Steam Weekend deal: Mass Effect 50% off at £6.49 ** PC **
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Steam Weekend deal: Mass Effect 50% off at £6.49 ** PC **

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Found 5th Nov 2009
This Steam version of Mass Effect does not have the DRM limits of the EA download version.

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As Commander Shepard, you lead an elite squad on a heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy.

Discover the imminent danger from an ancient threat and battle the traitorous Saren and his deadly army to save civilization. The fate of all life depends on your actions!

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*** How to get the "Bring Down the Sky" DLC ***

Once you've installed Mass Effect in Steam, do this...

1. Right click on the Mass Effect entry in your games list, "View Game CD Key" then "Copy to clipboard"

2. Paste the CD key into accounts.bioware.com/my_…tml (signup required first)

3. Look for "Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky CD Key" on that page and copy it

4. Download and run the installer for the DLC here files.bioware.com/mas…exe

5. When asked for the CD key, you enter the one you copied in step 3.

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Wasn't this £5 at EA Store a couple of weeks ago?

EDIT: ]It was.

Given that it's been cheaper recently and the bad timing (Dragon Age is out tomorrow) it doesn't strike me as a particularly good deal.

i got it with the £5 EA offer and while its an ok game it runs like a dog

currently cheapest. hots

alex3410;6792650

i got it with the £5 EA offer and while its an ok game it runs like a dog … i got it with the £5 EA offer and while its an ok game it runs like a dog



I can't say I noticed any problems when I played it a few months ago.

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[size=5][color=green]*** How to get the "Bring Down the Sky" DLC ***[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=darkgreen]Once you've installed Mass Effect in Steam, do this...

1. Right click on Mass Effect entry in the games list, "View Game CD Key" then "Copy to clipboard"

2. Paste CD key into accounts.bioware.com/my_…tml (signup required first)

3. Look for "Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky CD Key" on that page and copy it

4. Download and run the installer for the DLC here files.bioware.com/mas…exe

5. When asked for the CD key, you enter the one you copied in step 3.[/color][/size]

Personally I'd rather have it on Steam then EA Downloader. I bought this as it was recommended else where but this is definitely hot!

alex3410;6792650

i got it with the £5 EA offer and while its an ok game it runs like a dog … i got it with the £5 EA offer and while its an ok game it runs like a dog



Well that will be down to your computer not being up to the task.

Requirements
* Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP with SP2 or Windows Vista*
* Processor: Intel P4 2.4 Ghz or faster / AMD 2.0 Ghz
* Memory: 1.0 GB RAM or more (2.0 GB for Vista)
* Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, ATI X1300 XT or greater (ATI X1300, X1300 Pro, X1600 Pro, Radeon 2600 HD, and HD 2400 are below minimum system requirements); NVidia GeForce 6800 or greater (7300, 7600 GS, 8500 are below minimum system requirements)
* Hard Drive: 12.0 GB or more free hard drive space
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
* DirectX®: 9.0c

Whether this was cheaper on EA before or not - this is still a great price for an epic game. Heat added for anyone that hasn't had the pleasure of playing this yet. I have this on Xbox already however so Steam will not be draining my wallet this weekend like it usually does!

Thanks Cuddy for the brilliant deal, your post has been featured on ]Dealspwn, the Hotukdeals gaming blog. Thank you for all the great deals!

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At least steam version doesn't have that SecuRom crap.

Be aware that if you have Realtek HD Audio on your PC this may be unplayable. Since launch it has had a bug where not all sounds get played or you get popping and cutting out. I bought it and have given up trying to play it as its very difficult in a fire fight when you cannot hear your own gun firing.

is there a set amount of times and period of time that you can download games purchased from steam like the ea downloader?

bboy71;6823937

is there a set amount of times and period of time that you can download … is there a set amount of times and period of time that you can download games purchased from steam like the ea downloader?



No. There's no limit. But it's best if you always have Steam connected to the internet. You can set it to offline mode, but I've always found it to be a bit tricksy.

This is a steal by the way - I paid ten quid for this on steam a few weeks ago! To be honest, I didn't find the main baddy all that threatening - but there's plenty of opportunity to be a complete jackass. This video shows a few of these opportunities. Warning, it contains minor spoilers, though no major plot ones.

youtube.com/wat…SuI

EDIT: Oh, and there's also the hot girl on girl action that proved controversial with people who hadn't played the game at all..

Thanks Cuddy, both for the original deal and the info on how to register for the DLC. Got it downloading now. H&R added.

bboy71;6823937

is there a set amount of times and period of time that you can download … is there a set amount of times and period of time that you can download games purchased from steam like the ea downloader?



There's no limit on the EA Downloader either, they've removed that now (at least for new games, I'm not 100% sure about mass effect).
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