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Geoff Keighley: Mass Effect 2 Will "Eventually" Come To PS3

After EA snapped up BioWare, everyone just assumed that future products from the preeminent role-playing developer would be multiplatform. After all, mega-publishers like EA just don't do "exclusive."

However, neither BioWare or EA has confirmed that Mass Effect 2 would be coming to the PlayStation 3, despite the fact that Dragon Age: Origins most certainly did and BioWare said they would continue to work with Sony's machine. But is an official ME2 PS3 unveiling looming large on the horizon? According to GamesThirst citing a statement by G4 host Geoff Keighley, it may only be a matter of time:

"Now the fact that [Mass Effect 2] is only on Xbox 360, a lot of debate now about whether it makes sense for publishers to make those games exclusive to a platform. I think the game will eventually come out for PlayStation 3 but they just can’t talk about it yet."

We've heard similar comments before but does Keighley know something we don't? Perhaps the most telling factor in this debate is the way in which BioWare or EA deals with the question: they almost never deny that Mass Effect 2 will eventually end up on the PS3. They usually just say something like, "no comment" or, "we can't talk about that right now," which has always led optimistic PS3 owners to believe it's inevitable. It really makes very little sense for this hotly anticipated sequel to remain exclusive; EA knows they'd be eliminating around 25 million potential customers. But we'll just have to wait and see...

1/24/2010 8:54:07 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (118 posts)

Zemus101
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 9:37:19 PM
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This sounds like great news to me. I have a friend that has a 360 and is thinking about picking this one up sometime, would be cool if I could give him the news that he just needs to get it for his ps3 ;)

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:39:19 PM

@Ben

Yeah Gears is the only thing I'm into to be honest. I have Halo, Gears 1 and 2 and ME.

Star Ocean! that should be a good game to get right? I would read your review, but you don't review them games here, don't trust other sites.

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OPHIDIAN
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 9:40:22 PM
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Just bought ME 1 for 360. Haven't really got into it yet, why do people like it so much?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 9:56:58 PM

Dunno. I tried my damnedest to get into it and I never could.

Just seems like a decent story superimposed over a mediocre third-person shooter.

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godsman
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:09:35 PM

See... I don't know why people disagree that it's just another shooter?

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OPHIDIAN
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:43:57 PM

@Ben

Same, I've played about a hour, but cannot seem to find the wow factor. It's a good game, don't get me wrong, but not a great game at all.

I am really going to p*ss off some xbox fans by saying this (sorry ppl), but I'm really starting to regret buying a xbox 360 now.

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OPHIDIAN
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:43:57 PM

@Godsman

It allegedly places a lot of emphasis on rpg style games, like making choices and buying items from a basement :P (being sarcastic btw)

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noodles619
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:57:55 PM

One remedy to get over the initial boring-ness of Mass Effect is to be a bad-ass. Start doing evil things or choose the worst possible line from the dialogue tree. Yes, there is a sense of guilt, but the curiosity of knowing the consequences of being evil kept me even more intrigued to the story.

I am enjoying the game alot more now, and am at the last 'chapter'. It also is less boring if you skip the reptetive side quests and just go for the main story line, which is not long (10-15 hours).

This is just my point of view, and I'm sorry if this still doesn't work to help convince people that ME is indeed a good game.

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Alienange
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:59:59 PM

"Superimposed over a mediocre third-person shooter" indeed ! And with TERRIBLE controls.

@ OPHIDIAN - If you're only an hour in you might not have hit the "lunar buggy" parts which means the worst is yet to come.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:14:26 PM

OPHIDIAN: At this point, I really only have my 360 for Gears and Alan Wake. I had it early for the Halos, the fact that most multiplats were better on that console, and the RPGs. At first, the 360 had the definite edge in that genre - Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Tales of Vesperia, the first to get Eternal Sonata and Star Ocean, etc. - but that has changed, too.

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Gabriel013
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:54:45 AM

I loved Mass Effect because of the pacing. It never felt like I was being rushed.

I quite happily completed all the side quests on my first run through which took roughly 55 hours if my memory serves me correctly. I then immediately started my second play through.

I already have my ME2 preorder down.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:19:17 AM

I got the PC version of Mass Effect.

Didn't wow me at first, but once you get into it, at least 3-4 hours in and skip the boring side missions, then you start to see real great story-telling at work.

