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The Mass Effect FPS that almost was

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OK as if more weird things couldn’t have happened with Mass Effect it would revealed in Geoff Keighley’s Ipad app The Final Hours of Mass Effect there was at one time a team based FPS created in the Mass Effect universe. It was called “Mass Effect Team Assault” and you’ll  never have your hands on it.

Keighley reports that they were looking to “to create a standalone multiplayer experience in the Mass Effect universe that would mix the play styles of Unreal Tournament and Battlefield 1943 — and likely be released as a downloadable game.”

It was apparently in development for four months and was created due to the lack of the engine being able to support a co op mode. As one could imagine this was the genesis for the co op mode we see in “Mass Effect 3” today. From what we’ve seen it definitely stays in line with the Mass Effect aesthetic and it could be interesting the use bionic powers in first person. Also it appears from further shots that vehicles would have played a part (no Mako please), mining was also no where to be seen.

It’s hard to say if it would have been any good  but gosh darn would it have been interesting to play.

Source and more images: Kotaku

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Griefed! Podcast #8: iOS

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Just when you thought it was safe to surf the internet, spotted close to shore is a new Griefed! Clear the digital beaches! This week Alex and I talk about the explosion of iOS games and the casual gamer as a viable share of the marketplace, dog sitting, four year olds and there harsh criticisms, Silent Hill: Downpour, Mass Effect, and a whole lot more on this episode of Griefed! Recorded on March 14th 2012 and featuring the song Champagne Taste by Modern Major Generals.

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Griefed! Podcast #7: Co-op

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Wow it’s been almost 2 months and Alex hasn’t left for a different podcast yet! We must be doing something right! Join us for a discussion about co-op in games, me doing terribly at game trivia, Tony Hawk, pirates and much more on this episode of Griefed! Recorded on March 7th, 2012 and featuring the song Badwy by Lightning Crabs.

Griefed! Podcast #5: DLC

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It’s that time again! The latest episode of Griefed! is hot out of the over and ready for your consumption. Join Alex and Tigs, along with special guests Zack Broussard, Andrew Dunn and Peter Smith, as they discuss DLC in games, Harvey Danger, game boy screen magnifiers, the hypnotic activity of mining and a whole lot more on this episode of Griefed! Recorded on February 22nd 2012 and featuring the song Gasoline by Lightning Crabs.

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