Didnt like the ME3 ending? Make a donation for childs play!

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#1 Edited by Akyho (1815 posts) -

I know there is another topic however the title is not informative and I think whoever gains more attention wins.

So someone has decided to make a Chipin account for "Retake Mass Effect 3 Ending".

Chipin is just like Kickstarter. You have an Idea people choose an amount and drop a little bit of cash.

Currently it sits over $11.000.

Update: 4hrs on it is now sitting at $27,530

This is one is confusing on what exactly the end result is. The account explanation go as.

About
The Retake Mass Effect - Child's Play donation drive is a community driven effort to bring positive attention to our petition for an alternate ending to the fantastic Mass Effect series. The Child's Play charity was chosen as a charity started by gamers to provide video games for the patients at Children's Hospitals all over the world.

We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled. We simply wish to express our hope that there could be a different direction for a series we have all grown to love.

Here is what the ME3 Retake pledges.

The Petition
A Petition for Alternate Endings to the Mass Effect Trilogy

We, the undersigned, respectfully request the consideration of the following petition.

Whereas:

* Mass Effect is an interactive video game providing a detailed framework within which the player may create a unique story

* A major concept of the Mass Effect games is that your choices significantly affect the outcome of the story

* Another major concept of the Mass Effect games is success in the face of seemingly impossible odds

We believe:

* That it is the right of the writers and developers of the Mass Effect series to end that series however they see fit

However, we also believe that the currently available endings to the series:

* Do not provide the wide range of possible outcomes that we have come to expect from a Mass Effect game

* Do not provide a sense of succeeding against impossible odds

* Do not provide a sense of closure with regard to the universe and characters we have become attached to

* Do not provide an explanation of events up to the ending which maintains consistency with the overall story

We therefore respectfully request additional endings be added to the game which provide:

* A more complete explanation of the story events

* An explaination of the outcome of the decisions made, especially with regard to the planets, races, and companions detailed throughout the series

* A heroic ending which provides a better sense of accomplishment

To this end, we donate to the "Retake Mass Effect 3" Child's Play Charity drive in lieu of our signature to this petition, in order to establish our sincerity, our love for these games, and for the Mass Effect universe.

We thank you for your consideration.

This is a very confusing set up. Its a person that has made this account and presumably has hooked it up to their bank account. They say its for Child play however it could never make it.

Here is the link

http://retakemasseffect.chipin.com/retake-mass-effect-childs-play

#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
#3 Posted by Bocam (3977 posts) -

This is so fucking stupid.

#4 Posted by ProjektGill (774 posts) -

Chip-in seems like a relatively safe platform to donate through. When the Tested guys did Oktoberkast, they set it up so the money would go directly to Child's Play when people donated through the widget. But people should probably check in with Child's Play themselves before donating.

Then again, this whole idea seems really stupid. Bioware isn't going to change the ending and as Jeff stated on Twitter, all this is going to do is bring more exposure to their game. If you want to donate to Child's Play, do it because you like what the charity does and not because of the off chance that this is somehow going to get Bioware to change the game.

#5 Posted by MEATBALL (3909 posts) -

This is fucking retarded, I hope you know.

#6 Posted by devilzrule27 (1241 posts) -

@Bocam said:

This is so fucking stupid.

Unless I'm misunderstanding the point of this I fail to see how donating to a charity is "fucking stupid" regardless of the reasons wrapped around it.

#7 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

@Bocam said:

This is so fucking stupid.

YEAH MAN, FUCK CHARITIES.

I get your point, but what's preferable? Bitching on the internet, or showing our opinion in a productive manner.

#8 Posted by big_jon (6127 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

@Bocam said:

This is so fucking stupid.

Unless I'm misunderstanding the point of this I fail to see how donating to a charity is "fucking stupid" regardless of the reasons wrapped around it.

Duder has a heart of gold.

#9 Posted by Bocam (3977 posts) -

@devilzrule27: @Pinworm45: Unless I'm misinterpreting it, the money will only go to charity if they change the ending.

#10 Posted by Demoskinos (16201 posts) -

@Bocam said:

This is so fucking stupid.

#11 Posted by Akyho (1815 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Thread all ready made duder. Course yours at least has more info about it.

Yeah I know. I decided to make a better topic. More news like than throwing a link.

@MEATBALL said:

This is fucking retarded, I hope you know.

Me personal I know. I dont like it. I just felt like reporting news.

@ProjektGill said:

Then again, this whole idea seems really stupid. Bioware isn't going to change the ending and as Jeff stated on Twitter, all this is going to do is bring more exposure to their game. If you want to donate to Child's Play, do it because you like what the charity does and not because of the off chance that this is somehow going to get Bioware to change the game.

I think if you are going to donate. You should just donate straight to child's play. None of this bullshit reasons and especially a shady middle man.

