Mass Effect Series News


Mass Effect 3 'Earth' DLC coming next week

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 10, 2012 10:00am PDT

EA and BioWare have been throwing a lot of support behind Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. Next week's "Earth" pack promises to continue expanding the game's online offering--and yep, it's still free.


"Also not being able to stand the game plays a factor in this.. once I hit 20 with one character ..."

- wickoattack see all 26 comments

FTC complainant calls Mass Effect 3 ending 'complete'

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 9:00am PDT

The Mass Effect 3 FTC complainant talks to Shacknews about his thoughts on the "Extended Cut" endings, his remaining quibbles, and whether he feels comfortable with more games in the series.


"hahaha the endings are still horrifically bad, and embarrassing for anyone who can appreciate ..."

- dewdman see all 18 comments

Rumor: Fans uncover Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC plans

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 8:30am PDT

A partial script purportedly hidden in the new "Extended Cut" DLC seems to indicate another piece of single-player content coming, focusing on saving a scientist from a Reaper colony.


"I bet one of the other DLCs will have you playing as Coats as he fights through London."

- ashkie see all 8 comments

Shack PSA: Mass Effect 3 'Extended Cut' available now

By Steve Watts, Jun 26, 2012 8:00am PDT

The Mass Effect 3 "Extended Cut" DLC is available today on Xbox 360 and PC, and will be coming July 4 to PlayStation 3.


"Good points. I'm actually happier that they did SOMETHING rather than placate to critics like ..."

- dadeisvenm see all 51 comments

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut not made 'to make everybody happy'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 25, 2012 8:30am PDT

With Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut DLC arriving tomorrow, executive producer Casey Hudson has said, "You can never completely satisfy everyone," but BioWare is keen to learn from feedback.


"Job well done Bioware! I thought the original ending was a little rushed, but all the new ..."

- kenclopz see all 87 comments

Mass Effect 3 'Extended Cut' coming Tuesday

By Steve Watts, Jun 22, 2012 10:30am PDT

Mass Effect 3's "Extended Cut" DLC will hit next Tuesday, June 26, for North America.


"Not really, in my opinion being able to choose your ending kind of nullifies the point of the ..."

- TheEmissary see all 62 comments

Mass Effect 3 advertising 'not misleading' ad watchdog concludes

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT

An advertising watchdog agency has cleared Electronic Arts in an investigation whether the publisher's Mass Effect 3 ads misled gamers about how their actions would impact the ending of the game.


"The only really misleading thing about ME3 for me is the "you will get all endings only playing ..."

- Kub666 see all 16 comments

Mass Effect fan film builds on gap in series lore

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2012 11:00am PDT

The Mass Effect universe is coming to life in a fan film entitled Red Sand, focusing on the events that occurred before the original game. Shacknews talks with producer Paul DeNigris, director Caleb Evans, and Mark Meer about the project.


Rumor: Mass Effect 3 adding Earth-based multiplayer maps

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 10:15am PDT

A historically reliable tipster has provided rumored details on the next Mass Effect 3 multiplayer pack, which is said to add Earth maps, new weapons, and six new human classes.


"Yeah Retreval on gold can be impossible without burning a ton of missiles, depending on the size ..."

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Mass Effect 3 ending unexpected, says voice of male Shepard

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Mark Meer, the male voice of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series, says the ending of Mass Effect 3 wasn't what he expected.


"Wasn't the original plan to have the reapers be created to prevent dark energy destroying the ..."

- BornAcorn see all 102 comments

Mass Effect 3 patch 1.03 hits PC today, consoles Thursday

By Alice O'Connor, May 29, 2012 8:15am PDT

As if saving the galaxy weren't already tricky enough with the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth in your way,Mass Effect 3 still has a bug or two to drain your game-enthusiasm-blood. Patch 1.03 is rolling out now, warping to PC today then landing on 360 and PS3 on Thursday.


"When I say that screenshot, I thought it was for a football game!"

- Yxalitis see all 2 comments

Free Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack coming May 29

By Andrew Yoon, May 24, 2012 10:00am PDT

Coming May 29th is a brand new DLC pack called "Rebellion," which adds more gear, more weapons, more maps, and more kits to Mass Effect 3's online offering. It's also free.


"yea the RNG system is infuriating especially when all you get is character cards from spectre ..."

- supaLink see all 21 comments

Mass Effect Infiltrator now available on Android

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Mass Effect Infiltrator is a mobile tie-in for Mass Effect 3, and it's finally available on Android devices.


"works like a charm on the galaxy s2, but the gameplay is preety mediocre"

- Dagger Man see all 7 comments

More Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC leaked

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 10:30am PDT

A Sony site has leaked details on an apparent upcoming DLC pack for Mass Effect 3, titled "Rebellion." It includes six classes, two maps, and three weapons.


"Gotta say ME3 multiplayer was boring as hell. So unless they have some single player news. I'll ..."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

Mass Effect 3 to offer free 'Commendation Packs' to PS3 players today

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Mass Effect 3 players on PlayStation 3 missed out on a few weeks of "N7 Operations." So, BioWare is giving PS3 owners free access to Commendation Packs today.