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Straight from the Twitter feed of Mass Effect 1 and 2 Lead Animator Jonathan Cooper, Mass Effect protagonist Commander Shepard was a woman in the game's very first animation tests 10 years ago. Turns out, FemShep is the OG Commander. Ten years ago this month, my very first anim test for Mass E...

January 9th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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A new video from the folks over at Did You Know Gaming will take you on a space odyssey, as guest host Really Freakin Clever narrates little-known bits of trivia related to the Mass Effect series. There's a lot of behind-the-scenes information here that explores the series' origins, as well as why...

September 14th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to saving (and romancing) the universe, Mass Effect 3 players turn to Commanders Jack and Sarah Shepard. Outside of default choices John and Jane, those are the most popular male and female names for the RPG hero in the series' latest incarnation, as detailed by a new BioWare infograp...

May 16th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I just finished playing through Mass Effect 3 for the second time, though it was my first time through the extended cut ending and all of the DLC. Speaking of, thanks for reminding me what it's like to enjoy BioWare games via that sugary sweet Citadel story, guys. Much appreciated. Anyway, we've...

December 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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BioWare celebrated its self-imposed Mass Effect holiday "N7 Day" yesterday with special Mass Effect 3 multiplayer sessions and livestreams. The game's developers also took to Twitter, compiled in one Storify post, to tease the next game in the series. There are five teaser images in total, though...

November 8th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Made from space-age materials like cotton and poly fleece, the Mass Effect hoodies, featuring designs evoking Garrus Vakarian and Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, are available for pre-order. The hoody designs are officially gendered, so we aren't sure if the proportions are different because of this, but it...

October 25th 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Mass Effect is the first mash-up pack coming to Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade, including 36 Mass Effect skins, 22 songs from Mass Effect 3, a pre-build Mars Facility world, and a Mass Effect texture set and UI. It's a massive amount of Mass Effect. The mash-up pack hits XBLA on September 4 for $4...

September 2nd 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Potential Spoiler Warning Mass Effect fans! Toronto's AM640 did a radio interview recently with former BioWare scribe Drew Karpyshyn, in which he chatted about some of the alternate story theories and endings that BioWare tossed around for the Mass Effect series. Eurogamer has the highlights, inc...

June 20th 2013 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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No more beefing up your Galactic Readiness on the go, no more convenient codex cruising, and no more text messages from Miranda. That's because EA removed the Mass Effect 3 'Datapad' this week, relieving the iPad companion app after 15 months of active service. The app's removal is no great shock...

June 6th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments