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Mass Effect: Andromeda: news and videos


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Uncharted animator explains wacky Mass Effect: Andromeda facial expressions

Although everyone has enjoyed dunking on the incredibly odd (and sometimes unsettling) Mass Effect: Andromeda animations, at least one developer has chosen to give his opinion on why they ended up the way they did, sans shade. That individu...   read

 
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How to unlock Mass Effect: Andromeda's missing tech skill

Newly outset Pathfinders in Mass Effect: Andromeda are free to customize their Ryder in whatever ways they see fit. From appearance to weapon loadouts to skills and abilities -- Andromeda does enough role-playing game stuff to all...   read

 
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Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda

"Andromeda is all about new beginnings, not holding funerals." I overheard some generic leader telling his crew that aboard the Nexus, what is functionally Mass Effect: Andromeda's Citadel-like hub area. These people -- the ones spearheadin...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda's easier to manage with this mobile app

Normally, companion apps are almost a complete waste of time. There's functionality, but nothing pressing enough to make them crucial. Even when they enhance the experience, the games are usually competent enough in their menu manageme...   read

 
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Dumb internet mob attacks woman over Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

Here is the right way to enjoy Mass Effect Andromeda's occasional madcap facial animations: write a fun post about them filled with gifs, videos, and laughs all around. What a blast! Remember when someone compared the funny walk to the Mont...   read

 
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'Sorry, my face is tired': Internet clowns on goofy Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

With Mass Effect: Andromeda less than a week away and some tempered preliminary impressions coming in from reviewers (at least with respect to the first few hours of BioWare's anticipated follow-up), one thing that's getting extra attentio...   read

 
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Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer gives me Mass Effect 3 flashbacks

As much as many of us weren't on board with the idea of multiplayer in a Mass Effect game, that aspect of Mass Effect 3 (aside from its oft-maligned integration with a certain "readiness" rating in the story) turned out surprisingly well. ...   read

 
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Meet Jaal, a squadmate from one of Mass Effect: Andromeda's few new alien races

It seems as though a lot about Mass Effect: Andromeda will feel familiar. Even though there's an entire universe to draw from, the cast will be mostly the same. Humans, Turians, Salarians, Krogans, Asari -- those are the folks we can ...   read

 
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For lovers and fighters: Mass Effect Andromeda's full trophy list revealed

Mass Effect Andromeda's complete list of achievements/trophies has recently leaked and things look slightly askew. Of the game's 56 singled-out accomplishments, 16 are for specific combat scenarios and only 1 of them is for humping. This is...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer will receive all maps for free

Mass Effect 3 may have been a disappointing end to the alien dating trilogy, but BioWare handled the multiplayer component with a bit of grace. Instead of shoving in a bunch of maps with the season pass for the game, all the extra maps were...   read

 
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The multiplayer beta for Mass Effect: Andromeda has been canceled by BioWare

So uh, you kind of buried the lede here, BioWare. Inside of their PAX East plans for Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developer has announced that the game's at-home/public multiplayer beta has been eliminated. They had signups and everything, a...   read

 
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Your PC doesn't need to be as powerful as a Krogan to run Mass Effect: Andromeda

Anyone looking to blast off to Mass Effect: Andromeda's universe next month needs to know if their rocket can even get off the ground. Don't worry, space cadets; there's no need for a super-futuristic rig to travel to worlds beyond. Today, ...   read

 
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Teamwork makes the dream work with Mass Effect: Andromeda's power combos

Mass Effect has always been about getting by with a little help from your friends. The companions play a key part, each of them contributing to you not getting killed. In Mass Effect: Andromeda, their combat skills have a more active ...   read

 
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Natalie Dormer will be voicing Lexi in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Natalie Dormer, of Game of Thrones fame, will be voicing the Asari doctor Lexi in the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. She seems to be the only big name celebrity in the game, at least as far as reveals go. The previous titles had a few fam...   read

 
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Here's an in-depth look at Mass Effect: Andromeda's combat system

This space conflict isn't getting resolved without a space firefight. Or, more accurately, many space firefights. Mass Effect: Andromeda labels you as the Pathfinder and that sounds peaceful enough, but every path through this game se...   read

 
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BioWare finally remembers that forcing 'good or bad' choices doesn't work for every game

BioWare used to be a master of nuance. Growing up I'd play their RPGs in awe of their ability to tell a story without having to resort to rote "this is good or bad" moral choices. Often times the outcome was grey, and you'd have to live wit...   read

 
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The new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer has a Krogan, and that's enough

The new cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda puts protagonist Ryder in a precarious position. He's an explorer, a man with few resources relative to the army that the antagonist has. It's not really any different than Commande...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a 10-hour EA Access trial on March 16

Ahead of Mass Effect: Andromeda's March 21, 2017 launch in North America, subscribers to EA and Origin Access will have a head start with the game. A 10-hour trial is set to go up on March 16. It's unclear what all will be available in this...   read

 
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Nvidia's keynote at CES 2017 shows off new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas, and tonight's keynote address was delivered by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Huang spoke about several of the innovations advanced graphics processors have made available in the pas...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought!

