Those who know me or follow me on Google+ know that I love Mass Effect. Actually, that may be a bit of an understatement; I've had 4 characters that played every single mission and side-mission in both the first and second game, and I just finished the trilogy a few days ago. And now, I have a new way to show my love: with a new Mass Effect 3 live wallpaper (LWP) from NVIDIA and BioWare.

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What makes this particular wallpaper "live"? Two things: the reapers falling down from the sky (those meteor-looking things you see in the shots above), and the scrolling - no matter your system scroll speed, it moves a little slower and more rubber-bandy. There are no settings to speak of, aside from whether you want your Commander Shepard to be male or female.

Is it spectacular to behold? Sure isn't. Do I love it anyway? Yup.

Now, if BioWare could just go make the ending not terrible (warning, spoilers!)...

[via Tegra Zone]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Pusha

    ...and why do you exactly need a tegra for that?
    I'm pretty sure a first gen android device could do that

    • Aaron Gingrich

      It's not about capability so much as "here's a free perk for having a device that runs on hardware we spent billions developing," I think.

      • james

        they are right its just a perk! but if you have chainfire 3D and used the market fixed, like i have on my E4GT and nexus 1, both look good

    • Toshi

      Doesn't need tegra to run, I hacked it to run on my Galaxy Nexus. It's just nvidia's way to promote the tegra platform. I also removed the annoying logos and shep.

  • http://www.neurotyk.net Jedrzej

    I love ME, and everything that I have to say about this LWP is... meh.

  • Himmat

    Installed it but nothing great. It actually looks fantastic (crisp and detailed) but of course the fact that nVidia's logo is plastered there for good isn't nice either.

    Anyways, I decided to stick to my Spiral Galaxy LWP.

  • yogesh

    fifa 12 is also live on google play....

  • jjrudey

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and I am disappoint.

  • r3d

    so.......anyone got the apk for our non nvidia branded devices?

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    No femshep no care ;)

    • Aaron Gingrich

      In the post: "There are no settings to speak of, aside from whether you want your Commander Shepard to be male or female."

      > Femshep

      • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

        I guess I fail at reading :)

        OK I care then, maybe I'll keep an eye out for the LWP APK when it's released for everyone.

  • Shaya
    • Erik

      Broken download link. Does not download anything.

  • PeterF

    How about they fix the ending.