Mass Effect 3 brought this couple together

On Valentine's Day, BioWare brings us a story of two gamers whose surprise meeting in Mass Effect multiplayer led to a marriage.

Mass Effect 3 is known for its strong story, but the game led to another story; a story of love for two mega-fans. Today being Valentine's Day, BioWare shared a story on its blog of two gamers whose surprise meeting one day in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer led to a real-world relationship and eventually marriage.

On the night of April 13, 2012, Jameela Cameron received an invitation to play Mass Effect 3, and though she wasn't really in the mood at the time, she decided to play anyway with her friends Sean and Estevan. After a few games, a third player--Tyler, a mutual friend of Sean and Estevan--joined the game.

Jameela says she remembers not wanting to talk much that night, but Tyler was more free-wheeling and talkative, joking that the only people who would play video games on a Friday night are "undateable." It was this humor that attracted Jameela to him.

"I liked the fact that he could make fun of himself," she told BioWare. "He was obviously smart, and he was very witty."

Estevan noticed the budding chemistry between Jameela and Tyler and encouraged them to connect via Facebook. They did, and they bonded quickly. They met up in person a month later, but there was still a problem: they lived 2,000 miles apart. As luck, or maybe fate, would have it, Tyler was already planning to move closer to Jameela in Milwauakee.

Tyler moved and eventually proposed to Jameela in June 2012 (just two months after meeting Jameela for the first time!). They were married in October of that year and have been since. You can read their full story on the BioWare Blog.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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529 comments
knyght1008
knyght1008

She's pretty. I hope their marriage is as "colorful" as the game's ending :P

ahpuck
ahpuck

At least we know they both have bad taste in games. Good luck to them, nevertheless.

AkhilAnilkumar
AkhilAnilkumar

Awww.....sweet!!! 

Let's see.....hmm......i wonder how good my chance is of having a story like theirs.....

Probably 1 in a billion or so.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

proposing just after two months? wow, i'm totally sure that marriage will end well.

cctv100
cctv100

Girl, This is a trap!!!

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

Mass Effect 3 is known for its strong story LOL!

josnas
josnas

Marriage sponsored by BioWare, wonder how much they are getting. Hope they are happy.

crushbrain
crushbrain

Sources say the wedding colors were red blue and green, but the couple felt the wedding planner did not give them a real choice.

Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

Wow, beautiful couple, congrats! & Best of luck! 

c8ing
c8ing

Sometime's Fate Brings us together..........But not in a Sci-Fi way

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

I met my wife Rydia241(here on GS) while playing Counter Strike. She was a terrible camper and her shotgun/grenade throwing skills were pretty deadly back then :) We became good friends and as that friendship progressed we starting meeting more in real life. Eventually I proposed and we have now been happily married for almost 4 years. Couples who game together stay together!

Centurion95
Centurion95

Its like in Who framed Rodger Rabbit, how did a guy like Rodger Rabbit end up with a knockout girl like Jessica Rabbit? He made her laugh.


Never doubt the power of laugh (or mowing down Geth together). Wishing the couple many happy years and best of luck. 

MrWhalo
MrWhalo

After the vows they had to choose top right - 'I do.', bottom right - 'I don't', left side - 'Explain marriage?' opening a plethora of new options.

acryion
acryion

I think 2 months since meeting to proposal is a big too quick ..

Williams0907
Williams0907

He is a lucky man very beautiful bride and have a happy marriage, just passed the one year mark myself! Be proud!

matsushuzo
matsushuzo

A love story within a love story... I love happy endings =)

Wintermist
Wintermist

And make sure to cover the break-up too. :)

Mac8457
Mac8457

Just bought the game on Wii U for $9.99 :)

kryotech
kryotech

It seems like its out of a book or a film! That's a really great story! I wish them luck!

cboye18
cboye18

Whatever, Vanquish is a better game anyways. 

korvus
korvus moderator

My story is a bit similar but not with video games. With me it was music that brought me and my fiance together; her music to be exact. Fell in love with her music, then fell in love with her, I'm Portuguese, she's Dutch so I had to move here and we're very happy and are getting married in May. I think it's a nice story to tell the kids one day.

Sargoroth
Sargoroth

Was the same for me and my wife, only it was Lord of the Rings Online back then. It worked out pretty fast too, since we are so similar to each other...well that, and we're both the kind of leftovers nobody else wanted anyway ;)

razama
razama

Glad something good came of this game....


Why Mass Effect!? Why did you break my heart!!?!?!! I loved you just... so... so much.... I hope someday we can reconcile.

Kmangamer
Kmangamer

That's sweet, though getting married after only two months of knowing one another seems a bit fast. Best of luck to them though. I truly hope they are and will remain happy together! =)

Beasthunt
Beasthunt

@blue_shift_91 Lol. True. You can't blame him though. Chances are that if you met and proposed to a girl after a few months, he has never felt the warmth of a woman's touch and she is not bad looking. He had to hop on that quick.

pmsanonymous
pmsanonymous

@Sefrix That is awesome! Congrats on the 4 years! I hope you have many more!

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

@Sefrix  well there was an article a year back or so about how a couple broke up in a game.

max-hit
max-hit

@cboye18  You mean he could have found a better wife or she could have found a better husband by playing Vanquish instead of ME3? hmm... interesting. 

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

@Korvus85  You're going to be a family man in no time sir! :D

pmsanonymous
pmsanonymous

@Kmangamer It was 6 months before we were married, but I think one thing that helped was we were very honest from the beginning of what we wanted out of a relationship and we were on the same page that we were ready to settle down. We discussed to make sure the communication was there.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

@Kmangamer stranger things have happen. A lot stranger.  As long as it works out for them, they could even have married the next day.

korvus
korvus moderator

@rlakhani11 Thanks man! Haven't seen you in a while; how have you been?

Kmangamer
Kmangamer

@pmsanonymous @KmangamerI see. Still 2 months after meeting someone to decide to propose to them is still rather fast in my opinion. Not that that's a bad thing! I personally would have waited a bit longer, but I'm not you nor do I know the circumstances as this article respectfully grants you your privacy. I am truly happy for you two and I wish you nothing but the best in the future! =)

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

@Sefrix @evil_m3nace  Hahaha! but seriously I wish you and your wifey all the best man!..or woman....geez one can never know these days OKAY?!

rlakhani11
rlakhani11

@Korvus85 @rlakhani11  I'm good thanks. pretty much busy in studies is all...don't see gamespot very often...u tell hows life? and of course... hows gaming going on :)? I miss it too much these days ;)...