Mass Effect 3 campaign gets new weapon DLC

If you've enjoyed shooting men with the likes of the Piranha shotgun and Typhoon assault rifle in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, you may be pleased to hear that a selection of the shiny new guns introduced in MP are now available in single-player, with two all-new weapons too. BioWare will charge you for that privilege, of course.

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If you've enjoyed shooting men with the likes of the Piranha Shotgun and Typhoon Assault Rifle in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, you may be pleased to hear that a selection of the shiny new guns introduced in MP are now available in single-player, with two all-new weapons too. BioWare will charge you for that privilege, of course. The Groundside Resistance pack adds five weapons from the multiplayer side, the Kishock Harpoon Gun, Striker Assault Rifle, N7 Typhoon Assault Rifle, N7 Piranha Shotgun, and Acolyte Pistol. You also score the brand new Venom Shotgun, which packs a third barrel firing microgrenades, and the armour-piercing Executioner Pistol. The DLC is out now on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, priced at $2 (160 MS Points).

Typhoon! Typhoon!

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    October 17, 2012 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 campaign gets new weapon DLC.

    If you've enjoyed shooting men with the likes of the Piranha shotgun and Typhoon assault rifle in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, you may be pleased to hear that a selection of the shiny new guns introduced in MP are now available in single-player, with two all-new weapons too. BioWare will charge you for that privilege, of course.

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      October 17, 2012 7:09 AM

      how is this even news and not just a dumb ad

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        October 17, 2012 8:00 AM

        BioWare has released new DLC for a game which sold many copies and many people enjoyed.

        Much of this content is already in the game in some form, yet it still costs money to unlock for the campaign. Many people get annoyed about similar tactics, so they may well wish to know this.

        BioWare has released an awful lot of free multiplayer DLC but charges for everything single-player, even weapon packs. The different models are interesting as publishers try to create, and adapt to, new models.

        So there are three ways. How is any other "This thing is out" not an ad?

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          October 17, 2012 8:05 AM

          exactly

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          October 17, 2012 8:16 AM

          I don't want to comment on it being worthy of being posted or not but when you post "more guns for game with lots of guns" it sounds to me like there must not be anything else going on to post about.

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            October 17, 2012 8:25 AM

            "Look I see you having gaming news on your gaming news web site, but could you have less specificity please??"

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            October 17, 2012 9:15 AM

            More than that, the headline, "Mass Effect game gets weapon DLC" is depressing, considering what the game used to be.

            Mass Effect isn't in my wheelhouse, but my friend is a big fan of the Mass Effect storyline. He has the first two games, but passed on the third due to the loss of focus, and dilution towards "retail box multiplayer bolt-on with DLC masquerading as a freemium game", and due to the ending controversy. If I told him that Mass Effect 3 got weapon DLC, he would sigh in disgust.

            Beyond that, as a news article, beyond what commentary I gave, what else is there to discuss? I'd rather see trite headlines like this confined to a weekly DLC release summary, and let Major Nelson / PlayStation Blog and the publisher put out the announcement themselves.

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              October 17, 2012 11:21 AM

              Your friend missed out on a great single player game (minus the ending) ... seriously, the game was epic (minus the ending).

              I could care less about the MP and how EA is trying to squeeze money out of people, but that doesn't mean I ignored a great game because of it.

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                October 17, 2012 2:46 PM

                I haven't played 3 either. I do believe it's a good game but without a good ending you just can't motivate me. The only time I play shit endings is when I didn't know about them before buying.

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                  October 17, 2012 4:25 PM

                  Ok, but what you're missing is that the game itself is the going away letter for most of the characters and stories. Like its not a standard appendix style end, but opting out of the game wholly is just denying yourself a good experience in life.

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              October 17, 2012 12:18 PM

              I guess you just don't pay attention and remember that Mass Effect 2 had:
              Alternate Appearance Pack 1 & 2 - 3 Squadmate Outfites each: $2 each
              Equalizer Pack - 1 Armor Set/2 Armor Parts: $2
              Aegis Pack - 1 Sniper Rifle/5 Armor Parts: $2
              Firepower Pack - 1 Assault Rifle/1 Heavy Pistol/1 Shotgun: $2

              But I'm glad you have selective memory and think that ME2 was somehow less of a possible money hole.

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      October 17, 2012 9:31 AM

      Wait so all the MP DLC is free but the SP stuff is not.

      this makes no sense to me.

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        October 17, 2012 9:36 AM

        The multiplayer stuff is free presumably because enough people pay real money for a load of unlock packs when new gear and classes come out. And you never want to divide a multiplayer community, or make it feel divided.

        Which is quite nice, in a way, though the unlock system is a pain in the arse for people who either play only a little or don't pay up.

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          October 17, 2012 10:32 AM

          Solution: Sink 300+ hours into the MP like me.

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      October 17, 2012 11:07 AM

      Wasted news space. Until they complete the story, DLCs are gonna feel like attempts and nickle'n diming.

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        October 17, 2012 2:28 PM

        me3 is a great 1p game with an amazing ending. but the industry as a whole has become all about nickel and diming and it's disgusting. the only thing saving it is kickstarter. fuck all the publishers

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        October 17, 2012 2:33 PM

        How is it not complete? You may not like it, but that doesn't mean it isn't complete.

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      October 17, 2012 4:19 PM

      Medal of Mass Duty Effect!