The dialogue trees were what hooked me, the mature story made it feel sophisticated, the character creation makes the game feel like your own and the final moment where you have to make one hell of an important decision really shapes the game and the how the sequel will begin.

Sure, it might not be for everyone, but I sure enjoyed it, and appreciated the PC version release.

I have a 360 (since July 09), the Halos were good for playing with friends (who all own 360s), it was good to get Bayonetta on, and I love Gears 2, but it disappoints me in terms of useability, no video copying or music copying like the PS3.

If Bioware do release both games on a single blu-ray for PS3, then I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy RPG's and shooters. It's not like a JRPG, and the TPS mechanics are a little clunky, but it is a great experience nontheless, particularly if you get right to the main story and skip the side stuff.

Highly recommend Mass Effect before playing ME 2. Might not have Uncharted 2's "wow" factor, but it is still heads and shoulders above many other titles out there. (I'm referring to 360 and PC games of course, PS3 has enough on its plate this year)

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Oxvial
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:37:39 PM

its a good game on pc but just decent on the 360.

Just like Dragon Age Origins (a much better game than ME )if this game was on the Ps3 the xbots would stop hyping the hell out of it.

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packersfan66
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 8:31:25 PM

it's that same as us hyping uncharted 2 and any ps3 exclusives here

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Oxvial
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 8:56:59 PM

it's that same as us hyping uncharted 2 and any ps3 exclusives ''here''

You are a regular of this page?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:20:25 AM

I don't know why so many people go gaga for the Western RPG. Despite my heavy shift towards Western-developed games, I still prefer Japanese RPGs.

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Gone
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:00:09 PM
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Ben, did you ever get into Bioshock?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:12:59 PM

LOVED Bioshock.

Bioshock 2 and Heavy Rain top my February list.

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Roach721
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:29:30 AM

You can buy Bioshock on Ebay for less than 17 bucks i just pick it up haven't begun to play it though.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:40:41 AM

I got bioshock on boxing day and i loved it.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:02:11 PM

I just bought Bioshock recently for ps3, still at the beginning though. Alot of games I'm playing catch up on right now. >_<

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jaybiv
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:02:52 PM
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Never played it, but the ads playing on tv have piqued my interest though.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:21:54 AM

You're missing out jaybiv. Bioshock 2 has a lot to live up to.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:29:15 AM

Or were you referring to Mass Effect? That too is a good game. It isn't perfect, but it is still very good so long as you have a little patience at the beginning.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:04:04 PM
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I still think any game built for the PC should be played on the PC. If Mass Effect 2 arrives on the PS3 in the Summer, great. Me, I'll wait until I buy a PC that can run it.

Of course, LadyDeath, a woman who thinks that gaming exclusively on the Xbox 360 makes her a "real gamer", would beg to differ.

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godsman
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:07:22 PM
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For a game that Xbox gamers like to brag so much about, Mass Effect sales weren't THAT high. I thought it would be like a 5 million seller. I'm pretty sure it'll come over to PS3 eventually. RPG element appeal to PS3 gamers more than anywhere else, except DS.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:14:28 PM
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I was reading a bit over at IGN about how the people that buy Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360 are gonna have to switch between disc 1 & disc 2 multiple times. That sure made me laugh.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:40:18 PM

Only twice. Once from disc one (where the story is more linear) to disc two (where the variety and exploration are much heavier) and a second time back to disc one (near end of game where it goes back to being more linear). Not terribly bad, but I'd still rather have it on a blu-ray for my PS3.

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Feregrin
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 10:54:45 AM

You've already played and finished ME2?

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:17:17 PM
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Don't want
Would rather get stuff like Tales of Vesperia

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ffyfe7
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:23:07 PM
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Even if ME2 came to PS3 there are just too many games coming out for me to even consider it. People say its story is "superb" but if I want story i'll get Heavy Rain and with third person shooters, there are quite a few to pick from. Also with the recent news on LA Noire, that means that there is another game to purchase (if I have money left haha). I enjoy an RPG "hybrid" so to speak (Fallout 3) but it looks like its a "jack of all trades, master of none." Thats how I see it at the moment, if anyone can convince me otherwise let me know.

PS - I haven't played it as I dont have a 360, my opinion is from what i've seen.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:27:52 AM

Mass Effect is a superb game. A few things were wrong with it (long elevator rides, clunky controls, boring side-missions), but apart from those FEW problems, a great game laid beneath it.

