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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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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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Mass Effect TV series “nearing a deal” at Amazon

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a Mass Effect TV series based on BioWare’s iconic RPG series. It looks like Commander Shepard is soon going to have a favourite TV on the Citadel. According to a new report, Amazon Studios is “nearing a deal” to develop a Mass Effect TV series based on BioWare’s iconic role-playing series. In case Amazon’s Lord of the Rings, and Wheel of Time…

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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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New Mass Effect teaser image hints at the return of the Geth

BioWare has revealed a new teaser for the next Mass Effect game that seems to hint at the return of an alien species from the original trilogy; the Geth. It’s been a quiet N7 day, but at least developer Bioware offered us something on the day that all Mass Effect fans hold dear: another look at something new from the upcoming game. It’s been nearly a year since we first saw a teaser for the next chapter in the Mass Effect universe, which was shown off originally during The Game Awards 2020. Next to nothing is known and about the…

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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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Mass Effect writer explains why the movie adaptation never got off the ground

As you know, there was a Mass Effect movie in the works at one point, but apparently, things didn’t pan out, according to Bioware.Speaking with Business Insider, Mass Effect writer Marc Walters said during the scriptwriting process, the team felt it was “always fighting the IP.”Watch on YouTube“What story are we going to tell in 90 to 120 minutes? Are we going to do it justice?” stated Walters. When the film version seemed scrapped, it was suggested a TV adaptation would work best, but it too never materialized, but not for “lack of trying.” Walters believes an episodic series is…

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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…