Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch Might Allow Gamers To Make White People
Mass Effect Andromeda White People
(Last Updated On: March 27, 2017)

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The day one patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda will address some launch bugs and glitches that the team missed during development as the game went gold, but lead designer Ian Soon Frazier on Mass Effect: Andromeda confirmed that the game’s launch day patch won’t fix the game’s animations.

Some people have taken Frazier’s comments about what goes into the patch as being confirmation that they will “fix” the animations for Mass Effect: Andromeda, which are numerous and abundant, as evident in the 10-hour trial that’s been made available for those with EA Access. However, fixing the amount of animation issues in a game this scale could take anywhere between several months to several years.

Frazier also confirmed that they might make it possible for gamers to create white people and fair skinned characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda after someone with an Asian avatar asked Frazier why there weren’t pale skin tones in the game to allow people to make pale-skinned characters.

However, Frazier also confirms in the tweet thread that adding the ability to make white people in Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be available in the day-one patch that comes out with the game on March 21st.

So if you plan on making a character with fair skin, you’ll either have to wait until they release the patch or stick with Scott or Sara Ryder.

This was something that was brought out in another Mass Effect: Andromeda article, revealing that there was only one head type available for male and females that was fair skinned, but it didn’t have tonal range, so your customization options were limited. Every other skin color was either light brown or olive, medium brown, or dark brown, limiting the range of characters that could be made with the character creator.

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 6

There is one default male head who has somewhat light skin that can be modified and changed across the scale, but it’s quite obvious he has Hispanic pigmentation and features, further limiting the kind of character players can create.

Additionally, the sliders for the game’s character creator doesn’t allow for drastically altering the faces. You can only make minor alterations to the face mesh.

YouTuber GamePlayUK actually demonstrated how to make a decent looking character who actually looked normal, but even then it still turns out as Sapphire_Lily explained in the tweet: it’s not possible to make the template fair skinned or pale. GamePlayUK makes her as light as possible in the video, but she’s still fairly olive toned, similar to that of a Syrian. So if you want your character to look a certain way they’ll be locked into a specific skin tone range.

One of the designers on Mass Effect: Andromeda, Manveer Heir, had made it known that he disliked white people and openly mocked and made racist comments about whites. Unsurprisingly enough, this blatant racism ended up playing a role in what options players were greeted with in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s character creator.

Some gamers were a bit disgruntled knowing that in order to make a white character they would have to start a new game to create a new character with the new skin tone, once the patch does arrive. However, according to Frazier, there is no definite time frame on when the patch with fair skin for custom characters will be made available, so you could be waiting a while.


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  • Kubrickian

    Bioware employees who are Caucasian and let this happen are intellectual cucks. Sad.

  • Billy Beefcaked

    After reading about all the racist and man haters that now run Bioware no wonder all the original creators of bio were left over the last couple of years.

    You’ve got a racist white hater Hazer leading up the game, they hired the SJW Sam maggs Who freaked out on the Internet because somebody T-bagged to her and she claimed she got raped in Grandtheft auto five as one of the main writer’s now for mass effect.

    They even hired a black woman who hates white people to give me the main face animator who she has never had any programming or video game experience. Just another SJW a blogger.

    The greatness of Bioware is gone. All you have now is a bunch of progressive liberal call me tree hugging Democrats on SJW agendas.

    Progressivism is the modern-day black plague and it destroys everything it touches including Mass Effect.

    My prediction is Andromeda sales fail miserably because the new White hating sjw bioware is absolutely incapable of making a game and this will be the final game made in the series.

  • poiple

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/129089915

    Character customization starts at 8:30-ish. Clearly shows multiple white people.

    • The head they use is the one talked about in the article… the default head with the blonde hair. Doesn’t let you make him fair skinned, but that’s about as white as you can get. The second closest head is the one in the screenshot used in the article up above. Olive colored.

      For the women the lightest one is the Asian lady, and maybe the lady in the video posted near the bottom of the article. In the video you linked they basically use the same heads mentioned in the article.

      The issue wasn’t about making whitish looking characters but making fair skinned whites, especially Nordic, Scandinavian or Swedish types, as well as fair-skinned Asians who aren’t the stereotypical “yellow skins”.

  • BillWhittleFan89

    $5.99 White People DLC coming soon! Hooray!

  • Vince Paquet

    Too late fucking racists

  • Abdul Goldberg

    Goyim, in the Future there is no more “white people”. Whites are really a social construct. Stop being racist bigots and give your daughters to the BBC!
    And listen to god’s chosen people, we know what’s good for you, trust me.

  • John27
  • Lars Anderson

    This has to be some passive aggressive shit from the devs. It’s damn near impossible to make a decent looking white girl in the game.

    • Yeah one of the game designers was an openly out racist against whites. So you can’t make any fair-skinned people (white, mixed, asian or otherwise) in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

  • Spokker

    Is there really a market for this? White people in a video game? Oooookay…

  • Nem

    Manveer Heir is far from the only person on the team filled with hate.

  • Dr. Obvious

    there are so many other games out there. let’s see if it survives without white gamers.

    maybe someone can patch the game where the characters wear white hoods.

  • JasonRMJ (جاسون)

    oh god this game has reached a new lousy game developing low…..

  • JasonRMJ (جاسون)

    oh god this game has reached a new lousy game developing low…..

