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World Of Mass Effect Will Finally Grace The PlayStation 3

We swear we can't predict the future. We're not oracles. ...it just seems that way.

Less than 48 hours after it was determined that PSXE readers most want Mass Effect 2 - of all the top-notch games not available on the PlayStation 3 - it has been announced that a PS3 version of the excellent RPG is headed our way. Freshly revealed at GamesCom this morning, EA and BioWare have announced that Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 will arrive in January, and it'll feature "hours of bonus content." We don't have all the full details just yet but we figured you guys would want to know ASAP, right? According to some sources, ME2 is the single best-rated game in the 28-year history of Electronic Arts (validation for acquiring BioWare) and of course, we all know that EA simply doesn't do exclusivity. They just can't make enough money this way so perhaps such a move was inevitable.

You can also consider this to be pre-confirmation of Mass Effect 3 on PS3, as it's exceedingly unlikely BioWare will somehow magically revert to Xbox 360 exclusivity, even if it's only timed. No, ME appears to be a multiplatform series, now. Sony lost a few big exclusives at the start of this generation, too, and in general, third-party exclusivity really is a thing of the past. However, now that Microsoft has lost ME...they just have Gears and Halo, right? I mean, that's all that's left to compete against MGS4, GoWIII, GT5, LBP, Heavy Rain, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, inFamous, Killzone.....? Well...all right.

Related Game(s): Mass Effect 2

Tags: mass effect 2, me2, mass effect ps3, bioware

8/17/2010 10:24:54 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (208 posts)

Fatcat3788
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:38:27 AM
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A bit uncanny with the timing of your poll...

Still good news to whoever hasn't tried this one out yet. It's highly recommended by me. Now... about Mass Effect 1 and saved files from the computer...

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B-RadGfromOV
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:14:36 AM

Yeah, what about the first one? How do they expect me to get into the sequel when I never played the original?

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:49:55 PM

Mass Effect 2 is the reason why I held onto my 360. I can finally sell it now. lol

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:16:40 PM

Maybe they'll include ME1 if the blu-ray of ME2.

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telly
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:43:49 PM

@b-rad, you'll be able to get into it all just fine. The backstory is explained through a variety of ways, you can really delve into the series' history via an awesome database/archive system, etc. A couple 360-owning friends never played ME1 and they loved and totally understood Mass Effect 2. You'll be good to go man.

Oh, and for what it's worth -- ME2 is WAY better than ME1. In pretty much every way.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:40:32 AM
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I bet you couldn't type up this article fast enough!....I've been waiting for it as soon as I heard.

I'm really glad I held out for a possible PS3 version now. Fanboys unite!

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:15:40 PM

And best thing of all....

No disc swapping, like the 360 version.

Gotta love blu-ray.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:15:43 PM

Woops, posted twice.

But gotta love Mass Effect.

Really wish I'd held out for the PS3 version now. Got both on PC and by far my fave RPG this gen, next to Demon's Souls.

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booze925
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:41:07 AM
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...ben, did u know...?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:50:39 AM

No.

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Fatcat3788
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:03:29 AM

You gotta think... The voters were the ones that voted on ME2... So in that case... DID WE KNOW!? Oh JEEZ we must all have the ESPN!

To be honest my first thought when this was announced was that Ben knew too... Lol. Ben you crafty B-terd you...

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:09:17 AM

"Oh JEEZ we must all have the ESPN"

lmao!

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:13:47 AM

Dude it's ESP, not ESPN.

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:14:42 AM

I still want Alan Wake but this is brilliant news lol

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packersfan66
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:23:14 AM

That's a quote from mean girls haha

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B-RadGfromOV
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:22:51 PM

Also Scary Movie 3. lol just throwin that out there

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:44:04 PM

It's OK wolf, we all miss one from time to time. :)

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:45:44 AM
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I have to admit ME has tempted me. Its one of the "few" and I mean "few" third party multiplats that I was interested in. Now that its graced the power of the PS3 I may have to buy it out of principle for the bonus content alone. Its a good day to own a PS3,indeed.

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Xombito
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:46:06 AM
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*points finger laughing at Microsoft*

I guess I better catch up on my Mass Effect before this. Here's hope the port turns out solid.

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:48:44 AM

Bioware is one of the few devs that know what they are doing. Concerning the PS3. The port may not be perfect but they will make it very close.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:48:17 AM
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I am very content that an amazing 360 title will be an addendum on my list to purchase for the ps3. I can't wait :D

By the way, Ben, the 360 still has Splinter Cell conviction, Alan wake, Forza, Limbo and fable. These are all great games. However, I do agree that they can't compare to LBP, MGS4, Killzone, Motorstorm, GT5, Resistance, Heavy Rain, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, GOW3, and Infamous. Just wanted to point out that it's not just Halo and Gears....

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:00:51 AM

I really don't understand why people like Fable. That game sucks.

Also I think Ben was just thinking of their biggest exclusives. The ones people buy the console for. No one bought a 360 just to play those additional games you mentioned. They aren't system seller unlike most of the PS3 exclusives Ben mentioned.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:03:03 AM

Splinter Cell Conviction will come to the PS3.

I also believe the Gears of War series will make its way to the PS3 because Epic, not M$ft, owns the rights to that series; and Epic says it can put Gears on whatever platform it wants.

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Bandit King
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:09:09 AM

@Jawknee
Not sure why your post got down voted, its just an opinion people and one that I personally agree with. Fable is a lousy game, poorly made, full of bugs and home to some of the worst combat and voice acting I have ever been exposed to (outside of free theater groups). Again thats just my opinion.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:45:12 AM

Because my comment was blunt perhaps?

The first two games are crap and the 3rd looks more of the same. I really don't get why most xbox game gets so much praise especially Fable.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:19:47 PM

Yeah, I was talking about the big exclusives.

For the record, I love the Splinter Cell series but I really think Conviction was a step backwards for the sake of multiplayer. I also liked Fable, but I never got around to playing Fable 2. As for Forza...GT5 will rape it and then it won't matter.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:49:55 PM

Mild curiousity Jawknee, is there a 360 game you do like, you seem to have been against every 360 exclusive mentioned in this article/thread so far.

As for Fable, I think Fable is one of the 360's gems, While it didn't follow what it initially promised in giving us an RPG where what you do changes the quest, it was still a fun adventure in a fleshed out world. I myself am looking forward to the 3rd game.

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:03:55 PM

Same here Ultima I really enjoyed Fable 2. It definitely wasn't what was promised but it still came out great fun. I will be going through it again to get ready for Fable 3.

