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Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative revealed

After patiently waiting for days Bioware and EA have unveiled the Mass Effect Andromeda Initiative. What started out as a trailer has now turned into an interactive site where you learn more about the backstory of Mass Effect Andromeda. 

 Your reward for completing the initiative. 
Your reward for completing the initiative. 

Upon completion, you’re rewarded with a “pathfinder grade” helmet, as pictured above. If you’ve been starving for some Mass Effect news this is a great way to delve deep into the world and earn yourself a nifty prize. Mass Effect Andromeda can’t come soon enough. 

Mass Effect Andromeda Initiative

EA and Bioware have posted on the Mass Effect website an email sign up called the “Mass Effect Andromeda Initiative”. Along with a youtube video detailing the journey from the Milky way our home to Andromeda where we must end up. 

 image courtesy: masseffect.com
image courtesy: masseffect.com

The fine print states: “The Andromeda initiative is currently seeking recruits. Registered recruits will be among the first contacted to receive critical mission information, special training opportunities, and will also be eligible for reward upon program completion. Orientation begins Nov. 7”

 image courtesy: masseffect.com
image courtesy: masseffect.com

Breaking down the text we can deduce the usual email updates, screen shots and other news linking to the mass effect website. The part that caught my eye was the “special training opportunities”. Could this be a hint of some type of demo or interactive app? Having to wait till next year to play Mass Effect Andromeda, any bit of Andromeda we can get our hands on we’ll take. 

Microsoft Releases Minecraft Xbox One S Favorites Bundle

 image source: Microsoftstore.com
image source: Microsoftstore.com

Today Microsoft announced its latest Xbox One S bundle featuring Minecraft. Despite everyone already playing Minecraft the game continually sells well every month. This Xbox One S bundle is a great way to get those still waiting to upgrade to the new console. The bundle includes a downloadable copy of not only Minecraft for Xbox One but also a downloadable copy of Minecraft beta for Windows 10. The system itself has a 500gb hard drive. Not great but at least it’s priced correctly at $299. Considering the target audience for a Minecraft console the price had to be low in order to incentivize parents to get it for their kids come holiday season. The bundle also includes 13 favorite community packs including Halo Mash up and Festive Mash up. While not the “sexiest” of bundles be sure it’ll move a decent amount of xbox one s’ come holiday season.