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5:00 PM on 05.15.2014

BioWare announces most popular Commander Shepard names

BioWare has published player data culled from Mass Effect 3 to determine the five most popular names chosen for Commander Shepard, and the top names might surprise you. Sarah and Jack are at the top of the list for both femal...

Brittany Vincent




3:15 PM on 05.02.2014

Thank the Goddess! Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC is free on PSN

If you've been holding off on purchasing additional Mass Effect DLC because of the sticker shock, today's your lucky day -- if you're a PS3 player, at least. The Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC pack is currently free via PSN for US ...

Brittany Vincent




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




5:00 PM on 02.25.2013

Details on Mass Effect 3's final free DLC pack Reckoning

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:

Allistair Pinsof




7:30 PM on 01.28.2013

Mass Effect 3 downloadable content teased, I think

The fact that BioWare isn't quite done with Mass Effect 3 has been known for some time. Today however, we have our first set of screenshots which include a casino, apparently on the Citadel, and a krogan with what looks to be...

Daniel Starkey




10:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Check out Mass Effect 3's female turians

It's nearly "late November," which means that it's almost time to dive into the latest bit of Mass Effect 3 DLC, Omega. Aria looks so excited, doesn't she? To hype you up a bit, two new screenshots have been shown by All Game...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 10.19.2012

RIP Commander Shepard

Today, we lose one more ally in the fight against all those who would encroach upon our basic right for inter-dimensional peace. When the new war for galactic freedom is waged (Salarian historians are poised to potentially ca...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 10.12.2012

Mass Effect 3 'Omega' DLC slated for late November

More details have come out of New York Comic Con regarding Mass Effect 3's Omega downloadable content that we briefly heard about back when Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced their departure from BioWare. In short, it's go...

Jordan Devore




6:30 PM on 10.04.2012

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation is largest multiplayer DLC yet

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation looks like another tempting bit of downloadable content intended to keep us playing the multiplayer mode. In addition to bringing the Collectors into battle, this will include a new persistent chal...

Jordan Devore




3:00 AM on 09.07.2012

Mass Effect anime delayed

During my Mass Effect 3 experince, Lieutenant James Vega never really caught my attention. It could have been Freddie Prinze Jr's voice acting, the character's backstory, or just his design. Dude just gave my FemShep the cre...

Hiroko Yamamura




1:30 PM on 08.24.2012

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan trailer goes under the sea

After so many multiplayer-centric updates to Mass Effect 3, the single-player "Leviathan" add-on for the game is a welcome sight indeed. Especially since, well, it looks great. Then again, I'm a total sucker for underwater s...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Preview: Hands-on with Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U

The announcement of Mass Effect 3 being released on the Wii U was a pleasant surprise. As BioWare’s first entry into the Nintendo console, Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U takes advantage of the new hardware, while at the same time featuring the most recent Mass Effect 3 content. Specifically, the inclusion of the extended cut DLC, and much of the multiplayer updates and expansions.

Alessandro Fillari




8:00 AM on 08.03.2012

Preview: Getting wet with Mass Effect 3: Leviathan

Just a month after releasing the Extended Cut to their controversial ending, BioWare returns to the Mass Effect 3 universe with their first original add-on to the single-player campaign, called Leviathan. Taking place duri...

Alessandro Fillari




4:11 PM on 08.02.2012

How Wii U players will catch up on Mass Effect's story

When Mass Effect 3 was announced as a launch window title for Wii U, players understandably wondered how Nintendo owners would be able to catch up on the story and see the effects of their choices from the previous two games....

Tony Ponce




5:00 PM on 07.17.2012

Mass Effect 3 Earth multiplayer DLC available now

If you're still taking the fight to the Reapers with your friends in the multiplayer for Mass Effect 3, you'll be happy to know that the new "Earth" downloadable content has been released today for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 (Euro...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:30 AM on 07.17.2012

Mass Effect 3 Wii U will have the Extended Cut by default

Rabble rabble retcon! It looks like BioWare is earning the ire of their fans yet again, as they are making the new "extended cut" DLC the only available endings on the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3. For you non Mass Effect f...

Chris Carter




2:30 PM on 07.11.2012

New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC welcomes you to Earth

"Mass Effect 3: Earth" is an appropriately titled upcoming add-on for the game that brings multiplayer to Firebase Rio, Firebase Vancouver, and Firebase London. Fatigue might be kicking in by now, but this content will be fre...

Jordan Devore




12:51 PM on 06.22.2012

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut set for June 26

BioWare has slapped a release date on the "Extended Cut" downloadable content for Mass Effect 3, and it's right around the corner. The free, 1.9GB download will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in North Americ...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 06.13.2012

ASA: EA did not lie about Mass Effect 3

The fallout from Mass Effect 3's controversial ending still hasn't dissipated from some corners of the Internet, and those still angrily believing they were misled by Electronic Arts have suffered a dint in their argument tod...

