Saving the galaxy in Mass Effect 3 is a
full-time job. Unfortunately, most of us need to maintain our real
full-time jobs to play Mass Effect 3. See the dilemma? EA has, which
is why it's released the Mass Effect 3 Datapad for iOS devices.
Announced last month, the Datapad is
billed as “the ultimate companion” for BioWare's sequel. With it,
Mass Effect 3 players can keep in touch with the Normandy and its
crew through character details and in-app messages; while staying current on their exploits via updates from the Alliance News Network.
Much like the game, the Datapad also includes a comprehensive codex
detailing everything you need to know from the Mass Effect series; as well as a library of videos, photos, and wallpapers to ensure there's
always something to gawk at.
On a practical level, EA's Mass Effect
3 companion app grants players the means to influence their
Readiness Rating while away from their consoles. This is accomplished through a mini-game
wherein users deploy fleets to combat Reapers throughout the galaxy with the flick of a finger.
The app is a 73.6 MB download, and
available to all iPads and third generation iPhones and iPod touches.
You can find it for no charge now in the Apple App Store.