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It seems angry Mass Effect 3 fans still want to protest the game's endings. This time they're sending the studio hundreds of cupcakes.

A user on the BioWare forums quickly organized a donation pool of over $1,000 and made a massive order of approximately 402 cupcakes from a local bakery near BioWare's Edmonton studio. "As fans, we want Bioware to do right by us, and fix the endings for Mass Effect 3. But we also want to let Bioware know, that we trust them, and have faith in them.

"Bioware has been slammed by negativity from all sides in the last few weeks. This is our way, as fans, to drive our message home, but in a (literally) sweet way. We want Bioware to add some more 'sweet' to their 'bittersweet' ending. What better way to do this than with CUPCAKES :-D."

The order has been placed and the invoice as proof was posted online (see below). The cupcakes are colored Red, Blue and Green and labeled A, B or C as a dig at executive produce Casey Hudson's statements where he said, “It’s not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C…The endings have a lot more sophistication and variety in them.”


Ok, I have spoken to a bakery located really close to Bioware studio's. They are called:
http://www.fusscupcakes.com

The approximate cost for this is $1005.00. That includes delivery, attaching our notes and letters, and having some photos taken of our creation. Note** Owner was kind enough to drop the price due to bulk.

The company DOES NOT have a paypal account. That means that I will have to place the order, and take contributions directly to my own paypal, and pay for it that way. Will have a final figure in the next hour.

IN ADDITION:

Every single person who contributes, will be able to write a brief note to be attached to the cupcakes. We will also, as a community, write a letter from all of us to Bioware. All the cupcakes will be divided into equal parts Red, Blue and Green colors... but they will all taste exactly the same.

If you'd like to participate, please check out the thread below and let us know.

These cupcakes can be delivered by the end of the week. Personally, I'm shooting for Thursday or Friday, since that's well in advance of PAX.

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So they got mad at them, so they spent money to send them cupcakes?

$1000 worth of cupcakes, what are they showing them
 

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$1000 worth of cupcakes, what are they showing them
It's like when Fringe was about to be going off the air and the fans sent in one of the Fringe characters' favorite snacks (RedVines).

Except they're trying to appeal to the staff at BioWare to be moved enough by such a donation to their lunches that they'll get the rest to agree to an update to the end of the game.
 

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Why can't fans just let devs tell the story the way the devs want to? Though I've never played the game before, many of the people who talked about it were complaining about the plot hole or w/e rather than the ending itself.
 

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Why can't fans just let devs tell the story the way the devs want to? Though I've never played the game before, many of the people who talked about it were complaining about the plot hole or w/e rather than the ending itself.
From what I hear, it's not just one plot hole.

It's a web of plot holes and ideas that were never truly explained by any of the endings. The endings were also, apparently, nearly identical and make it look like you never had a choice in the first place.
 

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$1000 worth of cupcakes, what are they showing them
It's like when Fringe was about to be going off the air and the fans sent in one of the Fringe characters' favorite snacks (RedVines).

Except they're trying to appeal to the staff at BioWare to be moved enough by such a donation to their lunches that they'll get the rest to agree to an update to the end of the game.

Ah, though i doubt it will really have any effect.
 

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"OMG A VIDEO GAME I LIKE HAD AN ENDING THAT I DON'T LIKE, I MUST REBEL IMMEDIATELLY!"

Jeeez, talk about overreacting. I've seen most of the endings by now and I must say that they're not that bad, you'd have to be a really butthurt person to complain about them. It's a game, have fun and if you want intricate storytelling then grab a book 'cause guess what? It'll take a good few more years before games reach the level of storytelling that is present in other mediums.

Video game is quite a young form of storytelling and artistic expression, it needs time to fully bloom.
 
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Video gaming is a form of entertainment as long as you enjoyed playing the game then surely you got your moneys worth and move on to the next game, why all this fuss over a game's ending is beyond me.
 

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Jeeez, talk about overreacting. I've seen most of the endings by now and I must say that they're not that bad, you'd have to be a really butthurt person to complain about them. It's a game, have fun and if you want intricate storytelling then grab a book 'cause guess what? It'll take a good few more years before games reach the level of storytelling that is present in other mediums.

Video game is quite a young form of storytelling and artistic expression, it needs time to fully bloom.
Really? We must've gone back in time 20 years, because I have games in my collection from the late 90s with stories that are better than novels.

