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Mass Effect, Played Without Firing A Single Shot

Regardless of what class you play in Mass Effect, one of the biggest tools in your arsenal are your guns. The game expects you to use them every once in a while, sometimes in combination with your other skills. But this isn’t stopping someone from going through all the games in the franchise entirely without guns.


The Real Commander Shepard Reads Us All A Bedtime Story

*Yawn*. Been a long day, no? Lots of GamesCom news. Time to hit the hay. But before we do, let’s settle in and let the actual Commander Shepard, aka Jennifer Hale, read us all a story. A dramatic story.


You'll Hate The Ending To Mass Effect's Honest Trailer

Video: If I came away with anything from this spoiler-heavy Honest Game Trailer for the Mass Effect trilogy, it’s that I would have probably enjoyed the games more had they been titled “Battletoad and the Space Jesus”.


Mass Effect Visionary Leaves BioWare

Casey Hudson, project director on games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the whole friggin’ Mass Effect series, has left BioWare. Most recently he was heading up a new series for the role-playing powerhouse. Damn.


Worlds Collide: Pokemon Vs Final Fantasy, Dragon Age Vs Mass Effect

Artist Andrew Ryan, who it’s safe to say is a fairly huge BioWare fan, has a portfolio full of amazing images. Images that are a crossover fanfic writer’s dream.


Maybe This Hand-Drawn Mass Effect 3 Box Art Is The Best One

It’s always a bit difficult to gauge the legitimacy of such things, e.g. whether a store employee stuck this on this GameStop shelf just long enough to take a picture or whatever. Either way I’m amused by this ugliness, as a Mass Effect guy.


Comic-Con Video Shows Bits And Pieces Of The Next Mass Effect

There’s another Mass Effect coming. We don’t know a lot about it yet. But now we can finally see some of what’s going into Bioware’s next sci-fi game.


Mass Effect Statue Captures Liara's Most Endearing Qualities

Two features attracted me to Asari researcher Liari T’soni in the original Mass Effect — her powerful biotics, and those adorable blue freckles. Gaming Heads’ upcoming 19-inch statue captures both perfectly.


Some Folks Think A Doctor Who Character Looks Very Mass Effect

On the left, here’s a character from the new series of Doctor Who. Does he look at all familiar? Maybe he’s, ahem, calibrating your memory?


Video Games Didn't Make Me Gay, But They Did Make Me Proud

I wish that the first time I had sex with a man had been in a video game. Instead, it was the second. And he really wasn’t a man at all, so much as a bundle of pixels and sprites.