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:41:27 PM

@Ultima;

About Jawknee, sure there's some 360 games he likes... the same ones that have a PS3 version.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:50:26 PM

Ultima, ummm...I was excited for Halo 3 because i did like the first one quite a bit. I also was looking forward to the first Gears. Both turned out being meh. I've played a few hours of Gears 2 and its still meh. I was interest in Alan Wake until it turned out to be another shooter.

So i guess the answer is no. Its mostly a shooter console. FPS/TPS is my least favorite genre, so when i do play them i want to play the best ones and those are on the PS3. Besides shooters, what do they have? Fable and Forza. i grew up with Gran Turismo and Forza doesn't compare. Fable, i never liked games like Fable and i find Fable in particular, especially bad.

Read Bandit King's comments for why. He summed it up nicely.

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:08:22 PM

Jawknee, the only game I think you would ever like that can only be found on 360 is Lost Odyssey, next to that would be Mass Effect 2.

But guess what! I heard Mass Effect 2 is coming to the PS3!

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:27:51 PM

aww, i love fable, one of my favourite games, almost bought a 360 to play fable 2...

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Nynja
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:23:17 PM

I never played Fable, but did try giving Fable 2 a chance. It was an "OK" game at best, for me anyway. One huge letdown was the co-op functionality. I thought it was complete crap. It's not a bad game. It's just not my cup of tea.

On the other hand, my woman loves the Fable series. She's finished both 1 & 2 and is excited for 3 - I think. With FFXIV around the corner I doubt she'll find time for Fable 3, though.

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trini_boy
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:50:19 AM
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HELL YEAH!!

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Bloodysilence19
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:50:54 AM
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Its about time, Sony takes a huge exclusive from Ms. Defently cant wait now im just hoping bioware does a great job with it and doesn't do a horrible port like 2k did with bioshock 1.also hope since ME2 is coming to ps3 they will bring ME1 to ps3. cause whats the point of playing a sequel of a game if you don't know how everything got started in the first one.

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:57:34 AM

I think ME1 was partially funded by MS. My thoughts are the Devs will put the last level of ME1 on ME2 to bring the 2 games together.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:00:54 AM

Well this is what happens when a company leans heavily on third-party support to define their product. MS this gen has been a lot less forward with new MS franchises this gen. Remember games like Blinx, Mechwarrior, Quantum Redshift, Tao Feng... all abandoned, and there's probably others I can't remember.

I think Sony has done a good job this gen at successfully launching several Sony owned and controlled franchises that won't just pop up on other systems without their say.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:15:41 AM

@Temjin, you nailed it, in my opinion. MS has very little first-party support for their system and the lack of exclusives is telling. If they don't fix that, I don't seem them being a viable player in the future.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:24:17 AM

Thanks Sirloin, and I know many of the games I listed weren't all that spectacular. It just seems, back in those days, MS put a lot more effort into their private label stuff rather than leaning on so many partners to define their best sellers.

Solid franchises like Infamous and Uncharted were born this gen and will carry weight into the future, possibly even into PS4.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:29:26 AM

Yep. If all next gen's MS console has are multiplatform games (or has very little exclusivity), there would be no reason to get it.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:54:46 AM
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Okay, lets try our luck.
Run another poll excluding ME2 and see if we get the Gears series as well =)

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Nynja
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 8:46:10 AM

Then I would no longer need my 360.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:58:35 AM
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Is there screen tearing in the 360 version? I thought Shams said there was. If they fix it, ill pick it up.

Also, this was only and announcement for 2? Why only release 2 and why do it before one?

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:12:59 AM

I could be mistaken but the first one might be partially owned or something by MS as it was the publisher for the 360 version. I swore I read it somewhere it would never hit another console because of that but I could very well be wrong and I'm certainly no expert on the matter. If they can bring over ME1, it's silly they don't, especially since you can continue on in 2 with the character you made in 1.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:20:36 AM

The first game has screen tearing galore. Perhaps one of the worst cases I've seen. Still, I'd rather have screen tears than a v-synced game running with a really poor frame-rate.

IMO: frame-rate > tearing

Simply because frame-rate problems can really be felt in the controls. Tearing is more of a annoyance, but it doesn't really generate more input lag.

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coverton341
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:23:07 AM

I did not play ME2 on the 360, I played it on PC and that version had no screen tearing that I can remember, it was just a solid, very good game.

ME1 was partially funded by Microsoft and published by Microsoft Game Studio on the 360. They are probably holding the publishing rights to it with a death grip. I doubt we will see that one just because of that. I do however think that EA will pack in some sort of back story missions at the beginning.

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:40:19 AM

To Jawknee:
I don't remember so much screen-tearing issues (though there was some), as much as clipping, slow down, screen freezing, and save-file corruption which happened quite regularly. Despite that, the game is still very good for the story line, character/plot scenarios, exploration, and fairly good action. I might even get it again (despite having played it twice), considering I sold my 360, the games, and the original harddrive with the game-save data (that will be used in ME3 just as ME1's carried over to ME2). ME was the only franchise that I was missing a little, as I thought of keeping my 360 just for ME3 (and not even for Gears3, as after Gears2, I had enough of the game as the story was tacked on, and the action was still as sludgy as ever). I mean the action in Gears is pretty much the same as in ME's, with the cover-shooter mechanic, but without the rpg elements, squad commands, and exploration. But in ME, at least the story has a lot more depth, way more characters, each having much more development. Basically, the only thing Gears had over ME was graphics, but not by a huge margin. Overall, imo, ME2 is clearly a better game than Gears 2 (though I haven't played ME1). I haven't played DA:Origins, but I'm imagining it's a similar experience.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:57:23 AM

Oooh Shams. Plays like Gears Huh? Haha I may not get this then. I hate how gears plays. Sluggish is not good. But well see I guess. Like Kraygen said, if the price is right, I may pick it up.

As for frame rate and tearing, I'd rather have no tearing and a small dip in frame rate. Screen tearing gives me a headache and makes me queezy.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:13:01 PM

I have to agree, I don't like the sluggish gameplay of Gears either. looking at ME the one thing that puts me off it is the action gameplay, i hope it's more fluent than GoW, look at uncharted for an sample of how over the shoulder 3rd person action controls should be.

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:19:29 PM

ME is still a bit sluggish, but, because of the class customization, extra powers (like elemental/force powers, vanguard dashing, sniping, hacking enemies to fight each other, etc), squad commands, the gameplay becomes even more interesting than the straight up shooting gallery of Gears. Probably more like DA:O. The planet mining got old fast, but it was always a pleasant surprise to find a stash of element-zero somewhere. I also liked the hacking terminals games, whether it was the fast-paced code-matching, or the simple symbol-pairing one.

