They figured the best way to send a message to Bioware that they ought to do something about this would be to show it with their money. But in a misguided attempt at kindness, they decided all funds would go to Child's Play.
Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, two people who -liked- the Mass Effect 3 ending, have decided to reject all funds directed to Child's Play from this movement. Their reasons?
"Child’s Play cannot be a tool to draw attention to a cause. Child’s Play must be the Cause."
And you know what? As much as I hate the idea of needy kids being deprived of joy that such money could buy... I agree.
This isn't like when PayPal froze and then refunded donations given by Something Awful, to help against the damage of Hurricane Katrina. It was obvious that the people who donated didn't care about Child's Play. They just wanted the ending to their game to stop being the worst thing anyone has ever written. They didn't care about kids in hospitals with a lot of downtime, who just need something to take their minds off the pain or discomfort(or just the sheer boredom). That is why, even though technically that money could have helped those kids, I don't think it was a donation made for the right reasons.
Child's Play is too important to abused for the sake of correcting a fictional mistake. And if Child's Play didn't rake in millions of generous donations every year, I'd be more worried. But those kids'll get by. And it looks like Bioware is conjuring something up, DLC-wise, specifically to correct their biggest failure. Either they've heard our anger, or they always knew their ending was "blatherskite" and prepared accordingly. I wouldn't call this a victory, but it's looking less and less like defeat, and I'm certainly not going to stop reading Penny Arcade because of it.
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