Jim Sterling




3:15 PM on 06.12.2012

Storm's Adventure with Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 1 and 2. You're welcome. There's not much of a review here.  Well, these were never really reviews...just opinion pieces with yelling. But this time, it's more of an outlet for video and game productions fru...

Storm Dain




8:00 PM on 05.24.2012

Rebellion Pack DLC officially announced for Mass Effect 3

Discovered last week (but officially announced today) is the next DLC pack for Mass Effect 3 called the Rebellion Pack. As we heard before, the pack will include two new maps and three new weapons. You will also be able to un...

Brett Zeidler




12:00 PM on 05.16.2012

Mass Effect 3 'Rebellion' multiplayer DLC detailed

Sony's Hong Kong website put up a listing for new Mass Effect 3 downloadable content called "Rebellion" that hasn't been announced by BioWare yet. As you might expect, it's an expansion of the game's rather enjoyable multipla...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 05.09.2012

Mass Effect 3 PS3 players get prior multiplayer awards

Well, BioWare and Sony finally provided access to the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer missions after a bit of a hiccup recently, and now Mass Effect 3 players on PS3 will be getting a couple of the Commendation Packs that they miss...

Brett Zeidler




11:00 AM on 05.08.2012

Mass Effect 3 makes over $200 million in sales

Despite (or perhaps in part thanks to) the controversy surrounding BioWare's latest game, Electronic Arts is sitting pretty with $200 million in sales. Yep, Mass Effect 3 made some premium cheese amidst the rage and outcry. T...

Jim Sterling




1:00 PM on 04.27.2012

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events finally hitting PS3

PlayStation 3 players have been left out in the cold when it comes to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer event weekends, unable to earn bonus experience and take on special objectives while Xbox 360 and PC players get to have all th...

Conrad Zimmerman




6:00 AM on 04.26.2012

It's another Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Weekend

Apparently there's another Multiplayer Weekend coming up in Mass Effect 3. It's called Operation Exorcist and will run from Friday, 27 April at 6PM PST until Monday, April 30 5AM PST. If players kill a combined total of 1,000...

Fraser Brown




4:00 PM on 04.12.2012

Why BioWare should change the Mass Effect 3 ending

Yes, another article about the Mass Effect 3 ending. And buckle in, because it's gonna be a long ride. Trust me, I plan to make it worth your while. To say that the ending to Mass Effect 3 has caused an outcry on the Internet...

Sophie Prell




10:30 AM on 04.12.2012

Better Business Bureau says EA lied about Mass Effect 3

A few weeks back, when the backlash over Mass Effect 3 was at its height, a complaint had been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau. The complaints alleged that Electronic Arts lied about Mas...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 04.12.2012

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Challenges not approved by Sony

All you Mass Effect 3 fans are probably aware of the consistent weekend challenge events, that reward players with items and other such bonuses just for playing during certain time frames. Similar to Call of Duty's XP Events,...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 04.10.2012

Have some media from Mass Effect 3's multiplayer DLC

EA has released a video and some screenshots of the new multiplayer DLC Resurgence Pack for Mass Effect 3. Just a friendly reminder from your benevolent corporate overlords that there is new content for the mu...

Victoria Medina




1:30 PM on 04.06.2012

Free Mass Effect 3 'Resurgence Pack' DLC detailed

I went into Mass Effect 3's multiplayer with complete apathy, but you know what? It's pretty darn enjoyable for what it is. If you've already promoted a character and have yet to grow tired of this stuff, BioWare will have mo...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 04.06.2012

Try the Mass Effect 3 demo on Gaikai

Gaikai, a PC game streaming service similar to OnLive, has just launched a Mass Effect 3 demo for your perusal. If you haven't tried Gaikai yet, it's basically an online cloud based demo service that allows you to buy the gam...

Chris Carter




8:29 AM on 04.05.2012

Mass Effect 3 getting free 'Extended Cut' DLC

BioWare and Electronic Arts have announced that, after weeks of controversy, Mass Effect 3 will be gaining further clarity and context for its ending this summer with "Extended Cut" -- a free piece of downloadable content tha...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 04.02.2012

Jimquisition: Changing a game's ending and destroying art

Does changing the ending to a videogame destroy it as a creative endeavor? Does altering a videogame to cater to fan demand set interactive art back a decade? How much influence should an audience have over a creator, and are gamers entitled to their opinions? In this spoiler-free video, I tackle Mass Effect 3 for the final time. Yes, it's the FINAL time. No more. Finito. Done. Thank Christ.