#12 Edited by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

I donated a few bucks. I've been lurking the forum and people are claiming to be getting receipts from Child's Play. Heck, even I got a receipt telling me it's legit. It may be a weird cause, but its people raging by giving money to charity and not raging by spamming message boards. Their negativity made something positive, can't really complain about that. 11,000 dollars (so far) are going to kids who need help.

#13 Posted by RE_Player1 (7944 posts) -

This is something I can support. Is it going to do something about the ending? Probably not. At least money goes to charity though.

#14 Posted by Brighty (276 posts) -

@CaptainCharisma said:

11,000 dollars (so far) are going to kids who need help.

Unless, of course, Bioware doesn't change the ending.

#15 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

@Bocam said:

@devilzrule27: @Pinworm45: Unless I'm misinterpreting it, the money will only go to charity if they change the ending.

It's going to them whether the ending is changed or not.

#16 Posted by laserbolts (5444 posts) -

The idea is dumb as hell but if it's for a good cause then its not that bad.

#17 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

@Brighty: It just went to 23,000 and it's going to Child's Play regardless if the ending changes or not.

#18 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6652 posts) -

What does it say about society that the ending to a video game calls more people to action than an actual tragedy.

#19 Posted by Omnomnivore (2934 posts) -

How about you donate to Child's Play under the guise of actually caring about the kids? I am glad they will get more money, all those children deserve it, but it's fucking stupid to donate because you may get a retake of an ending that was fine. It's like donating a dollar to charity at McDonalds only so you can get their free fry coupons.

#20 Posted by Deusoma (3190 posts) -
@MEATBALL said:

This is fucking retarded, I hope you know.

Exactly. That's why people want the ending changed.
#21 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

@ccampb89 said:

How about you donate to Child's Play under the guise of actually caring about the kids? I am glad they will get more money, all those children deserve it, but it's fucking stupid to donate because you may get a retake of an ending that was fine. It's like donating a dollar to charity at McDonalds only so you can get their free fry coupons.

They just made $23,000 for charity. Who cares what the reason is?

#22 Posted by Legendary (151 posts) -

I hate what video games have become.

#23 Posted by TheKing (856 posts) -

Glad to see money going to charity, no matter the reason.

#24 Posted by JeanLuc (3794 posts) -

@TheKing said:

Glad to see money going to charity, no matter the reason.

yes, $23,000 is quite awesome.

#25 Posted by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

@Legendary said:

I hate what video games have become.

I know right? I hate when gamers get together and donate to charity over an admittedly silly issue like the ending to a video game. Fuck modern gaming to hell.

#26 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

Them making $25,000 in less than a day makes me proud to love video games. Even some of the voice actors have tweeted the charity and someone donated $10,000. Mass Effect makes people crazy, yo.

#27 Posted by Legendary (151 posts) -
@Ace829

Can't tell if that's sarcasm.

Still its pretty funny to me. Kind of sad though. Can't people donate to the charity without this stupid ass cause?

How about a better one like: "donate your money that would buy stupid on disk DLC to child's play to try getting rid of on disk DLC!"
#28 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

@Legendary said:

@Ace829 Can't tell if that's sarcasm. Still its pretty funny to me. Kind of sad though. Can't people donate to the charity without this stupid ass cause? How about a better one like: "donate your money that would buy stupid on disk DLC to child's play to try getting rid of on disk DLC!"

How about, "I'm glad video games led to kids in hospitals getting $25,000 in the first day of a charity even with a cause I think is silly".

#29 Posted by Slaker117 (4856 posts) -

Giving money to needy children with a note attached saying "I think the ending of Mass Effect 3 sucked" is pretty ridiculous, and weirdly crass in some ways, but at least needy children got money.

#30 Edited by RE_Player1 (7944 posts) -

I threw in a couple bucks. It's for charity and at least someone made a constructive outlet to voice criticism instead of just posting on the Bioware forums.

#31 Posted by smitty86 (706 posts) -

My god. I applaud all of the money that is being given to charity and at time am disgusted by the amount complaining being done about this game's ending. I guess if anything I'm glad this apparent ending was so bad that it got people to give to a worthwhile cause.

But still, stop with all the bitching people.

#32 Posted by DukesT3 (1979 posts) -

What happened at the end?

#33 Posted by RE_Player1 (7944 posts) -

@smitty86: While I understand the bitching fatigue, I'm getting in the camp too a little bit, I think this outweighs it. I hope more people who are disappointed are pointed to this charitable website instead of the bioware forums because in the end raising money for sick kids is cool. Like Gary Whitta said during the Tested 24 hours charity podcast "It's a fuckfest".

#34 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

You give to charity to help people, not to crowbar something out of somebody. This is bordering on insensitive and undermining, as well as being, you know, dumb as fuck.

