I've spent the afternoon at a Bioware/EA press event in Sydney, checking out Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins and having a chat with one of the good Bioware doctors.
Dr Greg demoed both games, devoting most of the hour to explaining the various interface features, before I was able to grab a little bit of hands-on time with the limited demo areas. Witnessing Dragon Age running on console was perhaps the most interesting aspect, given I knew pretty much what to expect from the Mass Effect sequel's fine-tuning.
But more on them later.
Also, before I head off to another press event—this time for a trio of Ubisoft games—I want to give away something. You might know that Bethesda has been handing out download codes for a premium theme to everyone who purchased all five Fallout 3 DLC episodes over Xbox Live (as long as they bought them prior to September 22). I did that and got a code earlier in the week. And then this morning I got another, totally different, code.
So, if you've got a 360, would like a Fallout 3 theme, and can work out how to follow my personal Twitter account, I'll be tweeting my spare code at some time in the next 24 hours. Hit me up with a reply if you're the one who successfully redeems it.
UPDATE: Fallout 3 theme code has been redeemed!