I'm not sure if I'd recommend it as a must-buy. As I mentioned in my response to Jawknee, the game is rife with glitches and knicks. Moreover, the planets and areas, despite the number of them and the different settings, do appear a bit generic, and lack the clever level-design of a game like Demon's Souls. However, despite the lack of polish, the game does have a lot of content (especially when considering how much DLC has been released for it). It has a story that is quite moving at times, despite the cheese, and the ability to customize and see different scenarios through is bewildering.

One improvement I'm hoping on is better quality video, thanks to Bluray. The cruddy compressed video of the original cost the original game precious presentation points.

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:58:40 AM
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This is very good news, though I would've hoped they'd mention something on the 1st installment. Maybe they'll bundle it later on? In any event, looking forward to this.

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kraygen
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:06:42 AM
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I've watched a friend play this game and it didn't wow me or anything, but if the price is right I'll definitely give it a try.

I like rpgs, but I'm always cautious of shooter, sci-fi games, they just all tend to look alike.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:07:54 AM
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I'll definitely be giving this one a look.

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:08:36 AM
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360 has Viva Pinta!.......

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:15:09 PM

They also have the market cornered on RRoD. It is a game of sorts, see how long your 360 can hold out.

That is one exclusive Sony has no interest in.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:19:37 PM

Lol I gotta get that! You know if there's any DLC for it?

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:34:16 PM

Yeah, I think I know what DLC stands for.

Dick our Loyal Customers.

I think they are trying to integrate Zombies and Multiplayer into the upcoming DLC.

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:04:11 PM

@Worst haha! Sorta like that game mom and dad always had me play... no talking game.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:10:48 PM

@WorstNightmar Epic lol is epic! :D

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:10:34 AM
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This is good news to those who don't have a PC that can run it or don't have a 360. ME2 will be an excellent title to add to your library.

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coverton341
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:25:43 AM

Even if you have a PC that can run it and have it on PC (as I do) it will be worth picking up on the PS3 simply for the "hours of bonus content" IMO. I would really like to see how they are going to incorporate the first game's story line into it to catch players up.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:31:59 AM

I'm wondering if the bonus content will be the various DLC missions that have been released or if there will be even more. If they release it with more content not found on the 360, I might just pick it up and use that version to create my evil, renegade Shephard.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:44:08 AM

Well, I stopped gaming on my PC years ago. There are perhaps three games I would buy for my PC.

Civilization
Sim City

Ok, I stand corrected, that's two games. To be honest I don't think I'd even buy either of them any more, Civ 4 was a disappointment compared to Civ 3 for me, the game has become to big and sprawly and I just don't get the same 'game' feel I got from Civ1 or Civ 2. SimCity has simply become too complex. I enjoy building my city and all that, but don't like to have to worry about a realistic world economic model and it's effects on my city.

Even if I were to build a brand new PC tomorrow with decent graphics, I would still game on the console only, the PC just isn't a gaming device to me.

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556pineapple
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:11:41 AM
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I would also like the first installment. I've heard it's a different experience (not drastically) if you import your ME1 save file into ME2. I would like that option still. When I get a decent gaming PC, I'll probably them both for that, but I still plan on getting this and ME3 for PS3, of course.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:14:05 AM
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If this is meant to be a trilogy why do we not get a chance to play they 1st game, it's just so stupid, I actually wish they would not bother.

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vicious54
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:19:28 AM
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This is great news to pull some of my friends to the PS3 since you don't have to swap disk now. I really liked the first one though, they should port it as well.

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Imagi
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:19:30 AM
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This a surprise? It was all but officially announced ages ago, not long after EA acquired Bioware. Good news for PS3 owners, just wish I could use my 360 saves.

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:21:22 AM

Yeah, if I could move over my 360 saves I'd jump to the PS3 version, if only to not have to switch discs.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:05:32 PM

Announced ages ago? Then why the hell is EA making a big deal out of it at GDC? Is EA mistaken? Or are you?

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Imagi
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:34:03 PM

Neither, EA just decided that today would be best to officially announce it, now a release date is set.

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packersfan66
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:21:52 AM
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Cue all the people on this site who said they didn't want to play the game say they love mass effect 2 and will use it against 360 owners

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coverton341
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:26:42 AM

Lol, I hear you. I am sure there will be a few that still say "meh" while playing it late at night with the shades drawn though. Lol.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:23:49 PM

All the same people who recently asked for it in the poll?

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Arvis
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:28:09 PM

At least we got an honest poll result from the users here.

I've been saying for years that I wanted Mass Effect more than any other game.

-Arvis

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:43:35 PM

Let me know how to use my multiplats against 360 owners. I'd love to know how that works.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:15:27 PM

This guy just sounds bitter. Baseless, unfounded attacks at the userbase because it's a playstation site and his 360 lost an exclusive.

It's pretty impressive though, because I was planning on buying the game so I could throw the disc, frisbee-like, at my brother and hopefully sever a limb. How did you know I'd use this against a 360 owner?

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Cavan1
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:53:28 PM

to be fair theres not many on this site who are like that esp with games like mass effect, trust me people on this site will be more excited about mass effect comin to the ps3 than summin like gears or halo, ( as theres alot of RPG fans on this site )

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Kai200X
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:24:36 AM
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I guess we here at PSX have more power than we know LOL! Like I said before, if Mass Effect 2 come over to our PS3 then I'll definitely try it. Looking forward to Jan of 2011.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:13:18 PM

yeah I always said the same thing, what is the deal with these haters saying we won't even give former 360 exclusives a try?

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Zapix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:24:49 AM
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ME2 on the PS3 is good news for PS3 owners without an xbox360, which is sort of like being neutered... you're just not complete...

However, without the first game, it's once again as I just said... It's like being neutered, except more like castration in this case... So... LOL at PS3 owners since they're getting handed a glass of milk, but no cookies.

ME2 without ME is worthless. This is a point at laugh at PS3 owners without the first game. Seriously... It is. Heck, most of the second game won't make sense without the first game. I'm happy for the PS3 owners without an xbox that get a chance to experience Mass Effect 2, but I'm laughing myself into tears because it's nothing without the original, and I'm sure BioWare knows it, but who cares if you can milk the cow. More money for them.

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coverton341
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:31:03 AM

I am sure they will have some way of working the story framework into the PS3 release. There sure is a lot of passive hostility in your post though. Why laugh at people because they don't have both systems or because they don't have both games? Not everyone has the means to have everything.

But, again the point of contention being not having ME1 might be a moot point in the end as like you said Bioware is fully aware that ME2 relies heavily on ME1 and I am sure they will find some way to catch gamers up. Maybe it is in those hours of bonus content.

