Monday, April 28, 2014

PS4/ Xbox One Mass Effect Trilogy

PS4/ Xbox One Mass Effect Trilogy & Last of Us Le…:

Xbox One And PS4 Mass Effect Trilogy Listings Appear On Chilean Retail Site

The Mass Effect trilogy of games may have a new-gen re-release in its future, if a listing on a Chilean retail site is to be believed.

NeoGAFer Rushersauce recently noticed listings for Mass Effect Trilogy on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the retail site, ZMart. You can find the listing for the PlayStation 4 version of the game here, and the Xbox One version here. Neither listing offers a price or release date, but it does allow customers to sign up to receive a notification when the games are available.

Earlier this month, the Last of Us' PlayStation 4 edition similarly leaked on Sony's online store.

For a list of previous-gen games we'd like to see appear on new-gen consoles head here.

New-gen Mass Effect Trilogy Listed by Retailer  

BioWare's Mass Effect Trilogy could be coming to new-gen consoles, if product listings at Chilean retailer ZMart are to be believed.

ZMart has listings for both a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the compilation of Mass Effect games, though no price or release date are mentioned. Mass Effect Trilogy includes Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, and first released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2012.

A PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us wassimilarly outed by a retailer listing in March, and waslater confirmed by Sony and Naughty Dog. Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 was also leaked by an online retailer earlier this year, though that listing has since been removed and Rockstar have not announced anything.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mass Effect 4 Saved Game Transfer Hype Sees Trilogy Take Price Tumbles

Throughout the Mass Effect trilogy, the players were given the ability to bring over their saved game to each new title. This is great feat considering that Mass Effect is a choice-based action role-playing game.

With Mass Effect 4 currently in production, many fans have been looking to get the whole Mass Effect trilogy. This is so that they could play it all over again and hope to complete it in time for Mass Effect 4.

Retailers have been notified of this growing trend and started putting the entire trilogy up on sale. GameFly is letting go of all three titles for only $39.99. This means that each game costs $14 each which is a great deal for the fans to enjoy.

On the other hand, it seems that the save file transfer feature won’t be available for Mass Effect 4. This is due to the next-gen consoles which is not compatible with the current gen consoles. On top of that, Mass Effect 4 will start on a whole new adventure with a new protagonist. The old Commander Shepard has been retired by Bioware.

All in all, Mass Effect 4 is going to be the biggest game to arrive on both the Xbox One and PS4. As such, there is no wrong to playing the entire trilogy all over again in a bid to relive the Mass Effect moment before starting on a new adventure.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rumor: Mass Effect 4 Coming In Spring 2015

Nowgamer has the story that the latest title in the Mass Effect series may be coming out in Spring of next year, according to a source inside BioWare, who gave this quote hinting at a possible release period:

"If I was you, I’d get to playing the Mass Effect trilogy before next spring."

We know that BioWare has been working on the next Mass Effect title for a while now as it’s already been reported that, “It was in playable form”. But aside from the fact that a new Mass Effect game will definitely not star Commander Shepard, details are fairly scarce.

Of course E3 is just around the corner, which would be a perfect time to make a splash with the next big entry in the sci-fi franchise. Yes,Dragon Age will be there too, but as the Dragon Age info is starting to come in huge waves, it’d be really nice to be surprised by a big title we’ve seen nothing of so far.

Of course we have no idea what to expect, so it leaves a lot for speculation. Shepard won’t be the “star,” but could he/she be in it? Will it have multiplayer? Will that multiplayer be required to get the best ending (God, I hope not)? Can you play as other races?

Will it take place so far outside of the first trilogy that the events won’t have much of an impact? Because I imagine with thecontroversial ending of Mass Effect 3, BioWare may not want to deal with the ramifications of any of those endings since fans didn’t seem to like them even with an “extended cut”. Personally, I’d love to see a prequel that focused on Saren and his indoctrination because I think that’d be a fascinating story to play through.