  • Anthony Lee Davis

    I can’t say it enough screw frostbite engine go back to unreal. 2 and 3 were grear with it and that was unreal 3 I think with the newer unreal 4 they could go above and beyond

  • Anthony Lee Davis

    I can’t say it enough screw frostbite engine go back to unreal. 2 and 3 were grear with it and that was unreal 3 I think with the newer unreal 4 they could go above and beyond

    • Ehh… Frostbite is not the problem. I may have had problems with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, but from a rendering perspective the game was absolutely spot on. The lighting, animations and performance were spot-on, along with Battlefield 1. We’re also going to see how well Frostbite performs in a sports environment with Madden NFL 18.

      I just don’t think that Frostbite is the problem, here. It just seems to be the people who used it for Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m more-so shocked why they didn’t ask DICE for more help with the ANT system?

    • Ehh… Frostbite is not the problem. I may have had problems with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, but from a rendering perspective the game was absolutely spot on. The lighting, animations and performance were spot-on, along with Battlefield 1. We’re also going to see how well Frostbite performs in a sports environment with Madden NFL 18.

      I just don’t think that Frostbite is the problem, here. It just seems to be the people who used it for Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m more-so shocked why they didn’t ask DICE for more help with the ANT system?

  • How do you fight racism and prejudice?, With more racism and prejudice of course. (This being sarcastic, since it seems Bigotware don’t get that excluding fair skinned white people is equally racist as they so called racism is a prevalent problem in today’s society; irony is that they are part and perpetuating the problem instead of show a true solution).

    Seriously the levels of irony, and stupidity these so called progressives show is just over the top insane.

    So much for their “muh diversity fight and my gender politics”, and the saddest par of it, is that the cancer they are preaching is extending to many other countries…

  • How do you fight racism and prejudice?, With more racism and prejudice of course. (This being sarcastic, since it seems Bigotware don’t get that excluding fair skinned white people is equally racist as they so called racism is a prevalent problem in today’s society; irony is that they are part and perpetuating the problem instead of show a true solution).

    Seriously the levels of irony, and stupidity these so called progressives show is just over the top insane.

    So much for their “muh diversity fight and my gender politics”, and the saddest par of it, is that the cancer they are preaching is extending to many other countries…

    • I still get told that GamerGate “won” apparently.

      Not sure I constitute making a games journalist writing a line or two of disclosure in their articles as a “win”.

    • I still get told that GamerGate “won” apparently.

      Not sure I constitute making a games journalist writing a line or two of disclosure in their articles as a “win”.

  • Passenger_Zero

    This is what happens when you hire SJW fans of the series with 0 experience.

  • Shaun Daly

    So you cant actually create a custom white character in ME:A? Classic! Did they do that just to annoy Trump?

  • Shaun Daly

    So you cant actually create a custom white character in ME:A? Classic! Did they do that just to annoy Trump?

  • MosesZD

    And yet BioWare bristles when we complain about their idiotic pandering to the SJW crowd that, more-or-less, doesn’t buy their games.

  • Grampy_Bone

    Waiting for the “White people won’t exist in the future anyway” and “If you want to be white that’s racist” arguments.

  • Disqusted

    Haha, “based on the texture of the actual scanned head”. What a stupid trend for character customization, scanning a few real heads and only allowing limited customization based on those. We’ve had decent character creation in other games for years, and still AAA developers keep going backwards.

    And of course, modders have always made better character customization. Check out the slider mods for stuff like The Sims 3, Skyrim, etc. Can’t think of an AAA game that comes anywhere near close to those. It’s just sad.

    It’s probably another example of how devs don’t give a damn what players want. They obviously aren’t looking at mods for reference. Then they forcefully dictate all players to follow their pre-defined whatever. They’re probably the same people who call everyone else “nazis”, too.

  • Disqusted

    Haha, “based on the texture of the actual scanned head”. What a stupid trend for character customization, scanning a few real heads and only allowing limited customization based on those. We’ve had decent character creation in other games for years, and still AAA developers keep going backwards.

    And of course, modders have always made better character customization. Check out the slider mods for stuff like The Sims 3, Skyrim, etc. Can’t think of an AAA game that comes anywhere near close to those. It’s just sad.

    It’s probably another example of how devs don’t give a damn what players want. They obviously aren’t looking at mods for reference. Then they forcefully dictate all players to follow their pre-defined whatever. They’re probably the same people who call everyone else “nazis”, too.

  • DizzyGear

    This game is the Sonic Boom of 2017.

  • Alistair

    That racist heir put his foot in it. He did said “he dislike white people” that be white males and females then.

    If he said he dislike white males, then there won’t be any issues at all.

    If he said he dislike white females then he is a misogynistic sexist piece of shit.

    And the Dev EA that still employed him, and support him is a racist too.

  • suicidalpixel

    Considering who is behind this game, I’m not surprised. Everything about it smelled bad from the very beginning. Don’t buy it, not even out of strange curiosity. I know I’m staying clear of this garbage.

  • TheDarkShape

    Oh look, a white person.

    Unless you have a different definition than I do, and I’m one pale motherfucker.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b689a0232fba38c110a0689f8cf9cda1b355a6ee9b2144a0b5e3a9f757cb85d3.jpg

    • Sure, it was mentioned that there’s one white head for males and females, but if you want to make a different kind of white person (say Slavic, or Germanic) or a pale skinned Asian. They don’t have those options.

      • Disqusted

        I hate that devs can’t even make basic skin tone/color customization. It’s easy as shit to do. Why even limit the player? So what if they want to make a bright red or bright green skinned weirdo? I say let them.

