I was pumped to see this title come up for beta on my Xbox one console and immediately queued it up for download. My usual console buddies jumped at the chance to try it out as well. We all were impressed with the gameplay trailer a few months earlier. We’ve played hundreds of hours in Call of Duty games but most recently had concentrated on Battlefield 4. After a short break from that title, getting the squad back together seemed like a great idea. Besides, who didn’t grow up playing cops and robbers?
Wikipedia is an amazing resource, but it isn’t the be all and end all of information. You can see the Wikipedia article on arcade machines here. Here are some things you won’t find there!
Arcade machines are still being manufactured in this day and age, however with the invention of consoles, the way they are being made has changed. They don’t have the original thick and bulky low-resolution arcade screens anymore and come with TFT, LCD or any of the latest monitors that you can find on the general market. They do, however, still look and function like the original arcade machines.
Long gone are the times of going to the arcades and playing on your favourite game, sometimes even waiting in long queues so you can part with your coins for those precious minutes of gaming. Gaming was like going to the cinema or seeing a theatrical performance, it wasn’t on-demand.
The PlayStation 3 has seen its fair share of stumbles (there’s that word again!) throughout its life cycle. From the $600 price tag upon launch to the PlayStation Network outage, it’s amazing to see Sony still pushing strong in this console generation. As a matter of fact, I’m about to make the argument that the future is looking brighter than ever for the company.
UPDATE: There will be specific DLC available depending on the platform. The PC version will come with “Bring Down the Sky” and “Pinnacle Station” for Mass Effect. The Cerberus Network, which includes the bonus character Zaeed, the Firewalker pack, Cerberus Assault gear, Arc Projector weapon, and Normandy Crash Site mission will be included for Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 3 will come with the Online Pass which allows multiplayer. The Xbox 360 version will only come with the Cerberus Network for ME2 and Online Pass for ME3. No details of DLC has been released yet for the PS3 version although it was revealed that Mass Effect will be available as a digital download on the same day of release for $15.
Did you miss out on the adventures of Command Shepard and his crew saving the galaxy the first time around? No need to worry because BioWare has announced the release of the Mass Effect Trilogy box set.
“I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favorite box set in the Citadel!”