Casey Hudson announced today that he will be taking a "much needed break" and will be moving on from BioWare after a near 16-year stint with the studio.

BioWare Studio General Manager Aaryn Flynn released a blog post to thank Hudson for his time with them and remember his many contributions including being project director of 2003's game of the year Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and leading the development of the award winning Mass Effect trilogy.

Possibly the most iconic gam...

BioWare Montreal is developing the next Mass Effect game, which allows player to explore new areas of space on their new consoles.

“Imagine what we can do now with new consoles and amazing software,” said BioWare. “It looks fantastic.”

When the development for the net Mass Effect started, EA started by asking what the fans wanted. At the top of the list was "somewhere new, and to move froward".

During EA's press conference, BioWare showed off a new hero character in the next Mass Eff...

We all know that songs can make or break a game and really determine how you feel about it. It also determines whether or not you want to play it more or less and that can really help or hurt a franchise. We all know that Final Fantasy and Mario are known for their soundtracks but there is much more out there. Check out the Top 5 from the SpawnFirst Staff.

Whether you still live with your parents or you have moved out, we have all had that one roommate where you have wanted to tie them up in the closet for a week or two just to get them to go away and to shut up. On the other end of the spectrum, you may have met that roommate who is ideal, perfect, and amazing, which some people have had the pleasure to live with.

Quoting a few lines from Commander Shepard's last letter to the Normandy SR-2 crew - We humans may be a fairly young species, but we have bravery in abundance and never give up hope. We stood as one, bled as one, died as one and most importantly we conquered as one..We don't ask to be heroes, sometimes it just turns out that way.

Another week, another Twinfinite Discusses. We haven’t changed clothes. Look, let’s move past that part. Let’s focus on the bigger issues that you all sent to us: what is the key to true equal representation in video games? We talked a lot about Mass Effect for that one, it’s pretty flawless. Other topics include video games in libraries, what genres need massive overhauls, and my tiny dinosaur arms. See you next Tuesday!

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get presents. Although Christmas bonuses may be almost inexistent by now, you can still grab some awesome stuff to gift yourself or your player 2. There are few greater pleasures for a gamer than unboxing a collector’s edition and that’s why we gathered the best 15 CE for less than $60.00 USD each.

This time I’ve picked 10 games that you won’t regret buying, ever. Not only in terms of gameplay, but story and presentation wise they worth every penny you spent on them. Let’s not waste time and check out the top 10 games you can buy without hesitation.

Well, there you have it, do with the information provided what you must and pray the goddesses for fresh information anytime soon. We've analyzed the series and try to give our very own predictions regarding Mass Effect 4 and what could it be about.

This week on Gamespot News Top 5; Battlefield 4 will have head-tracking via Kinect, Infinity Ward try to settle the graphic quality dispute, rumours emerge regarding the new World of Warcraft expansion pack, Microsoft bite back at Sony by confirming CD playback and we see the first images of the upcoming Mass Effect.

"Following a successful run at import stockists the Mass Effect: Foundation comic book series is now available in the UK. The first issue is available now, with subsequent issues set to be published on a monthly basis."

"Mass Effect is one of the biggest sci-fi gaming franchises in existence at the moment and has been touted as the Star Wars of our generation by many. If that's true then Mass Effect fans everywhere could be in for some rough times in the near future."

For the author a sequel seems the optimal option for Mass Effect 4 as it will not only attend to players’ demands, as it will give continuity to a fantastic world, full of exhilarating content and never-ending surprises.

GG3 doesn't find their content on the regular forums this time. No, today on Reddit, people were blindsided from a whole different angle. Still, it's kind of amazing to see the skill that was put in some of these moving pictures that could come straight out of a game sex scene, if it was allowed to be more pornographic.

A fan of Mass Effect 3? Then this Pistol Replica might be for you!

"Masterfully sculpted and painted by the artisans at TriForce, the ME3 full-scale replica is the most authentic representation of this weapon available on the market. It is hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality."

"Launching as the last addition to the popular ship replica series for the Mass Effect videogame franchise, the SX3 Alliance Fighter is available to purchase from today. Sculpted and produced by Dark Horse, the SX3 Alliance Fighter is a brand new version of one of the most recognisable ships in their range."

Ryan Johnson | GoozerNation

Some love it, some hate it: many "hit titles" for the Wii U are actually games for the PS3 or Xbox 360 that came out last year. Either they think that it's a cheap cop out, or they think it's a great way to get a complete edition of a game with enhanced controls. Here are a few games that could use a remake or reboot that could take advantage of the Wii U's unique GamePad controls.

Bioware’s Mac Walters has provided some details in regards to his current and past works including the upcoming “Mass Effect 4” in addition to the “Mass Effect 3” ending.

"Camilla Luddington, who plays Lara Croft, the iconic action heroine in the new Tomb Raider videogame, will be meeting fans and talking about her role as the intrepid Lara on the Saturday and Sunday of Europe’s biggest comic con. Luddington will join a line-up including the stars of Once Upon a Time, cast and crew from Steven Spielberg’s Fallen Skies, famed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe and Mass Effect star Mark Meer." reports on some more great deals. Green Man Gaming is having a big sale that cuts prices of EA titles like Mass Effect and Need For Speed down to single digits! Unfortunately, customers outside of the US are treated to false advertising, as prices indicated do not reflect the real purchase value.

The next “Mass Effect” video game, which may be called “Mass Effect 4,” could include the cooperative online multiplayer mode that first appeared in “Mass Effect 3.”

RealGamerNewz has kept track of an awfully long list of player-based complaints against the company EA recently and we are proud to see EA COO Peter Moore state how well he and his company believe they can "Do Better".

GG3 picks up on a massive sale from online webstore Discounts range from anywhere from old PSP/PS2 games to classics like Fallout and more recent titles like Tomb Raider or God of War: Ascension. Don't forget that there are accessories like headsets as well. Also, depending on where you live, shipping is free!

"Sideshow Collectibles has today released the Commander Shepard Premium Format figure based on the popular videogame title, Mass Effect 3. Each piece is hand painted and finished, depicting the mercurial Commander Shepard with stunning attention to detail."

Developer Bioware has posted a new update in regards to the multiplayer downloadable content for the multiplatform the action role-playing video game, “Mass Effect 3.”

"TriForce has today released the officially licensed Mass Effect 3: M-3 Predator Full Scale Replica. A Limited Edition of six hundred pieces worldwide, this authentic piece of videogame history doesn’t come cheap: in fact, you’d probably need to rob a bank with an M-3 Predator to be able to afford the M-3 Predator Full Scale Replica."

Micro transactions are a product of this gaming generation along with freemium and day one dlc. Does any of this benefit gamers? Could there be a better way to get gamers’ money, say free single player DLC? What will gamers see in the next generation?

"For as much as people complain about EA's digital distribution service, Origin, there sure are a lot using it -- perhaps it's because there is really no other choice. Either way, Origin now boasts more than 39 million registered, Electronic Arts confirmed during their Q3 Earnings Conference Call. Over two million gamers have registered in January alone."

Publisher Electronic Arts has revealed the list of free games they will be offering to “SimCity” players as a result of the online sever issues that plagued the launch of the city-simulation video game.

In the latest RGN Podcast we discuss the Xbox 720's speculative launch titles as well as the progress being made by Mr. Fob with incoming updates to the Mass Effect 3 Ending Mod in addition to discussion of what happened with EA vs the SimCity Offline Mod. gets several reports from EA and Maxis about SimCity today. On one hand, they're very sorry about the troubled launch and offer one game out of a nice package of AAA titles, such as Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 or even the new Dead Space 3 for $0, absolutely free. On the other hand, they're boasting over a million sales.

"Following the release of the much-debated Bishoujo Liara T’Soni Statue last year, Kotobukiya continues its line of Bishoujo statues from the Mass Effect series with a red-headed, Female Commander Shepard. Based on a new interpretation by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita, this new statue is available to purchase from today."

Tristan runs through some incredible gaming memories you may all share and love as much as us in this segment detailing the top Moments in a video game that make you feel like you're the man!

The RealGamerNewz crew presents an exclusive interview with the mass effect 3 happy ending mod creator Mr.Fob! We discuss how the unofficial happy ending mod came together and what he hopes to implement in future versions.

RealGamerNewz reporter Tristan Werbe of the Tristan's Twisted World channel bring forth ideas of Mass Effect 4 that are currently being discussed by Bioware and their fans, speculation on the titles continues.

RealGamerNewz takes a moment to review the Mass Effect 3's ending response from fans and what it has taught gamers after the release of the recent Citadel DLC and the fan response to that as well.

RealGamerNewz staff member Tristan reviews Mass Effect 3 and all of its Downloadable Content for the Tristan's Twisted World segment of the site in which his uncensored opinions and overall score are delivered.

RealGamerNewz doesn't stop or scare easily. No matter what there is to report, if its based on reality and we have a good fix on the truth of the matter we will report it. The major news is scared to make these connections and wants you to feel ridiculed for noticing what they are putting in the games now. Look and be your own judge though instead of letting others dictate your opinion, that includes us! See for your self!

Mass Effect 3's storyline, changed at the last minute, may have originally had more in mind than it was allowed to say. Check out this article which discusses the cut content and what gamers should know about its meanings, as they may have been the original message the work delivered to the player's psyche.

What was a mere speculation became a reality with the expansion's release. Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC is mostly about a friendly social gathering, where players assuming Commander Shepard’s role can throw an epic party and have fun with every crew member who is still alive in the story.

The RGN Team gets together as we conclude our discussion of EA Popping Mass Effect 3′s Bad Ending Cherry and our Citadel DLC impressions and if it was a good send off for the series. Warning: spoilers for Mass Effect 3: Citadel begin at the 23 minute mark. Only listen from than on if you have already played and completed the DLC or have no plans to play it. sifts through the ton of releases that drop today, as probably the biggest date in 2013 so far. If you're unsure just where to spend your hard earned coin, then let this piece help you out.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” “Diablo 3” and “Mass Effect 3” are three of the most hated video games that were released in 2012, according to a report.

Tristan’s Twisted World of exclusive RealGamerNewz fame brings forth an article for Bioware and EA fans of the sci-fi role playing title Mass Effect 3 dissecting the symbolism found relating the characters in the game to the main themes of its plot.

"Bioware revealed yesterday in a new FAQ posted about the upcoming single-player Citadel DLC for “Mass Effect 3,” that the add-on will be two separate downloads on Xbox Live due to its size. As such, the Citadel DLC will be two different downloads for Xbox 360 owners while the DLC will remain a single download on the Playstation 3 and PC. It is rather odd to hear of a game, on any system, having to split its DLC pack into separate parts due to size of the add-on."

The achievements and trophies have been revealed in regards to the upcoming Citadel DLC for the multiplatform action role-playing video game, “Mass Effect 3.”

"The RGN Staff got together again for a brief but informative Preview for the Mass Effect 3 DLC. After the uproar in response to our latest Podcast titled EA Pops Mass Effect 3′s Bad Ending Cherry & How To Fix It.

Some of the Topics Covered Include:

Citadel DLC w Tristan and Matt
Still Fan Backlash Over Endings
Rumors and Possibilities of What Will Be In the DLC
Rumor: Citadel Will Bring Back Three Wheel Dialog Options
Larger Opportunities For Shepard To Make His Own Decisions

The earliest and latest access times have been revealed in regards to the upcoming Citadel DLC for the multiplatform role-playing video game from Bioware, “Mass Effect 3.”

Whose fault is it when a developer and a publisher clash? Is it the fans fault when they want developer promises to be backed up by publisher decisions? RealGamerNewz discuss these and more topics on this week's Podcast.

Developer Bioware has issued a statement in regards to possible ending effect of the upcoming Citadel DLC for the multiplatform role-playing video game, “Mass Effect 3.”

Bioware’s Neil Thompson has commented on the development processes of the recently-announced Playstation 4 and the heavily-rumored Xbox 720 next-generation systems.

In Mass Effect 3 there is one particular ending that just doesn't seem to add up for most fans and gamers in general. In this article the "Synthesis" ending is analyzed and compared to New World Order conspiracy theory as well as real life while the plot holes about it are looked at as essentially the synthetics brainwashing humanity and using them as willing slaves.

"The late death of Robin Sachs at the age of 61 has seen bioware do a weekend tribute to honor him for all he has done. Mass Effect fans and Bioware fans in general are mourning his loss as well. His last work ever done will be in the new Citadel DLC since his lines were finished before he passed they will also have a tribute in the DLC to him."

Tristan goes into an analysis on Sex Appeal and how its used to portray characters in video games during this segment of the exclusive platform Tristan's Twisted World.

