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#1 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -

I miss Virmire Ride. Good thing I can listen to it sometimes while feeding the fish :) 
My favorite tunes from the new games are The Illusive Man and Normandy Reborn, the ingame cutscene for the latter gave me goose bumps and it was all in the music. I know they use the Illusive Man theme a lot (seriously...way too much) but I still dig the string arrangement they have going here. The basic tune is very catchy and I'm going to try and play that myself someday.

#2 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -

I agree with the first guy in the Kotaku comment section. Xbox 360 is a HD system and all the games are meant to be played on HD. Complaining about SDTV is similar to complaining about not being able to run all PC games on max settings on a laptop - you know the risks when you buy a game. It's unfortunate but it's also to be expected. 
@Hailinel: Did you get your Xbox 360 fixed ? I remember your grievances with another RROD in your '09 GOTY blog.

#3 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -
@slowbird: Yes, you're right. Players can only use loyal members as part of their team.  

 Thanks, I was doubtful Jacob would work as a squad leader first time around. 

@cap123:  To answer your questions:
  1. Shopping doesn't count against you but doing any kind of side mission will get people killed. 
  2. Yes, you can make it with people on "Normal" loyalty but you might have to turn down the difficulty for it. Make a backup save just in case. I recommend you get either Legion or Tali to full loyalty because you need one of them to be loyal for the last mission.

@Lauren: Thanks for the detailed info. Too bad about Kelly - she is a very likable character and it'd be nice to have her around in ME3.
#4 Edited by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -

Via [The Escapist
I guess this is as good a time as any to discuss what do the doctors at BioWare think about the last decade in gaming. Here are their lists

Dr. Ray Muzyka:

  • Resident Evil 4 (2005)
  • BioShock (2007)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
  • Fallout 3 (2008)
  • Uncharted 2 (2009) 

Dr. Greg Zeschuk:

  • Vagrant Story (2000)
  • Resident Evil 4 (2005)
  • BioShock (2007)
  • Fallout 3 (2008)
  • LittleBigPlanet (2008)
Yup, all the usual suspects except Vagrant Story. Do you guys think the list is indicative of what inspired them to make Mass Effect ? I won't be surprised if they thought of making a shooter RPG hybrid immediately after playing RE4. And maybe I'm imagining things but there are a lot of subtle improvements in ME2 that can be directly attributed to Fallout 3 (the high quality optional missions and the incidental humor are the first things that come to mind). 
And maybe the presence of Vagrant Story on Greg's list will finally get some fans off his back for accusing JRPGs of lack of evolution
#5 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -
 Alan Rickman
Mr Takagi won't be joining us...for the rest of his life.
#6 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -
@MushroomSamba: You're not alone. I had similar trouble with Jack dieing on Insanity. I tried quite a few combinations but turning down the difficulty did the trick for me. I'll give it a few more tries but I think Insanity might require full loyalty for every crew member.
#7 Edited by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -


     No one gets left behind! 
#8 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -
@Spiritwolf99: I'm sorry about that. I've been busy for the last couple of days, I'll update the list sometime later tonight. A lot of people have reported success/failure with existing combos so I have to clean up the list a bit. Thanks for the info though.
#9 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -

You know what will solve a majority of those problems ? A better search feature. You should be able to search anything on the site from the search button on top right. Right now, you need to go through hoops to search for blogs, guides, lists or forum posts. Everything is buried under loads of classifications like games, platforms, genres etc etc. This is probably a headache from a design standpoint but this feature is becoming more necessary as the community reaches 100,000 users.

#10 Posted by Spacetrucking (1063 posts) -
Question: How do you take screenshots in Mass Effect 2 without a third party software ? Print Screen gives out a blank page on Windows 7. Is there a special key inside the game ?