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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC plot files found on disc

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Mass Effect 3′s incoming Omega DLC pack will deliver more single-player content. It’s not out for a while but gamers have datamined the full game disc to reveal possible plot spoilers for the DLC. SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

OXM reports that the Omega plot summary was found in text files within the Mass Effect 3 disc. Read on for SPOILERS.

Aria tells you that Omega is now under a blockade from Cerberus. Since a direct attack didn’t work, Cerberus is now trying to starve Omega into submission by blockading supply ships coming in through the regular Omega relay. The level’s appearance will change to reflect this – the Afterlife has gone quiet, the music is off, the flashing lights are gone, maybe a soup kitchen has taken over the dance floor. Aria requests that you steal into the blockade and board the command ship. Take down the blockade so Omega can be resupplied.

As punishment for breaking the neutrality pact, Cerberus launches an attack against Omega. The enemy is attempting to destroy Omega’s shields, which will allow asteroids and meteors to smash into the station. You must repel the assault and ensure the shield remain operational.

The ‘Omega’ title does indeed refer to Omega Station, the floating space station from Mass Effect 2. Queen bee Aria has lost control of the station to Cerberus and calls on Shepard – we’re guessing rather rudely – for help in taking it back. Mass Effect 2 DLC character Zaeed Massani is alluded to being an enemy at some point too.

There you have it. Are you happy to be returning to Omega? Let us know below.

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12 Comments

  1. KrazyKraut

    SHITSTORM INCOMING!!!

    Forget the Capcom DLC disaster, this will outrage the masses.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. roadkill

    @1 I was outraged when they tried to sell me day 1 DLC. Now I just don’t care anymore. Now I just pirate everything EA.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    I don’t see why there would be an issue with the story guys getting their bit done before the game launches. The actual content isn’t on the disc.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ristas

    Why would anyone be outraged? Read the news. It says there are TEXT FILES showing the plot of the game. Text.Files. Why would any sane human being be outraged by that?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. roadkill

    @3 and 4 Don’t be idiots! Just because they didn’t put the content on the disc doesn’t mean that it wasn’t already done when they shipped the game. Just like all the multiplayer DLCs were done. It’s good that they had the decency to release them for free. As they should have been.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KrazyKraut

    It was not seriously meant. Because its every time the same.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history… but i am sitting with a copy of me2 here, i have not yet played it. i know for sure i am not gonna play me3…. but i heard me2 is the best game in the series… so i ask you guys, is me2 worth playing, and do it have an ending or do it just end on a cliff hang?… yes it also include the cerberus extras too…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. f1r3storm

    “me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history”

    “i know for sure i am not gonna play me3″

    Yeah…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Henry

    @7

    >>me2 is the best game in the series
    Depends.
    Different from ME1, ME2 focused more on the TPS combat than the RPG element. Fans didn’t like this change. But this change made the game appeals to broader audience.

    >>is me2 worth playing
    Yes

    >>do it have an ending or do it just end on a cliff hang?
    It has its ending. Not a cliff hang.
    But ME2 is just like a big side quest when compared to the main plot line of the whole ME series (save the galaxy).
    ME2 let you finished that side quest, but far from reaching the final goal.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    I don’t care either way, I won’t be bothering with it. I hate starting up Origin to play the game. Not because I have issues with multiple clients (I don’t), but simply because the software is so exceedingly terrible and does things which I question, such as the random, unsolicited, uninformed scanning.

    It could be the best thing ever, to be honest. But unless they can at least release it on GMG, Gamer’s Gate, GoG, Amazon, GameFly, GameStop, or whatever… then I’m just not interested. I’m not saying release it on Steam, I’m just saying that I’m sick of Origin. I can only stomach a horrible UX for so long.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    As for ME3 vs ME2? ME3 was okay! It wasn’t brilliant or anything, and it certainly wasn’t up to Obsidian standards, but it was okay. I did, however, love the hell out of the Legion segment of it. That was legendary. That was almost worth the asking price alone. Whether everything else was was debatable. But I enjoyed myself, and I enjoyed the multiplayer, too. It was okay.

    I can say that I enjoyed ME2 a lot more, but that’s because ME2 didn’t have its head up its arse so much about fetishising humans (which ME3 did, a lot). I mean, holy fuck, someone at Bioware definitely has a human fetish. And that comes across really weirdly in a Sci-Fi game. What this meant was that there was a lot of pseudophilosophy about the nature of the human condition, and it had its head up its arse with pretension about how we’re all beautiful butterflies (even the evil ones).

