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BioWare's Corey Gaspur passes away

We're very sad to report that BioWare developer Corey Gaspur has passed away. Gaspur was at the company for nearly 10 years, having worked on titles like Sonic Chronicles and Mass Effect 3. Our hearts go out to all those personally impacted by Corey's passing. You can ready BioWare's comments on Corey's passing here.

Official Mass Effect 3 M-77 Paladin Pistol Replica



Masterfully sculpted and painted by the artisans at TriForce, the ME3 full-scale replica is the most authentic representation of this weapon available on the market. It is hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality.

Limited Edition of 200 pieces produced worldwide.

Size: 7.5" H x 1.75" W x 12.5" L
Weight: 7lbs.

The retail price for this replica is $400. You will be charged a $200 deposit to reserve your copy, and then pay the difference of $200, plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes when the replica becomes available to ship.

Grab yours here

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Canadian Video Game Awards - 2013 winners

Best Console Game: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

• Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
• Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
• FIFA Soccer 13 (EA Sports)
• Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
• Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)

Best Audio: Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)

• Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
• Incredipede (Northway Games)
• Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
• My Singing Monsters (Big Blue Bubble)
• Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Original Music: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronis Arts) – Leaving Earth

• Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal) – Main Theme Song
• Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts) – Leaving Earth
• Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment) – Liberation
• Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.) – Sleeping Dogs Score
• Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) – Cities

Best Technology: Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)

• Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
• Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
• MechWarrior Online (Piranha Games/Infinite Games Publishing)
• Prototype 2 (Radical Entertainment/Activision)
• SSX (EA Sports)

Best Writing: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

• Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
• Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
• Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
• Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
• Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)

Full list here

BioWare comments on the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy

"We had no way to sense what it's like for fans to go through that emotional arc and arrive at the ending. We were actually really excited to build out some of these things that the fans were saying that they wanted to see more of, and so that kind of led to the Extended Cut." - project director Casey Hudson

Of course, the ending mattered a lot more to fans that played Mass Effect 1 and 2 in their true form. How many of you that tackled the third game on Wii U were upset with the original ending?

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Tali was almost cut from the Mass Effect 3 squad mate cast

Did you know that Mass Effect's Tali'Zorah vas Normandy was almost cut from the squad mate cast in Mass Effect 3?

"We talked about not putting Tali in as a full squadmate and passionate people on the team were like 'oh, you gotta put Tali in. Tali's got to be there!' So thank Patrick Weekes and some of our writers for that. We figured if he was passionate about it then there were other people passionate about it, so we put her in there." - executive producer Casey Hudson

I know many a GoNintendo podcast member that would have been quite upset if this happened!

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