There Will Be No FemShep Edition of the Mass Effect Trilogy [UPDATE]

The female version of Mass Effect hero Commander Shepard finally made it onto the cover of a Mass Effect game this year—as long as you reversed the piece of cardboard in Mass Effect 3's box. She even finally starred in a Mass Effect trailer, a scant five years after hordes of players started playing as her in the first … » 9/26/12 5:30pm 9/26/12 5:30pm

The Many Unused and Unseen Faces of FemShep

Before the default female Commander Shepard received her very public and slightly drastic makeover, artists had to come up with a ton of ideas on just what she could/would look like. » 3/12/12 1:00am 3/12/12 1:00am

Tell Kotaku Game Club About Your Mass Effect 3 Saga!

Welcome to the first Kotaku Game Club discussion of Mass Effect 3. Since I hadn't determined a stopping point ahead of time, we're going to say that today's discussion will cover everything through the mission on Menae. I imagine that some of you are already past that point, but I don't want too many people to get shut … » 3/08/12 4:00pm 3/08/12 4:00pm

Femshep Takes a Stab at Mass Effect 3's "Take Back the Earth" Trailer

Mass Effect 3's "Take Back the Earth" trailer was lovely and all, but for many fans of the franchise it featured the wrong main character. Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch has an exclusive trailer that fixes that oversight. Go look! [] » 3/05/12 5:15pm 3/05/12 5:15pm

The Many Faces of Commander Shepard, Kickass Space-Lady

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the process by which BioWare is choosing an official female Commander Shepard for Mass Effect. In this piece, I went on a flight of fancy about an imagined commercial that would feature a constantly shifting montage of various Shepards, highlighting the customizability that makes Mass… » 8/02/11 9:30pm 8/02/11 9:30pm