EA and Bioware plant DLC into figurines for Mass Effect 3

rozay

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Someone on the BSN noticed this recently:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC11280&mode=retail

Each character includes updated photos, character bio, storyline, and logo, and is packaged with Mass Effect 3 branding.

Bonus Downloadable Game Content: Each figure includes an in-pack card giving you access to downloadable in-game bonus content. Each figure contains different in-game content, exclusive to North American released product. Collect all 8 for the full experience!
According to people who emailed the store, they aren't revealing what they are exactly but it seems to be something related to multiplayer. Assuming you buy both 4 packs at $67.99 each, that's $134 without tax already...will this be the game with the most expensive total DLC ever?

also, lol @ north america only

EDIT:More MP content-preorder the artbook from barnes&noble and get more multiplayer content-
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/container/stores.asp?PID=41929
From 1/23/12 - 2/20/12, when you pre-order a copy of The Art of Mass Effect Universe, you will receive a code to download extra game content for Mass Effect 3. This will include the collector's rifle, among other cool content to beat out your opponents.
Not sure if already having the collector rifle in entitlements will work, I'll update this post if I see anything.
 
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Assuming you buy both 4 packs at $67.99 each, that's $134 without tax already...will this be the game with the most expensive total DLC ever?

also, lol @ north america only
But you are buying FIGURES not toys. It's not just DLC.

Also it's about 500 universes behind Railworks DLC.
 

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Someone on the BSN noticed this recently:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC11280&mode=retail



According to people who emailed the store, they aren't revealing what they are exactly but it seems to be something related to multiplayer. Assuming you buy both 4 packs at $67.99 each, that's $134 without tax already...will this be the game with the most expensive total DLC ever?

also, lol @ north america only
I think IdolMaster is going to have that title wrapped up forever, or at least I hope it does.

edit: That's just for console games, I'm afraid to look at what Railworks adds up to.
 

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I hope someone 'accidentally' releases these DLC items for free on XBLA like they did last time for Mass Effect 2 (the Dr. Pepper promotional items).
 

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I'll bet you that the DLC is for an in-game figurine of the one in the box for the ship's captain's room.
 

rozay

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I hope someone 'accidentally' releases these DLC items for free on XBLA like they did last time for Mass Effect 2 (the Dr. Pepper promotional items).
I'm praying someone is an idiot and does it again hahaha
 

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So now we have to buy shitty little toys to get the complete game now. Can't wait for next gen!
 

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Assuming you buy both 4 packs at $67.99 each, that's $134 without tax already...will this be the game with the most expensive total DLC ever?
That would be pretty impossible, considering the existence of Rock Band.

Getting all the in-game item World of Warcraft trading cards would probably cost thousands as well.
 

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I was actually excited when I saw the thread title.

Because I thought it said we could download little figurines to collect inside Mass Effect and my latent Asberger's kicked in.
 

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That would be pretty impossible, considering the existence of Rock Band.

Getting all the in-game item World of Warcraft trading cards would probably cost thousands as well.
And that train game on Steam.
 

rozay

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That would be pretty impossible, considering the existence of Rock Band.

Getting all the in-game item World of Warcraft trading cards would probably cost thousands as well.
how could I forget the most obvious answer! thanks :(

EDIT: Just looked up railworks...you know shit is serious when you see news articles titled "Weekend Deals: Save Almost $900 on Railworks DLC"
 

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so rent ME 3 and buy the GOTY edition? I wonder what type of "online pass" this game will have :p
 

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Ugh....

Yeah this pretty much cements it, I am not going to buy Mass Effect 3 at launch. Gonna wait when I can get it for under 20€ so that the "full experience" is not wallet rape.
 

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Didn't they say recently that you'll be able to buy the dlc this time round even for the collectors stuff? Or am I getting it mixed up with another game.
 

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Is it me, or does the 4 figurines in the link look like complete and utter ass? I can understand paying (the original 80$) for some quality models, but damn, those are horseshit bad. We're better off just waiting for the DLC to hit normally and skipping the toys and getting it cheaper.
 

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After this, I expect ALL games to follow the Skylanders method. Smash Bros Kerfuffle with 5 base characters, and 50 figurines available in stores to add to the roster. Black Ops 2 requires you to buy actual guns & perk "badges" to use them in-game. The Last Guardian will force you to keep an actual giant rat-dog-thing alive in order to progress the story.
 

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Seriously, what the f*ck is wrong with them? Spreading the content of a game all over the place so that no one gets the full experience.
 

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Just Bioware moving one step closer to a F2P model where you still pay full price for the game.
 

rozay

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Is it me, or does the 4 figurines in the link look like complete and utter ass? I can understand paying (the original 80$) for some quality models, but damn, those are horseshit bad. We're better off just waiting for the DLC to hit normally and skipping the toys and getting it cheaper.

How could you say no to this face!
 

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Once we can just scan in the DLC directly from figure to console, no code required, the Age of Skylanders will truly have begun.
 

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So now all we need is the food/drink DLC promotion tie in, and a shitty iOS game with various linked unlocks, and we've got ourselves a complete bullshit DLC package.