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Locations for next Mass Effect game teased during N7 Day celebrations

Published: 8/Nov/2019 1:14 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 1:40

by Brad Norton


November 7 marks an annual celebration for fans of Bioware’s enthralling space opera Mass Effect and throughout the festivities this year, former Game Director Casey Hudson hinted at the future of the franchise.

Considered dormant after the heavily criticized release of Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017, fans of the RPG series were left to ponder whether a new title would ever be released again.

Following an exceptionally shaky launch to Bioware’s new IP in Anthem, there was no telling what would soon be on the horizon for one of the most prestigious developers throughout the previous console generation. A new post from Casey Hudson on N7 Day however, has teased that the Mass Effect community has plenty to look forward to.

On a day full of nostalgia for the remarkable journey of the ambitious Mass Effect trilogy, Hudson shared a look at some unique concept art that had been previously been kept under wraps. 

From swampy wildlands to sprawling city landscapes, the art feels new and simultaneously familiar to the tone of the series.

Twitter: CaseyDHudsonFor all we know, this concept art could be set on Tarith.

Showcased in one of the works of art, we can see the latest iteration of the Mako vehicle flanked by a Krogan and two other unidentifiable figures, one of which appears to be holding a Lancer Assault Rifle.

Another piece showcased the Normandy emerging from a base at sea. While certainly a placeholder for the purpose of the concept art alone, seeing the ship in action once again is enough to pull on the heart-strings of any Mass Effect fan.

Twitter: CaseyDHudsonThe presence of the Normandy indicates many other stories were planned for the old crew.

Accompanying the Tweet with a heartfelt message to the Mass Effect fanbase, Hudson expressed excitement for the future of the series, stating that “we have so many ideas for things we want to do in Mass Effect.”

“So much concept art that hasn’t yet been brought to life, and so many stories yet to tell,” he concluded, hinting that our times adventuring through the galaxy are far from over.

Bioware is even extending N7 Day celebrations through to the world of Anthem, introducing an assortment of new Mass Effect-themed cosmetics.

From Krogan-based Javelin designs to Quarian armor, there’s plenty to unlock in the title to share your enthusiasm for the festivities.

While there’s no telling quite when we’ll see the future of Mass Effect in action, there’s no denying that it’s an exciting time for fans of the series. 

As we near the release of the upcoming console generation, one can only imagine how extraordinary a new Citadel would look.


Pokemon card YouTuber loses it after opening luckiest pack ever

Published: 23/Nov/2020 19:11

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon YouTuber went viral after opening a Trading Card Game booster pack with two Charizards in it. The fan lost his mind after discovering the insanely rare “God” pack from the upcoming TCG Shiny Star V expansion.

Despite releasing over 21 years ago, the TCG has seen an explosion in value in 2020. Pokemon card fever has swept YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to watch their favorite personalities try to hunt down the rarest collectibles.

One content creator went viral on November 23 after opening up what is being called the “luckiest booster pack of all time.” The fan broke down in excitement after pulling two rare Shiny Star V Charizards at the same time.

Pokemon YouTuber loses it after pulling a Charizard card.
YouTube: Collect Pokemon
The Pokemon YouTuber was stunned after pulling two Charizards in the same pack.

Pokemon YouTuber gets luckiest booster pack ever

In November, reports began to pop up online that “God” packs were coming to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. These rare boosters are said to have a one in 600 chance of being found, and are guaranteed to only contain rare collectibles inside.

On November 23, content creator ‘Collect Pokemon‘ actually found one of these mythical packs during his live broadcast, and it contained two Charizards in it.  After realizing what he had, the fan exploded with excitement and yelled, “Oh my GOD! We did it! Two Charizards! This isn’t just a God pack, it’s a God of a God’s pack!”

The moment quickly went viral online after popular British gaming YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken posted the clip on Twitter. Many in the Pokemon card community were floored by what he had pulled, and called his item “the luckiest Pokemon pack of all time.”

At the time of writing, it is not clear whether God packs will come to the rest of the world as they are only a part of the Shiny Star V expansion released in Japan. Unfortunately, TCG sets often change drastically by the time they make their debut in other countries.

While the two Charizards are only currently worth around $800-$2,000 depending on their grading, the fan’s luck is mind-blowing to say the least. Collectors growing up in the 90s could only dream of one day opening a pack with just rares in, let alone two of the popular Fire-type starter.