History Memes / BioWare

26th May '16 9:13:06 AM somerandomdude
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* Which is?[[labelnote:Explanation]] A rare and glaring case where the Bioware devs ''didn't'' [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything think of everything]]. When Morrigan says that the ruins in the Arbor Wilds are the Temple of Mythal, ''all'' PC's respond with "Which is?" This makes sense enough for humans or dwarves or qunari, but for elves, who are invariably Dalish and can play themselves as deeply devout to their pantheon, it's a rather glaring oversight and makes it seem like the elven Inquisitor doesn't understand a temple devoted to arguably the prime deity of their religion. It's often brought up in bitterness about how anything other than human PC's are added on later, sometimes while cutting corners.[[/labelnote]]
17th Mar '16 8:53:00 AM ObsidianFire
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UbZ0h8BMXg "I've had enough of your tabloid journalism!" *SHEPARD PAWNCH - MISSED! - SHEPARD HEADBUTT*]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Shepard attempts punching the same reporter in the third game... [[GenreSavvy and the reporter dodges]]. So s/he follows up with a knockout headbutt.[[/labelnote]]

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UbZ0h8BMXg "I've had enough of your tabloid journalism!" *SHEPARD PAWNCH - MISSED! - SHEPARD HEADBUTT*]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Shepard attempts punching the same reporter in the third game... [[GenreSavvy and the reporter dodges]].dodges. So s/he follows up with a knockout headbutt.[[/labelnote]]
19th Feb '16 12:46:16 AM GrammarNavi
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The video game developing company {{BioWare}} is notable for their TropeOverdosed games--which produce quite a few memes:

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The video game developing company {{BioWare}} Creator/BioWare is notable for their TropeOverdosed games--which produce quite a few memes:



* Artistic Integrity. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The reason given by Bioware for the Extended Cut DLC merely expanding on the existing ending, rather than creating a new one from scratch as some fans had hoped. Unamused fans wasted no time tearing that statement apart, with some even finding an old {{Seinfeld}} clip bashing the idea.[[/labelnote]]

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* Artistic Integrity. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The reason given by Bioware for the Extended Cut DLC merely expanding on the existing ending, rather than creating a new one from scratch as some fans had hoped. Unamused fans wasted no time tearing that statement apart, with some even finding an old {{Seinfeld}} Series/{{Seinfeld}} clip bashing the idea.[[/labelnote]]
7th Jan '16 4:55:47 PM nombretomado
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* That big muscular guy. Isn't his name [=*=]insert [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 David]] [[SpaceMutiny Ryder]]-nickname here[=*=]? [[labelnote:Explanation]]James Vega, the new human squad member for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', is a bit more buff than the other male [=PCs=], resulting in a whole lot of references to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' take on ''SpaceMutiny''.[[/labelnote]]