The dialogue trees really shape your character and how others respond to you, along with how the story turns out.

if you have a decent PC, I highly recommend it, but I wouldn't put it above the PS3 exclusives like Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, FF Versus XIII, Gran Turismo 5, etc.

If you have the time and money apart from those games I listed, then Mass Effect is definitely worth having a look at.

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Qubex
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:25:11 PM
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Here here ffyfe7... another game to the list; but it looks so good :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Kowhoho
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:27:34 PM
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The number is closer to 32.8 million now, by the way. On topic, i'd be glad to see this on ps3 but may not be able to get it anyways what with all the other titles I'll be buying.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:34:39 PM
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I'm picking it up for PC tomorrow, but I'd buy it in a heartbeat for PS3 if it becomes available. Mass Effect is the one series on the 3fixme that I really desire to play.

I feel it is inevitable that it will come to the PS3. BioWare's constant dancing around the issue and only giving vague answers seems to confirm it. I believe that it is simply a timed exclusive and that we'll see it later this year. I figure by June we'll either see it or at least hear about it. BioWare made exactly these same evasive comments when people asked about a PC version of the first game. They denied it the same way and then announced it 3 months later, and released it 6 months after the console version.

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OPHIDIAN
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:51:00 PM

Why do you like ME Bucky, I mean what makes it stand out, I'm really finfing it difficult to get into. Perhaps I'm missing something?

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:04:10 PM

I really loved the story and the characters, and the shooting was good enough for me get into the combat. I liked being able to design my own character and determine how certain aspects of the story unfold. I though Dragon Age would hook me the same way, but it didn't come close. I like that ME gives your character a voice and personality rather than the bland little statue that you control in DA. And as much as people feel that ME was bland and generic, I feel that way about DA and adore ME. Different strokes I guess. I dig BioWare's sci-fi stuff (such as KOTOR) but can't seem to get into their fantasy stuff which feels same-old same-old to me.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:16:15 PM

I think the big difference for me is that I always prefer the old-school sword-and-staff setting over sci-fi, so Dragon Age automatically holds more appeal for me. Also, DA actually PLAYS like an RPG and it had an excellent combat mechanic; it was basically identical to FFXII, which ruled.

It's the gameplay I just couldn't get into for ME. ...really average, IMO.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:32:10 PM

Well, to be honest, I didn't think FF12 was any great shakes either. I guess you have to have swords and elves and dwarves and such to "feel" and "play" like an RPG. I found Dragon Age to be exactly like every other fantasy game, and dull to boot. Mass Effect actually grabbed me and made me feel like my character was a person rather than a lifeless doll.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:09:38 AM

I'm with you Buck, although I LOVED FF12 and find myself playing it more than X. I love grinding in FF12, it never gets old.

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:41:21 PM

I have to say I much rather prefer the old school rpg, being a massive fan of FFVII and FFX (I absolutely loved that game).

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Arvis
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:52:40 PM

Buckeye,

I'm with you about Mass Effect. To me, they really nailed the feeling of adventuring in a science fiction setting. Everything has a clinical feel to it, even combat. And it's just slow enough to be strategic, rather than twitchy.

All these folks saying that it plays like a "generic 3rd person shooter" (even Ben) just really haven't played it correctly. There are so many ways to fight besides just shooting your enemy. I'd say the game barely even qualifies as a TPS.

It's almost certainly the best true Sci-Fi RPG I've ever played. And Ben and I have almost the same taste in video games, so I am shocked that we disagree so severely on this.

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 7:01:45 PM

I admit I might not have played it long enough to see all the combat available but after two or three hours, if a game hasn't grabbed me...it probably never will.

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closure
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:37:06 PM
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What's with the 360 "exclusives" coming to the PS3, that apparently weren't meant for the PS3 Eternal Sonata, Star Ocean, now Mass Effect? What's next Alan Wake?

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:38:13 PM
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*yawn....*


I might try it out if i can get it cheap some day, but theres no way im paying $60 for a generic shooter with a slightly better-than-average story.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:40:51 PM

Are you talking about Mass Effect or MW2?

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Banky A
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:00:21 AM

Touche'.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:39:07 AM

Pick up Mass Effect 1 for 20 bucks PC. I really enjoyed it. You can shape the character your own way, not just in the character creation at the beginning, but throughout the entire game.