What do you think, GameSided readers? Ready for a new chapter in the Mass Effect franchise? What should it be about? Should you be able to play as other races? Let us know your thoughts in the comments?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mass Effect 4 rumored to be coming out next spring

According to B-TEN, the sequel to the Mass Effect trilogy is indeed in development, not only that but they also claim it might be coming out next spring. The leak apparently came from an employee that works at Bioware who also mentioned that neither the company, nor EA will confirm the rumor. That is to be expected, after all we’re talking about one of the most anticipated RPGs here, if it turns out to be true of course. The anonymous insider, who had previously confirmed his work on Mass Effect 4 had this to say during a discussion: “Also if I was you, I’d get to playing the mass effect trilogy before next spring…”
This seems to hint at the fact that the next Mass Effect title will indeed come at some point during next spring, although no exact date was mentioned. The aforementioned insider was asked if this information could be used for publication, to which he replied : “You are allowed to report any information you see fit. BioWare won’t comment on it, and EA will state they don’t comment on rumor or speculation. The choice is yours, I simply provided you with a tease,”.
He also seems to mention at one point that he attended some sort of company meeting. He didn’t say that the meeting had anything to do with Mass Effect 4, but considering that E3 is less than two months away we think that it might had. Here is the statement: “Sorry for the delay, haven’t been on all day. Work didn’t want any online presence today for us, for good reason.”
For the moment these are just rumors so please take them with a grain of salt.Details on the next Mass Effect game are lacking, to say the least but if Bioware has plans to announce something it will definitely be at E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo takes place on June 10-12 this year, and it’s usually the place where companies present their brand new stuff, so keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Update: Bioware hints at ‘Mass Effect 4’ coming to Xbox One and PS4

During a Mass Effect panel that took place this past weekend at PAX East, Biowareoffered a few hints about the next installment of their popular sci-fi franchise and what platforms the title is currently being created on. According to a report by Canadian tech site Canoe on April 15 the developer hinted at the possibility of the next Mass Effect game appearing on the new generation of consoles
Considering the fact that there has been no release date as of yet specified for the next entry in the Mass Effect series, meaning the game isn’t expected to release relatively soon, it seem logical to assume that the game is being developed for the Xbox Oneand PS4. However, Bioware is choosing to remain quiet about exactly which platforms the game will eventually launch on.
After being asked about the whether the game will launch for the current generation systems during the PAX East panel, Mass Effect art director Joel MacMillan refused to outright confirm that the upcoming title is heading to either Xbox One or PS4 while also hinting that it is likely in the following response.
It's kind of tricky to officially comment on that, but I mean, gen4looks pretty awesome and Mass Effect's an awesome-looking game.
The developer also plans to release Dragon Age: Inquisition later this fall on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 which might be indicative of their plans for the next Mass Effect’s platform availability. Since both games are being developed at the same time and each will use the Frostbite 3 engine, it’s easy to think that the new Mass Effect title might release of the same platforms. However, the game could just as easily be available only on ether last generation consoles or even be exclusively for the Xbox One and PS4.
The fourth installment of the Mass Effectfranchise will see the introduction of a new protagonist after Commander Shepard’s narrative, which spanned the first Mass Effect trilogy, official concluded in Mass Effect 3. No other details regarding the game have been released at this point. It isn’t even clear at what point the new game will within the timeline of the Mass Effectuniverse.
Update: During the same Bioware PAX East panel discussion from this past weekend, the developer also answered questions regarding the possibility that same-sex relationships could appear within the nextMass Effect game. Canoe once againreported that Bioware's Cathleen Rootsaert answered, "We can't divulge that. But, I'll just say that inclusivity is part of the BioWare mandate. So, we do our best."
Bioware games are becoming well known for their inclusion of in-game romances which allow fans to choose a character from the game to engage in a variety of courting rituals with. The developer is also embraced same-sex relationships in many of their past titles so it does seem likely that they would continue to do so with the newMass Effect game.