#35 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

Incredible that half this thread is people bitching that people are donating money to charity. Jesus Christ.

It's come to the point on the internet now that I could cure cancer and people would find a way to bitch about it. "You're destroying jobs!" or something. God fucking damn.

#36 Posted by iWonder (477 posts) -

This is the first legitimate reason I've seen to like the ME3 ending so far. Keep throwing money at those kids, guys.

#37 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

@Deusoma said:

@MEATBALL said:

This is fucking retarded, I hope you know.

Exactly. That's why people want the ending changed.

Even if it got changed.... the old ones still existed.

#38 Edited by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

@BlatantNinja23 said:

@Deusoma said:

@MEATBALL said:

This is fucking retarded, I hope you know.

Exactly. That's why people want the ending changed.

Even if it got changed.... the old ones still existed.

If they "change it" they'll probably just go with the indoctrination theory, since there's so much "evidence" for it as it is. Which just makes the endings there part of shepards inner battle against said indoctrination. Which actually makes them cool.

#39 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

@Pinworm45: In that case I guess I could see the people agree then be ok with it.... kinda risky though too potentially piss everyone off, "fix it" and hope they believe the fact it was all planned.

#40 Posted by ReyGitano (2491 posts) -

People are donating for a good cause and to show their resolve in where they stand on an issue.

Yes, an alternative ending is not the best reason, but to belittle people for donating money to a cause just seems... idk, I guess douchey is the word.

I'm sure the kids the money is going to help out aren't complaining.

#41 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

People with extreme issues on both sides are taking it too far - Bioware gave fans a truly abysmal ending, but they don't owe us anything and really the damage is done. The fight is pointless and the methods of yelling at a huge game company to give them an ending they are 'owed' is dumb. But it's from a very real place, a strong human connection to a story, so it's not disgusting or a sign that games are the worst, it's actually positive in a way: A Group of fans are rallying together for something, and raising money for charity along the way. Now, the specific aim is futile and won't really help anyone, but raising money for Charity, no matter the reason, should not be called 'disgusting.' It's easily the best thing they could do.

Also, it's a great Metaphor for Mass Effect 3, rallying together to raise a non-related number to attempt to win a fight that will turn out to be pointless.

#42 Edited by Encephalon (1386 posts) -

Money is being donated to make some kids happy. That's a pretty cool thing, whatever the cause.

EDIT: Went and donated $20 directly to Child's Play. Been meaning to for awhile. I appreciate what the BSN guys are doing, but I don't know if I can throw in with a cause that I believe is clearly futile.

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#43 Edited by Village_Guy (2760 posts) -

This is tearing me apart - one side of me is happy that people are rallying together and donating money to charity, but the other side of me is reaching out for the gun because the reason behind the donation is so fucking stupid I can't even comprehend it.

I guess I got +10 in faith in humanity and at the same time got -10 points in faith in humanity... Oh well, nothings changed then I guess.

#44 Posted by randombattle (87 posts) -

Yeah those fuckers how dare they care about something.

#45 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

Brilliant.

#46 Posted by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

@Legendary: I've had more time to research and think about this whole thing, and it is looking more and more like they're cynically using the charity to deflect any criticism and promote their movement. It is quite sneaky and exploiting. It's nice that money is going to charity and all, but eeeuuugghh.

#47 Posted by Totoni (51 posts) -

Holy S#it! Are people here serious? It doesn't matter that people give to charity because of something like that. The way I see it, this guy behind it has two reasons for it:

1: To show people that people disappointed with the ending isn't just whiny kids with entitlement issues

and 2: In the hope that BioWare will notice and perhaps do something.

And do anybody here seriously think that the people donating really does it just in the hope of BioWare creating a new ending.

It's definately a reason, but they give to charity because it's for a good cause. And if BioWare listens, then hooray you succeeded, if not, well the kids will still get their toys either way. Just read what people on this thread, who has donated, says.

Encephalon here above gave 10$ and does not actually believe BioWare is going do anything.

#48 Posted by Legendary (151 posts) -

@Ace829:

I agree. It just seems fucked up.

It's like this to me:

Donating to charity = Great

Donating to charity in order to change the ending of a game = Kind of dumb.

But whatever, who am I to tell people what they should do with the money. It's fantastic that Child's Play is getting a shit ton of money, but Bioware\EA most likely won't do anything about the ending.

#49 Posted by FreakAche (3023 posts) -

I kind of feel bad for making fun of these guys now.

#50 Edited by FoolishChaos (452 posts) -

I think its less about actually changing the ending and more about showing that people with money are getting sick of this shit, Bioware (Dragon Age 2 was a flawed game with an atrocious ending). And doing so in a way that is beneficial to someone.

Can you imagine if all internet bitch threads resulted in thousands of dollars donated to a charity?

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