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Submitted by john2 741d ago | news

BioWare officially confirms major ending twist

N4G Note: This article contains a major spoiler for Mass Effect 3. Don't click through unless you want to know.

DSOGaming writes: "Mass Effect 3′s ending left some questions unanswered and that’s precisely why BioWare decided to release the Extended Cut DLC for it. And although the free DLC answered a lot of questions, it didn’t reveal one specific question." (Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Snookies12  +   741d ago
Spoiler title much? Didn't have a chance to play ME3 yet. :\
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   741d ago
same here >_>
EVILDEAD360  +   741d ago
'Seriously the grace period for ME3 spoilers is UP!'

May be one of the dumbest statements I've read on N4g in a long time.

The NEW SPOILER RULE (according to this guy) is that if a game is 3 months old or older you are allowed to spoil the ending for anyone who hasnt played the game.

There absolutely is no spoiler grace period in gaming period..

I've said it before, but what has happened with Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. Idiots have been trying to spoil the game since it was released. The new ending DLC has just given them another reason to do it.

When I think of some of the better endings of games this gen I couldnt imagine a world where gamers broke the spoiler etiquette on games like Bioshock. Dead Space, Portal, etc.

This was simply the start, watch how people react when major umpcoming releases get the same treatment.

Evil
JaredH  +   741d ago
This spoiler would suck to hear but it isn't that big of one. I'm more curious if all the people who haven't played it heard the names to each ending because those actually ruin the end more.

Also if you even want to achieve the spoiler you have to beat the game with very high requirements. They involve playing online but since you are all too busy I doubt you'd play online anyway and so you wouldn't even get this part of the ending.
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Megaton  +   741d ago
@EVILDEAD - This was simply the start? Were you born yesterday? On N4G alone there have been spoiler wars. People created accounts and spammed spoilers for Halo 3, MGS4, Heavy Rain, Gears 2, Alan Wake, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and I'm sure many more I can't remember.
EVILDEAD360  +   741d ago
'Were you born yesterday? On N4G alone there have been spoiler wars'

GTFOH..It's been nothing CLOSE to Mass Effect 3..from the media to the fanblogsphere to N4g and beyond.

Evil
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ChickeyCantor  +   740d ago
"Also if you even want to achieve the spoiler you have to beat the game with very high requirements"

Not anymore. =)....=|.
They changed the limit.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   740d ago
I don't get some of you on here.
Some of you are just really nasty, rude and childish why don't you just grow up and stop talking down on people like you're some kind of elite human being.You know who you are.
The gaming community would be a lot better off without you.
Also to the people that are just plain ignorant and saying you shouldn't of clicked on the article, it was in the headline and they have now removed it.
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pixelsword  +   740d ago
This game's been out for months and it still has no ending...

That's how sad today's privileged gamers are, and why devs are being lambasted into making every game into CoD.

I can't wait for Little Big Planet, CoD edition. :)
SilentNegotiator  +   740d ago
Spoilers:
Blue, green, red. {:O

It would be a twist if they actually did what they promised and gave us repercussions for our actions and some real ending variations.
nukeitall  +   741d ago
This pisses me off!

Why are spoilers posted!!! EAQ%R@Q%#@#%#@
pandaboy  +   741d ago
it's not really much of a spoiler, don't worry about it.
maximus1985  +   741d ago
@snookie the time your putting on n4g could be used to play it now. all things spoil in time tis life my friend...tis life.
lzim  +   741d ago
What are you people waiting for.
Snookies12  +   740d ago
Mainly waiting for a price drop, wasn't sure with all the mixed reviews of the game whether it would be worth a full 60 bucks or not honestly. So yeah, it does suck to have a spoiler in the title. Glad the article changed it up, but a little late for some people lol.
Sony360  +   740d ago
@snookies12

What "mixed reviews" are you talking about?

The game got terrific scores.
lzim  +   740d ago
ah well then, yes, the reviews are indeed mixed if you're asking people.

