Mass Effect 3 Literal Trailer

 

For those of us on this side of the pond, Mass Effect 3 will land in our laps tomorrow morning (those of you lucky enough to get your Amazon pre-orders early may already be playing it). While you’re limbering up our thumbs to go take down The Reapers one last time, why not watch this alternative trailer for the game by youtuber Tobuscus. You may well have seem some of Toby’s literal game trailers before but this one stands out as one of the funniest. Drink while watching at your peril.

See you on the Citadel.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Trailer

We’re just over two weeks away from the release of Mass Effect 3 and the close of what could come to be regarded as the best gaming trilogy in history. To say that the final chapter of Commander Shepard’s adventure is highly anticipated is about as grand an understatement as you can get and to help whet your appetite even further, Bioware have released a new, extended trailer. The final fight for earth promises to be dark, gritty and (if the last two games are anything to go by) awesome.

Roll on March 9th!

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Top 5: Pointless Nerdism (Steve’s Picks)

5.PEACE DAY: GANDHI’S LETTER TO HITLER

What does an iconic peace-loving protester and easily the most hated man in all of human history have to do with each other? They’ve been included in Geekosystem (where I found this piece) and one wrote to the other July 23rd, 1939 asking if it would be possible to avoid starting a little fight now popularly known as the Second World War. Sadly unheeded, this little number may well have been the difference between a conflict consuming millions of lives and Hitler learning to play the sitar and moving to the himalayas to find his inner peace.

One of life’s great opportunities missed. Wonder if he even read it….

4. SARUMAN GETS HIS TROLL ON (JUL 11, 2011)

Be careful. Even in defeat Saruman be Trolling.

This is about the silliest thing I’ve seen all week…and it’s a week we did a con so that’s quite a statement.

3.THE BALLAD OF MIKE HAGGAR (AUG 18TH, 2011)

If I’m totally honest, I was a Streets of Rage man back in the day but that doesn’t mean that I’m not familiar with the fine work of Mayor Haggar when it comes to the noble art of thug punching. In a world where Gordon Freeman and Commander Shepard have their own music videos it’s high time that the H man himself was given a showing, and this does the good Mayor proud!  posted this up a week or so ago and it’s already (deservedly) becoming an internet sensation.

Epic doesn’t even begin to cover it.

2. THE TALE OF CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW – NEW LONELY ISLAND ALBUM HAS DROPPED (MAY 10, 2011)

I know this isn’t strictly geek related but it is both comedy and pirate related so I think it counts. The new album from Grammy-nominated fake rap group The Lonely Island comes out today. It’s called Turtleneck & Chain and it’s well worth a download. For the uninitiated, Lonely Island are a three piece rap group who began life on Saturday Night Live and have since gone on to work with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Natalie Portman. They’ve also been known to be on a boat.

Lonely Island’s shtick is basically to do funny rap songs with massive production values and big name guest artists and in that regard Turtleneck delivers. I can’t decide yet whether it’s better than Incredibad or not but I’m leaning towards ‘probably not’. The Rhianna track is basically just a rehash of the joke from the Jack Black song on the last album and there are a couple of tracks that are longer than they need to be but on the whole the good far outweighs to bad. Plus, who doesn’t want to own a song in which Michael Bolton professes his love for Captain Jack Sparrow?

1. COMMANDER SHEPARD MUSIC VIDEO MAY BE THE BEST THING ON THE INTERNET (MARCH 23rd, 2011)

Sent to Dan by a mate, Dan was understandably excited by this video. As a Mass Effect fan that’s understandable. However, this went further. I have never played Mass Effect and was entirely unfamiliar with the characters or plot lines in it until I saw this video. Yet I can honestly say I’ve watched it maybe 30 times since it appeared on BTB in March (mostly in March). Frankly, Commander Shepard is rock and the universe needs him interfering.

Commander Shepard Music Video May Be The Best Thing On The Internet

A buddy of mine just sent me this and I pretty much pooped myself with joy. The song is by Miracle of Sound.

We all know that the hero of the Mass Effect series is the king of all badasses but not until now did we discover just how truly amazing he is. You can fight like a Krogan, run like a leopard but you sure as hell will never be as good as Commander Shepard. Stick that in your BMX helmet and smoke it, Master Chief.

Geekout over…almost!

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