The story and character shaping was what hooked me, even if the TPS controls were clunky at best.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 6:11:29 PM

@Buckeyestar

Since when does MW2 have a better-than-average story?

;)

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Streets_74
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:41:48 PM
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I saw some screens and video of ME one and two, just from what I saw of the two games it didn't catch my eye. Even if this did come out for PS3 I wouldn't buy it anyway. Reason being I never played the first game so I wouldn't know the story line, and as I stated already it just didn't look fun to me.

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Buckeyestar
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:48:01 PM
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Funny how anything not exclusive to the PS3 suddenly becomes "just not that interesting" around here.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:08:30 AM

Lots of close minded people.

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CH1N00K
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:17:10 AM

I wouldn't say that because it's not a PS3 exclusive doesn't make it interesting. But the fact that it started out as an MS exclusive would probably be more accurate.

We've all seen how games that were made for the 360 have turned out once they've been ported to the PS3. For the most part the Sony players seem to get the shaft whenever they get something from the "other side" glitches, gameplay, etc.

I'll be honest, I was excited when the 1st ME first came out, and even though I don't own a 360, I did go over to a friends place to give it a try.

It was interesting but not good enough for me to want to buy a 360. Now, if the eventually release ME2 on the PS3, I don't see it doing well either, because it would still come across as a MS hand-me down, by the time we get a copy of it, the hype will be gone, and it probably won't play as well on the PS3 as well as it did on the 360.

Which kind of brings us back square one, the main reason you'll probably find that most people don't seem to excited about games that aren't PS3 exclusives? Because most games (not all) that are multi-plat don't play as well on the PS3 as the games that are actually designed for the PS3. This is slowly changing as the PS3 becomes more popular, but the Sony gamers have been burned enough times with variations of games that are glitchy.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:23:01 AM

@CH1N00K

I think you're spot on in your explanation regarding 360games ported to the PS3. However, I'm not so sure many people on this site or avid PS3 gamers share the same thought. I get the impression they for the most part treat any game that chose the 360 as a starting console to be sub-par. Owning a gaming PC has allowed me to play a majority of these so called "360 exclusives" and I've enjoyed quite a few of them.

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Highlander
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 10:05:20 AM

Sometimes that's because the PS3 exclusives are so darned good by comparison, sometimes it's because people aren't in fact interested in the genre, and sometimes it's pure chauvinism. A lot of people say nothing either way, and I bet that's the majority.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:49:30 PM
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well buckeyestar, I did say mutiple times. I'll consider Mass Effect 2 only if they put it on the same disc as Mass Effect 1 for $60. & even then I may wait for a price drop.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:52:57 PM
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I doubt it is simply because it's not an exclusive, I instead think it's because people are already looking forward to 2-4 games, with most of those 2-4 being PS3 exclusive. Plus, lazy ports tend to not favor the PS3 crowd, we wouldn't want that to happen again. (I doubt it would, since Bioshock was ported succesfully. But wasn't our Dragon Age: Origins version lacking a bit too?)

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:55:55 AM

Unfortunately, I am starting to see a little bit of bias coming through in some of these comments in regards to PS3 exclusivity determining the quality of a game.

Don't get me wrong, PS3's exclusives have proved that they trump other exclusives on competing consoles, but in terms of brilliant games like Mass Effect and Gears of War, they deserve more credit here than they are getting.

If it is a cost and money-saving problem, fair enough. I would honestly choose God of War 3, Heavy Rain and FF XIII over Mass Effect 2 (fortunately, I'm getting them all), but I am worried that this site will give way to close-minded fanboys on the PS3 side, and I know that Ben here is trying hard to keep these so-called "fanboys" out.

I love the games I play, I believe many deserve the high ratings they receive, but please, PLEASE do not knock AAA titles like Mass Effect and Gears simply because it "started as a 360 exclusive" and is therefore "broken".

I do understand that you all do not like games like Mass Effect, and if it is regards to gameplay, fair enough. But if it is to do with console exclusivity, then you have lost my respect.

I enjoy my 360 and Wii, and apart from the RRoD problem with early 360's, it is a decent console. Please avoid blind fanboyism like those immature idiots I see at Gamespot and IGN.

I for one would gladly accept Mass Effect and Gears on PS3 should they be released. I'm sure Ben would agree with Gears, but try to finish Mass Effect 1, and you will see why it is such a great game. Honestly, its the last 2-3 hours of it that truly make it remarkable.

