A cadre of Mass Effect fans
are still steamed about the third game's ending – but have chosen
to express their dissatisfaction in a sweet, friendly sort of way.
What's sweeter and friendlier than a delicious cupcake? Obviously,
402 cupcakes. And is delivering such a heaping helping of sweet
treats to someone's office a good way of punishing them for a
perceived oversight? Let's keep an eye on Bioware to find out.
Having had their efforts to
change Mass Effect 3's ending for charity stymied, slighted fans
decided to send a kindness-bomb directly to the source. The result,
reports Game Informer, is a funding drive for over $1000 worth of
cupcakes, to be delivered to Bioware's door. “This is our way, as
fans, to drive our message home, but in a (literally) sweet way,”
explains the protest's page: “In this case, the cake is NOT a lie!” Come on, you didn't seriously expect this to come off without at least one such reference, did you?
Above: See? This real thing is really happening
The cakes will be colored
red, green or blue, and frosted with the letters A, B or C – to
emphasize that the choice between three fairly similar things is not
a fair thing to give someone. Except, of course, if you're giving
them a cupcake either way, in which case you're actually being quite
considerate? The metaphor sort of breaks down if you examine it up
close – but look, we're not complaining.
In fact, we want in on this
action. Let's give this a shot: Namco is about to release Bionic
Commando 5, Shigeru Miyamoto has been replaced by a team of robots, and Notch
has just bought Electronic Arts. There – now if you're unhappy with
our performance as games journalists, can we have some cupcakes too,
[UPDATE: Bioware's received the cupcakes and passed them on to a local youth shelter (Mass Effect 3 update: Cupcakes for hungry kids). Kudos to ME3 fans for buying starving kids such a generous treat. Nobody sent GamesRadar any cupcakes.]