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Game News Mass Effect 3 Info Package

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by VentilatorOfDoom, May 16, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>Well, first of all you'll be glad to hear that <strong>Mass Effect 3</strong> will have same-sex romances, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/CaseyDHudson/status/69833443067969536" target="_blank">confirmed by Casey Hudson</a>. Read more about ME3's man-love <a href="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/05/16/fabulous-massles-me3-will-have-man-love/" target="_blank">over at RPS</a>.</p>
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    <p>Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson has revealed in <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/CaseyDHudson/status/69833443067969536">a tweet</a> that ME3 will feature same-sex romances for both female <em>and</em> male Commander Shepards. Previous games in the series only offered girl-on-girl sex scenes for the stated reason that &ldquo;if you&rsquo;re picturing a PG-13 action movie, that&rsquo;s how we&rsquo;re trying to design it.&rdquo; Which, if it&rsquo;s true, is a comparatively innocent reason for the noninclusion of male homosexuality. Less innocent reasons might include the fear of tarnishing the game&rsquo;s macho figurehead, but ANYWAY! Let&rsquo;s all assume Shepherd was neck-deep in the closet for those first two games and move on.</p>
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    <p>Furthermore PCGamer offers 2 interviews, <a href="http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/14/bioware-mass-effect-3-has-no-new-love-interests/" target="_blank">one concerning romances</a></p>
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    <p><strong>PC Gamer: How are the romance options compared to previous games? In Mass Effect 1 you only had a few, and then Mass Effect 2 had loads.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Casey Hudson:</strong> It had a few more. In this one, we don&rsquo;t really have new characters that are part of the romance stuff in the way that we did in Mass Effect 2, where we introduced a lot of characters. So this is more about how you, if you&rsquo;re a new player, how you start these romances with the existing characters. If you&rsquo;ve had relationships with previous characters, then it&rsquo;s your opportunity to resolve those. And again, it&rsquo;s in the context of a &lsquo;World War II&rsquo;-type setting, so you don&rsquo;t really know if you&rsquo;re going to survive, or what kind of a world is going to live beyond the story. So it&rsquo;s kind of that situation.<br /><br />But we also have some interesting things happening, where you&rsquo;ve got Ashley and Kaiden from the first game, you&rsquo;ve got Liara, and there&rsquo;s sort of a love triangle there. And then we gave people a bunch of new characters. People said &ldquo;Well, I just want my Mass Effect 1 characters, and I&rsquo;m not interested in any of these characters.&rdquo; But then a lot of people had romances with those characters, and now the fun is bringing back some of those characters from Mass Effect 1 and putting them back in the mix, and looking at what you did in Mass Effect 2 and bringing some&hellip; interesting scenarios around those things.</p>
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    <p>... and another one <a href="http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/15/bioware-on-tactical-targeting-in-mass-effect-3/" target="_blank">concerning the combat</a>.</p>
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    <p><strong>PC Gamer: When you&rsquo;re fighting the Reaper-ised version of a species, how is that different to fighting the normal versions of them?</strong><br /><br /><strong>Casey Hudson:</strong> It&rsquo;s quite different, that&rsquo;s where we&rsquo;re putting a lot of our fun new special activities, around these new abilities that they have. So we&rsquo;re giving them heavier melee stuff that they might do, or one of them is able to suck back the health of the enemies you&rsquo;ve killed around it. So as you&rsquo;re killing enemies next to it, your squadmates are working on this character, and it&rsquo;s able to suck in the health. You start thinking about tactically, &ldquo;is it better to work on this character first, or fight the guys first to get them all cleared out? Because it&rsquo;s going to suck their health if I try and fight them both?&rdquo;<br /><br />So they have special abilities that their origin species don&rsquo;t have, but it&rsquo;s always kind of hinting back at what that species is good at.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/102905-mass-effect-3-interview.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Bioware should stop wasting millions making these games and just port japanese dating sims to the western public. These game "journalists" would have an nerd-gasm.
     
