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DLC Future: Mass Effect 2 on Xbox 360

As many of you may know Mass Effect 2’s DLC doesn’t quite work in the way that other DLC works, instead you receive a code when you buy an original copy of the game, this code allows access to gain access to DLC before anyone else, better still it looks as if it will be free.

One of the disadvantages to consumers is that it will mean that people who buy trade-ins will not have access to this DLC as the original purchaser will probably have used the code.

Obviously this will have more benefits for game developers as people will see more value in buying original games rather then saving a few dollars on a trade-in, many people are worrying that other developers will unveil their own versions of “The Cerberus Network”, which in the long term means more original games will be purchased.

Whilst I understand the reasoning behind this idea I feel that it is pretty annoying for gamers, lets face it games aren’t cheap at the best of times, therefore sometimes gamers need to save a few cents by buying a trade-in.

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Vailenn
Vailenn

Of all the games I have played, I would honestly say ME, ME2 & DAO the 3 top RPGs that Bioware released recently, are games I likely would never trade in. Or at least I would hold onto them and play them some months later, for years, or until the graphics become outdated for instance. So who cares if the DLC is not transferrable, these stories ROCK, the mechanics are fantastic, and the price of most of this DLC is well worth the investment, as are these games.

Thee Holliday
Thee Holliday

not to mention, you can buy the cerberus network at anytime for 15$ and get all of that free content. you are not cut off from the dlc like many of the "buy here get this" exclusives that gamestop, best buy, and other outlets get objectively cutting you off from ever experiencing a section of the game because you do not want to drop 180$ to get 3 separate pieces of on disk game expansions.

MassBo$$
MassBo$$

While you have a completely valid point about games not being cheap…what are the developers doing but saving you money by giving you access to free DLC which would have originally cost anywhere from 10-20 bucks per download for only a few hours content at that…and doing that with a game like the mass effect trilogy (franshice) in its almost unlimited entireity is weel worth buying the original game…in my opinion it will save you even more money in the long run

Skye
Skye

Its really awesome, for those of you who say “Im not made of money blah blah blah”. You have to understand getting that free cerberus card is great because to get it online its 1200 micro points!!! Figure that out $6.25 per 500 so ur gonna have to buy a set of 1000 and a set of 500 or flat out a set of 2000 which adds up pretty quick. SO for that 60$ New Game you dont have to mess with any of that. and btw heres the math. New:60$+(Free Content)=60$ Used:50$+(No free content 1200 micro)$18.75=$68.75 And for those… Read more »

Izzy
Izzy

“and i think its fair…bioware are not stopping anyone get the content…they are however rewarding loyal customers, and people who buy legal versions (and not pirate copies)”

I believe it’s the exact opposite of fair, most gamers aren’t made of money (me included) and I prefair to save money and get a pre-owned with some scratches then have to fork out alot more. If more componies do this then it may get very annoying.

Ste
Ste

1200 ms points for the xbox, though i dont know bout pc

and i think its fair…bioware are not stopping anyone get the content…they are however rewarding loyal customers, and people who buy legal versions (and not pirate copies)

Kazz
Kazz

To give some information those who do buy a pre-owned copy of ME2 can still get the Cerberus Network. They just have to buy a code from Bioware’s site. Not sure on the exact price but I think it’s around $15.

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