PSA: Do Not Download Fake Alternate Ending To Mass Effect 3

There are some right bloody bastards in the world, even in the 22nd century it seems. Fans of the Mass Effect series who desperately want a new ending to make up for the rather disappointing one BioWare came up with possibly at the last minute, might have been heartened by the news that BioWare may actually do something about it, but they’d best remember that it hasn’t happened yet. An email sent to gamers inviting them to download an alternate ending is actually a marketing scam designed to gather personal data.

Players who click on the link are redirected to a survey that promises, upon completion, to provide the user with a password to download a zip file containing the supposed alternate ending to Mass Effect 3. Instead, the player ends up providing a bunch of information to a disreputable marketing firm who, in a different decade, would probably have been harassing you to answer questions as you shopped at your local mall. BioWare’s promised fix to the ending won’t be out until at least April, and you can bet it will be available only through Origin, PSN or XBLA. So be careful out there.

Via The Register.

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7 Comments on PSA: Do Not Download Fake Alternate Ending To Mass Effect 3


On March 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

To be honest, anyone dumb enough to fall for the old “survey” trick probably deserves to have their personal info stolen. Not that I don’t think the scam artist isn’t a total douche bag, but come on, really?


On March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

Have to agree with you Mozer.

Conn Cooney

On March 23, 2012 at 2:21 am

There’s always one!

Jonny Hu

On March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I’m going to take my risks with the scam, it can’t be worse then the original ending.


On March 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

So they only want some info from me to not deliver an ending? Better than the $200+ I’ve spent on Bioware doing the same.


On March 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

@Jonny Hu

LOL, probably true mate!! Do tell us after playing it! XDDDD

21st century

On March 26, 2012 at 2:39 am

First and foremost, there are some right bloody morons in the world. Like those who have no opinions.

And the marketing scam is the “rather disappointing” ending.