Mass Effect 2 – Series 1

Though Mass Effect 3 (and its endings) are now behind us, we can try to remember the good times with these upcoming figures from Big Fish. Two waves are coming this Spring and both are pretty amazing. The first one features Male Shepard, Thane, Tali and Grunt while the second will bring Garrus, Legion, Miranda and Mordin. No word on why we don’t have female-Shep, but with Bioware handling so much fallout over their ME3 decisions, we assume they’re just busy.

EA Games: Graduation Sale means 30% Off Games!

Listen up! The folks at EA Games (“Challenge Everything”) are having a “graduation sale” over in their online store! If you’re a PC Gamer, you can now save on games like The Sims 3, Mass Effect and Command and Conquer. It goes like this throughout the month of May:

Buy One (1) Game, get 10% Off!
Buy Two (2) Games, get 20% Off!
or
Buy Three (3) Games, get 30% Off!

A lot of their PC Games are also available as direct downloads, meaning that if you buy them now, you’ll be up and ready to play in a matter of minutes–and nothing beats that kind of instant gratification.

Personally, I would recommend checking out The Sims 3, The Saboteur and anything from The Lord of the Rings, but in the words of LeVar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it! Check it out yourself!

Mass Effect Toys: Shipping this Fall!

An incredible, sweeping sci-fi epic, Mass Effect (and perhaps some of the mild controversy it caused with a few select scenes) and its sequel have garnered legions of fans. And what happens when you get enough gamers passionate about a franchise?

DC Direct makes action figures of it! And everybody wins.

The first series of 6-inch figures has only been seen in photos like the one above, which showcases the prototypes of the first four figures: Thane, Tali, Shepard and Grunt. If the images there are any indication, this is going to be a very nice-looking and detailed line. I really am impressed with the way that DC Direct has stepped up and gone beyond its own cast of characters to acquire the licenses for a ton of other awesome lines. They’re beginning to broaden their own definition and it’s great, leaving their own mark rather than following Marvel and signing with manufacturers who too often cut and run.

In any event, back to Mass Effect 2 toys: Super-fans can actually pre-order now, though the figures themselves will only be shipping in August of this year. In the meantime, the uninitiated can check out the game over at Amazon.com!
Mass Effect for XBox 360
Mass Effect 2 for XBox 360
Mass Effect 2 Collector’s Edition

Mass Effect can also be purchased from the creators at EA Games! Check it out, along with a wide range of their other hugely successful games.