Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
Proving once again that if you half-ass something related to a beloved game franchise, the nerds will speak out.
'Mass Effect' is a game with a deep lore and a massive fan base. Many of those fans are heavily invested in the story and race to read the latest books that take place in the world. Unfortunately, the latest book didn't live up to expectations. The lore, technology and characters were off - in some cases very far off indeed.
Fans upset with the mistakes decided to get together and chronicle the errors in a Google Doc, highlighting those that were particularly harmful.
The folks at BioWare were quick to respond once the doc started getting some press." The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception," says community manager Chris Priestly. "We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel."
In a similar vein, you may remember the red shirt guy at BlizzCon '10. He's awkward speaking and totally nerdy looking, true, but he caught a fairly large error in Blizzard lore. The folks at Blizzard not only acknowledged their mistake, but immortalized him in game. It would be really nice to see some of these fact checkers get similar representation, or at least thanks in the book.Source: GameSpot
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