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Austin Powers is back in Mass Effect, yeah baby!

The wag behind videos editing Austin Powers into Mass Effect and Mr Bean into Cyberpunk 2077 has returned to the shagadelic font. Just as Shepherd was reborn for Mass Effect 2, Powers rises again in the new video retelling BioWare’s sci-fi RPG sequel with England’s greatest secret agent. It remains funny and silly and an unexpectedly good fit. Read more

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RPS Time Capsule: the games worth saving from 2010

Welcome to The RPS Time Capsule, a new monthly feature we’re putting together where every member of the RPS editorial team picks their favourite, bestest best game from a specific year and tells us why that game above all else deserves to be preserved in our freshly minted time pod. It might be that it’s the best example of its genre, or it contains a valuable lesson for future generations. This month, we’re travelling back to rescue eight games from 2010, and cor, what a good year that was. Too bad almost all of them will end up in the…

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If Amazon make a Mass Effect TV show, Liara should be the main character

Amazon Studios are “nearing a deal” to develop a TV series based on Mass Effect, according to a recent Deadline report. Excellent stuff. I’m all for it! If Mass Effect were to be adapted into anything, I’d much rather it be a potentially long-running series rather than a film so it has enough time to establish its excellent sci-fi setting. However, we need to talk about what story Amazon could potentially take from the games. To me, it seems likely they’d follow the trilogy, which I reckon is the right move. But I don’t think we need to see more…

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Austin Powers spliced into Mass Effect makes a disturbingly good Shepard

The geth have begun launching seemingly random attacks on human colonies. Rumours are circling that ancient machines will soon emerge from darkspace. There is only one man equipped to deal with these threats: Intergalactic Man Of Mystery, Austin Powers. Someone has made a video editing Mike Myers’ 60s spy into Mass Effect and I’m astounded at how well it works. I don’t know what else to say. This is Mass Effect in its ultimate form. Please watch it, it’s the best minute I’ve spent all week. Read more

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You can use console commands in the Mass Effect remaster now

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition has been out for nearly two weeks now, and modders are already making some handy changes to the remastered version of BioWare’s space RPG trilogy. Someone has made a mod that lets players bring up the in-game console in the ME1 and ME2 remaster, allowing them to give themselves a cheeky XP or Paragon/Renegade points boost, clip out of bounds, and even add in items and powers. Read more

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Mass Effect actors and writers partied up for a super sweet reunion chat

In celebration of the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition release, a big group of the trilogy’s voice actors, writers, and producers got together to answer questions from fans and tell old stories over the weekend. Spearheaded by femshep voice Jennifer Hale herself, you can also hear the voices of dudeshep, Tali, Liara, Joker, Samantha and more all together in the same nostalgia-ridden video call. There’s talk of the developers’ kids now playing the games for the first time, actors hugging lots of fans, and getting a little emotional in the recording booth. It was honestly just swell to hear the team…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition already has some handy FOV and utility mods

The snazzy new packaged up and fancied up version of the original Mass Effect trilogy is now out, so I imagine there are plenty of you who clocked double digit hours into it over the weekend. As they do, modders spent the weekend remastering the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition even further. There are a good handful of mods available for the new edition already, utilities and reshade presets and all. Read more

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Mass Effect 3 remaster swaps out Tali’s stock photo face

Striking up a romantic relationship with a character in Mass Effect 3 will earn you a lovely picture of their face that sits on the desk in Commander Shepard’s quarters. It’s a nice touch, but for Tali romancers it’s particularly special, because it means you actually get to see her face without her helmet on. Unfortunately, in the old ME3, that picture of Tali was a stock photo of a model edited to look a bit alien. But now in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, BioWare have swapped it out for a much more “realistic” pic. Read more

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Mass Effect’s graphical remaster is more than lens flare – but does it look better?

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has the tough job of upgrading the visual appearance of games originally built to run at 720 or 1080p on an Xbox 360. That’s a mammoth task even if it was just one game and not the entire Mass Effect trilogy. A new trailer and blog post on the remaster’s official site breaks down how BioWare went about upscaling 30,000 textures, and shows exactly how the results look. Read more

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition – check out the official remastered comparison trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 20:22 GMT BioWare has released a comparison video showing off the differences between the original Mass Effect trilogy and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.In the comparison video, you get an in-depth look at the visual upgrades you’ll see when Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases next month.Watch on YouTubeLooking at the side-by-side comparison, you can plainly see some of the improvements made to the environment, characters, and visual effects.You can expect improved material and particle effects, better skin rendering, and more realistic surface response. All textures have been enhanced or remade, 3D models are more…

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Mass Effect remaster will bring first game more in line with its sequels

I’ve twice tried to get into the Mass Effect series and both times I’ve given up a few hours into the first game. ‘That’s where it starts to get good!’ my friends tell me, while also saying that Mass Effect 2 fixed a lot of the first game’s problems. I’m therefore pleased to learn of how Mass Effect Legendary Edition will tweak the first game to make it more consistent with its sequels. A new blog post on the RPG remaster’s official site goes into detail on how they’re tuning combat, boss fights and the Mako “without outright scrapping the…

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BioWare outlines changes you can expect with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition team at BioWare has outlined details on what to expect in the remaster.These outlined changes to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition include gameplay tuning, rebalancing, and more.Alongside the aforementioned, you can expect additional gameplay improvements to all three titles, the Mako for Mass Effect, and Galaxy at War rebalancing for Mass Effect 3.With combat tuning, BioWare said it wanted to make the experience better across the board, but not change what fans have come to love about the games.In the first Mass Effect, accuracy, including reticle bloom and weapon sway, has been tuned across all…

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Fox News controversy impacted Mass Effect 2’s non-straight relationships

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 19:26 GMT Tweaks were made to stop the game’s audience facing further criticism, apparently.Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally intended to be pansexual, but BioWare cut down non-straight romances over concerns of negative media coverage.Speaking to The Gamer, Mass Effect 2 writer Brian Kindregan said that the decision to only allow Jack to be romanceable if users were playing as a male Commander Shephard occurred later in development. This came in the wake of a Fox News report in 2007 debating the depiction of sex in the sci-fi RPG.That Jack was initially intended…