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ME3 Extended DLC Wallpaper
It is official: The Extended Cut DLC for Mass Effect 3 will be releasing next week on June 26th. The waiting is up and now we get to see what this DLC has in store for us. BioWare had the following to say about the DLC:

The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers. The Extended Cut will be available to download at no additional charge on June 26th on Xbox 360 and PC and PlayStation 3.

This is great news for anyone who was distraught over the controversial ending to M<ass Effect3 earlier this year. The Internet turned insane within days of the game’s release as many fans started seeing the ending to one of the greatest sci-fi trilogies and realizing it wasn’t exactly what they wanted it to be.

Well come June 26th in North America (July 4th in Europe for the Playstation 3) we’ll be able to see what BioWare decided constitutes an extended ending to this amazing series. The best part of it is that it won’t cost us anything as the DLC is completely free on all platforms. It will however clock in at around 1.9 gigabytes of space, which I know might be a potential deal-breaker for at least one of our writers.

Looking forward to jumping into an older character and experiencing the new endings immediately? Well BioWare has an explanation of how to do that as well [SPOILERS]:

[SPOILERS] To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content.[END SPOILERS]

My only big gripe with the news of this DLC is that June 26th is the same day that Dawnguard for Skyrim releases. Looks like next Tuesday is going to be a potentially busy day.

Come the week of June 26th, make sure you stop back here for my impressions on the DLC. There’s also a good chance that I will be tweeting either during breaks in conversation, or more likely as soon as I finish the DLC. Finally, we will not be discussing the DLC on our podcast next week due to a special guest making an appearance. More information on that later. (I know I keep teasing that, but had trouble figuring out when would be best to announce it.)

Mounted Combat Coming to Skyrim!

Well, this was both expected and unexpected all at once. Bethesda just posted that mounted combat will be coming to Skyrim with patch 1.6.

Skyrim Mounted Combat

For more info on what’s coming to the patch you can check out the patch info below or head straight over to the Bethesda Blog post.

1.6 Update (all platforms unless specified)

NEW FEATURES

  • Mounted Combat – Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse
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    BUG FIXES

    • General stability and memory optimizations
    • General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
    • Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks
    • Fixed rare crash with lighting
    • Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
    • Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
    • Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
    • Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
    • Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
    • Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
    • Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
    • Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
    • Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
    • In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory
    • Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime
    • Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
    • Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
    • Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater
    • Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
    • Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)
    • Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled (Xbox 360)

Game of Thrones (RPG) Giveaway

Have you been watching HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones and started thinking that you want to journey around the world of Westeros? Maybe even play an RPG set in the world, but with its own unique story? Well have we got the giveaway for you!

Introducing our Game of Thrones (RPG) giveaway. Winners will receive everything below:

Game of Thrones Giveaway

Winners will receive (1) Game of Thrones (RPG) on their choice of system. (Xbox 360 or PS3); and (1) Limited Edition Art Book for the game.

Now onto the rules of this here contest:

  1. Open to US residents only.
  2. To enter you must both like and comment on the contest post featured at the top of our Facebook Page, as well as like Constantly Calibrating on Facebook. (That should be the easy part since you already like us, right?)
  3. All of this must be done prior to May 29th, 2012 at 12PM Pacific Time. Any entries received after this time will be ignored and possibly even mocked, so enter early!
  4. Multiple entries will also be ignored and possibly set on fire.
  5. Winners will be chosen in a similar fashion to our previous contests, which is to say they will be chosen at random. (For more info on that, feel free to ask here.)
  6. Winners will need to provide shipping information to us at the time that they win.

