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When you think about game studios that tell great stories, Bioware should definitely be one of the first to come to mind. They’re brought us great games like Dragon Age, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the long forgotten Jade Empire. Bioware has also given us the John Shepard Mass Effect Trilogy and now they’re working on a new installment in the Mass Effect universe with new characters. Bioware is also working on an all new IP and they tell us in the trailer they showed here at E3.
Sideshow Collectibles is one of my favorite companies for licensed collectibles in the industry. Time after time, I have purchased items from Sideshow and I have been blown away by their accuracy, quality and showmanship. Having that kind of confidence in the company made it easy to fork over $350 for what is now the most expensive collectible I have in my collection, the Sideshow Collectibles Commander Shepard from Mass Effect statue. That’s right, $350 and every penny of it well worth it. Standing in at nearly two feet tall, Commander Shepard strikes a menacing pose with his M8L rifle in one hand and his Omni-Tool set to knife mode on the other. I was fortunate enough to snag the limited edition of the statue, which comes with a light-up base. The base could use a little more illumination, but it certainly adds to the vibe of the piece. There are two different head sculpts for the piece: one showing the male version of Commander Shepard and another showing him with a helmet and visor. I think I am going to stay with the helmetless Shepard. The heads fit nice and securely in place and even snap in with a magnetic seal. The piece comes in a huge box that is made to look like the chest play of Commander Shepard’s armor. The two arms and head need to be attached to the body and the base comes detached from his feat, so there is some slight assembly required. I almost broke the Omni-Tool trying to attach it to the body, so be careful there if you do buy this for yourself. All in all, this was a very expensive addition to my collection, but I absolutely love it and it was worth the investment. If you are as big a Mass Effect fan as I am, you will absolutely love it. The Sideshow Collectibles Commander Shepard statue is available now.
What a day at PAX East 2013. Saturday is traditionally the busiest day of the show, and this year was no exception. I dedicated the entire day to seeking out the best cosplayers in the show and snapped a ton of photos. It was such a pleasure to interact and mingle with everyone, and it was easy to see how much hard work went into the costumes. I was also excited to see a lot of Borderlands cosplay, including a bunch of characters I wouldn’t have expected. Awesome! Alright, you didn’t come here to see me writing a bunch of words, so let’s get right down to it.
I did a pretty cool video of one of the cosplay’s that caught my eye as it came in. It looked to be a robot, but as it turns out, there was someone inside. I’ve been told it was supposed to be Clockwork Droid from Dr. Who. Pretty cool video:
Here are many of the amazing cosplay costumes from Day 2 of PAX East 2013 (click here for Day 1):
Whenever big conventions come around, the press invites are sure to follow. It becomes a catch 22 for me, as I like the freedom of being able to mingle through the crowd and take things in as I go without having the responsibility of being tied down by a specific time. My concern is and always will be what I ran into to start the day, where I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t make one of the two appointments I made. Fortunately, this was not one of them.
When they invite came in to talk to Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics, I jumped! I have been a massive fan of everything Dark Horse Comics has done for the Star Wars Universe, especially their contributions to the Knights of the Old Republic lore. I also have some of the Mass Effect: Homeworlds graphic novels and some Dragon Age stuff, so this was a no brainer. Dave is an editor on most of their video game contributions, and the list of games he has had a hand on is massive, including but certainly not limited to: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Prototype 2, The Last Of Us, Remember Me, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Zelda, Final Fantasy and, well, I think you get the point.
Next week on PSN Sony continues the Day 1 Digital trend on PSN with Far Cry 3! Yes, Far Cry 3 will be coming to PSN next Tuesday for you to download. Also included in next week’s update will be Guardians of Middle Earth and UNCHARTED: Fight for Fortune among other titles. Join us after to jump for a glimpse at the lineup. (more…)
If it wasn’t for the fact that we are in the busiest video game time of the year, I would probably be all over this in a nanosecond for Playstation 3. The Mass Effect Thrillogy is set to be released in one neat, tidy package this coming Tuesday, November 6th, and it will mark the first time the original Mass Effect game will be available on the Playstation 3. I’ve already played through and loved every second of it but the end and I am seriously, seriously contemplating doing it all over again on the Playstation 3. If you somehow haven’t played one or more of these games and own a Playstation 3, I mean, Halo 4 isn’t even an option this week, so you might as well just get it. Three of the most amazing video games in the history of gaming? It’s the biggest no brainer in the history of Earth. If this trailer doesn’t convince you, then nothing will. The Mass Effect Trilogy is being released on the Xbox 360 and PC too, but odds are you’ve already played through all three. This is one of the few cases where a game should outsell on the Playstation 3 like 10 to 1.
Those of you who haven’t gotten to enjoy the epic three-part saga that is Mass Effect are in for a treat.
EA has just announced the Mass Effect Trilogy. This Trilogy will include Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 allowing PS3 owners to experience the full saga for the first time on their console.
You can get your hands on this trilogy on for only $59.99 on November 6th for the Xbox 360 and PC while the PS3 version will be available in-stores and on PSN at a later date.
Japanese Studio T. O. Entertainment teased footage and art work for an upcoming anime movie based on the Bioware franchise. The movie, called Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, will be a prequel to Mass Effect 3 and will follow “the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes.”