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FTC complainant calls Mass Effect 3 ending 'complete'

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 9:00am PDT

The Mass Effect 3 FTC complainant talks to Shacknews about his thoughts on the "Extended Cut" endings, his remaining quibbles, and whether he feels comfortable with more games in the series.


"hahaha the endings are still horrifically bad, and embarrassing for anyone who can appreciate ..."

- dewdman see all 18 comments

Rumor: Fans uncover Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC plans

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 8:30am PDT

A partial script purportedly hidden in the new "Extended Cut" DLC seems to indicate another piece of single-player content coming, focusing on saving a scientist from a Reaper colony.


"I bet one of the other DLCs will have you playing as Coats as he fights through London."

- ashkie see all 8 comments

Shack PSA: Mass Effect 3 'Extended Cut' available now

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2012 8:00am PDT

The Mass Effect 3 "Extended Cut" DLC is available today on Xbox 360 and PC, and will be coming July 4 to PlayStation 3.


"Good points. I'm actually happier that they did SOMETHING rather than placate to critics like ..."

- dadeisvenm see all 51 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic maintenance planned for 1.3 update

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2012 7:30am PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be down for a few hours tomorrow, to prepare for the 1.3 "Allies" update.


"Considering how long it took them to do server transfers what makes you think a F2P transition ..."

- StealthHawk see all 5 comments

Mass Effect 3 'Extended Cut' coming Tuesday

By Steve Watts, Jun 22, 2012 10:30am PDT

Mass Effect 3's "Extended Cut" DLC will hit next Tuesday, June 26, for North America.


"Not really, in my opinion being able to choose your ending kind of nullifies the point of the ..."

- TheEmissary see all 62 comments

Dragon Age Legends goes offline, revived as single-player

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 9:30am PDT

Dragon Age Legends was pulled from social networks earlier this week, but it's now being offered as an offline downloadable game.


"This is the type of game that I would love to play on my mobile device."

- Wise Men see all 8 comments

Shack PSA: Battlefield 3 'Close Quarters' on PS3 today, PC/360 next week

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Battlefield 3's "Close Quarters" DLC will be available for non-Premium members on PS3 today once the PlayStation Store update goes live, and next week on PC and Xbox 360.


"I love the new maps. They're very well designed, and provide a much needed alternative to all ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 5 comments

EA starts Medal of Honor charity for fallen soldiers

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2012 2:30pm PDT

EA is launching a new charity program in concert with Medal of Honor Warfighter, to benefit various charities that help fallen Special Operations soldiers.


"Just wait for a bit. Someone will probably buy some from GovX and then sell them for profit online."

- InkedPhoenix see all 6 comments

Battlefield 3 gets another double XP weekend

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Battlefield 3 is offering double XP this weekend, letting you speed up your progress on all ranked matches including in the new Close Quarters maps.


"i think i should really decide if i want to buy premium or not.. i mean i was about to buy it, ..."

- fw_rams see all 2 comments

Rumor: Mass Effect 3 adding Earth-based multiplayer maps

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 10:15am PDT

A historically reliable tipster has provided rumored details on the next Mass Effect 3 multiplayer pack, which is said to add Earth maps, new weapons, and six new human classes.


"Yeah Retreval on gold can be impossible without burning a ton of missiles, depending on the size ..."

- deject see all 6 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to level 15

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 1:43pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play through level 15 in July.


"For someone like me who has limited time to play, I hardly ever reach endgame before I move on ..."

- chadg033 see all 35 comments

SimCity Social announced for Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 1:34pm PDT

SimCity Social was announced today at EA's press conference, coming to Facebook in a few weeks.


FIFA and Madden 13 adds Kinect voice commands

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 10:01am PDT

EA Sports showed off its Kinect functionality for FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 at Microsoft's press briefing, letting you make play calls with the sound of your voice.


"FIFA 13's voice commands for Head to Head: Pass to Messi! Pass to Messi! Pass to Messi! Messi: ..."

- Derringer see all 3 comments

SimCity expands into your home February 2013

By Steve Watts, Jun 01, 2012 3:00pm PDT

EA has nailed down SimCity to February 2013, because the best Valentine's dates are founded on mutual spite for your needy civilian population.


Battlefield 3 June patch adds custom rules symbol, color blind support

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Battlefield 3 is getting a large-scale update on June 4, bringing a fix to an overpowered M26 loadout, colorblind support, and more.


"Is there maybe something similar to how in MW3 with color blind assist, you could see otherwise ..."

- ChaosNovaXZ see all 16 comments