Donald Trump tweets fan-made Mass Effect ad to followers

Just when you think the U.S presidential campaign cannot get any stranger, Donald Trump has tweeted a fan-made Mass Effect ad to his millions of followers complete with music and voiceover.


Update: The video is no longer available due to a copyright claim from EA. Shacknews will update as more information becomes available.

Original Story: The U.S. presidential race has gone a bit off the rails lately. Donald Trump is known for his bombast, and a fan-made campaign ad invokes the Republican multimillionaire as Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.

Yes, you read that right. 

He tweeted this (via Kotaku) to his millions of followers earlier today. Of course, Trump's campaign didn't make the ad, as it is traced back to what could conceivably be a troll poking fun at Trump. But Trump used it, raising some interesting points. Since Mass Effect is EA property, it raises rights questions regarding the voiceover and music--not to mention that Martin Sheen's voice has just been used to endorse a candidate, whether he wanted to or not. We've reached out to EA to untangle the legal questions.

And just what is the Trump Effect? If Trump really identifies with Shepard, is he willing to take on an Asari lover? Would he save the Quarians or the Geth? Or is he more of an Illusive Man, advocating a "humans first" mantra? 

This really is comedy gold. We will update if we get a response rom EA.

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    April 4, 2016 11:20 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Donald Trump tweets fan-made Mass Effect ad to followers

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      April 4, 2016 11:24 AM

      that's hilarious till you realize the person who made it was serious :(

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      April 4, 2016 11:26 AM

      I'm not really sure how to feel about this.

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        April 4, 2016 11:31 AM

        Funny is still funny. Stupid is still stupid.

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      April 4, 2016 11:33 AM

      What does this have to do with mass effect?

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        April 4, 2016 11:36 AM

        The music and the Martin Sheen voice over are from the Mass Effect game.

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          April 4, 2016 11:37 AM

          Oh. I was listening at pretty low volume since I'm at work.

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      April 4, 2016 11:35 AM

      This hurts you, Shepard

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      April 4, 2016 11:44 AM

      That's even more ridiculous when you realize that the voice in the trailer is the Illusive Man, who if he's not the villain of ME2, he's certainly a neutral-ish antagonist. And, it's doubly ridiculous when you realize that the character is voiced by Martin Sheen, who is a notorious liberal activist.

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        April 4, 2016 12:47 PM

        The Illusive Man is an extremist who uses his vast wealth to promote programs that elevate his race above all others in civilization.

        ... *cough*

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      April 4, 2016 12:52 PM

      Look at this Keefer guy doing work and stuff

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      April 4, 2016 1:51 PM

      Trump : "Assuming control.!!!"

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      April 4, 2016 1:58 PM


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      April 4, 2016 2:00 PM

      EA, your mission is clear. Sue Trump.

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      April 4, 2016 4:50 PM

      The illusive man is basically an interstellar racist with too much money that builds mega structures all over the place and want them damn aliens out of human space. He's making the colonies great again.

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      April 4, 2016 6:51 PM


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      April 4, 2016 7:19 PM

      Gross. Also, love the irony.

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