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packersfan66
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:32:14 AM

Thank you for your input zapix!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:35:45 AM

That's ecatly how i feel, i was reading th reviews today. It seems that if you had a save file of ME1 on your 360 you could load from your ME1 save file to continue on your ME2 game. Which makes the game more personal to you. the lack of this feature apparently does effect the game. So i won't be buying it until they have Mass Effect 1 re-released also.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:45:37 AM

Um, well, not having a 360 has in no way made me feel incomplete. So I do take issue at that comment of yours.

Regarding Mass Effect 2. Could it be that some of those 'bonus hours' are a concentrated back story from the first game?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:50:11 AM

I don't need Halo and Gears to feel "complete." two of the most over rated games in history. I felt complete when I finally tossed that piece of crap in the garbage. No more head aches, no more reason to buy games for two different consoles when I can get the same on the PS3 AND get the best exclusives on the market

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:07:10 PM

@highlander, it would make sense if the bonus content included a way to simulate importing an ME1 character, perhaps through including some of bigger moments of the first game as a way of shaping the character.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:10:01 PM

I agree with Gears of War, shooting round after round and mutants while playing as gruff men in armor in my eye is not fun. But to be honest thats not all i disliked i found the controls sluggish at times.

As for Halo, i'm by no means a FPS fan but you can't deny the impact it has had in the gaming and sc-fi industry. While i'm not wish for it to be on the PS3, i'm not going to critise it either.

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sonic1899
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:33:18 PM

@Zapix
If that's the case then I guess Devil May cry 4, Tekken 6, Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid Rising, SoulCalibur IV, and others are all useless to the 360 since all the previous games are needed to play them

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:36:46 PM

@Zapix:

You know what is being neutered? Having a 360 RROD for the 2nd or 3rd time, and having to buy another one.

Seriously, I had a 360, did not play ME1, but played ME2, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The back story was explained well enough (Shepard's rise into power in the Alliance against the Geth and after the attack on the Citadel). Even the older characters were reintroduced, allowing you enough time for them to grow on you.

So, no. Though I have sold my 360, I honestly and sincerely can say I miss nothing, especially after this news.


Because of Uncharted 2, GT5, Wipeout HD/Fury, Demon's Souls, Killzone 2&3, Resistance 1-3, R&C, inFamous 1&2, LBP 1&2, MotorStorms 1-3, everything else is neutered.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:52:14 PM

@Sir loin...

I really hope you're right, because they will have to bridge the story gap somehow, and adding a 2-3 hour prologue would seem to be a great way to go about it.

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:36:44 PM

Somehow I forgot inFamous 1&2. I'm most excited about the sequel.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:17:41 PM

all these people saying that this isn't as good without the 1st are just jealous that they are losing an exclusive. The game is perfectly fine without an ME1 save.

Also If you laugh at Ps3 people...you should cry for the ones that are going to be introduced at MGS with Rising.

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Zapix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:53:26 PM

@ Ultimadream, it has little to do with the import actually, although that had a slight impact on ME2. Nothing serious though. It's a matter of understanding everything that is going on, why it's going on, how you got there, and the relationships involved. ME1 is essentially the story and foundation for ME2 and ME3. It's all about how the main character gets to where he is... Which is pretty important in the scheme of things. It's like Star Return of The Jedi without Empire Strikes Back... Nobody would know why Han is in carbonite, or a damn thing about how Luke got to where he is, the symbolism of his hand, etc.

@ Sonic1899, I actually agree with that in concern to Devil May Cry 4 to a degree, and I hardly know enough about Rising, but more likely to completely agree with Rising. After having played DMC4 as it was my first DMC game, I went and bought the first 3 so I knew who all those characters were. In the case of DMC4 it's surrounds a completely new main character and all, so it gets away with it. Rising was intended as a standalone MGS game for Raiden. If MGS4 went to the xbox360, it would be senseless. There are endless connections to the previous 3 games that without them, MGS4 is only 1/2 of a game.

@ Shams I've had 2 RRoDs as well. The xbox as physical hardware is s*** in comparison to the PS3, it's not hard to figure that out. LOL
In terms of software, both have alot to offer. On a note, the comment was more or less a poke at Ben who once before said himself any real gamer would have both systems (PS3 and 360).

@ Oxvial, for the record I have an 80gb pS3, paid $600 and bought it months before my 360. It's hooked up via HDMI and I have a 3DTV to enjoy all the new benefits of it. A benefit that has yet to really grace the 360. Jealous about ME2 going to the PS3? Why would I be? I have a PS3, 360, and a Wii. Exclusives are of no concern to me. I played through ME1 and ME2. I've played through the MSG games on my Sony systems. Infact MGS4 happens to be my favorite game of all time, and if you note above, I think it would be stupid to put it on the 360.

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telly
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:50:30 PM

False statement. Everyone I know who played only ME2 and not ME1 loved every minute of the experience. Now beat it, sweetie.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 8:18:43 PM

I said ''people'' not only you , so you think Rising its okay and ME2 on Ps3 would be a mess just because it wouldn't have the data of 1..LOL stop flaimbating plz.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:27:50 AM
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Now of only we could do this for every game we want...ffviii? Crap I said it

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:33:28 AM

???

Well i don't know if your trying to talk about an Final Fantasy VIII remake (Which theres not need for becuae it's perfect the way it is...)

But Final Fantasy VIII has been released for the PS3 on the PSstore.

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Zemus101
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:29:05 AM
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Great article, excellent news as well! I think I'll be picking this up in January for sure. I've only heard good things about it.

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:44:57 AM
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I don't like the Mass Effect games, but imagine how much better they can make it look and imagine the amount of stuff they can add into it.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:46:41 AM

Would be nice if they upped the detail and texture res like 2K did when they finally released Bioshock on the PS3.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:48:56 AM

Bioshock was much worse on the PS3

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:50:47 AM

No it wasn't.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:04:28 PM

look at comparision videos and you'll see the textures were watered down. Also the effects on the the enviroments and enemies were limited, you hit an enemy a certain amount of times the bullet marks just fade away and are replaced.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:25:13 PM

I played both versions and saw no big differences other then the PS3 version having slightly higher textures.

Besides, you can't tell the difference between bluray movies and DVDs. No disrespect because I do like you. it's hard to take you seriously on graphical fidelity since you think bluray makes little difference. If you can't see how bluray movies greatly enhance the fidelity how can you spot the minimal differences in bioshock, ps3 vs 360?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:25:59 PM

Bioshock wasn't really inferior (only slightly) and Bioshock 2 was the same on both platforms.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:43:48 PM

...
As if have said before, Yes Blu-rays are better, but not as big of an act that it is being marketed for. DVD's still look great upscaled by the PS3 on a HDTV, hence why i am in no hurry to convert 600+ movies. When in 5 years time there will be a new format.

