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The Precipice of Mass Effect 3

So being an early adopter of Mass Effect 3 has turned out to more of an event then I would have expected. This all started with Newegg shipping the incorrect product practically nullifying the idea of a “pre-order”. Not that I didn’t get a good price from them but considering time, effort and gasoline to return Madden 12 (with no compensation really) I would have been better just walking into Best Buy day of release. After calling Newegg CS (who are good at their jobs) they did a next day ship but that doesn’t help when UPS doesn’t deliver on Saturdays. My favorite thing about all of this is this wonderful sticker the over sized shipping box had on it.

When I finally got a chance to sit down with said title I went back and did a Save File Transfer of ME2 into ME3. It’s alarming I spent so much time with my ugly male renegade Shepard. He’s also a complete asshole and has a thing for aliens. Note: While galavanting though the galaxy he’s also had brief “interludes” with a Consort and a Criminal Biotic.

The next step on the import is confirming your appearance and of course I ran into this…

Since I’m taking screenshots with a HP Touchpad the above says “Mass Effect 3 cannot successfully determine the custom face code used by this imported save game. Please update your character’s appearance”.

4243 Posts 62,059 Views looks like I’m not alone.

Since I’m over character creators from this point I decided to just roll with default Shepard. Most of the best Mass Effect videos on the internet just use default Shepard it seems right morphing “my” Shepard in with everyone else and since I paid top dollar to get this game on release I’m not waiting for the patch.

When it’s all said and done all that matters is somebody should buy me a capture card.

Pre-Order Mass Effect 3 From Newegg…

…ship Madden NFL 12 instead.

Per Newegg Customer Support:

We’re contacting you today regarding your recent purchase of the Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360 game. It appears there may have been an error when fulfilling and shipping your order. We’ve received reports that some customers may have received Madden NFL 2012 Xbox 360 instead of the intended product.

Just laugh you know you want to.

Vanberge Loved El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

… and with that this concludes the vanlandw.com El Shaddai trilogy.

Mission Failed – Battlefield 3 – 2011

vanlandw: http://vanlandw.com/music/diane.mp3
burgetta: thanks
vanlandw: i am laughing so hard

Re. #tweetsfromvanlandw2012

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What El Shaddai Means To Me – El Shaddai: AotM – 2011


No two words…


No two words have ever been uttered that carry the same weight and gravity since mankind learned to speak.

Define EL SHADDAI. What does it even mean? These are pertinent questions, however one does not just simply “define” EL SHADDAI. To think EL SHADDAI can be confined to any single definition is ignorant and the ultimate act of mankind’s hubris. One must take necessary caution even trying comprehend the totality in culture that is SHADDAI.

Exhibit One: Amy Grant – EL SHADDAI. The linked video contains a beautiful Contemporary Christian song that is the perfect track for a car full of drunk adult middle class white males. The video description demands “watch and please add comment and rate” but goes all scumbag and disables comments. Is this the true message EL SHADDAI whats to give? El-Elyon Na Adonai for sure.

Exhibit Two:

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is an action video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles. It is developed and published by Ignition Entertainment. The development is led by Takeyasu Sawaki, who was a character designer in Devil May Cry and Ōkami.  The game was released on April 28, 2011 in Japan, on August 16, 2011 in North America, and on September 9, 2011 in Europe. [1]

1.^The above was directly lifted from Wikipedia.

In all seriousness El Shaddai is a Japanese game made by lunatics and everybody should at least check out the first couple levels because of how crazy it is. That’s what El Shaddai means to me.

Note: This post was adapted from a draft from burgetta.

Note Two: Burgetta has unleashed his vastly superior post.