Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut *Spoilers* prepare to feel ripped off

So I just finished wathcing the new ending for Mass effect 3. Without spoiling theres more dialogue which does feel painfully hacked on, a new choice system at the end but wait for it….. It’s not that good.

Right at the end when Bioware are trying to fix the mess they created they manage to blow it. Remember one scene where right at the end a corpse is littered amongst the ruins, only to gasp. It’s still there. You go to all the hassle of tying up loose ends to leave one more.

As for the new content i’ll keep this spoiler free. Most of 1.9gb download Extended Cut revolves around the talk in the crucible. 1.9gb is a lot of space to do a lot with. Alas it’s not much when you throw a load of FMV and some high rez still shots in there.

The stills at the end are ok showing what possibly happens based on the outcome yet it still feels like a bit of a shrug off.

Makes you wonder if they had done this properly, i.e not release DLC for day one but got the ending right first if th game would of been less hammered (quite rightly so) by the fans.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut *Spoilers* prepare to feel ripped off

Stupidity reigns supreme. Spotting the signs when youre just about to get dumped.

How daft am I. When someone you think is into you starts making an effort why have I Not learnt from the past. When women are interested in someone they will start doing things. Working out, getting in shape, doing all those small things.

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Stupidity reigns supreme. Spotting the signs when youre just about to get dumped.

Something different. Microsofts surface

A short roundup of the known stats of the Microsoft RT and Pro models vs the iPad. Strange that the industry is quite disputed on whether or not the Surface is something actually credible. What struck me for a predominately software based company, no actual software was displayed or really demonstrated during the demonstration. For every idea and solution pushed forward just as many questions are raised. Who will develop for Arm when an easier Windows platform exists?

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Something different. Microsofts surface

Judge ‘Dredd’ trailer premieres: Dredd 3d

Just caught the new Judge Dredd trailer. Looks like it’s aiming squarely at a half decent B movie. Wait didn’t the first attempt at this one do the same? Will post the video up laters.

Seems the plot involves a drug called Slo-Mo.  Why?  Because it makes everything slow down and a second seem like minutes.  Ya see what they did there?

Introduce a cute female judge who… waiiitttttt for ittt.  Yup shes a rookie as well that can also kick ass.  That’s a 2nd cliche sorted.

Thankfully “I am the law” isn’t butchered like stallones effort.

You know it;s going to be hokey when the main title is Dredd……3D

Judge ‘Dredd’ trailer premieres: Dredd 3d

Prometheus – Full of Plot Hole, Inconsistances, Askming More Questions Than Answering.

At the start of the movie there is sweeping cinematic scenes, grandiose landscapes, and then an alien that decides to kill itself. Imagery I felt that this was some sort of trick to keep me guessing and helped into the film right until the end, which it did to be honest but was still one of the many questions left unanswered at the end of the film.

Ridley Scott has reminded us all many times that this is NOT an Alien prequel but a movie set in the same universe.  With that in mind why so many references to Alien.  The crew count at the start of the voyage and more than an odd nod throughout the rest of the film

We then cut to a scene of an archaeological dig whether scientists are meticulously excavating and making sure that things are done in a proper fashion and not disturbing any potential artefacts that could be discovered.

Cutting to the scene in space, the planet L2 26, which should be at L246 made me wonder why they weren’t using the same planet names as this is set in the same alien universe.

The moment that the scientists arrive on the planet all of this meticulous preparation and procedural planning goes out the window as they boldly step onto an alien planet, into an alien enclosure, remove their helmets on an alien planet, and then start to poke about anything and everything with no real regard as to what might happen.

I realise this point in my same just a little bit like health and safety Nazi but it’s true. You wouldn’t go wandering around on any implied poking and prodding everything in sight.

There is one particular scene where vials start to bubble and ooze. Moments later two crew members (Star Trek redshirt brigade) who at the beginning of the film were almost mortal enemies and then have suddenly bonded together, are then stranded in this alien enclosure and decide that the alien ship with the alien vessels is the best place to hang out. Let’s not forget that these scientists were handpicked for their special knowledge to come on this voyage.