As for Bioshock the image generally looks softer than the 360 version due to it being a port. Just like Resident Evil 4 when it was put on the PS2.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:45:32 PM

You'd have to be awfully anal to notice it, though.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:52:01 PM

On Bioshock yes. RE4 definatly not though ¬.¬

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Nynja
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:21:32 PM

The "softness" you are referring to, is due to poor Anti-Aliasing (AA) application or using NVidia technique called "quincunx". Both 360 and PS3 use different protocols to achieve similar results. Using the NVidia "quincunx" technique can be overpowering when not applied properly which make the textures look terrible, or blurry, up close.

A quote from Digital Foundry who has done some research in comparison of AA between the 360 and PS3:

"It's often the case that the Xbox 360 version of a game features edge-smoothing, while the PlayStation 3 counterpart will either leave it off altogether, scale it back, or use an NVIDIA specific technique called "quincunx", which refines edges nicely, but blurs the entire texture in the process."

Highlander may be able to explain better.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-saboteur-aa-blog-entry

That said;

Don't blame the hardware for poor quality software, blame the developer or publisher.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:10:37 PM

I got your back on this one Ultimadream, Bioshock 2 looked better on 360 for certain.
Check out either the Digital Foundry or the Lens of Truth to see the comparison.

The analysis is pretty telling.

Here's a summary quote from DF.

"In terms of purchasing decisions for those who own both HD consoles, it's fairly self-evident that the Xbox 360 version of BioShock 2 is the one to have: graphics are undoubtedly superior with four times the resolution on transparencies, the frame-rate is undoubtedly smoother, there's no HDD-sapping mandatory installation and control varies from slightly crisper to considerably more responsive, depending on the status of the PS3's frame-rate at any given point.

This is not to say that the PS3 version of the game shouldn't be considered if you don't own an Xbox 360. The quality of the conversion is measurably better than the original BioShock, and while frame-rate drops can be irritating - coming when you really need the visual and controller feedback the most - it's still eminently playable and enjoyable.

The low-quality, quarter-resolution transparencies are the biggest issue here, since water and neon-bloom are so integral to the visual make-up of Rapture. In that respect, the impact to visual quality in what is such a beautifully designed world is somewhat disappointing, but won't detract too much from the overall gameplay experience."
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Truth be told.

The technical argument that could be made for PS3 would be that there is no screen-tearing, but at the expense of a much less stable frame-rate. I choose tear, cause my play needs to be smooth =)



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Nynja
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 7:57:42 AM

So long the frame-rate is above 24fps, a slower frame rate does not pull me away from the experience nearly as much as screen tearing does.

Everyone's different, I know, but I just can't understand how screen tearing is less distracting than frame-rate drops. I've been seeing games slow down since the 8-bit NES days. Honestly, I don't think I ever recall screen tearing being an issue on consoles until Microsoft entered the arena (aside from PC gaming). Although, I'm sure there was.

Point being, I've dealt with frame-rate drops for a much longer time than most posters here have been alive (if you are older than 28, then you don't count). I'm used to it. I suppose if you were a PC gamer for a long time then you'll be used to the tearing.

There were high percentage of games with screen tearing on the 360 and PS3 in first couple years of their existence. Experienced PS3 developers seem to have almost eliminated screen tearing.

I haven't purchased a 360 game in a very, very long time. It's interesting that you point out that an experienced 360 developer is still struggling with screen tearing on the 360.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:51:29 AM
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Outstanding. I am looking forward to this big time..

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:52:09 AM
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I guess BW will include a video recapping the story of ME1. Furthermore they have to add an option to 'select' choices made during ME1.
They can't bring ME1 over to PS3 for reasons mentioned above but they can include a recap video and added options to choose key decisions of ME1.

BW know what they're doing, but that's the most reasonable way to release ME2 on PS3.

Played it on PC btw, and it rocks. One of the best action RPGs this generation. And I'm always amazed about all the stellar voice actors BW choose for their games.

Can imagine millions of MS fanboys crying like never before ^^

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:03:53 PM

"Can imagine millions of MS fanboys crying like never before."

Over at the Xbox.com forums, many act like this is the end of the world.

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booze925
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:52:34 AM
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now if valve gives us the left 4 dead series, THEN i would get my wish.

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coverton341
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:01:59 PM

I think left 4 dead coming to the PS3 is likely. Maybe not the first two games but anything past those definitely, though I wouldn't at all be surprised to see l4d2 make it over.

EDIT: Especially if they somehow integrate steam into the PS3 framework. How awesome would it be to have a steam section in the PSN store? I mean really that would be swell.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:05:26 PM

I would certainly Welcome Left4Dead, a very fun franchise. great for multiplayer.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:07:03 PM

I played L4D on both the 360 and PC. I own it on PC. PC is the way to go with that release.

Though I'm sure Valve is working on a PS3 version or at the very least plans for it.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:58:06 AM
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Only Gears and Halo? So you are going to start ignoring Forza, Fable and Alan Wake just to make an argument ?

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:07:26 PM

I can understand Forza and Fable, but Alan Wake? Have you SEEN the sales numbers?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:26:45 PM

Gears and Halo sell consoles. The others don't. From my understanding, MS had to give Forza 2 away.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:27:03 PM

I'm ignoring Forza because it's a joke of a simulator and always has been, Fable is in no way in the same class as the PS3 exclusives I listed, and I love Alan Wake but it's not exactly what one would call "mainstream."

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:33:11 PM

I don't know about that, Infamous...really?

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:36:16 PM

You better believe it Ultimadream.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:44:53 PM

If by class you mean critical acclaim, then I beg you to visit Game Rankings or Metacritic and look at the aggregate scores for Forza 3, Fable 2 and Alan Wake and compare them to aggregate scores for Infamous, R&C:ACiT and Heavy Rain. My point will be made then and there.

I'm not trying to start an argument in favour of the 360, I don't even have one. I know the PS3 lineup is bigger, better and has more variety. But let's not spread a fallacy that the 360 only has a couple of good games that aren't on the PS3.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:44:53 PM

Ultima: Uh, perhaps you haven't seen the footage for inFamous 2.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:54:22 PM

Yes i have, but well lets just say it does not appeal to me :) (I strongly dislike super heros styled games/films)

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:58:02 PM

Whoa, friend. You mean to say you didn't play the first one? Lemme say this. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of superheroes, nor with anything having to do with comic books in general, but i was sold on inFamous after playing the first one. Think open world, and intense action, tied with a twisted story, and characters you can relate with. I'm sure being in cinema/film, that they'll be a few elements that you could appreciate from this one. Especially now that you can get it on the cheap, there's no excuse for not having played it. At least try it out for being the quality Sony exclusive that it is.

