Week in Geek: Mass Effect movie, concerns with the Lich King

Deana Smith

Movies and comics and games, oh my! It is time to delve into the Internet once again.

Mass Effect, the movie?

Could this awesome video game be headed for the big screen? Well, I hope so and, if the Web is right, then I am in luck. Avi Arad, the producer behind the Marvel films, has announced his plans to adapt Mass Effect, a space age, spy-esque RPG brought to the masses by Bioware, into a movie. I just hope they can make a happy mix between the “spy thriller” and the “save-the-world-from-killer-space-machines” work.

Some Web Comics are for fun

Web comics are everywhere and most of them are amusing, but some are just so wrong they are hilarious. My favorite this week is from the VGcats page. It made me laugh, and then giggle. You will never look at a Pokémon the same way. Check it out at www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=260

A prediction

As The Wrath of the Lich King approaches, millions of gamers prepare. I am personally starting to fret about spell damage and healing gear getting merged into one stat, called spell power (which means I will have to roll against the warlock, the mage and the shadow priest in the group for my healing gear… geesh!) Many others, however, are working on making sure they can get as many of the new in world achievements. One of these goals is to acquire rare vanity pets. My prediction? If you want these I recommend farming now, because come expansion time, you are going to have to beat out three times as many people while farming them.

New game announcements

And I will end this week with some video games to watch for: Sin and Punishment 2, Naruto: The Broken Bond, and Valkyria Chronicles.