, 2015 at 08:43

      In a way it is a new IP… It isnt even gonna be called “Mass Effect 4” I think their building on the same universe but will be nothing liek how the first 3 was.. Character wise..

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    • Sageville

      April 2, 2015 at 09:32

      I think they could easily abandon all the Mass Effect characters and do something in that well established universe, possibly set a few decades before a sheps

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  3. WitWolfy

    April 2, 2015 at 08:42

    I thought this would be obvious…

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    April 2, 2015 at 08:43

    Expect more of this the further we get into the current gen lifespan, it’s normal! The new Gears Of War will also not be making an appearance on the 360….

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    • WitWolfy

      April 2, 2015 at 08:45

      You dont say?!?!?!… The new Gears of War is made on the UE4, Everybody knows that.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        April 2, 2015 at 08:49

        Just.An.Example. They very well could’ve sourced the 360 version out to be made on UE3 not?!?!?!

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        • WitWolfy

          April 2, 2015 at 09:04

          .. No thats just stupid… Each games’ art style not to mention graphics would look nothing alike texture wise.

          Reply

  5. konfab

    April 2, 2015 at 08:46

    I am just interested in how they are going to fit it into the lore.

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    • WitWolfy

      April 2, 2015 at 08:47

      My thoughts exactly… Allegedly this is like 1000’s of years after Mass Effect 3 according to rumors so I guess we’ll see I guess..

      If they suprize everybody and retcon ME 3’s ending I’ll buy this in a heart beat..

      Wishful thinking…

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      • Lord Chaos

        April 2, 2015 at 08:48

        But… what if I killed everyone? Will I just get an empty void?

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

          April 2, 2015 at 08:49

          Then you’d be Lord Voidemort

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          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 08:51

            Or Lord R.R. Chaos

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          April 2, 2015 at 08:54

          life finds a way, didn’t you ever read/watch jurassic park? πŸ˜›

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          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 08:58

            So… I’ll be playing as a dinosaur with laser teeth?

          • Hammersteyn

            April 2, 2015 at 08:59

            Blooddragon!

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            April 2, 2015 at 09:02

            and thus we understand how ME fits in with the Dragon Age universe!

          • WitWolfy

            April 2, 2015 at 09:02

            I jumped with excitement when I heard that Reaper sound in those dwarf caves.

          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 09:04

            All I can think of now is the next ME will be a remaster of DA1

          • RinceThis

            April 2, 2015 at 09:14

            lol

        • WitWolfy

          April 2, 2015 at 09:01

          Well in the extended ending they had all kinds of BS explanations for each ending with slide shows…

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        • Pariah

          April 2, 2015 at 09:08

          Remember, Reapers only eliminate advanced, space-faring races. They leave primitive ones alone to evolve naturally.

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          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 09:09

            True, that’s why I said what if I killed everyone.

          • WitWolfy

            April 2, 2015 at 09:11

            What Pariah is trying to say is.. The day you start having sex with your Iphone with A.I the Reapers are gonna come get ya!

          • Pariah

            April 2, 2015 at 09:13

            We may be space faring, but I’ll be damned if I consider us advanced.

          • WitWolfy

            April 2, 2015 at 09:17

          • Pariah

            April 2, 2015 at 09:19

            That movie is just so prophetic

          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 09:14

            Fortunately Iphone doesn’t use universal ports.

          • RinceThis

            April 2, 2015 at 09:14

            So the Xbox One is safe then? Trololo

          • Pariah

            April 2, 2015 at 09:19

            hahahahahahaha

      • CypherGate

        April 2, 2015 at 12:19

        If its based 1000s of years after ME3 then how can the others still be alive? That would mean a whole new cast of characters.

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        • WitWolfy

          April 2, 2015 at 14:42

          Who ever daid the other characters are coming back?

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          • CypherGate

            April 2, 2015 at 14:48

            Oh im just saying cause i been reading a few comments (especially on youtube) that there are rumours certain characters might reprise their roles in the game. I never knew that it would possibly be taking place a thousand years after ME3.

  6. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    April 2, 2015 at 08:47

    Delay Effect. I’m calling it

    2018 launch after four delays.

