Group Pushing For New Mass Effect Ending Raises 10K+ For Child’s Play
Say what you will about the group of BioWare fans demanding a new ending – we’ll say they have a point – but you can’t say they’re selfish jerks. Realizing that simply complaining about the terribad ending to the Mass Effect series isn’t, in and of itself, particularly conducive to one’s well being, the group who organized Retake Mass Effect 3 have decided to direct all that energy to something positive; well, more positive than the idea of a better ending to Mass Effect 3.
What they’ve done is to crate a Chipin page to raise money for Child’s Play as well as generate positive attention for the movement. As they put it on the page, “We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled.”, adding that “As fans of Mass Effect, I believe we all understand the deep emotional impact that this sort of entertainment can provide. I believe I speak for all of us when I say, regardless of the outcome of this petition, we are more than proud to support Child’s Play.” And that support is impressive. In the 24 hours since establishing the donation page, they’ve gotten a spectacular response. Currently, the Retake Mass Effect 3 group has raised $11,431 for Child’s Play. That’s a lot of money to come from people who wish a video game had a more satisfying ending, and it’s the kind of thing that makes me proud to be a member of the gaming community.