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  3. Mister Arkham Scholar

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    Is it just me or do Hudson's answers barely make sense? They almost read like they were run through a translator program, they're so muddled.
     
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  4. Ludo Educated

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    In fact I'm agreeing with Mister Arkham, that is borderline incoherent, and now I've forgotten the hilarious line I was going to type, oh well.
     
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  5. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron Edgy

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    :what: Who still cares about fucking mass effect 3 and its romances. I'd rather pay 80 bucks for Age of decadence than download this shit with its gay romances...
     
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  6. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I bet someone, somewhere is currently fapping at this.

    Probably a BW fan.
     
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  7. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    1: It's really not much of a stretch. I saved Kaidan and Shepard fucking picks him up and throws him over the shoulder like a bitch, and later on in ME2 when they meet again there's so much homosexuality oozing all over the place. It can't just be brushed aside as two friends meeting each other after a long time. There's a connection here that we, as players, don't know about. All of this has been building towards a major climax in the third game. BioWare is pure genius.

    2: Fuck yeah, ME3. More sex!

    edit: Still waiting for them to confirm Zaeed as the new Normandy yeoman.
     
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  8. Freelance Henchman Arcane

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    :lol: Aw fuck yeah.

    "Garrus wants a bleedin' word with you, Commander. Tell 'im he still owes me creds from poker night, will ya?"

    "Check your bleedin' email Commander, that gay porn site has updates for you. *leering grin*"

    "The goddam Illusive Man's on the line, Shepard. I told him you're busy screwing that bald bitch down in the engine compartment. *leering grin*"
     
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  9. Alexandros Arcane

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    Indeed.
     
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  10. mysterious-stranger Educated

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    Weee, more rushed badly written romances, and here I was hoping for an actual plot
     
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  11. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    I find the lack of information abut romanceable Chakwas disturbing.
     
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  12. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Sweet MILF romance. :smug: By the way, if Bioware really wanted to make a mature game, they would include a romancable Chakwas.
     
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  13. torpid Liturgist

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    This should not be in RPG News :x

    Even Jaesun keeps his ME-luv out of the news posts.
     
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  14. Stabwound Arcane

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    It's safe to say that ME3 will be strictly an action game with gay porn, but I still want it.
     
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  15. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    The next step is just straight up gay porn. Can't fucking wait!
     
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  16. CorpseZeb Learned

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    My God, They – The Gays – already taken our jobs, pubs, streets and our women and now... our games too...

    Super mega serious mode on/
    All attempts to level up people tolerance to different sex preferences, I consider as good thing.
    Super mega serious mode off/

    … but this (me3) sounds almost as mockery – romance relationship only for sake of... having romance relationship, or maybe for sake giving more power to an already almighty player (savior of galaxy and fucker of everyone regardless of sex) – but maybe I get all this wrong...

    On the other hand, everyman porn's equal.
     
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  17. Reptilian Shapeshifter Educated

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    Mass Erect 3: The Ass Reapers
     
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  18. turul Scholar

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    I want romance options with these:

    [​IMG]

    I also may consider fcking a space monkey:

    [​IMG]


    :yeah:
     
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  19. someone else Arcane Patron

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    If you don't like gay sex, don't have it!
     
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    But I can't NOT have it any more, I've seen too many dicks in porn! :Liberal:
     
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  21. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    I don't like gays, but I like dicks

    I am conflict
     
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  22. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Whew. Thank God. That's a relief. Good thing Bioware still has its priorities straight.
     
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  24. RPGMaster Savant

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    But is there sex on ladders?
     
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    Maybe it was the fact he didn't let me die on Virmire.

    Then again, maybe it was the time he slammed me against the lockers and proceeded to kiss me senseless.

    I had no idea he was going to do that, or even wanted to. He flirts with everyone in his tough, sarcastic way. Ash, Liara, me, the damn Requisitions Officer, Garrus. I swear, even Wrex at times. The way he smiles, jokes, moves... Or is it just me? I don't know. He has me so confused... I've never lost my concentration to this level over a commanding officer.