Mass Effect 4 News: Storyline Rumored To Be A Prequel Of Shepard’s Training! New Playable Character Could Be Garrus Or Tali!

Both Bethesda and Bioware are looking to add a fourth sequel to their respective gamingfranchise and there is a great deal of mystery behind the release dates for both Fallout 4 and Mass Effect 4.
Both gaming series has received a lot of buzz from the fans on various discussion sites but thegame developers have yet to announce anything on when these games will arrive.

Fallout 4, in particular, hasn't been announced by Bethesda but fans have been following closely on the many leaks that have surfaced which claims that the game is in development.
On the other hand, there is Mass Effect 4 which is confirmed by Bioware to be in the makings. The fans of this upcoming game have learned that Mass Effect 4 will be a brand new adventure with a new protagonist. Then again, the date of arrival is still undecided despite the Mass Effect 4 being in the late stages of production.
Nevertheless, fans have been assuming that both titles will be on the shelves by mid-2015. In addition to that, there are rumours that hint on the games coming in the holiday season at the end of this year.
For Mass Effect 4, this is possible but unlikely. A major gaming title would want to compete for the Game of the Year awards and releasing it late will give it a disadvantage.
As for Fallout 4, there is no telling if this may happen due to the tight lips of Bethesda.
Rumors online says the story could be a possible prequel, and would see Shepard during his training or when he was a rookie. Other ideas being thrown are playing as other characters like Garrus or Tali and seeing what happened before they met Shepard (or between the games plot lines) Another idea could be playing as a different alien like a Salarian,Turian or Geth during the events of the three games. Imagine playing as a Salarian STG Agent or Geth Trooper during the final battle on earth or playing as a different Human Marine fighting the collectors during the Mass Effect 2 Story.
All in all, both titles will arrive at some point of time as they are too big to be ignored by their respective game developers. Of course, nothing will be sweeter if both games get released in 2014.

E3 2014: Mass Effect 4 Release Date Announcement Imminent For PS4, PC And Xbox One Rumored As Bioware Private Beta Test Continues!

Bioware has confirmed that "Mass Effect 4" was being worked on and that the "Mass Effect 4" Beta in now on its trial run as the Mass Effect 4 release date being announced on E3 2014 rumors are popping up.

Rumors are popping up all over the web such as Twitter and Facebook that the Mass Effect 4 release date is going to be announced at E3 2014 but while the game is on a private beta test, Bioware hasn't given a response as to whether the Mass Effect 4 release date would be announced at E3 2014 or not.

According to an article by Alan Haslow of Motoring Crunch, a recent tweet from Aaryn Flynn the GM for BioWare's Edmonton & Montreal studios, revealed that Mass Effect 4 is coming ever closer to completion and he said that he has been playing Mass Effect 4. He said that the game was beautiful, ambitious and fresh, while at the same time remaining recognizable and fun.

According to Alan Haslow, what "Mass Effect" fans can get from this statement is that the game developers have been testing "Mass Effect 4" and it's been a month now since this statement was made and there still hasn't been any further updates about the game.

"Mass Effect 4" will have some graphical enhancements and new dynamics in the game as it will run on the "Frostbite 3" game engine. The "Frostbite 3" game engine is the game engine being used for "Dragon Age 3."

Gamers have started to revisit the "Mass Effect" trilogy and are playing it again from the beginning. Retailers have picked up on this and have started to reduce the price of the trilogy in the hope of selling more before "Mass Effect 4" hits the shelves.

Gamefly is offering a good deal as gamers can pick up the "Mass Effect" trilogy for $39.99. This means that each title costs less than $14 each. Gamers who are wondering what all the fuss is about with "Mass Effect 4" may want to take advantage of the price drop.

There is a great deal of talk about the save files and what influence this could have on "Mass Effect 4." Transferring save files are important to "Mass Effect" as each decision and its consequence carries over from the previous game to the next game.