      • Disqusted

        I hate that devs can’t even make basic skin tone/color customization. It’s easy as shit to do. Why even limit the player? So what if they want to make a bright red or bright green skinned weirdo? I say let them.

    • Mirel

      It’s whiter than me, and other than having 6.25%-12.5% Metis in my genetics, I’m largely a product of (east&west) European nations. And I haven’t been out in the sun since September, so I’m currently fairly pale too.

      • No he’s not whiter than you. The guy above modified his brightness settings. Check the video to see how he really looks:
        https://youtu.be/5cWMATcohOI

        • Mirel

          Alrighty, I’ll just view your video that has “correct brightness settings” and pause when it gets to face 3 aaaannnndddd…. Nope, still several shades whiter than my pale ass.

          • LOL, you must not be very pale at all then, or are you like Palestinian? Face 3 is still pretty olive colored in that video.

          • DudeLove

            1. Olive colored? Are you partially color blind or are you simply seeing what you want to see?

            2. The skin color in the vid doesn’t even remotely resemble Palestinian.

            3. “No he’s not whiter than you.” Have you seen a picture of him? If not then don’t make baseless claims.

          • 3. “No he’s not whiter than you.” Have you seen a picture of him? If not then don’t make baseless claims.

            He said he’s “fairly pale too” and says default head 3 is “whiter than me”. Default head 3 is still dark enough to be white-ish but certainly not Irish, Slavic or Nordic. As a white, default head 3 is not pale at all, as it’s still quite dark compared to default Scott Ryder, who is about average pigmentation for a non-tanned white.

            He said he has 6% – 12% Metis in his genetics, which means he’s actually quite pale. The default head 3 is a shade DARKER than these native Metis people.

            http://www.unicef.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/wysiwyg_imageupload_lightbox_preset/wysiwyg_imageupload/31/national_aboriginal_day_blog.jpg

          • Rob Holman

            Dude. He’s white. I was all ready to board the rage train until I saw in game shots….aaaaaannd he’s white. White people in ME:A confirmed. So maybe we’re the ones that need to turn of the web and play the game.

      • No he’s not whiter than you. The guy above modified his brightness settings. Check the video to see how he really looks:
        https://youtu.be/5cWMATcohOI

    • Disqusted

      Haha. That guy looks like an asshole.

      No offense to anyone who resembles him and isn’t an asshole.

    • Disqusted

      Haha. That guy looks like an asshole.

      No offense to anyone who resembles him and isn’t an asshole.

    • Slartibartfast

      Using photoshop to lie? Nice try.

      • TheDarkShape

        I’m honored you think I’m that good with Photoshop.

        (I just got false flagged by an alt-righter!)

        • Slartibartfast

          You are responsible for the fake evidence that you present.

          Besides, you were already caught lying. Until you own up to it, there’s no reason to believe a single word you say ever again.

          • DudeLove

            He didn’t lie nor did he photoshop. Such an accusation is ridiculous.

            1. He took a picture of the screen (As opposed to an in game screenshot) which won’t give an exact identical image. Hence the partially brighter image.

            2. His Monitor/TV is clearly calibrated differently. TV quality and brand also matters. Hence the partially brighter image.

            To accuse him of photo shopping and lying is an absurd and baseless claim if you are capable of using logical reasoning. There is nothing fake about his image.

          • Slartibartfast

            He went back and claimed that he was “false-flagged by an alt-righter” into sharing the image. So, either he presented fake evidence, or he manufactured and presented fake evidence.

            Either way, his word is worth shit.

    • Slartibartfast

      Using photoshop to lie? Nice try.

  • Олександр Баб`як

    “Anit-racist is the code for anti-white”? Surely, you jest!

    • durka durka

      well antifascists are pretty fascist, like Churchill said the new fascists will call themselves anti fascists

      • Disqusted

        Bullies calling their victims bullies is a very popular modern tactic. The sad part is it works. For some reason. I don’t know why. People are just stupid as shit.

      • Disqusted

        Bullies calling their victims bullies is a very popular modern tactic. The sad part is it works. For some reason. I don’t know why. People are just stupid as shit.

  • Pitan

    It’s ironic that Nu-Bioware developer have fallen into the exact racist thought framework that they hate to the guts. They give Asian character lighter shade of brown for whatever reason and a rather round face shape. While this skin color is true for many Southeast Asian, East Asian (by which I wager is the only place they thought “Asian” is coming from) have paler skin color. Just google any Japanese, Chinese, and Korean celebrity and you’ll see their skins is as pale as snow. By excluding paler shade of color, they ended up making the Asian looks like the “yellow skin” stereotype that was perpetuated by the old 20th century prejudice to set Western people apart from the Japanese.

    Just remember what Nietzche said: “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.
    And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” These people are so occupied with fighting racism that they ended up being racist themselves from the hate that engulf them.

    • Precisely.

      I noticed that as well. You can only make darker skinned Asians: the Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Filipinos.

      They completely excluded the lighter Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and some Tibetans.

      In their quest to be progressive (utilizing inclusion through exclusion), the only thing they’ve managed to do is actually limit diversity.

      • Pitan

        They wouldn’t have this problem if the character customization were more robust, and complete in a way that you can changed the face as well as deciding the skin color for any default faces. But somehow in the year of our Lord 2017, someone in Bioware thought it was necessary and good idea to based off their character customization on handful of templates. I’m not surprised if they intentionally do this to exclude pale skin, which they view as a color skin that white people have (except it doesn’t).

        • It also means no albinos, no light-skinned black people, no fair skinned hispanics, no light olive Italians, etc., etc., etc. But you’re absolutely right that someone likely thought they were sticking it to “whitey” by limiting the range of color tones.

