Bioware employees have been teasing quite a bit on their Twitter accounts recently, and here's something that I found rather interesting Ken Thain (cinematic director) at Bioware shared.
Maybe they're working on a trailer? Or possibly cutscenes? There's no way to tell but I hope we'll see something interesting about Mass Effect Next on E3 this year.
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I'm sure there's quite a bit of people that do wonder what's currently known about the next Mass Effect game. I'm here to sum up all the news and rumors that's been floating around the web the past 2-3 months about the next Mass Effect game.
The first thing that’s known about the next game is that the support for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 is being dropped, as a way to benefit the actual gameplay of the next Mass Effect game. Also, it was stated that Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be a template for the next Mass Effect game either. All of this was stated on the internet community Neogaf by the Bioware executive Aaryn Flynn.
Mass Effect: Next will also future a improved combat system, which kind of have been revealed by Bioware themselves o…Read more >
Yes, yes, I know, hear me out.
The so-called "Indoctrination Theory" holds in theory that Harbinger intruded Shepard's conscious mind via a seemingly advanced and overly elaborate indoctrination phase. Meaning; while our protagonist lied down in dust and rubble and blood, events occurring post "harbinger shot", as we will refer to for the sake of this blog, only exist in Cmmdr. Sheepherder's head, with Mr. Harper symbolizing Harby's Control and David Anderson representing Sheppy's subconscious fortitude (i.e. Destroy).
Now, taking all this in mind, where everything following the sudden white fade-in screen including Marauder Shields is Harbinger indoctrinating Shepard, we could very well conclude that Hammer Team failed to reach the beacon, and Ad…Read more >
Hi! So I downloaded some DLC last month for mass effect 3 on PS3. It never showed up so I figured I downloaded it too late into the game. Now I'm playing it again and I've just completeled the Geth Dreadnought mission and I still haven't received any messages. I've downloaded and installed them 3 times now, but when I head into the Downloaded Content menu there is nothing listed there. Anyone else have this problem and know how to fix it?? Thanks!Read more >
I've only recently played through the Mass Effect trilogy, though I was just as captivated by its depth and drama as many longtime fans of the series. I eagerly, though somewhat tentatively, await the next installment. I've heard from various sources that they plan to take the next part of the series in a whole new direction and with new staff leading the way, all of which cause me concern owing to the parallels they draw with some of our generation's most disappointing continuations of long-lauded artistic works.
I know not whether my trepidation is justified (I would be most grateful for enlightenment in that regard from a more knowledgeable member of the mass effect community), it simply seems as though mass effect was anothe…Read more >
For those who haven't seen it, animator Jonathan Cooper posted this today on Twitter:
"Ten years ago this month, my very first anim test for Mass Effect. Yup, Commander Shepard was originally a woman:"
(He clarifies in the comments that Shepard was always planned to be both male and female.)
I thought it was a nice bit of ME history that people here might enjoy.Read more >
According to reports, Shadow Realms has been delayed from a 2015 release to a 2017 release. I would say this is good for Mass Effect fans because 2015 will be able to be much more focused on promoting Mass Effect rather than on Shadow Realms. Some reports said that the game was completely cancelled, however it seem that the game is being rebooted instead to possibly include a full campaign mode rather than being multiplayer only. This will also most likely make this game new gen console and PC exclusive. I doubt this will have any effect on the Mass Effect release date, but as I stated earlier, I would guess that this will mean that more time will be spent promoting the game as BioWare will not have anything else coming out besides Dragon …Read more >
We know about the next Mass Effect, but I'm curious what else they may think of in the future. Although I'd like a sequel to Sonic Chronicles, lately I've been thinking of the possibility of something more original compared to what they've already worked on in the past.