But the critical reviews are solid 10s

It is worth playing but for some people it doesn't meet their inflated expectations for how the series should have ended especially from a game play perspective. Many attribute this to BioWare speed up shipping the game right after the script was leaked without co-op and with half assed multi-player.
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modesign  +   741d ago
the games been out for how long, were you busy with a imaginary girlfriend or Job.lol
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   740d ago
"BioWare officially confirms major ending twist"

N4G user clicks link.

N4G user reads article.

N4G user cries about spoilers.

SPAM-FRITTER-123 laughs at your stupidity.
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cgoodno  +   740d ago
The title was changed. It used to explain the spoiler in the title. So, it was:

- N4G user reads N4G home page
- N4G user complains about spoiler in submission title.
Laxman  +   740d ago
Then why would you click onto this article?!
Kamikaze135  +   741d ago
Thanks for the spoilers, idiots.
john2  +   741d ago
Game is out for almost 4 months so you should blame yourself for not playing it (provided you cared for the game that is).
Kamikaze135  +   741d ago
Yeah, I should put school, work, and other priorities on the side to make sure I play all of the latest games. Let's not blame the rookie journalist for putting a spoiler on the title of an article.
john2  +   741d ago
Seriously? For four months you didn't have a weekend (or even a day) to play and finish a game you were interested to? I find it really hard to believe that and by your logic, you won't even play it for the next 5 months
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CGI-Quality  +   741d ago
Oh come on, not everybody can stop at the drop of a hat to play the newest games.

I care for the game, and own it, but that doesn't mean that because I've yet to beat it, I'm at fault for someone who posts a spoiler in a headline. Besides, why should someone rush to beating this game in a day (or even a weekend) when not everybody has that kind of time?

No way around it, your point of view is condescending.
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psychotic_duck  +   741d ago
What the hell? What kind of logic is that? Some people have lives boy. I'm studying to go to law school and can't devote the time to play a lengthy RPG. Hell I haven't even finished ME2, but I love the series, once I get time I'll finish it through. But thanks to you I now know (or assume) that Shepard seems to die at the end of ME3. I stayed clear of all the ME3 controversy because I didn't want to spoil the game for myself. Hard to avoid it when you put it in the title.

Its like an amateur journalist posting "JK ROWLING CONFIRMS DUMBLEDORE REALLY NOT DEAD". You just don't do that.
Kamikaze135  +   741d ago
I couldn't care less how you feel about it. I work and go to school. My day starts at 5:30am and ends at 7:30pm. I eat, do homework, shower, then go to sleep. On weekends I barely have enough time to sit and play a game. People have lives, kid.
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john2  +   741d ago
@psychotic_duck: Your argument is invalid. If you DON'T click the article in N4G, you have a headline like "BioWare officially confirms that Shepard is alive in the..." . Alive in what? No spoilers at all even in the Frontpage. So you obviously clicked and as they say, curiosity killed the cat. IF you truly wanted to avoid all ME3 stories, then you wouldn't click on them (including this one. Hell, you wouldn't even read the comments that have 'BioWare' involved to them). Also, spoilers have a timeframe. It's like asking for no spoilers in Doom's story. Sure, some may have not played Doom yet. Point is that spoilers have a timeframe (like everything in life).
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Kran  +   741d ago
What if they couldn't afford it until now?
Kamikaze135  +   741d ago
"Your argument is invalid. If you DON'T click the article in N4G, you have a headline like "BioWare officially confirms that Shepard is alive in the..." . Alive in what?"

Actually, it shows the entire title on my screen without even clicking on it. Which is why I clicked on it to reply to the article in the first place. It was a stupid decision to include spoilers in the title. You can't assume everybody on the site has beaten ME3 or just don't care about ME3.
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omi25p  +   741d ago
just because you get everything paid for you and can afford a every game that releases doesn't mean everyone else can.
Mythicninja  +   740d ago
Lol at these people "i didn't have enough time to play the game yet because of ****" ....same people are replying to this article within minutes of posting, engaging in debates about the article. BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY FREE TIME!!
Moncole  +   741d ago
Spoilers don't count after a certain amount of time.
psychotic_duck  +   741d ago
Tell that to every other games news service that adds a SPOILER ALERT
nukeitall  +   741d ago
Really?