          It’s also pretty ignorant because what if you’re black, Asian, Hispanic or whatever, and you want to make a fair-skinned character?

          Such a silly thing.

          • Patrick Chester

            To be blunt, some people look upon various atrocities of the past and, instead of thinking “never again” like a sane person would, decide that they want their “turn” to inflict pain upon others.

            That and I suspect they need to judge and be judged by skin color, gender, etc. because if they were judged by the content of their character folks would realize what awful people they were. 😉

          • Patrick Chester

            To be blunt, some people look upon various atrocities of the past and, instead of thinking “never again” like a sane person would, decide that they want their “turn” to inflict pain upon others.

            That and I suspect they need to judge and be judged by skin color, gender, etc. because if they were judged by the content of their character folks would realize what awful people they were. 😉

      • Disqusted

        I recall trying to make Asians in a bunch of Western games with character customization, and wasn’t able to make a realistic one because they were either too unrealistically yellow-skinned, or there was no option to have the eyes forward or brow back.

        It really shows how racist the West is. I mean, if they’d even glance at Chinese or Japanese TV, they’d notice a huge amount of Asians look white. You can tell actors and actresses powder their skin to look paler from the neck up. I hear Chinese even bleach their skin and shit.

        But the West just completely ignores all this and forces people to make yellow-skin slanty-eyed bullshit. Or they make comments about how Asians “want to be white people”. They’re probably the same people who accuse everyone else of being racist, when they completely fail to acknowledge basic Asian culture.

        I personally think it’s more because Asians naturally have dark hair and having light skin provides better contrast and is more aesthetically pleasing. Pure white skin in general is seen as flawless and beautiful. But this is all too complex for people to understand, so they just make racist assumptions instead. While accusing others of being racist.

        Maybe this comment isn’t very coherent. Kinda went on a rant there. Really tired.

        • Bitterbear

          Light skin in S.E. Asia means that you have a white collar job instead of being a filthy peasant working on the fields. So it boils down to the economic attractiveness of not spending retirement rummaging through garbage for empty soda cans.

          It’s the same but opposite to the West where being a tanned, urban white person means that you are wealthy enough to afford leisure time.

        • Bitterbear

          Light skin in S.E. Asia means that you have a white collar job instead of being a filthy peasant working on the fields. So it boils down to the economic attractiveness of not spending retirement rummaging through garbage for empty soda cans.

          It’s the same but opposite to the West where being a tanned, urban white person means that you are wealthy enough to afford leisure time.

      • Disqusted

        I recall trying to make Asians in a bunch of Western games with character customization, and wasn’t able to make a realistic one because they were either too unrealistically yellow-skinned, or there was no option to have the eyes forward or brow back.

        It really shows how racist the West is. I mean, if they’d even glance at Chinese or Japanese TV, they’d notice a huge amount of Asians look white. You can tell actors and actresses powder their skin to look paler from the neck up. I hear Chinese even bleach their skin and shit.

        But the West just completely ignores all this and forces people to make yellow-skin slanty-eyed bullshit. Or they make comments about how Asians “want to be white people”. They’re probably the same people who accuse everyone else of being racist, when they completely fail to acknowledge basic Asian culture.

        I personally think it’s more because Asians naturally have dark hair and having light skin provides better contrast and is more aesthetically pleasing. Pure white skin in general is seen as flawless and beautiful. But this is all too complex for people to understand, so they just make racist assumptions instead. While accusing others of being racist.

        Maybe this comment isn’t very coherent. Kinda went on a rant there. Really tired.

    • Well, considering they keep lumping Japanese games with Western ones, it wouldn’t surprise me if they think Japanese people are secretly white.

    • Well, considering they keep lumping Japanese games with Western ones, it wouldn’t surprise me if they think Japanese people are secretly white.

  • Keystone

    The excuse they gave is such obvious bullshit. It is dead obvious that Manveer’s interference resulted in no customizable white character. Couldn’t just let gamers play the game and make whatever character they wanted – no, he had to be a spiteful fucking child and make it impossible for an entire race of people to make characters in their likeness.

    I’m glad they decided not to officially denounce him or his statements, and instead stuck by him despite people bringing up his racism. I sincerely hope that he is turned into Bioware’s albatross; and I also hope that when people go looking for an answer to the question “What the fuck happened to this game?” they’ll be directed to him and his Twitter.

    And for anyone thinking that his tweets were cherry-picked – they weren’t. His entire twitter is chock full of anti-white racist bullshit.

  • “There are some limits to the tone range based on the texture of the actual scanned head.”

    So in other words, you’re lying and didn’t actually bother, because this is something literally every other developer can do without any issues.

    I would like to point out that if BioWare did not include black or Asian creation tools, SJWs would’ve had a conniption, and the devs would’ve directly addressed it with an apology and a guaranteed day-one patch. But because Manveer Heir openly hates white people, as well as every other BioWare dev being an SJW, excluding them from character creation was most likely extremely deliberate, and they were probably also hoping this would fall under people’s radars..

    If you’re going to have character creation, for god’s sake, include everyone – there’s not really any reason NOT to have them all. I hate saying this because it makes me sound like I’m part of the alt-right, but they’re correct when they say “diversity” actually means “except white people”.

    • Kaelath The Red

      They even tried blaming the Frostbite 3 Engine itself.

      • Right? If Battlefield 1 can do it, the only things stopping BioWare are incompetence and hypocrisy.

