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12:45 PM on 02.11.2012

The DTOID Show: FemShep, Kickstarters, & Jackie Talbott!

Happy late FemShep Friday, everyone! Or at least, that's what 99% of my Twitter feed was saying when I woke up yesterday. I can't keep up with all these made-up Internet holidays, damnit! On yesterday's show, we went live an...

Tara Long


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9:43 PM on 08.31.2011

The DTOID Show: The gingers are coming!

Well guys, PAX is officially over. Before I go submerge myself in a tub of ice cream and quietly sob myself to sleep, why don't we run down some juicy post-PAX news tidbits? First and most importantly, it looks like ginger F...

Tara Long



Why the Mass Effect 3 FemShep vote was the wrong move photo
Why the Mass Effect 3 FemShep vote was the wrong move
by Sophie Prell

[Editor's note: Sophie Prell will be contributing original features for Destructoid from time to time. She is an Iowa farm girl turned award-winning gaming journalist, and is also a contributor at Dorkly.com and G4TV.com. She is also pretty awesome. Let's give her a warm Destructoid welcome! -Chad]

In the long-gone era known as June 2011, when a tweet from BioWare Director of Marketing David Silverman announced that, “there will be a #FemShep trailer,” and “we are working on the look now,” fans were ecstatic and the Internet lit up like the Milky Way. If you're wondering why, look no further than a few months prior to that, when a Mass Effect 2 fact sheet made its way around the Interwebs, declaring that “18 percent of everyone who plays Mass Effect plays it with a female character.” And while that's not a huge number like most of us gamers are used to (47,860 Gamerscore, 100,000 XP to LVL 3, etc.), in truth it's just shy of one in five, a statistically significant portion of the proverbial pie.

And here's where that pie gets juicy: As voting results from the Facebook “'Like' the one you want in game” for the official FemShep look contest have flooded in, there is a sizable number of people who are, quite frankly, a little pissed.

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