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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #300 on: 16 May 2011, 14:31 »

the ability to get wrex pregnant hasn't been confirmed yet, no
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #301 on: 16 Jun 2011, 12:57 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #302 on: 16 Jun 2011, 13:57 »

And it's on rails punctuated by video segments, not sure that counts.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #303 on: 16 Jun 2011, 19:12 »

the ability to get wrex pregnant hasn't been confirmed yet, no

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #304 on: 17 Jun 2011, 02:52 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #305 on: 17 Jun 2011, 07:21 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #306 on: 17 Jun 2011, 11:58 »

I never thought about the fact that they didn't use female Shepard to advertise.  But yeah, it'll be interesting to see if more people react, and play as the female Shepard now.  I've enjoyed playing both of them, multiple playthroughs each.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #307 on: 17 Jun 2011, 19:08 »

While I don't think (anymore) that Mark Meer is inherently bad at the job, I believe Jennifer Hale does a far better job at sounding both emotive and authoritative at the same time, and she gives a better voice experience as Shepard.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #308 on: 18 Jun 2011, 01:56 »

Personally I think Hale's Paragon lines are great but a few of her Renegade lines can out-ham even Meer.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #309 on: 20 Jun 2011, 18:38 »

See, I don't know what it is about Jennifer Hale's voice, but no matter what game I play she always sounds so grating.

That said, kinda looking forward to ME3, even if my only experience with the franchise was through ME2.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #310 on: 21 Jun 2011, 18:36 »

I just found the default female a far more interesting concept than the regular white-guy-in-a-power-suit concept that's been plaguing a lot of other sci-fi shooters these days.

Personally Mark Meer sounds a tad flat about certain things, not least of which was his annoyance that Legion forgets to announce that the geth 'mothership' isn't shielded against their massive frying shockwave. He's all, "uh. We go back to the ship quickly I guess", while Hale sort of really passes along the vibe that she's pissed off about it.

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Official Jane Shepard is a pretty fine-lookin' lady if I do say so myself.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #311 on: 26 Jul 2011, 08:07 »

Actually it looks like they have six that they are letting the fans choose from.

Check it out on ze book of faces

Looks like number 5 is the one though
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #312 on: 27 Jul 2011, 04:29 »

V. disappoint that people would even consider going for the platinum blonde

But hey I guess the game needs a generic white girl to go with the generic white guy


(personally I think they should have just kept that auburn shade of above-shoulder crop that the default femshep has had for, I dunno, the past two games)
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #313 on: 27 Jul 2011, 04:38 »

Even then, you can always just tweak it to that. Personally, I like the stern looking vamp one with the blackest bowl cut.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #314 on: 27 Jul 2011, 05:14 »

I would have preferred 4 or 6 either one, rather than 5.  But oh well.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #315 on: 27 Jul 2011, 11:25 »

I'd go for 1. I've always liked butch women, and that hair looks more practical when you're killing aliens and stuff.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #316 on: 28 Jul 2011, 03:44 »

I would have voted for the redhead (if I had facebook).

Or, as some of the smarter voters said, model it after a younger Jennifer Hale. She does have the look, after all.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #317 on: 28 Jul 2011, 19:55 »

Who cares what the default is, I'm going to be making full use of that face editor!
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #318 on: 29 Jul 2011, 14:20 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #319 on: 29 Jul 2011, 16:06 »

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This directly leads to one of the most important reasons why a female Shepard works so well: not only does she benefit from equally elite status to her spear counterpart, she’s never subject to the usual incredibly tired tropes, like her authority being called into question on account of her gender, or everyone obsessing over her looks instead of her heroic achievements.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #320 on: 31 Jul 2011, 18:17 »

Last night I got linked to a "news article" telling me things about how 3 of Shepard's companions can get preggers and that some of them can be murdered by other companions and all this stupid shit I thought was trolling

Can someone verify that this is really trolling before I flip the fuck out?
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #321 on: 31 Jul 2011, 18:53 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #322 on: 01 Aug 2011, 11:33 »

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This directly leads to one of the most important reasons why a female Shepard works so well: not only does she benefit from equally elite status to her spear counterpart, she’s never subject to the usual incredibly tired tropes, like her authority being called into question on account of her gender, or everyone obsessing over her looks instead of her heroic achievements.
You know what would be terrible, if female characterization in games reflected the common female experience

ok i'm going to call a little bit of bullshit on this since i think it's ultimately fair for their video game set several centuries in the future to assume that female military starship commanders don't catch shit because of their gender
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #323 on: 01 Aug 2011, 12:52 »

then again, there's ashley
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #324 on: 01 Aug 2011, 16:41 »

The "FemShep is really the only way to play" bandwagon kinda bugs me. Not as much as bioware's handling of the FemShep boxart does, but it bugs me.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #325 on: 01 Aug 2011, 17:12 »

Yeah!  I totally prefer FemShep, but I've also done plenty of MaleShep playthroughs and they were just as good.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #326 on: 02 Aug 2011, 06:37 »

I just think that Jennifer Hale is a better VA than what'shisbutt
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #327 on: 02 Aug 2011, 11:25 »

Marcus Meercat is his name, I think
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #328 on: 02 Aug 2011, 20:38 »

then again, there's ashley

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(still imo more interesting than that other guy though)

Also, said my piece on Jennifer Hale already (With the way The Old Republic is going I don't think she's ever going to run out of work)
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #329 on: 03 Aug 2011, 02:55 »

Marcus Meercat is his name, I think
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #330 on: 03 Aug 2011, 06:25 »



Sometimes I love Penny Arcade.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #331 on: 03 Aug 2011, 08:59 »

I don't think Bioware, or at least the person posting for them on facebook, understood the comic
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #332 on: 08 Aug 2011, 17:38 »

Yeah looked like that just flew way over their heads.

