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PsychoWARD23
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(02-02-2012, 12:58 AM)
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Junior member and all, so I can't post new threads, not sure if this deserves one anyway, but, downloading the ME3 on XBL will give you an XBL Gold pass, so everyone will be able to play the multiplayer portion of the demo.


Pretty cool.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...ndex/9135436/1
Darknessbear
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(02-02-2012, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by PsychoWARD23

Junior member and all, so I can't post new threads, not sure if this deserves one anyway, but, downloading the ME3 on XBL will give you an XBL Gold pass, so everyone will be able to play the multiplayer portion of the demo.


Pretty cool.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...ndex/9135436/1

That is cool. Thanks for the info.
Last edited by Darknessbear; 02-02-2012 at 08:53 PM.
shingonation
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(02-02-2012, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Darknessbear

That is cool. Thanks for the info.

Also, can we make a Mass Effect positive only thread? Or would that have nobody posting in it? Gaf seems to have a lot of negative opinion threads, it'd be a nice change of pace for some positive stuff. I've had my fill with bitching at ME... for now...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=461541
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(02-02-2012, 07:54 AM)
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Split bump.
Wario64
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(02-02-2012, 07:56 AM)
Heard about this earlier. I wonder how long that gold trial is...2 days?
Snuggles
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(02-02-2012, 07:57 AM)
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It's very generous of them to allow you to play it online for free.
Anteater
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(02-02-2012, 07:58 AM)
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Do you have to wait a week?
Medalion
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(02-02-2012, 07:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

It's very generous of them to allow you to play it online for free.

lol sorry

I mean yeah, will MS's generosity ever end?

<3 360
rhfb
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(02-02-2012, 07:59 AM)
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Cool, looks like I have a reason to download the demo now!
thetechkid
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(02-02-2012, 08:00 AM)
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Is there a date on the demo or is it just sometime between now and March?
OdysseusVA
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(02-02-2012, 08:01 AM)
FYI ExpertZone members get the demo on the 10th






Originally Posted by thetechkid

Is there a date on the demo or is it just sometime between now and March?

Feb 14th
LiK
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(02-02-2012, 08:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Heard about this earlier. I wonder how long that gold trial is...2 days?

That's usually how long the inserts last. Probably.
Khezu
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(02-02-2012, 08:02 AM)
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Is this MS saying sorry to bioware for that little "incident"?
inky
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(02-02-2012, 08:02 AM)
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"In celebration of ME3, Xbox is pleased to provide fans access to ME3 demo multiplayer for the time leading to launch. Xbox LIVE Gold gives you exclusive benefits including multiplayer gaming, member-only deals & previews, and access to entertainment with Netflix, ESPN, Hulu Plus and more."

So I can finally link my Netflix account and get those 100 free points? Sweet. (or maybe it's like those 48 hrs. codes that do not allow you access to that stuff...)
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(02-02-2012, 08:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

It's very generous of them to allow you to play it online for free.

well played
Wario64
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(02-02-2012, 08:05 AM)

Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

FYI ExpertZone members get the demo on the 10th








Feb 14th

Ooohh, I wonder if my account is still active. The one I made to get the Gears of War 3 beta, lol
OdysseusVA
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(02-02-2012, 08:11 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Ooohh, I wonder if my account is still active. The one I made to get the Gears of War 3 beta, lol

lol
You would have to verify your employment again
Wario64
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(02-02-2012, 08:12 AM)

Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

lol
You would have to verify your employment again

Mehh

I bet they will give out codes by Twitter. Or you can get the demo by 'other means'
Ajemsuhgao
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(02-02-2012, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

FYI ExpertZone members get the demo on the 10th



This is exactly why I'm an expertzone member. For free crap. Working a crappy retail job is paying off.

Also holy shit, the rewards zone has Win 7 ultimate for $15. Kind of want...
Eusis
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(02-02-2012, 08:18 AM)
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Is there supposed to be any other benefit to playing the demo? I'm hoping not because I'd rather just jump straight into ME3 when it comes out rather than retrace steps I did in a demo.
LiK
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(02-02-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

Is there supposed to be any other benefit to playing the demo? I'm hoping not because I'd rather just jump straight into ME3 when it comes out rather than retrace steps I did in a demo.