This presents an conundrum to next-gen gamers if "Mass Effect 4" hits the Xbox One and the PS4 as the "Mass Effect" trilogy is not available for the PS4 and Xbox One. According to Monica Walken of Motoring Crunch, next-gen console gamers may have to pay for save game transfers, but this is just speculation.

Aaryn Flynn however tweeted that next-gen versions of the "Mass Effect" trilogy are being talked about but no confirmation if "Mass Effect" will be ported to the Xbox One or the PS4.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mass Effect 4: Fans Chime In On Most-Wanted Playable Races

The next big thing coming from BioWare is Mass Effect 4 and the game will start on a whole new adventure instead of continuing from the famous, Commander Shepard.

This upcoming fourth instalment to the highly successful gaming franchise is going to be huge as it is expected to debut on the next-gen consoles. On top of that, Mass Effect 4 will run on the latest Frostbite 3 game engine which opens the doors to many possibilities.

Fans are already excited by the potential with Mass Effect 4 and there has been many suggestions offered to BioWare for the game. The latest is with the races in the Mass Effect universe.

As we all know, BioWare has made it clear that more races will be made playable. One fan called InterGalacticMole felt that only four races will be laid out like how it is on Dragon Age Inquisition. After all, both Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 3 are two very similar games set in different ages.

Among all the races in Mass Effect, human, Asari, Salarian, Turian, Quarian, Krogan, Drell and Batarian are the ones wanted by the fans. It seems like the common agreement is with Turian and Batarian. Both of these races are among the most vulgar among all.

The fans have made their decisions clear although some still want to play as Yahg. Nevertheless, the fans have showed their excitement for Mass Effect 4 and it is up to BioWare to deliver. Which races would you have picked? Share with us your thoughts below.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 rumored release dates

For the past few months, gamers around the world have been eagerly anticipating the release of both Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4. You have to admit, who wouldn’t want a speedy delivery of the two hottest games on the market? There is much speculation on the release dates of Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 a buzz on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, but are these predictions true? Or is all a brunch hype to stir up Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 fans?

The rumors are far and wide. Although most of them come from Twitter, gaming forums and news sites such as have had their fair share of hype as well. In all of this, we have yet to hear from the source itself, and that is Bethesda. The creators are keeping a tight lip on when the games will be release, leaving a long line of frustrated and unhappy gamers behind them.

The most we can do is check out the latest Twitter statuses for information on Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4. Decoding the messages can be somewhat difficult. Many gamers and companies have predicted that Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 will be available within days. Others say within weeks or months; and a few odd folk say the games are a big hoax and will never be released. However, with the mass of various speculation, there is a small uprising of predictions that seem to be the most true. These predictions state that Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 will be available for purchase in either late 2014 or early 2015.

This important bit of information has lead me to believe that Mass Effect 4 and Fallout 4 will more than likely be released around Christmas time. This is usually when most games are released in order to ensure that more people will buy it. Either the games will be released by Christmas, or in early January. However, there is still a lack of evidence to support either claim, but they sound the most reasonable.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mass Effect 4 might see the return of the Asari

Remember the extremely complex, feminine-only Asari society and their deeply religious way of life? Well, it seems like they will be returning in Mass Effect 4, the newest game in development in the Mass Effect saga. Bioware has been extremely reserved in releasing information about Mass Effect 4, but the developers often can’t help themselves and drops breadcrumbs to tease us fans with. This time around, it was Mass Effect 4 Executive Producer Casey Hudson who spilled the beans slightly, referring to the amazing technology and innovative content, as well as “Space Nuns” appearing in the game.

This technology might be referring to a new, improved version of the Frostbite 3 engine that we’ll be seeing in Mass Effect 4, further hinting at what we suspect to be the first truly next-gen title from Bioware. Sure, Dragon Age: Inquisition already looks great, but it’s nothing as mind-blowing as The Witcher 3 for instance. Bioware will most likely make a significant transition with Mass Effect 4.

