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8:00 PM on 06.19.2013

Ex-BioWare writer on how Mass Effect 3 could have ended

You didn't think it was over did you? Okay, so the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy is really over, but that doesn't mean there aren't fair few untold tales about it's development. In an interview with videogame radio show Vi...

Abel Girmay

8:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Mass Effect spin-offs? BioWare talks potential leads

Continuing its chat with various representatives of BioWare about Mass Effect, OXM has shifted the conversation to that of spin-offs. With Shepard's trilogy over with, who might the developers want to step up as the driving f...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Why BioWare only had humanoid squadmates in Mass Effect

As part of a Mass Effect retrospective feature in Official Xbox Magazine issue 99, the publication spoke with members of BioWare about concepts that didn't make it into the finished games. While great in theory, non-humanoid ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 04.25.2013

Pew pew pew! Check out these new Mass Effect replica guns

Project TriForce is at it again, making detailed replicas of some of our favorite game items. Joining the M-3 Predator are three more full-scale replica weapons from the Mass Effect series, including the M-77 Paladin, the Get...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 03.29.2013

GDC: David Gaider talks about sex and privilege

Games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and others in the BioWare pantheon have always had some romantic subplots, but more recent games' naughty bits have frustrated some players. BioWare writer David Gaider has gone o...

Daniel Starkey

7:15 PM on 03.28.2013

New Mass Effect and Dragon Age III built on Frostbite 3

During the single-player reveal this week, some of us were more interested in seeing the engine Battlefield 4 runs on than the actual game itself. I couldn't help but daydream about how Frostbite 3 could be leveraged for deve...

Jordan Devore







We need to stop letting hate define us photo
We need to stop letting hate define us
by Brett Makedonski

I was recently inspired by a blog entry from a member of Fall Out Boy. If you're already rolling your eyes and making snarky remarks in your head, then this article is targeted at you.

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy's lead singer, wrote about the environment of hate within pop culture. It's an interesting analysis of the way that we come together to belittle certain artists or people, almost as an entirely new form of entertainment for ourselves. Think about the common reaction anytime a band like Nickelback or Limp Bizkit is mentioned. It's never a simple "I don't care for them"; it's always a verbal barrage of all-encompassing hate.

While Stump's words were aimed at the music scene, they ring true for our little corner of the world -- the videogame industry. Yes, we're just as guilty of buying into the sociocentric phenomenon as everyone else. This trend needs to change.

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3:00 PM on 03.12.2013

Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack free for Origin users

To celebrate the release of the final piece of content in Commander Shepard's canon, BioWare has made the Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack free to download. The only catch? You have to have an Origin account to get it. ...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Mass Effect 3 Citadel photo
Review: Mass Effect 3 Citadel
by Daniel Starkey

It’s been a while—over seven years, in fact—since Mass Effect was first announced. At the time, it was being pitched as a classic 1970s sci-fi flick that you could play. Your decisions, they said, would have dramatic effects on the final outcome, and your progress would transfer between games—a pretty unique concept at the time.

Now, the degree to which the series lived up to its very lofty goals is very much up for debate, but with Citadel we’ll see the alleged end of the narrative portion of the trilogy. Regardless of how you feel about the combat or the ending to ME3, the multiplayer additions or whatever else – it has become one of the most talked-about series ever. I think they’ve added something worthy of that original vision.

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2:45 PM on 03.04.2013

Prepare for Mass Effect 3: Citadel with a launch trailer

Tomorrow marks the release of the Citadel downloadable content ($15) for Mass Effect 3 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. I'm not so sure about this new "threat," but I like seeing so many familiar faces return. Frankly, th...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 03.02.2013

Mass Effect: Foundation comic book announced

At this weekend's Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, Dark Horse Comics announced that they will be publishing a new ongoing series set in the Mass Effect universe. The title, Mass Effect: Foundation will be written ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Details on Mass Effect 3's final free DLC pack Reckoning photo
Details on Mass Effect 3's final free DLC pack Reckoning
by Allistair Pinsof

Reckoning, the last and largest multiplayer pack for Mass Effect 3, will release tomorrow on all platforms except Wii U. The pack includes six new characters, seven new weapons, and new equipment.

On March 6, BioWare will release the final singleplayer DLC, Citadel.

For more information on Reckoning's contents, take a look at the summary provided by NeoGAF's EatChildren:

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1:45 PM on 02.22.2013

Mass Effect 3 honors Zaeed's late voice actor in new DLC

Yesterday, BioWare announced Citadel, the final piece of Mass Effect 3 single player DLC. It will be one of the last published works featuring actor Robin Sachs, who died earlier this month at the age of 61. Sachs lent his vo...

Darren Nakamura



Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances photo
Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances
by Taylor Stein

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a solitude induced weep-fest. For the videogame characters below, the luxury of loneliness is miniature in comparison.

Take a look at ten relationships gone awry in the worst ways possible.

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6:30 PM on 02.11.2013

Ex-BioWare Greg Zeschuk is beer Jesus in his new web show

In case you ever doubted BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk's plan to launch a documentary web series on beer, he now has two episodes on YouTube of his show, The Beer Diaries. He's also gone hardcore Jesus with the facial hair...

Allistair Pinsof

7:45 PM on 02.07.2013

BioWare doesn't want you to call it Mass Effect 4

One can only imagine what goes on in the BioWare forums on a day-to-day basis, but thankfully, the highlights always seem to find their way to us. Community manager Chris Priestly wrote a post saying "To call the next game Ma...

Jordan Devore