    Which is just so wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to start.

    But there we were, kissing in full sight of anyone who would happen to walk by, living and moving invitation to a court martial and I didn't give a damn.

    The few men I've been with have all been civilians. Safer that way. They've never been a physical equal to me, and the knowledge Shepard was stronger than me, and was using that advantage, was a surprising turn on.

    I don't mean I was a passive subject to his attentions, oh no. I was kissing him back with all the hunger and frustration I'd collected during our mission, and digging my fingers into his skin... Skin? When did I slide my hands under his shirt?

    Damn, we have to stop!

    He's staring at me with an unreadable expression while we fight to get our breath back. Then he smirks. No, no, not that.

    "Well, well, well," he drawls, and I want to crawl into my sleeping pod and never come out. He's not going to use *this* against me, when he didn't do so with my other confidences.

    He must see the anger sparkling in my eyes because his smile transforms, and he raises his hand to touch me. On anyone else I would call it gentleness but that's a word I'd never connect to his battle scarred face and rough physique.

    Joker's voice interrupts us before his hand makes contact with my face. Shit, Joker. I suddenly remember the cameras all over the ship. Did he watch?

    "Another time," Shepard says, with regret in his voice, before he leaves and I'm left to lean on the lockers, trying to gather my wits.

    What ever started it, whatever this is, has led me here.

    I'm pacing the floor right outside the captain's cabin, debating whether I should go in. We're on our way to Ilos, where this thing will be resolved, one way or another.

    I - we - have one night to settle whatever this is.

    Well, regardless of everything else, I want him to know I support him in this. I'm honoured to have served by his side, even though his methods haven't always met with my approval.

    So I knock on the door and walk in.

    He's sitting by the desk, studying star charts but gets up when I approach.

    "Kaidan," he says quietly.

    We haven't been alone together since that kiss. I swear there's uncertainty lingering in his eyes.

    I tell him what I came here to tell, about my feelings on the whole mutiny thing, and serving with him.

    "Is that all you want to say?" he asks, and now it's my turn to feel insecure.

    "I, well..."

    I don't know what he wants from me so I don't know what to want from him. Am I just a plaything, too? Would he just use me to reduce stress before tomorrow? Would that be enough for me? Do I even want it?

    Well, maybe fraternising is a small problem compared to the mutiny but am I willing to risk my whole career for a tumble?

    I meet his determined grey eyes and swallow. Yes. The answer is yes. I'd risk anything for just a taste.

    I'm not very good at keeping all that off my face it seems, because he takes a step toward me to stand in my personal space, so close I can almost feel his breath on my lips.

    "Stay," he says, and it's more of an invitation than I expected. The not-gentleness is back on his face, with a fair amount of hunger.

    "Yes," I get out before his lips are on mine, and it's the previous kiss all over again.

    We're holding and sucking and licking and nibbling, and everything in between. It's almost like wrestling, the passionate way we make towards his bed (why is it so far away?)... and then we are on it, me on top, and we roll and fight for position and before I know we're struggling for clothes.

    We have to stop kissing to get rid of our boots, and we laugh because our pants are tangled up in our knees and we fight with straps and laces. Something tears and something else snaps, and then our lips find each other again.

    Skin finds skin, and everything is hot and hard and smooth at the same time. Scars meet scars, teeth mar flesh, and I love him so much it hurts and I never ever want this moment to stop.

    The thought makes stop, mid-kiss. I roll us so that I'm on top again. I spend a long moment just searching his face, flushed with desire, eyes hazy with lust. Is that all there is?

    He moves his head up, reaching for my lips but I move back until he gets the point. He could of course move his hands from my hips to my head but he seems to sense I don't want it, not now. He lies still, letting me hover there just beyond his reach. He doesn't say a word but doesn't try to hurry me either.

    I move my head closer, as if to kiss him.

    "Am I a man or am I a soldier?" I ask, face inches from his.

    "You can be both," he answers, smiling, and pulls me down for that kiss.


    :mca::mca::mca:
     
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