And then there’s the “space nuns” reference, which hints at the Asari culture and society previously encountered in the initial Mass Effect trilogy. The return of this extremely complex sentient race bodes well, as fans were captivated by the earlier dialogues between Shepard and potential love-interest Liara T’Soni. Since there’s no way of knowing when (and where in the vast universe) Mass Effect 4 will be taking place, it’s nice to see some old elements returning and potentially being expanded upon.

While still under heavy wraps, Mass Effect 4 is expected to be showcased at this year’s E3 in June, while being released sometime in 2015. Mass Effect 4 is surely being developed for the PC, and an Xbox One and PS4 version is almost certainly a given too.

Expect Mass Effect 4 teasers and Dragon Age footage at PAX East

Bioware has revealed that it will indeed be officially taking part at this year’s PAX East (happening the upcoming weekend, if you were not up-to-date), and will be holding panels for Dragon Age: Inquisition and Mass Effect all weekend long (schedule below). With Dragon Age: Inquisition closing in on its launch day ever so fast, we’re sure to be seeing some new footage and reveals at the event. But the show-stealing panel will undoubtedly be the Mass Effect one, where not only will Bioware be celebrating the franchise as a whole, but will most likely be dropping a few teasers about the upcoming Mass Effect 4.

The game’s first logo and banner will probably make an appearance, and us pesky press members will be trying to pull out as much as possible from Bioware officials regarding the anticipated Mass Effect 4. We know that a number of significant Bioware staff members will be on scene, including Mass Effect series writer Cathleen Rootsaert, Dragon Age Creadive Head Mike Laidlaw and community manager Jessica Merizan. How much they’ll be willing to reveal is obviously unknown, but we shouldn’t expect anything major until E3 2014 in June. Despite that, there’s bound to be some insight and some talk about Mass Effect 4, especially since the series’ veteran writer will be present.

Besides the previously mentioned panels, Bioware will also be holding panels related to job possibilities within the company and will shed some insight upon the vast universe of Mass Effect. Based on the Panel schedule, it’s likely we’ll be getting hints at where and when Mass Effect 4 will be taking place, and not much else. Bioware has been so far doing a great job at keeping everything Mass Effect 4 related tightly under wraps, most likely as preparation for E3 this summer. We know that work on the first trailer for Mass Effect 4 has begun awhile ago, and by all accounts, it should be mostly ready by now. Despite this, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing a Mass Effect 4 trailer at PAX. Still, hope dies last, so let’s see what Bioware has in store for fans.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

‘Mass Effect 4’ team given a week to implement new ideas ‘without restriction'  

In an attempt to foster unhindered creativity,Bioware allowed the development team of the next Mass Effect game to spend an entire week to work on personal projects for what they’d like to add to the fourth installment of the popular sci-fi series if they were given the freedom to do so. Mass Effect series producer Michael Gamblerevealed on April 7 that he spent a full three hours of the day reviewing what the team produced during their week of free-reign and gave the following comment to describe how exciting he found the content.

We gave the Mass Effect team a week, without restriction, to prototype new ideas. Watching 3 hours worth of WOWOMG now.

This wasn’t the first time that a development team was allowed company time to add what they wanted to a game. The Bethesda team were also given a full week to add personal projects to The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim. Unlike Bioware taking time in the middle of development to engage in a creativity experiment, Bethesda developers weren’t given their opportunity to freely create new content until after Skyrim had already launched. However, several of the teams’ creations were later added to Skyrimvia DLC packs such as the vampire lord system of Dawnguard and Dragonborn’s dragon riding mechanic.

