Mass Effect 2

PC, XB360, PS3 / RPG / Release: Jan 26, 2010 / ESRB: M

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Indie Gala offers indie games... and Mass Effect 2

Indie Gala offers indie games... and Mass Effect 2

Indie Gala has launched a campaign to help the Vancouver game development community, and it has enlisted help from some Canadian friends. The name-your-own price game bundle is offering seven games, including Mass Effect 2 from Alberta-based BioWare and Shank 2 from Vancouver's own Klei Enterainment.

Read more: Shank 2, Zombie Driver HD, and more »

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Mass Effect Trilogy coming to PS3 on December 4

Mass Effect Trilogy coming to PS3 on December 4

The Mass Effect Trilogy, which includes a new-for-PS3 port of the first game in the series, will be available on PlayStation 3 on December 4th, BioWare has announced. The compilation will be available at both retail and on PlayStation Network; the original game can be downloaded as a standalone game on PSN as well.

Read more: Includes Bring Down the Sky DLC for free »

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Mass Effect movie gets new writer

Mass Effect movie gets new writer

Film production company Legendary Entertainment has found a new writer to helm its Mass Effect movie adaptation. Legendary picked relatively unknown writer Morgan Davis Foehl to head up the new draft. Foehl is said to be a fan of the game series, and has a background in writing action-espionage scripts.

Read more: Foehl featured on 2009 Black List »

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Mass Effect fan film 'Red Sand' released

Mass Effect fan film 'Red Sand' released

The Mass Effect fan film Red Sand has finally been released, with the recognizable voice of Commander Shepard. The short is set 35 years before the game series, and stars Mark Meer (voice of the Male Shepard) as Commander Jon Grissom, who is tasked with protecting ruins from terrorists.

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Mass Effect Trilogy coming November, brings original game to PS3 for the first time

Mass Effect Trilogy coming November, brings original game to PS3 for the first time

Some people missed the boat on this whole "Mass Effect" thing, and were forced to watch passively from the sidelines as adulation turned to ending-based scorn. If you'd like to give it a whirl and don't mind being late to the party, you can wait until November 6 when BioWare releases all three games in one box.

Read more: PS3 version of original Mass Effect coming »

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Mass Effect fan film builds on gap in series lore

Mass Effect fan film builds on gap in series lore

The Mass Effect games have provided quite a bit of entertainment--and drama--for fans since 2007 when the first title launched, following the exploits of Commander Shepard and his team. The series has also spawned four books and several comics, as well as a number of mobile spin-offs. Now, it has inspired a fan film entitled Red Sand, starring the actor who voiced male Shepard in the series.

Shacknews had the chance to talk with producer Paul DeNigris, director Caleb Evans and the film's star, Mark Meer, about the project.

Read more: An in-depth look at Red Sand »

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GameFly offering big discounts this weekend

GameFly offering big discounts this weekend

GameFly is running a huge digital sale this weekend, including some of the most popular franchises from the biggest publishers. Missed out on the original Mass Effect or the Call of Duty: Modern Warfares? Now's your chance to try them out at a huge discount.

Read more: As much as 70 percent off »

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Mass Effect 3 can't import cloud saves on Xbox 360

Mass Effect 3 can't import cloud saves on Xbox 360

Cloud saving can be a helpful convenience for Xbox Live Gold members that take advantage of it. However, Mass Effect fans are advised not to use the feature. Electronic Arts notes that Xbox 360 gamers who intend to import Commander Shepard into Mass Effect 3 via a completed save file from Mass Effect 2 had best do so directly from the hard drive of the console on which they completed the series' second chapter. Apparently, trying to import a Mass Effect 2 end-game save via Xbox 360 cloud storage won't work.

Read more: Hey, you! Get off of my cloud! »

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Mass Effect 3 to include cut ME2 Citadel mission

Mass Effect 3 to include cut ME2 Citadel mission

Mass Effect 3 is giving BioWare another chance to include content that was originally planned for Mass Effect 2, according to lead writer Mac Walters. The cut mission took place on the Citadel, which played a major role in the ending of the first game.

"That's the nice thing about trilogies," Walters said. "Sometimes you get a second chance."

Read more: 'What the hell were we thinking?' »

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Mass Effect movie adaptation detailed

Mass Effect movie adaptation detailed

Mass Effect is getting a film treatment, and a few of the additional details have slipped out. Following Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures held a fan Q&A which has revealed that the movie will, unsurprisingly, feature the male version of Shepard. When asked if the movie will be a trilogy, the production team simply responded: "We are really focused on making this a great movie, so we'll see where it takes us. We have to get the first one right to know whether there will be more."

Read more: Team allowed to change plot »

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Mass Effect 2 DLC on sale on Xbox Live

Mass Effect 2 DLC on sale on Xbox Live

With Mass Effect 3 approaching quickly (but not quickly enough), chances are you may need to catch up with some of Shepard's supplemental material. Luckily, this week's Xbox Live deals include various space-faring adventures at 50% off for Gold members.

READ MORE: Mass Effect 2 DLC on the cheap »

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Mass Effect 2 'Genesis' comic on XBLM

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Mass Effect 2 'Genesis' comic on XBLM

If you felt the deep pangs of regret and jealousy upon learning that the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 received a free motion comic lacking in the Xbox 360 version, there are two things you should know. First, the rest of the world envies your problems. Second, now you can get the "Genesis" motion comic on Xbox 360, for a price. Read more »

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Mass Effect gets animated next summer

Mass Effect gets animated next summer

The Mass Effect series is already pretty cinematic, but it's about to get even more so. BioWare and Electronic Arts announced a deal with FUNimation Entertainment today, to produce a Mass Effect anime movie. Work on the movie has already begun, and it's due in stores (not theaters) in summer of 2012. T.O Entertainment, which is also handling the Dragon Age anime, has signed on as co-producer.

The movie will take place within the Mass Effect universe, but the annoucment doesn't mention the series protagonist Shepard. More likely, this movie will expand the universe like the series of Drew Karpyshyn-penned novels, or the movies EA has financed to cross-promote Dead Space and Dante's Inferno. Read more »

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BioWare offers Mass Effect 2 download for Dragon Age 2 buyers

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BioWare offers Mass Effect 2 download for Dragon Age 2 buyers

BioWare is rewarding purchases of Dragon Age 2 with a free PC download of Mass Effect 2, the company announced today. The offer extends to anyone who buys the game and follows a few steps before April 30, 2011 at 11:59 PST, and that includes those who have already bought Dragon Age 2. The steps from BioWare are as follows: Read more »

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Mass Effect 2: Arrival trailer marks DLC launch

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Mass Effect 2: Arrival trailer marks DLC launch

The final piece of Mass Effect 2 downloadable content, Arrival, launches today for all three platforms. In celebration, BioWare has released a trailer giving a peek at just what Shepard will be getting herself into. There's also a lot of some boring shaven-headed chap in N7 armour, for some reason.

Arrival leads into the Reaper invasion of Earth in Mass Effect 3, sending Shepard on a mission to rescue an undercover operative with evidence of the Reaper's plans. She also gets a look at Lance Henriksen's character, Admiral Hackett of the Alliance Navy, who has only been present as a voice so far. Read more »

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