Mass Effect Is on Hiatus, Skyrim Is Not the Best RPG, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

Mass Effect Is on Hiatus, Skyrim Is Not the Best RPG, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Hello friends of USgamer. Welcome to the weekend. I've had a great week: I got a tooth pulled, and my cat stepped on my keyboard, hit my power switch, and cost me a lot of work because it's 2017 and apparently I think saving my work often is for babies.

PICTURED: A bad cat.

Well, let's start settling down for two days of R and R. I need it, you need it, dogs need it.

News was a bit all-over-the-place this week, so you won't find too many common threads in our top headlines and features. There's still plenty to flip through, however, so I hope you enjoy!

That's it for another week. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, by the way. We get up to all kinds of the dickens on social media.

As for this week's ending music: Sonic the Hedgehog 3! I choose you!

After years of rumor and speculation, we finally received confirmation last year that Michael Jackson composed parts of Sonic 3's soundtrack. Jackson reportedly asked not to have his name put on the soundtrack because he was unhappy with how his compositions wound up sounding on the Genesis.

I've long said that while Genesis games' soundtracks hold a very distinct charm, about 75% of games for the machine sound like they're made of farts and rubber bands going "twang twang." Michael's talent is evident in Sonic 3's playlist, however. Apparently, he was happy enough with his Sonic 3 work to re-appropriate its ending credits for 1995's Stranger in Moscow.

Or maybe Stranger in Moscow came first? No idea. Both songs are great, anyway.

Oh, tons of internet people have mixed the two songs together, of course.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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