1. Post #1
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    Warning: This thread could be spoilerific, so be careful what you read if youre not looking to find out about something.



    Official Trailer

    Game Information
    Platforms
    Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

    Release Dates
    November 2007 for Xbox 360 and June 2008 for PC.

    Wikipedia
    Mass Effect is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare for the Xbox 360 and then ported to Microsoft Windows by Demiurge Studios.

    It is set in the year 2183 AD. Thirty-five years prior, humanity discovered a cache of technology on Mars, supposedly built by a technologically advanced but long-extinct race called the Protheans. Studying and adapting this technology, humankind has managed to break free of the solar system and has established numerous colonies and encountered various extraterrestrial species within the Milky Way galaxy. Utilizing alien artifacts known as Mass Relays, the various space-faring races are able to travel instantly across vast stretches of the galaxy. Within the game, humanity has formed the Human Systems Alliance, one of many independent bodies that make up the collective of "Citadel space".

    The player assumes the role of an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard, who commands the experimental SSV Normandy alongside Captain Anderson. The Normandy is sent to the human colony world of Eden Prime to recover an unearthed Prothean beacon. To assist in recovering the beacon, the Citadel Council, the galaxy's primary governing body has sent one of their top agents, a turian "Spectre", named Nihlus. A small team consisting of Nihlus, Shepard, biotic Kaidan Alenko, and the quickly-killed Corporal Jenkins, who is replaced by Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams, discover that the Eden Prime colony is under attack by alien synthetic life-forms known as the geth, led by a rogue turian Spectre named Saren Arterius, who kills Nihlus. After the battle ends, Shepard locates the beacon and receives a vision. While initially struggling to understand the vision, it turns out to be images of biological creatures being slaughtered by machines.

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    Official Trailer

    Game Information
    Platforms
    Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

    Release Dates
    January 26th 2010 in North America and January 29th 2010 in Europe.

    Save Files
    Provided you keep your save game files, the decisions you made in the previous instalment will affect the characters, the politics and the universe in Mass Effect 2.

    Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    The boxed/retail PC version of Mass Effect 2 will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication.

    System Requirements
    OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
    Processor: Minimum - 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU, Recommended - 2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
    Memory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
    Video Card: Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce 6800; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro, Recommended - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT; ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT; or better.
    Direct X: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Hard Drive: 15 GB
    DVD ROM: 1x Speed

    Editions

    Regular Edition, Collectors' Edition: Contains Collectors' Armour and Rifle, art book, first issue of ME: Redemption comic book, 'Making of' and behind the scenes videos. Terminus Armour: Pre-order at Gamestop, Inferno Armour: Pre-order at various retailers, Collectors' Armour: Included with Collectors' Edition.

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  2. Post #2
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    I just knew it was going to be jellyfish.

    Let the first few pages be about the Hanar
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  3. Post #3
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    I just knew it was going to be jellyfish.

    Let the first few pages be about the Hanar
    After Canuhearme? finished the thread off with...

    "I anxiously anticipate the new quote for the Mass Effect Megathread which, for all intents and purposes, will be around to usher forth Mass Effect 2."

    I knew it had to be the jellyfish.
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    After Canuhearme? finished the thread off with...

    "I anxiously anticipate the new quote for the Mass Effect Megathread which, for all intents and purposes, will be around to usher forth Mass Effect 2."

    I knew it had to be the jellyfish.
    If there is the option to punch a Hanar in ME2, even if I'm paragon I will knock it's lights out.
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    Let me tell you about the glory of the Enkindlers.
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    Let me tell you about the glory of the Enkindlers.
    Hold it, get an evangelical permit first, then we'll hear it.
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    If there is the option to punch a Hanar in ME2, even if I'm paragon I will knock it's lights out.
    I can see it falling into a formless blob, then saying something like, "This one is most displeased with your violent tendencies."

    Edited:

    Let this one tell you about the glory of the Enkindlers.
    Fixed.
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  8. Post #8
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    Enkindlers = Protheans.
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    I can see it falling into a formless blob, then saying something like, "This one is most displeased with your violent tendencies."
    "This one will not pray to the Enkindlers for mercy on you."

    Nah that didn't sound right.
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    Enkindlers = Protheans.
    Earthclan = Human.
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    i hate all that "this one" crap they spew out

    fucking jellyfish, can't even be called a man o'war
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    Enkindlers = Protheans.
    Just for those not knowing.
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    "This one will not pray to the Enkindlers for mercy on you."
    That makes me think of Hanar enemies.

    The concept of Hanar wielding an assault rifle and wearing body armor in and of itself is hilarious.
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    I wish you could get an Elcor in your party
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    I wish you could get an Elcor in your party
    In that same vein, it should have a Volus commanding a machine gun mounted on its back.
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    That makes me think of Hanar enemies.

    The concept of Hanar wielding an assault rifle and wearing body armor in and of itself is hilarious.
    If anything it would be a bubble gun shooter.

    Hang on, just thought of something...
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    In that same vein, it should have a Volus commanding a machine gun mounted on its back.
    That would be beautiful ;_;
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    Oh and Wiggles, post a link or two to the previous Mass Effect Megathreads somewhere in the op.
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    That reminds me.

    $20 says we see the pathetic Turian officer who couldn't even talk down a Hanar in Mass Effect 2.
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    Took a video for proper justice :(
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    That's something Space Marine Shepherd would do, but I just couldn't bear myself to do it.
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  22. Post #22
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    In that same vein, it should have a Volus commanding a machine gun mounted on its back.
    They should totally take the mako gun and mount it on an Elcor
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    the mako would do a 90 degree turn and flip you off of a bridge before you got a shot
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    Hanar + Elcor = Best possible species ever
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    the mako would do a 90 degree turn and flip you off of a bridge before you got a shot
    wait what
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    Exactly
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    I wonder if we'll see Turian females this time.
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    Thought you were going to have a collage of all our Shepards, Wiggles.
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    FUCKING KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE NAMED THIS

    Because it's a big stupid jellyfish?
    Fuck YEAH!
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    Mass Effect 2 needs more murderous Elcor.

    Edited:

    And Shifty Looking Cows

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    mass effect 2 needs more wrex

    Edited:

    Wrex kwon doe?
    ^eh napoleon dynamite quote failure
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    Mass Effect 2 needs more murderous Elcor.

    Edited:

    And Shifty Looking Cows

    i ran them over
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    So wait which armor is that? is that one that comes with the Collectors' Edition?
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    To kill the Rachni Queen or not. You decide, FP.
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    The Jellyfish should join your team as a member. That would be... Fun for the first 5 minutes watching them die.

    Edited:

    To kill the Rachni Queen or not. You decide, FP.
    Don't kill her. IMO.
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    I need to get some money and preorder this. Sucks that I only have Mass Effect on 360, I can't use my saves on PC. :frown:
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    So wait which armor is that? is that one that comes with the Collectors' Edition?
    Yes, that's the Collectors Armor.
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    To kill the Rachni Queen or not. You decide, FP.
    Live.
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    I need to get some money and preorder this. Sucks that I only have Mass Effect on 360, I can't use my saves on PC. :frown:
    I'm getting it on 360. Due to the lack of modability, and the overall preference of gamepads to M+K for TPS and the fact I have 4 level 60 saves ready to go.
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    -snip-

    Hate the last post of the page.
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