Mass Effect 2 won a member's choice vote to discount most of its add-on DLC this week by 50% - for XBox Live Gold members only. However, even if you are a card carrying member, this apparently doesn't mean that you can get all of the DLC at a discount. Glaring omissions include the Overlord DLC, Genesis, and all the item and alternate appearance packs. On the upside, Arrival, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi - Stolen Memory are sporting a tempting discount. Read More
The recently opened IGN pc digital download store (doesn't IGN also own Direct2Drive?) has Mass Effect 2 on sale for 50% off ($10) as its Daily Deal today. However, you can also stack discount coupon code ignpcstore for an additional 20% off, yielding an even more tempting price tag of $8.
Over on the Bioware forums, user Vamplosion has shared an interesting discovery made while downloading the latest PS3 patch for Mass Effect 2. Potential spoilers after the break. Read More
Mass Effect 2 (pc digital download) is 75% off ($5) at Direct2Drive for their 'Midweek Munchies' sale. Apparently D2D's referral discounts are being reworked right now, so I can't point you to a further price reduction at the moment.
As we mentioned yesterday, an interesting offer was coming up soon, and now it has come to fruition. If you currently own or are considering buying Dragon Age 2 (for any platform) anytime until April 30, 2011, you will have the opportunity to also get Mass Effect 2 (PC digital download only) for free, simply by entering in your Black Emporium promo code, after activation, on this page. Also check out the FAQ on the official page if you have any questions about eligibility and activation.
Sagequeen recently released part seven of her excellent Mass Effect 2 Adept class guide video series, which takes an in-depth look at each of the Adept's biotic abilities, discussing choices, usage, combos, and nuances. Even if you're not really into playing a caster-oriented Shepard, this guide includes some well-presented information applicable to biotic-oriented squad mates. Read More
We mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but this weekend, the EA Store is having a 33% off sale on Dragon Age and Mass Effect games (both 1 and 2). Also, if you're not opposed to digital download preorders, Direct2Drive has a 25% off Easter holiday promo code BUNNY that can be used to take $15 off of your Mass Effect 3 preorder. Not too shabby.
The final piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC has arrived, and reactions seem to be mixed. Although it may be an expertly crafted piece of mission melodrama, there are complaints of shortness; 1-hour playthroughs don't really give you much bang for your buck. There are already multiple full walkthrough videos of Arrival appearing on Youtube, clocking in at around 1.5 hours, cutscenes and all. We may have to chalk this one up to quality over quantity. Check out the trailer and the buzz after the break. Read More
Along with releasing three new screenshots, Bioware has set a date for the release of the last Mass Effect 2 downloadable content, which will introduce a story that bridges the events of Mass Effect 2 with the upcoming Mass Effect 3: March 29, 2011... In just 11 days! Read More
Due to technical difficulties, the chat was cut short, about 20 minutes into broadcasting. Mass Effect Lead Writer Mac Walters explained the plot of the upcoming Arrival DLC, teased about the upcoming third Mass Effect comic story arc, and answered some questions about being a writer for Electronic Arts. Video of the chat and list of questions asked after the break. Read More
Bioware recently released a new screenshot of Mass Effect 2, featuring a glimpse of the upcoming Arrival DLC, which is intended to bridge the story between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Before posting the next image, however, they want to see 750,000 Facebook impressions (page views) or 1,000 retweets on Twitter by today. Oh joy, another challenge... Time to make things happen. Read More