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New DLC from Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack – Game ON!

It is Friday and it is a new month. The month of my blogaversary. Two years ago I started this blog on an iPhone with no internet access just 3G. Now look at me! I’m a big girl now. Make sure you check out the Giveaway page, I will be having contests all summer and since I launched the first one two days ago we have almost hit the first step up to the big one. ANYWAY today I talk games. Geoff is headed to AZ for work and I will be making sure I do more then sit on my ass on the computer, I am going to sit on my ass at in front of the big TV and play video games! One I intend to play and kick some Reaper Ass in is Mass Effect 3.

MASS EFFECT 3 by Bioshock  Cabin Goddess Rating 5 MONSTER DRINKS!!! (ya a crazy rating but you will be needing the drinks so you can play straight through!)

Anyone else a huge fan of the Mass Effect series? I have yet to beat 3, but I have seen it done five times now by Geoff, my fiance. Heck I have not finished or even gotten halfway through Skyrim due to me getting hooked on book blogging. But I love Mass Effect and still watch my man play. Mass Effect is a Bioware title, it is a very PRETTY game to watch and worth every penny. Buy it NEW so you get all the access to all the great DLC.

Mass Effect has you playing Commander Shepard of the the Normandy and you are the last hope for all life in the Galaxy. Your characters/paper-doll creation means you do get to do some customization. Geoff plays Commander Shepard GOTH girl, I happen to play Commander Shepard guy who is hot and sexy (first guy character I have liked ever). Though not like Oblivion there is  not much tweaking with sliders, it still allows for some customization. Bonus here is the awesome pilot of the Normady

In the beginning of Mass Effect 1 the bad guy has discovered the secret to unleashing an apocalyptic force on the galaxy, and only you as Shepard stand in his way. To save the lives of billions, you must do whatever it takes to stop him and prevent the return of an ancient force bent on the destruction of all organic life.

In Mass Effect 2 Shepard returns, mostly intact. SSV Normady is better than ever and the pilot’s voice actor is Seth Green! I MEAN SETH GREEN PEOPLE!!!! Joker Rocks!

It is pretty, visceral and also very pretty. Much like KTOR, depending on how you interact with the NPC’s and your team members will effect all the game play. The build for this is that the Reapers are finally hear, no one has believed Shepard throughout the last two games, despite the proof. By the end of 3 you are going to go WOOOOOOOAH and there are different endings, supposedly. We have yet to figure out how to get one since Geoff tends to play characters somewhat the same way, but we are working on it. Just go trolling through YouTube for game-play videos exploring all manner of subjects pertaining to the game. From psychological, sociological, philosophical (this one is DEFINITELY much more zen than the others). It is like ONE huge beautiful CGI movie! With lots of awesome gun fights, and mining. The mining is still around, and if you have not played the game and start at the beginning, MINE people, explore each planet it will be less monotonous by 3!

The fights are intense, the challenges are many even if you are playing it on PS3. You cannot get Mass Effect 1,  however Mass Effect 2 has some stuff that allows you to at least make the gameplay. OH WAIT, this is one of those games where you get to import the  prior sequel’s character to the next one and .. oh man is it worth it! See it was  originally a 360 Microsoft only title. So while I was dealing with some crazy posting, and a dog post.. a book promo, I was also downloading new content. Geoff will be gone next week and I may just have to play through ME3. Tuesday it was released, and I peeked about an hour ago and Geoff is drooling … oh god I have a cross species crush on Tali (see below). The following is from Bioware’s Blog, the drool marks..sorry those are from me! Browncoats Represent and GAME-ON PEOPLE!

Reinforcements are being deployed to all N7 forces, bringing out some heavy hitters thanks to the new Mass Effect 3 Rebellion DLC Pack! Arriving on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network and PC on Tuesday, May 29 (Wednesday, May 30 on the PSN in Europe), the Mass Effect 3 Rebellion Pack will be bringing you more gear, more weapons, more maps, and more kits, available at no additional cost for anyone who redeemed an Online Pass for Mass Effect 3 on PC, PS3 or Xbox 360.

The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia. In-game reinforcement packs now include three new weapons (Reegar Carbine, Krysae Sniper Rifle, Cerberus Harrier) as well as equipment, consumables, and six new characters from species that have lost lives or whole planets to the Reapers: Quarian Engineer and Infiltrator, Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel, Ex-Cerberus Adept and Vanguard. The battle continues!

NEW CHARACTERS
Vorcha Soldier

  • Thanks to their unique physiology and their Bloodlust ability, the Vorcha are joining the fight and are perfectly suited for the utilitarian soldier kit.

