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Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare, finally gives in, following a largely negative response the company received from its fanbase worldwide. He claims that he's very proud of what the development studio has achieved and considers Mass Effect 3 as their best work to date, albeit he stresses that the team is prepared to acknowledge what the fans are saying regarding the game's endings. Well, mostly that they are unhappy with it.
The official statement from Muzyka indicates that they might, in fact, alter the game's ending to please fans who were disappointed (or even devastated in a lot of cases):
Building on their research, Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey. You'll hear more on this in April. We're working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we've received. This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.
The reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we're planning to directly address it. However, most folks appear to agree that the game as a whole is exceptional, with more than 75 critics giving it a perfect review score and a review average in the mid-90s. Net, I'm proud of the team, but we can and must always strive to do better.
I'd really be surprised and speechless, if I saw BioWare actually going back to Mass Effect 3 and somehow changing the game's current endings. Well, they might decide to add a few additional endings, just to please fans... But who knows.
|"Muzyka is talking about adding DLC in that quote. - MajFauxPas"||40|
Of course, apart from weapons and vehicles, Far Cry 3 is about exploration and this game retains that particular aspect of the well-known FPS franchise.
We did enjoy the previous installment in the series and if Ubisoft has done away with some of the repetitiveness that was present in FC 2, then this could really be a solid shooter experience.
|"this is what i've been waiting for... i hope - Morkrul"||4|
One of the worst ways to promote one's game. But hey, if it brings in more eager buyers, what the hell, right? That's what the folks at BioWare marketing were probably thinking. Well, either that or they must've been on crack to allow this royal turdness to go online.
|"This is fan made, yes? - MajFauxPas"||22|
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain and Legacy of Kain: Defiance - all pretty solid games and all set in a terrific lore. It's one of those rare game franchise where you actually care about what's gonna happen to the characters.
It seems that development studio Crystal Dynamics (lately worked mostly on Tomb Raider games) is now considering to reboot the Soul Reaver series. Word is spreading like wildfire across the Web, although there are still no official indications. We hope the folks at Crystal Dynamics will soon speak their mind on the subject. Square Enix said that they don't comment on rumor and speculation.
The rumor points to a possibility that a new Soul Reaver is to be showcased during the E3 2012. And that's it really. Nothing besides that, I'm afraid. Guess, we'll have to wait to learn more.
|"As i wish to believe it is gonna come out I still dont know how they will replace tony jay as elder... - hahayeah"||19|
|"Nobody around... hello? What the hell? - Vader"||1|
Just a reminder; the PC version of the game is set to arrive on May 18.
|"re4 still best in the series. - zaeb"||7|
From Software and Namco Bandai are making an effort to promote the Dark Souls Facebook page to encourage the creation of the PC edition of the highly acknowledged console RPG. The game received praise from users and critics alike, in addition to selling over 15 million copies worldwide.
Word is: "An announcement is coming...... We have something in-store for our DARK SOULS Fans ! Make sure to check out the following page (Link below), share, like and tell everyone."
Yeah, yeah, we got it. If we 'like' and 'share' and whatnot, you'll make the game happen (hm, I thought they were doing that anyways... oh well).
|"I hate it when they do that, *supposedly* give you the sequel, but not the original, why can't they... - crazyhermit"||8|
Fox News turns our attention to numerous complaints about recently launched iPad. The device seems to be overheating and reaching temperatures of 116 degrees, supposedly when users are running Epic's Unreal Engine
This occurs with graphically demanding titles like Infinity Blade II. It appears that the temperatures were considerably warmer than the iPad 2; that's according to Donna L. Tapellini, an analyst with Consumer Reports. "In the past, we've tested the heat from laptops. When those hit 120 degrees, we found that could cause problems when exposed to bare skin," said Tapellini.
Well, the solution to this problem is simple. Just buy a damn PC or a console - there problem solved.
|"BTW, this happened to my PC. It's because the damn hardware (and software) isn't governed to reduce... - MajFauxPas"||15|
Thanks for your patience, folks.
And in other news, wow, there's a lot of news this morning. Stay tuned...
|"Mornin' - Doomsday."||10|
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