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GDC 2007: Microsoft Games Preview

Mass Effect is BioWare newest title, an exclusive game for the Xbox 360.

Mass Effect is BioWare newest title, an exclusive game for the Xbox 360.

Mass Effect combines science-fiction role playing games with third-person shooter action.

Mass Effect combines science-fiction role playing games with third-person shooter action.

BioWare's next-generation design gives Mass Effect rich graphics.

BioWare’s next-generation design gives Mass Effect rich graphics.

The story of Mass Effect involves a legend about a race of machines that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years and wipes out all higher organic life.

The story of Mass Effect involves a legend about a race of machines that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years and wipes out all higher organic life.

Along with fighting off the enemy, players will have to make pivotal choices and decisions in moral dilemmas during the course of the game.

Along with fighting off the enemy, players will have to make pivotal choices and decisions in moral dilemmas during the course of the game.

BioWare hasn't announced a release date for Mass Effect, but the game is expected this year.

BioWare hasn’t announced a release date for Mass Effect, but the game is expected this year.

Funcom's newest MMORPG, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, is based on the Conan comic book character.

Funcom’s newest MMORPG, Age of Conan : Hyborian Adventures, is based on the Conan comic book character.

In Age of Conan, players don't play Conan but instead create their own customized characters.

In Age of Conan, players don’t play Conan but instead create their own customized characters.

Along with character customization, Age of Conan features an extensive environment that spans 185 miles.

Along with character customization, Age of Conan features an extensive environment that spans 185 miles.

Funcom created a more complex and detailed combat system for Age of Conan that includes combination attacks and fatal moves.

Funcom created a more complex and detailed combat system for Age of Conan that includes combination attacks and fatal moves.

While the game looks similar to other fantasy titles, the graphics are better than many MMORPGs.

While the game looks similar to other fantasy titles, the graphics are better than many MMORPGs.