So I refused Diana Allers a spot on the Normandy...

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#1 Edited by Mooshu (486 posts) -

This was before I understood the whole concept of War Assets. Will this bite me in the ass later? Or can my war assets be made up in other ways, like multiplayer?

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

@Mooshu: She is worth a whoppin' 5 points of War Assets. Don't worry about it.

I mean, oh no! You didn't bring reporter lady with you! You'll never beat the Reapers nao!

#3 Posted by Mooshu (486 posts) -

Doesn't she add multipliers to other things though?

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

The one reporter in the game you can't punch.
 
Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

#5 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

Never refuse a woman.

#6 Posted by Doctorchimp (4063 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

I put her on my ship as an albatross to remind me what Bioware has become...

#7 Posted by Mooshu (486 posts) -

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

#8 Posted by CptBedlam (4439 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Never refuse a woman.

Always refuse an IGN editor.

#9 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

Thank god she's worse so little. I denied her, even though I'm full paragon.

I just can't stand Jessica "Epic. Epic for the Win" Chobot.

#10 Edited by Heltom92 (694 posts) -

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

I haven't played the game yet but does it really come off as some sort of promotion? Seems like a fairly harmless cameo to me but I could be wrong.

#11 Posted by mosdl (3223 posts) -

Which doctor did you get? I wonder if that has any effect

#12 Posted by Mooshu (486 posts) -

@Heltom92 said:

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

I haven't played the game yet but does it really come off as some sort of promotion? Seems like a fairly harmless cameo to me but I could be wrong.

I'll admit it's just from a personal perspective. But seeing how Jessica Chobot doesn't really have any formal acting experience, and seeing just how much IGN is promoting/praising the game... Yeah, it just seems that way.

In the game though? No, there isn't any overt IGN promotion.

#13 Posted by Ping5000 (385 posts) -

Wait, I have question.

You can completely deny Chobot from being part of the crew? Will there be an empty slot where she should be or I can put someone else in that slot?

#14 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -
@Heltom92

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

I haven't played the game yet but does it really come off as some sort of promotion? Seems like a fairly harmless cameo to me but I could be wrong.

It doesn't come off as anything, 80% of everyone wouldn't know who the fuck that was.

I understand the Alexander Payne idea of instead of hiring actors to pretend to be reporters, just get reporters to pretend to be actors, but Chobot is so bland that ... Maybe she's too close to reality? I don't know, she didn't leap off the screen as a character.
#15 Posted by DonChipotle (2656 posts) -

I regretted bringing her on my ship when she asked "How much gear can I bring?" and she said it like "Hwmcgrcnbrg". Quality voice work.

#16 Edited by DrDarkStryfe (998 posts) -

She netted me about 400 total points to my War Assets total. Those interviews do pack them in.

I am still ticked she got the third voice acting credit in the credit roll. How does she gets a spot over Seth Green, Lance Henrickson, and Freddie Prinze Jr?

#17 Posted by qawsed (140 posts) -

I was thinking her voice was really out of place. Now it all makes sense.. IGN tie in / 'sexy nerd girl' pandering to the audience.

#18 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4655 posts) -

I said she could come on because I assume I could interact with her on the ship. I have yet to find her though, maybe she is hiding in a air duct somewhere, getting the rawest scoops.

#19 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (998 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan: She's on the Engineering deck, in the room Zaeed used,

#20 Posted by Hunkulese (2527 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

#21 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -
@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

I think the funniest thing to me is most of you have spent more time talking about me than Mass Effect.
#22 Posted by Hunkulese (2527 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

I think the funniest thing to me is most of you have spent more time talking about me than Mass Effect.

Huh?

#23 Posted by andrew2696 (271 posts) -

@DonChipotle: You can kick her off.

#24 Posted by Radio_Resistance (30 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

I put her on my ship as an albatross to remind me what Bioware has become...

"Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it... Yes, I've read a poem, try not to faint."

Sorry, couldn't resist.

#25 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

@Radio_Resistance said:

@Doctorchimp said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

I put her on my ship as an albatross to remind me what Bioware has become...

"Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it... Yes, I've read a poem, try not to faint."

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Classic. You deserve much kudos.

#26 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

Still don't get why she's even a part of this game. A D-list internet celeb has no place in this game.

#27 Posted by HatKing (5564 posts) -

@DrDarkStryfe said:

She netted me about 400 total points to my War Assets total. Those interviews do pack them in.

I am still ticked she got the third voice acting credit in the credit roll. How does she gets a spot over Seth Green, Lance Henrickson, and Freddie Prinze Jr?

A shot in the dark here, but maybe it has something to do with the alphabet. I haven't watched the credits though, I'm just assuming.

#28 Posted by myketuna (1631 posts) -

Is this hate because she's Jessica Chobot or because she's an "internet celeb" and in the game that is causing the hate? I don't remember this much hate when Felicia Day or Veronica Belmont were in Dragon Age and Fallout New Vegas respectively.
 
Anyway, I don't really mind her even though I feel like she's only there because of IGN and being a pretty face. I took her because I didn't want to miss anything. I'll leave her when I replay renegade though.

#29 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

Don't want IGN people in my game, in my console, on my ship, on my internet, anywhere

#30 Posted by Mikular (156 posts) -

@Ping5000: My understanding (not out here yet) is that she's not a full combat crew member, but just a journalist that you can allow to stay on the ship and write stories etc., sort of like a war correspondent tagging along with Real Life Army Menz.

#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Brodehouse said:
@Heltom92

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

I haven't played the game yet but does it really come off as some sort of promotion? Seems like a fairly harmless cameo to me but I could be wrong.

It doesn't come off as anything, 80% of everyone wouldn't know who the fuck that was. I understand the Alexander Payne idea of instead of hiring actors to pretend to be reporters, just get reporters to pretend to be actors, but Chobot is so bland that ... Maybe she's too close to reality? I don't know, she didn't leap off the screen as a character.
Jessica Chobot?  I'm Australian, never watch cable and I know who she is.  A lot of people know who she is mate.  This is most certainly an exercise in self promotion by IGN.
#32 Posted by Zaxex (569 posts) -

My problem with it is that she just isn't a good voice actor. A cameo is one thing, but she plays a pretty prominent character and immediately takes you out of the immersion when you hear her speak, or I guess if you recognize her. I refused her presence on my ship, despite the fact I'd rather go that route, taking interviews to sway reputation or whatever. It's just too distracting, I wouldn't have cared at all if she was convincing.

#33 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

That is all.

#34 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

I think the funniest thing to me is most of you have spent more time talking about me than Mass Effect.

Are you implying you are Jessica Chobot? i find that hard to believe considering your post history.

#35 Posted by kerse (2039 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

Is it bad that it always makes me happy when I can punch a reporter in these games?

#36 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

This. It's getting real fucking old.

You were wrong, the game is great, move the fuck on.

#37 Posted by Humanity (7957 posts) -

People are getting kind of ridiculous. Who cares? Self promotion for IGN? What?

The saddest thing is that they probably thought putting her in the game would be kind of a cool thing to do for the gaming community since a lot of people recognize her. Like hey, theres that girl you know! They could have put Adam Sessler in the game, called him Adam Sessex and made him a space video game journalist and people would have been more or less OK with it. At the end of the day there are a lot of suits involved and putting in an attractive looking female that's also an anchor for a huge gaming network probably seemed like a cool idea.

Just remember, no one did this to spite you. Jessica Chobot wouldn't be flipping you off when you turned around to take the lift back to the bridge. It's harmless fun.

#38 Posted by mikey87144 (1487 posts) -

@Heltom92 said:

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

I haven't played the game yet but does it really come off as some sort of promotion? Seems like a fairly harmless cameo to me but I could be wrong.

No she doesn't. She's a lot like the two extra characters in Mass Effect 2. You don't really have to talk to her but she has had some interesting dialogue. As I'm not a regular visitor to IGN anymore, and even when I was never really payed any attention to the content she was in, I'm not really bothered she's there. If you're also asking if she mentions IGN in any way no she does not.

