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Rumor: Mass Effect Trilogy exclusive to the Xbox 360 [Update]


Update: A BioWare representative commented on this story at GameDaily denying the Muzyka ever alluded to Xbox 360 exclusivity. "This site [Xboxoz360] is incorrect; Ray did NOT make any such statement regarding any exclusivity plans for the Mass Effect trilogy," the rep insisted.

In the September issue of Australian 360, BioWare co-founder and CEO Ray Muzyka was discussing the future of Mass Effect and the possibility of multi-platform at the EA European Showcase. "We said we were committed to supporting Mass Effect as a franchise and have the trilogy on the Xbox 360, and that's still our goal", Muzyka told the magazine, later adding "we're always very ambitious in our goals and the most important thing is quality, so we're never going to compromise that."

The quote doesn't actually lead us to believe that the series will be exclusive because the word is never actually uttered. If anything it provides the insight that the series will always be on the Xbox 360 but Muzyka never says it will only land on Microsoft's console. As one reader points out, it's more of a nod to the entire trilogy making it out this generation.

Questions regarding the fate of Mass Effect have been in the air since Electronic Arts acquired the famed Canadian developer -- who hold the rights to the Mass Effect name and universe. With major companies going multi-platform to make up for costly development we'd be surprised if EA went this route. Unless of course a deal is in place that was made prior to the EA acquisition or shortly thereafter.

A representative for Electronic Arts has yet to reply to inquires regarding this rumor at the time of publishing this story.

[via Xboxoz360]

Big Daddy gets the Spore treatment


As PC gamers patiently wait to play Will Wright's latest creation, Spore, they've recently had a chance to tinker with the Spore Creature Creator to test the customization options of the game. As expected the first monsters created were intentionally NSFW but some gamers took the opportunity to get creative. Using the PC tool gamers have recreated the Big Daddy from 2007's critically and commercially acclaimed BioShock. Other game character homages made with the tool include Mass Effect and a very bubbly Master Chief.

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Deals: Cheap MS points and get Mass Effect free

This week we're all business, because we have an overly long list of retail deals to ramble off. So, we'll forgo the fluffy intro and just get to it.

Starting with Best Buy, all this week they're giving away a copy of Call of Duty 3 with the purchase of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and a free $10 gift card with purchase of The Incredible Hulk. Best Buy also discounted a few accessories, offering the Messenger Kit for $20, Wireless Headset for $50 and Vision Camera for $30. Heading over to Circuit City, you can snag a free $10 gift card with the purchase of either NASCAR 09 or Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, get the Rock Band bundle for $155 and BioShock or Mass Effect for $32. They're also offering Burnout Paradise for $40, Frontlines: FoW or MX vs. ATV for $48, Need for Speed Carbon for $24 and our favorite CC deal of the week, 1600 Microsoft points for $15. Next up is Target, where they're giving away a FREE copy of Mass Effect with the purchase two of the listed Xbox 360 titles including Ninja Gaiden II ($60), RSV2 ($40), Scene It? ($50), Gears of War ($40), NASCAR 09 ($60) or Assassin's Creed ($40). And finally, because we love our Canadian readers so much, we hopped on over to Best Buy Canada and discovered they're offering two free games with any Xbox 360 console purchase (selection based on one of four game bundles) and a 12 Month Xbox Live subscription card for $50. Now run along and have a spectacular time shopping.

Last Chance: Win Mass Effect Shepard statue

Hey you, hurry up! This is your last chance final reminder to enter this week's Fanswag Weekly where we're giving away a super nifty, super collectible and super super Mass Effect Commander Shepard collectible statue. All thanks to the crew over at Hyperchild. You have less than an hour to enter, so make you way over to the original post, get to commenting and wait patiently, because one lucky winner will be selected to win this one of a kind Mass Effect collectible. Will it be you? Possibly. Will you win if you don't enter? Not a chance. So enter NOW!