Kingdoms of Amalur ME armor unlocks.
OdysseusVA
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(02-02-2012, 08:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Mehh

I bet they will give out codes by Twitter. Or you can get the demo by 'other means'

I may be contributing to those 'other means' depending on the size :P


Originally Posted by Ajemsuhgao

This is exactly why I'm an expertzone member. For free crap. Working a crappy retail job is paying off.

Also holy shit, the rewards zone has Win 7 ultimate for $15. Kind of want...

Yeah, I've been eyeing that lol
rozay
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(02-02-2012, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

lol
You would have to verify your employment again

I thought verification only matters for the contests/rewards?
OdysseusVA
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(02-02-2012, 08:25 AM)

Originally Posted by rozay

I thought verification only matters for the contests/rewards?

I believe they started verifying for a lot of things after the Reach beta lol
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(02-02-2012, 08:29 AM)
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Beta testers should get early access :\
Eusis
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(02-02-2012, 08:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Kingdoms of Amalur ME armor unlocks.

Meh, won't be playing that before ME3 pending a surprise insane Steam sale, so I can save that for later if I care enough.
Zzoram
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(02-02-2012, 08:37 AM)
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Where is the FemShep canon trailer we were promised?
rozay
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(02-02-2012, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

Is there supposed to be any other benefit to playing the demo? I'm hoping not because I'd rather just jump straight into ME3 when it comes out rather than retrace steps I did in a demo.

Chris Priestly implied there would be a reward for the real game by playing the demo, the actual announcement will be on the 7th.

Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

I believe they started verifying for a lot of things after the Reach beta lol

Lmao yeah. I took the course but it didn't say anything about early access a few weeks ago, I thought that there was something like the first thousand-something people to take it got the access. Is that still the case or are they opening it to all expertzone members?
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OdysseusVA
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(02-02-2012, 08:58 AM)

Originally Posted by rozay

Lmao yeah. I took the course but it didn't say anything about early access a few weeks ago, I thought that there was something like the first thousand-something people to take it got the access. Is that still the case or are they opening it to all expertzone members?

"*Limited to the first 60,000 users who take the Mass Effect 3 course. See below for more details."


So pretty much everyone there who have taken the time to verify their employment :P
DXV
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(02-02-2012, 09:16 AM)

Originally Posted by rozay

Chris Priestly implied there would be a reward for the real game by playing the demo, the actual announcement will be on the 7th.

Bioware gives out all types of ridiculous DLC for a lot less, i'm sure it'll unlock some piece of armor or a weapon.
rozay
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(02-02-2012, 06:50 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phLGBo6ACNE

Developer commentary on what seems to be a pretty final version of the Sur'Kesh mission that'll be in the demo. I actually don't mind the new powers and weapon interfaces much, and I'm glad to see the omni-blade syncing to targets seems to work. Would've been completely useless otherwise. It's brief enough that it doesn't warrant its own thread and the only *spoilers* are the interfaces if you care about that, everything else has already been seen in the previous demos.
PsychoWARD23
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(02-03-2012, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khezu

Is this MS saying sorry to bioware for that little "incident"?

That's what I thought lol.


It'd still require a lot more if I was a BW employee though lol. Especially a writer.
MikeE21286
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(02-03-2012, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

It's very generous of them to allow you to play it online for free.

Perfect
Complistic
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(02-03-2012, 03:26 AM)
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better than nothing.
Ketch
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(02-03-2012, 09:17 PM)
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So how long is the gold access?

Originally Posted by Microsoft

"In celebration of ME3, Xbox is pleased to provide fans access to ME3 demo multiplayer for the time leading to launch. Xbox LIVE Gold gives you exclusive benefits including multiplayer gaming, member-only deals & previews, and access to entertainment with Netflix, ESPN, Hulu Plus and more."

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...ndex/9135436/1

This kind of makes it sound like it's going to last from demo release to launch, that's kind of a long time.

Aren't multiplayer demos normally just not available? Does this say anything about how maybe gold is loosing subscribers?

