Excerpt: One of Earth’s deep-cover operatives has been arrested on the edge of known space by the Batarians after apparently discovering a Reaper artifact. As ever, it's Commander Shepard to the rescue. Potential spoilers prevent me from saying much else but needless to say a lot more will unfold over the course of this new chapter.
Excerpt: There’s nothing like more Mass Effect 2 to get the gaming blood flowing again. Lair of the Shadow Broker takes players back to Illium, where Shepards across the world will reunite with Liara T’Soni for one more battle. This time, it’s against the Shadow Broker, a shady character who tried to sell Shepard’s body to the Collectors in the Mass Effect: Redemption comics.
Excerpt: Bioware is no stranger to releasing add-on or expansion packs for their lineup of games. It comes to no surprise that they are continuing to support the success of Mass Effect 2 with extra content for space-hungry gamers to devour, hence the recent release of Lair of the Shadow Broker. The narrative around Shadow Broker explores the relationship of Shepard and the very blue Liara T�Soni as well as follow-up regarding her strained dealings with the Shadow Broker.
Summary: Mass Effect is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In ME2, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril.
Excerpt: The science fiction flavoured universe of Mass Effect, with its contrasting races and deep back-story, is one of the richest universes that the medium of gaming has to offer. Being the staunch fan that I am, even once I was done with the game, I wasn’t able to leave the world behind, which lead me to read the two excellent novelizations that both do their part in granting an additional layer of depth to the meticulously crafted world that BioWare have created.
Excerpt: SingStar ‘s recent offering, Boybands v Girlbands , reassuringly follows the winning formula set down by its predecessors. Although the title gives the impression it is geared at groups as opposed to the solitary songster, the choice of solo mode is still there along with all the other usual modes including pass the mic, duet and battle, so the shoot off solo artist has nothing to worry about.
Excerpt: Mass Effect 2 continues to see a good amount of support following its January 2010 release. Those that purchased the game new were treated to a plethora of content via the Cerberus Network. This time around, Bioware is asking for 560 MS points for the opportunity to befriend the renowned thief and hacker, Kasumi Goto.
Excerpt: In the world of thieves, Kasumi Goto is likely the galaxy's best kept secret... but she doesn't work for free. Her former partner's neural implants have been posthumously pilfered, and she needs you to help recover them. Likewise, Stolen Memory--the downloadable mission that you'll recruit her from--asks for a similar pittance: it's the first piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC that you'll have to pay real life cash on, ending the free bonus bonanza supplied by the Cerberus...
Excerpt: By Dan Liebman Since its spectacular launch, Bioware has continued to support Mass Effect 2 with an array of downloadable content through the “Cerberus Network.” Previous treats consisted mainly of new weapons and armor, but the Firewalker Pack is the first to include an entirely new vehicle to play around with.
Excerpt: While most of the game is manageable enough if your twitch gaming skills haven't grown too rusty, boss encounters can be a different story entirely. Even the adversary you face at the conclusion of the first stage is beefy, unleashing a wicked spread shot and heat-seeking missiles when he's not pelting you with standard shots from one of several turrets.