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1:30 PM on 12.09.2013

BioWare GM: Mass Effect news might come in 2014

As the gradual descent into the holiday season becomes more and more inevitable, game studios beginning to shut down their operations in favor of rest, relaxation, and end of the year festivities. After all, why reveal anythi...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 11.30.2013

Life-sized papercraft Mass Effect characters creep me out

Papercraft is cool. Giant, human-sized papercraft, on the other hand, gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, DeviantArt member Tankball has crafted two eerily realistic papercraft recreations of Mass Effect 3 characters...

Wesley Ruscher

1:15 PM on 11.08.2013

BioWare teases new Mass Effect title

During the celebration of yesterday's Mass Effect holiday, N7 Day, BioWare developers surprised fans by tweeting some pictures of an upcoming and unannounced titles they're working on. During his tweet, BioWare producer Micha...

Alessandro Fillari



Mass Effect 4 won't relate to Shepard 'whatsoever' photo
Mass Effect 4 won't relate to Shepard 'whatsoever'
by Chris Carter

The game that Bioware doesn't want you to call Mass Effect 4 is starting to take shape, and it appears as if Shepard will not be a part of it "whatsoever," according to lead writer Mac Walters. Talking to Complex, it's clear that Bioware doesn't want the next Mass Effect game to feel like a spin-off, "without the Shepard character or the Shepard specific companions."

Walters also calls the Mass Effect 3 ending a "lesson learned," even though he is satisfied with how it turned out, and noting that there was nothing they could change once they committed to it. Either way, I'm completely cool with focusing on a new protagonist for the next iteration of Mass Effect, since Shepard has clearly ran his/her course.

Mass Effect 4 [Complex via Eurogamer]

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3:15 PM on 07.29.2013

Jimquisition: Fee to Pay

It's time to talk about why "optional" microtransactions in games aren't really optional, and why they're especially gruesome in games we already paid for at retail. The rise of "free to play" elements in games that are not ...

Jim Sterling

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



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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