Another Reminder: Win Mass Effect Shepard statue

We hope you've been keeping up with your daily entry into this week's Fanswag Weekly, because if you haven't, then our friendship may be irreversibly damaged. Though, if you haven't been diligent in your Fanswag entries, we will forgive your mistake and keep our friendship intact if you enter both today AND tomorrow. And really, we don't know why you wouldn't. Hyperchild has been gracious enough help us give away a limited Mass Effect Commander Shepard statue, one that is so amazingly awesome that we were tempted to keep it for ourselves. So, for the sake of our friendship, enter this week's Fanswag giveaway by commenting on the original post. We trust you'll make the correct decision.

Reminder: Win Mass Effect Shepard statue

Just in case you missed Monday's Fanswag Weekly announcement, because you were busy consuming Memorial Day BBQ, we figured we'd remind you about the awesome prize we're giving out this week. You know, only because we care.

Thanks to the kind hearted crew over at Hyperchild, we're giving away an uber rare (limited to 5,000 pieces) and uber expensive Mass Effect Commander Shepard collectors statue. And word on the street is, it's teh hawtness! Seeing that this prize is so amazing, we kicked off the entry fun yesterday and are keeping it open until this Friday. That means you can enter EVERY DAY from now through Friday to increase your odds of winning. Though, only one fanboy can win, so enter by leaving a comment on the original post and wish on your lucky Mass Effect stars that you'll win. Now go already, enter today!

Fanswag Weekly: Mass Effect Shepard statue


We have a super special Fanswag Weekly this week that's so darn special, we're starting it on a Monday to give it the attention it deserves. And to our fellow Mass Effect fanboys, know that this giveaway is for you.

To help kick off the release of Mass Effect to the PC, the gracious folks over at Hyperchild have supplied us with a brand new, officially BioWare licensed and oh so limited Mass Effect Commander Shepard statue. The same collector's statue that we mentioned a few months back and the same statue that retails for lots of cashola! So, how can you score this amazing piece of Mass Effect memorabilia? Simply read and complete the entry rules below!
  • Seeing that this giveaway is for die-hard Mass Effect fanboys, we want to know which character (besides everybody's favorite Commander Shepard ) you've come to love after experiencing the Mass Effect universe. Simply comment on this post telling us which Mass Effect character is your favorite and why.
  • You can leave one comment per calendar day (Eastern time), but posters of multiple comments during the same day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, May 30th at 12:00PM noon Eastern time. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • On Friday, we'll pick one winner via a random drawing
  • One winner will receive a Mass Effect Commander Shepard statue, worth $100.
  • Complete giveaway rules can be found here

Gallery: Mass Effect - Commander Shepard Statue

Purchase Mass Effect and points, get free gift card [update]

Update: Doh! Best Buy's Mass Effect offer isn't as good as we initially thought. Instead of getting a free gift card and MS points with a game purchase, you'll instead have to buy BOTH Mass Effect and a 1600 MS point card to get a free $10 gift card. Sorry for our mistake. We will be giving ourselves 1600 lashes with a wet reed as punishment.

This is an official purchasing alert to all fanboys who are on the Mass Effect-future-purchase-fence. This week, over on BestBuy.com, you can grab Mass Effect for $59 and, if you purchase a 1600 Microsoft points card at the same time, they'll throw in a free $10 gift card. and 1600 Microsoft points. Just hit up BestBuy.com for the complete deets. You can also score a $10 Best Buy gift card with the purchase of Lost Odyssey or Oblivion: GOTY Edition. Since we're talking Sunday deals, we'll also mention that Circuit City is offering a free $10 gift card with a Dark Sector purchase and giving away Call of Duty 2 with a Call of Duty 4: GOTY Edition purchase. W00t, w00t!

Those are the deals we came across, so spend wisely, stay informed and be sure to blow your entire paycheck on the hobby you love. Just don't blame us when you get evicted from your apartment and are forced to game on the streets.