One last thing before you all thumb me down, I have twice the number of games on my PS3 than I do on my 360 and Wii combined. The PS3 is my console of choice which is why I love coming to this website and chatting with fellow PS3 appreciatives. But this should not give way to 360 or Wii bashing and Ben has done an excellent job keeping it that way.

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BTNwarrior
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 10:55:36 PM
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Shame I will already have it on 360 by the time it comes out

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Alienange
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:03:03 PM
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There is no way I'm getting ME2. I didn't like the first game, the controls are terrible and if and when it comes to the PS3 it'll be old news.

It's a BIG pass for me.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:07:47 AM

Play it for PC, GREAT controls and not bug hampered like the 360 version.

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gangan19
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:08:19 PM
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OMG! I can't believe you have to swap disc....lmao

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:07:17 AM

I still do it whenever I play some older games, I don't see what the big deal is.

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Gabriel013
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:56:41 AM

Swapping discs isn't great but it didn't detract from the enjoyment of any other games I've had to do it with.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 5:00:05 AM

Was Final Fantasy on the PS1 terrible because of the disc swapping? Did anybody feel like they lost passion and love for the game because they had to swap the disc?

It isn't all that big a deal, really. If anything, reaching the 3rd disc of FFVII made me feel like I had really accomplished something special.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:40:34 PM

@gaNWars

Hell, I've swapped a lot of discs in my time...
On a lot of the PS1 games alone, you had to swap out either 2 or 3 discs, plus there's a few more games that even did a 4-disc swap-out too.

I have 532 PS1 games in my collection so far, which is only about a 1/4 of the PS1 games made and after taking a quick look through my collection, I found numerous games that have multiple disc swap-outs........

2 DISCS
Carnage Heart
Chronicles of the Sword
Colony Wars
Command & Conquer (series)
G-Police
Golden Nugget
GT 2
Hearts of Darkness
Hive
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Parasite Eve
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Xenogears

3 DISCS
"D"
FF VII
Fox Hunt

4 DISCS
Wing Commander 3
Wing Commander 4
X-Files

And since there's another 1400-1500 PS1 games out there than I have, I'd think that there's got to be a great deal more multi-disc games out there.

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coverton341
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:13:11 PM
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I for one liked ME1 and will be getting ME2 on the 360 just so the game save will transfer.

But, more on topic, does anyone else feel a bit of deja vu? Kind of like a publisher has made these kind of statements before? It seems like it was just a short while ago a certain Bethesda was saying they couldn't comment one way or the other about DLC and trophy support for Fallout 3 heading over to the PS3 but what do ya know, it came out anyway. It seems that when certain industry players get involved in a game there are a lot of smoke and mirror tactics going on to make it seem like there is only one place to get certain titles and content even when common sense would suggest otherwise.

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:27:04 PM

Im guessing its somewhere in the contract with MS; remember bioshock?

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DragonSphere
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:05:04 AM

THIS. The whole PR circle-jerk between the PS3 versions of Fallout 3 DLC and BioShock (and very likely now, ME 1 and 2) was by all means absolutely RIDICULOUS. Sure they're contractually obligated to be silent - I honestly don't buy the "official" answers they spew out when asked about their previous comments - but still, it's so transparent it's not even funny.

Please, Microsoft or whoever else that start's this mess, don't prolong this practice any further...

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:25:02 PM
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For once i want ms to keep this exclusive to themselves.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:06:11 AM

It's not an exclusive, like most so called "360 exclusives" it can be found on a gaming platform other than the 360 (PC). I really wish Sony put more effort towards educating the public on how nonexclusive the 360 is when it comes to gaming.

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Banky A
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:06:20 PM

LimitedV

Try tell that to a guy called GeneralMLD on YouTube. It's mind boggling.

:D

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Alienange
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:31:50 PM
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No, I don't think Keighley knows something we don't.

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just2skillf00l
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 11:56:38 PM
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I actually saw a Mass Effect 2 commercial today and I must say it was of epic proportions! Two years ago or so I would have purchased it without a moment's hesitation, but now I know better. I have never played this game before but I hear ME is a great franchise. Oh well, if it comes to the PS3 I'll look more into it. I hope it does. It sounds and looks interesting to me. I have no idea about the gameplay but I love games where you can make choices. Not Fallout 3 though. It froze on me many times over and I felt overwhelmed with decisions. It was too much of a burden to bear. So many choices!

