A Meant-To-Be Romance Featuring Two Mass Effect 3 Players
How's your Valentine's weekend going? Not great? Want to feel a little better about life in general?
Check out the story posted at the official BioWare Blog; it's about how Mass Effect 3 was a surprising catalyst for a seemingly fated union.
It started with Jameela, who received an invitation to play Mass Effect 3 online with a couple friends, Sean and Estevan. She wasn't really feeling up to it, but she ultimately decided to play. After a few matches, a mutual friend of the boys, Tyler, joined the action. Jameela said she was "really quiet at first," but Tyler had no problem chatting about the deep, interesting world of Mass Effect.
At some point, he joked that the two of them had nothing better to do on a Friday night. Then he added: "Man, we are, like, undateable." Jameela immediately liked his sense of humor. Afterward, Estevan noticed there may have been some chemistry brewing between Tyler and Jameela, so he decided to play the matchmaker. He encouraged the two to connect on Facebook, and he sent each glowing praise about the other via text.
Jameela made the first move...virtually, of course: She was always the first to revive Tyler's character when he fell in combat. Finally, the two met. It didn't take long for them to realize they definitely wanted to be together but unfortunately, they had to contend with a major stumbling block. Tyler lived 2,000 miles away. But the good news is that he was planning to move back to the Michigan area, which wasn't as far from Jameela's hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The two stayed close by texting, chatting on Skype and - what else? - playing co-op games. Eventually, Tyler proposed to Jameela on June 22, 2012, and the wedding was set for October 26. Yep, it's a modern-day love story with a video game at its core...how cool is that?
For more, check the full story at the Blog. One of their wedding presents was especially fitting.
2/14/2014 10:17:28 PM Ben Dutka