What I have on my mind is something that combines feelings of magical fantasy and science fiction as one. Not necessarily elves in space, but magical artifacts and godly life forms that are known and located in space as they are in whatever substitute for Earth there is. Which, for some reason, makes me think that they should make a game that contains elements not so dissimilar to Dragon Ball (about the wish granting objects, planet brokering, and maybe Ki use) and Bionicle …Read more >
Not to get anyone's hopes up, but I was on Google looking for MEN updates, and I think I found something about the developers working around the clock to release a teaser or something before the holidays. Here's the link.  Anyone is welcome to share information here as long as it's relevant and appropriate.
Alright, haven't found a teaser, but I did find a piece of information that discussed the Mako and gave a suspected launch year of October 2016.
Found more pieces of information discussing voice actors for the protagonist and antagonist and a possible teaser or so at this year's E3 in Los Angeles June 16-18.Read more >
Hey everyone, not sure how many of you are DA fans. I know I'm not, but I was hoping someone on here would be and would let us know what the game is like. I would guess that BioWare will pull from it heavily as far as mechanics and physics go and this game's quality could foreshadow what we will be getting with the next Mass Effect. While I can read other reviews of the game, I would like to get the perspective on this game from someone who is a Mass Effect fan and a Dragon Age fan. Any input would be greatly appreciated.Read more >
"Many decisions await in life, none of them are easy"
Welcome to my blog about the mass effect 3 ending. Enjoy!
The mass effect 3 ending was very controversial and has become one of the most talked about endings in gaming history. People have their subjective opinions on the ending of mass effect 3. I agree with the fact that the first time you witness these endings you probably be angry but Personally I don't think the endings are bad at all. Wasn't the game built on difficult decisions? This ending was coming people. The more you see the endings the more your decisions make sense. So here is what i think of the endings below.
The destroy ending is a good choice even though its renegade for some odd reason. The benefits to this ending are c…Read more >
Hey, everyone. It has been a while since I talked about my fic series, Mass Foundations. So here we go.
Things have been really slow lately, since I haven't update my stories in a while. I have juggled some ideas. Unfortunately, I can't share them yet because...
I'm rewriting the first story, Redemption in the Stars. It's a WIP, but I'll show you the intro and the other chapters so far. I'll edit this blog post as I go along.
Also, I have the character sheets for the Courier and Eric Grimes, the protagonists of Redemption in the Stars and A New Day respectively.
If you want to leave ideas, suggestions, etc., leave a comment here.
Please stay on topic. Be courteous and excellent to each other. Don't discriminate based on sexuality, gender, race, etc, …
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Sorry it was late, I considered doing it back on November 7th, when the first game was released back in 2007. Anyway, since then, we know more information about the next Mass Effect game, including:
Aaryn Flynn expressed interest in making a current-gen version of the trilogy for the Xbox One and the PS4. He conducted a poll on NeoGAF to find ideas such as
- 1080p 60fps support, high-res textures - especially on Mass Effect 1
- Inclusion of all DLC (One user suggested the DLCs should be implemented organically, so it can be available at appropriate points in each story)
- A 'seamless experience' so each game flows into one another without needing to import saves
One of the users on NeoGAF suggested an overhaul on ME1's combat mechanics to make it mor…Read more >
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Hi everyone, since we don't have a Mass Effect 4 article yet, I thought I'd blog here about the announcements made by Bioware this N7 Day.
- Introducing Some Dev Team Leads for the Next Mass Effect
So the lead writer on the next game is Halo 4's Chris Schlerf, who's been on board since last year: Mac Walters now has the position of creative director. Mike Gamble's back as producer, no surprise there.
