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Calibrating Microphones

Sorry for the delay, but we are now back with our third ever podcast. This episode is brought to you in stunning HD, or Hungover Definition. In this edition you will hear talk of our favorite April Fools jokes, Assassin’s Creed 3, our dream podcast guests, Doctor Who discussion, and possibly many more. Listen and let us know what you think.

Calibrating Microphones

…that was the question asked by Kate Cox over at Kotaku a couple of days ago. It is a question that has been coming up a lot in the month since Mass Effect 3’s release. Fans, whether angry, upset, indifferent, or even happy about the ending have looked for some reason where the ending came from. Most people feel that it came out of left field, and maybe they’re right. “A sharp-eyed Reddit user replaying the first Mass Effect game has found that maybe, there were hints all along.”

*Spoilers for Mass Effect 3 likely to follow*

In both Mass Effect,Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard roams the galaxy, first searching for a way to stop Saren, then a way to stop the Collectors, and finally for a way to drive the Reapers off of Earth. During his travels you can investigate assorted planets which all have various stats and varying levels of information on the planet. In Mass Effect there was a planet named Klencory in the Newton system of the Kepler Verge cluster. In its entry it mentions a volus who, with information now known about Mass Effect 3’s ending, may have been a prophet of sorts:

Klencory, Newton system, Kepler VergeKlencory is famously claimed by the eccentric volus billionaire Kumun Shol. He claims that a vision of a higher being told him to seek on Klencory the “lost crypts of beings of light.” These entities were supposedly created at the dawn of time to protect organic life from synthetic “machine devils.”Shol has been excavating on Klencory’s toxic surface for two decades, at great expense. No government has valued the world enough to evict his small army of mercenaries.

Klencory is also a possible destination in Mass Effect 3, which gives it a shiny new entry:

Klencory, Newton system, Kepler Verge, Mass Effect 3Klencory is famously claimed by the eccentric volus billionaire Kumun Shol. His once-ridiculed visions of “beings of light” protecting organic life from synthetic “machine devils” don’t seem quite so far-fetched now. His private army of mercenaries are well-established on the planet, waiting for husks to come knocking in on their door. In all likelihood, they will be obliterated by the molten metal of a Reaper orbital bombardment, on its way to somewhere important.

It might just be a coincidence or it’s possible a BioWare employee had planned this out long ago. It has been pointed out that fans have pointed this out in the past, prior to Mass Effect 3, but at the time it went unnoticed. Only time will tell, or it won’t. At this point we just have to wait for the DLC to see what happens.


Source: “Was the Ending of Mass Effect 3 Telegraphed Five Years Ago?” (Kotaku)

Observations: N7 G-155 Personal Gaming Environment

The other day the BioWare Facebook fan page posted about a new item in their store. The item in question is the “N7 G-155 Personal Gaming Environment” which is quite the lengthy title. Being a bit of a BioWare fan I thought I would head over to the site and see what this new Mass Effect 3 accessory is. (By the way, I admit fan might be something of an understatement in my case.) Essentially the G-155 appears to be a system that allows you to take either your Xbox 360 or PS3 (slim model only) on the road with you. After reading all of the stats on BioWare’s store, including the fact that it’s TSA approved, I began wondering: “Do I need this” and “Could I make use of this?” The answer was a resounding, maybe!

– Custom Mass Effect 3 N7 Skin for the Entertainment Case
– 15.5″ HD display with 60hz refresh
– Zero lag while gaming
– Full screen controls for audio and video
– Dual 3.5mm Headphone Jacks
– Full spectrum stereo audio
– Rugged Case
– TSA Approved for travel
– Compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 Slim
– Plug and Play

Right below all the stats is a link to a video overview and I clicked through to it, because what kind of product preview would this be without reading all the facts? Then again I’m shocked I’m shocked I didn’t click the “Buy” button in a fit of…well whatever the type of fit it is that causes me to buy things with the Mass Effect logo on them.

Now if you watch the video and read through the comments on the page you might see that there is no battery pack or rechargeable battery for the system at this time. It has to be plugged into an AC outlet to function. Now, let me ask this, doesn’t it seem like a monumental oversight to not have some form of battery power for a system like this? If I was to buy the G-155 Personal Gaming Environment I would be buying it solely for the purposes of travel and to play my 360 on a plane.

Personally, I’m now over my initial desires to purchase this…interesting product, but maybe down the road they’ll come up with something that suits my lack of needs.

Source: “N7 G-155 Personal Gaming Environment” (BioWare Store)