Episode 32: Mass Effect 1&2 Recap

We spend this week's episode doing a somewhat disorganized recap of the first and second Mass Effect games with the help of our first return guest Billy.  To warn you ahead of time, SPOILER ALERT, we do a full plot recap of the two previously release games.  Here's the notes:

00:00:37 Quick Hits

00:09:00 Our Weeks

Will’s after school floor hockey team keeps rolling, Dan finally receives his tax return and orders his computer (Acer Predator). He also expresses some disappointment with Tiger Direct. Eric shares his racquetball adventure and subsequent injury. Finally (and thankfully) Corey’s homemade deodorant seems to be working pretty well.

00:18:45 Music Break

00:19:45 Main Segment – Mass Effect Recap

We dive headfirst into the Mass Effect Universe only to face plant on the concrete of its myriad details.  With the help of Wikipedia, we persevere and enjoy reminiscing about Mass Effect 1 and 2.

01:05:31 Feedback

Eric and Dan are faced with a weight loss challenge.  In turn, they offer up an amazing reward.  We are asked about our nerdy backgrounds which leads to a story about stealing Magic the Gathering cards from middle schoolers.

01:22:40 News

Dan and Will talk about the massive success of the PC Gaming Wiki.

Corey brings up Canada’s biggest controversy in years, the selling of video games in Scholastic’s book catalogue for students.

Eric brings the topic of naming video game characters to the table. He also discusses the IGN article concerning the best year in gaming.

01:40:47 Star Wars Mad libs

01:50:00 What we Played

We had a Halo Party!

Corey gushes over Freebird’s indie retro/RPG, To the Moon. He peppers in some discussion of Rocksmith and NHL 12.

Will revisits last year’s shooters by playing Gears of War 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.  He also compares Dream Heights to Tiny Tower. Will concludes his part by finally talking FF7.

Dan revisits Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Star Wars: The Old Republic on his brand spankin’ new computer.

Eric tries out the demos for SSX and Little Big Planet 2. He continues kicking arse in UFC Undisputed 3.

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