    • Keystone

      It’s not too much to ask for a feature that the 3 previous games had,
      and something that nearly every modern game with customizable characters has.

      Though I’m sure the usual suspects will try and paint all of us as “entitled” for expecting these things.

      • Though I’m sure the usual suspects will try and paint all of us as “entitled” for expecting these things.

        Too late.

        Check Twitter.

        • Keystone

          Heh, unsurprising.

          Good thing is that this time people can see how full of shit they all are.

    • Chris

      Maybe people would actually take your concern seriously if you didn’t throw in the infantile “SJW” remark to make it perfectly clear you’re a white racist.

      • “Maybe people would actually take your concern seriously if you didn’t throw in the infantile “SJW” remark to make it perfectly clear you’re a white racist.”

        Disagreeing with SJWs and calling them out is now white racism, ladies and gentlemen!

        • Alistair

          Also not discussing a problem in The video games industry or sexism is the new sexism and racism.

          I swear they make things up on a fly. Not liking pizza is the new racism and a really bad person.

          It called spinning a tale and them becoming more irrelevant each day and year.

      • Dude seriously? After all the damage SJWs have done to the gaming industry over the past several years you’re still trying to pull that BS that they don’t exist or are some sort of marginalized group?

        • Alistair

          Well he one of them or he white knighting so hard.

          In denial is more like it.

          I do not believe for one moment, that Devs wake up one day and say “today I’m gonna make our game censored heavy game ever and it will be the talk of the town”

          Or

          “One day I’m gonna make the game so crap that I lose money”

          Yeah total denial.

      • Smug

        implying there is anything wrong with proud of being white and not tolerating subhumans invading your home country

      • mikebrand83

        “SJW” doesn’t have any racial connotations, “white racist” certainly does.

        Good job confessing to be someone who discriminates based on race.

      • Bamf

        Or you could grow up and not be offended by the term…

      • Disqusted

        Says the racist SJW bigot who automatically assumes anyone who uses a specific term must be a “white racist”.

        • It is quite funny how me being white was used as an argument against literally everything else I said. Lol, gotta love these people.

      • Paulo Kotor

        “racist” was (and still is), a buzzword that one bloodthirsty judeo-bolshevik by the name leon trotsky used as a slur to discredit his political opponents (the kulaks), who objected to his murderous communist policies.

      • Rob Holman

        I didn’t think that was “perfectly clear at all”. You’re a tool.

    • Even better, no matter what phenotype you pick you get black dad. Even in FO4 they would base shawn on a mix of the parents racial state, but Mass Effect doesn’t even bother with that. So good job lazies!

      https://www.reddit.com/r/fo4/comments/3wywlk/storyline_spoiler_the_many_faces_of_shaun/

      • Benjamin Peters

        I don’t care about that nearly as much as I do any of the other issues. You could be adopted. It’s a little more egregious in games like Fallout 3 though.

    • Disqusted

      He’s either lying or has no idea how anything works. I imagine he could have either brightened the texture or adjusted the shader to allow lighter colors, both of which should be piss easy to do.

      To be fair, I’ve seen plenty of games/mods where certain kinds of colors are impossible because of the base texture being too dark or having some kind of base color applied. Still think it’s bullshit, though. I hate having to fix that problem when I see it. Waste of my time.

      If I recall correctly, Dark Souls 3 can’t even let you make light blonde hair. I think it was that game. Can’t make white hair either, gray is the lightest.

      • Don’t devs use scanning technology nowadays to get faces? Couldn’t they do the same for skin textures?

        No, DS3 actually does give you white hair, but it’s not pure white.

        • Yes. Only idiots use the old methods of hand painting textures or hand modeling meshes. 3D scanners are a heck of a lot cheaper than hiring several texture artists and modelers. The 3d photogrammetry for RE7 managed to cut down costs in the double digit percentages.

        • Yes. Only idiots use the old methods of hand painting textures or hand modeling meshes. 3D scanners are a heck of a lot cheaper than hiring several texture artists and modelers. The 3d photogrammetry for RE7 managed to cut down costs in the double digit percentages.

      • Don’t devs use scanning technology nowadays to get faces? Couldn’t they do the same for skin textures?

        No, DS3 actually does give you white hair, but it’s not pure white.

    • Jdeluxo

      yeah what a bullshit lie, Cora, one of the game characters has very pale white skin. They couldnt use that? This is the first time in RPG history where you couldn’t choose fair skin. Makes me think the Alt-right racists have a fair point regarding diversity meaning less white. I dunno.

      • Cinj

        Your comment makes no sense. Either they’re racist or they’re correct. Pointing out facts isn’t racist.

  • THANATOSXR

    hopefully the game will bomb

  • Adolphin ++

    Didn’t one of the developers hate white people? That would explain it.

    • Disqusted

      It sounds like a lot of the devs have issues like that. They may as well rename themselves to “Bigotware”.

    • Disqusted

      It sounds like a lot of the devs have issues like that. They may as well rename themselves to “Bigotware”.

  • I’m sure mostly everyone knows the news now that the facial animation was done by an inexperienced female cosplayer who did an animation sample film called “I HATE MEN”.

    There you go, SJWs/feminists ruining something yet again.

    • RichardGristle

      “They’re not trying to change your games!”

      • Richard

        They are just trying to make them so horrible that nobody will ever want to play them again.

      • Phasmatis75

        It’ll be hilarious that these people will cause the industry to bomb out. Horizon is still a rough 80 million in the hole, Andromeda is going to crash and burn tarnishing EA’s reputation even further nudging the company toward bankruptcy.

