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Original Mass Effect writer was surprised people wanted to bone Garrus

“Garrus blindsided me—but once we saw what fans wanted, we decided to deliver!” In a recent AMA on Reddit, lead writer on the first two Mass Effect games Drew Karpyshyn expressed surprise at people getting horny for Garrus. An important thing to consider when writing a story of any kind, is that if you make any kind of humanoid race that can bone, people will want to bone it. Characters like Garrus might not be to your taste, but plenty of people would happily bend over backwards for the turian, much to Karpyshyn’s surprise. “We always knew they’d come back…

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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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Mass Effect Legendary Edition comes to EA Play today

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Hello, Commander Shepard. Get ready to relive the legend of Commander Shepard with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition through EA Play. Bioware’s sci-fi RPG series is now available through the service, remastered, and in lovely 4K UHD. Available to all EA Play members, you can start playing the game through the Play List, and enjoy all it has to offer what with the visual enhancements, technical improvements and gameplay adjustments. If you have never played a Mass Effect game, you…

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More evidence Mass Effect: Legendary Edition could be coming Xbox Game Pass soon surfaces

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Following a listing on Polish Microsoft Store, more evidence has appeared that Effect: Legendary Edition could arrive on Xbox Game Pass soon Romance your shipmates, gain the loyalty of your companions and then get to work on those calibrations – we may soon get Mass Effect: Legendary Edition on Xbox Game Pass. We’ve already heard that BioWare and Microsoft may soon deploy the esteemed sci-fi trilogy of space operas on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC after the game…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition could be coming to Xbox Game Pass soon

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition could arrive on Xbox Game Pass soon if a listing from the Polish Microsoft Store is to be believed. Finish those calibrations, have a quick chat to your crew mates and get ready to set off on what could potentially be a suicide mission all over again, because it looks like Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be coming to Xbox Game Pass soon. Per Polish gaming site, XGP (via VGC), the esteemed sci-fi trilogy of space operas briefly popped up on the Polish Microsoft Store with a Game Pass badge, suggesting the collection of titles might…

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BioWare tease the return of the geth in the next Mass Effect game

Yesterday was N7 Day, an annual celebration of all things Mass Effect, and this year was a little quieter than the last. In 2020, BioWare revealed they were working on a brand new game in the series, but this year they looked back on the Mass Effect trilogy remasters that came out in May. I thought that was all they had in store until the very end of the day when they tweeted a new teaser poster for the next game, featuring a crater shaped like a giant geth head. Geth! Mass Effect trilogy villains! Get your goggles on, reader,…

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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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Our favourite games of 2021 so far

With 2021 marching on at a seemingly impossible pace, we thought it was high time we sat down in our virtual Treehouses to chat about the best games of the year we’ve played so far. 2021 has been an odd year for games. The first few months were front-loaded with some big meaty hitters after giving Cyberpunk 2077 a wide berth at the end of last year, while others have been pushed back even further into the depths of 2022. Indeed, a lot of the games we’re really looking forward to in 2021 are still hovering away on the horizon,…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has reminded me of the pain of glitched achievements

Is there anything worse than a glitched achievement? As I replay the trilogy in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, I’m doing something I haven’t really done in earnest for a long time: achievement hunting. Watch on YouTubeBack in the Xbox 360 era, I was more serious about this whole activity. I would regularly pick up 1000 Gamerscore in games I only liked a little bit – I was an achievement completionist. Sometimes, I’d seek out totally crap games with the sole aim of picking up their achievements. I’m pretty sure I even have that infamous Avatar game that shamefully lets you…

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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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Why do you all want to hump Garrus so much?

For those unaware, Garrus Vakarian is a kind of space-cop who joins your squad in the Mass Effect series. He’s a Turian, a race of aliens who look like spindly mummified cats made of pummice. The recent Mass Effect Legendary Edition means you can play the first Mass Effect and look at the mandibles on his face in higher definition. He’s also a potential love interest for a girl protagonist from Mass Effect 2 onwards. And Garrus appears to be a popular choice vis. alien smooching, much like how everyone just knows who is objectively the best Hollywood Chris. But…

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Shout out to whoever put together all the computer noises in Mass Effect

I wish there was a directory to look up developers that did specific things in games that I love. I know LinkedIn will list people’s jobs like Storyboard Artist or Narrative Designer, but one thing I’ve actually learned in this job is that these titles can mean wildly different things at different companies. And they’re not specific enough for my needs: I want one that goes “person who did the animation for the opening credits on Episode 4 of Tales From The Borderlands” or “absolute hero who wrote the character barks for Warcraft III“. I have been playing the Mass…

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The Weekspot podcast #038: Mako and play the whole thing

Do you like Mass Effect?… If you answered, “I, SPACEMAN,” then you probably already own the Legendary Edition and may find the conversation that happens in this week’s Weekspot redundant. If you checked the box that said, “the only renegade I know of is one-time WCW Television Champion, The Renegade, but I’d love to hear some chat on a remaster of a celebrated RPG trilogy,” then I’ve got just the podcast for you. 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