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A Video Look At The Mass Effect 3 Copies That Went To Space

Posted on February 24, 2012 AT 05:01pm

THE BUZZ: Late last week, we brought you word that BioWare planned to send a few copies of Mass Effect 3 up into space. Here’s a video of the first launch from San Francisco.

EGM’s TAKE: Okay, so it’s a silly PR stunt—but hey, it’s also kind of cool! Sending a copy of the game up into space (specifically, the upper atmosphere), and then having it come back down where somebody can find it and enjoy it. Or, you know, find it and then hock it on eBay for big bucks as an early copy of the game like an unscrupulous worm.

But anyhow!

The first two copies of the game have gone up—one from San Francisco, and another from Las Vegas. The San Francisco-launched copy has landed, and here is tracking information for how it travelled:

Of course, last I heard, the copy that came down was still stuck up in a tree at its landing site—a tree that no doubt still has people surrounding it as they try to figure out how to get the precious, precious early copy of Mass Effect 3 down!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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