        The funny thing is, what’s going to crash this industry is likely investor flight after one of the large companies finally goes under.

      • Phasmatis75

        It’ll be hilarious that these people will cause the industry to bomb out. Horizon is still a rough 80 million in the hole, Andromeda is going to crash and burn tarnishing EA’s reputation even further nudging the company toward bankruptcy.

        The funny thing is, what’s going to crash this industry is likely investor flight after one of the large companies finally goes under.

    • Adolphin ++

      Who?

        • Bamf

          Waitaminute!!!!

          An attractive white person is allowed to work on the game???

          Does Manveer Heir know about this injustice?????

          • Disqusted

            She probably identifies as a [insert some bullshit here].

            Fuck the pronoun. I don’t like pronouns myself, but that’s how English works. Anyone who kicks up a fuss over pronouns has nothing better to do with their life.

    • Link?

      • Not sure if Billy’s going to do an article himself about it for OAG, but here’s the link:

        http://theralphretort.com/a-cosplayer-with-no-video-game-experience-was-the-lead-facial-animator-for-mass-effect-andromeda-3017017/

        Some entertainment can be found in the Comments section because a few white knights/manginas/feminists have leapt to the rescue of this poor damsel in distress.

        • Neko Majin

          I…Thought it had to be a joke…Didn’t think something that retarded was possible…I was wrong….
          Welp, I don’t now about everyone else, but as a heterosexual male, and a fan of characters that don’t appear to be inbred, bioware can go to hell.

          • I wish it were a joke.

            Incredible isn’t it?

          • Neko Majin

            Indeed…It’s like gazing into hell, you thought it couldn’t possibly exist….But there it is….

        • Disqusted

          It’s really pathetic that people don’t see gender bias favoring women, when assholes are always so quick to defend women regardless of how downright pure evil they may be.

          Reminds me of that thing where they genderswapped Trump and Hillary to prove people hated Hillary for being a woman, but it backfired when it showed how women get away with way more shit and are loved for it.

          I don’t understand how they needed to enact something to simple and obvious in order to realize it.

          • It’s been like this for over 30 years. Gynocentrism and white-knighting will ensure that this will always be the case.

          • It’s been like this for over 30 years. Gynocentrism and white-knighting will ensure that this will always be the case.

          • Phasmatis75

            Same thing happens over and over again. Eventually they alienate men enough, society collapses (ALA Rome) and then women whine about needing protection, are raised right after being forced to suffer thus developing empathy, and the cycle repeats itself.

            What people don’t understand is that women are incapable of building societies. Scientific fact. They are not capable of forming groups of all women without it disintegrating.

          • Phasmatis75

            Same thing happens over and over again. Eventually they alienate men enough, society collapses (ALA Rome) and then women whine about needing protection, are raised right after being forced to suffer thus developing empathy, and the cycle repeats itself.

            What people don’t understand is that women are incapable of building societies. Scientific fact. They are not capable of forming groups of all women without it disintegrating.

        • I actually found a Tweet talking about who did it, but thanks anyway.

        • I actually found a Tweet talking about who did it, but thanks anyway.

        • Benjamin Peters

          Eh, not clicking on a Ralph link. But I am going to look into this.

    • jlenoconel

      Really? I never knew that.

    • Vrenna

      Quoting myself from a previous article about this game:

      “I wonder what kind of person made this game, but I think all the examples I have will end up being discriminatory generalizations against a certain gender, a certain generation, and a certain socio-political group.”

      I WAS FUCKING RIGHT GOD DAMN.

      • Neko Majin

        Don’t you hate being right about these things? I know I do….
        http://mylolface.com/assets/faces/sad-i-know-that-feel-bro.jpg

      • Don’t expect it to end there. There’s a lot of devs in the AAA space who have drunk the Kool-Aid.

        http://i.imgur.com/soZt78o.jpg

        If your Spider senses start tingling on the next title where these hints pop up, you’ll likely be right… again.

        • Phasmatis75

          I expect it to end. Horizon failed, Mass Effect failed, Tomb Raider reboots failed, Mafia 3 failed, Dishonored 2 failed, Watch Dogs 2 failed so hard we found out how far down this hole goes, Fallout 4 sold as much as New Vegas so despite being profitable it failed to meet projections. Everything Ubisoft has made has failed.

          Eventually these companies are going either A) Go bankrupt driving investors from the industry or B) purge their company of these individuals. It’ll end in the next couple years as the next generation becomes an increasingly powerful consumer base.

          • John Smith

            I haven’t followed Horizon since it looked like casual MonHun but I’m seeing people say “its hugely successful suck it alt-right” or some stupid shit like that. Did it fail?

          • Jim

            Oh, it’s selling well… For an PS4 exclusive game that doesn’t have any current competition. It’s selling a couple million million units, but it won’t make anywhere NEAR what it cost to develop and promote. It is going to get rave reviews, especially from the SJW crowd for having a Mary Sue protagonist who has no faults and it’s a mostly casual open world Ubisoft game (if you’ve played Far Cry, you pretty much played it). They’re in denial, but a sequel won’t likely happen, the gamers who bought it are going to forget it even existed within 6 months, continued praise won’t happen after Sony is riding the rave reviews and Day 1 DLC to get their money back. Here’s the truth, it’s an OKAY game that hits all the right marks, but it’s another game you’ve played before with nothing new here. Buy it cheap, you’re not missing much.

