I'm Tired of Special Editions That Don't Include the Game

This is not a blog about God of War: Ragnarok, specifically, but the special editions for Sony Santa Monica’s sequel have once again reminded me of a weird, frustrating trend in video gam...

After Years of Silence, Mass Effect 3 Devs Talk About What it Took to ‘Fix’ Its Ending

Mass Effect 3’s ending controversy is nearly ten years old at this point. Back in 2012, BioWare was the subject of a barrage of fan backlash for the Mass Effect trilogy’s conclusion,...

Intimate Space: The State of Queerness in Mass Effect

In Mass Effect’s vision of the far-flung future, humanity has integrated into a galactic society. Long gone are the otherings and dissension of modern-day Earth, as humans take their place in t...

An Ode to Ashley Williams from Mass Effect

The following will contain spoilers for Mass Effect and its sequels. Reader discretion is advised.

Shepard on Shepard: Mass Effect's Mark Meer on His Journey in N7 Armor

With the Mass Effect series in a state of revitalized fandom thanks to the Legendary Edition remasters, and the future in an uncertain limbo, seemingly hinting at some kind of return...

Mass Effect 2 DLC Order Guide - What Order to Play Everything In

It’s been nearly ten years since the original release of Mass Effect 3 and even longer since the first two games in the trilogy came out. As a result you may find yourself wondering whic...

Kai Leng Would've Sucked Less if He Shut the Fuck Up

The following will contain spoilers for Mass Effect 3.

Bioware Breaks Down Gameplay Changes Made to the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the remastered collection of Bioware’s original trilogy, is coming out just under a decade after Mass Effect 3’s launch in 2012. While Bioware has sai...

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Choice Statistics Show Players Grew a Conscience

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has been out for about two months now, and BioWare has released some statistics on some of the choices that players made across the trilogy. And honestly, a lot...

Thank You Bioware For Giving My Gay Ass a Heart Icon to Flirt With

On episode 36 of 99 Potions, Fanbyte’s weekly RPG-centric podcast, our News Editor Imran Khan raised some valid concerns about Bioware’s implementation of a heart icon to indicate romantic interes...

How Long Does it Take to Beat Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Remaster?

It’s been nearly ten years since the original release of Mass Effect 3 and even longer since the first two games in the trilogy came out. As a result you may find yourself wondering how long ...

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Is a Chance to Make Amends With Gay Men

In the final romance scene between Commander Shepard and Kaidan Alenko in Mass Effect 3, both men are sitting in Shepard’s quarters, worried about the galaxy-defining fight that’s to come. ...

They Put the Motherfucking Normandy in No Man's Sky

Commander Shepard’s ship, the SSV Normandy SR-1, now exists within No Man’s Sky, and I’m just enough of a fucking nerd to be already considering jumping back into Hello Games’ open universe g...

Commander Shepard's Stamina: A Review