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Zapix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:07:57 PM

I also was thinking about all the obvious games left out. Perhaps only mentioned Halo and Gears since most PS3 fanboys will agree, those two games can go to hell, and there's a bit of unpopularity with shooters (despite the fact Killzone and Resistance are both shooters, both of which I never liked)

Fable is much more appealing (as an adult) imo over LBP, which for what it is, is rather incredible, it's plays like a childrens game (and looks like one, sounds like one). Fable 2 though was great, and definately a system seller I think.

Forza is the xbox answer to GranTurismo... That was sheer neglect on Ben's part...

As for Alan Wake, it's one of the few games I want that I just haven't picked up yet. Waiting for an amazon deal of the day on it as I do with most games since October last year.

Keep in mind PSXE is a PS3 only site and caters to PS3 owners. It doesn't have to put any positive spin on the xbox or the games for it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:10:14 PM

If you really think Fable 2 is a system-seller and LBP is only for kids, I'm going to call your opinion null and void. Sorry.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:16:29 PM

I hear you Sir Shank, but consider that while Forza 3 is good, and most critics agree to that, it really won't compare to GT5. GT5 has been a long time coming but the wealth of content, the un-rivaled visuals, and the reassuring pedigree of Polyphony's excellence will place it in a tear above the rest.

Halo has a lot or popularity, but the franchise is seeing a decline. Look at the downhill slope the series has been on.

*Halo Wars: I'm sorry but RTS and consoles haven't mixed well.

*Halo ODST: This was a serious blow to the series credibility. The game was poor. Short, bland story, dated engine, over-priced and another attempt at MS trying to milk their property. I do enjoy the core tactics of Halo's play, but that is all that I could value from ODST.

*Bungie: They're leaving. The team who gave birth to the series, their baby, are leaving it behind. They know they've already done what can be done with the series. Some games and franchises just need to end and MS won't let it go (and they shouldn't there's still millions of fans, but it's populace is on a decline) Experimental efforts will be the best they can hope to do while other FPS competitors slowly chip away from it's user-base. Halo has had it's time in the sun, and it carried MS's platform and propelled MS's LIVE service for years. It was a legendary era in video-game history.
MS needs a new horse, and for my interests sake, please don't make it Kinect.
I don't mind supporting multiple platforms to have a shot at all the greatest games, but Kinetic is receiving a tremendous amount of emphasis by MS. It's nearly all they're focused on. If they're not careful, they may drive away a sizable portion of their audience to chase down their hope for greener pastures..



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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:04:20 PM

Zapix, LBP is absolutely an adult's game too. No child can ever recreate some of the community levels, even most adults can't. Anyway Fable and LBP are disparate games, I can't see how you can compare the two.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:49:47 PM

(Not you Shak) But the newcomers need to settle down and not make assumptions. Ben always gives credit where it is due, he might not bring up all YOUR favorite games, but if the 360 has the edge in any way we always hear about it.

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Zapix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:17:44 PM

Ben,

I'm not saying LBP isn't a system seller, but the game itself "to me" comes off as a childrens game. However, I cannot and will not deny that the creation tools within LBP are a completely different story. Despite my lack of care for LBP, I bought it for my kids, and I have seen what people can do with it, and it's amazing. Seeing the trailers for LBP2 makes it even more impressive. Just because I personally don't like LBP, doesn't mean I don't understand it or can't appreciate it.

As for Fable 2, it has some rather bothersome flaws, such as people in town crowd around you and make moving sometimes near impossible, but as a whole, it's a really fun experience I think, as do many. There are also people who think it sucks, that's fine.

Both are system sellers.
I am willing to admit that GT5 (especially seeing as how it will be in 3D) is a possible system seller and Forza likely isn't. However they each have a unique place for the system as their primary exclusive driving sim game, so it can't really be ignored.

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Zapix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:25:55 PM

@ Shak
true they are completely different games, but both drive the system for sales and advertising. They are part of a group of games for their respective console that is part of what makes it what it is. Never meant to imply they were a similiar genre, but reading what I wrote, I can see how that could be seen. My mistake on that. Note to my above comment as well on LBP, as I mean no disrespect to the game or the creation tools.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 6:38:03 PM

GT5 a "possible" system seller? I am speechless.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 7:23:54 PM

World, why aren't you on the forums?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 7:52:52 PM

I am boycotting the forums, they have become a breeding ground for elitist pigs who do nothing but antagonize and criticize and make veiled insults.

I always said I would keep bringing my own personal brand of discussion, laughs, and quality writing to those forums as long as it was wanted and appreciated. As it no longer is, I have removed myself from that hateful place.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:01:58 PM

Wow, I would've never thought that you considered me an elitist pig. Sorry if I offended you in anyway. I only asked because I noticed you've been gone for sometime, which in some sense means that I appreciate your contributions over there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:50:03 PM

I wasn't talking about you, or everyone in there. But in general it has become a bad place.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:17:02 PM

Okay man, not really sure what made you feel this way. I hope you get past it and start posting again.

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Nynja
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 7:59:22 AM

Glad you're back, World.

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Ultimate_Balla
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:58:59 AM
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About time.

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smileylyon
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:03:58 PM
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This is great news! Now, I'll just get ME1 off Steam and go trap shooting with my defunct PC copy of ME2! I was in such a mood for a Space RPG that I've been playing Star Wars KOTR!

A bit off topic, but has anyone heard of an estimated date for The Old Republic? Ben? Anyone?

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:06:27 PM
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The real surprise is that the "hours of bonus content" is the first Mass Effect.

Believe it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:10:46 PM

It had better be.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:37:19 PM

How else will I transfer my save game into ME2 to get the whole experience? Would't ME2 be gimped if we couldn't transfer our saves?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:44:08 PM

Let's hope that's true, I don't like to be wrong ;)

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packersfan66
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:11:39 PM
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I don't like how in the article there was the extra jab at xbox saying they only have halo and gears though. To anyone reading the article who's never been on this site before, it would automatically seem like a ps3 fanboy site. Which will probably send Ben into an angry rant about how it doesn't blah blah blah. But IMO.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:22:04 PM

The majority of your comments here imply similarly annoying things. It apparently doesn't matter how many articles we do - like the one referenced in this article about great games not on the PS3 - nor how many 360 games I say I like and play; you'll still make the implications.

Know the difference between fans and fanboys, please. According to you, PS3 fans aren't allowed to be happy about this.