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    • WitWolfy

      April 2, 2015 at 09:10

      In all fairness I think the only reason they’re making another ME game is thanks to EA. I wouldn’t be surprised if even the writers didnt know where to go with this story at this time.

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

        April 2, 2015 at 11:06

        Instead of reapers they’ll be fighting a universe-wide universally deadly virus.

        You’ll play as the all new Doctor Sheephead, travelling the galaxy late for all appointments and having the choice of purposefully misdiagnosing the patients in order to scare them to death.

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    • Sageville

      April 2, 2015 at 09:33

      Sadly ur probably on the money

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      • Dutch Matrix

        April 2, 2015 at 09:39

        I know this is going to (shudder) make me sound like that local Xbox fanboy but delays will only make an awesome game!

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  7. Hammersteyn

    April 2, 2015 at 08:48

    I’d buy an 8-bit Mass Effect game tbh

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    • Pieter Kruger

      April 2, 2015 at 08:50

      Indie lover that you are you’d buy a 8-bit anything tbh……????????????

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 2, 2015 at 08:52

        More of a retro lover really. XD

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        • Lord Chaos

          April 2, 2015 at 08:52

          O_o

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        • Pieter Kruger

          April 2, 2015 at 08:56

          Yeah, don’t you hate it when you rent a video and the previous person didn’t rewind…??????

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          • Hammersteyn

            April 2, 2015 at 08:59

            Bwahahahaha

    • Pariah

      April 2, 2015 at 09:07

      Me too XD

      Reply

  8. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    April 2, 2015 at 08:48

    Also I’d buy a remastered trilogy at half price.

    I miss my x360 πŸ™

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  9. Dutch Matrix

    April 2, 2015 at 09:06

    Oh My Gods of the Disc I need a new console because Mass Effect and I need to visit the citadel, proclaim my favourite store and never shop there again, then confess love to an Alliance by the book soldier only to bed a tenth level crazy biotic bitch two years later becase you know, Love is forever, refuse to let the Admiral of the Aliance fleet onto my vessel and only to be his go to guy when all shit breaks loose and never once go “What did I tell you bitches about the Reapers and now we are fucked beyond believe and then go onto my ship, get drunk, get laid all whilst the galaxy is burning, and getting all teary eyed at seeing Jacqueline Naught up on the wall of rememberance because she was my one true love that time, also wondering why the Alliance could never spare a cook the third time around and Cerberus could and why the fuck did the Illusive Man not give me his army of clones whatever when I took on the collectors, I mean come on, Miranda had a fine ass and all but what I needed was guns, then I would not have been all teary eyed at that wall plac, would not have had to send Garrus off to escourt the survivors back to the Normandy, because I could not bear losing him to the collector swarms, only to lose Jack to the Collector Swarms and oh my Gods those screams of her I can still hear at night when I go to bed and whenever I see a semi sexy bald woman in real life I fall to my knees, weep bitterly and cry “JACK!!!! WHYYYYYY????? WHY NOT JACOB?” Because I secretly hated Jacob and his daddy issues, and well, I guess Asari Justicars scare me a bit and would snap my neck with her boot if I uh did not provide her the satisfaction she needed and that would seriously put a dent in my plans to sacrifice the entire Quarian race to save the geth because a bunch of robots got more personality than a class of people I cannot stop imagining being the Bunny Chow traders of the galaxy, not that i have anything against Indians and all, but throwing Bunny Chows at Reapers does not seem all that effective, unless it was tasty bunny chows and the reapers thought, hey what the hell we cannot just end a cycle that makes this good a delicacy of stuffed bread with meat and potatoes hot enough to set a krogan ass on fire and why did Femshep not just use this to cure the genophage then I would not have cried when Mordin sacrifices himself and make me hate Jacob “I Got Daddy Issues” even more because EDI got more personality than he does and I would not have set up Joker with EDI all hot and sexy and basically a robot because brittle bone syndrome and heavy duty robot go so well together and well okay if he loves what is basically a gazillion credits blow up doll who am I to judge because you know, I took down a Thresher Maw because I am cast of gold and I fart platinum and piss element zero and can calculate pie in my sleep and do my bit for open information sharing by being frank about the war effort with a sexy yet funny faced reporter who I end up bedding in anycase because boobs and well my one true love is still in hospital recovering from a brutal attack against her by my pilots now girlfriend and well I have to admit that there was not one moment of awkwardness which was good as well, as I had to deal with the death of my almost entire crew that I took so much care in making sure they survive the collector base by upgrading every damn thing I could, invcluding Prince William XXXVI’s manliness a bit, and convincing a husban his wifes body is better servived being poked at by alliance tech crews and their fancy omni tool fleshlight I mean flashlights so they can determine a better counter measure against enemy weapons because alliance soldiers are simply too stupid to duck behind the many forms of cover availabe on any given planet, ship or ball of rock this galaxy have seen and which is even more silly is the fact that the reapers, who are these very smart and destructive machines never go “Well, let’s just destroy the Mass Relays and make sure no one can escape, but NO we will let the most dangerous person travel to where he wants because logic and all, and Sean Bean might have survived this one, well he did not die outright and why is my pilot so dumb that after I chose a random color, he does not have the savvy to just fly a few kilometres t othe right and avoind that Mass relay bolt of lightning on his ass and why if he has brittle bone syndrome does he not die outright when the normandy crashlands on that random paradise planet or is he Robocop IV which would explain his attraction to EDI as you know, uploading data can then be made fun and not shooting Wrex turns out to be the best decision ever because who knew an ever horny krogan would be the best damn character that would come out of this trilogy and also, who knew a game series I got into because I read an article about blue alien lesbian sex would turn out to be the best game series ever created, an I can only hope that Mass Effect 4 lives up to that high standard set and MOAR ASHLEY WILLIAMS PLEASE!

