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New Mass Effect 3 Trailer Premieres During Walking Dread

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Feb 20 2012, 3:30pm CST | by

New Mass Effect 3 Trailer Premieres During Walking Dread
 
 
 

The latest look at what will be an epic sequel is now available, and it made its debut on one of the hottest dramas on TV.

Specifically, it premiered during last night's episode of AMC's original drama The Walking Dead. Mass Effect 3 is due out in just a couple weeks, on March 6. Die-hard fans have already been playing a demo since it was made available as a download on Valentine's Day.

The game is one of Microsoft's poster children when it comes to delivering on the promise that its motion-sensing, voice-activated camera accessory first presented when it was still known as "Project Natal."

The software giant said the technology would revolutionize games, it would be a new way to play, and it would make us think twice about what video games mean.

But like so many things, Kinect launched to the disappointment of many who said all that lofty PR speak was just hype. Kinect ended up being nothing more than Microsoft's version of the Wii Remote, with mini-games and extremely casual adventures taking up nearly every Kinect shelf in stores.

However, it seems the hype may finally be realized, and the latest Bioware installment is proof positive.

In Mass Effect 3, players will be able to shout out commands to their computer-controlled teammates, use their voice to toggle between weapons, and carrying on conversations with other non-playable characters.

The question was whether or not Bioware would live up to that hype and flesh out the technology even more to make it a viable part of the game. It appears the company has done exactly that.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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