BioWare announced Citadel and Reckoning today, the final two packs of Mass Effect 3 downloadable content slated to be released later this month and next.

Bioware’s Chris Priestly has responded to a rumor that suggested that the next DLC for the multiplatform role-playing game, “Mass Effect 3,” will be called Citadel.

DLC was once a convenient way for developers to deliver interesting and original content. However, it has fallen into deplorable practices that makes developers appear to be concerned with one thing: dollar figures.

Ever wonder about the brains of Mass Effect? The series are repleted of scientists, engineers and doctors - knowledge is power. Who are the top 10 most intelligent female character in Mass Effect?

Mass Effect has become one of the most iconic trilogies in gaming history, but it doesn't end there. Although Bioware have released very little information about the next title in the Mass Effect universe, there's still plenty to get excited about.

Bioware’s Yanick Roy has posted a small tease in regards to what to expect from the next “Mass Effect” video game, which will presumably be called “Mass Effect 4.”

Aaron from is having some dirty, dirty thoughts (as usual), so it seemed like an opportune time to explore the state of sex and intimacy in gaming.

Director Yanick Roy has provided several hints at what to expect for the next game in the “Mass Effect” series, which will presumably be called “Mass Effect 4.”

A look at choice in video games, and why having the illusion of choice can make a gamer feel worse than not being given a choice at all. A brief overview of two of the most popular games to offer choices that don't really matter at the end of the day provides a perspective on what it can feel like to realize nothing you have done in a video game makes a difference.

Several first details have been leaked in regards to the Reckoning DLC for the multiplatform action role-playing game from EA and Bioware, “Mass Effect 3.”

The first screens may have been revealed for the rumored upcoming Citadel DLC expansion for the multiplatform action role-playing video game, “Mass Effect 3.”

"“Multiplayer?” We scoffed, “For a Mass Effect game? Well aren’t we keen to jump on the bandwagon, EA. Perhaps you’d like to throw in some overpriced DLC for that multiplayer nonsense, too; couple of extra maps for a tenner, maybe?”"

“Mass Effect 3” and “The Walking Dead” are among five video games that were nominated for the 2012 Game of the Year Game Developer Choice awards that will take place in March.

A first look at the “Mass Effect 3” N7 armor has been provided by the official “Dead Space” Facebook page regarding the upcoming multiplatform title, “Dead Space 3.”

Developer Bioware has revealed the first details on Operation Geronimo event, which has started, for their recently-released multiplatform title, “Mass Effect 3.”

Metacritic has released their third annual user poll results on Tuesday, Jan, 8, which includes a list of the best video games that were released in 2012.

"Ryan's wife, traditionally not a gamer, begins her trek through the Mass Effect universe. A few suprises abound, even here at the beginning, but they're not from where you expect.

As you read in my previous article, my wife isn't much of a gamer, but as you read this you may see I need to change that title. We had a pretty successful run through most of LA Noire, but have since been looking for something to curb the curiosity within my wife on gaming. Many people suggested the Mass Effect ..."

Default Prime Writer Kyree Leary shares his cobbled together list of his top ten games from the last year. A few are expected, but those first three, what was he thinking?

"About a year ago, my wife was heavy into LA Noire. I wrote the article, "Help! My Wife Stole My Xbox!" because I couldn't get a free moment to game. She was so excited to follow the story and plotline and the "simplistic" gameplay -- so lambasted by the rest of the gaming community -- was loved by my wife, who isn't much of a gamer in the end.

The game went south when she hit the Arson desk, though. A case began where a house was burnt down, evil work was obviously afoot, and the family wa..."

"My top 10 of 2012… This was actually a hard list to put together this year, as there were truly only a few outstanding titles to name, but, after much scrutiny, I believe my list is as follows, here is My top 10 of 2012."

"I’ve argued time and time again that the score to a video game is one of its most important elements. And it’s one of the biggest things that stick in the mind of gamers whenever they think of their favorite video games. I mean, when you think of Mario, what do you hear? The Mario theme, of course. When you think of Ocarina of Time, you most likely think of its fantastic score. Video game music is one of the most important things to us gamers, and 2012 had plenty of awesome scores to che..."

"It may have succeeded in bagging a slew of awards this year but there’s no ignoring the fact that Mass Effect 3 also took home first prize for 2012′s most controversial video game release. Just to clarify, this isn’t to say that Mass Effect 3 is necessarily a bad game; mechanically, it’s easily the tightest and best-looking chapter in the critically-acclaimed trilogy. However as the final instalment came to a close it was evident that, somewhere down the line, BioWare -the so-called “masters”..."

The winner has been revealed on Saturday in regards to GameSpot People's Choice Game of the Year awards, which came down to “Far Cry 3” and “Mass Effect 3.”

Amazon is having a sale on PC games starting on January 1st. Most of the games will be $30 or less, and include Mass Effect Trilogy, BF3 Premium, Kingdoms of Amalur, and several others. Amazon also has a $5 coupon floating around as well that can be used on these games.The question is when will gamers find time to play some of these games? Mass Effect Trilogy and KoA are 40-60 hours games at the very least.

Aaron from thinks about difficulty mode selection, what it means to him as a gamer, and laments that there is no such option available in real life.

This week we talk about Gamers Heroes Game of the Year Awards. We break down our lists of categories including Game of the Year, each console Game of the Year and a couple of fun categories like most disappointing and most anticipated game of 2013. We touch a few news stories before jumping in but most of the podcast is unbridled conversation about 2012 in games. Come listen to us as we shoot the s*** about 2012′s video games.

"Gamers, it is time. Time to look back on this year and face something that many aren’t ready to. That fact is simple, but frightening. This year sucked. It was also awesome. But, let’s face it, it’s always more fun to look at the horrible disappointments than the thrilling successes of the gaming world. Unless, you know, you have to play one of them."

Bioware is closing their offices for the weekend, and the N7 Bounty Weekends will not take place again until January 11, 2013. However, BioWare have prepared some special gifts for all those who log into Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, starting today.

Many individuals decided to attack the comments section from the official “Mass Effect” Facebook page after Ryan Lanza was erroneously reported as the suspect behind the mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.

Eject Disk Magazine continues it's Game of the Year Awards with Best RPG of 2012. Will it be Diablo III or did Mass Effect 3 take home the honors despite the controversy surrounding its ending?

The next story downloadable content release has been teased for the multiplatform title, “Mass Effect 3,” according to a report from IGN on Wednesday.

With a recent tweet, Mass Effect’s producer Casey Hudson revealed that the next Mass Effect might be a prequel. Flynn R. from Leviathyn discusses whether that possibility is the right choice for the franchise.

Leviathyn | Blake knows it's that time of year again, the time for the Game of The Year Awards. See Blake's list of the games he picked for the award.

Several new gameplay and cinematic screenshots have been revealed for the “Mass Effect 3 Omega” DLC, which has been officially released by Electronic Arts today.

"Mass Effect 3: Omega is now available on Xbox LIVE and Origin and is coming to PlayStation Network tomorrow. Revisit one of the best games of 2012 and one of the most beloved franchises of this console generation. This thrilling new piece of single player downloadable content expands upon the events of Mass Effect 3 by allowing players to return to the seedy and unsavory levels of Omega to fight alongside fan favourite Aria T’Loak."

Bioware today updated their website with a page featuring the upcoming Omega DLC for their multiplatform title, “Mass Effect 3,” providing several new story details in addition to another new screen.

A selection of leaked screenshots, as well as a poster, has popped up online today in regards to the upcoming Omega DLC for the multiplatform title, “Mass Effect 3.”

Amazon today revealed a list of discounted Electronic Arts video games for Black Friday, featuring “Battlefield 3,” “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” in addition to the “Command and Conquer,” “Dragon Age” and “Mass Effect” series.

The file size, as well as more screenshots, has been revealed for the upcoming Omega DLC of the multiplatform role-playing game from Bioware, “Mass Effect 3.”

Some new screenshots of the upcoming Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 were released today and feature the new female Turian playable character as well as the setting of the DLC - the Afterlife Club.

A bunch of new details have been revealed today in regards to the upcoming Omega DLC for the multiplatform role-playing video game from EA, “Mass Effect 3.”

"A galactic saga filled with tension, insurmountable obstacles, and unforgettable characters beckons gamers this holiday season. Including all three videogames in the critically acclaimed series, Mass Effect Trilogy is available at retail stores and on now, with a recommended retail price (RRP) of £39.99 GBP. This massive compilation is the perfect gift for long-time fans or friends who haven’t had the chance to experience the incredibly powerful and emotionally engaging universe of..."

A couple of screenshots have popped up online today, providing a first look at Female Turian in the Omega DLC, for the multiplatform title, “Mass Effect 3.”

"Games Covered:

*Borderlands 2
*Xcom Enemy Uknown
*Resident Evil 6
*Mass Effect 3
*Fifa 2013

  • Game Dev Story
  • Crime City
  • Pocket RPG
  • Subway Surf
  • Super Hexagon HD
  • Dead Trigger

Topics Covered:

  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Xbox Dashboard Pr0n
  • Smartglass IOS App
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City Iphone/iPad/iOS
  • Skyrim Dragons

The Bioware Store today revealed some details in regards to the Sovereign Reaper Ship Replica item, which will include DLC for the video game, Mass Effect 3.

"X5 Music Group has today announced that it’s eagerly anticipated album, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, will be available worldwide for download next month. Performed by the world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, features seventeen brand new classical orchestrations of some of videogame’s most cherished musical themes, including tracks from blockbuster titles such as Halo, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Final Fantasy VII."

The first images have been revealed by Bioware for the upcoming Mass Effect N7 Ambassador Watch, which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price tag of $475.

Several new screenshots, featuring the Groundside Resistance Weapon DLC Pack, have been revealed for the multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

Blake from Leviathyn likes Mass Effect 3 and the company that produces it, but there is a reason he will not be getting the next DLC for ME3, Omega, for one reason, the story has already been told.

The Bioware blog has announced the price and release date for Mass Effect 3's upcoming Omega DLC. In this single player DLC, Commander Shepard will retake Omega with Aria T'Loak.

"The line-up for this month’s MCM Expo London Comic Con is nothing less than impressive, but with weeks still to go until the event there’s plenty more yet to be revealed. The latest of which is the confirmation of some videogaming celebrity appearances from three of the biggest franchises the industry has yet produced."

Bioware’s Chris Schanche explains why “Volus” became a playable downloadable content race for the multiplatform role-playing video game, Mass Effect 3.

A new image has pooped up online today for Mass Effect 3, providing a first look at the upcoming leaked classes in the multiplatform role-playing video game.

GAMINGtruth delivers everything you need to know about BioWare's upcoming "Retaliation" DLC pack for Mass Effect 3, including the plethora of additional multiplayer features such as an integrated challenge system and in-game weapon additions.

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation will release on Oct. 9 2012 for Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and the Origin client. The DLC requires the latest patch to be installed, as well.

The first screenshots have been revealed today in regards to “Retaliation” downloadable content multiplayer pack for the multiplatform title, Mass Effect 3.

"GameCity, Europe’s biggest videogame culture festival powered by Nottingham Trent University has announced the shortlist for the second GameCity Prize, an award that aims to celebrate videogames as a cultural artform. From journeys of self-discovery through ancient landscapes to the fun-filled adventures of Super Mario; the pleasures and horrors of love to a digitally-enabled playground game set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, this year’s shortlist covers a diverse array of work."

Default Prime writer Kyree Leary is a huge fan of the Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed games. Despite him already own the games separately, he was a little excited to hear about their upcoming trilogies/collections. This feeling was ruined, however, when he found out that they would not be the complete, all-in-one, collections they should strive to be.

Bioware Store has revealed the first images and details (Mass Effect 3 DLC, price and release timeframe) for their “exclusive edition” Female Commander Shepard Bishoujo Statue.

Blake from Leviathyn wants you to know that the PlayStation 3 is about to get a major upgrade on the games it offers. A title he thinks, will revolutionize the console with a new sense one to add for the ages. The title of course is Mass Effect.

Amazon today opened up the pre-order pages for the upcoming multiplatform title, Mass Effect Trilogy, revealing the official box art for the collection. recaps the latest announcements fro BioWare. One of those is the announcement of a new Dragon Age game, but also new Mass Effect content coming and a mysterious new game. On the other hand, the departure of the two doctors responsible for founding the company seems like the end of an era.

The official box arts have been revealed for the upcoming Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the animated prequel to the popular role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

"One of the biggest reveals for the Wii U console at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) back in June was the revelation that BioWare and Electronic Arts would be bringing Mass Effect 3 to Wii U. Today, following Nintendo UK’s ‘Nintendo Direct’ presentation, new details on the Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition product have been confirmed."

