1. Post #121
    burninplaces's Avatar
    June 2008
    466 Posts
    omni tool universal translator
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  2. Post #122
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    GetBent's Avatar
    August 2006
    6,966 Posts
    What was the explanation for everyone speaking English again?
    Omni-tools have an auto-translator built in.
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  3. Post #123
    Bit of a cheap explanation but eh, better then having to read subtitles I guess.

    So what about creatures that don't have omni-tools - let's say a hanar or a poor vorcha - how do they understand Shepard?
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  4. Post #124
    Valor
    Novangel's Avatar
    September 2008
    19,324 Posts
    Universal translators.

    Edited:

    Holy shit ninjas
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  5. Post #125
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,714 Posts
    Bit of a cheap explanation but eh, better then having to read subtitles I guess.

    So what about creatures that don't have omni-tools - let's say a hanar or a poor vorcha - how do they understand Shepard?
    Space Magic and Mass Effect fields

    On a more serious note, Implants perhaps
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  6. Post #126
    Lots Of Speculation For Everyone
    Greeneyes's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,832 Posts
    some more good stuff from deviantart

    Who the fuck taught this person anatomy. Deviantart is a breeding ground for terrible art practices.
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  7. Post #127
    Goblin_5's Avatar
    January 2012
    373 Posts
    I loved Freespace 2 because it had aliens speaking their own language with a unique sound and rhythm which then got dubbed over by a rough machine translation, made the game much more immersive than english spoken with an alien 'accent'.
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  8. Post #128
    Space Magic and Mass Effect fields

    On a more serious note, Implants perhaps
    I don't even they've thought of an explanation for that, but I'm ok with that.
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  9. Post #129
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    13,020 Posts
    They have a trade language (i think).
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  10. Post #130
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    dogmachines's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,227 Posts
    Space Magic and Mass Effect fields

    On a more serious note, Implants perhaps
    I think the hanar have implants since they can't even produce audible speech without them. Vorcha are just Vorcha, they don't adapt modern technology for fear of tricks.
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  11. Post #131
    Saint Jimmy's Avatar
    September 2009
    839 Posts
    Omni tools are like they equivalent of the telephone in ME. They are computers, flashlights, cameras, translators, swords for some reason, and whatever else you want a holographic arm computer to be. I mean telephone as in if you don't have one then you probably aren't encountering many aliens/ cant count to 9.
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  12. Post #132
    thread killa
    Mericet's Avatar
    May 2010
    963 Posts

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mericet...87742086132433

    I mean just look at it. I shelled out 60 for the collector's edition and this blatant rubbish even has EA's shitgoblin logo stamped on it. It's like someone over there hates me.

    And this happens the same day Origin disappears from my list of Steam shortcuts.
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  13. Post #133
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    March 2010
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    I mean just look at it. I shelled out 60 for the collector's edition and this blatant rubbish even has EA's shitgoblin logo stamped on it. It's like someone over there hates me.

    And this happens the same day Origin disappears from my list of Steam shortcuts.
    I'm confused. Why would an EA game NOT have the EA logo on it?
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  14. Post #134
    "some of those dragon dildo designs are pretty cool"
    EcksDee's Avatar
    February 2007
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    Holy dicks I'm late
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  15. Post #135
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    August 2006
    6,966 Posts
    I'm confused. Why would an EA game NOT have the EA logo on it?
    I'm pretty sure he was talking about the second image that seems to sometimes not load. The one where it says he didn't buy the game when Origin clearly says he did.
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  16. Post #136
    thread killa
    Mericet's Avatar
    May 2010
    963 Posts
    I'm confused. Why would an EA game NOT have the EA logo on it?
    That's not the point. For your benefit:

    Picture 1: I own the N7 Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3.
    Picture 2: EA disagrees and thinks I'm either a new purchaser or that I didn't buy Mass Effect 3 at all despite the fact that I launched it from Origin as I have done since it came out in March.

    This is just more bullshit I've had to put up with from EA on top of constantly losing connection to servers or not being able to join them at all.
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  17. Post #137
    Dennab
    September 2011
    3,417 Posts
    Does anyone have noticed the Pillar of Autumn making a brief appearance in the background during Mass Effect 2 suicide mission?
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  18. Post #138
    Well we're mining asteroids by 2020 so we're on track to mine Charon.
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  19. Post #139
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,714 Posts
    Does anyone have noticed the Pillar of Autumn making a brief appearance in the background during Mass Effect 2 suicide mission?
    SAY WHAT??

    I must find it
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  20. Post #140
    Does anyone have noticed the Pillar of Autumn making a brief appearance in the background during Mass Effect 2 suicide mission?
    Waiwhawhatthefuck?!

