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Post by Eorl @ 12:19pm 17/02/12 | 15 Comments
It seems the Mass Effect series is finally going into space according to USAToday, where EA are preparing to let off several weather balloons that have Mass Effect 3 attached to them.
Publisher Electronic Arts will be launching copies of the game into space using weather balloons that will be released in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris.

Each game has a GPS tracking device onboard and fans can track their return to the Earth on masseffect.com to find a copy and play it a week or more before the game hits stores. (Might not be a bad idea to follow @MassEffect, either.)
Sadly there isn't any weather balloons being sent from Australia, but who knows, maybe we might be lucky and it drifts over here. Hopefully no Reapers drift by and pick up a floating copy, would spell disaster for Earth.
Mass Effect 3 is out in stores and digital services March 6th for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Until then, you can check out the demo or float by our game page for more.



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d^
Posted 12:31pm 17/2/12
Haha now if only one lands in my backyard.
qmass
Posted 12:58pm 17/2/12
god damnit I wish these wankers would just put the money towards improved post release support instead of janky pr bulls***.

It's gonna be funny when one of these space copies ends up being the first uploaded to the interwebs.
parabol
Posted 01:23pm 17/2/12
^ yep, look forward to Mass.Effect.3.2012.Razor1911.Space.Release.torrent
Khel
Posted 01:26pm 17/2/12
It'll be hilarious if they all fall in the ocean
Phooks
Posted 02:23pm 17/2/12
chances are that most of them will anyway khel.

Maybe this is the Mass Effect team doing something fun by letting off weather balloons and travelling to holiday destinations after all their hard work coding etc.

that'd be nice..

last edited by Phooks at 14:23:45 17/Feb/12
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:59pm 17/2/12
Yep, uploaded as a torrent for sure. The challenge would be to grab one in the air before anybody had a chance to grab it on the ground.
gab4moi
Posted 03:36pm 17/2/12
Now if they could recall all copies of Dragon Age 11, send them up on a balloon and then explode it somewhere over the ocean...all would again be good in the Biowareverse... ;)
Whoop
Posted 06:32pm 18/2/12
Hopefully no Reapers decide to pick a copy up a earth person a chance to play the game early.

This makes no sense. Are you saying you hope reapers don't steal our copies? Or reapers don't steal us?
ravn0s
Posted 06:37pm 18/2/12
Now if they could recall all copies of Dragon Age 11,


woah i hadn't realized they had pumped out that many dragon age games.
natslovR
Posted 11:03pm 18/2/12
Just signed in to Origin and the Mass Effect 3 demo is available now "only on Origin".
TNF
Posted 11:34pm 18/2/12
Hopefully no Reapers decide to pick a copy up a earth person a chance to play the game early.


This makes no sense. Are you saying you hope reapers don't steal our copies? Or reapers don't steal us?

No I think what he means is that reavers could skin/rape the balloon and therefore we would have not chance in obtaining it. Although what would i know, I'm no reaver.
kira1000
Posted 08:46pm 21/2/12
the real question is why they wait to march 6 if it is ready for release NOW. Also, isn't it March 8 in Australia?
parabol
Posted 09:02pm 21/2/12
the real question is why they wait to march 6 if it is ready for release NOW

So you're saying when the developers finalise the master copy for retail release, 10 million DVD boxed copies don't instantly appear in stores all around the world?

The mind boggles.
m3nt4l
Posted 06:13pm 26/2/12
"Apparently balloon 1 is on a cliff somewhere or ontop of a Redwood," Silverman tweeted. "Please do not kill yourself for these."


http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/bioware-respectfully-requests-that-you-not-kill-yourselves-trying-to-reach-the-mass-effect-3-space-editions/
scuzzy
Posted 06:14pm 26/2/12
the real question is why they wait to march 6 if it is ready for release NOW.
That is a good first post.
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