IGN also posted concept art. They look really gorgeous and evocative, and the Omni-tool seems to have gotten a flashy upgrade.Read more >
Hey guys. Well…I've still been trying to fill the void in my heart since late 2013 when I pretty much exhausted every possible playable option for the mass effect games. I was wondering if any of you all have played destiny and if it resembles Mass Effect in any way. From the Commercials it seems similar but I wanted to see if any of you had played it and if you think it is a worthwhile and engrossing rpg shooter. Thanks guys!Read more >
well, it's probably fair game to critique all ME comics released so far based on their visual merit. everything's been said and whined about the stories, Mass Effect: Foundation is complete, and as of this writing only the omnibus collection is on scheduled release.
been planning for a long time to make this, but more important things just kept getting in the way. the day i release this is the day i finally felt like, "fuck it. artists: the good, the bad, the ugly - now or never." i'm not counting interactives like genesis and genesis 2.
- colorist: everything
first off, let's begin with the dark horse guy who got coloring credit for all comics to date (incidentally, also because he's first in an alpha order list).
for the most part, he knows ho…
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Bunch of Commands:
Exit - Exits the game
at entrymenu - loads Main Menu ("press any key to continue" screen)
restartlevel - restarts mission
SaveGame DEBUGNAME - makes new save (in current career) with your description(DEBUGNAME) (CASE SENSITIVE!).
LoadGame DebugName - loads saves which was made by console command in current carrier.
QuickSave - Make quicksave
QuickLoad - Do quickload
God - Toggle on/Off god mode
ENABLEPOWERCOOLDOWN 0 - Instant cooldown for all powers
ENABLEPOWERCOOLDOWN 1 - Cancels intant cooldown
ENABLEDAMAGE 0 - Disables AI and player damage
ENABLEDAMAGE 1 - Enables AI and player damage
Damage TargetName xxx - deals xxx amount of standart damage to target
damage self 100 - damages…
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Well, Gamespot posted this video about the Mass Effect multiplayer a few hours ago. While I agree with some of its points, I really disagree with two of them. The first is that Mass Effect should have more playable protagonists in the single player mode. This would be a huge mistake. Mass Effect is the only RPG where the playable character is the favorite character for the majority of the players. I think allowing you to play as a bunch of different characters in the game would be a bad idea because the connection formed with the playable character wouldn't be as strong and the story would suffer because of it. Too many people fall into the idea that the more characters you have, the better the story is. Personally, I think that is false. …Read more >
I'm not dismissing the thought that it was good, I'm just disappointed that it has no real effect on ME3 other than War Assets. Does anyone think that it was important?Read more >
I have an imagination and I like using it, but I admit I needed inspirations to make some of squadmates I'd like to have in ME Next. I have no ideas for names, so I'll use nicknames.
- Jackal - tech and combat powers user- A vorcha hunter with sleeveless jacket full of old knives and poison darts. He's a notorius hunter, not bounty or head hunter, he hunts for beasts. He eats meat of his prey and sells their bones as trophies, but the most unique ones he keeps for himself. To hunt them he develops various traps and that's his favorite method of hunting. He joins N7 hero to hunt new beasts.
- Bomber - offensive engineer- An alliance male Engineer specialized in explosives. He enjoys blowing up his targets, more powerful explosion then more specta…
So, I've been seeing stuff about this new BioWare IP called Shadow Realms. Does anyone know much about it? From what I've seen it doesn't look like my kind of game, but I'll withhold judgment until I know more.Read more >
Hi all, and welcome to the first (and possibly only) blog of me, the writer, of this blog. As I was casually browsing the internet looking for suitable mods for Star Wars: Battlefront II, I discovered a wonderous and quite frankly exciting mod by the name of Mass Effect: Unification. I haven't seen many of you mention it, being ME-related and whatnot, but sweet bejeebus does it look rather amazeballs. And before I go any further, NO I am not the mod-maker in disguise shamelessly plugging his creation on an unrelated wiki (actually, now that I mention that, I've questioned whether there is any point in me writin- yes there is) and NO I am not affiliated with him/her or any team members of the mod. I just thought it deserved the attention of…Read more >
Rules from my last blog post apply here since this about the news: be civil and excellent to each other. No name-calling, complaining, insults, flaming, resorting to racist/sexist/-ist slurs, etc. And that includes speculation. If you don't want to follow these rules, look somewhere else.