    Edited:


    Watcha know.
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  21. Post #141
    Dennab
    September 2011
    3,417 Posts
    Gotta love game devs making easter eggs of other games
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  22. Post #142
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,714 Posts
    Just looks like a smudge, But yeah, i could see that being Pillar of Autumn

    Hold the fucking phone

    The Forunners were early Protheans and the Flood was a bioweapon created by The Reapers (Flood are mentioned to be from outside the galaxy in one of the novels, i know this shit)

    Halo and the other installations were prototype Crucibles or using the same tech

    Javik said that the galaxy was united under a strong Prothean rule in his cycle

    Several spicies united in a civilization = Covenant

    Grunt = Volus

    Engineer = Hanar

    Elite = Turian

    MY GOD
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  23. Post #143
    Parts of Mass Effect were inspired by Halo, yes, but engineers actually inspired the keepers and not Hanar.
    Don't know 'bout the others, but the Forerunners and the Protheans have p. much identical architecture. Elder races is however a fiction stereotype.
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  24. Post #144
    Dennab
    September 2011
    3,417 Posts
    Y inspired by B is nothing new, hell, half the design of Halo CE were near-carbon copy of Aliens.
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  25. Post #145
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,714 Posts
    I just never made the connection before. Don't know why. I already know way to much about both series
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  26. Post #146
    Official worst poster 2011
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    June 2007
    8,532 Posts
    Isn't Mass Effect 1 filled to the brim with Halo references though?
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  27. Post #147
    Dennab
    September 2011
    3,417 Posts
    I wonder if it was just a sprite or could it be possible to dig up the PoA's model from ME2's code.

    Edited:

    Isn't Mass Effect 1 filled to the brim with Halo references though?
    Do tell
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  28. Post #148
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,714 Posts
    I wonder if it was just a sprite or could it be possible to dig up the PoA's model from ME2's code.
    But isn't that section prerendered though, So there would be no need to have it in the actual released game
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  29. Post #149
    Saint Jimmy's Avatar
    September 2009
    839 Posts
    Ok EA, what the shit. Unable to authorize listed DLC: From Ashes; so I can't play. AAARGH.
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  30. Post #150
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    December 2009
    8,227 Posts
    That's not the point. For your benefit:

    Picture 1: I own the N7 Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3.
    Picture 2: EA disagrees and thinks I'm either a new purchaser or that I didn't buy Mass Effect 3 at all despite the fact that I launched it from Origin as I have done since it came out in March.

    This is just more bullshit I've had to put up with from EA on top of constantly losing connection to servers or not being able to join them at all.
    I think it's probably a server issue, when I launch the game it tells me to log in with the account that owns From Ashes but all I have to do is click "downloadable content" and see that I'm on that account. It makes my saves unusable so I'm kind of pissed right now.
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  31. Post #151
    Dennab
    September 2011
    3,417 Posts
    But isn't that section prerendered though, So there would be no need to have it in the actual released game
    Bugger
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  32. Post #152
    Saint Jimmy's Avatar
    September 2009
    839 Posts
    I think it's probably a server issue, when I launch the game it tells me to log in with the account that owns From Ashes but all I have to do is click "downloadable content" and see that I'm on that account. It makes my saves unusable so I'm kind of pissed right now.
    Go onto the DLC, click check for updates and then run the game. It should work.
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  33. Post #153
    Nitro836's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,580 Posts
    Just looks like a smudge, But yeah, i could see that being Pillar of Autumn

    Hold the fucking phone

    The Forunners were early Protheans and the Flood was a bioweapon created by The Reapers (Flood are mentioned to be from outside the galaxy in one of the novels, i know this shit)

    Halo and the other installations were prototype Crucibles or using the same tech

    Javik said that the galaxy was united under a strong Prothean rule in his cycle

    Several spicies united in a civilization = Covenant

    Grunt = Volus

    Engineer = Hanar

    Elite = Turian

    MY GOD
    It's scary how close to plausible this is.
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  34. Post #154
    Mentally incapable of sticking to one avatar
    jechtman's Avatar
    January 2007
    5,767 Posts
    Javik is starting in an hour, for now playing Skyrim to warm up.

    livestream.com/jechtman
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  35. Post #155
    I Love Gaylo 4
    Delta616's Avatar
    April 2006
    10,132 Posts
    http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-3-...5291858&sr=8-1

    ME3 for 30 bucs on all platform today only!
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  36. Post #156
    N7
    N7's Avatar
    February 2012
    302 Posts
    Thank you very much!
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  37. Post #157
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    March 2010
    7,988 Posts
    http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-3-...5291858&sr=8-1

    ME3 for 30 bucs on all platform today only!
    Pretty damn good deal, though EA seems to be getting pretty good about slashing the prices of games about a month and a half after they release.

    Might be a response to the sales figures though; as of a week and a half ago the game has "only" sold 1.5 million units worldwide.
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  38. Post #158
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    December 2006
    1,325 Posts
    Later today, I'll post pictures of my N7 Hoody that finally arrived here (after a lot of legal loopholes).
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  39. Post #159
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    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    Anybody figure out what the hell the point of the second barrel on almost all the guns is?
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  40. Post #160
    gay mexican
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    July 2006
    14,576 Posts
    Thank you very much!
    For doin' the jobs nooooobody wants to
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