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    • Pariah

      April 2, 2015 at 09:06

      tl;dr O_O

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    • Lord Chaos

      April 2, 2015 at 09:06

      You just broke me…

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    • WitWolfy

      April 2, 2015 at 09:08

      Wall of TEXT… MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      April 2, 2015 at 09:15

      Not sure whether to delete, label as spam, or give the man a Bells 0_O

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      • Dutch Matrix

        April 2, 2015 at 09:23

        If you read that, you would have found I am more of a Jack kind of guy
        (Refresh)

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          April 2, 2015 at 09:27

          i romanced jack…. what does that say about me? 😐

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          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 09:31

            That you are the type of person that looks beyond the outer layer of bad ass of a person to see the softer side of them. You are a true person of love. Also you got a thing for psychotic tattoeed women and had this been a life where you were not married and I wasn’t engaged, nothing much would have happened!

          • Lord Chaos

            April 2, 2015 at 09:33

            Who doesn’t have a thing for psychotic tattooed women?

          • Sageville

            April 2, 2015 at 09:36

            You don’t like big butts and you cannot lie….?

            No?

    • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

      April 2, 2015 at 09:17

      Comment of the weak (I mean theres 10 points for effort), not that I read even half of it.

      Reply

    • Sageville

      April 2, 2015 at 09:34

      Where are the formatting nazis? We have a billion fkkn grammar and spelling nazis but not one that points out poor paragraph formatting….

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      • Lord Chaos

        April 2, 2015 at 09:36

        Too scared to read through it…

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        • Dutch Matrix

          April 2, 2015 at 09:47

          The thing that really scares me is the thought of what I could come up with had I taken the time…

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    • Greylingad

      April 2, 2015 at 09:55

      Holy mother of posts…

      Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      April 2, 2015 at 11:42

      How did I not upvote this sooner. well done sir, well done…

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      • Dutch Matrix

        April 2, 2015 at 11:51

        Thank you. Did you even read it though? πŸ˜›

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    • Avi

      April 2, 2015 at 14:15

      Reading this might take 12 days alone πŸ™‚

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  10. Timmy_The_Good_Troll

    April 2, 2015 at 09:16

    Good, backwards compatibility is such a hindrance to progress. It makes developers lives much easier and the result is a better focused product in a shorter space of dev time.