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packersfan66
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 8:04:14 PM

I was just under the impression this was supposed to be a professionally done playstation news site. Or do you consider yourself unprofessional and doing this for fun? In that case take as many extra jabs at the 360 as you want. All the power to you.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:53:02 PM

Call it what you want. I'm tired of you.

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packersfan66
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:35:31 PM

K, but if you read my comment you'd see i said someone who's never been on this site before, but nvm you got defensive again.

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Jordahn
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:11:54 PM
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Keep spreading the PlayStation love, everyone.

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gangan19
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:24:27 PM
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I'm very happy for the ones who wanted this game!!!

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big6
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:26:21 PM
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My guess is that, since ME1 is partially owned by Microsoft, the devs at Bioware will have to add in new chapters that are essentially a summary of events of ME1... but package it in the PS3 version of ME2:Genesis.

This way, they get around the licensing issue, and still be able to give the players as much of ME1 as they are allowed to.

So, the extra development time will probably focus on that extra content and optimization.

Otherwise, they could've just straight-ported to PS3, and have it out by this November...

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:30:30 PM
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I will definitely buy this. I love that far out space sh..! That is the one game on that list that I wanted.

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Mamills
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:33:56 PM
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i just need to know what will happen to mass effect 1.

i hope the bonus content will fill us in on some of the story from the first.

anyways, this will be a pick up for me, been waiting for this for a while now

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 6:01:07 PM

In Mass Effect: The Real Elevator Simulator, Commander Shepard rides elevators. Up, Down, you name it! If there's a place to go, you can bet there's an elevator to get you there. And not a short little elevator ride, heavens no, what fun would that be? Mass Effect accurately depicts what it would be like in real life to ride to the top of the Empire State Building, time and time again. The "hours of bonus content" is an accurately modeled elevator ride to the top of the Sears Tower, only possible on Playstation 3.
You also shoot aliens in there somewhere...

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:03:39 PM

Lol Tao, you make it sound like the elevator rides were really bad in the first ME.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:41:59 PM
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What about ME1? I'd much rather have that first so I can re-play it on the PS3 then, Use the save on ME2.

Whatever, So does this mean that its a good chance that ME3 will be multiplat?

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:43:49 PM

Oh wait... Isn't the publishing rights to the first ME owned by Microsoft Game Studios? I guess that could be a reason.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:48:39 PM

I'm telling you, the "hours of bonus content" is the first Mass Effect. They just don't want to promise anything right now in case they run into unforeseen complications porting ME2.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 12:59:37 PM

That would be nice, and if it turns out to be true I'll buy you a coke!

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:14:39 PM

Alright! Coke's my favorite!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:45:07 PM

Coke ftw.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:14:03 PM
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Three words; Elle Owe Elle.

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:22:43 PM
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I thought 2k did a pretty good job with the port of bioshock 1. I'm looking forward to this. Not really interested in ME1. Bring on the bigger and better, I always say. LOL

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NeoHumpty
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:33:32 PM
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Great news. Now about that Left For Dead 1 and 2 news that's supposed to be breaking soon.....

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Victor321
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:37:10 PM
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Awesome News!!! I hope this "bonus content" is the numerous high quality DLC that was released for the 360 owners, as it wouldn't really be fair if it was brand new content, exclusive to the PS3 version. I have both the systems and I don't want to feel cheated that way, especially after logging over 100 hours into the game...

I really hope that when the PS3 owners buy the game, they get access to all the DLC that has already released for the 360 owners, as that would be a really smart on Bioware's part (and the gamer's, because who would want to pay upwards of $30-40 for 1 year plus old DLC?).

And for those wondering why ME1 isn't in the picture, I'm not sure why myself, as both the games could easily fit on a 50GB Blu-ray disc, including ME1 and ME2 DLC. Additionally, since PS3 owners get to only play ME2, choices related to ME1 will have alreafy been made for them (important ones at that). So, there won't be any confusion as to the story and characters and whatnot.

As for the last part of the article, we all know Ben, we all know =P

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StangMan80
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:43:25 PM
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I won't be getting this, I am not interested in any of the 360 games, but I love that the 360 last another game game, all though I thought they always "just" had halo and gears. while Sony exclusive list goes on for ever.

Haha MS
by the way Forza is a joke,... a simulator lol?

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:30:50 PM

Just because it's a "microsoft" system game (it isn't, it's bioware, a standout RPG developer) you shouldn't dismiss it.

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Victor321
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:19:50 PM

This proves that there are still short-sighted gamers, no matter how many civil and intelligent ones there are on this site =(

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JackC8
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 1:47:51 PM
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Interesting news. That's about the only 360 title I was even vaguely interested in.

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Dridion
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:01:12 PM
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OMG that's sooo sick hell yea. Now I get to play ME as well.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:10:47 PM
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Now if only they would bundle it with the first one, or release the first one on the psn

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:19:15 PM
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So... can I assume it will be on one disc?

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:55:52 PM

'that a serious question?

MS 360 DVD: 6.8GB - less than DVD-9 'coz of MS's copy protection.

PS3 BR: 25GB SL/50GB DL

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 2:59:35 PM

...And with improved, non-cruddy, uncompressed video.

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:07:43 PM

Yea, that bothered me the most on the PC version.
Overall image quality is pristine (1920x1200, max details) but all cut scenes are heavily compressed bink-videos.
It kinda felt like the GOW collection on PS3, just not as extreme.

Should BW actually utilize the extra space to use real time cut-scenes then I'm buying ME2 for PS3 again. Otherwise the extras will have to be awesome to convince me.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:47:57 PM

Not really, kind of a rhetorical question. Maybe they decide to give us both ME and ME2, each on separate discs, that would be sweet. Although they'd probably both fit on one BRD.



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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:36:10 PM
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Score one for the good guys!!!!!!
Hopefully some of the extra content will be back stories to M1 & M2.

Now, if there's some technical way to incorporate your old M1 M2 saves into our own version of M3, that would be the icing on the cake.

BTW, AND...score another one for us....
Insominac just sent me a email stating that both, "Resistance 3" is on the way, and we're also going to be getting Ratchet & "Clank:4 for One" too.....

Here's the email....

worst. secret. ever.

resistance 3 revealed

The date we’ve been all been waiting for quite some time now has finally come. Yes, we are very aware of the fact that some games are just too hard to keep a secret; however, it’s our pleasure to finally put some rumors to rest. Today, we would like to OFFICIALLY announce our latest title currently in development – Resistance 3.