Quoted from Polygon:
BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has left the company after 16 years, according to a post on the BioWare blog, to move on to "a new stage" of his career.
Hudson was the executive producer of the Mass Effect series at BioWare. He started his career at BioWare as a technical artist on Neverwinter Nights and MDK2, and served as project director on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
"After what already feels like a lifetime of ext…Read more >
Its been bugging me for years and I really have no one to talk to about this. I want to talk about one of the more, controversial topics of Mass Effect: The Justification of the Genophage.
On forums, the wiki and even in fanfictions, I hear a lot about how the Genophage was wrong and that the Citadel Council should have never used it in the first place. Let's flashback several hundred years in the past to a certain event called the Rachni Wars. Near the end of the Rachni Wars, the Salarians uplifted the Krogan, a violent species that turned their own homeworld to a desolate wasteland, in order to fight the Rachni. Soon after that, the Salarians let the Krogan loose in the galaxy unchecked. Not long after, the Krogan started overpopulati…Read more >
Well, in case you missed it, Casey Hudson left BioWare today. I doubt that this really affects the next game at all, especially since it seems that they are taking the series in a different direction and really have little need for advice from the "old guard". I do think this change does open the door for something that would be great for a potential rerelease of the ME trilogy on the new consoles. Everyone knows that Casey Hudson was one of the masterminds of the ending of ME3. Now that he is gone, it is possible for a rerelease of the game to have a new, more satisfying ending. This would be the ultimate slap in the face to him and it couldn't have been done if he was still with the company. I know that a new ending would be incredibly u…Read more >
Bioware hosted an exciting Mass Effect 4 panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con. The company unveiled new concept art, video, and details.
You can view the full panel below. Also be sure to check out Nord Ronnoc's awesome "What We Know So Far" Blog!Read more >
Decided to make this after Nord's insults to my maturity.
I know it's been a year since the last DLC came and that it's a big "if" over whether they can make rereleases in a few years, but I've been thinking if they had taken into account every possibility over the whole series. Take Virmire for example. I know they wanted to make a serious scenario, but I mostly prefer having a balanced squad throughout the series. Seven in ME1, thirteen in 2, and nine to eleven in 3. My idea is that at the same time Ash and Kaidan were in trouble, Saren's central command at his base was discovered and Shepard had an opportunity to ignore to save one their friends or divide their squad in three if Wrex was kept alive. While the aliens go in pairs to rescue…Read more >
After some thinking, I decided to share what has been on my mind lately. I know it's very speculative to the point of being nearly wild, but I've seen and heard of a lot of Science fiction stuff doing crazy stuff before.
The game starts concurrently with the first attack on Eden Prime. While the Normandy heads to fight the geth, an Alliance dreadnought carrying a lot of Alliance Marines, captured criminals of diverse races, like a krogan (from the commentary), and at least one former Alliance Marine turned aligned mercenary (the playable character) to either the Citadel or Arcturus Station for a trial when some unexpected wormhole appears sucking their ship in.
Emerging from the other side, the dreadnought and it's passengers find themselves…Read more >
Ever since the panel at San Diego Comic Con has started, we haven't gotten much information lately. However, sites like Reddit and Twitter have been leaking out information. Slowly but surely. Here's what I found so far. I'll add more in time, so keep an eye out for any information.
- @masseffect #SDCC - Bioware Edmonton and BioWare Montreal are both committed to making a great game -MG
- @masseffect #SDCC - There have always been challenges (going game to game) - (attempting to make) a spiritual successor -MG
- @masseffect #SDCC - Frostbite engine has allowed the team to do a lot more than ever before.
- @masseffect #SDCC - on multiplayer - It was born out of the idea of playing as various races in the ME universe.
