Today BioWare released a new patch for Mass Effect 3, which should update your game version to 1.02. This patch most notably fixes importing the appearance of custom Shepards and eliminates more potential crashes. The PC version of this patch is out today, April 9, just launch Origin and the game will automatically begin patching. The console versions will be rolled out tomorrow, April 10.
In Dark Horse's newly released Mass Effect digital comic and artbook "MegaBundle" (currently 50% off), there is an exclusive preview of the next Mass Effect comic series, Mass Effect: Homeworlds, written by Mac Walters. Each issue in the Homeworlds series will feature one of the main characters of Mass Effect 3. The first issue will highlight James Vega (coming April 25), as seen in the Anthony Palumbo cover, and the second issue will feature Tali'Zorah (coming May 30). Unlike the exclusively-digital Dragon Age comic series, this series will be published in both physical and digital form. Read More
The FemShep trailer has touched down. Let's play a game of "Guess how many old characters you see". Read More
The Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack (free Multiplayer DLC) is scheduled to be released this upcoming Tuesday, April 10 (US) or Wednesday, April 11 (EU). It contains 2 additional maps, 6 multiplayer class-race combo unlocks, 4 new consumables, and 3 new guns.
Via press release today, EA has announced additional content to "clarify" the ending to Mass Effect 3. This Extended Cut will be available for free sometime this summer.
Alienware Arena is giving away a limited number of keys for a Mass Effect 3 in-game item, the M-90 Indra Sniper Rifle. You just have to have or sign up for a free Alienware Arena account on their website to obtain a key, while supplies last. At the time of this post, there are a little under 3,000 keys still available but the number is dwindling quickly. The fine print on the giveaway page seems to suggest that another batch of keys will be made available for the EU launch date of March 9th, the current batch is for the US/Canada release owners.
BioWare/EA Marketing guy David Silverman recently commented on Twitter to let people know that the long-anticipated FemShep trailer "won't release after the demo." We can probably safely assume that he is referring to the Mass Effect 3 demo coming on February 14, and this means that the trailer may be released before or at the same time as the demo. Thanks to @femshep_com for the heads up!
Dark Horse Comics has released a 6-page preview of the upcoming Mass Effect: Homeworlds comic issue #1, which focuses on a story about Mass Effect 3's James Vega.
Here's the initial version of my Mass Effect 3 Power Calculator! It has most of the basic features you can expect in a ME3 build planner, allowing you to create builds, save/bookmark links to them and/or share them with your friends. Currently, the data is based off tooltips in the release build of the singleplayer game. I plan to add more data for squadmates, multiplayer, and bonus powers in future updates. Read More
In case you've missed it, stuff has been hitting the fan over on Alliance News...
Green Man Gaming is currently offering a 20% off coupon code for US/Canada-only pc digital download purchases of Mass Effect 3 ($48) and Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe ($64) editions. This is the largest discount we've seen since the game's launch on Tuesday. Use TAKEE-ARTHB-ACK20 on the checkout page to receive this discount. The code expires on Sunday, March 11. Read More
If you've registered your Mass Effect 3 preorder with BioWare already, you should be able to download CD-quality *.wav files of the Mass Effect 3 OST a day earlier than the official release. Just visit your Profile > Your registered game content at the BioWare Social Network to get your download link. There are 23 tracks + 2 bonus tracks for Collector's Edition owners. You can also listen to the entire album over at stormage09's Youtube channel as well.