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Mass Effect Andromeda Weapons Get the Spotlight in Latest Video, Game Has Gone Gold

[embedded content] While we just got a new Mass Effect Andromeda video yesterday, we have yet another one today and I’m not complaining! For this one, BioWare gives us an overview of the Mass Effect Andromeda weapons players will be able to wield at launch. First off, all classes can now equip any kind of gun type, so that alone is a major step up compared to past Mass Effect titles. In Andromeda, there are four kinds of guns: pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and sniper rifles. As for melee weapons, we see in the video that there’s three kinds: the sword  Asari sword), a Krogan hammer and what looks like an omni blade that seems to be similar to the one Commander Shepard used in the trilogy. Weapons aren’t the only things that can decimate enemies, of course. There are different kind of abilities available to cater to every play style. Finally, the video gives us a quick look at Andromeda’s mobility system that’s a big departure from the old games in the franchise. This time, players will be able to hover, dash to the side and evade. Additionally, the official BioWare Twitter account has tweeted that Mass Effect Andromeda…

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Some Mass Effect Andromeda Planets Are Bigger Than Dragon Age Inquisition

The embargo on Mass Effect Andromeda is up, which means that dozens of previews and interviews went up today (including one on this very site). That means there is a ton of new details popping up about BioWare’s upcoming action role-playing game, and one of the most interesting tidbits we’ve seen was in regard to just how big the latest Mass Effect is. Let’s just say that the developer is definitely putting the mass in Mass Effect. Here’s what BioWare producer Fabrice Condominas had to say about the game’s size and depth when talking to Gamereactor UK: Oh, it’s bigger than any of the three [games in the original trilogy]. In terms of the footprint, for example, it’s gigantic. One planet can be the size of Dragon Age: Inquisition as a whole. Not all of them, but some of them. But it gives you an idea of scale. But also in terms of, for example, the progression system, it’s probably the deepest we ever made. So even in terms of mechanically, the crafting system is probably the one we pushed further than any in the three. So it’s definitely bigger. There are a lot of other interesting details in the full Mass READ FULL STORY…

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New Mass Effect Andromeda Videos Feature Combat Gameplay, Natalie Dormer

[embedded content] In the second Mass Effect Andromeda Official Gameplay Series video, Combat Profiles and Squads, BioWare showcases how to customize your characters, progress your skills, and command your squad. Beginning at 1:20, you can see how useful your four Favorites loadouts will be during combat. The squad gameplay then begins at 3:20, where Power Combos are featured. Another new Mass Effect Andromeda video today confirms Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as the voice of Lexi T’Perro, the Tempest’s doctor. One of the first characters you meet after waking up, Dr. Lexi’s role is to “maintain crew fitness, both physical and mental, and research how the environments and situations they are exposed to throughout the Andromeda galaxy affect human biology and psychology.” [embedded content] On the Mass Effect website, BioWare detailed two of the seven types of profiles you can choose from as you unlock skills: Adept – As you gain more biotic skills, you’ll unlock the Adept profile that adds bonuses to the duration and damage of your biotics. The more you invest in these skills, the higher the level of profiles you’ll be able to unlock. Explorer – If you want to dabble in lots of different skills, try the Explorer profile. With this READ…

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Mass Effect Andromeda Preview – New Beginnings (PS4)

[embedded content] While we know a few details about Mass Effect Andromeda based on the info that’s been trickling out as we near the game’s March 21 North American release date, that still pales in comparison to actually seeing the sci-fi RPG in the flesh, and even actually getting to play the latest BioWare saga. Thankfully, EA invited us earlier this month to the publisher’s Redwood studios to get a sneak peek, and get our grubby mitts on Mass Effect Andromeda. While we do document what we’ve seen and played, we aren’t allowed to talk about character romances, codex entries and how the story progress. This is understandable given how much the Mass Effect games rely on their stories, and Andromeda is no different. It Begins… The Mass Effect series has seen some great games over the course of its lifetime, with players guiding Commander Shepard through the Mass Effect universe, completing a trilogy of titles that had the Commander creating tricky alliances and taking down enemies to save our planet. All of the previous titles were tied together, creating one long story arch. The latest title in the series, Mass Effect Andromeda, breaks away from Commander Shepard and launches us…

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Mass Effect Gets Dirty with New Card Pack for Cards Against Humanity

Bioware and Cards Against Humanity are teaming up for a Mass Effect-themed pack with 14 brand new cards sure to reach the limits of intergalactic dirtiness. …Read More The post Mass Effect Gets Dirty with New Card Pack for Cards Against Humanity by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Why does Mass Effect: Andromeda´s female characters look so ugly? – Bioware SJW design 101

I am most likely far from the only one who has noticed that there is something very odd about the female characters in Bioware´s upcoming action/RPG game “Mass Effect: Andromeda” (the game is set for a release in March to PS4, Xbox One and PC – NA on the 21st of March, and EU on the 23rd of March). Well,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video Explores the Weapons & Skills

