Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

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Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby News Portal » 17 Feb 12, 12:12 pm

We wouldn’t normally fall for this kind of thing, but it’s really too cool and sci-fi to ignore. Ahead of [app=7843]Mass Effect 3[/app]’s imminent March 8th release (oh man, oh man, oh man), EA have one-upped everyone in the promo stakes and will actually be launching copies of the game into deep space. Hold up, que? Correct. The clincher is that if you can “catch” one upon its re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, you get to keep it. As you’d bloody well hope so if you managed to retrieve something from the cosmos. Still, they’re just letting you know it’s okay.

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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby libbaz » 17 Feb 12, 12:20 pm

Bahahaha!

Ok, yeah, that's a good one. Marketing team gets a gold star for that one.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby witcher01 » 17 Feb 12, 12:29 pm

why would adelaide be included ? haha
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby debri » 17 Feb 12, 12:35 pm

I don't suppose Origin will burn off during re-entry :P
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby asmodai » 17 Feb 12, 12:41 pm

When I read the short front page description, I had this mental image of a bunch of reentry canisters firing from orbit. And then crashing in to someone's house and knocking it down... X D
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby unspoken » 17 Feb 12, 1:02 pm

debri wrote:I don't suppose Origin will burn off during re-entry

Lol.

They should put the copies in small models of reapers so when they re-enter the atmosphere it will be just like the game!! ....I should be in marketing :D
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby InAUGral » 17 Feb 12, 1:10 pm

Just what we need, more space junk orbiting the planet.I dont see how they can make sure it lands in particular spots.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby DarkMellie » 17 Feb 12, 2:08 pm

debri wrote:I don't suppose Origin will burn off during re-entry :P

Ahahaha, post of the week.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby Mekon » 17 Feb 12, 2:40 pm

InAUGral wrote:Just what we need, more space junk orbiting the planet.I dont see how they can make sure it lands in particular spots.

Only had time to read the headline? The last paragraph of the (rather short) article reads:

EA will indeed fire off copies of Mass Effect 3 (...) by means of weather balloons launched from New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London, and Paris. (...) Each (...) copy will be outfitted with a GPS tracker, which will allow optimistic fans to stalk the earth waiting for it to go plop by way of the Mass Effect website.


It's a pet peeve of mine: comments by people too time-poor to read articles in their entirety, yet still endowed with enough time to hit reply and offer their personal opinion on an imaginary story.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby Lord_PorkSword » 17 Feb 12, 3:13 pm

DarkMellie wrote:
debri wrote:I don't suppose Origin will burn off during re-entry :P

Ahahaha, post of the week.


+1 to that! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby André Axe'm » 17 Feb 12, 3:16 pm

Weather balloons don't get into space.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby Rodinga » 17 Feb 12, 3:45 pm

Weather balloons can travel a very good distance, high altitude and all that.
Nothing however in the southern hemisphere and its very unlikely for one to cross the equator.

points for effort though.

if they did actually launch into orbit it would more than likely hit the ocean, barren wasteland and even if it was a civilized area the damage potential is beyond what a copy of ME3 is worth. (though a space edition might be worth it)
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby TRB » 17 Feb 12, 4:10 pm

launching copies of the game into deep space


yeah weather balloons don't go into "space" and "deep space" would require getting beyond the solar system ;)
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby Ooshp » 18 Feb 12, 10:57 am

witcher01 wrote:why would adelaide be included ? haha


/clapclap

That was, I believe, the entire point of mentioning Adelaide.

BW marketing are definitely kicking some goals though, the TOR freeze mob in Times Square was pretty awesome.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 Gets Lost in Space

Unread postby DeathMist » 18 Feb 12, 10:40 pm

Rodinga wrote:if they did actually launch into orbit it would more than likely hit the ocean, barren wasteland and even if it was a civilized area the damage potential is beyond what a copy of ME3 is worth. (though a space edition might be worth it)



Damage potential would be almost none.. it would hit terminal velocity and it wouldn't have much of an effect. What is more funnier is that, like you said it would most likely end up in the ocean/wasteland.. or be destroyed upon re-entering.. or be destroyed as it hit the ground.......
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