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… » 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… » 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

Mass Effect 3 Cover Art Has Decidedly Feminine Side

The Femshep love-fest spreads from trailer to box art, as BioWare's official unboxing of the two-disc Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 reveals reversible cover art for fans of Shepard's female form. » 2/22/12 12:50pm 2/22/12 12:50pm

You Picked FemShep's Look, Now Pick Her Hair Color

When fans picked the blonde version of female Commander Shepard to appear in the ads and videos for Mass Effect 3, they weren't voting for a hair color; they were voting for a hair style. Now we're voting for the hair color. » 8/17/11 2:00pm 8/17/11 2:00pm

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 … » 8/02/11 9:30pm 8/02/11 9:30pm

Fans Picked the Blonde in a Controversial Video Game Beauty Contest,…

Commander Shepard, the hero of the popular Sci-Fi franchise Mass Effect, can be a man or a woman; the player chooses. That kind of customization is one of the most appealing aspects of the series, which is preparing to launch its third installment in early 2012. » 8/01/11 9:00pm 8/01/11 9:00pm

What Does Mass Effect 3's Official 'Fem Shep' Look Like? You Make the…

BioWare is giving the more feminine side of Mass Effect's Commander Shepard some love in Mass Effect 3. Fem Shep, for short, will get some shred of box art glory in the game's collectors edition, but what will she look like? » 7/23/11 10:30pm 7/23/11 10:30pm