Since the release of Resistance 2, we’ve listened to your feedback to help fine-tune what we know will become a respected addition to the franchise. Our Burbank studio has done a phenomenal job of crafting a cruel and brutal Resistance 3 world. You can catch a glimpse of it by watching the live-action Resistance 3 teaser trailer shown during the PlayStation Press Conference at GamesCom today. Follow @insomniacgames on Twitter and you'll be the first to know when we've uploaded it for you to watch and share with all your friends.

We are very excited to show you more about Resistance 3. Remember to tell your friends to sign up for the newsletter, we’ll be offering swag and exclusive info throughout the coming year. In fact, you can visit our Community section and download some wallpapers right now.

4p ratchet & clank co-op
insomniac nc's first title
Wait, that wasn’t enough? You want to know what else we're working on? What our North Carolina studio has been wrenching? Believe it or not, we’ve been hard at work on an all-new, out-of-this world adventure, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. Check out the trailer here!

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a four-player co-opexperience with huge cinematic-quality battles and tons of cooperative gameplay. While Dr.Nefarious and Captain Qwark are no strangers to the Ratchet & Clank franchise, in All 4 One, you will be able to play as them alongside both Ratchet and Clank. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be an online drop-in, drop-out feature, so you can play together side-by-side or online with up to three other friends. We’ll be revealing some exclusive Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One content soon, but only for newsletter subscribers. In the meantime, you can download some cool wallpapers from our Community section. We hope you encourage some of your fellow Ratchet & Clank fanatics to sign up for the newsletter so they can enjoy the same content.

What’s next for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One? We will be in Seattle for PAX 2010 (Sept 3-5) with a live panel, but if you can’t make it out, there’s alwaysFacebook and Twitter for our breaking news.

And as always, keep your eyes peeled on: www.insomniacgames.com.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:49:56 PM

I think you've misread, Biker. We're getting ME2, but not the 1st.

Thanks for sharing the good news from Insomniac.

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sha4dowknight05
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:44:09 PM
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They should re make mass effect 1 for ps3. That way we can all experience the mass effect series on PS3!!!!!

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Temjin001
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:50:59 PM

I continue to read about how the first game has contract agreements that are out of EA's control.
Yeah, they could just move some stuff around, alter a few things, give it a game subtitle and call it good.

At the least, I'm sure they'll include content that details the main events from the first game. That way people don't feel out of the loop when buying into it. It's too bad many won't get to witness the cool standoff between Wrex and Shepard.

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:10:50 PM

That'd be a shame, it was one of the more memorable moments of ME1. Gonna laugh my ass off, if BW include an interactive movie (play-through of ME) where the action stops at each major plot decision and the player can choose what to do. That way they won't be breaking any agreements and everybody's happy - well, everybody except MS obviously ^^.

Sure, it's a lot of work, but BW got all the resources necessary, plenty of time and enough disc space.

I can't wait to see how they wrap this up.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:51:31 PM

RadioHeader, You're right, I meant M2 not M3(must have had Gears3 & Halo3 on my mind).

Anyways, what I meant was it's a shame you can't cross-over your saves from M! to the PS3.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 3:58:22 PM
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Played ME1 on my PC and thought it was a decent game but not one I should have bought. I will probably give ME2 a rent from Gamefly and keep it if it's as good as people say.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:07:15 PM
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Well, I was half right, I predicted that ME1 and 2 would be on a single blu ray. That would have been better, but once this game drops in price I will give it a try.

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ro kurorai
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:12:31 PM

You should, it's one of the best games this generation.

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 4:33:44 PM
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Glad to see ME2 is making it's way to PS3. Doesn't help me too much because I played it on my PC and I plan to do the same for ME3 as well, but at least that's just another group of gamers that gets to enjoy this marvelous game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:06:16 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me how ahead of the times this site is.

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Streets_74
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 5:45:46 PM
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This infuriates me, ME is a game I almost bought but I had my PS3 and had given my 360 to my brother, but now the sequel will be released on PS3 which a lot of us won't even no what the first was about. This I will not buy unless they give us ME 1 and 2, I hardly ever buy sequels if I hadn't played the first title, why do game developers do this, I still haven't played condemned for this very reason.

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FxTales
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 6:12:48 PM
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I know this site keeps getting jabs at its "fanboyism" but really I think it's permitted given the numerous sites that cater to xbox and neglect the ps3. Though I have seen some mild fanboyish remarks they are more often then not down voted on here because the majority of active posters don't put up with it, which is good to see.

Mainly this site is making up for that lack of journalism not seen on other xbox sites. I mean game sites.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 6:35:41 PM
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The game is pretty old, it should be like $40

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Charger7302
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:53:59 PM

It may be "old" but it is still a masterpiece of a game.

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Kowhoho
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 7:50:12 PM
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The 360 still has the Fable series as well but after the sequel most true fans have lots faith.

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King James
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 8:18:02 PM
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YES! Now I really don't want a 360.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:21:33 PM
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Microsoft Responds to Mass Effect 2 Jumping Ship

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/111/1113521p1.html

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Charger7302
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:59:03 PM

I guess the ps3 won't be seeing the first mass effect, Microsft sure was quick to point that out. I just hope EA and bioware are able to come up with something that explains the story from the first Mass Effect.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:13:54 AM

"And the original Mass Effect is absolutely an Xbox 360 exclusive, making Xbox 360 the only place to get the full Mass Effect experience," the company added.

So are they forgetting about the PC??
Because I'm pretty sure you could get the full experience on the PC as well...

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The X Factor 9
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:24:18 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but I think January 2011 is the PERFECT time to release the game. Right after winning a whole bunch of GOTY awards...

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PaiNT_kinG
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:04:45 AM
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-_-............................

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___________
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:38:29 AM
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as i said in the previous article whats the point?
are people really going to buy this story driven game after not playing the first?
might as well jump into MGS4 without not playing any others from the series, your not going to understand what the hells going on!
if it gets move support i might get it, id be a really cool game to play with it.
otherwise ill pass.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:10:54 PM

Lol, that's actually what happened with my cousin. He bought MGS4 first on my recommendation, loved it alot, then bought the first MGS1 off the PSN store and played that. Now he's looking/borrowing into getting MGS2 and 3.

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tanner1
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:55:15 AM
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Standing ovation for Sony and Bioware

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:39:46 PM
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Most games are written and designed to be enjoyed and playable as stand alone games regardless if they are sequels or prequels. For example, Assassins Creed or Bioshock, whether you played the first or not, the sequels were still fun. As far as I'm concerned, they can explain the first ME game in a 2 minute cut scene at the beginning of ME2 and then get to the good stuff. To say you won't buy this game because you don't have the first is foolish.

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SILVERAMMO
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 10:41:58 AM
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u forgot fable lol

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