"If you’re not familiar with the upcoming adaptation, it’s a prequel set before the events of Mass Effect 3 and follows Alliance Marine James Vega as he leads an elite Special Forces unit into battle against the mysterious extraterrestrials known as The Collectors. Faced with the alien menace, Vega and his team must struggle to protect civilians and do their duty as Alliance soldiers and wage war on the ruthless Collectors.

Freddie Prinze Jr. reprises his role as the voice of Vega in Parago..."

"As revealed by Electronic Theatre back in April of this year, a new addition to the Play Arts Kai range has launched today, bringing premium quality Mass Effect 3 figures to the UK audience for the first time. Three characters are available at launch, with more expected to follow in the coming months."

Online retailer,, has price-matched a majority of GameStop’s Labor Day video game sale, which includes big discounts for Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Mass Effect 3 and more.

The first images have been revealed by online retailer, the Bioware Store, for the upcoming Mass Effect Commander Shepard Sideshow Statue, which is priced at $350.

Commander Shepard's story is over but the endings leave way too much possibility open. Let's keep going with Mass Effect... Pokemon style. Three versions. One for each ending you chose. Read on to see how each would differ. | "Call me weird, but I’ve always been fascinated by sociology and psychology. I like studying social trends, how we relate to them, why they start, and how we comment on and build them.

And it’s hard to ignore the fact that our entertainment media plays into these things as well; after all, they are a creative project, and creative minds tend to comment on the things around them in their work. We see it with film, we see it with music, and we see it with literature.


The first details and images have been revealed by the Bioware Store for the upcoming Limited Edition Mass Effect N7 Armour Stripe Sneaker, which is based on the popular video game series.

The first images have been revealed by an online retailer for the upcoming Mass Effect Female Shepard Play Arts Kai action figure, which is based on her official model.

The N7 Armour Stripe Mass Effect sneakers are now available for pre-sale exclusively at the BioWare online store at a discounted introductory price for only one week.

"Rumors of Reaper slayings are drifting back, leaving a trail of blood soaked breadcrumbs for Shepard travel. Shephard sets off to unravel the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy, hopefully before the Reapers hide the one truth silencing it forever to protect the Reaper Race. Shepard can put an end-all by Reaper-cide if he discovers the startling secret that has been wisely hidden for a star’s age"

Several new artworks, featuring James Vega and more, have been revealed for the upcoming animated prequel to Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.

Several details have been revealed regarding the Mass Effect 3 DLC and more digital extras that will be included with the upcoming Mass Effect Liara and Commander Shepard 16 GB MIMOBOT Flash Drives.

Free downloadable content was released for Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox LIVE this week in the form of a new multiplayer map - Terminal. Mass Effect 3 DLC was also released for free - the Earth Multiplayer Expansion.

Cassidee from takes a look at the marketing strategy of using mobile tie-in games to help sell upcoming retail games and asks whether or not it's a good use of development time.

"It’s time for another edition of The Sandbox, the weekly feature in which the GamerNode team members reveal what we’ve been playing over the past few days and what we’ve got on our plates for the weekend. This week, Steam took hold of our wallets and made sure our PCs got plenty of attention."

I loaded up my save just before being teleported to the Citadel as it hovers over Earth. From there, events played out as usual. My final choice was to take the place of the AI construct in the Crucible and take control of the Reapers. This is the same ending I had previously chosen before the Extended Cut DLC came out. But, there is just so much more to consider here as well.....


Mass Effect 3 was one of the Biggest games of this year, and the ending of Last year. It accomplished a complete story from the Original to the final, and had a lot of story and gameplay elements that seemed to have complimented each other nicely. Though, there is speculation surrounding the idea that the ending of the 3rd game was not satisfiable enough for Bioware's fan-base to the game... see what our analytical review has to say...


If you start the Mass Effect series right now, would it still impact you? After all the articles, spoilers, and news over the years, would you still be able to enjoy it? Travis Freese of explores this question.

Mass Effect 3, developed and worked on by Bioware, and being supported by Co- founder Ray Muzyka, has received a tremendous amount of coverage this year. Probably more large than that of Diablo III. However, there was an aftermath projection on how the game did and what the fans had to say about the games ending. Get a load of what the analysis was so far...

Now that the dust has settled from the Extended Cut DLC, Blake from gives us a complete strategy guide to beating ME3 on Insanity. Completionists beware!

Gamers have all sorts of tastes. Some of us can't wait for the next yearly iteration of our favorite sports game, and others can't seem to pry their eyes from their TV screens as they incessantly play Call of Duty through the night. The gaming industry is so full of creative ideas and choices, and we, as gamers, are very fortunate for this. But, if you're like me, you like creating your own chaos, your own story, and your own experience a little more than linear games with point A to point B ...

An online retailer is currently offering substantial discounts for two big-named role-playing games that were released this year, Mass Effect 3 and The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition.

Game mechanics rest at the core of gameplay, making everything run as it does in the hands of the player. And sometimes there are mechanics that are so innovative and creative that they change the experience as we know it. Cassidee from shares four game mechanics she'd like to see used in games more often.

The staff makes their picks for the Best of the First Half of 2012! There has been a lot to play, see, and do in these six months, and the Leviathyn staff have plenty to say about it. Check it out!

"Can you abuse us anymore, Bioware? Its like a boyfriend who, when you finally swallow his bull about a dirty deed like the effed up ending of ME3 showing me years of hard work do not matter in the end, that comes up with yet another spotty episode of…but wait theres more..What next a Brony ending for Conner? I THINK someone owes me some lobster, or at least some Taco Bell!!!"

"Following the launch of the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the long awaited Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut downloadable content (DLC) last month, and the North American PlayStation 3 release last week, gamers in PAL territories can now download the DLC pack. Available on the PlayStation Network now, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is free to all players."

"In this weeks Bagocast we discuss what we're playing, the release of Mass Effect 3 extended cut, the closure of Radical Entertainment, The Merit of Ghost Recon, New Writers for the Gears of War Franchise, Lots of Uncharted talk, as well as underage pregnant women. Enjoy!"

People can argue about the endings of Mass Effect 3 until the cows come home, but Leviathyn Senior Editor Jason Fanelli thinks there's one thing that cannot be argued: the music is simple incredible.

Caleb from gives us his review of the DLC to add on to the controversial ending of BioWare's Mass Effect 3. Does it satisfy the critics of the original ending?

Ron from takes a look at Mass Effect's infamous Illusive Man and asks whether or not he might be one of the best video game characters in history.

With the conclusion of Commander Shepard's saga coming to us by way of the controversial Mass Effect 3, fans are left with a rich galaxy full of untapped potential for new storylines and spin-offs. Cassidee from shares some of the plots she'd like to see in future installments of the Mass Effect franchise.

""The free Mass Effect 3 DLC dropped today giving us the director’s cut ending of the game. So, of course I rushed home to download it so I could find out exactly what it was like.

I must say that I’m still feeling a bit ‘meh’ about the ending. This new DLC does explain a bit more than before though. You see scenes of your crew members putting Shepard’s name on the memorial aboard the Normandy.""

"It’s been a talking point for the industry since release; will they? Won’t they? Will anything be good enough for those who have been protesting? Well, today we have our answer. Of course, Electronic Theatre is talking about the ending to the critically acclaimed Mass Effect 3, and the downloadable content (DLC) that is now available for all fans of the videogame for free."

It's time to jump back into Mass Effect 3 and see what's what in that ending as BioWare has announced that the Extended Cut DLC will be coming out next week. For free.

Several more images have been revealed for the upcoming Mass Effect 3 M-3 Predator Full Scale Replica, which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price tag of $399.99.

Tristan Werbe of the RealGamerNewz exclusive channel Tristans Twisted World breaks down his top 25 personal favorites in this blog release from the gamer himself.

"Mass Effect took these videogame tropes and worked a very powerful choice-making mechanic into them. Through both action and dialogue, players were able to see their choices play out in extremely rewarding ways. Every player made their own universe within Mass Effect, and so extensive was there control that by the time Mass Effect 3 came out, each person may as well have been playing a different game. That is a pretty profound videogame experience, even if it is just an improved retooling of ..."

Weekly round-up of the latest video game screenshots. Check out new galleries for LEGO Batman 2, DmC - Devil May Cry, Sleeping Dogs, The Cave, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack, KickBeat, Jet Set Radio Vita, Resistance: Burning Skies, Hitman: Absolution, Dead or Alive 5, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz, Of Orcs and Men, Krater, Ys Origin, PlanetSide 2, Bullet Run, ShootMania Storm, Spec Ops: The Line, Gungnir, Bang Bang Racing, Dungeon Defenders Summoner D...

Let's take a look at what the crew at GoozerNation has been playing as gamers head into the Memorial Day Weekend. Outside of Diablo III and some new releases which are going to be hard to put down even to enjoy BBQ, they have some great suggestions for those looking for something to play during the extended weekend.

"...a published fantasy author whose Mass Effect stories come to a sum of over 660,000 words.

I have to rewrite that, because I find it too hard to believe. 660,000 words. That outpaces classic long works, like Les Misérables, Atlas Shrugged and even War and Peace.

It’s 180,000 words longer than Infinite Jest, which is impossible because there is literally nothing longer than Infinite Jest."

"The video game industry is definitely booming, with new games flourishing, especially applications, casual mobile games, and arcade-style gaming. But what happened to the hardcore console or PC video games—the ones we could sit down and play for hours? they are still around, and hopefully will be for some time to come, but from where I’m sitting the future isn’t so bright and for that reason I decided to look at some of the possible reasons. It would be a cop-out for me to say that the econom..."

BioWare has announced a Bounty Weekend for Mass Effect 3 players replete with new challenges and rewards. Suit up!!! Will you be playing this weekend and which team?

Mass Effect 3's anticipated Extended Cut DLC is on its way. While nobody knows exactly what the DLC will consist of, several voice actors have confirmed that their characters will make an appearance. Who are they? Dean from has the scoop.

Lance Henriksen, voice of Admiral Steven Hackett in ME3, commented to G4 about what fans can expect from the new Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC set to be released this summer.'s Cassidee Moser has the details

Good marketing is the key when it comes to getting your game to produce big sales numbers. Of course, in all industries, some marketing campaigns are edgier than others, and gaming is not new to this. But what happens when your campaign gets a little...odd? Cassidee from takes a look at some of the strangest campaigns gaming's seen in its lifetime.

Let's take a look at what the crew at GoozerNation has been playing over the past two weeks. Not a whole lot of new releases, but we've got great suggestions for those looking for something to play during the down time.

Electronic Arts and BioWare have released an interesting new infographic charting the latest statistics for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. Check it out to see how many multiplayer matches have been played, how many credits have been spent, and more.

Deathliest, a word describing the most deadliest of foes. If you've been wronged, hurt, or even trolled you've felt that need for vengeance.'s Stephen Daly lists the characters you would want to contract.

Cassidee Moser of delves into morality in gaming. Good vs. Evil. Paragon vs. Renegade. Light vs. Dark. Whatever you call it, your decision in games that allow it tells a lot about you.

With the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online today,'s Ron Hoffecker lists some other gaming franchises that are primed for an MMO. No WoW clones here, though. Every game on the list would be completely different from each other.

Online retailer, the Bioware Store, has revealed several new images for two upcoming Mass Effect 3 lithographs, which will feature Anderson and Prothean from the recently-released role-playing game.'s Jonathan Posch looks at some of the single player franchises that have added multiplayer after their first or second iterations. Which did the deed fine? Which ones sunk the ship? Not all of them succeeded.

"Everyone involved with video games from the people playing them all the way through the spectrum to the people that make them, will agree that video games have came a hell of a long way in the past 10-15 years. The graphics and visual aesthetics of the games we play has evolved from being a collection of hastily placed together blocks of pixels, to being full blown, realistic looking character models. It is safe to say that video games have came a long way visually. Video games have never man..."

Now that Mass Effect 3 has been out for a few months, Gaming Irresponsibly takes a look at the possibilities of Mass Effect 4. Whether it be a prequel, sequel or something completely different, another Mass Effect is most certainly happening.

The recent controversy from Mass Effect 3 brings up the question, for those gamers who haven't picked up Mass Effect 3 is it still worth playing? The short answer is yes. Goozernation examines this question and gives a few reasons why the game is still great.'s Gold Box Deal of the Day today is Mass Effect 3. Marked down by 50%, you can grab the blockbuster 2012 hit title for just $29.99. The lightning deals section is also filled with video game-related discounts.

In this full press release post by RealGamerNewz, you will find out directly from the horse's mouth how to get involved with the EA Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings and Business Conference Call in which many things will be discussed including the numbers Mass Effect 3 is doing.

Several new images have been revealed by online retailer, Amazon Japan, for the upcoming Play Arts Kai action figure collection from the recently-released Mass Effect 3.

Here are this week's best deals on Xbox 360 stuff from around the internet including good discounts on Modern Warfare 3, Mass Effect 3, and a buy 2 for $30 promotion.

"Amid the outcry of furious gamers I’ve found myself as part of the minority. I thought the original ending to Mass Effect 3 was okay. Whoa, whoa, whoa – blow out your torches and put down the pitchforks, there’s no need for a burning at the stake today. I’ll make concessions but I don’t think BioWare has anything to answer for."

Game Freaks 365's Jason Lataillade reviews Mass Effect 3, the grand finale of BioWare's role-playing franchise. How did he feel about the controversial ending, the decisions made throughout the game, and the multiplayer? Check out his full review on Game Freaks 365.

A comprehensive look at the first-month NPD sales figures for three main games in the popular Mass Effect role-playing game series from acclaimed developer, Bioware.

"From one of the hottest videogame releases of 2012 comes a brand new action figure range. The Mass Effect 3 Play Arts Kai series will launch later this year with three characters available from day one."

Online retailer, the Bioware Store, has revealed several new t-shirts featuring the different character classes from the popular video game franchise, Mass Effect.'s Cassidee Moser goes into detail about the upcoming transition to the next generation of gaming. With leaks and rumors pointing to a heavy inclusion of digital gaming and even lacks of disc drives, the coming age of digital downloads seems likely.

"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""

2012 has already kicked-off to a good start with some big games, but which titles stand out beyond the others as the best so far? MyGaming has a look at which games are already standing out.

"Electronic Arts haven’t had a great month. Consumer action website The Consumerist, named them the ‘Worst Company in America’ and last week, the publisher received ‘several thousand’ letters complaining about the inclusion of same-sex relationships and sex scenes in recent titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. And many of the protesters are threatening to boycott future games if the company continues to do so."

"There's a pretty good selection of new content in the Resurgence Pack, this isn't just one new character and one new gun. There's 6 classes in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, and we get a new character for all of them. Even better, these are mostly previously unplayable races, such as the Batarians and the Geth, making it more appealing. They each come with their own unique set of abilities, and everything is customizable, from the armor color to the powers, just like every other character." reviews Mass Effect 3, the third and final installment in BioWare's epic role-playing space opera trilogy out now for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

In defense of the Mass Effect 3 ending, Brad Tramel points out the fundamental flaw in players' criticism. He focuses on the assumption that all previous player choice will impact the end, as well as why an explicit, visual impact isn't necessary for an apt end to the series.

Are original IP's heading out the door? Apparently the GM at Eidos Montreal believes so. Stephen Daly of goes into detail about how a gaming industry with no new IP's would be a bad decision.

"Gamers in general are an interesting breed, which pretty much goes without saying. When we learn about a new game that is coming out, we hype and we hype and we hype some more. During a triple-A title’s pre-production, gamers are the jolliest group of optimists you’ve ever seen. But the moment that game is released, a transformation occurs that turns us into disgustingly cynical A-holes, whose only dreams consist of the game’s developers reading our cruel comments on our favored video game me..."

Why can't we have great blockbuster AAA titles released during the spring and summer seasons. For whatever reason, this is a quick look at some of the reasons this may happen, as well as a couple suggestions to deal with the perennial summer gaming drought.

Today sees a double dose of Mass Effect 3 news. Firstly is the patch will fixes a slew of minor issues, but most importantly, the facial import problems that some players have encountered. Second is the multiplayer DLC called the Resurgence Pack, which is free for all players of the game.

Due to events happening, this week's episode was delayed by a few days.

On this episode, we’ll talk about Notch’s new game, EA officially being labeled the Worst Company in America, more Xbox 720 rumors, several release dates, Mass Effect 3′s Resurgence Pack DLC, and much, much more. Also, Stephen can't say precipice and instead says principle.

"Dear friend,

This is no joke: Electronic Arts (EA), one of the biggest video game companies in the world, and maker of the highly popular Star Wars: The Old Republic video game - is the target of a boycott orchestrated by hateful anti-gay groups. As we speak thousands of anti-gay letters are flooding their headquarters, threatening to push the company and its staff to the dark side ("Homos are ruining gaming!" wrote one boycotter.)

Why? Because they had the courage to give players aroun..."

If you aren't digging the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, but still want to get you Galactic Readiness rating all the way maxed out, there is another option. Along with boosting Galaxy at War rating, this app also includes a codex and twitter feed for Mass Effect 3.

"BioWare was recently asked about this theory and chalked it up to the wonderful minds of fans – basically a “no comment”. So will would happen if this theory is correct and we learn the truth?"

Round-up of new screenshots from Borderlands 2, Mario Tennis Open, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’s Spec Ops DLC, Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros DLC, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Spec Ops: The Line, Way of the Samurai 4, Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC Pack 1, Double Dragon: Neon, Pokemon Conquest and more.

"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""

"It's no secret that the Retake Mass Effect 3 movement has favored the indoctrination theory since the release of Mass Effect 3, and some of the members believe Bioware and EA are only adding to the problem by trying to explain an ending that's simply bad, due to lackluster writing and gaping plot holes. They firmly believe trying to explain these inconsistencies will only worsen the problem, and give us more of a bad ending."

Gas station bathroom pharmaceuticals are a hobby of mine. It really is a potent mix of the convenience of a Jetsons-style pill-based lifestyle and the downhome earthiness of a truck stop. All for just 50 cents!

Ashley tags out Ian this week, who is preparing for a pilgrimage to the land of Sam Adams and chowda for PAX East. Ashley gives us her thoughts on Silent Hill: Downpour and this month’s Kickstarter Highlight, Fist Puncher. Evan adds in his own kickstarter for the hoary old roleplaye...

An opinion piece about how enjoying games is being perceived nowadays. With the controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3, many gamers are being put into a bad spotlight for enjoying something too much. Is that a bad thing?

The battle between angry fans and BioWare has been raging since the game's release over several issues, with the biggest being the disappointing ending. BioWare have stuck to their guns and stated that they won't make a new ending, but will release free DLC to add clarity to the existing ones.

It's official, BioWare and EA are bringing new characters to the Galaxy at War. In addition to the large list of characters we already have, we'll soon be getting the Asari Justicar, Geth and the Batarians. But the best part? It's free!

"Videogames have kept a watchful eye on the movie industry and copied many of Hollywood’s tried and tested practices in an attempt to push games forward. Anyone who has played videogames before will have came across a cut scene. You complete a section or level of a game and a cut scene sequence is triggered. You have no interaction with the control pad and all control is surrendered to the game.

Videogames are interactive and allow for choice, (albeit limited choice) so why is it we must su..."

Waiting to get something you want is never easy but there are a slew of benefits to waiting to buy video games. Here are five reasons it pays to have patience when it comes to gaming.

A look back at the month of March. Highlights of the month from all three writers. Reviews and previews listed, as well. A busy month that had Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3, and a lot of Nintendo.

"EA and BioWare have announced a free DLC for Mass Effect 3 that will provide more clarity on the game’s ending for fans that were disappointed with the ending as is. The DLC will be available this summer."

Apparently EA have received "thousands" of complaining letters about scenes of homosexual nature in some of their big games - most notably Mass Effect 3 and The Old Republic in this article. It's unbelievable that some people would even want the scenes censored. VP Jeff Brown believes the issues "isn't about children, it's about political harassment."

Here are this week's Xbox 360 deals from around the internet including some good price discounts on Dead Island, Mass Effect 3, and the Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick.

The fashion industry mirrors a lot of industries and themes over the years. Fashion even reflects games in a certain degree, but gaming follows fashion trends is something no one's really looked in to. MyGaming check out the latest fashion elements sliding into the world of video games.

There has been a lot of whining and complaining about Mass Effect 3. GameJudgment's Nick Mastrodicasa thinks it's about time gamers started talking about the good parts. Check out this list of humorous and lighthearted moments from the most controversial game of the year.

Jack Attacks is Bagogames first attempt at a weekly opinion piece and, in the top brass' lack of wisdom, Jack Patton has been chosen to do it. So every week or so he's just going to pick a fight with something and hope there is someone who agrees with him. This week it's the gaming industry itself and the dastardly tactics they employ to maximise profit. Hit the link and then when, or if, you finish please leave a comment in the comment box!

Some of these are amazingly true! If box covers hadn't progressed like games have in the last 30 years, this is exactly how I'd imagine each title's box to look like! I particularly like the Fifa 12 cover. Take a gander for yourself.

With gamers forming protests over the Mass Effect 3 endings, we here at PushStartSelect wonder when it was that gamers started feeling so entitled and why Bioware caving in is a bad thing for the industry.

"The idea of Shepard being indoctrinated did cross my mind, especially toward the end of the game with the hard to miss “Reaper Vision.” (Either that or Shepherd’s brain was being destroyed by ink-like tentacles.) In fact, I agree that this theory is exactly what the writers were aiming for. I say writers, but it was allegedly only Casey Hudson and Head Writer Mac Walters that constructed the controversial finale."

"Mass Effect 3's multiplayer is fun, slightly addicting, and overall a decent addition to the Mass Effect series. It's got a good basis, the horde wave style gameplay works, and the enemy type variations and different maps are all pretty good to make for a decent experience.

But what if you want more from the Mass Effect Multiplayer experience?"

"Bioware announced today in a press release that the original Mass Effect is on tap for a remake this year. Don’t expect the same game though, says Bioware, as they plan for a number of surprises, but some of those surprises were accidentaly revealed when Casey Hudson appeared on the French talk show "Le Jeux" this weekend."

"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""

So far this year Final Fantasy XIII 2 has been lambasted for its “to be continued” ending which many saw as inconclusive and abrupt. Then the internet went slightly madder than usual over Mass Effect 3’s ending. That debacle has seen $80,000 and 402 cupcakes donated to charity as the vast majority of gamers urged Bioware to change pretty much everything that happened during the entire last hour of the game.

Ryan Johnson | GoozerNation

Ryan over at GoozerNation has been following the Mass Effect 3 debacle. He feels the biggest concern is the masses stepping in on someone's artistic vision. While he'd like to see BioWare stand by their original vision, he knows this isn't the first time that someone's changed/altered their vision, primarily when it comes to mass media. Ryan discusses a few points that have changed the outcomes of anime series's he likes, and wonders which way BioWare will choo...

"Operation Fortress was based around leveling up characters as much as possible with extra XP and now Operation Raptor is looking to promote these new recruits to veteran status. During the weekend of March 30th to April 1st players will be tasked with promoting two multiplayer characters to the main story."

Evening, listeners! It’s still Monday somewhere, right? On this week’s slightly late episode of the Primecast, the full cast gets a little too carried away with the games of the week, but almost wraps up Mass Effect 3 talk, discusses Epic Mickey and why I thought it never really interested me, but got John’s attention, and the inevitable futility of online servers.

In the final week of Mass Effect Month, the Gaming Irresponsibly weekly series, Top 10 Tuesdays, counts down the top ten Mass Effect Missions. Will your favorite mission make the list?

On this episode, we’ll talk about the Pyramid Head Rape Scene being censored, Bioware Folding on Mass Effect 3′s ending, Persona 4 going to the theater, and the price of Street Fighter X Tekken’s characters.

Mass Effect 3's ending has received a lot of backlash, that's no news to anyone who's been following gaming sites lately. And after a statement from the co-founder of Bioware, they're looking into ways to add more closure. But with most fans wanting a completely redone ending, would that actually do any good?

Square Enix and BioWare are collaborating to release Mass Effect 3 hero Commander Shepard's N7 Armor as bonus costume downloadable content for Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Mass Effect, released in 2007, proved that games could have a long-lasting and personal impact, one heavily influenced by player choice. Mass Effect 3, the final iteration of BioWare’s sci-fi trilogy, employs the same concepts as the games before it, but takes a dark new direction. It is epic in scale, tragic in story, and often disheartening during play—and I didn’t expect anything less, nor want anything else when the credits rolled.

In this episode the guys talk about Mass Effect 3 including the controversy, the release of the new iPad, Silent Hill: Downpour, Tales of Graces f, I Am Alive, Flight Control Rocket, Draw Something, Crush 3D, Unit 13, some news, and much more! shares impressions of the Mass Effect 3 Datapad, a free iOS app designed as a tie-in product and mobile codex reader for the full Mass Effect 3 game.

"Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about the fuss over Mass Effect 3‘s ending.
I guess someone on the internet forgot that some of us enjoy playing our games spoiler-free, but that would be in the realm of accusations, and I’m not here to discuss that.

Instead, I’m here to say something that will earn an infinite amount of criticism.
Gamers should not, and can not dictate a developer’s creative vision. By attempting to do so, you appear as nothing more than an entitled, whiny child.

With IGN r..."

"Many members of Bioware’s development team have responded negatively to a user review of their most recent game Mass Effect 3, expressing tremendous disappointment in how the review ends. The review, written by Amazon customer Cane Thomas begins with intriguing, well-written commentary on the Mass Effect series and the author’s own personal experiences in playing Bioware’s games. It then begins an intricate examination of the artistic and technical merits and flaws of the game, but the fi..."

Online retailer, the Bioware Store, has revealed that they are restocking one of their more unique Mass Effect merchandise, the Mass Effect Commander Shepard Full Zip Hoody.

An online retailer is currently giving away the PC version of the recently-released role-playing game, Mass Effect 3, for free along with the purchase of a Solid State Drive.

"BioWare has received a lot of flak lately due to the From Ashes Mass Effect 3 DLC. From what I understand, a bit of the flak is just, as they are alleged to flat-out lie about the timing of development, but there is another side claiming it wasn't 100% complete. Regardless, I have a few cents worth of opinion on the whole issue of DLC in general and how it is dealt with in sales in general.

First, I suppose I don't understand the idea of a "stock" new price. Why "must" games run $59.99? A ..."

The Gaming Irresponsibly weekly series, Top 10 Tuesdays, continues the Mass Effect 3 celebration with the second week of Mass Effect Month. Last week covered the Top 10 Mass Effect Powers, and this week is countdown of the top 10 Mass Effect characters. Will your favorite make the list?

"Make sure you’re suited and leveled up. Before you land, shoot the husks. Once you land, shoot more husks but keep moving. Be sure to hold your power button so you can see your radar to keep track of enemies. Clear the LZ and then talk to the nearby Turian soldier. He’ll point you towards the base."

Mass Effect 3 has finally been released to the masses. This review focuses on the multiplayer game mode of Mass Effect 3, but GoozerNation also has a PC review available for readers.

"Mass Effect 3 is the penultimate game in one of Bioware's best selling franchises. Starting way back November 20, 2007 with the release of the original Mass Effect, all 3 games have received critical acclaim and industry veterans have said that it is the defining franchise of this generation."

The Bioware has revealed two new Mass Effect 3 t-shirts, featuring the characters Legion and Mordin in the recently-released PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game.

Even though I love BioWare and am a hardcore Mass Effect fan, I can't ignore the fact that Mass Effect 3 feels that it was rushed out the door. However, the journey from Mass Effect 1 to 3 is one that will not be forgotten for years to come.

It's finally here; Mass Effect 3, and Matt Beaudette from Gaming Irresponsibly gives his in-depth and comprehensive review in both written and video form. Is it even possible for Mass Effect 3 to live up to the hype? Or is it destined to disappoint?

"After sniffing through files on the disc, a pesky hacker found out that the day-one DLC for Mass Effect 3 was already stored on the disc and that the "From Ashes" squad mate was completed along with the other characters already in the game before the game went gold."

It shouldn't come as any shock that Mass Effect 3 has been doing well so far, but now EA and BioWare have revealed some specific numbers regarding the game's early success.

How do gamers find enough time to play games like Skyrim, GTA IV, and Mass Effect 3? Are they better off sticking to shorter games like Modern Warfare 3? Goozernation takes a look at gaming culture and asks how does the modern gamer balance life and video games?

"Following yesterday’s aggressive move to procure Mass Effect 3 sales by Asda, another UK retailer has today launched a price campaign of their own. Catalogue service store Argos has today revealed a promotion in which gamers who purchase an Xbox 360 Kinect device will receive a copy of Mass Effect 3 without charge."

"One of the most highly anticipated releases of 2012 is now available throughout the PAL region, as Electronic Arts have today published the closing chapter of BioWare’s science-fiction opus, Mass Effect 3. Available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, Mass Effect 3 is certain to storm the charts and expected to be sitting pretty in that coveted top spot when the result are published next week."

Gamestop has the Mass Effect 3 CE back in stock. There is no telling how long this will last. To sweeten the deal they have a $10 off code making all versions of the Collector's Edition $70.

Mass Effect 3 was recently released which makes the release of The Art of the Mass Effect Universe a timely release as well. This is a 184 page art book that is unlike any other you'll find in the series.

"Tipped to top the gaming charts this March, Mass Effect 3 is going on sale at 00:01 tonight at Asda for just £37.97 GBP, £12.02 below the official RRP of £49.99. What’s more, the retailer is offering have a further £5 discount available for gamers who pre-order the videogame prior to midnight tonight."

"Mass Effect 3 is one of those games where it’s easy to miss something awesome, whether that’s a decent weapon hidden under a bench, or a vital quest towards your war assets. Follow this Mass Effect 3 Walkthrough Guide from planet Earth to the Citadel."

Gamers are experiencing a plethora of import glitches in Mass Effect 3. The facial import and cloud save glitch is becoming well known, but one import issue is being overlooked.

"GamingUnion: "When Mass Effect arrived on the scene, it arrived with some real gusto. It gave us the epic sci-fi tale of Commander Shepard, a character who, while being very integral to everything, could also be unique to every experience. But it also gave us gameplay experiences that had been done before, but never with such precision and longevity. Here we had a game that allowed you to make different decisions and they would actually mean something, and not just in that game either. Mass E..."

""We bid adieu to Commander Shepard and his intrepid crew. We do so with a bit of sadness at friends lost along the way, accomplishment because our choices allowed us to finish the game on our own terms, and a sense that just maybe there is “one more story” left to tell?""

Despite the fact that Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 were both critical and public successes, it's seems that Mass Effect 3 is facing much choppier weather, especially when it comes to user reviews.

An online retailer is currently offering big discounts for regular and collector’s editions of the official Mass Effect 3 strategy guides from Prima Games.

"Like every RPG, Mass Effect 3 is filled with glorious items that are usually way out of your price range. Have you seen that awesome set of armor for 50,000 credits? Or maybe you have your eye on that devistating Sniper Rifle for 250,000, either way, this Mass Effect 3 How To Earn Credits Fast guide will give you some basic tips on getting a good boost to your income early on in the game."

Mass Effect 3 was released in North America today and although critics have given the game high praise in their reviews, user ratings of the game tell a different story.

"The current generation of video games has spent more time on narrative than any other previous era in gaming. Popular games such as L.A. Noire, BioShock, and Dragon Age have all majorly benefitted from this approach, but the Mass Effect series seems to do it better than everybody else. The story is epic, but what really sets it apart from the competition is the attention the writers paid to the characters. Each character is beautifully crafted, completely unique, and stands on their own two f..."

"During your journey in Mass Effect 3, you can collect various war assets to help with your struggle against Cerberus and The Reapers. This Mass Effect 3 War Asset Guide will list all the currently discovered assets and where you can obtain them. Note, collecting all of these drastically increases your chance of the perfect ending."

"Mass Effect 3 is filled with planets waiting to be discovered, some contain rare salvage such as credits and technology, others contain assets that are vital to your war effort. This Effect 3 Planet Salvage And War Assets Guide will list all the available planets, as well as the things you may discover on each planet."

"Ahead of the launch of Mass Effect 3 this coming Friday, Microsoft Studios has officially launched the limited edition Mass Effect 3 themed Xbox 360 consoles. However, these consoles are very limited indeed, and are not available at retail stores."

The Gaming Irresponsibly weekly feature; Top 10 Tuesday, will be celebrating the launch of Mass Effect 3 all throughout the month of March, with a new Mass Effect related Top 10 each week. Things get started this week with the top 10 Mass Effect powers.

"The gaming collective has been going crazy recently over rumors of a next-gen Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, with upgraded graphics and hardware components. Whether or not the current generation of gaming consoles is nearing it’s end is up for endless debate, what we can say with certainty is the most recent release from Electronic Arts and Bioware, Mass Effect 3, is so good that it should put any doubts about this generation to rest; our complete review is after the jump."

With the release of the third Mass Effect game finally upon us, Matthew from PushStartSelect takes a look back at the previous games, and how Bioware's ambitious sci-fi trilogy raised the bar for RPGs industry and revolutionized the gaming industry altogether.

"GamingUnion: "It’s Monday which means it’s time for another Ultimate Movie Cast List and since Mass Effect 3 is coming out this week, we thought it was only fitting that this week be all about this rather special franchise. As a disclaimer, we've decided to go for the core Mass Effect characters that were introduced way back when, so there won't be any of the new people in Mass Effect 3 and very few of the newer people from Mass Effect 2.""

Razer has revealed several new images for two upcoming Mass Effect 3 accessories: Mass Effect 3 Edition iPhone 4 Protection Case and Razer Chimaera 5.1 Mass Effect 3 Edition Gaming Headset.

The Japanese box art, which is a little different from the North American cover, has been revealed for the upcoming role-playing title, Mass Effect 3.

"The wait is over and Mass Effect 3 is here to conclude the story of this space opera trilogy. But it has been two years since I played Mass Effect 2 and all I remember is that Commander Shepard dies in the first two minutes, then gets miraculously resurrected to save humanity. There was also a mountain of DLC that I never bothered to play. But that changed this week when I grabbed all of the DLC packs and took a second tour through Mass Effect 2. Commander Shepard died for my sins, the le..."

"The President has confirmed: In the event that Earth is invaded by Reapers or Reaper-like beings, the Department of Electronic Entertainment will lead the counter attack, ahead of all other branches of America’s military and law enforcement agencies."

"Mass Effect 3 is coming out tomorrow in North America and gamers will finally get the chance to see how their decisions from Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 shape the final battle with the Reapers and the end of Commander Shepard’s story. To celebrate that, we here at VGutopia have banded together to come up with our top 10 list of the most important Mass Effect decisions."

"GamingUnion: "Remember when pre-ordering something used to be fun? You'd be guaranteed a little poster, an art book, perhaps the soundtrack for the game if you were particularly lucky. It was a fairly simple trade-off for everyone involved, the developer/publisher got what was generally a guaranteed sale and the average gamer would walk away with some sweet bonus loot for financially declaring their love for the game in advance. Not to say that there wasn't a potential for error somewhere in ..."

With Mass Effect 3 right around the corner there is still time to enjoy what made Mass Effect 2 a great game, the DLC. Goozernation takes a look at some of the DLC and ranks what is the must play before gamers jump into Mass Effect 3.

Several new images have been revealed for a few of the upcoming officially-licensed Mass Effect 3 accessories (mouse, keyboard, controller and messenger bag).

"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""

"Mass Effect 3 is coming out in just four days and tons of new news has been hitting the internet to make gamers even more excited for the release. Today BioWare revealed the official launch trailer for the game."

"Making a profitable videogame for current-gen consoles is an expensive and risky business venture. Charging as much as you can get away with is, unfortunately an effective tactic to ensure success. While few game publishers would try to break the sixty-dollar price ceiling with a retail product, they do try to circumvent that by offering quick and numerous DLC packs. Consumer outrage grows greater the closer these DLC packs are to launch, and the inevitable worst-case-scenario for a buyer ..."

Mass Effect 3 is going to be implementing several tweaks to its Renegade and Paragon system that will include reputation that isn't tied to either one of those attributes exclusively.

"The publishers must want to end their fiscal quarters on a high note, as there are a ton of high-profile titles coming out this month. You can’t mention March 2012 without talking about the most anticipated trilogy-closing video game of all-time, Mass Effect 3. The final chapter of BioWare’s galactic soap opera will put an end to Commander Shepard’s story, and whether it works out or not depends on the choices you made in the previous two titles. Mass Effect 3 may overshadow some of the other..."

Gameplay videos for Mass Effect 3's Multiplayer Extraction mode on Gold and Silver plus strategies that have worked. Mass Effect 3 comes out March 6th.

A new “Combo Wallet” merchandise has been revealed by GameStop for the upcoming role-playing game, Mass Effect 3 on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

It appears the Mass Effect 3 DLC backlash has gotten so far out of hand that the BioWare Social Network is now actively banning anyone who harasses a staff member.

IGN comes in and gives us a long Q&A and a review and progress. It explains a lot about Mass Effect 3 and how it holds up to past titles. It is a great read for fans of the series and for people who are wandering whether they will get the game or not. Either way, GO READ IT!

A round table discussion that tackles different viewpoints on the idea of a Mass Effect MMO. Should BioWare look into expanding the Mass Effect universe into the MMO world? Find out what the editors at VGutopia think.

"One of the more controversial topics with BioWare’s Dragon Age series has been the option to engage in a relationship with characters of the same sex as your avatar, something that has now become an option for both genders in Mass Effect 3. In order to clarify just where the developer stands on the issue, studio heads Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk stated it was all a matter of providing choice to the player."

"Mass Effect 3 is coming out in just over a week and EA is pulling out all the stops to market the game. A brand-new live action trailer has been released. All of this marketing seems to be working as Mass Effect 3 pre-orders are higher than Mass Effect 2 pre-orders were at this point before launch."

"The new episode of the Primecast is up, and with a title like that, how could you not listen? And when the cast and crew talk about Mass Effect 3′s insane lineup of pre-release DLC, The Last Story coming to America and why it might not be a sign of “things to come” from Nintendo, and why Chris Stewart may not be super excited for the new Amnesia game, you definitely need to listen. It’s important. And the header image will be explained as well.

So give the episode a download, subscribe..."

"Last week, video game publisher Electronic Arts launched copies of their science fiction game Mass Effect 3 into space as part of a promotion for the final installment in that massively popular science fiction trilogy. Today they announced that they will continue shooting video games into space, starting with The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector’s Edition."

EA and BioWare recently revealed the finalized box art for upcoming RPG Mass Effect 3. The Xbox 360 version includes the tagline "Better with Kinect Sensor" across the top.

Some gamers feel day-one DLC strips away from the total value of a game's retail release...that the value of the game should be maintained with as much content as possible the day it releases. Others feel that day-one DLC helps improve and expand on a game, especially if it's considered to be a good game. The real question is if day-one DLC is acceptable?

Bioware’s Jessica Merizan comments on the romance element as well as the possibility of a high-resolution pack for the PC version of the upcoming Mass Effect 3.

"For most people February 14th is a Hallmark holiday celebrating a forced reason to show your love for your significant other. Most of the time that is what the day means for me as well; however this past February 14th wasn’t about love, candy, physical manifestations of emotions or anything like that; it was about Mass Effect 3. The demo for one of the most anticipated games of 2012 came out on February 14th and here are my impressions upon completing the single player portion multiple times..."

Bioware’s Jessica Merizan comments on several concerns involving the “Space Edition” promotion for the upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

Well the ME 3 Multiplayer Demo is out. Think of as an addition to the great single player experience Mass Effect already has. The question is where will Bioware take the series next?

"Always trying to outdo themselves and the competition, EA Australia held an event spectacle of galactic proportions on Wednesday 22nd of February at SOHO in Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross.

Some features: decking out the dance floor with TVs showcasing the Earth and Mars level from Mass Effect, having a FemShep walk around being bad-ass with her inflatable Omni-Blade and a photo booth to get your face on either FemShep or MaleShep.

The awesome didn’t quite stop there though, as up the f..."

A few new details and images have been revealed by multiple retailers for the upcoming Mass Effect 3 licensed product, the M-8 Avenger Assault Rifle Replica.

The final chapter of the Mass Effect trilogy is approaching and the demo has been released and we can finally steer Commander Shepard towards saving the galaxy. Check out GameRabies preview of the demo!

EA is launching copies of Mass Effect 3 into space and when it falls back to Earth, if you're the first one there, you get to keep it.

Using calculations based on weather patterns the trajectory and landing point of a weather balloon can be predicted.

In this episode, celebrating a year of podcasting, the guys talk about the Vita, Twisted Metal, Mass Effect 3, Syndicate, Kingdoms od Amalur: Reckoning, The Darkness 2, Gotham City Impostors, the "Epic Quest" Pinball FX2 table, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Resident Evil Revelations, NeverDead, Quarrel, Block Zombies!, the Double Fine Kickstarer business, and plenty more!

A few new details have been revealed for the regular and collector’s editions official strategy guides of the upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

"Thanks to the good people at EA, Mark Ankucic (a.k.a. The Viking Gamer) and I (a.k.a. Me) were granted an opportunity to go hands on with the first hour or so of the story mode for Mass Effect 3.

The event was held at SOHO at Pott's Point. For those who have been there you'll know that Pott's Point is essentially King's Cross and therefore filled with all sorts of... "Colourful" characters wondering the streets and holding interesting rambling conversations. Mostly with themselves

But ..."

"Happy Monday, folks! Can you believe it’s almost March? Wow, goes by fast, eh? We’ve also reached five episodes of the Primecast in that kind of time. That’s practically a month! Celebrate by listening to this week’s episode, in which we discuss our impressions of the PS Vita, the necessity of sequels, and the state of new games in the industry. Things get pretty heavy again this time, but we still have a good time talking about it. You get to also hear my woeful tale of trying to get ..."

A brand new and full CGI trailer for Bioware's upcoming Mass Effect 3 aired tonight during a new episode of The Walking Dead. While it was teased earlier in the week, everyone can now enjoy it's awesomeness.

Several new details and images have been revealed for the Earth Alliance Lithograph of the upcoming role-playing game, Mass Effect 3 on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360).

Craig Will of found a good deal for Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the PC which is handy because he wanted to get Mass Effect 3 on the PC but his Commander Shepard was stored on the Xbox 360. Also, where should you pre-order ME3 from?

"Weather balloons carrying early copies of the game are set to launch from New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris. The games will be equipped with a GPS tracking device, allowing fans to track their progress. When the balloons land, anyone who finds one will be able to snag a copy of Mass Effect 3 a week or more ahead of its release."

"BioWare are set to release the biggest title of the year in a months’ time and end an absolutely huge series in the process. In light of this monumental release, the demo of the game has been released for hungry consumers who’ve been waiting the best part of two years see the game a small fix before the big release. Included in the demo is a sample of the single-player campaign and also the survival multiplayer that everybody has been raving about."

"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""

With the Mass Effect 3 Demo finally available, Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly takes a look at the multiplayer portion of the demo and gives some initial impressions of the cooperative mode.

If you are already planning on buying a game, don't look at the coverage! More times than not this philosophy pays off. Read more about it in my new article.

"pushstartselect: "You should know by now that a Mass Effect 3 trailer is coming out on Sunday during the new episode of The Walking Dead, well I have seen it. The demo is already out and I’m currently on my first play through of it, and I got what I expected. Absolutely awesomeness! However earlier today I got to view an early version of the upcoming Mass Effect 3 trailer that is coming out on Sunday. You can check out the teaser to it below.""

BioWare has released the demo for Mass Effect 3 today for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 so it's time to dissect the demo and get a glimpse of what lies ahead in three weeks.

"Today may be for chocolates, flowers, and other romantic gifts amongst couples, but for gamers it’s also their first shot at trying out Mass Effect 3. The demo for next month’s highly anticipated RPG from BioWare and Electronic Arts is now live on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC."

In Primecast episode 4, Default Prime contributors get together to talk about the astonishing success Double Fine had with its Kickstarter donations and whether or not that would be a viable alternative to getting involved with a publisher for every developer. Tune in for arguments, nostalgia and discussion about other hot topics in the gaming world as well.

"The Demo will feature two singleplayer sections of the game and will also introduce players to the multiplayer element of the game. Most players will not only be eager to play the story, but also to test out the multiplayer, as this is the first game in the franchise to step the online realm."

"While boring people are out in this “Real World” enjoying candle-lit meals surrounded by other humans, us gamers will spend our Valentine’s Day snuggled up on our couches with that special someone. While you and your beloved introvert are there shunning the rest of humanity, here are a few games that you can enjoy together."

A look at the several major retailers that are still taking pre-orders for the N7 Collector’s Editions of Mass Effect 3, which are quickly selling out before the game’s release.

"The end is nearing for Commander Shepard and his crew. The trilogy is coming to a close with the release of Mass Effect 3, which is only three weeks away. BioWare has given us early access to the demo (which releases on Tuesday for everybody), which focuses on the beginning of the end. The demo contains two missions; the first of which puts Commander Shepard back on Earth and there are rumblings that something huge is on route to the human’s home planet. Fleets of ships have been assigned to ..."

Chris Priestly of Bioware answers a few questions regarding the returning armor/weapons from Mass Effect 2, in addition to providing some tidbits about helmet toggle, in Mass Effect 3.

Bioware’s Chris Priestly comments about a possible future “Game of the Year Edition” for the upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

The first screenshots have been revealed by Bioware for the Female version of Commander Shepard in the upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

BioWare's Chris Priestly comments on the availability of Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition units following reports that several retails are no longer taking pre-orders for specific versions.

"Over the years of this current generation of consoles almost all games have come with their achievement/trophy list and almost all of them with a "multiplayer" feature require achievements/trophies in them. Finally ME3 will give the players the option to be able to obtain ALL trophies in single player mode if they do not prefer to spend too much time in Multiplayer, or vice-versa."

It’s not often that we post early ‘chievo leaks, but when the game in question is one of the most highly anticipated of the year, and perhaps the console generation, exceptions can be made...

Bioware has clarified a few details regarding the Xbox Live Gold trial offer that comes with the upcoming demo of Mass Effect 3 for Xbox Live Silver Members.

GameStop has revealed that “Limited Collector’s Edition: Mass Effect 3 Vaults” will be coming to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 with the inclusion of DLC.

It's over a month until the release of Mass Effect 3, but it looks like there's already a slight pre-order shortage, as two of the biggest video game retailers appear to have the X360 Collector's Edition sold out.

Gamers nearly everywhere are clamoring to get their hands on next-month’s release of Mass Effect 3, but according to BioWare, not everyone will be happy with the way the sci-fi trilogy ends...

In a recent EA earnings call and press release, there is an entry for Mass Effect 3 in the Handheld/Mobile column. While the console and PC sections for the game have been well publicized, not much is known about this portable title.

"Following the announcement that IGN host Jessica Chobot will be appearing in the upcoming game Mass Effect 3, Electronic Arts has also revealed that the entire editorial staff of the video game website IGN will be cast as voice actors in EA’s next major game Dragon Age 3, along with Ms. Chobot’s costars at the video game television network G4 TV."

Several new screenshots, featuring various characters, have been revealed by Electronic Arts for their upcoming multiplatform role-playing title, Mass Effect 3.

"It’s clear we love Mega Man. It’s clear we love retro games. Which is why we find Mega Man in Street Fighter x Tekken hilarious. For me, the funniest bit is how his name shows up in all caps in the game. So you can have matches like “Hwoarang vs MEGA MAN.” Brilliant Capcom, brilliant.

Aside from that, this week our lovely cast talks about some other news stories, but mostly HD remakes and how we feel about them. It was a bit of a slow news week, but that didn’t keep up from having a ..."

Amazon now offers 34% on the Hardcover Collector's Edition of Prima's Official Guide for Mass Effect 3. The CE features a hard cover, enhanced artwork and exclusive content

"Mass Effect 3 is coming out in just over a month and BioWare is making sure to keep the hype train rolling by sending out even more information and media on the multiplayer aspect of the game. A brand new “Special Forces” trailer has been released for the game that shows some great footage of the multiplayer in the game and sheds some light on the different alien races’ abilities in the multiplayer. Check it all out below."

In addition to the new character figurines, The Art of Mass Effect Universe will also be offering DLC bonuses for the upcoming multiplatform RPG, Mass Effect 3.

The Bioware Store has revealed several new preview images for their upcoming art book, Art of Mass Effect Universe, which features artworks from all three games in the series.

"Mass Effect 3 is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2012 and a possible Game of the Year contender right out of the starting gate. The Mass Effect franchise has been known for pushing the creative envelope in terms of dynamic storytelling and consequences for your actions; it is equally well known that these innovations are what most believe the series will continue to be able to do. There is one thing that many people are skeptical about, however, and that is if Mass Effect 3 can legit..."

A recent retail listing has revealed that the upcoming Mass Effect figurines will include character-specific DLC for the upcoming role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

The official Japanese price, release date and pre-order bonuses have been revealed by Electronic Arts for their upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

"t’s kind of weird doing a top ten list of games that were featured at an event where video gaming wasn’t the primary focus. But then again, it’s kind of weird to go to a event labeled the Consumer Electronics Show and not see many video games, especially considering that consumers love them, and they use electronic components. Nevertheless, after a bit of looking around, we were able to find enough video game pleasure to get our four days’ worth. (Note: they’re not limited to Xbox 360 picks, ..."

Both editions of Mass Effect 3 are on top of WalMart's pre-order chart. It appears Mass Effect 3 will be the next big release after Final Fantasy XIII-2 in January and the PS Vita in February

"BioWare’s sci-fi RPG Mass Effect 3 will be available for gamers to dive into as early as March 6th, however gamers will be able to get a slight taste of the game before then with the release of the demo/ BioWare has confirmed that the demo will be made available to gamers on February 14th and some details have been given. Check that all out below."

In this week's edition of Top 10 Tuesdays, Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly gives his list of the best voice actors in the world of video games.

"Mass Effect 3 is creeping closer and closer every day and BioWare continues to give fans a little bit more to get excited about each week with BioWare Pulse. This week’s edition of Pulse gave us a good Insider segment which covers the writing for the game with lead writer Mac Walters."

"There is a cloud of pessimism in the air, and much like every century or millennium end (cough…Y2K bug…cough), people throughout history like to think of the “End of The World” coming in their lifetime and attribute disasters like the Black Death to signs like misread Mayan prophesies that it is indeed coming soon.

This feeling is mirrored in art: where in the past there were paintings to represent doomsday and world devastation, we now have film and games...

Now that we are living in..."

Being after the holidays there aren't too many awesome deals out there currently but there are a few good promotions and some excellent pre-order bonuses on upcoming titles.

"GamingUnion: "2011's holiday hangover is just beginning to let up - in terms of gaming and whatever else you may be into. It's been a fantastic calendar year for the medium, full of more quality content than any sane person could consume over that span, and 2012 is shaping up to be no different. While January seems to be unusually barren, overall the first quarter of 2012 appears to have something for everyone. That being said, the following is our top ten most anticipated titles for Q1 2012,..."

Bioware’s Chris Priestly has clarified a few details regarding the pre-order bonuses that were revealed for the upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

EA and BioWare are giving gamers who pre-order Mass Effect 3 through participating retailers some awesome in-game weapons and armor and have released some screens and videos on what to expect.

Online retailer,, is once again offering their pre-order deal for the highly-anticipated upcoming multiplatform role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

EA and BioWare announced today that gamers who pre-order upcoming RPG Mass Effect 3 at participating retailers in the United States and Canada will receive two special in-game items.

In this week's installment, Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly gives his list of the Top 10 Characters in Video Games. With so many memorable character throughout the history of video games, will your favorite make the list?

"We're still trying to catch up on all the great games that hit in 2011, but that doesn't mean we aren't already excited about what the future holds for our favorite console. Player Affinity's Xbox Department takes a look at the upcoming crop of new games and which ones Xbox owners should keep their eyes on."

"Player Affinity’s PC staff has logged a good thousand hours in Skyrim between us all, and by the time we’ve scoured the land of Tamriel for every last wedge of cheese we’ll be well into 2012. By that time a whole new slew of must-play games will be on shelves waiting to devour our precious time. Here are the ones that we’re most looking forward to playing."

The lists of games that will become the game of the year 2012. there are many new games coming sometime in 2012 these are the lists of games most likely will become GOTY 2012. but which one?.. it's a very hard choice but I'm sure it will be either one of them.

"2011 is just about wrapped up and for gamers that can only mean one thing: what to look forward to for next year. This year packed quite the punch on solid game releases and 2012 has a few heavyweights to get excited for. With several games still having tentative release dates, we wanted to highlight the top ten biggest titles currently slated for 2012. This list was aimed at covering a few different genres and each one is a Xbox 360 must for adding to your 2012 video gaming greatness radar."

With 2011 coming to a close, it's time to start looking forward. Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly counts down the Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012.

"2011 will go down in the history of video games as being one of the best years for great games. We have seen the likes of Uncharted 3, Gears Of War 3, Saints Row The Third and Battlefield 3 to name just a few. After the New Year 2012 celebrations have ended, the hangover is beginning to take hold of your body and make it do things to you involuntarily, relax and do not fret for you have many more great games to look forward to for 2012."

"2011 has been one heck of a year when it comes to quality video games released, head on over to our review silo to see how your favorite titles of the year scored from our crackpot review team. The New Year is almost upon us (just over a week to be exact) and that means one thing, another 365 days of amazing and original gaming goodness to look forward to. There are a lot of promising titles on the horizon and we here at PlanetXbox360 just can't contain our excitement. Next week we will break..."

Partly responsible for its VGA 2011 award, “Most Anticipated Game of 2012”, Mass Effect 3 will feature musical score by returning composers and leading artists.

In the final entry in Gaming Irresponsibly's storytelling in games series, Matt Beaudette takes a look at the quality of writing present in most games, and speculates about where storytelling can go in the future of games.

"PSS: "You just watched the Spike TV Game of the Year Awards, and might be watching the re-runs right now. However we are glad to have you here and want to share our own game of the year awards. We have browsed the internet, talked with one another, and made several tough decisions, but this is what we believe the winners should be! Either way, this was an absolutely fantastic year to be a gamer.""

"Well, another year, another Video Game Awards show from Spike TV. The network aired the two hour special last night, chock full of celebrities, gaming awards (more of the former than the latter) and several big exclusives. Zachary Levi hosted the show this year, and was surprisingly more effective than last year’s hosting gig by Neil Patrick Harris, thanks to his entry through a Portal and some comical bits that actually weren’t half bad. Even if we’re still trying to figure out who the hell ..."

"BioWare’s upcoming title Mass Effect 3 is definitely one of the most anticipated titles of 2012, already having been nominated for a VGA in that category, and BioWare is making sure that both the experience is complete and that the hype train continues to chug along. This week’s episode of BioWare TV showcased some great new info on Shepard’s combat abilities in Mass Effect 3. Check them out below."

PSBeyond's top 5 sci-fi games of all time. The top 5 games ever made to feature a prominent sci-fi element. In a setting shared by so many games, which ones pull it off best?

"Mass Effect 3 is right around the corner as we approach the New Year and BioWare is making sure that this game is the best of the series in all aspects. A new episode of BioWare Pulse delves into what players will receive when they purchase the N7 Collector’s Edition of the game and gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of the new combat mechanics in Mass Effect 3. Check it all out below."

The second installment in a weekly series examining different methods of storytelling used in video games. This week we are looking at the increasingly popular trend of player choice.

"Lead combat designer at Bioware Corey Gaspur has been working away feverishly to perfect the gameplay on Mass Effect 3 as the team get ready for their long awaited launch in 2012. With their own and fan's high expectations to live up to we were delighted to see that things are all starting to come together"

There's been a fair amount of furor over EA's supposedly draconian approach to banning people from EA's Origin service. Ever since March of this year, more and more people are coming forward, complaining about how EA banned them from their games. I spend this rant picking apart their arguments.

"Mass Effect 3 is the final chapter in the sci-fi trilogy from BioWare and EA. The title will be the first in the series to include a multiplayer element and some new details have emerged about the specifics of the multiplayer. Will the Kinect be supported? Will there be online leadersboards and social networking integration? Find out the answers to those questions and more below."

"There’s something about certain games that naturally draw me in. This is considerably easier with any sort of RPG that involves decisions and progression that allow you to influence not only your character, but the actual game itself. I’ve spent so much time with these games because I’m able to make the character my own, affect the environment, and play the game almost exactly how I want to play it."

Several new “Galaxy at War” co-op screens have been released by Electronic Arts for their upcoming title, Mass Effect 3 on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

"EB Expo 2011 may be gone and part of history, but we at OXCGN have still got a few morsels to contribute about the event.

Unlike more professional events such as E3 and Gamescom, EB Expo was quite laid back and encouraged cosplay.
Characters from Halo to Ghostbusters were on the scene, and OXCGN tried to capture as many as possible.

If anything, marvel at the sheer amount of effort these people went through to get these costumes usable!"

A picture showing the new prototype has been revealed by Bioware and Kotobukiya for their controversial Mass Effect Liara T'Soni bishoujo figurine statue.

"Online Passes are becoming more and more popular for games, and the reason, as usual, is money. Developers are tired of putting all of the effort into making games and making sure that servers keep running while profiting only on the initial sale of the game. Online Passes give purchasers of pre-owned games incentive to pay the developer for their product. Is this unfair to the customer? You be the judge."

"With the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3 you will be able to join your friends in the all-out galactic war to take Earth back. The universe of Mass Effect has expanded with the addition of new co-op multiplayer missions, playable over Xbox Live, PSN and PC internet. Players can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine their weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as they fight together..."

Mass Effect 3's Co-Op/Multiplayer is detailed by Executive Producer Casey Hudson in Bioware's latest Bioware Pulse video. How will it impact the story? Is it tacted on? What about the single player?

GamePodunk editor MarshallHenderson reports that with mixed feelings toward a recent Mass Effect 3 being a multiplayer game, Bioware has provided on their forums, further information of the games multiplayer efforts. Read on for more details.

"Our latest video game comic is in response to this weeks reveal that Mass Effect 3 will indeed feature co-op multiplayer game play. As expected, this news has cause a stir from both those for and opposing the announcement. Those against are afraid that its addition will lessen the singleplayer experience while multiplayer fans have been waiting for this confirmation ever since it was rumored months back."

GamePodunk editor MarshallHenderson states that it is no surprise now that Mass Effect 3 is going to be a muliplayer game as executive producer, Casey Huson confirmed through a tweet post. Read on for more details.

"Today has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for BioWare with their soon to released title Mass Effect 3. It seems there was a small leak from an Official Xbox Magazine who revealed that the game will include a multiplayer mode. Then BioWare announced that the details will be revealed on Wednesday. Then, four hours later, very much ahead of this Wednesday Chris Priestly mysteriously posts the details anyway"

"My question is, will the multiplayer aspect have an effect on the single player game? And honestly, what is the goal of having Mass Effect 3 contain multiplayer? To create a feeling of greater replayability? To keep up with the latest trends? It should be implemented for the right reasons, otherwise it will feel very tacked on."

Bioware’s Rob Blake has revealed the number for the lines of dialogue in Mass Effect 3, which is significantly more than Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.

"Mass Effect 3 might not the be the game on most gamers' radars right now because it won’t be coming out until next year, but there has still been some amazing news about the title that is worth mentioning. We here at GamerGaia have decided to compile all of the news that you might have missed since our preview into one neat little article. Check out all the latest news below."

Inspired by BioWare's recent redesign of the female Commander Shepard in the popular Mass Effect series, the guys over at The Kartel wondered what other male gaming leads would look like if they were chicks instead of dudes. Behold, gaming...err..eye candy?

"Wave bye bye to Commander Shepard. The space-hopping, Reaper-killing, renegade or paragon galactic hero will not return for any more games after Mass Effect 3, although Bioware is claiming it is not the end for the Mass Effect franchise itself."

BioWare put the looks of FemShep to a fan vote and the contest is over. Click through below to see the winning look for FemShep. She'll be the default female version of Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 3.

The Bioware Store has revealed several new t-shits, featuring FemShep and Shepard, for the upcoming multiplatform action role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

Several new PAX 2011 screenshots have been released by Electronic Arts for their upcoming multiplatform role-playing title from Bioware, Mass Effect 3.

"I'm far too pleased with the current results of the second round of FemShep voting by Bioware, in which fans are now being asked to select a preference on what hair color the round one winner will have when Mass Effect 3 releases. After all the angry gibberish of "That dumb blonde doesn't look like she'd be shooting mans and barking orders!" and "The only reason she's winning is because she's blonde and I hate blondes!" Remember all of that? Well, if you go check it out for yourself, you can ..."

"EA brought a ton of big titles to Gamescom 2011 and these gaming treats did not disappoint. Ten of the most anticipated titles from Mass Effect 3 to Battlefield 3 were shown off in detail and a ton of new trailers and gameplay demos were also showcased. Here is a full recap of the press conference, with tons of information and videos to boot."

Electronic Arts and BioWare released a new batch of six screenshots for their upcoming RPG Mass Effect 3 today at Gamescom 2011. And it looks awesome!

BioWare is dropping big news at this year's GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Check out this video for nearly two minutes of brand new Mass Effect 3 combat footage.

"Mass Effect is one of my favorite video game franchises and it has spawned a ton of awesome characters. Squad member spend the most time with Shephard and get a ton of development so here are my top 5 squad members from Mass Effects 1 and 2."

"The Mass Effect series is one of my favorite gaming franchises out there right now and Mass Effect 2 is my favorite game of all time for many reasons that include the gameplay, storyline, graphics, presentation and, characters. The Mass Effect universe is so wide-open and fun to explore that it is something really special to have a race of characters be so interesting in the sea of fascinating characters that inhabit the universe but that is exactly what the Quarians are."

"I just recently began reading some of the Mass Effect novels having heard that they were very good and that they would help fill in quite a bit of back story for the games. I began reading the first book in the series, Revelation, and was pleasantly surprised that my usual lack of interest in reading had disappeared and I was getting engrossed in the novel. But after I put the novel down for the night I began to think about how video games have spilled over into other media and how this is bo..."

"For this top 10 list I have decided to countdown my 10 favorite video game heroes. These characters earn a spot on this list by being courageous, daring, strong, skilled, smart, or any combination of those that make them shine above the crowd. These characters are vital to the survival of numerous people and they are the best at what they do. I’ve only included characters from games that I have personally played. Here’s my 10 favorite video game heroes:"

"Mass Effect is one of my favorite gaming franchises on the market right now and there have been some awesome characters throughout the course of the two games. These 5 characters are people I want to see more of in the next game. They aren’t squad members but they have their purpose to the cause and are interesting enough to be given more in-depth characterization."