Now that all of that is out of the way, here is both some information on the game as well as the launch trailer:

Game Of Thrones, the new roleplaying video game based on the popular HBO TV series and internationally bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire book series, is out now on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Featuring many familiar locations from the books and likenesses from the TV series, Game of Thrones also delves into a new storyline for fans to discover while immersed in 30-plus hours of original game play. For a limited time, the game can be ordered with a special edition hardbound art book, Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG, at select retailers: http://www.gameofthrones-thegame.com/purchase.html

A few weeks back we brought you word on a fun thing Microsoft Studios was in the process of doing. As you guys are well aware, those of you who maybe read my article “Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’ from a little over a month ago, Microsoft started releasing a series of Live Arcade games 3 weeks back. These games feature twice the maximum gamerscore (400, up from 200) which is expected to roll out to future Live Arcade games as well.

More information on tomorrow’s last event can be found below:

Microsoft Studios and Xbox LIVE are presenting the grand finale of their Arcade NEXT All-Stars live streaming event series this Wednesday at 6pm PST on Twitch.TV, when renowned gamer and YouTuber SeaNanners plays Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. SeaNanners, along with special guests, will play and give insight into the first-ever console edition of the game, and live viewers will have the opportunity to enter to win an Xbox signed by the creator of Minecraft, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. To live stream the event, visit http://www.twitch.tv/xboxlivearcade

 
Make sure to tune in and check out SeaNanners take on Minecraft tomorrow!

Sometime tomorrow we will also be giving out a free code for Minecraft. Check out, and like, our Facebook Fan Page for more info on this and any further contests.

Wow, it’s already time for Episode #5 of Constantly Calibrating. Can you all believe it?! In today’s episode we finally go into some more detail about Josh’s love of Leisure Suit Larry, and the ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Skyrim Kinect also gets some discussion time; as well as Halo 4. Good conversations were had by all!

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Hey, we have some fun news for your guys, so sit down and listen (read, for those who are actually aware of what activity they are doing right now). As you guys are well aware, those of you who maybe read my article “Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’ from a few weeks back, Microsoft started releasing a series of Live Arcade games last week. These games feature twice the maximum gamerscore (400, up from 200) which is expected to roll out to future Live Arcade games as well.

Starting last week Microsoft Studios teamed up with a group of YouTube gamers, dubbed “Arcade NEXT All-Stars”, to have them host a series of live-streaming events each week for that weeks game release. Last week they had Olga Kay take on Trials Evolution, which can be found on Youtube. This weeks event, taking place tomorrow April 25th at 5PM PST on Twitch.TV, will have famous YouTube gamer Tobuscus take on Bloodforge.

More information on upcoming events can be found below:

Microsoft Studios Presents Arcade NEXT

Experience the next level of downloadable games with Arcade NEXT, a four-week promotion featuring the NEXT in Gamerscore, the NEXT in visual fidelity, and the NEXT in platform-defining gameplay! Beginning April 18, each Wednesday brings a new adventure with increased gamerscore and achievements.  For more information, and to purchase the games, visit: http://www.xbox.com/arcadenext

Trials Evolution

Available Now

Live event hosted by Olga Kay

Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines and spectacular scenery. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download challenging tracks created by other players. Customize your rider and grab Trials Evolution for the next generation of motorcycle racing games!

Bloodforge

Available April 25

Live event hosted by Tobuscus Wednesday, April 25 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

With a brutal combat system, stunning art style and a deeply compelling story, Bloodforge sends you into battle. Slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers and the gods themselves with Rage Kills, Rune Attacks and Weapon Combos. Seal Crom’s fate in this dark, visceral story.

Fable Heroes

Available May 2

Live Event Hosted By Katers17 Wednesday, May 2 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

This action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure delivers a fresh spin on the Fable franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or playing co-op on Xbox LIVE, work together to defeat enemies and collect gold coins.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Available May 9

Live Event Hosted By Seananners Wednesday, May 9 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

The infinite possibilities of Minecraft just got bigger, bringing the phenomenal experience to a game console for the first time. The Arcade version includes an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, plus local and online muiltiplayer modes.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow to check out Tobuscus playing Bloodforge live on Twitch.TV.

Sometime tomorrow we will also be giving out a free code for Bloodforge. Check out, and like, our Facebook Fan Page for more info on this and any further contests.