- @masseffect #SDCC - gender…
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Can someone some up mass effect 3 for me and what happened to everyone I played 1 and 2 but never got 3Read more >
Ok now here's question that I've been wondering ever since I learned that you can bypass wrex when he finds out you sabotaged the genophage cure using Mass effect leviathan terminals. The question is if you successfully bypass Wrex as outlined on the quest page for Priority Citadel III, do you still keep the krogan war assets you would normally lose by sabotaging the cure with Wrex as leader?
Without actually testing it myself it would seem plausible since he still appears before you on Earth and since Wrex isn't dead, it would seem like krogan forces don't fragment and weaken your total war assets.
the second question is if you bypass wrex using this method and he appears before you on earth as if the genophage was actually cured does it af…Read more >
Mass Effect: Next is comming and I wish there were some improvements.
- I want to feel the game is more an RPG than shooter. I felt each new game is more a shooter and less an rpg.
- If the protagonist has to be N7, then may each class has various power sets and proper armors like N7 characters in ME3 Earth DLC.
- Volus companion or drell companion or batarian companion, but I still like quarians.
- Interrupts present in ME2 and ME3 replaced by dialogue wheel with time limit, so I could know what am I going to do. When I used paragon interrupt in Zaeed's mission I expected just to scold him, not to hit him.
- Negotiations as proper choice of words not just charisma vel reputation. It would make conversations more realistic and seeking middle ground harde…
Engineers don't usually get to spray the room with bullets a la Rambo, but they can win battles in their own sneaky way. This post is just a personal collection of my favourite Engineer moments, taken from ME, ME2 and ME3, on Insanity mode. Updates will be on-going.
Tech powers didn't play as much of a part in my playing style in Mass Effect as they did in the later games. It was satisfying going through mostly with a pistol and (on later playthroughs) a sniper rifle, although Electronics and Damping certainly got used a lot in close quarters. In ME2 especially, however, I went through several missions without firing a single shot. Other missions, containing enemies that tried to flank me, required the occasional single headshot to fin…
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Just thought I'd post this here, Mike Gamble and some other devs are doing a panel on the next Mass Effect game at SDCC in late July:
Saturday, July 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect
Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it's like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise. Panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble(producer), Noel Lukasewich (senior artist), and Jessica Merizan (community manager), share their experiences in shaping the next Mass Effect game with new possibilities while staying true to t…Read more >
OK so here's the deal.according to the released trailer,we'll be having another N7 associated character.now, by the end of ME3, we see a break down of all galactic synthetic technologies, which we can assume will lead to a break down of governing systems. so if we're having N7 again,what does it mean for game's timeline? is it in the past,or some future when damages are repaired and a galactic society is restored.and if so,how is it that the N7 program has survived? Ideas people?Read more >
As I said before, I think I like Mass Effect out of all the RPGs I know for it's good story, music, direct combat, tasteful romances, clear morality guide, and the possibility to find favorable options. To me, Fire Emblem is okay, The Witcher among other things is interesting, Fable is good, while Mass Effect is great. What do any of you think? Please be civil.Read more >
Mass Effect (Spoiler Free)
Hello and welcome to my mass effect review for xbox 360, now i got this game in December 2013. Yeah im very late, however i have finished all the mass effect games and i absolutely love them.
Beginning: Mass Effect starts of with with ambassador Udina and Anderson talking about the new spectre candidate Shepard, in one of the most amazing intros i have ever seen. You start on board the Normandy and interact and find information by having conversations with other Characters, which is a very cool feature.
Story: The story is about Shepard and her/his depending on which gender you choose to be,is about a rouge spectre called Saren, a turian hell bent on destroying humanity and releasing a ancient race called the reape…Read more >
OK i think we have reached this conclusion many times over that mass effect universe's wiki deserves a lot more attention and much more activity, and since I'm too lazy to think about ideas! or too short on time to follow any of the ideas I don't actually have,I'd say let's put our heads together,and think of a few ways that we can try to give mass effect the attention it deserve,and see how we can carry them out.so don't be shy,let's hear what you guys think and what you think we can do for our wiki.
