Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a series of science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video games developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The trilogy centers on a player-created character named Commander Shepard, whose mission is to save the galaxy from a race of mechanical beings known as the Reapers and their followers, including Saren Arterius.
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    • ‘Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard Was Originally a Woman

      It’s always wise to be careful what you wish for, as evidenced by the rise of customization and immersion never before thought possible in modern video games; a dream come true that brought with it some unique challenges. Story-driven action games putting players into a character’s shoes stepped closer to cinema than ever before, and role-playing games allowed players to trul ...

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    • Mass Effect Cosplay So Good You'll Think It's From A Movie

      If there's a point you cease cosplaying as a character and start actually becoming them, Jen from Soylent Cosplay is pretty much there with this Liara T'Soni outfit. Well, "outfit" doesn't really do the whole thing justice, because while the outfit itself is great, it's the make-up and prosthetic work that steals th ...

      Luke Plunkett/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
    • S.EXE: Seven Stories About Love

      By Cara Ellison on January 23rd, 2015 at 9:00 pm. The first time I ever wrote anything about games, it was because I was still brokenhearted about a relationship that had dissolved years ago. PC Gamer edited the 4000 word essay into a six pager about Dota in 2012 and it is still one of the best things I have ever written.

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  • Street Fighter Mod Lets You Kick Ass As Commander Shepard

    … Street Fighter 4 for PC. Oh, and Jack from Mass Effect is totally a Street Fighter mod, too—she uses Juri's moveset: This second mod is particularly cool, because Jack has three weapons available to her: the M-23 Katana Shotgun, the M-6 Canifex Pistol, and M-98 Widow Sniper. You can download the Jack mod here for both Street Fighter X Tekken and SF4AE. …

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  • Of Choice and Consequence

    …. With western RPGs I tend to instinctively play myself. I don’t create a character and play that person, I basically use the game as a form of escapism, though I prefer to call it immersion (it makes me sound better). This is why I like the genre so much. I can sink myself into Elder Scrolls, Dragon Ages, Mass Effects, etc all because I can vicariously…

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  • [RUMOR]Next Mass Effect Epic In Scale, Won’t Be A Prequel

    … are curious about the next Mass Effect. Bioware started talking about it back in November 2012, when the studio announced that it would use Frostbite 3 as an engine much like Dragon Age: Inquisition, and then during E3 2014 some concept art was shown. However, details are still pretty sketchy, which is why even little rumors are coveted…

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  • I Wish More Games Were About Deception

    … future I'd just willed into being. So for the longest time, I never chose "[lie]" options in BioWare-style RPGs (Star Wars: KOTOR, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, etc) or anything like that. Some intrinsic part of me detested the idea. But these days I'm singing a slightly different tune thanks in large part to a number of non-video games. Deception…

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  • My New Favorite Commander Shepard On The Citadel

    … Too often, Commander Shepard looks like a Dutch model. So for once, it's nice to see him look like an Italian one instead. Cosplay superstar Leon Chiro built (and is modelling) this amazing replica of Shepard's Dragon Age outfit, with photos by Vincent Sehu and Valentin Offner…

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  • DST teams with GameStop and BioWare for new Mass Effect Minimates

    … The crew of the N7 is back, in Minimate form and exclusively at your local GameStop. “The opportunity to work on a world as big as the world of Mass Effect is very exciting,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “Interpreting such a wide variety of human characters, alien races, armors and technology for the Minimates format…

    Brutal Gamer- 2 readers -
  • Tiny Mass Effect Figures Protect Your Pockets From Reapers

    … Coming soon to a GameStop near you, the Mass Effect trilogy gets a series of Minimates figures to collect in the most annoying way possible. Diamond Select Toys has an entire line of Mass Effect figures coming out, with the first wave of seven tiny space commandos and friend arriving exclusively at GameStop. That's not the annoying bit…

    Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Holds Mass Effect Easter Egg

    … It seems Bioware enjoys melding their properties together for the fans as some keen observers have found a Mass Effect Easter Egg in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Over at Reddit, user LegendsNeverDie has come across an awesome Easter Egg that highlights the Krogan species from Mass Effect and puts them on display in a trophy room within Dragon Age…

    Anthony Decicco/ Attack of the Fanboy- 4 readers -

  • More Hints That Dragon Age And Mass Effect Are In The Same Universe

    … in the future and the sci-fi game set in the past. As you may have noticed, I'm a fan of those types of wild theories. But, you could totally defend that idea! Redditor Necroluster notes that it's entirely possible that one of the endings in Mass Effect 3 has EDI and Joker crash on a planet...which could potentially be Thedas, the world of Dragon…

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  • BioWare Creates ‘Mass Effect’ Level for Marriage Proposal

    … a lot of planning, and in some cases it requires some effort from the developers of said game. Mass Effect developer BioWare, for example, helped one couple get engaged by creating a completely unique level rendered in the next Mass Effect‘s engine. In a truly heartwarming post on BioWare’s site the developer details the setup and the execution…

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