As BioWare wraps up the Mass Effect trilogy on consoles, many folks are constantly craving more of the franchise. Now you can get your fix with the new Mass Effect Datapad, a companion app that puts the series' entire universe right in your hands.
The Datapad is primarily intended as a way to get more out of the story, providing emails from game characters regarding completed missions, as well as a full Codex of info on the Mass Effect universe. The Codex is actually quite exhaustive, and provides detailed info on all the characters, races, planets, and everything else that's been introduced. It's an information junkie's dream come true.
Users of the Datapad can also deploy units and increase their troops' Readiness Rating in the main game's Galaxy at War mode. This added bonus may help make the difference for some between saving the universe and facing extinction at the hands of the Reapers.
The app is free and available right now so it's the perfect opportunity to jump in. The galaxy needs you, and didn't GI Joe always teach us that knowledge is power? That lesson can surely be applied here.