Vorcha Sentinel

  • The innate aggressiveness found within the Vorcha make them shockingly durable combatants, and when coupled with their Flamer skill, the Vorcha sentinel is a force to be reckoned with. (bouncy bouncy bouncy I love getting to play killer new species. I mean the Vorcha? The Bloodlust.. not as good as schawaeet as the Krogan but still awesome)

Male Quarian Engineer

  • Quarians have spent centuries at perpetual salvage and ship repair; the survival of their species depends on this technical expertise. When bringing the new Arc Grenade to the fray, the Quarians prove their prowess as effective engineers on the battlefield.

Male Quarian Infiltrator

  • The Male Quarian Infiltrator must actively rely on stealth while in the heat of battle, and when they make use of their Tactical Scan ability, they quickly prove their mettle while continuously dishing out the pain. (Tali is a GIRL Quarian.. the boys tend to be asshats)

Ex-Cerberus Vanguard

  • When the Illusive Man turned to indoctrination in order to ensure the loyalty of his troops, many Cerberus operatives defected and joined the Alliance in order to stop the Reapers. Now that we’re on the same team, Ex-Cerberus Vanguards (along with their new Lash attack) are quickly proving their worth.

Ex-Cerberus Adept

  • A result of the Illusive Man’s early experiments in enhanced human physiology, Ex-Cerberus subjects are highly skilled combat and biotics specialists. As a result, Ex-Cerberus Adepts can lay waste to the enemy with their Smash and Singularity powers. (the Illusive Man is SATAN btw and no that is not a spoiler… because it all depends on how you play)

NEW MAPS

  • Firebase Jade – Surrounded by huge waterfalls, Firebase Jade overlooks an ancient reservoir built by the salarians centuries ago. Set up strategic chokepoints inside the base’s main buildings to get the jump on your enemy, and work with your team to meticulously clear each room to achieve victory.
  • Firebase Goddess – Nestled in the epicenter of a Thessian metropolis, Firebase Goddess is one of the last strongholds of asari resistance against the Reapers. With its circular layout, Firebase Goddess is a tough location to control. This arena combines heavy cover and elevated firing positions, so stay light on your feet.

NEW WEAPONS 

  • Cerberus Harrier Assault Rifle – These Cerberus-modified Mattock rifles are fully automatic. Cerberus gunsmiths reined in the recoil issues, resulting in a gun that stay on target, but delivers slightly less punch per round than a standard Mattock. As such, the weapon is typically utilized by Cerberus’ elite troopers, who train constantly to make every burst count.
  • Reegar Carbine Shotgun – This electrical weapon improves upon the arc pistol’s design by generating a sustained current on its target. This weapon is named for the Quarian Reegar family, whose marines have served valiantly against the Geth.
  • Krysae Sniper Rifle – This Turian antimaterial rifle is modified to kill Reaper enemies. The Krysae’s scope uses a rangefinder that adjusts to keep the target in proper proportion to the shooter, which comes in useful when the sniper is forced into close range. Its specialized ammunition is both armor-piercing and explosive. In a desperate move, the Turians released its specifications over the extranet so that nearly anyone with a fabricator could manufacture this weapon to help the war effort.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH YA! (in my best Hawaiian Punch Voice)

NEW IN-MISSION OBJECTIVE

  • Randomly occurring during waves 3, 6 and 10, this new objective will demand that teams retrieve a high priority package and securely escort it to a designated extraction zone on each map. (locked and loaded… I am going to kick ass)

NEW GEAR SLOT

  • A new slot will be available on the equipment screen, offering players a persistent gameplay bonus that will not expire after the end of a match. These new items will vary from weapon upgrades to character enhancements and will be available through reinforcement packs. (seriously, I HEART this game)

FAQ
When is was the Rebellion Pack available?

  • The Rebellion Pack was available on May 29 for PlayStation 3 in North America (scored, download and waiting for me to be loaded up on pizza and Monsters), Xbox 360 and PC worldwide. The pack will be available on May 30 for PlayStation 3 in Europe..

What is included with the Rebellion Pack?

  • Firebase Jade and Firebase Goddess are available to play on as soon as the Rebellion Pack is downloaded. The new weapons, characters, and equipment are available as rewards inside Reinforcement Packs.

Does each new character come with new abilities?

  • Yes the new characters will have their own unique abilities and loadouts. (squeee)

How much does the Rebellion Pack cost to download?

  • The Rebellion Pack is available at no additional cost to download. (double squee)

How do I get new characters and weapons from the Rebellion Pack?

  • The new items in the Rebellion Pack will be available as rewards inside existing Reinforcement Packs. Make sure to look out for promotional packs and weekend challenges for other ways to unlock the content. (*jazz hands*)
OK on that note.. who else games here? What are you currently gaming? Browncoat or … are you an interstellar Republican aka Alliance?

 

ORIGINALLY posted on Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack | BioWare Blog.

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One Comment

  1. I just bought Mass Effects 3 for my son. Of course, I have to test it. It’s funny. I go for months without playing a game and then the bug bites and I can’t stop playing. Thank the God of video games for his bounties! Sit on your ass and blast away!!

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