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 5:03:23 AM

If you have the PC to run it, then I highly recommend giving the first Mass Effect a try on PC. It should be cheaper now, and I truly enjoyed it, mostly for the story and dialogue trees, but I've explained that a lot above.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:00:47 AM
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I'm getting it for PC just like the first one. It's an enjoyable experience well worth the $45.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:21:45 AM
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Worth $65?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:25:30 AM

For the console version that most likely will be full of bugs like ME1, and cost nearly 20 dollars more than the PC version? I don't recommend it.

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Hitch
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:34:26 AM
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Picking up the 360 collectors edition at midnight tomorrow. Cant wait.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:47:13 AM
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Another PC purchase for me. Though I still have to finish the original first.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:05:32 AM

We think a lot alike, I'm under the impression my mother has been hiding a half brother from me.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:09:24 AM

I always wondered who the person was who seemed to be hanging just off to the side, out of focus, in the family pictures when I was younger.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:34:57 AM

Actually that's our other half bro named Joey. I accidentally killed him back in the day and mom loves to live in denial.

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Banky A
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:00:43 AM
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Good for everybody on PS3 that like Mass Effect.

:D

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:06:18 AM

I was singing my heart out Friday night and you failed to show up. Thanks for letting me down.

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Banky A
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:09:05 PM

Could you find it in your heart to forgive me? I was in the bathroom...

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___________
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:11:47 AM
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huh its mass effect all over again.
or should i say L4D all over again?
seriously enough is enough if they were going to bring either over to the ps3 they would of announced it by now.
i cant see bioware releasing ME2 on the ps3 without releasing ME1.
you cant jump into a series half way through it makes no seance, how are you suppose to understand the storyline?
id love to see both of those on the ps3, especially L4D but seriously enough is enough if you want to play them get them on PC or get a 360.
sitting on the fence saying there coming to ps3 every few weeks is not going to help.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:49:07 AM

It's official I no longer believe in god. I actually agree with you (somewhat).

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 5:08:56 AM

Very good point _________________

I like Gears and Mass Effect, and I enjoy playing Halo with friends, so I bought a 360 (after trading many old games to get it cheaper). Same goes with Wii, I traded my Gamecube and some old games and got the Wii cheaper so I could play Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, New Mario Bros, Zelda, Metroid and No More Heroes.

If you want a game like Mass Effect (and don't have the PC to run it) then save your pennies towards a 360. If it helps, the later 360 models have far, FAR less RRoD problems than the first few million.

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___________
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 5:25:04 AM

or do what i did and get a preowned 360.
cost me 100 bucks and had it for 8 months with no problems.
im starting to think either the RROD problem is only with early consoles or that its completely blown out of proportion.
ive had 3 xbox 360s one for a few months, one for over a year and another for a few months and neither have broken on me.
i keep getting rid of them because theres nothing i want on that system and i hate seeing it there burning a hole in my cabinet.
im very impatient, id rather get rid of one and get a new one when a game i want comes out than keep my existing one.
like i got rid of my latest 360 in late october even though im going to buy a new one for crackdown 2 and alan wake.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:39:42 AM
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Meh, I'll get over it either way, cant say i care much for M.E. It has the most orrid Art Design i've ever seen in a game Halo/Star Trek gone wrong.

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Arvis
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 4:25:19 PM

I like ME's art design... T_T

-Arvis

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Roach721
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:40:57 AM
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I didn't need Geoff Keighley to tell me this. I told everyone couple articles back about thid news. I would like to try this out looks pretty cool, and I also heard it's gonna be much better than the first one.
Programmers are aware of the first titles shortcomings, BioWare's programmers and artist are tweaking the game code and bringing this sequel to life. I also never did play the first so, I would like to try this that is if it doesn't take them that long to bring to the PS3. Hopefully by that time we get all the extra DLC.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:41:58 AM
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Definitely not gonna get this game even if it comes to the ps3. I'm really not into war/space type games.

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www
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 5:03:54 AM

I know what you mean but the fact that it's 3rd person and RPG should make it preferable to Halo.
I personally don't enjoy spacey sci-fi games, reason why I dislike Halo. I'm interested in ME2 though.

