Mass Effect Andromeda Free Fan-made Wallpapers

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There are 37 days left until Mass Effect Andromeda is released and the hype has achieved lift-off with trailers, and the Andromeda Initiative introductory courses and sweet, sweet developer tweets like this one from Mass Effect producer Fabrice Condominas:

But it’s still not enough, is it? You want more! Everyone always wants more and they all come to…

/Blink. Get out of my head, Aria and mind your own store, missy!

Fabrice is on the right track handing over some eye candy goodies for our phone and if he’ll take some advice from someone who instantly put PeeBee on the cover of her tablet, it might be a good idea to offer some similar tasties with Jaal. I hear he already has a big, love-struck fanbase.

But there is more to wallow our Andromeda starved eyes in all thanks to my Twitter friend SimoN7 Gray. Ever since the first trailer’s release, this fabulous guy’s been quietly screen capping anything and everything and putting them up as high-rez wallpapers for all to enjoy. And I mean everything. You can even find Cora and Scott Ryder’s steamy kiss in there and if you dress your Twitter up in that I want to know about it! These wallpapers will fit anything you want to dress up in Andromeda Initiative colors!

Here are a couple of my favorites since as you know I’m crazy for all kinds of gorgeous space art:

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So! Is your Twitter and Facebook Andromeda ready yet? Mine is!

Visit SimoN7 Gray’s whole gallery to see more and remember to return to it as he is still uploading new shots. Or better still follow him on Twitter to know when there is new eye candy available in his gallery.

On behalf of all of us Andromenubs: Thank you SimoN7 Gray!

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Mass Effect Andromeda Partners With ESA To Give 6 Gamers An Astronaut Experience

BioWare and the European Space Agency has teamed up to put six fans and prospective Pathfinders through three days of grueling, exciting, mind-opening astronaut training at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. These lucky six will get a taste of what it really means to be human pioneers in space.

Watch the video below which was just now (Friday, February 10) released on the Andromeda Initiative website:

The six lucky Pathfinder recruits are:

Andromeda Initiative's Six recruits

Andromeda Initiative’s Six recruits

Squeezie from France
TheGrefG from Spain
Pietsmiet from Germany
Jane from the UK
SciFun from Poland
Steffan from the UK

The lucky devils and they get to have fun with zero gravity? And eat space paste? And dance with the Oompa-Loompas?? Wait no that was a different sort of tour. Still, I am so jealous of their golden tickets, I could just burst!

But let’s have a look at what sort of training they might be facing. After all, if it was easy to become an astronaut we’d all be on the ISS right now, wouldn’t we?

Condensing all of that intense training down to a three-day jaunt is going to make for a hectic schedule. In actuality, ESA’s full astronaut training takes about 30 months and our six hopefuls will, or so I presume, only be dipping into a few of the (hopefully) more fun activities of real astronaut training.

ESA Astronaut training overview

ESA Astronaut training overview

So grueling or no, our six Mass Effect fans maybe going to experience about ten percent of what’s listed above. Now, I recall work experience weeks from way back when and those seemed to consist mostly 4 days of peeling potatoes and half an hour of being shown around the restaurant by an annoyed cook. I trust, however, that the ESA has put something far better together for our six peeps to try out. There’s no confirmation yet of exactly which activities the six Pathfinders will get to try but I think good money’s on a trip in the pool with full astronaut gear.

The ESA tweeted their well-wishes for the two squads earlier today and certainly didn’t downplay how tough the training would be:

Yikes! I’m sure you’ll join with me in wishing our six Pathfinders good luck, right after we’re all done cursing their good fortune.
And to the six Pathfinders: We’ll be counting on you guys to make Mass Effect gamers look cool in the eyes of the world. No pressure!

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**UPDATE**

EA UK Just posted a tweet today with a group photo of all the Pathfinder recruits: