Want to know what’s the fastest way to get the whole gaming world to hate you? Tell them you haven’t played Mass Effect! I really haven’t, which is something I should rectify at some stage. Yes yes, I know you all despise my very existence now, but that’s why I’m bringing you this story. It combines Mass Effect and a whole lot of feel good, which should hopefully distract you enough to let me make my hasty getaway.
N7 day was a big deal. We commemorated it with photoshop and a video including Darryn's tears. While we were busy with doing weekend things, Bioware woke up (due to time differences) and decided to tell us all kinds of cool things about Mass Effect. They even gave us some pretty new screens.
It’s N7 day, or November 7 to anyone who never got emotionally invested in Mass Effect. For a lot of you, it’s a day that brings up fond memories of cruising through the universe, fighting the Reapers and choosing your favourite colour of epilogue. For me, it’s one of the saddest days of my life, as it reminds me how I accidentally ended up murdering my favourite Mass Effect character, Tali Vas Normandy.
Many of us here at Lazygamer are huge fans of Mass Effect. Even with its possibly pointless tricolore ending to the whole series, it stands as one of the finest series of the last generation. Instead of fighting, offering dissenting views or debating on N7 day, let’s just talk about our favourite Mass Effect experiences, characters and situations. Oh yes, for those of you who haven’t played Mass Effect: Firstly, what’s wrong with you? and secondly, expect spoilers.
Tomorrow, November 7th is N7 day – a day to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the release of one of my very favourite gaming franchises from the last generation, Mass Effect. I don’t think there’s a single overarching series of games that got me so emotionally invested in so many characters. In celebration of N7 Day, Bioware is hosting a Developer Roundtable that’ll be streamed all over the internet. Could they reveal some new information about the next game in the series?
Game developers find their inspiration in a variety of places. Like any art form, character design can be an amalgamation of different images and styles. In a new video all about Mass Effect, some of those inspirations might surprise you.
Casey Hudson, project director on various games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights and the entire Mass Effect series, has left BioWare.
A couple weeks ago, I told you that I was anticipating some new details about Mass Effect 4 to emerge during San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). We did get some details, including news about the Mako and some character customization, plus we really need to find a new name for it.
Every year in San Diego, Comic Con descends on the city and promises to bring plenty of geeks to town. Lately, though, it has become more about series and movies than actual comic books, and sometimes even big video games. This time, it looks like Mass Effect 4 might get shown off, too.
I know that I was late to the Mass Effect party, but since joining I've become a die hard fan like the rest of you. I was also late to actually see Frozen, only catching it on a plane way after everyone else. Now, they are combined and the result is as genius as it should be.
When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era started, publishers were quick to bundle older-gen games together, selling off a slightly HD collection of previously played titles that had been given a slap of 16:9 paint. With the new-gen, that’s not going to be a passing fad, although developers and studios are quick to call re-released games “Remastered Editions”.
We get a lot of freedom in games these days. But we kind of take it for granted now, especially in the name game. Most games these days that offer open worlds want you to give your avatar a unique handle, something that Mass Effect encourages. And according to Bioware, these were the most popular names in their previous game in that series.
EA's Andrew Wilson has only been CEO for about six months now, but he still has a strong vision for the company. He wants to focus on making great games, regardless of platform. That said, he has a specific vision for new Star Wars games, and I like what he has to say.