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* That big muscular guy. Isn't his name [=*=]insert [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 David]] [[SpaceMutiny [[Film/SpaceMutiny Ryder]]-nickname here[=*=]? [[labelnote:Explanation]]James Vega, the new human squad member for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', is a bit more buff than the other male [=PCs=], resulting in a whole lot of references to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' take on ''SpaceMutiny''.''Film/SpaceMutiny''.[[/labelnote]]
15th Dec '15 1:44:07 AM UltimateJasper
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* "Dwarven crafts! Fine dwarven crafts. Direct from Orzammar." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A dwarf merchant selling weapons in the games repeats this line every time the player walks past him. The distinctness of his voice actor helped cement him as a memorable part of the games.[[/labelnote]]
11th Dec '15 9:10:48 PM Gill0
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* Zevran has insufficient skill. [[labelnote:Explanation]]While Zevran may be good at "killing and love-making and witty retorts", he starts off with no lockpicking talents and can't open chests or doors (leading to the message above). Expect to see this a ''lot''--especially if you're not playing a rogue.[[/labelnote]]
** Trap! Right ahead! [[labelnote:Explanation]] Meanwhile, Leliana has a tendency to notice traps right after the PC (or Alistair) has walked into them. (It helps that she can be a bit of a [[CloudCuckooLander Cloud Cuckoolander]].)[[/labelnote]]
1st Dec '15 9:37:46 PM Sammettik
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=467pmIX-oZo Marauder]] [[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/269/252/a03.jpg Shields]]: the TrueFinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]With ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' lacking any sort of FinalBoss fight, the fandom has seized on the last foe Shepard faces, a random marauder {{Mook}} which pops out of nowhere near the portal leading to the Citadel. The "shields" part comes from the fact that marauders have Energy Shields, which appears directly under their name; combine them and you get Marauder Shields.[[/labelnote]]
** Someone even made a whole [[Webcomic/MarauderShields webcomic]] out of this one.
** One of the designers commenting they didn't have a final boss because it felt too 'videogamey' is also subject to a lot of this, since, if you weren't aware, Mass Effect 3 is a video game.
* [[GainaxEnding SPACE]] [[AWizardDidIt MAGIC]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Most often used to refer to the Synthesis ending, as there is no explanation given for how it works. Occasionally used for the other two endings for similar reasons.[[/labelnote]]
* LOTS OF SPECULATION FROM EVERYONE![[labelnote:Explanation]]Line scribbled at the bottom of a design note seen in the [=iOS=] app ''Final Hours'', which shows that the inconclusiveness of [=ME=]3's ending was intentional.[[/labelnote]]
* Artistic Integrity. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The reason given by Bioware for the Extended Cut DLC merely expanding on the existing ending, rather than creating a new one from scratch as some fans had hoped. Unamused fans wasted no time tearing that statement apart, with some even finding an old {{Seinfeld}} clip bashing the idea.[[/labelnote]]
* We're sorry you didn't like [insert item]. What about [item] did you like? [[labelnote:Explanation]]A line mocking Chris Priestly's comment about the backlash.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o4/Vulpix1000/StillaBetterEndingExplosion.jpg Still a better ending]] than Mass Effect 3. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Many consider the ending so bad that ''anything'' is better.[[/labelnote]]
* '''[[ShootTheMessenger SO]] [[EvilSoundsDeep BE]] [[BadEnding IT]]'''. [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]When Bioware released the endings' Extended Cut, they added a 4th ending that allowed you to refuse choosing any of the Catalyst's actions. If you do that or shoot him, Starchild utters the aforementioned phrase before letting the Reapers finish the current cycle.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6caluYuCn1ruyzuxo1_1280.jpg Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. Eternity by Calvin Klein]] [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]In the Extended Cut of the Control ending, Shepard's monologue starts with "Eternal. Infinite. Immortal." whilst Shepard is seen walking into focus from a white nothngness, causing people to comment it looked like an advertisement for men's fragrance; and Mark Vanderloo (The base for the default Male Shepard) is a male model, who actually did the advertising campaign for Eternity by Calvin Klein in real life.[[/labelnote]]
* [[SpecialEffectsFailure The Magical Disappearing Rocks of Rannoch]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]On Rannoch, Shepard hands Tali a rock that disappears by the very next shot.[[/labelnote]]
* Does it prove IT? [[labelnote:Explanation]]After some of the more outlandish claims of "evidence" to the [[EpilepticTrees Indoctrination Theory]], posters on Bioware's message boards asked if every discussion posted on the subject of ''Mass Effect 3'''s plot was proof of Shepard's indoctrination.[[/labelnote]]


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* BRB, Virmire. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Virmire is where you have to sacrifice either Kaidan or Ashley. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' her FanservicePack includes a boob job or six, leading many a fan who saved Kaiden to replay the series and save Ashley. Although it can be used in reverse by fans who don't like Ashley's "[[UnnecessaryMakeover development]]" in the third game.[[/labelnote]]


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* Yo Dawg, I heard you don't wanna get killed by synthetics. [[spoiler:So I made some synthetics to kill you every 50,000 years so you won't get killed by synthetics]].[[labelnote:Explanation]]After the original endings, this variation on the Xzibit image macro series was used to sum up the seeming InsaneTrollLogic of the Catalyst's motivation. In reality, the Catalyst views converting species into Reapers as a way of preserving them while giving them continued life in Reaper form.[[/labelnote]]
1st Dec '15 9:34:10 PM Sammettik
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* Press a button, something awesome happens! Button. Awesome. Button. Awesome. Awesome button! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase used by one member of the dev team during the promotional period of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.[[/labelnote]]

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* Press a button, something awesome happens! Button. Awesome. Button. Awesome. Awesome button! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase used by one member of the dev team during the promotional period of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Quickly caught on as a way to mock BioWare's advertising.[[/labelnote]]
27th Nov '15 1:32:47 PM WingWalker
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* Press a button, something awesome happens! Button. Awesome. Button. Awesome. Awesome button! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase used by one member of the dev team during the promotional period of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Quickly caught on as a way to mock BioWare's advertising.[[/labelnote]]

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* Press a button, something awesome happens! Button. Awesome. Button. Awesome. Awesome button! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase used by one member of the dev team during the promotional period of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Quickly caught on as a way to mock BioWare's advertising.[[/labelnote]]



* All the feels, ungh. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said in the most {{Narm}}-tastic way by Aaryn Flynn after an ''Inquisition'' trailer.[[/labelnote]]




