In case you haven’t heard, free sniper rifle.
Only for those with the PC version though.
Excerpts taken from here:
In a recent article from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the organization argues that Bioware and EA are indeed guilty of false advertising, though they make no conclusive statements regarding whether this might have legal repercussions.
The article goes on to connect the dots, stating that over-exgerated and flat out “dishonest” promises made regarding “Mass Effect 3” lead to the ensuing protests. The article points to two specific statements regarding the game, which are still up on the Mass Effect website.
The first quote states that players will, “Experience the beginning, middle, and end of an emotional story unlike any other, where the decisions you make completely shape your experience and outcome.”
The BBB notes that is an absolute statement, promising that players will “completely” shape their experiences, and may gamers who played through “Mass Effect 3” came away strongly disagreeing with this particular promise.
The second quote from Mass Effect’s marketing campaign, adds that, “Along the way, your choices drive powerful outcomes, including relationships with key characters, the fate of entire civilizations, and even radically different ending scenarios.”
Although this one is clearly more open to interpretation, it does promise that decisions made during the game will lead to “radically different” endings, which, again, fans have argued is just not true.
BBB notes that these are just two examples, which do not cover everything that EA and Bioware claimed regarding “Mass Effect 3” and the game’s ending in particular. However, that does not disprove the original point that in these particular instances the company is guilty of false marketing.
This guy is a genius!
while 99% of the game was the same top-notch, engaging, tear-inducing stuff that we’ve come to expect, the last five minutes or so is a steaming, Hersey’s Kiss-sized dollop of dog shit that you are forced to ingest at the conclusion of the meal, like a mint, before they let you out the door.
One thing I do love about the ending? How many different and hilarious and painfully accurate analogies have come from it. XD
The accuracy. THIS HURTS US.
Seriously though, to all of my followers who don’t play Mass Effect or don’t understand why we feel so utterly devastated and betrayed, this is the read for you. He sets up an excellent Lord of the Rings analogy that every nerd is sure to understand. Also good commentary on why this series isn’t just a game or just a story. It’s become so much more than that to a lot of people.
reblogging this excellent link again
Reblogging this yet again, because this is probably the most coherent and funniest article I’ve read on the subject. Even if you’ve never touched the game, it’s still brilliant and ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
If you’re trying to get the new stuff already, might want to hold off. There’s an internal server error that’s preventing the pack stuff from being used, though the maps are live. No word yet on when it’ll be fixed.
Garrus and Legion: Write it, cut it, paste it, save it, Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it, Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it, Drag and drop it, zip - unzip it, Lock it, fill it, call it, find it, View it, code it, jam - unlock it, Surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it, Cross it, crack it, switch - update it, Name it, rate it, tune it, print it, Scan it, send it, fax - rename it
Javik: *DOOR SLAM*
Garrus and Legion: …
Garrus and Legion: …
Garrus: BUY IT
Legion: USE IT
Javik: KILL IT
Garrus: FIX IT
Legion: TRASH IT, CHANGE IT, MAIL—-
Javik: DESTROY IT!!!!
AND I SWEAR IN THAT MOMENT THEIR HANDS WERE ALL DIRTY, SO JAVIK WASHED THEM ALL