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    Mass Effect: Andromeda
    The year is 2819, and Ryder has awoken in a new galaxy after a 600-year journey from the Milky Way. Ryder is aboard the human Ark called the Hyperion on the way to a central station called the Nexus which awaits the arrival of the Asari, Salarian, and Turian Arks as well. Upon first awakening, the feeling is excitement, anticipation of a new life, a new system to explore as part of the Pathfinder's team. Never mind that the Pathfinder is dear old dad. However, when they arrive on the first planet, it becomes quite obvious that this is not the world they were expecting. Ryder is then left to forge a way through new enemies, new environments, and new challenges to find new homes for thousands. 

    After five years of anticipation, multiple delayed releases, the game finally came out on March 21, 2017. Several of the original trilogy's team members contributed to the project, trying to recreate the aspects that players loved but in a new approach - exploration, rather than war. There were huge expectations for the game, and some need for the redemption of the original ending of Mass Effect 3. So the question stands, how does it stack up? 

    "The game is solid," says UnearthlyNave (Private), "Very well written story [with] in-depth characters and detailed planets to explore." There seemed to be a consensus among surveyed members that the animation could use some improvements, even after the recent patch that was supposed to fix some of the problems. Conversely, the introduction of new species helped offset some of those disappointing features. 

    Although the new characters on the Pathfinder team have their own unique stories and styles, KSI YinKo (Sergeant) says, "...to be honest, the characters don't stand out except for PeeBee. She kind of does, but no one like Garrus or Liara or the others." This seems to be a generally common opinion. The missions can be fun, and some even tug on the heartstrings a little bit, but it still can't quite compare to the connection felt with the original Normandy crew. 

    In addition to a very lengthy campaign, the game features a multiplayer option similar to that of Mass Effect 3 but with smoother gameplay and a variety of new weapons and the return of some old favorites. The skill leveling system is also close to the way it was but with the slight change of the profile system. Rather than being locked into the Biotic, Tech, or Combat role, Ryder can swap between play styles depending on the specs desired. For the most part, it would seem that Bioware made changes where they needed to in order to make Andromeda a new entity within the old beloved universe. 

    March 2017 'of the Month' Awards - Nominations Open

    March 2017 'of the Month Awards'
    "Of the Month" awards are now open! For those unfamiliar with the program, this is the time where we can recognize all the great work our fellow KSI brethren have done over the past several weeks. Each member nominated should take pride in how their peers see their dedication to the community every day.
      Remember, you can nominate as many categories as you like, but keep it to one person per category. Also, self-nominations do not count. Be sure to include the reason for nomination! Don't forget that a member can win more than once giving that member a Silver, Gold, or Platinum level of that award. The following ranks are being awarded for this month's "Of the Month" awards.   Note: All nominees must have held the position of the nominated award for at least 14 days of the month of March 2017   Clan Ops Senior Leader of the Month (Senior Director and higher) Director of the Month Division Leader of the Month Co-Division Leader of the Month Founder of the Month Co-Founder of the Month General of the Month Officer of the Month (LT - Major) Member of the Month (Any rank) Global Member of the Month (Any Rank)   Web Ops Forums Staff of the Month Streamer of the Month     All voting will end on April 8th at midnight PST. All winners will be posted on April 10th by midnight. Please use the following form and post it as a reply to this topic. Please fill out ALL required information and give valid reasons why you are nominating a member. Any vote without a reason or the form below filled out will not be counted.   Name: (Member/Squad/Division of the person you are nominating)   Award: (The award you are nominating this person for)   Reason: (Please give reasons to why this person is deserving of the award you are nominating them for)

    Scavenger Hunt 11 - Halo It Up!

    Scavenger Hunt 11
    Here it is everyone!!! You all have until Friday 12am eastern time to answer the questions, the winner will be announced on Saturday. Remember no peeking at others answers and no asking team members for the answers. The person who answers all 8 questions correctly wins, if you win 4 hunts in a row you win a forums award called winner winner, chicken dinner. Good luck everyone!!!!
    Blast from the past....
    Q. In what year did the first Halo game get released?
    Q. What Halo game was the first to be played in KSI? 
    Who's who....
    Q. Owned by Microsoft this company created the Halo series, who is it?
    Q.A fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe, who is it?
    Where are we.....
    Q. This was the first battleground when the Covenant declared war on humanity, what is the name?
    Q.In Halo 3 what was the name of the place that was in ruins?
    Last but not least......
    Q.What is the best selling Halo Game to ever be sold?
    Q.When did Halo first start development?

    February 2017 Of The Month AAP Winner

    February 2017 Of The Month AAP Winners

    Senior Leader of the Month
    Director of the Month
    KSI Cali 7, RD, FR
    Division Leader of the Month
    KSI N3XUS 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
    Co-Division Leader of the Month
    KSI FinalFlash 7, Final Realty {FR}
    Founder of the Month
    KSI Red Fox 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
    Co-Founder of the Month
    KSI Dee Bull 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
    General of the Month
    KSI QueenPink 7, Synthetic Reality {SR}
    Officer of the Month
    KSI Chaoticz, Hell Fire {HF}
    Member of the Month
    KSI Chroma, Hell Fire {HF}
    Global Member of the Month
    KSI Jay Fox, Twisted Reality {TR}
    Forums Staff of the Month
    KSI Nex Addo, Web Ops Director
    Streamer of the Month
    KSI Devil Cat 7, Hell Fire {HF}

    Guardians of the Galaxy Game News

    Guardians of the Galaxy Game News  
    By: KSI SugarMama 7 News Team Writer  
    It's no secret - Director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann was talking about their new release for this year, Guardians of the Galaxy. Though there isn't an exact release date yet. The game is in the works to come out for consoles and PC.  
    The word on the street is that the game will come out episodically, as the creators want to focus more on each character. They are world building the marvel way and answering questions for each character such as, who are they? what do they want?, how are they family?, and what could tear that family apart?
    Seems like Telltale will use the same comic book inspired games such as Batman- The Telltale Series. Which focuses on the characters action sequence.
    Guardians of the Galaxy is a five-part adventure, that will also have a season pass disc when released.
    It's been said, Telltale's Co-founder and CEO Kevin Bruner, said the full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides a satisfying space to explore through Telltale's unique style of interactive storytelling. He also revealed that the players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes and take the pilots seat in directing their escapades around the universe.  
    Another hype for Guardians of the Galaxy is the new attraction they are working on in Disney California Adventure park. This was announced at San Diego's comic con.  
    The new attraction will be open to the public this summer of 2017. It will appear as Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, a high energy rocking new adventure.  
    Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a hilarious adventure as they join Rocket to help break out his fellow Guardians from captivity.
    This new attraction will keep a broader universe of Super Heroes, which will grow over time at Disney. The new attraction will be where the structure that is currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is scheduled to close early 2017 if it hasn't already.
    Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be enhancing a breathtaking free-fall sensation and turning it into an all-new visual and audio effects to make a variety of ride experiences.     Attraction goers will experience a unique ride that profiles the rise and fall of the gantry lift that will rock to the beat of the soundtrack inspired by the popular film.  
    For those who are traveling on vacation this summer to California check out the new attraction that will be open for the first time ever at Guardians of the Galaxy mission: Breakout! Let's not forget the game that will be released this year in episodes on consoles and PC Guardians of the Galaxy.

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