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Sir Shak
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 3:55:04 AM
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Timed exclusives only hurt the publishers . The game doesn't even sell half as much were it a simultaneous launch .

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Dancemachine55
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 5:13:02 AM
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Got my preorder on PC version, Collector's Edition.

With better combat, more varied dialogue, more streamlined levelling and RPG screens, no more boring side-missions and most importantly, no more boring long elevator rides, Mass Effect 2 will be a brilliant game, regardless of what platform it's on.

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tlpn99
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 6:18:08 AM
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I am with you Ben having the 360 for Gears, Alan Wake and a few of the old classics like Sid Miers Pirates that I bought for the original Xbox but bought it when I got my 360. Also the Halo games.

I am going to be getting ME2 this Friday but I am going to have to divide my time between playing that and my PS3 as I am in the middle of Army of Two The 40th Day (should have it completed by the end of this week fingers crossed). Also MW2 online takes up a chunk of my time too but im enjoying it so much playing online with my mate who I've not seen in years. We chat while were playing it so it's nice to catch up.

I have heard ME2 is supposedly better than the 1st one. So im hoping it is. :) I enjoyed the 1st one.

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ohmikkie
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 6:21:12 AM
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as i've already ordered this for me 360. unless they bundle ME2 with a conversion of ME as well i see no reason to get it for the PS3.

I hope they add more variation to the story lines of side quests and in general things to do. I felt that Dragon Age story and universe felt very similar to Mass Effect including the levelling up mechanic.

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Edito
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 6:21:26 AM
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Belive me Mass Effec is a great game the way the story unfold its just good i played de PC version lol and belive me this game will rocks and i just can´t wait for ME2 and 3 eventually...

The goods - Story, Sound, Gameplay, graphics, scenario, characters.

The bads - Dialogue boxs (damn it sucks), the way the characters walk/run just suck, u just can´t feel the RPG section during the game maybe because im well used to JRPGs

I played this game more like a shooter...

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Gabriel013
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 7:10:26 AM
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I enjoyed the elevator rides when they were giving me news updates about my exploits but the silent rides or those which repeated the same damn thing 20 times were a little boring.

I want to see more party dialogue while wandering around, similar to that itroduced in Dragon Age.

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Mamills
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 7:46:42 AM
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mass effect is a trilogy so i say for the 3rd mass effect they release the ME collection for ps3. all 3 games on a dual layer blu ray disc.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:45:00 PM

your avatar scares me

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Richy
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 8:45:28 AM
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hello ...

i got ME1 off the steamy sites holiday sales ..
i still need a better PC to try it out, if it's good enough i shall get ME2 on PC when it will be cheaper, but if it is A.W.E.S.O.M.E, then for sure will get it on PS3 if it comes our way, for i need to build a new PC, i'm just waiting for Diablo III to do so.
cheers!

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Andysw
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 8:49:02 AM
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Since when was mass effect exclusive to the xbox 360? Its a multiplatform game thats also on the pc.

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Highlander
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 10:08:16 AM

It's exclusive in the world of video games because PC games and video games seldom mix, a PC game is typically very much a 'PC' game.

OK, perhaps it would be more accurate to save a console exclusive. However, the reality is that console games are not the same as PC games, and console gamers don't play the same games on PCs as they do on Consoles.

So perhaps it's shorthand to call it exclusive without prefixing it with the word console, but that word console is understood to be part of the context. So when a game is described here as exclusive 99/100 readers (at least) infer that it is a console exclusive at least.

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Feregrin
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 10:58:47 AM

Just because Microsoft went and made a console as well doesn't make it an exclusive when it's on both the 360 and PC. Uncharted among others is a "true" exclusive.

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telly
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 9:23:23 AM
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I dig Mass Effect for a lot of the reasons some folks here think it's less than great -- I love a great sci-fi setting; third-person action is probably my single favorite combat genre in games; the story, while admittedly a bit derivative, was really neat and shared a lot of my favorite elements from Sci-Fi classics like Star Trek, Aliens and even the Matrix; I absolutely loved the conversation tree, and I loved that there were a number of genuinely hard decisions to make with no "right" answer, and that those choices will carry on to part 2!

