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.

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33 Comments on Group Pushing For New Mass Effect Ending Raises 10K+ For Child’s Play


On March 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

So proud to be a Mass Effect fan right now!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thank you for this article. It’s nice to see that people are noticing us and speaking about us in such a way. Regardless of what happens with the game, and with BioWare and EA, this has become more than just us trying to get a new ending to ME3. It’s more than our group wanting better publicity. We genuinely want to help these children. Who cares if it gets us a new ending… At the end of the day, it is the kids who really benefit from this. And that brings a smile to my face. Keelah Se’lai.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

This is how we hold the line.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

It has actually been a little less than 24 hours!

Regardless it has been an amazing reaction and we’re all pretty proud.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Again, thank you, Mr. Lincoln for the support.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Thank you for posting this.

I’m proud to be part of such a great community!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

We’re now at 12k in donations, Hold the line! Proud of you all.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

by: Megan
On March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm
“This is how we hold the line.”

True to the end, proud member of BSN and allready donated, ” regardless of the outcome of this petition”, I am proud to donate and be a member of the gaming community.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thank you GameFront for your support. Hold the line.


On March 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks for posting this – whether we’re successful in our petition or not, at least -someone- will get some happy endings out of this.

Hold the line, help the children!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

12k in 22 hours.

Hold the line!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

We will hold the line!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I am so proud to be apart of this. Hold the line!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’m glad to be able to hold the line!


On March 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

So just wanna point out we are nearing 13k and the 24 hour mark is not until 2:08 AM EST


On March 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Appreciate the article! Thanks for your support! Any coverage that leads to more donations to help children in need! HOLD THE LINE!

Matthew L Burt

On March 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I wasn’t able to donate much, regrettably, but I did donate. It’s so inspiring to see that when gamers really care about something, they contribute in a positive way. I’m very proud to call myself a part of this group of people: I am a Retaker, and I will hold the line.

Whatever that means. Catchy slogans are catchy I guess =P


On March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Thank you for the recognition.

Hold the line :)


On March 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm



On March 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

23k holy 23k in under 23 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On March 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Someone just donated 10k!! WOW!!!!


On March 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

24k in 24hours!!!!

Keep going! Hold the line!


On March 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

The fund just reached 24K USD!



On March 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

As a full time student with no job, I probably donated a little too much but it is for a great cause. It makes me so proud to be a part of the ME community – a community that used their angry and outrage for the betterment of others. We are united. We are holding the line and helping the kids.

25K+ and growing!!


On March 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Someone came along a few hours ago and donated on his own 10k dollars. We do not know who is he or she, but whoever you are, thank you in both our names and in the names of the children we aim to help…


On March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm


I think someone just donated $200-$300.

Taylan E

On March 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm

We fight the corporate greed with donations.

We pick our battles and if my concience is clear… that is all that matters to me.

At least we stand behind what we believe in and make something positive out of it. That’s why I am proud to be in this movement.


On March 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Not only am I proud to be a member of the Mass Effect community, but I also helped donate to Child’s Play in support of this endeavor. In truth, even if EA or Bioware refuses to change the ending, at least I know that my contribution went to something truly meaningful–charity–and isn’t that what really matters in the end?

Kyle W

On March 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

If my wife & I hadn’t been set back by the loss of both our cars on the same day we would have put a lot more into this, but we contributed what we could. This is a stellar fan response & speaks well of the gaming community on many levels. Very proud to be a part of it and very happy with Gamefront for allowing Lincoln to put the best article on the net right now as to why we are so moved.

Hunter C.

On March 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

The sum is over 38k now. If Bioware does nothing, I have lost all faith in them. So happy to be contributing to something I care about, and a nice charity as well.


On March 15, 2012 at 12:22 am

That sums almost quadrupled from what it is in the article. Sitting at a whopping 43,800 bucks. Forty-three *thousand*. That’s impressive.


On March 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

The game has sold nearly 890 – 900k units in ONE DAY

Who cares what 20 – 30k people have to say about the ending.

Nathan Hulse

On March 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

Its a shame most don’t “care” about the real world enough to come together in this way. Its lamentable – ironic even – how much better the world would be if more people were charitable. But lets be honest, this has less to do with charity than it has to do with a bunch of shallow gamers getting upset because they couldn’t get the girl, kill the baddies and save the entire galaxy. Yes, the conclusion is somewhat disjointed, but kudos to Bioware to trying to bring a little sophistication to RPGs. In order to save the galaxy is appropriate that a huge sacrifice is going to have to be made. But in attempting to get philosophical, Bioware inevitably shot over a lot of peoples heads. Imperfection and the nature of sentience, mortality and sacrifice are beyond the concerns of raging nerds merely wanting simple, gratifying payback for their emotional investment. If only these sad individuals cared about the real world enough to oppose its injustices.