On another note, Bioware generally does a good job of creating very detailed universes, and in a game like Mass Effect, where part of the sales pitch is that the outcome hinges heavily on your choices, it's a pretty big slap to the face to have such similar and useless endings. Granted, after Dragon Age II and what I've seen of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I can't say ME3 being disappointing where it really counts is surprising.
 

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"OMG A VIDEO GAME I LIKE HAD AN ENDING THAT I DON'T LIKE, I MUST REBEL IMMEDIATELLY!"

Jeeez, talk about overreacting. I've seen most of the endings by now and I must say that they're not that bad, you'd have to be a really butthurt person to complain about them. It's a game, have fun and if you want intricate storytelling then grab a book 'cause guess what? It'll take a good few more years before games reach the level of storytelling that is present in other mediums.

Video game is quite a young form of storytelling and artistic expression, it needs time to fully bloom.

Its not so much that they hate the ending, its that Bioware lied to them about it. Bioware promised that there would be tons of different ending and that your choices through out the series would have a serious impact on them. When people finally got to the end they were treated to one last choice that determined which of 3 almost identical endings you saw. It didn't help that the endings felt rushed an out of place in the game. People were also still upset over the Prothean on disk DLC that Bioware swore was developed after the game was already finished.

Still I agree people have over reacted. I think a simple email to Bioware stating your feelings on the matter and just not buying their next game would have sufficed
 

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"OMG A VIDEO GAME I LIKE HAD AN ENDING THAT I DON'T LIKE, I MUST REBEL IMMEDIATELLY!"

Jeeez, talk about overreacting. I've seen most of the endings by now and I must say that they're not that bad, you'd have to be a really butthurt person to complain about them. It's a game, have fun and if you want intricate storytelling then grab a book 'cause guess what? It'll take a good few more years before games reach the level of storytelling that is present in other mediums.

Video game is quite a young form of storytelling and artistic expression, it needs time to fully bloom.

Its not so much that they hate the ending, its that Bioware lied to them about it. Bioware promised that there would be tons of different ending and that your choices through out the series would have a serious impact on them. When people finally got to the end they were treated to one last choice that determined which of 3 almost identical endings you saw. It didn't help that the endings felt rushed an out of place in the game. People were also still upset over the Prothean on disk DLC that Bioware swore was developed after the game was already finished.

Still I agree people have over reacted. I think a simple email to Bioware stating your feelings on the matter and just not buying their next game would have sufficed
That is incorrect - the player recieves three choices, that much is correct, however the final outcome of those choices varies depending on the choices made throughout the game. The fans may feel that the changes are insignificant, but they're there. Moreover, there is only one perfect ending leading to an extra cutscene.

The endings vary even from the perspective of whether Shepherd dies or survives, but that's a matter for interpretation aswell.

Really? We must've gone back in time 20 years, because I have games in my collection from the late 90s with stories that are better than novels.
Better then "Twillight" or better then novels altogether? Because the latter makes you sound quite silly.
 

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Haha, that's great.

Even if they do change the ending, would you have to play through the entire last game again to get to it (Never played Mass Effect).
Nah, honestly you would probably understand the current ending more if you hadn't played the series before or were high, as it is quite surreal.
 

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Really? We must've gone back in time 20 years, because I have games in my collection from the late 90s with stories that are better than novels.
Better then "Twillight" or better then novels altogether? Because the latter makes you sound quite silly.
Rivaling well-regarded novels in the same genre would've been a better way to put it. As far as I'm aware, there's no way you could claim to make any game, or anything an any medium, better than novels altogether because it's completely subjective.
 

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Really? We must've gone back in time 20 years, because I have games in my collection from the late 90s with stories that are better than novels.
Better then "Twillight" or better then novels altogether? Because the latter makes you sound quite silly.
Rivaling well-regarded novels in the same genre would've been a better way to put it. As far as I'm aware, there's no way you could claim to make any game, or anything an any medium, better than novels altogether because it's completely subjective.
Storytelling techniques may be objectively compared by means of their capabilities. There's the spoken word, written word, theater, movies and video games. Video games give the most storytelling capabilities as they can be designed as interactive or even be a sandbox of "make your own adventure" plus other then the plot itself, they also present the story visually and may contain effects unavailable in theater and in cinema (without the use of C.G), allowing the characters to perform supernatural feats before the viewer's eyes. Thing is, this superior medium as of nowadays is used poorly to convey thoroughly bad stories. If you want to say that there are certain games which have superb stories and convey them in a fantastic fashion - fine. I can also say that there are books or movies that are completely crap. When you look on the mediums as uniform wholes though, you can see that video games have alot of pent up potential that just waits to be released.
 

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