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Mass Effect Anime: Paragon Lost (Trailer)

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost serves as a prequel to the events of Mass Effect 3.

ESH Podcast Episode # 298: Prequels Are Fine As Long As There Is No Jar-Jar Binks

We shouldn’t have to repeat ourselves… From the title of this weeks episode you’d never guess it is Pandalicious’s birthday week. Listening to the show however everyone will be able to tell that it is on her mind. Subliminal messaging does work– just not when Pandalicious does it. The Sistahs talk about movie prequels. No […]

Episode 283: I Might Not Be Commander Right, But I’m Commander Right Now.


It’s Monday- Monday- Monday! And yes the podcast is new.

If you’ve been listening to the last two episodes you’ll notice an on-going trend: Mass Effect 3. First came the “Hype-isode”, where they talked about the building hype for the playable demo. Next came the “Experience-isode” where both sistahs played the demo from two perspectives and shared that. Lastly comes this piece, which shall be deemed the “Play-isode”

Ninja announced off the bat that there would be minor spoilers. Pandalicious, coming back from Pandemic 2012 feeling better enough to take on this beast of the show, took a silent observer approach and attempted to keep her knowledge to herself. –It is a lot harder than it sounds–

Panda also talks about some of the negativity and haterade that has been flying around since Bioware’s final installment dropped.

Did the sistahs maintain their initial paragon stance and stay spoiler free? Or Did they do the renegade thing and hide spoiler proximity mines for the masses to fall on?

Guess you’ll have to listen and find out.

Here are the titles that didn’t make it to the final push to the gate this week:

Really, Really Fast — Like Kenyan Fast

Send Panda to Manhattan and She Comes Back In a New York State of Mind

Freddie Prinze Jr., Where Did You Go?

I’m Polyamorous With Planets

The Writers Office at Bioware Resembles the Rowing Scene in Ben-Hur

I’m Trying to Save the Universe, But First a Little Comic Relief

The Real Mass Effect Appears to Be Haterade

I Went Bangless

You Can Please Some Of the People Some Of the Time, But There’s No Pleasing Metacritic

Mass Effect Is Not a Muppets Movie

So prepare to play this audio file while jumping through the some serious Mass Relays. It is time for ESH Podcast Episode #283: I Might Not Be Commander Right, But I’m Commander Right Now.

This is it.

Episode 282: It’s As If the Nerd Planet Made the Jock Planet Sterile

It’s every nerds’ revenge fantasy!

This hot new episode of the ESH Podcast has a one track mind: Mass Effect 3.
Granted you have to get past several tangents that got in the way of the sistahs.

Panda shares her knowledge about what she calls “Swag Editions” and about what gamers can expect in terms of difficulty. The Licious also comments about the integration of game mechanics as well as known figures in the industry lending their vocal talents to Bioware’s masterpiece.

Ninja chats about her thoughts about Western RPGs. She also outlines what she needs to be present to get her revved up and ready to game. She also finally broke through Pandalicious’ defenses and got her to commit to a deal on live air–with a non visible handshake.

That’s the sistahs for you.

And the show wouldn’t be complete if neither of the girls talked about they expectations about the “bang bang bangity bang” option that we’ve all become familiar with.

Here are the red shirts who didn’t make it through the end of the show:

Your Parfaits Are So Sterile

No More Getting’ Jiggy With the Blue Aliens

In Space, Like in Iran, There Are No Gay People

We Shook Hands On An Audio Podcast (Oh, the Humanity!)

So fan of the series, go grab your N7 Normandy hoodies (if you have one, unlike Pandalicious) and get ready to probe Episode 282: It’s As If the Nerd Planet Made the Jock Planet Sterile.

Pandapressions: Mass Effect 3 Demo


Its been a while Commander Shepard

We’ve been waiting eagerly for Bioware’s conclusion to the action packed space action RPG Mass Effect. So to sate our palettes,they gave use a playable demo on Valentine’s Day.

–Because they wanted to show us that they care–

So what can we expect from Bioware with this last installment?

First lets talk about the element of integration. One of the biggest pieces of hype that was the integration with the Kinect. So instead of just controlling commander Shepard- we get to BE the badass commander. Yelling out commands to your team is only a morsel of the capabilities that this step forward gives us. Voice recognition will be something that won’t “make” or “break the game for you. If you’ve been a fan: you’ll remain one.
In the playable demo, there was an option to decide what kind of exposure you’d get in the game: Role-Playing, Action or Story. I took the Role Playing, created my Shepard and prepared my voice to be a beacon of cold hard truth.

Talk about enjoyable!

The controls have been refined and that is speaking mildly. I am not as enthused about that as some others are, only because it took me a while to adjust to the game mechanics in ME: 2. They did however make it far easier to navigate the option wheels– granted it’s even easier when you are just saying the action you want performed.

The story doesn’t look like it is going to suffer any… outside of the trials and tribulations Bioware set forth for us. But we wouldn’t be this kick ass character if we didn’t struggle. It is war on all sides. Can you think of a better way to end the story than an intergalactic shitstorm?

–I didn’t think so–

I have extremely high expectations for Mass Effect 3, but no one should be surprised since I am partial to another game in their care.

North America’s release date is March 6th with Europe getting their hands on it three days later. It is sure to be a frackkin’ good time.