Kotobukiya’s Lucky Draw Giveaway – Bisho FemShep and Paragon Lost

Kotobukiya, the Japanese figure company, has worked with Bioware over the past couple of years in producing monstrous-eyed versions of Mass Effect favorites Liara T'Soni and now Commander Shepard. In the latest of the company's monthly giveaways, you can enter through the Facebook page for a chance to win one bishoujo FemShep statue and a copy of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (blu-ray + dvd).

Kotobukiya is running the sweepstakes from today until 3/20, and you can enter it through their Facebook app. No purchase or liking is necessary.

Flash Sale – Get Mass Effect Digital Comics for Cheap, Free Blasto!

Dark Horse Comics is currently holding a flash sale in its digital store, featuring the comic entries in the Mass Effect catalog. Single issues are going for $.99, while the bundles are going for at least half off (the Homeworlds bundle in particular is a great deal). You can also get The Art of the Mass Effect Universe in digital format on sale as well.

Furthermore, the one-off Blasto: Eternity is Forever issue is free for any digital store account-holder. Of course, while absolutely not necessarily canon, it's still a entertaining read.

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.

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."

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!

Final Mass Effect 3 DLC Announced. *Sniffle*

The end of the Mass Effect 3 cycle is drawing nigh. Nearly a full year since the release of Shepard's final story, Bioware has announced two upcoming pieces of DLC that will draw a close to this Mass Effect arc. Due out Tuesday, February 26 is the new multiplayer pack Reckoning, and the week after brings the final single-player mission - Citadel. Read More

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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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.

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