So if it's old, it's fine to spoil it?

I completely disagree, and most of the news community as well as readers disagree in almost all other medium.

I'm gonna go ahead and down rate this site!
cgoodno  +   740d ago
@Moncole: This is not true on N4G. Perhaps a year after release, but even then you should _always_ at the least use SPOILER tags.
YoungKingDoran  +   740d ago
its only been like 3 months man.
spoiler alerts are still in effect... mass effect
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ginsunuva  +   741d ago
Who doesn't know the Me3 endings by now?
CGI-Quality  +   741d ago
Even if you know that people were disappointed with the ending, it doesn't change the issue. The headline, even if it doesn't contain a spoiler, needs work. It either contains a spoiler or it is misleading, which should be altered regardless.
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maximus1985  +   741d ago
you also cant assume that such an amazing game with such controversy is gonna tiptoe until you FEEL like playing the game
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thatdudesfrys  +   740d ago
If you have no time to play Mass Effect, for even a few minutes, then what are you doing on this website? Don't you have better things to do? You find time to argue with people online, but not play a game for a little while? Hmmm...
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   740d ago
sadly that is the way gamers are now. enjoy arguing over playing the ACTUAL game.
Chuk5  +   741d ago
I gotta agree with John.
Mass Effect is hugely dependant on its story and it came out 4 months ago almost. If you really cared about it, you would have played by now, especially considering there hasn't been very many other games of the same calibur.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   741d ago
Doesn't matter how long a game has been out.
You don't put spoilers in headlines.
Chuk5  +   741d ago
Fair enough, I will concede that point.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   741d ago
Wait, but if you romanced Miranda, she isn't the one holding the KIA name plaque. It was Garrus for me.. (Romanced Ashley in #1, Miranda in #2 and #3.

And I certainly couldn't say goodbye to her during the new Conduit run sequence..
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munish23  +   741d ago
You couldn't really romance Miranda in #3 I think. That was just like a side thing lol. The main romances were Tali, Ashley and Liara. Not sure of the other side.
Eyesoftheraven  +   741d ago
Epic fail.
munish23  +   741d ago
So you could romance Miranda? What's an epic fail? All there was for Miranda from what I can remember is a scene in the Citadel, but you were still able to get with the other three.
Eyesoftheraven  +   741d ago
Epic fail on Bioware that Miranda's role in the game was pretty weak for those who pursued her in #2, like me.
munish23  +   741d ago
Oh yeah, I totally agree with you there. I was hoping for some action with her lol, but had to settle for ashley.
Eyesoftheraven  +   740d ago
lol. Oh well.. 'least Ash looks better, in #3 than 2 and 1 haha.. Damn I'm shallow.
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AznGaara  +   740d ago
You could romance Miranda in ME3.. SPOILERS

You don't see skin but when you see her in the Presidium Commons room she makes her move at the very end of that scene.