It will be interesting to see if anything will be added to the upcoming Mass Effect title as a result of the developer’s week of free creativity. At this point, however, not much is currently known regarding the next Mass Effect game. The most that Bioware has revealed to date is that the next entry will feature a new protagonist as the Commander Shepard storyline concluded at the end of Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 4 Launch Mechanics Reveal

Fans of the Mass Effect series are showing their strong anticipation for the upcoming Mass Effect for game. This upcoming sequel is already far into its production and it won’t be long until it gets released. Despite that fact, little is known about the game.

Aaryn Flynn is aware of this and announced that BioWare prefers to spread out the information on Mass Effect 4 instead of throwing the entire thing out. This is done with the developers’ diaries but it only touches on the technical aspects of the game, not the gameplay.

For all we know, Commander Shepard has retired from the series and will be replaced by a new face. This upcoming protagonist will start on a new adventure in the same Mass Effect universe.

Aside from that, Mass Effect 4 will run on a brand new game engine. Just like Dragon Age 3, the game will operate on Frostbite 3. After all, both Dragon Age 3 and Mass Effect 4 will look to debut on the next-gen consoles.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

‘Mass Effect 4’ developer reveals announcement strategies 

Aaryn Flynn has revealed some of the announcement plans in regards to the tentatively-titled “Mass Effect 4.” According to a report from Motoring Crunch on April 3,Bioware won’t be announcing everything at once in regards to the next installment of the popular role-playing series.

Instead, the development team is planning to spread out the reveals. One of the methods is through developer’s diaries. These posts and videos from Bioware usually focus on a specific element of a software product instead of providing more general details.

Mass Effect 4” was confirmed to exist in 2012 although the development for the project did not go into full gear until March of 2013. A few key members from the development team hinted that the new title will be different than the prior installments as the story won’t be based on Commander Shepard. A few gameplay changes have been teased as well.

Bioware will likely reveal more details on “Mass Effect 4,” which is being built on the same Frostbite 3 graphics engine as the upcoming “Dragon Age Inquisition,” at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The big gaming event is going to take place in June.

You can find a set of screens from the previously-released “Mass Effect 3,” which was launched in 2012, in the media gallery located to the left side of this article.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mass Effect 4 Devs Aren’t So Covert With The Details

The Half Life community are in turmoil with how Valve handles their fans. This isn’t the case for BioWare and the Mass Effect community. The game developer is not shy of giving away anything on the upcoming Mass Effect 4 game.

Just recently, a fan tweeted to Aaryn Flynn, asking if there will be a developer’s diary released for Mass Effect 4. The general manager then replied that there is. However, the game developer doesn’t intend to let out all the information in a single book. Aaryn claims that they will spread it out over time.

It gets more exciting after Aaryn revealed that there is so much to talk about and show with Mass Effect 4. A lot of time is required to reveal everything.

Aside from that, Mass Effect fans are already notified that this upcoming fourth sequel will be a fresh new start to a whole new trilogy. The Commander Shepard that the fans have played and love has been retired from the franchise.

Also, there is the game engine and features. BioWare has announced that Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 3 will have similar graphical capabilities thanks to the new and improved Frostbite engine.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mass Effect 4 versus Mass Effect Movie: Which Is First?

As we all know, BioWare is busy developing the next Mass Effect game, Mass Effect 4. Similarly, Legendary Pictures is currently producing the Mass Effect movie. So which will arrive first?

Looking at the progress made with Mass Effect 4, it is for certain that the game will debut much earlier than the film. After all, Mass Effect 4 is already in its final stages in development. Soon, BioWare will run some tests for the game before distributing it to the world.

As for the film, Legendary Pictures CEO, Thomas Tull, admitted that the film’s production is not moving as there isn’t a great idea for it. The lad revealed that he is a huge fan of the game and don’t wish to screw it up. Mass Effect is so complex and difficult to create. The bar is very high and that is how Legendary Pictures like it.

Tull revealed that creating the Warcraft film is much easier. This is due to the RPG world, being more sophisticated than the Mass Effect universe.

All in all, the Mass Effect franchise will only benefit from both titles. Mass Effect 4 is expected to be a great game and so is the film.