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* Restriction: Not Varric. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Since Varric will only equip his SignatureWeapon Bianca as a ranged weapon, every single standard bow states this.[[/labelnote]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=467pmIX-oZo Marauder]] [[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/269/252/a03.jpg Shields]]: the TrueFinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]With ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' lacking any sort of FinalBoss fight, the fandom has seized on the last foe Shepard faces, a random marauder {{Mook}} which pops out of nowhere near the portal leading to the Citadel. The "shields" part comes from the fact that marauders have Energy Shields, which appears directly under their name; combine them and you get Marauder Shields.[[/labelnote]]
** Someone even made a whole [[Webcomic/MarauderShields webcomic]] out of this one.
** One of the designers commenting they didn't have a final boss because it felt too 'videogamey' is also subject to a lot of this, since, if you weren't aware, Mass Effect 3 is a video game.
* [[GainaxEnding SPACE]] [[AWizardDidIt MAGIC]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Most often used to refer to the Synthesis ending, as there is no explanation given for how it works. Occasionally used for the other two endings for similar reasons.[[/labelnote]]
* LOTS OF SPECULATION FROM EVERYONE![[labelnote:Explanation]]Line scribbled at the bottom of a design note seen in the [=iOS=] app ''Final Hours'', which shows that the inconclusiveness of [=ME=]3's ending was intentional.[[/labelnote]]
* Artistic Integrity. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The reason given by Bioware for the Extended Cut DLC merely expanding on the existing ending, rather than creating a new one from scratch as some fans had hoped. Unamused fans wasted no time tearing that statement apart, with some even finding an old {{Seinfeld}} clip bashing the idea.[[/labelnote]]
* We're sorry you didn't like [insert item]. What about [item] did you like? [[labelnote:Explanation]]A line mocking Chris Priestly's comment about the backlash.[[/labelnote]]



* [[http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o4/Vulpix1000/StillaBetterEndingExplosion.jpg Still a better ending]] than Mass Effect 3. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Many consider the ending so bad that ''anything'' is better.[[/labelnote]]
* '''[[ShootTheMessenger SO]] [[EvilSoundsDeep BE]] [[BadEnding IT]]'''. [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]When Bioware released the endings' Extended Cut, they added a 4th ending that allowed you to refuse choosing any of the Catalyst's actions. If you do that or shoot him, Starchild utters the aforementioned phrase before letting the Reapers finish the current cycle.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6caluYuCn1ruyzuxo1_1280.jpg Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. Eternity by Calvin Klein]] [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]In the Extended Cut of the Control ending, Shepard's monologue starts with "Eternal. Infinite. Immortal." whilst Shepard is seen walking into focus from a white nothngness, causing people to comment it looked like an advertisement for men's fragrance; and Mark Vanderloo (The base for the default Male Shepard) is a male model, who actually did the advertising campaign for Eternity by Calvin Klein in real life.[[/labelnote]]
* [[SpecialEffectsFailure The Magical Disappearing Rocks of Rannoch]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]On Rannoch, Shepard hands Tali a rock that disappears by the very next shot.[[/labelnote]]
* Does it prove IT? [[labelnote:Explanation]]After some of the more outlandish claims of "evidence" to the [[EpilepticTrees Indoctrination Theory]], posters on Bioware's message boards asked if every discussion posted on the subject of ''Mass Effect 3'''s plot was proof of Shepard's indoctrination.[[/labelnote]]



* BRB, Virmire. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Virmire is where you have to sacrifice either Kaidan or Ashley. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' her FanservicePack includes a boob job or six, leading many a fan who saved Kaiden to replay the series and save Ashley. Although it can be used in reverse by fans who don't like Ashley's "[[UnnecessaryMakeover development]]" in the third game.[[/labelnote]]



* Yo Dawg, I heard you don't wanna get killed by synthetics. [[spoiler:So I made some synthetics to kill you every 50,000 years so you won't get killed by synthetics]].[[labelnote:Explanation]]After the original endings, this variation on the Xzibit image macro series was used to sum up the seeming InsaneTrollLogic of the Catalyst's motivation. In reality, the Catalyst views converting species into Reapers as a way of preserving them while giving them continued life in Reaper form.[[/labelnote]]
25th Nov '15 2:27:19 PM MightyKombat
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* They're fools. You should [[ImAHumanitarian eat them]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Wrex's suggestion in regards to dealing with unsavory people in the first game.[[/labelnote]]

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* They're fools. You should [[ImAHumanitarian eat them]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Wrex's suggestion in regards to dealing with unsavory people in the first game. For context: When turian Lorik Qui'in complains about having to try to convince the executive board to deal with the the Noveria administrator's unwanted self-serving brand of corruption, Wrex darkly recommends eating them if they don't actually do something about the admin, evidence be damned.[[/labelnote]]
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