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    Mass Effect 3

    Game » consists of 19 releases. Released Mar 06, 2012

    When Earth begins to fall in an ancient cycle of destruction, Commander Shepard must unite the forces of the galaxy to stop the Reapers in the final chapter of the original Mass Effect trilogy.

    Mass Effect 3 to (Finally) Support Same-Sex Love Interests

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    Edited By patrickklepek

    You can have a relationship with whomever in BioWare's Dragon Age series. Male-male? Female-female? Go for it, adventurer! That's not the case in Mass Effect, a consistent source of criticism against the sci-fi epic. That changes with Mass Effect 3, according to a Tweet from executive producer Casey Hudson.

    "Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game," said Hudson in a surprise update yesterday morning.

    As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet.

    "Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

    Whether or not you ever encounter these new relationships options in Mass Effect 3, it's great to see the company responding to something players have been asking for. Having the option is what's important.

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    #1  Edited By patrickklepek

    You can have a relationship with whomever in BioWare's Dragon Age series. Male-male? Female-female? Go for it, adventurer! That's not the case in Mass Effect, a consistent source of criticism against the sci-fi epic. That changes with Mass Effect 3, according to a Tweet from executive producer Casey Hudson.

    "Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game," said Hudson in a surprise update yesterday morning.

    As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet.

    "Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

    Whether or not you ever encounter these new relationships options in Mass Effect 3, it's great to see the company responding to something players have been asking for. Having the option is what's important.

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    #2  Edited By OllyOxenFree

    Finally.

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    #3  Edited By Supercancer

    Shepard on Wrex action. Eugghh.

    Then again, I've never gotten the achievement or whatever for having a relationship in the first place.

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    #4  Edited By The_Laughing_Man

    Wrex.....Sheperd=.....Hmmmm

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    Interesting


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    #6  Edited By Vexxan

    ...Hurray?

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    #7  Edited By comradecrash

    That's cool

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    #8  Edited By Video_Game_King

    "As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet."

    Is it weird that when I read that sentence, I thought that the company Hudson was involved, somehow? Will we see Uncle Fester in Mass Effect 3? I MUST KNOW! THE WORLD MUST KNOW!!!

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    #9  Edited By Yummylee

    Again, Chakwas, baby.

     You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
     You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
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    #10  Edited By Kyreo

    Homoerotic.

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    #11  Edited By ricetopher

    ...

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    #12  Edited By sweep  Moderator

    Now I can make the Garrus romance even more awkward!

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    #13  Edited By rockinkemosabe

    Wrex!

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    #14  Edited By ThePhantomnaut

    LESBO YES!

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    #15  Edited By Dreamfall31
    @Abyssfull said:
    Again, Chakwas, baby.
     You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
     You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
    psh...you know her and the cook do it every night on one of the hospital beds ;P
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    #16  Edited By Navyseils
    @Sweep: I think I might love you now. 

    which is also a little awkward.
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    #17  Edited By Enigma777
    Gay space elves, here I come!
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    #18  Edited By Kaigan

    Space boning is still a thing.

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    #19  Edited By Nomin

    When the apocalypse comes, the only things that will manage to survive are going to be rats, and whores.

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    #20  Edited By Slaker117

    Is that Kaidan? He somehow looks like much less of a bitch.

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    #21  Edited By Yummylee
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    D-don't you say that! My Chakwas is a Saint, goddamnit! <_< >_>
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    #22  Edited By metal_mills

    But if they have no new love interests that means they are making past characters gay. Doesn't that seem a bit weird? Oh look, now Ashley is a lesbian! Wait...nevermind my issue. ;)

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    #24  Edited By mowgers

    So tired of sex in games being newsworthy. It was interesting, now it's just dull. Seriously. Who gives a flying hows-your-father about this?

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    #25  Edited By AmericanNinja

    pre-order canceled.

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    #26  Edited By sameeeeam
    My Shepard and Garrus fan art
    My Shepard and Garrus fan art
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    #27  Edited By dr_mantas

    What's that dead dude doing next to to Shepard?

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    #28  Edited By Shady

    Why is this news? Also, will this now be the mark of a Bioware game?

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    #29  Edited By harrisonave

    Finally, my dream of space lesbian Shepard has come true.  Travelling the galaxy having lesbian sex with space ladies, and kicking space bitches out of space windows.


    Space.
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    #30  Edited By Daveyo520

    They couldn't not.

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    #31  Edited By dragonzord

    Great. So now it's another shoehorn job of 'oh hey everyone's bi. Every god damn person in your party.' The sad part is that people will think Bioware's being progressive, but they're really just being lazy and unrealistic in their handling of same sex relationships.

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    #32  Edited By Meowshi

    Keep boning, boning, boning, boning, YEAH!

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    #33  Edited By Enzeruu

    Can I bone a Salarian? 



    I hope so
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    #34  Edited By wethebiscuitz

    You let me down, Male Shepard.

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    #35  Edited By Vorbis

    Seems like a weird thing to introduce at the end of a trilogy, suddenly everyone's gay!


    But it should be fine aslong as I can still talk to Garrus without him flirting with me.
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    #36  Edited By rjimmy1989

    Threesome! 

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    #37  Edited By FLStyle

    Having the option is what's important.

    True that.

    Once I've played my main ME1 and ME2 save of MaleShep X Tali in ME3 I may see about having another shot at Samara with FemShep if possible. Stop resisting!
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    #38  Edited By DemiGodRaven
      Obligatory
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    #39  Edited By Foggen

    W@DemiGodRaven said:

      Obligatory
    Fuck yes.
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    #40  Edited By raidingkvatch

    Hell yes! I've been roleplaying a gay Shepard who had unrequited feelings for Kaidan and Jacob, now the man can finally get some love.

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    #41  Edited By xxNBxx

    I really hope they make it that some characters don't want to jump in bed with you, no matter how much you sweet talk them. 

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    #42  Edited By benjaebe
    @zoner: I wasn't aware that you had played the game already and had any experience with how it worked.

    Tell me, time traveler, how does Shepard defeat the reapers and can I make sweet sweet man-love to Captain Anderson?
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    #43  Edited By Robo

    Weird, I thought ME1/2 already did if you chose to take things down that path. Never really explored different paths though, I kind of just played through once and ended it with whatever happened in that story.

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    #44  Edited By phrosnite

    I always play as female characters so I have no problem with this... FemShep FTW!

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    #45  Edited By Soap

    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.


    jokes.
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    #46  Edited By Afroman269

    Players are so weird, if you want lesbian action, get it on with Liara, duh.

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    #47  Edited By dragonzord
    @benjaebe said:
    @zoner: I wasn't aware that you had played the game already and had any experience with how it worked.

    Tell me, time traveler, how does Shepard defeat the reapers and can I make sweet sweet man-love to Captain Anderson?
    Are you off to see the wizard, Mr. Strawman?
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    #48  Edited By napalm

    My Shepard almost went gay for Kaiden in one of my playthroughs. It freaked me the hell out.

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    #49  Edited By warmonked

    meh. I always thought the romance parts were the worst part of bioware writing.

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    #50  Edited By benjaebe
    @zoner: I'm making a valid point. How do you know everyone is suddenly bisexual? You don't, since you haven't played it and don't understand how it is handled. Especially considering Casey's other quote:
    "Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

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