Trivia: Mass Effect 1

  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: The Cooper Lawrence and Fox News piece on the game. See for yourself. The situation was resolved in a New York Times article a few months later.
  • Internet Counterattack: Cooper Lawrence declared that the game was a graphic sex simulator on Fox News, where she admitted she had never played the game, or even heard anything about it. Gamers responded by bombing the hell of her Amazon book rating, along with reviews that started with "I've never read this book, but..." When Amazon started taking down reviews such as this, gamers responded by beginning their reviews with "I have read this book, and..."
    • How badly did Lawrence mess up? Jack Thompson, infamous anti-game maven, called her statement an overreaction.
  • What Could Have Been: There's audio showing that at some point, it was possible to save both Ashley and Kaidan during Virmire (perhaps only in a New Game+). The option was cut when the devs realized everyone would see that as the only "right" choice and it would just complicate plotlines.