BioWEAR Cosplay Alliance

Karissa Barrows, project manager of the Mass Effect Cast Cosplay Initiative, has created a Facebook group for anyone interested in seeking guidance and entry into the world of cosplaying BioWare game characters:

BioWEAR Cosplay Alliance

A community for ALL BioWare cosplayers, cosplay aficionados, and those who want to cosplay but desire a little guidance while starting up. There will never be charters, admins (beyond cleaning up spam and what have you), elitism, or anything otherwise of that nature here. What there WILL be is a group of super fun people who love cosplay and BioWare ready to share their efforts and help with yours.

Thanks to Patrick Weekes for the heads up on Twitter!

Limited Edition Tali Print Giveaway

In conjunction with BioWare, the fine folks at Cook & Becker are giving away a limited edition Tali print (#41 out of 50) that recently sold out. All you need to do to enter is to tweet about their BioWare art collection with a specific link in the content of the message. C&B mentioned that they ship worldwide, so they're not limiting giveaway entries by location. Although no deadline to enter was mentioned, recent C&B tweets suggest that the giveaway winner will be selected "soon" and announced both on their Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Check their Facebook page post for the giveaway details.

ThinkGeek 20% off…everything (3/7)

ThinkGeek is offering a 20% off discount (with promo code TIMMYFIX) on everything sold at their website today to apologize for yesterday's server issues. This might be an opportune time to pick up some Mass Effect merchandise that they sell, including figures, figurines, mimobot drives, playing cards, hoodies, t-shirts, and even a full scale replica of Mass Effect 3's M-3 Predator gun. Read More

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost #WinItWed Giveaway

Today, the Official Playstation events and promos Twitter account is giving away a prize package of the Mass Effect: Paragon Lost blu-ray, Mass Effect Trilogy (PS3), and knicknacks like a signed Mass Effect: Paragon Lost poster. To enter this giveaway, you need to tweet @HeyPlayStation with the answer to this question:

Source: @HeyPlayStation

Who voices James Vega in @FUNimation & @BioWare's movie #MassEffect: Paragon Lost, available on @SonyEntNet? #WinItWed

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Patch 1.0.2014 Released

There's a new patch for the Windows version of the game to coincide with today's release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac OS X. No transmogrification of your PC into OS X is involved, but it does fix a lot of bugs and add some nice features to the game, in particular, five new class kits: Dwarven Defender, Shadowdancer, Dragon Disciple, Dark Moon Monk and Sun Soul Monk. The patch is available for the Beamdog version of the game (Mac OS X version already includes it), and presumably the corresponding updates for iPad (App Store) and Steam (Atari->Steam) versions are being filtered through their more lengthy approval processes. Read More

March to the Mask

BioWare is asking fans to vote for Mass Effect 3's N7 mask design in the March to the Mask Facebook challenge, a promotional event for upcoming 3rd person shooter Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. For winning the vote-off, they'll receive a VIP kit, whose goodies they'll pass along to us (presumably in a future giveaway). All you have to do is visit the Facebook post and leave the comment "B."

1200 Microsoft Points (Xbox), Mass Effect 2 (PS3), Razer SWTOR Headset (PC)

For XBox users who are interested in getting Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1200 MSP = $15) at a slight discount, Newegg is selling 1200 MSP digital codes (i.e. instant delivery) for 15% off with promo code 15OFFXBOXLIVE. This takes the net cost of Citadel down to $12.75 and you don't have to contend with leftover MSP currency, nice and neat.

Mass Effect 2 (Playstation 3) is also being featured as a weekly gaming deal for 40% off ($12). The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 uniquely includes most of Mass Effect 2's premium DLC (except for Arrival).

On the branded peripheral front, Newegg is offering the premium Razer SWTOR gaming headset for 46% off ($70). It's their first week of Razer sales, so it's possible that we'll be seeing some Dragon Age and Mass Effect branded products in subsequent weeks.

Dragon Age 2 for free [After Rebate] (2/26-3/1)

Newegg (U.S. only) is running a new 50% off sale on a bunch of PC games, including Dragon Age 2, but to sweeten the pot, they're also running a $10 mail-in rebate promotion that qualifies on these sale items, making them free after rebate. This is the physical boxed version of Dragon Age 2 (with free shipping), and the rebate will come in the form of a $10 prepaid Visa credit card after 8-10 weeks. Read More

PTS 2.0 Vanguard / Powertech Changes Overview

Spurred by the need to compile class changes in order to update my SWTOR Mirror Skills Translator, I'll be posting a series of overview articles to detail the class changes currently on the Public Test Server, many of which are not detailed in the patch notes, and what you can expect when the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion is released. Let's start with the Powertech (Empire) and its counterpart, the Vanguard (Republic). Read More

Mass Effect 3: Reckoning DLC Twitch.tv Stream

If you missed BioWare's Twitch.tv stream featuring Q&A about and gameplay from the Mass Effect 3: Reckoning Multiplayer DLC to be released tomorrow, it clocks in at a little over an hour in duration is now available for playback at your leisure. Maybe during Mass Effect Multiplayer server downtime/maintenance tomorrow morning (probably to deploy Reckoning) at 7am ET (4am PT)? Read More