#39 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai

@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

This. It's getting real fucking old.

You were wrong, the game is great, move the fuck on.

Him? Move on? Don't be silly.
#40 Posted by DonChipotle (2656 posts) -

@andrew2696 said:

@DonChipotle: You can kick her off.

Once someone goes on the Normandy, they stay on. That's how Shepard do.

#41 Posted by Freshbandito (611 posts) -

@Humanity said:

People are getting kind of ridiculous. Who cares? Self promotion for IGN? What?

The saddest thing is that they probably thought putting her in the game would be kind of a cool thing to do for the gaming community since a lot of people recognize her. Like hey, theres that girl you know! They could have put Adam Sessler in the game, called him Adam Sessex and made him a space video game journalist and people would have been more or less OK with it. At the end of the day there are a lot of suits involved and putting in an attractive looking female that's also an anchor for a huge gaming network probably seemed like a cool idea.

Just remember, no one did this to spite you. Jessica Chobot wouldn't be flipping you off when you turned around to take the lift back to the bridge. It's harmless fun.

This post reaffirmed my faith in Humanity.

Boom!! 5 humour points!

#42 Posted by project343 (2807 posts) -

@Mooshu said:

I will if that woman is Jessica Chobot, and if said character just comes off as some sort of scummy IGN promotion thing.

Maybe I'm wrong. But didn't she leave IGN Fall 2011?

#43 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@Rolyatkcinmai

@Hunkulese said:

@LordXavierBritish said:

The one reporter in the game you can't punch. Pretty sure there is no reason to ever interact with her ever.

You have an awful lot to say about the game for someone who thinks it's an egregious travesty. Why are you wasting time talking about a game you'll never play? Move on buddy.

This. It's getting real fucking old.

You were wrong, the game is great, move the fuck on.

Him? Move on? Don't be silly.
@LordXavierBritish said:
I think the funniest thing to me is most of you have spent more time talking about me than Mass Effect.
#44 Posted by Canteu (2814 posts) -

I have no idea who Jessica Shazbot is, as I have never visited IGN, nor watched any of the IGN videos on the 360 dashboard.

(obviously I have some idea now due to this thread)

Why is a non reporter in my videogame? She's not a voice actor, nor is she a reporter. I'm not quite sure why she was hired over say, a voice actor with experience.

#45 Posted by stryker1121 (1237 posts) -

I let her on the ship for the ridiculous outfit alone. Apparently reporters of the future wear form-fitting wetsuits, kids. Ultimately, having Chobot in the game is harmless, but as her voice acting is bland (to put it kindly), I find it curious that BioWare wanted her for the game at all besides the cheap press they would accrue.

#46 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

She is barely eye candy for IGN's daily videos and in the game, it has to be the worse voice acting character. I was hoping for a chance for her to be killed. I'm not anti-IGN, I just think she is given way to much credit because she is a girl on a video game site.

#47 Edited by AndrewB (7190 posts) -

I openly cringed the moment I realized I'd just met her in the game. Came here just to figure out if it was really necessary taking her along. *Sigh* I guess I will...

By the way, don't take that as a personal attack on the actual person. I just don't like the pandering, and the acting is not so great.

#48 Posted by Grixxel (758 posts) -

@DrDarkStryfe: Because her last name starts with a C? Who fucking knows.

#49 Posted by AndrewB (7190 posts) -

@Canteu said:

I have no idea who Jessica Shazbot is, as I have never visited IGN, nor watched any of the IGN videos on the 360 dashboard.

(obviously I have some idea now due to this thread)

Why is a non reporter in my videogame? She's not a voice actor, nor is she a reporter. I'm not quite sure why she was hired over say, a voice actor with experience.

That was actually my thought too. Hell, with all of the characters in the game (Shepard, for example), they have a separate model and accompanying voice actor.

#50 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I'm still trying to figure out what all these new screens like War Assets and shit are.

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