I'm all for being negative on the internet, but I love balance. So, in conjunction with thinking about piece of shit endings, what is your favorite ending from a video game?
Call me a hipster, but I love the ending to Limbo. The puzzle before it implicates that your character may have died in a car crash through the quiet, poignant imagery of flying through the glass and returning to a similar position and area as where you started. I love the quiet approach to the female silhouette, illuminated by some light above under a ladder. After the credits, you see their corpses at the same spot, under a rotted ladder.
I love endings that leave the player to interpret what happened. I have always assumed that their spirits moved on, up the ladder, leaving their physical bodies to rot in Limbo.
EDIT: This forum idea may be played out already, and if so I'm sorry, but, hey, it's Sunday, and on the internet that means not much is happening. So why don't you stay awhile and spin a yarn of some great games?