Mass Effect Xbox winner shows off the goods


Last week we gave away a very limited edition Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite. Seriously, only six of these have been made, and we were lucky enough to snag one. Now we've heard from our winner, Derek, and not only has he expressed his heartfelt thanks but he also sent us pictures of the unboxing to boot. We whipped up a little feature to show off his glorious prize. Check it out, and try not to be too jealous.

And the custom Mass Effect 360 winner is ...


It was an exciting week, wasn't it? We received over five thousand entries in our five-day-long custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite giveaway and today we announce the winner. Without further ado (except for that "without further ado" part), the winner is ... derektgreen, who plans to keep this wonderful prize while giving his current 360 to a friend so they can finally partake in some Live COD4 multiplayer. Li'l Chief just had to get his picture taken with the Xbox before its fond farewell from Fanboy Towers, but rest assured it will soon be winging its merry way to our winner. Congratulations to derektgreen once again, and thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for a brand new Fanswag giveaway this Wednesday!

Last chance: Win a Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite


This is it. it is down to the wire. Our massive custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite giveaway is over in one hour. If you haven't submitted your entry yet, you'd better do it now, or forever face ridicule when you tell others of the chance you just threw away. Maybe we haven't fully expressed how awesome this thing is. It's an Xbox 360 Elite. That means HDMI, black accessories, 120GB of sweet, sweet space, the whole enchilada. Oh, and of course it has the awesome Mass Effect graphics lovingly adorning its curved carapace. As we've mentioned, there are only 6 of these. Period. And we've got one of 'em. Go enter. Do it now. That is all.

Reminder: Win a super rare Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite


Hey kids, don't forget that we're still accepting entries for our super aweseome mega Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite giveaway. There are only six of these on the entire planet, and this is your chance to snag one on them. For your chance at ultimate glory, head over to the official giveaway post and submit your entry. Oh, and remember that you can enter once per calendar day. That's up to five chances! Hurry up and get to it.

Reminder: Win a sweet Mass Effect Elite


Look at it. Just look at it. Breathe in all its majesty. The image above, ladies and gentlemen, is just one of the perks of owning your very own Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite. It just so happens that we're giving one away. You should really try to win it. You can do so by visiting the official giveaway post and submitting your entry. We're accepting one entry a day per person until Friday for a total of five chances to win if you've been entering every day since Monday. It's time to put in your third entry. Go do it.

Don't forget: Win a Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite


Well kids, we're on to day two of our custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 giveaway. It is our duty to inform you that you can enter once a day, so if you haven't submitted your second entry (or perhaps your first), get to it already! The giveaway runs until Friday, so be sure to enter every day to maximize your chances of winning. We'll be using these reminder posts to show off the console in more detail throughout the week. Tomorrow: Commander Shepard extreme closeup!

Fanswag: win a custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite [update]


Update: This giveaway is now closed and our winner will be notified shortly.

Don't ask us how we did it, but we managed to snag a custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite. It comes complete with everything you'd expect in an Elite, including the 120GB hard drive and HDMI cable along with all the slick black accessories. And, as you can see, it's decked out with sweet Mass Effect artwork. Seeing as this is such an incredible prize, we're going to forgo our usual Fanswag Weekly in favor of a monster five day giveaway. Just like our normal giveaways, you can enter once per calendar day (Eastern time) from now until Friday at noon (again, Eastern time). To enter, simply do the following:
  • You want this Mass Effect Elite? Leave a comment on this post explaining the massive effect this prize would have on your life. You can enter once per calendar day (Eastern Time).
  • Be sure you only leave one comment per day. Posters of multiple comments during the same day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, March 21, 12:00pm Noon, Eastern Time. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • On Friday, we'll pick one winner via a random drawing
  • One winner will receive a custom Mass Effect Xbox 360 Elite, worth $450.
  • The complete rules can be found here.

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