          • Phasmatis75

            It sold 2.6 million, but after some basic math you will learn it hasn’t made development costs back yet. That’s development costs, not utilities, overhead, corporate’s fees, and marketing. Right now my estimate without any knowledge of how much they spent on marketing is that the game is still 80 million in the hole.

            This game had more marketing than Tomb Raider and it took 8 million units before that game became profitable with less developers and a shorter development time, for consideration.

            More telling that the game has not met internal projections and has failed are the following things.
            1) Projected Sales were first released. These articles are for investors not consumers.
            2) Marketing lines like: Fastest selling PS4 franchise are being used. Again these are only brought out when you need to impress investors while you try to recoop what you just lost.
            3) There will not be a sequel. After 5 years of marketing, millions on development, the fact that there won’t be a sequel tells you that the game has performed poorly.

            In the end this game may break even depending on DLC sales as sales have dwindled thanks to it’s progressive overtones and the far better Nier Automata being available. In the end it might make a tiny profit but that won’t be for a long time.

            The progressives who are saying suck it alt-right don’t understand a few things.
            1) 35% industry tax
            2) State tax
            3) Development costs
            4) licensing fees.
            5) For investors news articles

            In a year this game will be forgotten about.

        • Phasmatis75

          I expect it to end. Horizon failed, Mass Effect failed, Tomb Raider reboots failed, Mafia 3 failed, Dishonored 2 failed, Watch Dogs 2 failed so hard we found out how far down this hole goes, Fallout 4 sold as much as New Vegas so despite being profitable it failed to meet projections. Everything Ubisoft has made has failed.

          Eventually these companies are going either A) Go bankrupt driving investors from the industry or B) purge their company of these individuals. It’ll end in the next couple years as the next generation becomes an increasingly powerful consumer base.

      • Don’t expect it to end there. There’s a lot of devs in the AAA space who have drunk the Kool-Aid.

        http://i.imgur.com/soZt78o.jpg

        If your Spider senses start tingling on the next title where these hints pop up, you’ll likely be right… again.

    • Disqusted

      Are you serious? What the hell.

    • Raiden

      Sorry, Mr. “I really like the Gaming Aristocrat”, but that’s false on both counts. She didn’t actually work on the game, and also “I hate men” was a line from the animation reel (the audio taken from a movie) and not a proclamation of an agenda, which, of course, is what you would’ve known if you’d actually watched more than 2 seconds of it. I guess context only matters when it’s someone you like being attacked.

  • MONAD

    I might eventually get this, but not until it’s been heavily discounted, like I did when I picked up DA Inquisition on sale for $12 bucks. Man. They did eventually patch a lot of shit with DA: I, but it took them a long fucking time. Day one? Not even. I’ve been playing through the 10 hour trial, and I gotta say.. I’m not really impressed.

    • mikebrand83

      For me personally, Bioware was already something of a trainwreck for years now, and the last game I paid anywhere near full price was ME2.

      Hell, I didn’t even pick up my own copy of ME3 until it hit a bargain basement low of $6 for a brand new (not preowned) physical copy during a sale.

    • plasmacutter

      No.. I have ME 1 – 3, and I’m not doing it. The devs are racists and open SJW’s and they have intentionally politicized this game through in-game content and unqualified “affirmative action” hires that were based on ideology and the progressive stack.
      Not buying another bioware titled ever.

      • Do we have any articles where BioWare said they were actually hiring people for diversity’s sake? I want to verify if it’s true before I make any definitive statements.

        • They haven’t come out and said it… yet. It’s pretty obvious when you look at the CVs of the people who were hired to be in charge, though.

          • I’d definitely read an article looking more into the kind of people working at BioWare just to see if diversity hiring was indeed a factor.

        • plasmacutter

          Twitter gamers did research into this.. there are image collages of the head dev tweeting about “muh diversity” and “f white people”, and people dug into the lead animator and found out her entire portfolio is full of “i hate men” (literally)

          • I dunno, usually if a company is hiring based on a quota, they like to advertise the fact to the SJW-friendly press. So if they were in fact hired because of their race and/or gender, I would prefer BioWare themselves to tell us before I jump to conclusions.

          • plasmacutter

            they like to advertise the fact to the SJW-friendly press

            That would be kotaku, ign, rock paper shotgun, and any other gaming press outlet aside from techraptor, one angry gamer, nichegamer, lewdgamer, or ralph retort.

            I would prefer BioWare themselves to tell us before I jump to conclusions.

            I would prefer the murderers confess before declaring them guilty

            /wishfulthinking

          • Bit of a disingenuous comparison you have there, I must say. I want to know beforehand because if it turns out I’m wrong, I can look pretty foolish. So I withhold judgement here. I have seen photos of some of the employees there who are very clearly SJWs – but that’s not always a 100% guaranteed diversity hire.

          • It all boils down to the resume. If you can take a peek at their LinkedIn and see that they’ve only worked on a blog site before being hired in as a lead writer, it’s a diversity hire.

            If someone who has had no experience designing or rigging face meshes on AAA titles but they’re put in the position of a facial rigging lead, then it’s safe to say it’s a diversity hire.

            And just for reference, most AAA titles looking for hires at a bare minimum want you to have at least… AT LEAST three years of experience working on games or having shipped at least one or two mid-budget titles on console or PC before taking any sort of leadership role or senior position.

          • I dunno, usually if a company is hiring based on a quota, they like to advertise the fact to the SJW-friendly press. So if they were in fact hired because of their race and/or gender, I would prefer BioWare themselves to tell us before I jump to conclusions.

