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Posted on 02/23 11:34 in More | 0

Next up, I've started work on implementing shadow mapping from an omni-directional point light.This uses the usual method of rendering depth into a texture cube then projecting this onto the scene.

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Limited Edition Mass Effect pack released for Cards Against Humanity

Posted on 02/23 11:50 in More | 0

EA, BioWare and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up for some "out of this world" brand synergy to create a limited edition Mass Effect card pack for the popular adult card game.The limited edition pack costs only $1 (plus international shipping) and features 14 Mass Effect themed cards with which to entertain and/or embarrass your Mass Effect loving friends.

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Mass Effect Andromeda PC system requirements aren't out of this world

Posted on 02/27 13:21 in More | 0

The Mass Effect Andromeda minimum and recommended system requirements have been posted on EA's Origin.com, revealing that even ageing PC systems should be up to the task.

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Mass Effect Andromeda opts for peer-to-peer multiplayer

Posted on 03/03 14:20 in More | 0

Mass Effect Andromeda will make use of peer-to-peer networking for its multiplayer gameplay, rather than dedicated servers, producer Fernando Melo has confirmed on Twitter.The news follows BioWare's stealth announcement that its planned Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer tech test had been cancelled.

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The Mass Effect: Andromeda launch trailer has arrived

Posted on 03/10 16:09 in More | 0

With just over a week until release, BioWare have dropped the launch trailer for the hotly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda.Andromeda is the fourth game in the Mass Effect franchise, though its events take place several hundreds of years after the original trilogy, and in a new galaxy.

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There are over 1,200 speaking characters in Mass Effect Andromeda

Posted on 03/13 16:34 in More | 0

On the official Twitch live stream at the event, Walters stated that Mass Effect 3 had approximately 670 speaking characters, while Andromeda looks to come close in doubling that figure.He also added 'we're basically [at] the equivalent of Mass Effect 2 and 3 put together,' when addressing the amount of dialogue options that your character will have when talking to NPCs, Speaking to PC Gamer, Gamble said that while the number of characters in the game is larger than than before, the things you can say to characters is also more extensive.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Has The Most Dialogue Of All Mass Effects By A Mile

Posted on 03/14 15:34 in Deals | 0

Rounding out one of the most intense winter/spring release windows of all time this month will be Mass Effect: Andromeda, which will be live a week from today.To me, this has always been the best way to flesh out the world of Mass Effect, even if I don’t give games like Dragon Age or Fallout quite the same courtesy.

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Take a closer look at Mass Effect Andromeda's cooperative multiplayer mode

Posted on 03/15 10:22 in More | 0

BioWare has released an extended gameplay trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda, finally giving fans a closer look at the game's cooperative multiplayer mode.Missions can either be completed by an APEX Strike Team, or you can play them yourself in a multiplayer battle.

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Mass Effect Andromeda gear coming to Rock Band 4

Posted on 03/15 17:32 in More | 0

Rock Band 4 players will be able to don some Mass Effect themed armour whilst shredding their spaceship axe later this week, according to the official Rock Band twitter account (via IGN) As you can see from the pictures below, you'll be able to suit up in standard Mass Effect garb, and play a guitar that looks like the Normandy.They'll be available via the Rock Shop, but pricing has yet to be announced.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda's Character Creation Is A Huge Step Backward

Posted on 03/18 18:25 in Deals | 0

It would be hard to point to them all, so I'm going to focus on just one for now: Character creation.In Mass Effect: Andromeda there's a ton of dialogue, and much of it takes place up close and personal in cut-scenes.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space

Posted on 03/20 08:02 in More | 0

I'm an avowed fan of both Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but the two have always been very distinct for me.It's definitely not going to be to everyone's tastes, but Mass Effect: Andromeda leans away from seriousness and heavily into Hollywood bombast.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Is The Worst-Reviewed Game In The Franchise

Posted on 03/20 16:04 in Deals | 0

Perhaps it was inevitable, but after five long years it's beyond disappointing to see that reviews of Mass Effect: Andromeda are not nearly so glowing as the previous three games.But for the time being, here's how Mass Effect: Andromeda is doing on Metacritic: Now let's look at aggregate scores for the first three games.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' And The Diminishing Returns Of Huge, Expensive Open Worlds

Posted on 03/21 01:44 in Deals | 0

Ultimately, perhaps the biggest problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda is that BioWare believed the game would succeed if only it were bigger and more graphically stunning than the games that preceded it.This type of game eschews hand-holding and makes the game world itself the center of attention rather than merely a big map with quests and markers.

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Launches On PS4, Xbox One And PC Today

Posted on 03/21 16:21 in Deals | 0

The saga continues, at least to a certain degree.I've played it for a little while now, and while it starts pretty slow, it does show important promise, particularly in its combat system.

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What's Up With The 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Backlash?

Posted on 03/22 15:55 in Deals | 0

That whatever special sauce BioWare brewed back with Mass Effect 1+2 is thinned out and maybe had its issues to begin with.Some of it is for obvious reasons, but I think there's a bit more to why people have turned against Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Criticism Of The Facial Animation In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' May Have Been Misdirected

Posted on 03/24 08:21 in Deals | 0

Not surprisingly, some of the people contributing to this uproar do not have a solid grasp on how facial animations in games are actually constructed.Jonathan Cooper, a principal lead animator on various Mass Effect projects from 2005 to 2010 and currently an animator at Naughty Dog, has put together a Twitter Moment explaining some of the technical reasons why Mass Effect: Andromeda’s facial animations may be the way they are.

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Mass Effect Andromeda debuts at No.1 with 55% on PS4

Posted on 03/27 11:10 in More | 0

Elsewhere Halo Wars 2 benefits from widespread retailer price cuts, seeing it climb back up to 11th.Hardware bundling also sees Rare Replay jump nine places to No.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 gets free Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack

Posted on 03/28 11:35 in More | 0

LittleBigPlanet 3 players can enjoy a free Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack, available to download today, thanks to BioWare and EA.The pack features five costumes for Sackboy and his pals, kitting them out for an adventure across the galaxy.

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