The Shape That's Everywhere In Mass Effect

There's no getting around it: a lot of modern, graphically intense games look kinda same-y. At a glance, it can be hard to tell the difference. But show me a shot of the Mass Effect series and I'll instantly be like, "Yeah, that's Mass Effect." Why? A single shape that's everywhere. » 3/13/15 9:40pm 3/13/15 9:40pm

Eight Things You Might Not Know About Mass Effect

Did you know Mass Effect was originally designed as a Puzzle Quest spin-off? That's not true at all. I'm just establishing a baseline for Did You Know Gaming's video exploration of true Mass Effect facts and Easter eggs. » 9/14/14 3:30pm 9/14/14 3:30pm

You'll Hate The Ending To Mass Effect's Honest Trailer

If I came away with anything from this spoiler-heavy Honest Game Trailer for the Mass Effect trilogy, it's that I would have probably enjoyed the games more had they been titled "Battletoad and the Space Jesus." » 8/09/14 2:00pm 8/09/14 2:00pm

Video Games Didn't Make Me Gay, But They Did Make Me Proud

I wish that the first time I had sex with a man had been in a video game. Instead, it was the second. And he really wasn't a man at all, so much as a bundle of pixels and sprites. » 7/03/14 11:00am 7/03/14 11:00am

Mass Effect 3 At 8K Resolution Will Make Your PC Weep

What you're looking at here is not an 8K resolution screenshot of Mass Effect 3. It's one-sixteenth of an 8K resolution Mass Effect 3 screenshot. » 6/14/14 4:00pm 6/14/14 4:00pm

I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone

I self-identify as a straight male-bodied dude, but recently I've taken to playing as a female-bodied character in many games. It's not something the majority of people do, but it's also not uncommon. Oddly, however, men play as women far more than women play as men. Let's break down why people choose the avatars they… » 5/15/14 6:30pm 5/15/14 6:30pm

Y'all Sucked At Naming Commander Shepard

What did you name your Commander Shepard? Wait. Let me guess. Your Shepard—assuming you went with something other than the default name—has one of the names in the image above, right? » 5/15/14 3:00pm 5/15/14 3:00pm

Mod Makes Mass Effect's Climactic Space Battle Playable In Homeworld

As a fan of space combat sims, my gut twisted as I watched the massive battle between the Reapers and everyone else play out via cut scene in Mass Effect 3. I wanted to control it. Phoenix Interactive's Mass Effect Reborn mod for Homeworld 2 gives me that chance. » 4/16/14 2:50pm 4/16/14 2:50pm

Mass Effect 3 'Expiration' Raises Questions About Our Digital Future

Two years ago, BioWare released Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free alternative ending for the controversial sci-fi role-playing game. Last Saturday, that offer technically expired. » 4/15/14 5:00pm 4/15/14 5:00pm

Fan Writes 400-Page Blueprint To 'Fix' Mass Effect 3

Some Mass Effect fans protested the trilogy's conclusion with cupcakes; others used Internet petitions. Gerry Pugliese was a little more ambitious. The self-proclaimed "huge Mass Effect fan" wrote a 400-page script that he calls "a fan revision, and blueprint, for fixing Mass Effect 3." » 1/20/14 10:24am 1/20/14 10:24am

That's Not How You Fight The Reapers

You don't see this many Mass Effect cosplayers everyday. Still, I'm not sure they'd have a chance against that Reaper above Dragon Con 2013. That Blasto on the right, maybe he can do some damage. But it's clearly a one-sided battle. » 9/13/13 9:30am 9/13/13 9:30am

Now That's A Lot Of Mass Effect Cosplayers!

We've already seen brilliant costumes from this year's Dragon Con, but we simply couldn't resist this absolutely packed Mass Effect group shot, photographed by one of the attendants, Pam Marotte. » 9/05/13 9:20am 9/05/13 9:20am

Quite a smart Mass Effect and Bioshock Infinite crossover from digital artist Charles Wilcher, starring the two Commander Shepards, Mass Effect 3's endings and the Lutece twins. It fits—Rosalind and Femshep share a voice actress, after all! » 8/26/13 8:30am 8/26/13 8:30am

The First Few Hours Of BioShock Infinite Are Perfect For The Oculus Rift

Since using the Oculus Rift I’ve become a little obsessed with it. Part of that obsession involves watching videos of other people using the device, but I have a slight problem with how most of these videos are presented: just the familiar Oculus goggles, no real sense of how it feels or plays. That’s why I like this… » 6/04/13 2:30am 6/04/13 2:30am

Now You Can Buy Your Very Own Official Replica Mass Effect Pistol

I always liked the sound the pistols in Mass Effect made. Plonk. Plonk. Plonk. And oh, how the robots and mercenaries would fall. » 5/09/13 7:30pm 5/09/13 7:30pm

Mass Effect 3's Ending Disrespects Its Most Invested Players

This article was originally published on April 3, 2012. We're bumping it up for Mass Effect week. For a different view on Mass Effect 3's malleable ending, check out Stephen's take. » 4/12/13 3:15pm 4/12/13 3:15pm

The Goofiest Moments Mass Effect, Now In Motion

The Hanars and the Batarians are not the weirdest things people have seen in the Mass Effect series. Take these goofy-looking Shepard creatures, for instance. Thanks to the game's deep character customization, people have made some downright freaky Commanders. Let's laugh at these together. » 4/12/13 3:00am 4/12/13 3:00am

The Very Best Art From The Mass Effect Series

Regular readers of my concept art feature here on Kotaku would know that, yeah, over the years I've shown my fair share of work from the Mass Effect trilogy. » 4/11/13 1:00am 4/11/13 1:00am

I'm Sorry, Miranda, My Shepard Just Doesn't Love You Anymore

Mass Effect is about a lot of things. Shooting. Flying. Driving. Talking. Space magic. It's also a series about relationships. Life, love, loss and all the wonderful - and terrible - emotions that go along with them. » 4/10/13 11:30pm 4/10/13 11:30pm