Mass Effect Series News


Hollywood sees hope for future video game movie adaptations

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 20, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Video game movies have often ranged from disappointing to terrible, but a Comic-Con panel is optimistic that these adaptations are about to see a jump in quality.


"His point was around characters like in Hitman. If you play the game as Stealthy as possible, ..."

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Original Mass Effect writer on ending that could have been

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 9:00am PDT

Original Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn talks about his own ideas for the ending, including some he considers "wacky."


"I found that for $2 at Babbages when they had PC games. Everywhere else was selling it for $30."

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Garrus's C-Sec days and BioWare's other Mass Effect spin-off dreams

By Alice O'Connor, May 13, 2013 7:30am PDT

BioWare still isn't ready to reveal what the mysterious new Mass Effect game is, who it'll star, when it's set, or any of that, but has chatted a little about possible spin-offs. It did cram the fictional world full of an awful lot of detail, after all. Sadly, the mere fact ...


"Following Garrus around as a C-Sec officer would be interesting, but I think it makes more sense ..."

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The 'huge cost' of non-humanoid aliens in Mass Effect

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2013 12:30pm PDT

They may have blue skin or scales, but many of the alien species in Mass Effect are essentially humans with a palette swap. Apparently, BioWare considered having a non-humanoid squadmate join Shepard, but discovered that it would have taken away from the rest of the game.


"I call BS. They were too scared to explore nonhumanoid-human sexuality. This is where King Kong ..."

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Mass Effect 3 lessons 'will be built into our future games'

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2013 9:30am PDT

BioWare staff shares some lessons learned from the backlash over the ending to Mass Effect 3.


"Ladies and gentlemen: biodrones. You can cover your eyes and ears and pretend this game ..."

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Next Mass Effect absorbs Kingdoms of Amalur talent

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 10:25am PDT

Former members of the Amalur team are now working on the next Mass Effect game.


"not really interested in the story before the events of ME3. i need forward motion in plot ..."

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BioWare soliciting Mass Effect 3 multiplayer feedback

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2013 4:30pm PDT

BioWare is conducting a detailed survey regarding the multiplayer maps in Mass Effect 3.


"ill give them bad feedback. at this point, why would i want to help them make a better game and ..."

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Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack released for free

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 3:42pm PDT

BioWare is giving away the soundtrack to Mass Effect 3: Citadel for free.


"Interesting! I did not know that. I guess being a registered owner of Mass Effect 3, that error ..."

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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Mar 07, 2013 11:00am PST

While I had no problem with how Mass Effect 3 ended Shepard's story, Citadel is a more formal—and wholly welcome--farewell that doesn't insult the finality of what's come before it chronologically and through the narrative. Bravo, BioWare.


"Personally my "head cannon" is that the events in this DLC are an epilogue that take place after ..."

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Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC split on Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2013 10:00am PST

Mass Effect 3's "Citadel" downloadable content is larger than 2 GB, Microsoft's size limit on Xbox 360, and therefore has been split into two downloads.


"Considering that the system was designed eight years ago, 2 GB was a more than reasonable limit ..."

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Mass Effect 3 Reckoning multiplayer DLC detailed

By John Keefer, Feb 25, 2013 2:30pm PST

The last multiplayer Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, entitled Reckoning, is coming out tomorrow, but to add a bit of hype before the release, developer BioWare did a livestreamed of the pack, showing most of what will be included in the free upgrade, including a playable Collector.


Mass Effect 3 DLC packs Citadel, Reckoning coming

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2013 9:30am PST

Players who aren't ready to stop adventuring with Commander Shepard and his Mass Effect 3 team will get one final chance to tag along with the interstellar hero. BioWare has announced the final two DLC packs for the game, Citadel and Reckoning.


"Sweet. Here's hoping this means they'll finally do a game + all DLC bundle and I'll buy it on sale."

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Report: Mass Effect 3 'Reckoning' DLC details leaked

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2013 7:30am PST

A data mine of the latest title update to Mass Effect 3 has reportedly (once again) spilled details on an upcoming update, titled "Reckoning."


Mass Effect 3 team teases next DLC with screens

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST

Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson and producer Mike Gamble tweeted images today that give a glimpse of its next DLC plans.


"I plan to dust the franchise off several months down the road and play through it again - ..."

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Spoiler-Talk: Mass Effect 3 and the future of the franchise

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 02, 2013 12:00pm PST

In Spoiler-Talk, we take a no-holds-barred look at some of the biggest games and discuss what the future holds for these franchises. Expect many, many spoilers. Today: Mass Effect 3.


"Shepard is also forced to die at the beginning of ME2. Another point, though, is that in the ..."

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