END SPOILERS
munish23  +   740d ago
Yeah, but it wasn't like a true paramore thing, you were still able to go with Ashley, Liara and Tali. Wheras if you were to get with one of those three you were unable to get with the other two.
Mythicninja  +   741d ago
Lol, should have played it by now if you were a fan, especially considering the controversy
theWB27  +   741d ago
Seriously, this game has been controversy #1 this year and dissected to the brim and people are yelling spoilers. Id hardly call this a spiller, you've got 40 hours worth of story and 3 other endings to see. A company keeping their main protagonist alive....shocker.
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liquidhalos  +   741d ago
Thanks for the spoiler warning, oh wait too late
vikingland1  +   741d ago
School is no excuse my daughter just got her bachlors degree. She beat ME3 the 1st month it came out cuz she loves the series. Plus she worked a job all while keeping her grades up. And still took the time to play thee game.I might have jumped the gun a bit sorry to all the people that didn't play the game. Tis true you shouldn't put the ending in the title. Again I apologize for my short sightedness.
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pandehz  +   741d ago
N4G get your shit together, was scrolling through the articles and this just spoiled everything.
maximus1985  +   741d ago
oh puuulease spoiler complaint? really? hey in that case no one spoil batman arkham city for me especially since that damn dlc showed me batman lives. so you guys are sooo busy with school and work yet you have time to complain on n4g but not to play mass effect 3 right? I work full time and go to college full time so unless you work for NASA go you have NO argument!
Rupee  +   741d ago
I'm just surprised, with the amount of bad press/controversy this game has had, you haven't had the ending spoiled until now! That itself is an accomplishment!
room414  +   741d ago
it's easy to avoid talk of the ending...not so easy to avoid the title of an article on the front page of n4g
Rupee  +   741d ago
Oh I agree! Just saying I had it spoiled in a couple different articles right after release. But yeah definitely shouldn't be a headline.
KMCROC54  +   741d ago
I Comment on this the day DLC was realease , about how Tsoni refused to put his Plaque up on the wall.i knew that mofo was alive ,plus in the next game.
00  +   741d ago
not
like it natters anyway.
Adropacrich2  +   741d ago
Is this story dictated by the fans then?
Huntmaster17  +   741d ago
wow... seriously I was planning on playing ME3 this summer during the gaming drought. Didn't expect to see that headline.
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Alos88  +   741d ago
Even still, I doubt we'll play as Shepard again, though no doubt future games will use your save data to have NPCs talk about Shepards actions.
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llMurcielagoll  +   741d ago
WHAT THE HELL, STORY WRITER?!!!! SOME OF US HERE DIDN'T PLAY MASS EFFECT 3!

I am sorry I am reporting this.
Razgriz383  +   741d ago
So...all the people drumming up the degrees on this are "ruining" it for everyone else..
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googergieger  +   741d ago
Wouldn't call it a "twist" as much as lazy cliched nothingness. Not to mention we already knew this to be true. Anyways doubt this does anything for the long term. Any post game dlc or Mass Effect 4 talk would just get everyone pissed again.
Getowned  +   740d ago
I agree, but I kinda want a ME4, or to at least see how they would go about it. ME3 was not a bad game, just wasnt the game ending everyone was hoping for.
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Dlacy13g  +   740d ago
I don't want to ruin this game for anyone. Even with all the controversy I still felt it was a game definitely worthy of your time to play.

That out of the way, I find it interesting that in the original ending they showed a scene that seems to be omitted now from the new DLC ending that directly tied into this new announcement. I found it very odd that they pulled that quick glance involving a certain armor and went the direction they did now.

Either way...I am pretty much done with this game and really don't have a desire to play any more dlc for it. As far as I am concerned the trilogy is over... moving on.
greyhaven33  +   740d ago
If your referring to the scene in the rubble after the destroy ending its still in there
theWB27  +   740d ago
N4G changed the title to this article due to member backlash. Is anyone going to comment on the precedent this is setting? Websites giving into public outcry instead of holding their own. Is this really better than the title before, cause this doesn't tell the whole story.
aliengmr  +   740d ago
LOL

+1
cgoodno  +   740d ago
It wasn't changed due to member backlash, it was changed because it's an N4G policy.

If you want to read the full article and see the spoilers, that's what the original article is for. N4G doesn't allow spoiler submissions without notices as such and we definitely don't allow them in titles. We also don't allow spoilers in comments so soon after a game's release and expect that people will use SPOILERS to identify their posts that contain spoilers for older games.
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CrazyRap  +   740d ago
Whoever says they don't have time playing the game, yet u have time commenting here and waste your time...
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