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It will cost you around $870 to get Mass Effect 3's DLC

Destructoid's Chris Carter writes, "I was doing some thinking this morning. If you add up all of the toys, artbooks, deluxe/pre-order editions, and everything else that nets you Mass Effect 3 in-game content, how much would the full price of entry be? Well, if you buy everything there is to buy (including pre-paying for unlocks), you will spend around the neighborhood of $870."

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DeleteThisxx1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Hm, too bad not everything you listed is DLC.

MariaHelFutura1623d ago

This is sick. I've been waiting forever for downloadable toys.

scotchmouth1623d ago

Still waiting on downloadable sandwiches

hay1623d ago

Actually it's the other way around. You get DLC for buying merchandise. It's cool if you ask me.

Solid_Snake371623d ago

And I'm still waiting for a downloadable Megan Fox.... :okay:

da_2pacalypse1623d ago

No, you get DLC with the toys. So yes, that cost does count. It's just EA being EA, taking advantage of their fanbase.

zeal0us1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

All I know is my pc version will be getting dlc for free unless this guys get it through their heads to drop the price.

SolidStoner1623d ago

lol, if thats true then in my opinion it is a robbery.

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MsclMexican1623d ago

Well I guess it might be cool for hardcore ME3 fans who want everything involved in the universe. But the average player will not shell out 870 for weapons and different skins.

I will probably buy some of the ME3 stuff, because I am a fan of ME...

But EA is destroying the credibility of Bioware.

What should have been really cool stuff for fans has been tainted by that DLC they keep adding.

It makes the whole idea feel cheap and evil.

I mean I would have bought the ME3 stuff because as a fan I love the universe and its cool collectable stuff.

I buy CE games for that cool collectable rather than DLC.

But adding DLC to the stuff makes me feel dirty :/

Canary1623d ago

I think Bioware has done more than enough to destroy the credibility of Bioware over the past decade. People who think otherwise haven't been paying attention.

Disccordia1623d ago

What have bioware done over the last decade that's been so bad? All I remember is a string of top quality games.

RedDead1623d ago

quality is dropping Imo

YogiBear1622d ago

They are a business, not a charity.

Xof1622d ago

@Discordia: it's not that they've been bad, it's that they haven't been GOOD. Games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect pale in comparison next to their older classics in every respect--less content, and in the case of Dragon Age, abyssmal-quality writing.

There's all the usuall Bioware bullshit we've gotten used to, of course, but the real kicker is when they justify the decline in quality by saying "We'd love to make a game as complex as Shadows of Amn with as much content--but it's just too much work."

This is why we get cluster**** messes like Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, and why people are so wary of what ME3 might turn into.

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SilentNegotiator1623d ago

It's still interesting to see how much all of the related DLC, toys, guides, etc. are. But the title should be less deceptive.

gamingdroid1623d ago

Yeah, I'm confused too. Isn't this all the same "DLC" repeated for each product:

$34.99 for the Mousepad - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$79.99 for the Messenger Bag - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$24.99 for the iPhone case - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$79.99 for the Mouse - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$139.99 for the Keyboard - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

Canary1623d ago

$140 for a keyboard? It had best be gilded in gold and encrusted with rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

TheOtherTheoG1623d ago

It's made by Razer, so pretty much what you said.

Blacktric1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Not to mention the "DLC" that comes with most of the stuff is actually just Reinforcement packs that you can get in MP with your in,game credits rather than buying an 80 dollar butt-ugly statue. The editor even spelled the Kingdoms Of AMALUR wrong.

NeoBasch1623d ago

The writer was listing the merchandise that comes with DLC. Some of them sound the same to me, but regardless I don't think this was a rant. He was just stating how much it'd cost to net all the DLC codes. Some of these will probably be offered through XBL/PSN for a much cheaper price... at some point.

Tanir1623d ago

its normal for these guys to over milk dlc and people not complain, sept when it happens to a japanese game.

i remember Dragon age 2 had like 60$ of dlc the first day and all of it was for non playable characters with the golem costing 25$ alone. pathetic

jp02491071623d ago

It's Jim Sterling, what do you expect? The guy is an awful journalist. The only reason destructiod keeps him around is because he brings views. He's like the Rachel Maddow or Glenn Beck of videogames. I don't even go to that crappy site anymore.

lelo2play1623d ago

Hummm ... what about Mass Effect condoms, Mass Effect Vibrators or Mass Effect inflatable doll's ???

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Rainstorm811623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

"If you add up all of the toys, artbooks, deluxe/pre-order editions, and everything else that nets you Mass Effect 3 in-game content"

That's not quite DLC now is it?

How about just wait til that DLC is available for download

banjadude1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

True.. .but they did the same thing for Dragon Age 2, and they still haven't put up all the DLC weapons/armors for PSN/Steam/XBL. The items are associated with buying a bunch of Razr stuff.

Megaton1623d ago

Those things come with DLC.

STONEY41623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

The toys should be taken out of the equation, since they just give booster packs for the multiplayer, not exclusive content. And it only takes a few rounds anyways to get credits for veteran packs. And some of the other stuff listed, like the artbook, don't get you anything in-game as far as I know.

I still think day 1 DLC is getting out of hand though.

gtiguy811623d ago

and if you really want the full experience for star wars, and add together all the movies, lego, games, clothing, books, the full experience will cost you about 1.7 million USD.... what a stupid ass article

InTheZoneAC1623d ago

lol who disagrees with comments like this?

Bloodraid1623d ago

People who understand that he's comparing an entire franchise to additional content for a single game.

gcolley1623d ago

i would be a rich man if it wasn't for damn Lucas.

chanmasta1623d ago

Oh my god.

DLC.

DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT.

DOWNLOADABLE.

I didn't realize the public could purchase technology that could download keyboards, mice, toys, headsets, etc.

Wow.

chrisjc1623d ago

Read the article. It says purchasing those real life things *give* DLC codes.

It makes a little more sense now, right?

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