Ben from StickTwiddlers looks at fans reactions to IGN reporter Jessica Chobot's character announcement in Mass Effect 3 and tries to work out just how and why she got the part.
Woah...she's actually in the final game I thought it was just one of those special Mass Effect 3 press reports "It seems all a bit too familiar to the Felicia Day casting in Dragon Age II DLC, Mark Of The Assassin." Urgh.....don't get me started on...her Guessing ME3 will be getting a 10 from IGN then
She's in the game AND previewed it for IGN last week. Shady as hell imo.
she has never reviewed a game in IGN, she is not a reviewer...
Guess you missed the word "preview". I never said she reviewed anything. But she sure as hell previewed it - http://www.g4tv.com/videos/... Correction - Not for IGN, for G4.
I'm telling you guys, ME3 is going to be a huge disappointment.
yeah and why would it be shady if its just a preview?? in the end what will matter is the review, which she wont do because she is not a reviewer...hence my previous post
Well, in part, b/c most if not all previews are overall positive (i.e. Amy). If you have someone who has been paid to be in the game AND that same person previews the game for the press, it's pretty obvious why that's shady. I shouldn't have to spell out conflict of interest, hence, my response.
You guys are just jealous. Good for Jessica, however she got in, she's in and will be forever immortalized in ME3.
I Love it!
Even if she did influence one review, that's hardly going to impact the overall game one way or another. If IGN or G4 says it's a 10, there are hundreds of other reviewers that can right any wrongs.
You guys are grasping for straws, we are talking about a video game here.
"yeah and why would it be shady if its just a preview??" If you have to be told why this is questionable for a journalist then no answer would assist your understanding. The appearance of an integrity issue is something a real journalist would avoid at all costs. On a separate note, the idea of using the term "boomstick" in reference to Army of Darkness is idiotic. This is how juvenile developers destroy immersion (as if the magically locking - enemy spawn creating doors - were not enough on their own.)
space nerds and pretentious omega hipsters obviously do.
@da_2pacalypse My impression from playing the first 90mins of the game and from talking to the team at Bioware is that fans will definitely not be disappointed. Our hands on preview with the full details on what people can expect is going live tomorrow at 5pm GMT.
Well in her defense, previews are little more than ads in the first place. I don't think I've ever seen a negative preview for a game before, even if they go on to tank in the review. They're all journalistically disingenuous from the start. That being said, I also believe this is a conflict of interest and frankly just another crappy character further mucking up an already-volatile game.
I don't know why but they keep doing that for all female characters in Mass Effect. I'm just saying, because Jessica Chobot and Yvonne Strahovski(Miranda) look better in real life. Especially Miranda... kinda creepy. Anyway, I don't see the problem with her being in the game as long as her voice acting is good.
@StickTwiddlers you're wrong.
da_2pacalypse, You're immature.
I'll give it a 10 if they pop me in it.
She looks like Snookie.
I'm just thankful it's her and not Greg Miller.
^^^Something just seems so... ironic about this comment... but I just can't...
shes looks pretty zombiefied.
Thats actually how she always looks.
Seriously, the game will defenitly not be a huge dissapointment.
Hmm i think they need to just add a few pieces of combat armor on her or redo her suit and she wouldn't look as weird
Provided she delivers a solid performance I've got no problems with it. Should IGN be doing their job properly it should not have an impact on the final score, but that's in a perfect world and we all know this world isn't perfect
It's one way of guaranteeing a top mark from IGN and G4, I guess.
Wonder if you can tap that? Do you realise it's just a game? ;) Seriously, there needs to be more focus on men's bodies so women can 'tap that'.
To be fair, Bioware are definitely more open with these sorts of options for female and gay gamers than other developers. I just think that female gamers are less vocal than male ones with comments like "WOW, LOOK AT THE PACKAGE ON SHEPARD!" :P Get vocal, girls!
Kratos, Shepard, every shirtless super buff character ever invented.... Guys are exaggerated just as much, if not more, than women....And its been that way a lot longer since Superman did it first. Are any guys you know Superman? No, but guys don't complain.
Until woman play more games than men, woman gamers will have to suffer with over sized titties and wonderfully tight asses, unless that's their cup of tea.
I did not realise it's just a game! And women can't "tap that" that's a man thing. Men are tappers, women are tapees. No discrimination intended. Anyway, women shouldn't have the right to vote. (I added this sentence because I like to contradict myself)
Every time I read about a game people are going on about animated breasts, or more, and I don't get it. I want to play a game for game's sake and there are girl gamers out there too.
This is the greatest pic I have ever had the pleasure of feasting my eyes upon, I can now die happy having looked at it.
