Thu, 15 March 2012
We use the "what we played" segment as our main segment this week, which was really just a fancy way of talking more about Mass Effect 3. Here's the notes:
00:00:37 Nibble Bits
Will starts us off with: Fallout New Vegas developer Obsidian layoffs – Play SWTOR Free This Weekend – EA releases a patch to prevent FIFA hacks.
00:02:37 Eric’s nibble bits are: Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition – Xbox Live Arcade games will offer double the Gamerscore – February games sales slide – Mass Effect 3 shipment numbers.
00:07:02 Dan’s bits include: Blizzard shelves Diablo III PvP – Valves dismisses rumors of steambox PC console.
00:10:00 Our Weeks
Including weigh ins, family parties, Mass Effect 3 all-nighters, and Mario Williams as a Buffalo Bill.
00:19:40 Music Break
00:21:12 Main Segment
In this extended edition of what we played, Corey and Eric retract their Draw Something criticisms, but with a disclaimer. Eric keeps trucking through Mass Effect 2. Dan, Will and Eric share their thoughts on Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer, including how multiplayer affects single player. Finally, Dan weighs in on the controversial Mass Effect 3 ending.
01:00:27 Music Break
Will’s article talks about most of what’s wrong with people. Also… nice.
Eric voices BioWare Director Casey Hudson’s opinion on the Mass Effect 3 ending.
Dan talks nitpicky play styles in video games, as according to legendary game maker, Sid Meier.
Corey asks why bother with physical consoles?