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #333 on: 12 Aug 2011, 09:10 »

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/324/index/8093964/1

ME3 is going to be at Gamescom in Cologne.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #334 on: 17 Aug 2011, 21:08 »

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #335 on: 18 Aug 2011, 09:06 »

the "Roll to cover" thing looks kind of cool.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #336 on: 21 Aug 2011, 17:32 »

Doesn't really say anything other than what we've already seen in the E3 vids.

Also, idk some of those animations look pretty stiff. It'd probably be less noticeable when actually playing the game.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #337 on: 28 Aug 2011, 06:00 »

So it seems the official FemShep is still a short-haired redhead (now with freckles?)

http://i.imgur.com/0spuw.jpg

I like to think of this as a "fuck you" to the way the voting turned out on Facebook, although this probably just means that they preferred to stick to an artist's rendition of the default Femshep from the previous games. Still, I'm happy, since at the very least the hairdo seems practical enough.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #338 on: 28 Aug 2011, 11:44 »

Actually, BioWare responded to the fanrage about the blonde being chosen and decided that the Facebook contest was just to determine FemShep's style, so they opened up a second round of voting to determine the hair color and the redhead won: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150264015271645.327924.85811091644

Not really a "fuck you" so much as caving to the public.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #339 on: 28 Aug 2011, 13:20 »

Now, let's get rid of the derp face.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #340 on: 29 Aug 2011, 17:32 »

imo the hair style was the thing that needed changing, not the other way around D: I was in the bandwagon of people who thought whoever voted for the long-haired blonde needed some serious re-evaluation.

And yeah, I don't really like the new face either, but things could be worse. I much prefer the GameInformer rendition, although it ain't all bad. Are those freckles? Keep those freckles, the freckles I can live with. A lot.

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #341 on: 30 Aug 2011, 08:48 »

I guess this is Commander Shepard's last hoorah

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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #342 on: 30 Aug 2011, 09:55 »

I guess this is Commander Shepard's last hoorah

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A trilogy is more than a lot of characters get.  Less than a few get, but still, more than most.  I'm fine with that.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #343 on: 03 Sep 2011, 10:38 »

Not that shocking. Pretty sure they said that before around the time ME2 launched.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #344 on: 12 Oct 2011, 07:33 »

So, after months of on again off again rumors, Bioware finally confirmed it, Mass Effect 3 is getting multi-player
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #345 on: 17 Oct 2011, 02:04 »

Sweet. Or perhaps not, Mass Effect is weirdly one of those games that becomes yours because there IS no multiplayer. You have your own way of getting through things and completing missions, etc. But the co-op does sound like fun, something to do after you've spent 40+ hours completing the game yourself first.

Oh, yeah I need to finish ME2.

The whole FemShep thing? Well I think it's good that she's out there but the redesign was possibly unnecessary; however, the 18% populace that DO choose FemShep first time around isn't a strong enough group to warrant keeping the FemShep's of  yore at the forefront of the last ME game. Beautification doesn't seem worth it, to me. But hey, probably won't even play as FemShep anyway. The thing is, I don't think women in video games is a problem. The reason there is underrepresentation has got to be based around the fact that majority of males make the games for another majority of males. If video games as a form of entertainment was a party, it would be an official sausage-fest.

I mean, Metroid did fine with Samus being a power suit lady that didn't get a load of sexual undertones (although I haven't played any recent ones)...protagonists aren't the problem (and neither are the supporting cast, like Miranda, as you ARE encouraged to pursue romantic relationships) but any characters from Dead or Alive, or Mortal Kombat, etc, where story falls far behind looks and the visual feel of the game, encapsulate the male-centric institution that modern video games are a product of. Sex sells, apparently, so Bioware are fine with slightly appeasing a percentage of their fanbase while at the same time shifting some sexy FemShep limited edition copies and making it look okay. I don't know if it is okay or if it isn't, I won't play as FemShep, and Bioware are clearly trying to make FemShep an equal part of the ME universe.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #346 on: 17 Oct 2011, 08:06 »

Men are still a majority, but not by much anymore. Is around a 42% female player base now. Besides that, saying that female portrayal in games isn't a problem (improved, sure) is kind of akin to saying DC's portrayal of women is just hunky dorey.
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #347 on: 14 Dec 2011, 23:15 »

I really, really want Wrex as a permanent squadmate again, but I know that's not gonna happen. Anyone else know what was specifically leaked during the story leak that BioWare let loose upon the internets?
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Re: Bioware's New Game: It's Mass Effect 3.
« Reply #348 on: 22 Dec 2011, 01:50 »

iirc there was a story arc that involved Wrex + a fertile female Krogan VIP, but that was already shown in presentations beforehand sooooo

I expect a plot presence, definitely, but not really a right-hand-man thing anymore D:
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