I still take Miranda
Well, I have faith in the ME dev team. If she didn't cut it I am sure the would tell her to GTFO. Can't wait for ME3!
She really is a romance option. For female and male shep. As long as she doesnt flirt with me im fine. I got my Liara.
Doesn't matter if she does a good job with the VA. Although makes me wonder if this'll guarantee that IGN gives the game a 10/10...the would be funny.
What the hell, she's in the actual game??? I thought she was just a voice. This is so lame, but so is BioWare these days.
Could be worse. It could have been Olivia Munn
Lol or even worse Snooki 0_0
The character kind of looks like Snooki and this pic looks like Ronnie.
Olivia will be DLC, just wait lol. Harbinger will turn out to be Jim Sterling. Don Reisinger initially created the Genophage to wipe out Blu-Ray but miscalculated and inadvertantly sterilized the Krogan. lulz Can't believe they hired that shill from the XBL dashboard cheevo hunter series. I guess kissing all that butt on Mass Effect: Sci vs Fi got the ball rolling. Way to go IGN/G4TV, like game journalism didn't have enough of an integrity crisis already, now developers are hiring reporters to be the very news they're reporting on.
I would disown the ME universe if that happened
Olivia Munn will be DLC but cancelled just like her shitty sitcom Mass Effect 3 would have to go multi-disc to fit Jim Sterlings fat ass in it. I hope bioware takes some liberties with Jessica's appearance in the game like making her green with 5 tits
Everyone is acting like her being in the game is a big deal. It's not at all.... Mass Effect as a series has been stellar and one of the best RPG's around, it'll continue to get great reviews, but that's just because the games are so amazing. There is no conspiracy here.
The problem is it's likely to get great reviews, but if IGN or G4 give it top marks, people will assume that it's primarily to do with Jessica and less to do with the fact that it's a great game.
@Noticeably_FAT Hmm Im still trying to figure out if youre "sarcasm meter" is about at 8 ... Or 0... -Best RPG around ... Maybe the first game, second one became a 3rd person shooter with RPG elements. Im thinking the third will most likely be the same. -Good reviews means the game is absolutely great... Ya well I dont wanna rain on ur fantasy or parade depending on the one you like, but we live in a world that is runned by money. Big corporation give nice green paper and reviewer says he had twelve orgasms during his first playthru... Witch means alot of games with high scores suck sometimes. Now Im not saying MassEffect is a bad game. But when a franchise becomes a 3rd person shooter instead of a "true" RPG with 3/4 of the game locked as DLC I tend to tell the company in charge to go fuck themselves... You know the kind of DLC that prevents me from accessing an area inside the ship that is supposed to be there in the f@%*g first place...
Why the fuck is she in the game? She's just eye candy for the nerds. Bitch doesn't even play games.
well im sure she did a decent job. Those talking about reviews, who cares about those anymore?
Dunno why you're getting disagrees, are people that sad here? As if the game getting perfect scores in a conspiracy will somehow ruin MY enjoyment of the game. Just ignore that shit, I dunno what's wrong with gamers nowadays.
most of the people who actually care about reviews read here i guess.
I don't care.
99% people = WTF 1% People = Nice and you call this mix reaction?
Vocal minority People on this site represent less than half who will buy the game. Probably less than a quarter. not to mention that half people who frequent site are probably smarter than me and not argue on the message boards as well. the people who probably don't give a damn aren't posting in the comments after watching video.
not that big of a deal imo. im sure her part isnt huge.
You don't know that. But I hope you are right.
Probably not a big deal, unless she becomes the jar jar binks of mass effect, i cant see how this changes much. Meesa wantsa daily fixaaaa
Personally I don't know why Bioware added her but whatever... Still, by looking at the picture it seems they spent more time on her boobs than her face. =/
Omg it would be funny telling her that you taped her in mass effect 3
Taped her doing what? Oh, you mean tapped!
Looks like a frickin' Jersey Shore character.
her being in the game undermines the legitimacy of the franchise to be taken seriously and makes it seem like a total sell out piece of shit franchise only interested in giving little boys boners for the sake of a big cash out. CASE CLOSED!
So if this game was originally going to be awesome, then chobot just ruined it. Probly forgot how stupid some of the npcs in previous 2 were..... Bioware must half dedicated half the dev cycle to chobot. Ooooooo maybe its a chobot robot!!!!!!! Im calling it shes the end game boss chrobot
What's a chobot?
the mother of the terminator fetus, undercover to take her revenge for killing her and greg millers love child/robot.
Ah. So Mass Effect/Terminator crossover then. They need to hurry up, Robert Patrick is getting old.