For this year's San Diego Comic Con BioWare went the extra mile to promote upcoming title Mass Effect 3. Artist Harrison Krix was commissioned to create a prop of the N7 Rifle. In just 14 days he created this masterpiece using a mixture of acrylic rod, PVC, styrene and sintra.

Unfortunately for fans of the series, the prop is not available for purchase and BioWare has no current plans for retail sale. Krix's beautiful handiwork will remain a one of a kind for the time being. So if you were...

Did you enjoy fighting the geth alongside Legion? Were you impressed with Thane's philosophical approach to being a hitman? Did Jack really grind on your nerves? Was Jacob boring? If you liked or hated the characters in Mass Effect 2 you might not be surprised to know that a lot of them will be returning for Mass Effect 3, along with a few new faces. But will the roster in the third game contain characters as cool as those in the previous two entries?

Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson says the decisions players make in Mass Effect 3 will be bigger than ever. He claims the second Mass Effect was the most difficult of the trilogy to make.

It seems that Bioware is taking another step into making Mass Effect 3 one of the more immersive games available. Work has been put into making the cinematics more seamless....

Gamezombie's beautiful interviewer, Chelsey, brings the gamerabies team exclusive interviews with the developers of Mass Effect 3, The Old Republic and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Do give a large kudos to the team over at

Bioware is letting fans vote on which Female Shepard character model they want to appear as the official canon one for the upcoming role-playing game, Mass Effect 3.

"Am I missing something? When Mass Effect 2 launched last year, it was welcomed by critics with unending praise, many hailing it as this generation's best game. After playing the first game and being only moderately impressed, I was hesitant in picking up the sequel. Naturally, all the high review scores and unending compliments to BioWare for making such a fantastic title, compelled me to try it for myself. You see, I'm a sucker for a game that has a good story and cast of well developed char..."

BioWare marketing director David Silverman says Mass Effect 3 will have more action and adventure than either of the series' previous two games. Silverman claims the game can do without compromising its RPG pedigree.

"His neck sits between two massive hunks of meat which might be called shoulders. But it actually makes him look like he’s constantly shrugging. He’s muscular, which is great, but there’s a line between sexy and scary bodybuilder types."

Gamers are not always accepting of new people or new things so it is some what of a shocker that video games are adding more and more gay players. Gays have been more and more common in the last 2 years with games like dragon age 2 mass effect and sims all have gays in there games. Is this a good thing for video games? Do you think they should be pushing social issues in video games?

BioWare says Mass Effect 3 players will get the same experience, no matter what platform they play it on. The company has developed the game on each platform, the two consoles and PC, side-by-side.

Bioware has revealed the price and several other details regarding the SSV Normandy Ship Replica - Cerberus Variant figurine based on Shepard’s ship in Mass Effect 2 and 3.

"Some might remember rumors of a Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode surfaced during E3 and while no one at BioWare clearly stated that there will or won’t be a multiplayer mode, rumors are resurfacing thanks to a little tweet about upcoming demo news."

"We all know that Massive Multiplayer Online games are becoming bigger and bigger and many top-notch publishers are cashing in on the MMO market, whether it’s free-to-play or pay-to-play. But gamers would probably love it if they were able to play a few specific MMOs from some of the biggest franchises out there, hence here’s a list of the top 5 franchises that would be huge as MMOs."

"Outside of an absolutely stellar E3 showing, we don't really know that much about Mass Effect 3. Thankfully this should change pretty soon as the game's executive producer Casey Hudson just Tweeted that we should expect a demo within the next few months."

The N7 Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3 on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 has received a pretty good discount by one of the major online retailers.

"EA is looking to sweeten the pot to make gamers switch to their digital distribution system Origin. First they announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be an Origin exclusive title. Now they have announced a special edition of the upcoming game Mass Effect 3 that can only be purchased on Origin. Check out the news below."

"As if Mass Effect 3 was not looking awesome enough already, a new interview with Christina Norman, a gameplay designer on the title, has shed some light on the new enemy AI and how Mass Effect 3 is pushing the player to be even better at the game to beat it. Check out the news below."

"Mass Effect 3: the epic finale to an epic trilogy developed by Bioware and EA.

Mass Effect 1 saw Commander Shepard and his team embark on a thrilling chase for the evil turian, Saren. Then the trilogy continued with the death of Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 2.
How will this story end?

But before we find out we need to decide which version of the end of the Mass Effect trilogy to purchase.

What is a more fitting end to the epic series of Mass Effect than an equally epic Special E..."

"Encased within environment suits for practically all of their lives, the Quarian race made famous in the Mass Effect franchise have remained an extreme mystery in both of the titles so far; players around the globe have wondered exactly what lies under their handily-obscured helmets, where all can be seen is the Quarian's two glowing eyes. Everyone is expecting to see the unmasking of a Quarian (specifically Tali) in Mass Effect 3, but the game's designers aren't quite sure exactly how to han..."

With Mass Effect 3 coming early next year, the question looms: What will become of the series once part 3 has ended? TO answer that, Bioware has hinted at the possibility of...

"ake sure you come and visit us at the Hilton Gaslamp (401 K Street) to experience everything live (remember, you do not need a comic con badge to take part). If you can’t visit us in San Diego, make sure you stay tuned to the BioWare Pulse TV broadcasts where we will be keeping everyone up to date with live broadcasts all day, each day."

Could multiplayer actually be coming to Mass Effect 3? Whether or not you're for or against this addition, rumors have been flying around regard a possible 4 player co-op mode...

Looks like fans of FemShep will finally see their beloved character get some long deserved recognition! The Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3 will feature both the male and female Shepard's on the cover.

Electronic Arts & Bioware have released a new trailer today for the final chapter in the ongoing Mass Effect saga, this trailer is titled the Fall of Earth, and looks amazing, I don't know about you, but March 6th can't come soon enough.

The title is self-explanatory, but's Daav is hell-bent on rubbing his opinion in your face, regardless of his electronics trying to prevent it. Catch his first impression with the Microsoft conference.

"Mass Effect 3 will be an even bigger surprise than it’s predecessors. What we have seen at this year’s E3 was enough to make us itch and scream in pain at nights, begging God to send us Mass Effect 3 right now."

"Electronic Arts began their keynote by enthusiastically stating how they don’t have “random celebrity guests” but only games.

Ironically, the EA conference was light compared to that of Konami and Microsoft, but came off better in what little it did present and announce.

There isn’t too much to discuss about this conference, and the major points are listed in the next section.

Mass Effect 3 was shown and dated, with the fateful date being March 6, 2012."

We all wanted to know what the 'Big Boys' were going to show us, and beingthe first kid off the blocks this year, as always seems to be the case, Microsoft weren't too shabby with what they delivered. Well, I thought so anyhow, but OXCGN's US editor had other ideas.

Slip over and check out his coverage, perhaps you might agree, or disagree, but share your thoughts anyhow.

"EA showed off a Mass Effect 3 live demo during their press conference at E3. They jumped right into the action with Commander Sheppard ordering in some ordinance from your good buddy joker. called this final addition to the trilogy full on Galactic Warfare" it's time to battle the reapers and decide once and for all what happens to the Mass Effect Universe."

Mass Effect 3 was shown at the EA Press Conference. We saw some new gameplay elements such as turret mounting, and even melee attacks. It was also given it's official release date of March 6th, 2012.

"Kinect voice control looks set to be the key feature of the latest Mass Effect installment. We're seeing a demonstration of Mass Effect 3 take place at E3 and it looks as if not only are we still welcomed with the incredible diversity of narrative choices, but these can also be made by simply voicing them."

"With E3 ready to rear its ugly, game-filled head in the next 24 hours or so a few of the members of the Console Domination team put their heads together to answer a few questions regarding what we believe that we should all be keeping our eyes on over the next few days."

EA has officially announced their games lineup for E3! The video mega publisher will be showing Battlefield 3, Need For Speed: The Run, Madden 12, FIFA 12, and much more!

So it's not the first game to be rumored to incorporate the use of Kinect but never the less it's in the talks of a possibility, atleast it mentions it's not going to be a 'dance, dance Korgan'.

Mass Effect 3 GameInformer and PC Gamer magazine scans, everything you need to know about Mass Effect 3. These scans come from GameInformer (12 page cover story) and PC Gamer (4 page story), these scans cover almost every question we have all had about the game since completing Mass Effect 2.

Bioware announced today that there will be no new love interests in Mass Effect 3, so get your lovin' in while you can! You will play off previously established relationships...

Additional details have trickled out today regarding one of the most anticipated titles in the industry. Check out the full post to hear about some of the changes coming to the squad system in Mass Effect 3.

We've discovered some very sneaky announcement by EA regarding Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. Apparently, there are plans to bring these two games to the mobile market. Check out the post for all the information.

Breaking news today as one of the most anticipated titles of the year has officially been delayed. Check out the full story for all the details on the announcement and when you'll get a chance to play Mass Effect 3.

"Then came Dragon Age: Origins, a game that had not only hot tenting scenes, but also two characters who would swing either way. If you played as a male, and wanted to romance the sultry male elf, Zevran, you could. If you played as a female, and wanted to get it on with the red headed female bard, Leliana, you could."

It seems that every day we get a little more information about what we can expect from Commander Shepard and his allies when the final installment comes out this holiday season. Check out what BioWare said today.

Mass Effect 3 is coming out this holiday season and we still know very little for one of the biggest titles of the year. Today's news brings a smile to many, as space battles may be in our future. Check out the full post for the details.

It has been speculated for some time about a brand new episodic game for Xbox Live Arcade from acclaimed developer Bioware. We have finally gotten some news on the matter. Check out the full story for the details that are sure to excite you.

Many of you have read their articles and kept up-to-date with the most current video game news. Now, check out their podcast as three our favorite members sit around and talk about the latest news and answer reader mail. Don't forget to submit a question for a chance to win an Xbox Live Arcade game.

Fresh new details keep emerging every day for BioWare's upcoming space finale, Mass Effect 3. Today, we find out a little bit more about the enemies we will be facing while we try to save the universe.

Mass Effect 3 is expected to hit store shelves this holiday season and be one of the best RPGs ever made. But what about after it hits store shelves? Today, Bioware spoke about the future of the franchise. Check out the full story.

Despite the fact that Mass Effect 3 should be the last game of the series and hsould wrap up any loose ends, the game will certainly not be a sunny day in the park.

The endings of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 gave players two completely different options. In the first game, once you were finished with the main story...

Just imagine this possibility if you may. Imagine turning on your PC and getting ready to spend an entire weekend in a MMO featuring the Mass Effect series. Read the full post to find out how that may not be as far-fetched as first believed.

The first details of BioWare upcoming game Mass Effect 3 have been revealed through the gaming Magazine GameInformer.

Warning: The article does contain spoilers of the prologue as well as details on some of ME3's companions.

Mass Effect 3 is due for release in Q4 2011 for 360, PS3 and PC.

Joker is one of the most popular characters in the Mass Effect series, and even though it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, Seth Green confirmed via his Twitter today that he IS returning to play Joker.

The JRPG genre is a dying breed. It has failed to keep the attention of the gaming mass and as a result it is currently on life support. What has caused the recent rise of the Western RPG? TheGamerBuzz tries to analyze the reasons for this transition. Cheers!

Even if you're a bitter young fart, these Mass Effect Valentines are a little too amusing to not love.

For more, check out inkasylum's Flickr page via the source (rights reserved).

"As we are finishing to celebrate the year that was 2010, it also becomes time to ready your thoughts (and wallets) to what we will play in 2011. While last year was an absolute treat with great games on all platforms, the coming months have the potential to be even better for gamers across the globe."

"Spoiler Warning: This article refers to some major plot points of Bioware games past and present, so proceed with care.

It would be fair to assume that Bioware’s long history of rip-roaring, twisty-turning, jaw-dropping storytelling will lend some clues as to how one may finish the epic yarn that is Mass Effect. By meticulously analyzing their previous games, we have assembled a list containing the five most probable revelations of this sci-fi trilogy, one of which is absolutely guaranteed..."

Pacifen, a moderator on the Bioware forums, recently closed a thread with the following message suggesting there is no multiplayer mode in Mass Effect 3.

"Now that BioWare has officially announced Mass Effect 3 with their press release yesterday, I’m going back to my age-old thread closer here: Mass Effect 3 is a single-player game. Feel free to dissect the trailer in this thread, I suppose." list 5 things which Mass Effect 3 must avoid, from Mass Effect 2, to secure an incredible finale to the the next chapter.

3. Needless Sex Scenes
2. The Same Click, Talk, Fight Formula
1. Too much focus on Earth