Mass Effect 3 screenshot
Mass Effect 3 screenshot

EA has launched of copy of Mass Effect 3 into space, giving fans the chance to get hold of the game before its official launch on March 9.

The up-for-grabs Space Edition - I see what EA has done there - includes a copy of the game for PS3 or Xbox 360, shirt, hoodie, hat, artbook, water bottle and messenger bag. All this runs to around $500, claims EA.

You'll have to register to take part over on the Mass Effect 3 website, which then provides you with GPS data on the launched game. Be one of the first two to track down the game to win.

Earlier launched games from Las Vegas and New York have been found, whilst the San Fran game is yet to be discovered. Mass Effect 3's next launch into space takes place in Berlin on February 29. Analysis

We've got the office window open and are hoping the game finds its way straight onto Martin's desk.

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draytone's Avatar


I would rather not play it and avoid Dartford.
Posted 15:53 on 27 February 2012
Woffls's Avatar


Apparently it's in Dartford or something. Space my arse.
Posted 15:32 on 27 February 2012
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Clockpunk@ AndySpence

Double damn to being stuck in both work *and* Glasgow... :-/
Posted 14:27 on 27 February 2012
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Woffls@ AndySpence

*Googles Carshalton*

Yup :( But at least you have a garden for it to not land in!
Posted 14:25 on 27 February 2012
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AndySpence@ Woffls

So the chances of it landing in my garden in Carshalton are slim... :(
Posted 14:17 on 27 February 2012
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Nice and cloudy today, so I'm not going to bother.

I've only just acknowledged that there's a copy of the game out there somewhere, and some lucky bastard is going to be playing it today...

... actually I'm just gonna' check the wind direction.

[edit] The other two balloons were collected 90 miles from where they were set off. Assuming similar conditions, the balloon would end up 90 miles from London in the direction of the wind, which points to somewhere in East Anglia or the North Sea... But then, depending on how long it spends in "space" the Earth will have rotated a bit, so it might go back to the midlands or something, I dunno.

If the wind was nice and changed direction, it might end in my hometown of Ringwood, which happens to be 90 miles from London.

Yeh, definitely need to stop thinking about this. Stupid space.
Posted 12:49 on 27 February 2012

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