[embedded content] In the first video of Mass Effect Andromeda’s Official Gameplay Series, BioWare spends five minutes discussing the weapons and skills you’ll use in combat. If you just want to see some gameplay, skip ahead to 3:40. “Welcome to the Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay series,” BioWare says. “In this video, learn all about combat. Battle with weaponry from an alien galaxy, outmaneuver enemies with your jump-jet, and unlock the power of Biotics. In Mass Effect Andromeda, you are on a mission to find a new home for humanity. How far will you go?” In a new blog post, BioWare explained what to expect from the movement in Andromeda: The action in Mass Effect Andromeda is built around fluid, fast-paced, third-person combat. You’ll experience freedom of movement with the use of a jump-jet that allows you to jump, evade, and hover in the midst of battle. You’ll also discover a dynamic new cover system that enables you to seamlessly use almost anything, including your own vehicle, for cover. Using your jump-jet and the cover system, you’ll be able to approach each battle in a way that suits your gameplay style. As for weapons, there are four categories of firearms – pistols, shotguns, READ FULL…

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Bioware Clarifies That Mass Effect: Andromeda Isn’t Open-World

The footage in recent Mass Effect: Andromeda trailers have led to some confusion as to whether or not Bioware’s upcoming action role-playing game has an open-world or not. Bioware has cleared that up, as producer Michael Gamble told Official Xbox Magazine that the game doesn’t have an open-world. It will feature large sections to explore, though, and Gamble opted to call it an “exploration-based game.” “You still have the concept of tight story deliverance and all the great things you come to expect with Mass Effect.” said Gamble to the magazine. “The layer on top of that is a layer of exploration. Sometimes that happens in open spaces, but not always. You can cruise around some of these planets in the Nomad, but it’s not the traditional sandbox-type game.” That description of how Mass Effect: Andromeda should be a familiar one to fans of the series, as previous games allowed players to explore large planets. So, while the game will definitely give players the freedom to explore environments, it’s not an open-world game in the typical sense. Don’t expect it to play like Saint’s Row in space, or one connected world like Assassin‘s Creed. Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to release on March 21, 2017 in the READ…

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Mass Effect Andromeda Will Have Meaningful Side Quests Like The Witcher Series, Says Producer

BioWare has learned some lessons from Dragon Age: Inquisition and has assured its fans that Mass Effect Andromeda will have “meaningful” side quests. The developers have sought inspiration from games like The Witcher series, which have been praised for their side stories. Speaking to PC Gamer magazine in its March issue, game producer Fabrice Condominas said: We are approaching the completionist aspect very differently, because we’ve done and learned a lot from Inquisition. But we’ve also observed what other games have been doing, like The Witcher. And it was very important for us that the quantity of scope doesn’t downgrade the quality of whatever you are doing there. Mass Effect Andromeda releases on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage. What do our readers think of Condominas’ comments? Let us know your thoughts. [Source: PC Gamer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Some Fans Already Want To Bang Mass Effect: Andromeda's New Alien 

We don’t know much about the Angara, Mass Effect’s new alien race. That’s OK, though. Some fans are already  getting flustered just thinking about having someone new to smooch. Advertisement That someone is an Angaran called Jaal, pictured above. As Eurogamer has noted, Jaal’s already got a clubhouse going on, fan art and everything. Really, it makes sense. Romance is such a big part of the franchises’ identity that people are still talking about sex scenes in Mass Effect 3. It helps that Bioware itself has embraced this fact: Producer on Mass Effect Andromeda Over in places like Tumblr, fans are affectionately referring to Jaal as a space squid cat who they want to, ahem, get to know better: Eurogamer claims there is porn of Jaal out there already, and while I couldn’t find any myself, the idea alone pulls us down a rabbit hole of ‘how would this alien even fuck?’ Advertisement Meanwhile, the developers over at Bioware are loving every moment of this, it seems like: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Become Your Favorite Characters from Mass Effect: Andromeda with Bioware’s New Character Kits

Ahead of the game’s release in March, Bioware is encouraging fans to dress up as characters from Mass Effect: Andromeda with new high-res images and art. …Read More The post Become Your Favorite Characters from Mass Effect: Andromeda with Bioware’s New Character Kits by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Mass Effect Andromeda’s Peebee is a Romance Option, New Trailer Briefly Shows Multiplayer Footage

[embedded content] BioWare has said that Peebee will be a romance option in Mass Effect Andromeda. This was first revealed by the character’s voice actress, Christine Lakin, in the video interview above (around the 0.30 mark) where she mentioned that Peebee allows herself to fall in love. Later, producer Michael Gamble confirmed the same while responding to a fan on Twitter. BioWare also released a new trailer (below) for the game’s pre-order bonuses. Although very brief, it features new multiplayer footage so make sure to check it out. [embedded content] With regards to pre-orders, Gamble reiterated that everyone will get the same content regardless of where and when people pre-order. He also said that Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions include pre-order items. “It’s the least we could do,” he recently tweeted. Mass Effect Andromeda releases on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. [Source: Michael Gamble (Twitter 1, 2, 3)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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BioWare’s New IP Given Release Window, Mass Effect Andromeda Expected to Move 3 Million Copies at Launch

In EA’s latest financial report, CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that BioWare’s new IP will be released at the end of the next fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018). Wilson also said BioWare’s IP will be “a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new stories set in a unique new universe.” He added that it could “fundamentally disrupt the waypeople think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in exhilarating new ways.” Over on the BioWare blog, General Manager Aaryn Flynn gave us some brief details about the history of their new IP: As our CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned, we’re creating a unique IP that will bring players together in exciting new ways. There’s much more to say in the coming months, but for now, I wanted to offer this additional background. In 2012, we began crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay. Our ambition is simple: Draw upon 20+ years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends. There’s nothing quite as exciting as building a new IP from scratch, and it will be even more thrilling for us to share READ FULL…