Mass Effect: Andromeda was always locked in for a first quarter 2017 release, but I thought for sure it would be pushed back. Nope! That's definitely not the case, as EA has confirmed to Destructoid that Andromeda now has a firm M...   read

 
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Don't ignore CES this year because there's gonna be some Mass Effect gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year. It's sort of an odd one for us in that it's just a smidgen too tech and hardware-centric to really get excited about. It's on our radar but it rarel...   read

 
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Mass Effect Andromeda ruled out for Nintendo Switch by game's producer

In true EA fashion, they want to see if the Switch sells before fully supporting it. It sure beats the Ubisoft strategy of going all in, calling it the best thing since sliced bread, vowing your undying support, then pulling out within a fe...   read

 
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Finally, our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay

It's here. It's finally here. After being formally revealed at E3 2015, we have some Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay at long last. To be fair, it wasn't much of a surprise. We've known for a few weeks now that The Game Awards would ma...   read

 
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Companion loyalty missions are back in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Some of the best parts of Mass Effect 2 weren't in the critical path narrative but rather in the side stories. Specifically, it was the companion loyalty missions that were so good -- individual missions for each squadmate that were de...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda finally gets a trailer worth watching

Ever since its E3 2015 reveal, people have been frustrated by the fact that every clip of Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn't really been worth watching. Sure, there were plenty of teaser nuggets that maybe added up to something interesting...   read

 
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Best Buy leak confirms Mass Effect: Andromeda details ahead of reveal

It's N7 day, and BioWare is keen on delivering details for Mass Effect: Andromeda at some point today...after Best buy already provided some on an official listing for the game. They've just confirmed a $70 deluxe edition of the game, which...   read

 
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BioWare has something up its sleeve for this year's N7 Day

In the Mass Effect community, BioWare celebrates a holiday that it calls "N7 Day" on November 7. N7 is the highest level of special forces proficiency in Mass Effect's Systems Alliance military; November starts with an "N," and Novemb...   read

 
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Comics publisher gives away Mass Effect's release date

BioWare and its parent company Electronic Arts have been pretty sparse with information about the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. That's why it was such a big deal when Sony showed off some new footage during the PlayStation 4 Pr...   read

 
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The first official Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay looks a lot like Destiny

The first ever official gameplay for Mass Effect: Andromeda has jetpacking, platforming, and looks a little like Destiny, at least to this games blogger, though I'm told there was platforming in the original Mass Effect. Looks pretty ...   read

 
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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

 
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Novels will link Mass Effect 3 with Andromeda

We got our first real look at Mass Effect: Andromeda at E3 this year, and even then we still basically know nothing about it. That will change over time though, as Titan Books has inked a deal to produce more novelizations about the fr...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda ditches Paragon/Renegade system for 'shades of gray'

Given how much Mass Effect erotica exists, its fitting that the newest entry in the series will move away from simplistic binaries and towards "shades of gray." How many, you ask? Perchance 50? My ankles tied, Garrus bent me over the comman...   read

 
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Your Mass Effect 3 ending choice won't affect Andromeda

If you're still bearing a grudge against Mass Effect 3's ending you may be happy to know that it doesn't factor into the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was again conspicuously absent from E3. I'm happy to learn that because -- and I...   read

 
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Mass Effect Andromeda's looking good in this new development video

Bioware took to the stage at the EA Play event to show off some neat development footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game will be the first in the series to run on EA’s own Frostbyte engine, and as such the trailer’s full of...   read

 
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We'll get to see Mass Effect Andromeda at EA's E3 press conference

In the buildup to this year's E3, Electronic Arts and BioWare are staying less mum on Mass Effect Andromeda. While the two have been tight-lipped for years now, we should get our first good look at the game in about a month's time. In a pos...   read

 
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This could be our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay

Some very naughty person uploaded the above video to YouTube that was quickly pulled by a copyright claim from EA, but not before someone could mirror it. The video looks to be showcasing a few graphical techniques used in the upcoming Mas...   read

 
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This BioWare Senior Editor is set to quit games industry for good

Senior editor, Cameron Harris, will be leaving BioWare - and the whole video game industry - next month. Harris has been in gaming since 2007 and worked with high-profile companies like Nintendo and Microsoft before joining BioWare to work ...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda will not arrive in 2016

I'm still not sold on Mass Effect: Andromeda. I loved Mass Effect 3 in spite of its ending (20 minutes can't ruin hours upon hours of great entertainment), but the continuation of this series hasn't done it for me yet. Maybe I'll ...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...   read

 
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The new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games will be released by March 2017

Looks like EA is in for a busy year, because we’re getting the new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games sooner than you might’ve thought. According to EA’s Q3 financial report, the company is planning to release a...   read

 
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Is this our first glimpse at the name of the Mass Effect: Andromeda protagonist?

The internet is full of really eagle-eyed geeks, the kind of people willing to freeze frame trailers that seemingly show off absolutely nothing and find nuggets of new information in them. Sometimes they are right on the money, other times ...   read

 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser is all filler

Happy "N7 Day," Mass Effect fans! I hope you can muster up some excitement for this teaser trailer, which is mostly a montage of old space footage with Commander Shepard (voiced by Jennifer Hale) putting a bookend on the original trilo...   read

 

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