Mass Effect 3 – The War Begins Trailer, Space Edition Video, EA Responds to DLC Complaints, Anime & More

From Ashes DLC Mass Effect 3

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Above is the Mass Effect 3 trailer entitled ‘The War Begins’ which released after the game has been out, seen it scores and shows some accolades as well as some epic moments in the game. Below is a video bringing the Space Edition of the game to a wrap up, as Bioware/EA launched early copies of Mass Effect 3 into space (inner space… in weather balloons) and the public set out to retrieve their landing co-ordinates via GPS. They made it seem like it was going to be in every major city but it was more like nearby a few major cities and that balloon didn’t travel too far making locals the prime winners. This made is seem much less epic although still a cool idea, I just feel bad for the crew throwing objects for hours at the balloon that landed in a tree. I imagined more locations, where EA collaborated with Nassau, launching copies just outside the atmosphere to drop back down opening a chute at a safe altitude as a major hunt began for the games, with people boating out to sea to retrieve some copies after opening the pod capable of returning into the Earths atmosphere safely. …I can dream can’t I.

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Mass Effect 3 fans have been upset about a number of things, one being the day one DLC (“From Ashes” running you $10.00/800 Microsoft Points unless you purchased the Collector’s Edition of the game) that is apparently already on the disc to begin with. This doesn’t bother me all that much considering that I am a fan of the franchise, so it was not a stretch for me to purchase the Collector’s Edition and I will never know for a fact of this but I would assume the upset fans are not that dedicated of a fan to either purchase the DLC or the Collector’s Edition. Again I could be completely out of line here as well as wrong, but it is just my opinion that there are a handful a games that I would go the extra mile to shell out what is needed to not only enhance my gaming experience but get to most bang for my buck. Anyway, EA responded regarding the issue to GameInformer stating the following:

“From Ashes is a 600 MB+ download with all new content, including the mission on Eden Prime, new dialogue options and conversations with Javik, new cinematics, the Prothean weapon, and new appearances for all squad members. All of the above content was completed while the main game was in certification and are not available on the disc.

“As stated previously, in order to seamlessly integrate Javik into the core campaign, certain framework elements and character models needed to be put on disc. We did something similar with Zaeed and Kasumi in Mass Effect 2.”

Even though Mass Effect 3 sold nearly 900,000 copies on day one in the US, as well as currently having shipped 3.5 million copies of the game, people have gone to the point of making it very clear that the “From Ashes” DLC is on the disc in this video and gone even farther with a tutorial on how to unlock the “From Ashes” DLC without purchasing it, being that is already on the disc. does not condone this nor do we suggest you attempt this especially if you are not extremely computer savvy, having proper hardware as well as software. Never the less, take this video here as is with an additional tutorial in the more info section and below. (Back up video)

1. Open Coalesced.bin with this
2. Search for this:
MemberValidCID=22, MemberAvailablePlotLabel=IsSelectableProthean,
3. Replace with this:
MemberValidCID=, MemberAvailablePlotLabel=,
– That’s it. Javik the Prothean is now unlocked. “From Ashes” not required.
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The world of Mass Effect is also venturing into the world of Anime. One of the first characters you come to know and is one of you squad mates in Mass Effect 3 is James Vega. He will apparently play a large role in at least getting the Mass Effect Anime rolling. This is in collaboration with FUNIMATION, the kings of anime (at least in the US) and they will also be working with EA on a Dragon Age anime which will be out May 29th on DVD/Blu-Ray called Drage Age: Dawn of the Seeker. This anime will be out much sooner than the Mass Effect anime and will once again tie into the Dragon Age II character Cassandra as you learn more of her story. Below is an interview with James Rojas of FUNIMATION discussing the Mass Effect anime that will be out later this year. Video courtesy of Daily Motion at the SSXW Convention. Mass Effect Anime Screens.

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