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Mass Effect and Frozen together at last in “I Should Go”

- June 21st, 2014

Sure, Frozen’s “Let It Go” is a catchy enough tune, but it lacks a certain something. What is it? Oh right, references to space sex and saving the universe from the Reaper scourge!

Here to change all that is Soundcloud user geekfitgirl, whose Frozen/Mass Effect parody “I Should Go” is not only deliciously nerdy, but also intricately penned and beautifully belted out.

Oh, and you might as well put away your red, green and blue cupcakes right now, haters, since geekfitgirl concludes: “The end never bothered me anyway.”

h/t The Mary Sue

E3: New Mass Effect! New Mass Effect! New Mass Effect!

- June 9th, 2014

So, yeah, in case you didn’t get the hint, there’s going to be a new Mass Effect game.

Bioware made the announcement Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)  in L.A. — with much fanfare and woefully few details.

Here’s what we do know:

  • Rather than another adventure with Commander Shepard and the team, it will feature all new characters “to fall in love with.”
  • It  promises to greatly expand on the universe, adding never-before-seen locations. ”Fans of the series will be surprised with just how far we’re going,” the developers said.
  • It will be developed by Bioware’s Montreal team.

Check out the video above for the slightest of sneak peaks.

h/t Gameranx

Gamers for Sandy Hook

- December 31st, 2012

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While the Mass Effect series has sometimes been blamed for the horrific massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Commander Shepard himself is helping with a new gamer-led fundraiser for those affected by the tragedy.

Called Gamers for Sandy Hook, a group of kind-hearted gamers is raising funds for the The Sandy Hook PTA to cover the victims’ medical bills and funeral costs.

Since everyone in our group are avid video game enthusiasts, we were inspired to use our passion to help our grieving brothers and sisters. Consequently, Gamers For Sandy Hook was born. We are not affiliated with any company or organization. We are grassroots organization fueled by our own individual hearts and pockets.

They’ve already got the support of video game actor Elias Toufexis (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell), and the top bidder gets a Skype date with Edmonton’s own Mark Meer, who voices Commander Shepared in the Mass Effect series.

As I write this, the top bid is $50. You’ve got until Jan. 25 to beat that.

Mass Effect fan art could soon be official clothing line

- May 25th, 2012

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A series of fan-made Mass Effect hoodie designs has garnered the attention of the fashionistas at BioWare.

Christine Schotty has been posting her designs of hooded sweathshirts based on Mass Effect characters on her DeviantArt page for a while now, and nearly every commenter’s reaction has been: “I want one!”

So she sent her designs to everyone’s favourite Edmonton-based video game company, and it seems they might be interested. She recently wrote:

I had a talk on the phone yesterday with a couple of people who are part of the team that make official mass effect apparel. they were really nice people, and I was a nervous wreck. XD it was agreed their designers will be taking on the hoodie project!

chances are my hoodies are nowhere near the final product, afterall I’m no true designer and haven’t got the slightest idea what looks good on clothing and what doesnt. I just conceptualized the idea. they will be redesigning the hoodies, and will sell a few as a trial run, and if it goes well more hoodies will be added I’m sure.

thus, the project so far I consider a success. in the end, it was all about making fun character hoodies that made me feel like my favorite mass effect character and all their memories were with me.

If these ever come into existence, I’m going to buy the Tali’Zorah one, because I really want to dress like a Quarian without that pesky inability-to-breath-without-a-mask part.

Source: The Mary Sue