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Mass Effect 2 Steam Pre-Purchase Available, Offers In-Game Item

BioWare's RPG Mass Effect 2 and its Digital Deluxe Edition have been listed on Steam and are now available for pre-order.

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MajestieBeast3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

They are charging 10 euros more then ea on the deluxe edition what a rip off.

Baka-akaB3174d ago

agreed but who's fault do you think it is ?

Really thought EA would let them sell their game at the same price or cheaper at release ?

EA does need incentive for their digital site over steam .

Charmers3174d ago

Well I can't comment on Euro pricing but I just checked the UK pricing and steam is cheaper than the EA store :-

EA Store

Digital Deluxe Copy = £44.99
Standard Copy = £34.99

Steam

Digital Deluxe Copy = £39.99
Standard Copy = £29.99

So steam wins and gets my money, saving 5 pounds is not to be sniffed at and I want to get it at that price before they change their mind.

evrfighter3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

Imma wait this time around

charging extra for the storage chest in Dragon Age was a slap in the face from Bioware. I didn't buy that DLC but it's made me stop and think before buying their games.

I'll be getting my ME2 for free if something like that happens again.

Nihilism3174d ago

You go around cleaiming to be a PC gamer, and then proudly say that you plan to or do pirate almost all your games, then you complain about ports etc, you are the reason for DRM. I have dragon age too, I was pissed off about the DLC B.S in dragon age, I didn't buy it because i'm not a sucker, and I just don't talk to that merchant anymore, easily avoidable, I praise bioware for making this game with a disk check only, it is a step in the right direction once again, and they are doing the same with ME2, and i will buy it and get hundreds of hours out of it, but what you're saying is giving them a reason to put DRM and online connection required gameplay ( even for single player ) ala C&C4.

I'll consider myself lucky if other games i've pre-ordered only have a disk check as well.

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MajestieBeast3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

I think the ce of dragon age was the same price on steam and the eastore.I just think 10 euro is alot 5 wouldve been reasonable but 10 is pretty much a new psn game or indie game. Pretty funny cause the deluxe and standard are the same price on the dutchstore.

TheDudeAbides3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

In my country on ebay-like website for ~30EUR +2EUR postage, and I get a disc. Those digital prices are ridiculous

Charmers3174d ago

It's horses for courses I guess I long since abandoned physical media. I find the whole steam setup incredibly convenient. One of the things I like about steam is how quickly I can get my games back up and running after a full format.

I have my steam folder on it's own 1tb hard disk with the OS on other hard disk. If I do a format I just need to reinstall steam and lo behold I can have all my games working again in under half an hour. We are talking 30 full games here, I dread to think how long it would take me to reinstall 30 games from their respective DVD's.

I just ordered the Digital Deluxe Copy of Mass Effect 2 off steam, come launch day I will set it to download and when I wake in the morning Mass Effect 2 will be there ready and waiting for me.

I will admit that pricing can sometimes be "unfavourable" on steam but that is something steam can't control (the publisher sets the price). In this case the Digital Deluxe version is the same price as the retail Deluxe version in my country. So I choose the downloadable version for convenience.

Blacktric3174d ago

Steam's offer is absolutely great. But I want to have a pyhsical copy of this game's Collector's Edition (since I love steelbook cases and like to read comics in their physical form). Only thing that can make me buy the Steam version is included Mass Effect 2 Soundtrack.

TheIneffableBob3174d ago (Edited 3174d ago )

Get the collector's edition at retail then a year, year-and-a-half from now, buy it again on Steam when it's on sale for $10. :)

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