GS News Top 5 - New Mass Effect image, WoW expansion rumored + BF4 head-tracking

This week Microsoft bites back at Sony by confirming CD playback and DLNA support, BF4 will have head-tracking via Kinect, Infinity Ward tries to settle the 720p on Xbox One vs. 1080p on PS4 qualms, WoWs next expansion is rumoured and we see the first of the upcoming Mass Effect.

Discussion

113 comments
Leigrez
Leigrez

I think your video player needs to be fixed... there's no indication of a buffer, nor does it buff previously played material.  And the constant freezing is a piss off.

blown503
blown503

I think I would rather jump off of a building and catch my upper eye lid on a flag pole than sit and play Cod ghost on next gen consoles. I was duped into purchasing Cod ghost through the hype, and what a fail it is. For some reason I keep buying every cod game, and Ghost is my last. Its a shame I got it on a gift card and not credit because I would withdraw may cc payment for this last pos.

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

I can't really be exited for the next ME until they put out better quality images or a trailer.

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

Jess asks: "Is this enough info for you to start getting excited about Mass Effect or are you still waiting on details like for example whether there will be a love interest as good as Liara? Let me know."

I answer:


1. Tali was the best love interest in Mass Effect by far and her "face reveal" treatment was criminal laziness.

2. I'm still waiting on the ending promised...the one that takes into account all our choices and decisions across all three games...to get excited about Mass Effect again.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I don't get how people can based their console purchasing decision on "what their friends are buying". I get the WHY, just not the how.

I mean, obviously one of those people in the group of friends would have had to make that decision, which means everyone else is just following along like sheep.

Or does it work differently? Is it an endless cycle where friend A is buying it because friend B is - friend B is buying it because friend C is - and friend C is buying it because of friend A. Who made that initial decision - or did they all just expect each other to buy that specific console, and that expectation stated it off.

What if a group of friends buys a console they really don't like, just because they are expecting all their friends to get it?

I guess I'm lucky because I don't have to deal with all this crap. I mostly play singleplayer games anyway, and ALWAYS make my own purchasing decisions based on my own wants and interests - not other peoples.

rockusa662
rockusa662

hi jess mcd i love you ok lets go new news for ps4 and xbox one for all world ok

zeusbark
zeusbark

Wow... Jess+MoreFPS= SuperWow

Northuz
Northuz

Blooooper, where's the blooper. Append a blooper. Just make it up if you have to. :)

Berkut4796
Berkut4796

World of Warcraft: It just felt like they released one not that long ago o.0

Mass Effect: I am interested in the next game in the series, but I haven't finished ME2 or 3 yet, so I have a bit of a ways to go before then. That and I can't purchase new games as frequently now with my tighter budget, so when it eventually gets released it may get put on my wish list and stay there for a while.

PS4 and XBOne: Not sure it is overly important to me, but regardless, having less features is always unfortunate. Though this does give MS a tool to fight with, they've been needing one as of late :P.

BF4: I have it on PC, and I'm not in the habit of buying a game for multiple systems, so even if I were to buy a XBOne I wouldn't get it for the console. I'm not sure how much use the kinect features will get, but I suppose some people will enjoy it. Hopefully the game is more stable for console users than it is for PC right now :P.

IW: Not sure I really see the difference in resolution as a big deal, but to each their own, I will not be picking up the game myself, so I suppose that may be a partial explanation for my indifference :/.

Good job you two, looking forward to the news next week.

PS. Anyone else find the background tunes really catchy? A good part of the reason I watch these episodes :P.

Siddha19
Siddha19

Jess where did you get that shirt?  It is all kinds of awesome!  

jeff_t97
jeff_t97

and on a side note can jess macdonald get any prettier??

jeff_t97
jeff_t97

hope head tracking is included in the xbox one version of BF4

missjustt
missjustt

in "mass effect"  im wondering how they menage to set the story, when it will began, before shepart or after? if before thats not good for me, i already know what happen. if after then grate, but what with mass relays, they are gone.. maybe universe will be parallel, or feature another galaxy, and what with reapers i kinda like that concept of harvesting. well now as i think about it i starting to be little curious 

missjustt
missjustt

i have PC and i will stick with it, i can not afford to buy ps4 or xb1, and if i would have money i would buy better PC 

kozakon
kozakon

cant wait to see the next Mass Effect.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

to me its plan and simple. PS4 is more powerful, though it will be confirmed when it launches and more sites, and mags compare the specs, API, and games, and more developers speak out.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

As for consoles i think people who prefer more than gaming would go for X1, and people who want to buy console only for gaming will buy ps4 since the Ps4 specs are better. I personnaly will prefer Ps4 since i do not play mp3 or audio cd or any such crap on consoles. Even in current gen ps3 specs were better than x360, But yet many games played far better on x360. So nothing new

oneLazySamurai
oneLazySamurai

When it comes to cds and mp3s. . . Who gives a SHIT? I have five other things that play music. Two of them are in my lap. Once again, I'm not getting a next gen console to listen to music, watch tv, or look at sports. 

malificus1
malificus1

Oh how I would love to press those 'c' notes..I WANNA PLAY HER OCARINA ;)

wEEman33_IV
wEEman33_IV

I find this video lacking in dollar bills.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

MP3 support seems like something that should have been covered long ago 

phlail_uk
phlail_uk

No one will ever beat liara! <3

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

I still don't understand why they don't have mp3 support? It seems such an easy thing to do. How hard is it to implement? It just boggles the mind...

