Looks like Mass Effect isn't the only EA property to find its way into a theme park.
Scientists Thursday warned the world faced mass global coral bleaching next year driven by the warming effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon, and it could be the worst on record. A study by the University of Queensland and the US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said it would be only...
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Your choices matter. This statement has been slightly reworded in the disclaimer of many a video game story. Recent Telltale titles, Until Dawn, Mass Effect, and David Cage games have gone out of their way to explain that you, the player, can influence the outcome of their narrative. Show More Summary
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news! This week we're looking at comments on background music for Xbox One, Xbox controller button remapping, Mass Effect Andromeda updates, Halo 5 vehicle designs and more! We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed. Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joined other conservatives on Friday in downplaying the effects of tighter gun safety laws in preventing future mass shootings. “No matter what you do — guns, no guns, it doesn’t matter,” Trump said in a clip from an interview...
(John Hinderaker) Last night I wrote that the most effective measure to reduce the number of mass shootings would be to stop publicizing the names and purported grievances of perpetrators. The principal motivation of these deranged criminals is to become famous–as they see it, to go down in history. Show More Summary
I don’t about you, but do you think that a video game franchise should actually be turned into a theme park? It is definitely not a new idea at all, as Rovio’s Angry Birds have actually gone down that route, but this does not man that it is viable for all kinds of video game titles to achieve a similar level of success in the corporeal world, too. Show More Summary
Theme park attractions tend to be based on well-worn movies, if they're based on anything at all, but games? Not so much. However, Santa Clara-based California's Great America is planning to change that. It's launching a Mass Effect-based...Show More Summary
Electronic Arts and California’s Great America have partnered up on planning an interactive ride based on BioWare's Mass Effect games, which will incorporate "cutting-edge 3D technology and 4D effects."
Based on the hit Electronic Arts video game franchise, the "4D holographic experience" will open next year at California's Great America.
Following Ubisoft’s announcement of their new Malaysian theme park earlier this month, now, we’ve got Bioware talking about a Mass Effect-themed attraction in a US theme park. Smaller in scope, sure, but at least it’s close by. Read more...
"Face off against larger-than-life foes and fight to save the day."
A gaming franchise isn't a gaming franchise these days unless it has its own theme park ride. Nintendo, Ubisoft... they're all at it. And now, BioWare is too. The developer has announced that a new "3D adventure" Mass Effect ride will...Show More Summary
Nintendo's doing theme park rides. Ubisoft's doing them. Now there's going to be a Mass Effect theme park ride. Developer BioWare said California's Great America theme park will get a "dynamic 3D adventure" set in the Mass Effect universe in 2016 - the same year Mass Effect: Andromeda is expected to come out. Here's the official blurb: Read more…
An interactive Mass Effect ride will open at California’s Great America in 2016. The Mass Effect ride will be hosted by a live performer and “take guests on a journey to a distant planet”, according to the BioWare Blog, “where they will face off against larger-than-life foes and fight to save the day”. The experience […]
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to experience the world of Mass Effect in real life, then you're in luck. Great America of California and Electronic Arts are collaborating on a brand new attraction based on the Mass Effect...Show More Summary
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What effect, if any, are video games having on literature? Tobias Carroll at Hazlitt explores the surprising liminal space between video game narratives and literary fiction. This essay from The Millions is a nice complement.