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- A good, compelling story.
- A compelling premise. ME3 was the first and only game that I stood line for at a midnight launch. I did that not for graphics or gameplay but to experience the Reaper War. By comparison, my biggest problem with Dragon Age II was that there was no real impetus tying everything together. Have a real purpose that goes beyond just being a day in the life.
- Emotion. Mass Effect has made me laugh, given me goosebumps, and almost made me cry. I want more of that.
- Great characters. One of the biggest draws about Mass Effect and Dragon Age is in the interesting characters that you fall in love with.
- Dialogue. Mass Effect is full of great lines from the funny, to the badass, to the epic, to the touching, to t…
- A good, compelling story.
See here. Note that the video also includes footage from the new IP as well. What do you think?
Some things I've noticed:
Prothean pyramids? They certainly don't look like Egyptian pyramids (other than shape. This is the first time I've seen three Prothean pyramids together. There's also light coming from them. I get the feeling this is a new world or at least a new part of an existing world.
"To go somewhere new." Also a shot of an updated version of system navigation. I really like how the navigation looks in terms of movement, placement of celestial bodies, etc.
Our new hero? Note the N7 logo. This seems to contradict the statements that you will not be a military character. This also really narrows down the timelin…Read more >
E3 2014 begins Tuesday. Wikipedia has a list of games that are supposed to be showcased. Which one's are you excited about or at least interested in? I'm interested in the following games:
- Mass Effect 4 (not listed but rumored)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Quantum Break
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Mortal Kombat X
- Batman Arkham Knight
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Update: Teaser trailer for Mass Effect 3 has been released. See my blog.
Really good article here on the topic Why Mass Effect Is The Most Important Science Fiction Universe Of Our Generation. I'm down with that! Also, I love the term "pop bioethics". PlasmaVentingInProgress (talk) 21:10, June 1, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Although the actual interest in a collective reading of the novels didn't reflect the impression from the initial blog and chat responses, the MEBC still draws breath! The discussion of Ascension took place in chat only, but we would like to announce the start of Retribution in case anyone would like to hop on board.
Retribution introduces Kai Leng and deals with events directly referenced in Mass Effect 3, such as the gruesome Reaper tech implantations we get a glimpse of in Priority: Horizon. Retribution also offers insight into the (master)minds of Aria T'Loak and The Illusive Man, and further expands on Anderson and Kahlee's history.
The first passage comprises everything up to chapter 7, i.e. the prologue and chapters 1 through 6. We wil…Read more >
Greetings Mass Effect Community,
Wikia is excited to announce our E3 2014 coverage. All week long, Wikia and several Wikia Stars will be representing you the fans at the most exciting video game show in the world. We want to include you every step of the way, starting with bringing your fan questions to the show along with us. What are you excited to see most at E3? If we get a chance to speak to the developers and publishers of your favorite games, what do you want us to ask them? We can't promise we will be able to ask all of your questions, but we will do our best to get you heard by the creators themselves. Let us know your questions in the comments below and be sure to let us know what you want to see most at this year's E3.
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Enter Shepard, who, sometime during two shuttle flights and a chat with TIM, has apparently utterly forgotten how to fight.
"Urgh! Argh! Eeeaarrgh!"
"Do you hear that?" Jacob asks, displaying a finely-honed sense of both timing and mockery. "Sounds like FENRIS Mechs."
Shepard does not, in fact, hear anything through the red haze of impending death, but gets the gist through subtitles.
"Please cease your hostile behaviour," a LOKI mech requests politely, shooting Shepard several times.
"Urgh! Argh! Eeeaarrgh!"
Shepard zooms in, fires Overload at the LOKI mech, then fires her heavy pistol until the clip runs out. There is progress: she is sure the red crosshairs appear once or twice.
The LOKI mech stu…Read more >