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  11. Jonah Cash

    April 2, 2015 at 09:40

    Not reading any comments on here seeing as I am still playing 1…. and I just dropped my wife and daughter off at the airport… I am alone for the next 12 days!! Bliss and a lot of gaming!!

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    • Dutch Matrix

      April 2, 2015 at 09:42

      Finish 1. Then play 2. Then 3. Twelve days later and you would have realized that yes, you missed your family but at least you had that awesome series of games to take your mind off it.

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      • Lord Chaos

        April 2, 2015 at 09:42

        Playing all 3 I wouldn’t even realize they were gone.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          April 2, 2015 at 09:45

          No. No. Jonah is a guy that would miss his family… I hope. Otherwise I hope she reads this and de-wors him on the spot!

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          • Jonah Cash

            April 2, 2015 at 09:50

            She doesn’t know about this place!! I will miss my little girl a lot, and probably my wife too… Will have to wait and see!! Hahahahaha

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 10:35

            No. I cannot go twelve hours without the love of my life. Twelve days and I would crawl up the walls all demon possessed like.
            Yes. I may be whipped but I love it.

          • Jonah Cash

            April 2, 2015 at 11:04

            How long have you been married?

          • Dutch Matrix

            April 2, 2015 at 11:04

            Married? Not a single day. Engaged? 10 Years.

          • Jonah Cash

            April 2, 2015 at 11:31

            That is exactly why you still like her so much!! Don’t do the isle thing it changes the fairer sex quite a bit!!

    • RinceThis

      April 2, 2015 at 10:15

      Enjoy man! So much win! Just bare in mind the controls for 1 are a bit sticky, gets better though.

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      • Jonah Cash

        April 2, 2015 at 10:20

        Oi!! How is the car treating you?

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        • RinceThis

          April 2, 2015 at 10:29

          Very well! So much win. But she’s sitting outside my flat now πŸ™ I don’t know what may be happening to her!

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          • Brady miaau

            April 2, 2015 at 10:30

            New car? Always a great feeling!

          • RinceThis

            April 2, 2015 at 10:36

            That it is!

          • Brady miaau

            April 2, 2015 at 10:39

            What, if I may ask, did you get?

          • RinceThis

            April 2, 2015 at 12:22

            Polo

          • Brady miaau

            April 2, 2015 at 12:44

            Awesome, comfortable, fun to drive and not too pricey to keep running.

            Years of service!

          • Jonah Cash

            April 2, 2015 at 11:04

            Don’t you use her to get to work?

          • RinceThis

            April 2, 2015 at 12:22

            No parking bay πŸ™

          • Jonah Cash

            April 2, 2015 at 14:10

            Fuck that shit!! Tell your boss you own a mammasita and she needs to be close to you at all times!! No parking around the corner?

    • Greylingad

      April 2, 2015 at 10:52

      Aah man… Twelve days! That’s awesome, but I’m afraid that by day three you’ll at least have to stand up and go wee… and maybe eat something! I also suspect that that will be when you’ll start missing them the most, I can barely do two days tbh…

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      • Jonah Cash

        April 2, 2015 at 11:03

        I last at least a week before I start missing anyone!! Me and the wife work from home so we see each other every day the whole day… Not good for a marriage!! This mini break is probably going to do us good!!

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  12. Lardus-Resident Perve

    April 2, 2015 at 10:17

    Re-master of the original trilogy (including all the DLC) will get me into the current console generation immediately! What I want from a new game though, is to be able to choose a different race. Being a puny human is not for me – I want to be a Krogan or an Asari! Or a Turian! Give me options!

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    • Dutch Matrix

      April 2, 2015 at 10:29

      I also though that, and then I thought about the odds of a Krogan having a shot with an Asari and wait, that has happened! So YEAH BIOWARE BITCHES! BRING ON THE KROGAN!!!!

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      April 2, 2015 at 10:32

      I would buy and replay on Xbox One without blinking. IF they sold a package for about $50, al 3, all DLC included.

      Reply

  13. Lupus

    April 5, 2015 at 19:20

    Playing through the third one now, still not sure why they made it harder to get the best ending if you don’t play multiplayer. Which is silly because it also kills the longevity of the game.

    Reply

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