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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Released

In response to the fan outrage at the ending of the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy, Bioware released Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut today. You can expect our thoughts on this potential “fix” of the ending of this remarkable series within the next few days.

Has EA Changed its Ways? Probably Not

Written by Micah Messer

 

As you may have heard, on April 4th 2012, Consumerist readers voted Electronic Arts the worst company in America. With the Golden Poo award under their belts, it seems as though EA might be trying to change their image. On April 10th 2012, the Resurgence multiplayer DLC pack for Mass Effect 3 was released for free, as well as the promise of additional free story-based DLC in the future. The Rebellion multiplayer DLC pack is also set to come out on May 29th for no charge. This is a massive change from EA’s standard policy on DLC releases. Whether this will be a permanent change in attitude or just a temporary “Look, we’re being nice!” remains to be seen, but my bet is on the latter.

Bioware and EA are notorious for their horrible DLC track record. The Legacy DLC for Dragon Age 2 is a perfect example of their average release. Of course, they do have their moments, but usually they try to get as much money for as little content as possible. Well, EA’s customers have voiced their opinion, and they’re sick of it. Signs point to EA listening, but there’s nothing stopping them from switching back to their old ways in a couple months. While it seems unlikely, it sure would be nice if EA turned into a company that actually gave a crap about their customers.

Dragon Age 2: Mark of the Assassin DLC Review

Written by Micah Messer

Bravo, Bioware! You finally made a piece of Dragon Age DLC that’s actually worth a damn. When I first started to play the Mark of the Assassin, I was pleasantly surprised by the intriguing story, which involved traveling to Orlais to pull off a heist, as well as the great new companion voiced and modeled after Internet star, Felicia Day. Mark of the Assassin has few faults and many strengths. Bioware has done a good job of justifying a purchase of this download, which is something that could not be said about the previously released, Legacy DLC.

As I said, the story is actually pretty good. They’ve mentioned Orlais loads of times in previous Dragon Age installments, but the game has never actually taken you there. The campaign opens up with an elf named Tallis (Felicia Day’s character) asking for your help with stealing a jewel from a heavily guarded chateau atop a mountain in Orlais. Tallis herself is a big reason as to why the story is so interesting. Honestly, she kind of steals the show. She’s got a delightful personality, and you end up learning quite a bit about her character by the end of the DLC. Tallis is also just as cute as Felicia Day is in person, so that’s always a bonus.


                                                           It’s uncanny.

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