The action, pacing, and graphics were all flawed in part 1, no question, and sometimes deeply so. But it was an enjoyable experience for me and considering the great reviews coming in for it, I'm confident ME2 is going to deliver on the promise of ME1. Just my two cents.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 12:50:23 PM
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I think if it isn't a "True exclusive" then you can expect to see it. But from what I've heard I'm not too stoked over it coming to PS3 anyway. I DO think bioware is just keeping MS fans happy by not discussing it as a multiplat.

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maxpontiac
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 1:15:03 PM
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I for one will be buying Mass Effect on the PS3.

My last and final RROD happened right when this game came out.

I will be hoping for ME1 and ME2 on Blu Ray..

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Imagi
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 7:24:32 PM
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Do you think that Geoff Keighley knows that he pronounces his own name incorrectly?

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Nlayer
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 9:42:47 PM
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I am one who greatly enjoys Mass Effect, mainly for the plot(Although the gameplay is great as well). I enjoy almost anything from Bioware though, great company in my opinion. I would love to see Mass Effect come over to the PS3, I would defiantly re-buy the games if this happens. Going to pick up Mass Effect 2 at Midnight tonight.

Funny, if they were to give us PS3 owners the Mass Effect series then that would probably make a lot of Xbox 360 fans mad, much in the same way us PS3 fans are made that Final Fantasy went multi-platform. It's really hard to know what will happen, but EA most likely won't pass on the money they could achieve.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 10:14:14 AM
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I somehow wonder if the rave reviews are deserved. I feel the Western RPG is the most overrated genre around. Games filled with long load times, dialogue trees, talking heads, mute heroes and stilted action. I'm someone that has had 75% of my purchases from 2007-10 come from development houses in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and yet I've never understood the hulabaloo over Mass Effect and similar Western RPGs.

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 10:28:48 AM
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Whether it comes to the PS3 or not doesn't concern me because in my opinion, it's just another stupid shooter 'trying' to be an rpg. It will always be that to me, so putting it on the PS3 proves nothing to me. I'll just play Heavy Rain, God of War III, and Versus XIII when they come out. You know, REAL games that make sense and are fun.

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Crazedvole
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:10:30 AM
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I don't see what the point of this story was. "It will come to PS3 "eventually"?? I remember the same thing being said about Ace Combat 6. That game was supposed to be a "timed exclusive." How many "millions" of fans on the PS3 would have bought that game? (I think it was a best selling game in Japan). I think they are just flat out lying. If it was coming to the PS3 they would either release it at the same time or they would have a a definite release date. If you have a PS3 and are waiting for this game, stop waiting because it is not going to happen.

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Crabba
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:32:38 PM
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What I don't get it why do so many people call this a 360 exclusive, because it's not!! The game is not only available but much better on the PC, so what's the problem in the first place? We all have PC's - if you want the game, just get it for PC (and the sequel).

Now a game series I really don't get the hype about is Halo. I just tried Halo 2 (for PC) for the first time (never played a Halo game before) and I *REALLY* don't see what's so special about that game?? It seems like a really bad-looking kiddie-shooter?! Seriously, it looks like Quake 1 with kiddie-monsters?? And it's not THAT old, there are a lot of much better looking games much older than that! What am I missing?? Seriously disappointed, I don't know what I was expecting, but I had no idea it was that bad...

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SwinalTap
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 4:33:14 PM

Well, if it was much better on the PC then the reviews would reflect that, and they don't.

The reason there is so much hype for Halo has to do with Bungie. Bungie knows how to support their community that plays their games. It's not about whether Halo is a great FPS but about how much Bungie listens to and gives back to those who play it. The online Halo experience is what makes the series worth the time and effort.

And before you try to label me a Xbot, I own both systems. I've played the great games on the PS3 and well as the 360. I'm so tired of the same old fanboy rhetoric about which is better. Both systems are great. Both has great games. The real winners in this console war are the ones that own both.

Sorry for the rant.

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Crabba
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 5:55:18 AM

Well, this is from the IGN PC review of Mass effect:

"As you'd expect, the PC game looks quite a bit sharper than its Xbox 360 cousin"
"And the texture popping problems exhibited in the Xbox 360 game were pretty much missing from the PC"

"...and there are a slew of improvements here that the Xbox 360 game will never get, like an improved inventory system. It's also nice that there are pretty much as many save slots as you need, which is a big improvement over the Xbox 360 game."

So I'd say the reviews certainly do reflect that the PC version is better...

Regardless though, point being: it's not an xbox360 exclusive, since you can just as well play it on the PC.

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