          • Benjamin Peters

            Are you talking about Allie Rose-Marie Leost? Are the “Twitter gamers” who did research on this by chance just referencing the Ralph Retort article about this? Because if that’s the case, Ralph is a hack and a laughingstock. I wouldn’t credit much substance to his “research”.

        • plasmacutter

          Twitter gamers did research into this.. there are image collages of the head dev tweeting about “muh diversity” and “f white people”, and people dug into the lead animator and found out her entire portfolio is full of “i hate men” (literally)

      • Do we have any articles where BioWare said they were actually hiring people for diversity’s sake? I want to verify if it’s true before I make any definitive statements.

  • Luca Wight

    Vote with your wallet. It’s the best way to make companies notice. All they care about is making money, in the end.

  • Gaijin-

    60 bucks? At day one? No, that ship has sailed.

  • ActionBastard

    I”m just going to pirate it mod it play it however the fuck i want and give them nothing for being pricks about it.

    • Ghost

      I haven’t figured out how to prirate games yet in such a way that doesn’t fuck me somehow. Suggestions?

      • Disqusted

        What do you mean? Always check comments to see if people are complaining about trojans/viruses. That applies to anything, not just piracy.

        If you can’t see any comments, or there aren’t many, don’t risk it.

      • Disqusted

        What do you mean? Always check comments to see if people are complaining about trojans/viruses. That applies to anything, not just piracy.

        If you can’t see any comments, or there aren’t many, don’t risk it.

    • Disqusted

      I feel like most games nowadays are so shitty that they aren’t even worth pirating.

    • Disqusted

      I feel like most games nowadays are so shitty that they aren’t even worth pirating.

  • Vrenna

    The hypocrisy is so disgustingly blatant it makes me sick.
    Fuck this game, fuck its developers, and fuck the company for allowing this to happen.

    • There are still quite a few people defending BioWare… and in many YouTube comment sections anyone bringing up SJWs or Manveer Heir are being called “alt-right” trolls.

      • Muten

        I read your article poiting out the many problems, everyone can agreed they are real, you dont need to be North American to fucking see them lol.

      • plasmacutter

        Gee, it’s almost as if they’re “correcting the record”.

        Any youtuber defending this should get an unsub and a patreon pull.

      • Pratim Gupta

        They are rabid fanboys/girls. they were the most vile people on Bioware forums, turned the place into a venomous palace, insulting every game from Witcher to Elder Scrolls if made a comparison with DA, one guy made a small pic about how to fix Cassandra’s face, they all were upon him like rabid dogs including David Fucking Gaider himself.

      • Unbeliever

        I saw people defending the animations saying it wasn’t a big deal in a RPG where dialogue and cutscenes are nearly half the game.

        • Disqusted

          Wager the people saying it isn’t a big deal already sunk money into pre-ordering it and don’t want to admit they regret paying for trash.

      • Disqusted

        Fuck whoever came up with that “alt-right” bullshit. Sick of people trying to boil everything down to left or right. What about up and down? Diagonal? Round and round? Forwards backwards?

        It’s all bullshit to me; all brainless buzzwords to dismiss legitimate concerns about real issues.

        • Migi

          People nowdays are pretty much simpletons, And especially in the west.. ppl need labels so they don’t have to feel they are alone in an digital age and considering nowdays everybody just sits behind their computer screen instead of interacting on important topics people are more lonely then we are willing to admit.

          Kinda like how ppl called out Feminism for being hypocritical off the state of the facts that they are using, and the legitimacy of it. But they refuse to debate on a open platform and instead go into their echochamber.
          it’s Basically, cause they can’t bear the state of reality anymore.

          This will only get worse as time goes by, Considering ppl have perverted the whole concept of human nature and what it encompass as a whole.

        • Migi

          People nowdays are pretty much simpletons, And especially in the west.. ppl need labels so they don’t have to feel they are alone in an digital age and considering nowdays everybody just sits behind their computer screen instead of interacting on important topics people are more lonely then we are willing to admit.

          Kinda like how ppl called out Feminism for being hypocritical off the state of the facts that they are using, and the legitimacy of it. But they refuse to debate on a open platform and instead go into their echochamber.
          it’s Basically, cause they can’t bear the state of reality anymore.

          This will only get worse as time goes by, Considering ppl have perverted the whole concept of human nature and what it encompass as a whole.

      • Phasmatis75

        Shills and useful idiots don’t buy games, so this game is going to bomb so fierce. It’ s funny watching the Japanese industry rise again with some really spectacular games, but the western industry die because of social justice.

        • spambot

          Why do I suddenly have the words ATARI and 1983 flashing in my brain…..

          • Phasmatis75

            History Rhymes?

      • Phasmatis75

        Shills and useful idiots don’t buy games, so this game is going to bomb so fierce. It’ s funny watching the Japanese industry rise again with some really spectacular games, but the western industry die because of social justice.

    • This liar BIoDev would not say truth – EA taken over by illuminatifreemasonry investors and now used as leftismmarxismsatanism propaganda platforms. Expect pedophilia propaganda in next EA and BioWare games. I bet EA and Bioware CEOs “playing domino on pasta and cheese” with guys like podesta and Soros. if you know what i mean. If you dont – search pizzagate and pedogate (just dont read official lies on wikipedia which is also controlled by jewish Rothschild’s illuminati and lies about everything that exposes them).

      • Kubrickian

        You will sound a bit crazy to people who haven’t read up on some of what you say but you are actually closer to the truth then you know.