So what do you do when you’re on an alien planet, things are starting to get a little bit funky? You certainly don’t try to interact with some deadly ooze. Is this sort of almost “b” film scripting which verges on making the whole film a little bit hokey in places. It is at this point in the film that discussing the meaning of life and where we come from goes out the window in favour of full on action scenes.

More plot inconsistencies.

One crew member gets infected and quarantine procedures are initiated but borrowing heavily from the alien film these are almost overruled. Later on in the film another crew member, the one who was playing around in the alien goo and presumed dead, turns up outside the ship and was no quarantine procedures is allowed back in. Mayhem ensues and several bit players of the cast are killed off. This is the 1st point in the film that we get some idea we are heading into the alien universe as before entering the ship he’s crouched in the alien position.

The crew.
David The Android
It was painfully obvious unlike the alien that the android was going to be evil. There was no subtlety about the character at all as all this was set in place at the opening of the film.

Meredith Vickers – Played by Charlize Theron
Does a great job of playing the straight faced bitch boss yet if you watch the film the more her hair becomes relaxed the more the demeanour of the character changes and softens at the same time. I don’t really feel that the current have that much consistency and almost reeked of script edits at the last moment. Her death at the end of the film almost made me stand up and shout at the screen “oh come on” because she felt like they’d run out of ideas on how to kill characters off at this point.

Overall.

It’s cliched to agree with everyone else is reviewed the film but those other people I come from to agree with that all in all Prometheus does indeed answer the question about the space jockey in the film alien but that comes as the massive cost of raising more questions than the film actually answers.

Acting wise there’s nothing really to complain about well apart from Peter Weyland looking like some bloke dressed up to look old.

Finally, the biggest glaring error in Prometheus.

The space jockey in the film alien is sat at his gun with his chest burst open yet in Prometheus we see the 1st revolution of the alien creature as we’ve come to know it burst open in an escape pod. Are we supposed to assume that this took part in the same universe but on a different planet with a different space jockey? Running under just 2 1/2 hours Prometheus was a film full of stuff happening but not answer any of the questions that was posting.

I’m not saying it’s a bad film but neither am I saying it’s a film where I came out of the cinema and said “wow”, really bringing me back into the world of the alien universe

Prometheus – Full of Plot Hole, Inconsistances, Askming More Questions Than Answering.

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley

There was a look in Pacquiao’s eyes in round 4 that indicated something wasn’t quite comfortable with the reigning champ, despite a few moments later knocking 7 bells out of Bradley.

Round 5 : See’s Bradley swinging randomly towards the end like a drunk in a bar room right but the corner cam reveals Manny’s mouth bleeding

Round 7 : Loving how fluid and natrul a puncher Manny is.  People say you have to do something 10 thousand times  to get good at something.  I’d bet you’d at least triple that for Pacquiao.  In this round Bradley is either being an intelligent boxer taking his time and marking out shot or he’s just completely knackered.

Round 9 : Bradley looks plain, old fashioned, tired somehow managing to pull a good few landing swings. Here you can see the training of a 1 – 2, bob, weave 1 – 2.  Even when Manny is swinging and missing not all of the power is being unleashed. That takes some doing to pull your punch.  End of the round, corner coachers are concerned about the foot from round 2?

Timothy Bradley Boxing Twisted Right Foot

Round 10 : Bradleys corner says he’s compromised with a “Broken right foot”  Not sure about anyone else but walking, let alone boxing on a broken foot is nigh on impossible.  Freddy Roach sounds awful, whats up with him. Anyone else noticing the slurring?

Round 12 :  Conditioning shines through on both boxers.  Commentators mentions Pacquiao V Mayweather.  Wouldn’t that be the ultimate match ever?

HOW THE HELL DID TIMOTHY BRADLEY win that fight?  If ever there was an outrageous decision this was it.

Bradley wins with a split decision over Pacquiao, god only knows how.  Pacquiao threw less punches but was more accurate over the fight round by round. 

 

November 10th Rematch.  Manny show’s good grace in defeat.  When asked about a rematch he moves the conversation back to respect for Bradley but not answering if he will attend rematch.

End of the cast commentators end up making excuses for the scoring system.  Seems you only win a match here with a knockout.

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley