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Bioware Details Mass Effect 2 Collectors' Edition

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Good news for all you Mass Effect fans eagerly awaiting the release of Mass Effect 2, BioWare and EA have announced the details of the Collectors' Edition version of the game.

You've got the obligatory tin case, the 48-page Art of Mass Effect 2 in hardcover, the first issue of Mass Effect Redemption (comic book), and a making-of DVD. 

There'll also be some in-game perks not available through other means but details are sparse as to what they might be. Those of you looking for other in-game exclusives should look into pre-ordering as you can benefit from additional armor.

The CE version will retail for $69.99 on the Xbox 360 and $59.99 on the PC, which is about a tenner more than the standard edition price. Worth it if you'd class yourself as a diehard fan. Let the countdown to January 26 begin!

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    michaelahess , November 6, 2009 5:47 PM
    Because the PC ROCKS and the consoles SUCK. Just sayin'
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    Jarvis , November 6, 2009 5:04 PM
    Does anyone watch those making of DVDs? I really don't see the value in a lot of these collector's editions.
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    ssalim , November 6, 2009 5:23 PM
    Why is the PC $10 less?
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    megamanx00 , November 6, 2009 5:42 PM
    Yeah, those making of DVDs seem more awesome before you actually watch them :D . I watch them sometimes after I beat the game.
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    datawrecker , November 6, 2009 5:43 PM
    ssalimWhy is the PC $10 less?


    Almost all PC games cost $10 less. Some cost even less. And in two months the average price will drop to $40.

    The only reasoning behind this is because they know they can sucker console gamers out of a few extra bucks. Think about it, the PC version is nothing more than a port from the console.
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    michaelahess , November 6, 2009 5:47 PM
    Because the PC ROCKS and the consoles SUCK. Just sayin'
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    Onyx2291 , November 6, 2009 6:09 PM
    $10 more for a CE? Not bad, I don't find the extras to be overly exciting for justify the extra $10 for myself.. But I think I might do it, I love Mass Effect.
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    helldog3105 , November 6, 2009 6:39 PM
    The reason console games are more expensive is due to the licensing fee they have to pay to the console maker. Where as it is not $10 a copy most game companies round up to the next nearest number to make more money off of their products.
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    anamaniac , November 6, 2009 6:52 PM
    helldog3105The reason console games are more expensive is due to the licensing fee they have to pay to the console maker. Where as it is not $10 a copy most game companies round up to the next nearest number to make more money off of their products.

    Thanks for the info.

    So, after spending $2,000 on my computer, it'll actually save me money as soon as I hit the 200 game mark?
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    steiner666 , November 6, 2009 6:53 PM
    Oooo, metal tin, must have.
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    burnley14 , November 6, 2009 7:33 PM
    The cover art on the Collector's Addition is stellar as well. It's a small thing I know, but since I'm going to buy it regardless I'm excited.
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    Anonymous , November 6, 2009 8:00 PM
    As long as there is no unreasonable DRM, I'll be buying a copy. Otherwise I'll wait a year for the price to plummet like I did with the first one.
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    frogman7 , November 7, 2009 3:54 AM
    The real reason why PC games costs $10 less than there counterparts has to do with the pricing scheme of the 360/PS3 which essentially taxes every game $10 to pay back the loss they took when the sold you the console. This is also why games that are multiplatform are also $10 less on Wii and PS2 because they don't have that extra tax on the games that Microsoft and Sony has.
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    maigo , November 7, 2009 6:07 AM
    Extra ingame content? That's the only one that'll get ripped
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    burfordg , November 7, 2009 7:08 AM
    datawreckerAlmost all PC games cost $10 less. Some cost even less. And in two months the average price will drop to $40. The only reasoning behind this is because they know they can sucker console gamers out of a few extra bucks. Think about it, the PC version is nothing more than a port from the console.


    No. There are additional licensing fees for consoles, and that's what the $10 covers.

    Mass Effect for PC was by far the superior version of the game, and Dragon Age: Origins for the PC is also considered the better version. With Bioware, I'm trusting their PC version to be a good one. If there's a Digital Deluxe edition? They've got themselves a sale.
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    juliom , November 7, 2009 10:06 AM
    ssalimWhy is the PC $10 less?


    Because they don't to have to pay any royalties to a console maker. They spend less to develop, so they pass the savings to the costumer.
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    curnel_D , November 7, 2009 11:42 AM
    Jane McEntegartwhich is about a tenner more than the standard edition price.

    A tenner? I don't even think I can handle your UKishness anymore. :p 

    I have a friend from Wales who has a lot of similar mannerisms, and it always takes me a few seconds to figure out what the hell he's talking about. lol
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    Regulas , November 7, 2009 2:41 PM
    Mass Effect was good but no show stopper. Maybe this time it won't be infested with Draconian DRM. Dragon Age is the one.
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    curnel_D , November 7, 2009 3:32 PM
    RegulasMass Effect was good but no show stopper. Maybe this time it won't be infested with Draconian DRM. Dragon Age is the one.

    I just gave it a play though, then handed it off to a friend to do the same. DRM was never once an issue. Hell, you don't even have to use the disk to play.

    What exactly are you expecting from them?
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    matchboxmatt , November 7, 2009 6:26 PM
    I really hope the CE is an option when it's released on Steam.
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    burfordg , November 7, 2009 6:59 PM
    Yeah, I don't remember any Draconian DRM either.
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