I had this issue as well. What I heard prevents it, and what I did was; when starting a new game, sometimes the gender cards will momentarily be on female or male and then immediately switch over. If you see this occur first select the gender you don't want, then back out and select the gender you actually want. I didn't have any problems after that.
It's one of the weirdest bugs in a while. But also a MAJOR issue when it comes to immersion. Bioware should make fixing this bug a priority!
Probably The Last of Us. Lived up to every expectation I had.
Now the game I have fallen deep into the hype for is The Witcher 3. I recently played through the second game, and holy god, was that game enjoyable. I feel a constant need to return to that world and Geralt's story. I need The Witcher 3 to be good god dammit! ... I need it!
These are pretty much the only games that truly disappointed me. All three could have been SO MUCH MORE then they ended up being. You can almost SEE the perfection hidden underneath the surface of all of them.
Edit: I just realized that all three of these games were published by EA. How amusing. *sigh*