Then again, maybe the don't WANT you to have it.

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

The ME "leaks" are probably an attempt by EA to spark any kind of interest back into the ME franchise.  Since Bioware said originally it was a trilogy but their EA masters say otherwise, they need to do something to get gamer's attention.  Especially with the PR mess that sprung from the mishandling of the ME3 ending fallout.

WoW releasing an xpac?  That's nice.  I'm sure some will care but most have moved on.  Especially since Blizzard hasn't figured out that f2p is the norm now.  Why would I start subbing to a 9 yr old game when I can play some nice shiny new games and not pay a nickel? 

FarGears
FarGears

I want to play another Mass Effect but then it would only disappoint me after what they did to Mass Effect 3's ending, yea I'm one of those people,  the star child ruined THAT game and everyone after.

Finalninja447
Finalninja447

@Scorpion1813 It's more or less of a group decision in my circle. We all had PS3's and thought it was a logical choice to move on to the PS4 after we had read all the news. Talked it through, sometimes considering th X One, and it came down to this; We'll get a bunch of PS4's.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@Berkut4796 Just 1 thing: Finish Mass Effect. Most well put together series ever created.

anja1234
anja1234

@missjustt im hoping it will be after, and every now and then we will find a note about what happened to shepard and the crew 

AliMirzaie
AliMirzaie

@rIVAL_sWORD84 There's a diffrrence here, ps3's architecture was very complex that it was very hard for developers to harness its full power, that only exclusive game would go to such lenths, but in this case, ps4 and x1, both of them have the same x86 architecture from amd with a few difference and optimizations. so ps3 senario doesn't apply to ps4. so this time around, x1 will be a little bit harder to develop for and utilize its esram and also it has less theoretical throughput. and like we've seen in many benchmarks on both of systems ps4 will have a perforamance advantage anywhere between 10-30 percent dependig on the game.I'm not a console gamer nor a sony fanboy and merely stated the facts that have learned from other sources.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

@Amandamarvell  Liara is the Hotty Alien. and her voice is sooooooo sexy....

rupti
rupti

@uglypinkmoose They probably just didn't think anyone cared about that. With good reason

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@MonocleOwl they don't have it because they want you to use their paid streaming services to play music.

biscuit25
biscuit25

@MonocleOwl Does anyone play their music on a console to begin with? Though you do have a point, it wouldn't be hard to implement at all!

saadomar
saadomar

@Mikey Triantafillou People who r too embarrassed to come to terms that they wasted over 8 years of their life on a single video game?

phlail_uk
phlail_uk

@DrowNoble I think they actually said Shepard's story is a trilogy, but they will continue the ME franchise with other protagonists.

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

@FarGears The star child thing was absurd and ruined it for me too.  It's like Bioware didn't know how to end the game so said "fook it, god will show up and give Shep some silly options".

Berkut4796
Berkut4796

@jimdove2 @Berkut4796 Fair enough reason to watch the show mate. Jess does a good job of making the new entertaining and Ed does good work with the camera. Overall, the news is well edited and created, if it wasn't it wouldn't be nearly as interesting to watch.

Amandamarvell
Amandamarvell

@rIVAL_sWORD84  Her eyebrows are creepy. Thane is without a doubt the hotty alien. His voice, his godlike chest, his personality, he's mysterious and more fleshed out than most of the characters in the game.

Impaler722
Impaler722

@rupti @uglypinkmoose yeah I hate MP3s. They are so lame. Actually, Sony didn't want to put CD and MP3 support because they want PS4 users to subscribe to 'Music Unlimited' They are providing it for free for one month I think, afterwards, paid subscription. Xbox Music is free for only 15 songs or so then it will be a monthly subscription. idc really, I have a laptop and ipod that stores my music. I will need to save HD space for video recordings on the PS4 too.

FarGears
FarGears

@DrowNoble @FarGears   I had no idea what to do after those silly  options. It made no sense, every ending was the same.  I was on the forums right after I beat it I needed to know if anyone else thought it was poorly made and rushed. The real ending was spoiled so they made this monster. A few months after I really thought the indoctrination theory was real! I was wrong again and then sad once again haha.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

@Impaler722 @rupti I feel like there are always people that use these off technology abilities.  My friend put music on his GPS.... why the hell would a GPS have that functionality? But it does and someones using it.

  I don't use my consoles for music(I did use my original xbox for music though back in the day) But I feel like it's something people would use if it was there. I can't help but suspect it's absence is more so people go for the alternatives rather than them thinking nobody would use the feature in the first place.

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

@FarGears What really annoyed me was how they basically had god show up and ask shep what he wanted to do.  You're given 3 crappy options that all end pretty much the same way.

Not to mention the fact that Casey Hudson (ME lead) specifically said 2 weeks before release it would NOT have a Choose A, B, C ending.  Then we play it and get a... Choose A, B, C ending.