PR stunt it might be, but at least it’s an original one, as the ‘Mass Effect 3 Petition’ asks the UK Government to release all information held about UFOs and extra-terrestrials.

Apparently there have been 609 unexplained UFO sightings in the UK since 1961, so the petition will serve to lobby the government and call for a public enquiry, asking for files held about visitors from other planets to be revealed.

Fans of the game can sign the online petition at

Rather less esoteric is the news that Mass Effect 3 is a mere two weeks away and happens to be shaping up rather nicely indeed as the latest multiplayer trailer demonstrates.