    ME3, in some ways, with hindsight, struck me as the first two seasons of TNG. And whilst they weren’t bad (at all), they were tolerable and palatable… but they had way too many “Get the fuck over yourself, Picard.” episodes. Which makes me glad that the later seasons gave Picard vulnerabilities and actually turned him into a person, rather than some kind of almost-god sitting in his ivory towership.

    What this meant was that ME3 was all about fapping about how great humans are, and felt… weird. Just weird. Like extreme patriotism feels weird.

    Instead, ME2 had a lot of genuinely interesting alien cultures for us to learn about. And we had a lot of unusual input from the alien crew members, which gave some vastly different perspectives on things depending on whom you took with you. (Such as taking Legion to Tali’s hearing.) It also allowed for some out-of-left-field ethical dilemmas, some of which were almost, almost at Obsidian’s level (but not quite).

    Of course, ME2 had a silly ending (like every ME had a silly ending) but… ultimately it was overall just a better product. It had a more enjoyable storyline, and it brought the Universe to us more than ME3 did. ME3 just… fetishised humans too much. GO TEAM HUMAN. YOU ARE THE UNDERDOGS. FAP AT HOW GREAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN OVERCOME. Christ. Please. That was the most galling part of ME3, which was a lot of ME3.

    Again, ME3 wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t nearly as good as ME2. Apparently, a lot of this was to do with how ME3 had a smaller team of writers than ME2. Apparently they sacked almost all of their great writers. Because where ME2 had loads of brilliant moments, ME3 had just one – the Legion bit.

    So I definitely think that ME2 is the better game. Because better writing. And because it doesn’t terrify me with how it felt that someone was almost writing a porn game. Love letters to humanity about how utterly perfect humanity is isn’t what I look for in my games. I don’t need games to bolster my confidence in my species. I look for good storylines and enjoyable experiences. ME2 did that better.

    I think I’ve figured out what bugged me about ME3 so much.

    It was faux propaganda material. The operative word here is ‘faux,’ of course. But think of what propaganda does, and how it works. Now, ME3 was bizarre because the game read like a human race propaganda film, the kind you might encounter in WH40k, just to prove how much superior to everyone else we humans are. And how irrelevant every other creature is.

    ME2 didn’t have that feeling about it at all. The other characters actually felt important, like they all had a role. In fact, ME2 was more about the alien crew than it was about Shepard. Shepard was the vehicle that we used to understand them and their respective plights. Humanity was just one of the species we interacted with in that game.

    But ME3 is really unbalanced in how it focuses in a fetishistic way around humanity. Only humanity. Oh no, earth! Oh no, those poor children! Oh hey, saved by a human. Aren’t we humans fantastic? Just… no. What I’m looking for from a game isn’t some bizarre propaganda film. I don’t need that. I don’t need convincing that humans can be great. I know some creative ones that I absolutely idolise. I don’t need a game telling me how incredibly wonderful and awesome my species is.

    So it was really like this big, interactive propaganda film. And that’s weirdly terrifying to me. But that’s also interesting, and it still doesn’t make ME3 a bad game. ME3 wasn’t a bad game. It’s just not what I want.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. revolting

    “me3 is the biggest disaster in resent gaming history”

    This is supremely overstated.

    The only thing wrong with ME3 (excluding Origin, since that’s a PC platform distribution issue rather than a problem with the game itself) was the ending. That the ending was such a piss take is a big deal, a huge deal for a years-long trilogy with an epic overall storyline. For many, me included, it’s unforgivable.

    BUT.

    Putting the ending aside, the series as a whole was superb. ME1 was excellent. ME2 was different, in some ways good and in some ways bad, but still excellent over all. And ME3? ME3 is also excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, superbly crafted and a pleasure to play… right up until you hit the end. Even with the huge slap in the face that was the conclusion, the game leading up to it is excellent.

    I guess the issue of “is ME3 good or bad?” is, like so many things, entirely dependent on personal perspective. Is a game good or bad if you enjoy hell out of the 60-ish hours (or 180-ish if you count the whole series) that make up the bulk of it but don’t like the last 10 minutes, or are the preceding hours inconsequential and the final 10 minutes the only thing that matters? Personally, although I found the ending infuriatingly disappointing, I thoroughly enjoyed every second leading up to it. I’m glad I played the thing, definitely.

    #12 3 years ago

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    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

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  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

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  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

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  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

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  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

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  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]