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 03.30.2012

Rebake Mass Effect: BioWare trolled with cupcakes

There have been many arguments concerning the controversial ending for Mass Effect 3 -- some melodramatic, some perfectly valid. This new move from those snubbed by the trilogy's conclusion, however, wins the award for sheer ...

Jim Sterling




10:00 PM on 03.25.2012

Lost files: unused Mass Effect music released on Bandcamp

With all the recent attention being paid to Mass Effect 3's ending, composer Jimmy "Big Giant Circles" Hinson thought it was a good time to draw people's attention back to something that was pretty universally loved about the...

Jayson Napolitano




8:00 PM on 03.23.2012

Next Mass Effect 3 patch to address face import issue

The known issue with importing a custom Commander Shepard into Mass Effect 3 from the prior installments is going to be addressed in the next patch for the game. BioWare isn't entirely sure when said fix will arrive, since th...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 03.21.2012

BioWare to provide 'more clarity' for Mass Effect 3

I was hoping all of this drama was going to start dying down sooner rather than later. After seeing BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka's response to Mass Effect 3 players, I'm afraid it's only going to get more intense as we s...

Jordan Devore




8:30 AM on 03.20.2012

Exclusive: How much EA paid writers to like Mass Effect 3

Nothing. Anybody rich enough at EA to pay off any decently solvent publication is too rich to even know that people below the upper-middle class even exist. They are too busy eating broiled flamingo with a side of jewels, whi...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 03.19.2012

Why Mass Effect 3 haters need to calm down

I realize that expecting reasoned discourse from the internet is a tall order, but the reaction to the Mass Effect 3 ending is beyond absurd. It transcends rationality and tips over into the positively juvenile. This is meant to be a counter to many fan complaints. I don’t have a response for all of them, but I definitely have some ammunition of my own. Let’s do this.

Daniel Starkey




3:00 PM on 03.19.2012

Jimquisition: The positive side of ME3's ending drama

So, fans are up in arms over Mass Effect 3's controversial ending, and there is much misery to be found on the Internet this day. Do not despair though, friends, for your humble Jim Sterling has found the positive side of th...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 03.19.2012

Fans compile logical breakdown of Mass Effect 3 ending

Sick of hearing about Mass Effect 3's ending yet? If you're still furious over what went down, then you might find your opinion satisfactorily reaffirmed by this -- a logical breakdown of why Mass Effect 3's ending makes no s...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 03.18.2012

EA reported to FTC over Mass Effect 3 ending

The Mass Effect 3 ending controversy has easily become one of the biggest brouhahas in recent history, but it might not have even peaked. Proving that some Mass Effect fans will take this thing to the sky, one of them went so...

Jim Sterling




1:00 PM on 03.16.2012

Here's what you thought of Mass Effect 3's ending

It goes without saying that the Mass Effect 3 has generated quite a bit of buzz around the net. Gamefront has written about it, Bioware has stated they're going to talk about it, but most importantly -- you, the community, we...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 03.16.2012

BioWare will discuss Mass Effect 3 ending ... later

BioWare has gone on record as saying it will fully discuss the controversial ending to Mass Effect 3, but it plans to wait until more players have gotten there first. After a decent grace period, there is more to be discussed...

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 03.14.2012

We Want Your Thoughts: Mass Effect 3's ending

I noticed that recently there have been a number of articles regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3, but most of them don't take both points of view into account. Some community members feel like their concerns aren't being ad...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 03.14.2012

Raging Mass Effect 3 fans do something for charity

The arrogantly named "Retake Mass Effect" group has decided to offset the public bitching by raising some money for Child's Play, which fans are now cynically using to deflect criticism. I know this because Destructoid's tips...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 03.12.2012

EA responds to Mass Effect 3 day-one DLC controversy

When Destructoid reached out to Electronic Arts last week, we got a canned response and a link to a forum post, but it seems the fury over Mass Effect 3's "From Ashes" DLC has gotten a bit too hard to ignore. Speaking with Ga...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 03.10.2012

Mass Effect 3 fans petition BioWare to change the ending

[Spoiler Warning: This post concerns the ending to Mass Effect 3, as you might expect. Don't come whining to me about ruining the game if you fail to stop reading right now.] I knew that quite a few BioWare fans fancied thems...

Jim Sterling




11:15 AM on 03.08.2012

Did BioWare 'lie' about Mass Effect 3's day-one DLC?

It's becoming an annual circus that we all have free tickets to. A new BioWare game is released, and there's a catastrophic fallout of complaints, accusations, and histrionic rage. Some of it's ridiculous, some of it's justif...

Jim Sterling








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