BioWare teases its game reveal a bit further

Wednesday, 17th November 2010 15:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


BioWare is teasing us to death with its reveal coming to the VGAs on December 11, and as if a teaser image wasn’t enough, now the company has tweeted a Quickmark.

The Quickmark is pictured above and can be translated to the following binary code: 001101010011010100101110001110000011010000110101.

RockPaperShotgun translated the binary to text, and it comes out with the atomic weight of iron with the numbers 55.845, which is the atomic weight of iron and as well all known iron makes steel.

Steel is also a word in “Shattered Steel” which is a 1996 BioWare game with mechs.

Then there’s also these tweets from RPS:

Latest Bio-tweet translates to -128.5°F. Which is the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Vostok, Antarctica on July 21, 1983

There is a system called Vostok in Mass Effect 1

So is it for Mass Effect? Shattered Steel? At this point only BioWare knows and they’re killing us a little.



  1. Freek

    It’s Quickmark, not a barcode.

    /pedant mode off

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Just going by what RPS called it. Will change it because I can’t tell the difference between a Monet and a Morisot. :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. scuz

    You beat me to it freek :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Maybe -128.5°F is cold enough to shatter steel. ;)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    I woulden’t know either were it not for the fact that the people in Sales keep going on about it. Claiming it’s the future.
    Then utterly fail to bring in any clients that actually want the damn thing implimented.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Syrok

    It’s a QR code, not Quickmark. Quickmark is the name of a program that allows you to view QR codes. ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. razedinwhite

    I’m calling it – it’s a game based on The Thing.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just been told it’s ME3. But fuck knows, quite frankly.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. EscoBlades


    #9 4 years ago
  10. razedinwhite

    That would definitely be the least interesting option. Obivously, yay Mass Effect 3, but we already know that’s coming.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Freek

    @6 if that’s true that’ll give me the oportunity to be anoying to whole bunch of people because everybody here calls it a quickmark. :D

    “No, you’re wrong, it’s a QR code, if you keep calling it the future atleast get the name right.” ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    Let’s all just call it a squiggly block and be done with it. :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Freek

    Sales’ll never go for that, not enough “synergy” in the name.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Jenova

    Someone on BioWare’s FB page (Mass Effect 2) posted this
    ””Home of the famous IRON Canyons” “Surface Temp -89C”” (-89C being about -128.2)
    No clue if it is relevant, but this is going to keep people interested and speculating, that’s for sure……….

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    I quite like well done teasers where there is a way to work out the meaning if you dig far enough. I detest teasers where the actual thing it’s teasing is the bleedin’ obvious (i.e. if it is ME3). It’s tantamount to announcing you are going to make an announcement about a forthcoming announcement.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. distraet

    What’s the point of teasing us with an announcement, we’re already expecting?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight


    No info has been released on it for it one, still waitng for a release date on it, lots of reasons to tease us.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. distraet

    @17 But they’ve said earlier on that the trilogy would end in 2011. I don’t mind being teased by them, but it’s cheap hype.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Syrok

    @11: Even on the Quickmark website they call it QR code. If it has those 3 boxes in the corners it’s a QR code. There are similar looking codes, but they are not used as widely. :)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Malmer

    MASS of Fe.
    Coldest recorded temperature on earth.

    * Mass Effect spinoff, set on earth.
    * In Mass Effect 3 you are going to go to earth
    * @14 is unto something. One location in ME3 is Aequitas.
    * Taking @14 further: Aequitas is the roman god of fair trade. So…Mass Effect Tycoon :-)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DJ Deathstar

    Well i doubt it has anything to do with Mass Effect at all since in the teaser trailer on that link it says from Bioware the makers of Mass Effect and Dragon Age, can only see that being something said for a new franchise

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight


    Yeah I have to agree its a new game, hopefully not another generic shooter…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Stephany Nunneley

    It’s Mass Effect 3. Has to be. He’s holding a M-29 Incisor sniper gun in teaser image. It’s obvious. Maybe. Possibly. Could be. I dunno.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. CptKurk

    Dammit, where’s Dan Brown when you need him?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Stephany Nunneley

    @24 Laying poolside with an 8ball of coke and some high class hookers.

    #25 4 years ago

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