A new default female version of Shepard from the Mass Effect series has been decided and will appear on the cover of the Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3.
Article @ IGN (good for news, bad for reviews, lol)
I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited. My Shepard has been female ever since ME1. I've imported my character data for ME2... I just can't picture Commander Shepard when I think of her as a male. Just out of character for some.