Mixed Reactions From Fans To Jessica Chobot In Mass Effect 3

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.

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PamPoovey2275d ago (Edited 2275d ago )

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

yesmynameissumo2274d ago

She's in the game AND previewed it for IGN last week. Shady as hell imo.

--Onilink--2274d ago

she has never reviewed a game in IGN, she is not a reviewer...

yesmynameissumo2274d ago

Guess you missed the word "preview". I never said she reviewed anything. But she sure as hell previewed it -

Correction - Not for IGN, for G4.

da_2pacalypse2274d ago

I'm telling you guys, ME3 is going to be a huge disappointment.

--Onilink--2274d ago

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

yesmynameissumo2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

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.

KingME2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

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!

@Morganfell (Below)

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.

morganfell2274d ago

"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.)

Idonthatejustcreate2274d ago

space nerds and pretentious omega hipsters obviously do.

StickTwiddlers2274d ago


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.

Megaton2274d ago

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.

MaxXAttaxX2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

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.

da_2pacalypse2274d ago


you're wrong.

ChrisW2274d ago


You're immature.

Kurt Russell2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

I'll give it a 10 if they pop me in it.

antz11042273d ago

She looks like Snookie.

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ChiVoLok02274d ago

I'm just thankful it's her and not Greg Miller.

MidnytRain2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

^^^Something just seems so... ironic about this comment... but I just can't...

StraightPath2274d ago

shes looks pretty zombiefied.

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TruthSeeker2274d ago

Seriously, the game will defenitly not be a huge dissapointment.

Muffins12232274d ago

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

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WolfLeBlack2274d ago (Edited 2274d ago )

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

BenjamazingUK2274d ago

It's one way of guaranteeing a top mark from IGN and G4, I guess.

GooDoo2274d ago

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'.

StickTwiddlers2274d ago

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!

Soldierone2274d ago

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.

eak32274d ago

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.

360ICE2273d ago

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)

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GooDoo2274d ago

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.