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PSA: EA is giving away Mass Effect 2 for free on Origin

By David Craddock, Jan 05, 2017 12:27pm PST

It's the standard edition, so you'll have to buy the DLC.


"All of them are "the good ones". It's a phenomenal trilogy of games, even with the letdown ending."

- thetangent see all 11 comments

Mass Effect 2 and 3 are now backward compatible on Xbox One

By John Keefer, Nov 07, 2016 9:35am PST

Ya gotta love N7 Day for all the Mass Effect news. 


"This is my next play through too. I was a male paragon the only time i played all three games."

- Tezcali see all 6 comments

Mass Effect Trilogy will soon be free on Origin Access for PC

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 9:33am PDT

Origin Access subscribers will soon be getting a ton of games for free as well as early access to Mirror's Edge Catalyst.


"All movies on Netflix are free too! Has the Shack turned into some marketing puppet? Low quality!"

- Curike see all 24 comments

Mass Effect 2 'Genesis' comic on XBLM

By Steve Watts, May 17, 2011 12:00pm PDT

The Mass Effect 2 "Genesis" motion comic, which lets you make choices from the first game and import them to ME2, is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $4.


"This is a great idea, the thing that has stopped me from playing ME2 is not wanting to replay ..."

- IroncladMerc see all 6 comments

Mass Effect gets animated next summer

By Steve Watts, Apr 07, 2011 2:30pm PDT

BioWare and EA announced a deal with FUNimation to produce a straight-to-DVD feature film based on the Mass Effect series. It's expected to hit stores in summer of 2012.


"The problem is making a decent live action of 3D CG feature costs an immense amount of money, ..."

- singlespace see all 22 comments

Mass Effect 2: Arrival trailer marks DLC launch

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2011 6:00am PDT

A new trailer gives a teasing peek at the Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC, which leads into Mass Effect 3 and launches today.


"It's up right now! Stop whining and get downloading!!!!!!!!!!!! 880MB download"

- deject see all 31 comments

Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC due this month

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT

The final piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC is due later this month, paving the way for the Reaper invasion of Earth in Mass Effect 3.


"Totally agree. I want to have the Mass Effect series in my Steam account but I am not buying, no ..."

- Dr_Cube see all 48 comments

Cloud gaming service Gaikai goes live

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 28, 2011 7:00am PST

Cloud-based gaming service Gaikai has entered public beta, offering streaming demos of games including the PC edition of Dead Space 2.


"I sort of wish it didn't require Java, given all the security implications that has, but neat stuff."

- Agrona see all 36 comments

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Wins Writers Guild Award, Red Dead and Mass Effect 2 Ineligible

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2011 9:15am PST

Proving that a mixture of Renaissance-period drama and insane sci-fi nonsense pays off, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has taken the top video game...


"Yeah who the fuck is the WGA and why would any gaming company want to join them? I don't buy my ..."

- Bboygorge see all 9 comments

Daily Filter: January 12, 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anti


"Yeah, after reading the article on the game in Game Informer.. I'm actually very excited for the ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international...


"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."

- zardoz555 see all 16 comments

Mass Effect 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Will be Free for PS3 Gamers

By Brian Leahy, Jan 05, 2011 4:00pm PST

Those of you that will be buying Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3 when it is released on January 18th (21st in Europe) will be treated to some...


"Just release it already so you can spit out the next DLC pack!! Can't wait"

- kyrieee see all 3 comments

Mass Effect 2 'Cerberus Network' Goes on Vacation; New 'Pre-Mass Effect 3' DLC Teased

By Xav de Matos, Jan 03, 2011 7:15am PST

It looks like Mass Effect 2's content and information network "Cerberus" has decided to take a last minute vacation. Kotaku spotted a news update...


"Funny how they describe Mass Effect 3 as being about Earth getting attacked by a "new enemy". ..."

- aoleon see all 40 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Xbox 360 Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 3:00pm PST

Xbox 360 Exclusive: Mass Effect 2 Though it is also available on the PC (and soon to be released on the PS3), for the purposes of this category,...


"Man there must have not been any good Xbox games this year if the #1 isn't even an exclusive, ..."

- phinn see all 67 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: DLC Add-on

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 7:00am PST

DLC Add-on: Red Dead Redemption's "Undead Nightmare" After shooting our way across the southwest, through Mexico, and back again in the...


"for some reason a lot of these commenters here think you have to go one way or another and not ..."

- dantastic see all 21 comments