Edit: Never mind. From later on in that same thread:

Originally Posted by Bioware

Is Microsoft giving players full Xbox Live Gold benefits during the demo period - including access to Netflix, ESPN, Hulu Plus and more?

No - to clarify, Microsoft is removing membership restrictions from the ME3 demo. Normally if a player does not have XBox Live Gold, they would not be able to download the demo until a week after it is released, and would not have access to the multiplayer features of the demo. In this case, all players will be able to download the demo when it releases and all players will be able to play multiplayer in the demo regardless of Xbox Live membership level starting February 14. There are no special steps required to obtain these benefits, it will be seamless for all players. To check out all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold membership, try the free Gold weekend February 3rd through 5th.

So apparently Microsoft still likes money.
Last edited by Ketch; 02-03-2012 at 09:20 PM. Reason: more information
mujun
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(02-04-2012, 01:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by EasyTGT

So how long is the gold access?



http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...ndex/9135436/1

This kind of makes it sound like it's going to last from demo release to launch, that's kind of a long time.

Aren't multiplayer demos normally just not available? Does this say anything about how maybe gold is loosing subscribers?

Edit: Never mind. From later on in that same thread:



So apparently Microsoft still likes money.

This is awesome news for me as a huge ME fan. I have a gold account but it's Japanese so most demos don't even hit the Japanese marketplace.
malfcn
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(02-04-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Waited too long to pre-order collector's ed. Went to Bestbuy.com today and it was out. Am I out of luck? What about a brick&mortar location? Or should I just wait and hope to get lucky?
PsychoWARD23
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(02-04-2012, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Waited too long to pre-order collector's ed. Went to Bestbuy.com today and it was out. Am I out of luck? What about a brick&mortar location? Or should I just wait and hope to get lucky?

There might be a few places left that have it, but for the most part, it's gone.

I'd just pre-order the standard edition and maybe go in to a local gamestore day of release and say if they have a spare copy.
malfcn
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(02-04-2012, 04:06 AM)
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Remembered Newegg and Walmart. Do they normally have the pre-order bonus?
Moaradin
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(02-04-2012, 04:08 AM)
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I wonder when BF3 players get it. Wasn't it going to have early access for BF3 pre-orders?
Caramuru
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(02-04-2012, 04:13 AM)
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Nice.

ME3's multiplayer seems to be awesome.
Dany M
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(02-04-2012, 04:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Remembered Newegg and Walmart. Do they normally have the pre-order bonus?

If one hasn't been announced yet, I'd assume they are not getting one.
malfcn
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(02-04-2012, 04:18 AM)
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Operation order and return to Gamestop..
OdysseusVA
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(02-04-2012, 06:46 AM)

Originally Posted by Moaradin

I wonder when BF3 players get it. Wasn't it going to have early access for BF3 pre-orders?


Completely forgot about this. I would guess about the same time as ExpertZone members (10th)
Louis Cyphre
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(02-04-2012, 06:49 AM)
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I don't see how Microsoft can extend having to pay a fee just to play online on their next system. Not with PSN gaining ground (unless they too think paying is the way to go) and Nintendo becoming a more serious contender. Steam has also gained a ton of traction over the years. I can see Microsoft still having a paid service but also a free supplement that will still allow gamers to go online and play with other people.
Im_So_Pringles
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(02-04-2012, 06:51 AM)
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I cool little thing for them to do. I'm looking very much forward to this demo, because it'll be the deciding factor on whether or not I get this game.
malfcn
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(02-04-2012, 07:43 AM)
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Any word on one or two discs? OT for the demo incoming?
EatChildren
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(02-04-2012, 07:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Any word on one or two discs? OT for the demo incoming?

ME2 was two disks, so I assume this will be as well. I'm going to do a multiplayer OT for the demo that I'll probably keep running through to the full release.
The Dutch Slayer
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(02-04-2012, 08:01 AM)
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But you need gold to download demo's the first day right?
So how does that work?

You need gold and than get gold?
shingonation
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(02-04-2012, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Any word on one or two discs? OT for the demo incoming?

Two discs. Confirmed by a dev. on twitter

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