Mass Effect

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Xbox 360 Rank: 13
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2007-11-16
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PlayStation 3 PSN edition
Rel Date: 2012-12-04
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
PlayStation 3
Developer: BioWare, Edge of Reality
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+
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North American Xbox 360 (Platinum Hits) edition
Rel Date: 2009-02-10
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox 360
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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Windows Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2008-12-19
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Windows
Developer: BioWare
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: ESRB: M, OFLC(AU): MA15+ / ACB: MA15+, PEGI: 18+
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UK Windows edition
Rel Date: 2008-06-06
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Windows
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
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Rating: BBFC: 12
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Mass Effect
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Dutch Windows edition
Rel Date: 2008-05-28
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Windows
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
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Rating: PEGI: 18+
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North American Windows edition
Rel Date: 2008-05-28
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Windows
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
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Rating: ESRB: M
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Mass Effect
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English/European Xbox 360 edition
Rel Date: 2007-11-23
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox 360
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 18+
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Italian Xbox 360 (Edizione Limitata) edition
Rel Date: 2007-11-23
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox 360
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 18+
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Polish Windows (Collector's Edition) edition
Rel Date: 2007-11-23
Publisher: CD Projekt SA
Windows
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
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Rating: PEGI: 18+
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UK Xbox 360 edition
Rel Date: 2007-11-23
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox 360
Developer: BioWare
Media: DVD
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: BBFC: 12
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Mass Effect is an action RPG and the first game in a space trilogy by developer BioWare. While comparisons may be made to their previous Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games, Mass Effect gives the player more control over combat and is set in an original universe. Some of the races populating this universe are blue-skinned Asari, synthetic-killing machines called Geth, and large saurian warriors known as Krogan.

During the game you play as Commander Shepard, the first human chosen as an elite S.P.E.C.T.R.E. agent, tasked with investigating an ancient Prothean artifact on the planet Eden Prime. The game plays as a third-person shooter with the ability to pause combat and use the special abilities of both Shepard and squad members (all of which you can level up). As the game progresses you will also collect new weapons and armor to upgrade your squad, and new members will join you on your quest. The game features numerous dialog options, but uses a reactionary system where the player merely chooses what type of response they want without seeing the actual dialog choices. In order to maintain a cinematic experience BioWare chose to voice the main character as well as all NPCs, unusual for a game with such heavy RPG elements.

From the game box:

An ancient threat returns.

One final hope emerges.

As commander Shepard, you lead an elite squad on a heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy. Discover the imminent danger from an ancient threat and battle the traitorous Saren and his deadly army to save civilization. The fate of all life depends on your actions!

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Levo vs Dextro:
molecules based on carbon atoms can have up to four atoms attached to a central carbon. If you imagine this as a tetrahedron (d4, if you're a tabletop gamer) then you'll notice that you can actually arrange those four atoms in two different ways that cannot be reconciled by rotating the molecule. If they're arranged one way, it's (arbitrarily) named a levo- or left-handed molecule. If it's arranged the other way, it's a dextro- (right handed) molecule.

Enzymes are built to attach to specific molecular geometries, and if they don't match the molecule, they don't work. So imagine if you will an enzyme that is designed to break a protein down into its constituent amino acids, so they can be re-used to build bodily proteins. This protease is shaped to grab onto L-amino acids and ignore everything else. When confronted by a D-amino acid, it quite simply won't grab on, which means the protein doesn't get digested, and is quite useless to the organism.

Out of the major food molecules, protein and carbohydrates exhibit chirality, fats do in triglyceride (but not free fatty acid) form. Minor food molecules such as volatile flavor compounds and vitamins vary based on the particular molecules. Interestingly, ethanol is non-chiral, so Tali's need for Turian brandy is a curious case, and is either a case of the writers not being biochemists, or the possibility that Quarians and Turians do not have ethanol dehydrogenase, an enzyme to break down ethanol, and instead rely on some other form of alcohol for intoxication.

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0 Mass Effect Galactic Item Guide
A galactic map showing where all the trinkets are in the galaxy for your collecting pleasure.
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Video Game Rank: 43
Xbox 360 Rank: 13
PlayStation 3 Rank: 21
Windows Rank: 33
Num Ratings: 1007
Average Rating: 8.16 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.37
Num Views: 9610
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.9 Weight Breakdown
Fans: 48
Personal Comments: 141
Users Owning: 1632
Users Wanting: 4
Users Trading: 11 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 338
Plays This Month: 2
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Video Game: Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky
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Num Ratings 71
Average Rating 7.10
Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 177
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Comments 8
Release Date 2008-03-10
Video Game: Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station
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Num Ratings 28
Average Rating 6.36
Average Weight 2.75
Num Owned 86
Prev. Owned 2
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Wishlist 1
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Release Date 2009-08-25
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