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EA Is Sending Video Games to Space: Amazing or Asinine?

Gaming 2012/02/17 20:51:34
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In 1949, the U.S. made Albert II the first monkey in space. In 1961, the Soviet Union made Yuri Gagarin the first human being in space. Earlier this year, two Canadian teens sent the first LEGO man to space. Next week, Electronic Arts will set a new record by sending the first video games to space, and if you're lucky enough to catch one of them on the way down, it's yours. The publisher will attach six copies of "Mass Effect 3" into space some time next week to weather balloons, which will take the games to "the edge of interstellar space" and then send them back to earth.

According to G4, each copy will be launched from a different location: New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris. (Suck it, Russia!) Fans will be able to track the games with built-in GPS devices, and when they touch down -- be it in your backyard or the middle of an ocean -- retrieving the items will be a free-for-all. It's obviously just a gimmick, but it's a pretty nifty gimmick if you ask us!

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  • Lyndzee Just Je... 2012/02/19 10:08:28
    Lyndzee
    +1
    omg that face xD
  • This is W³ Just Je... 2012/02/20 09:10:42
    This is W³
    +1
    Damn. Looks like SH blocked the image.
  • Just Je... This is W³ 2012/02/20 11:02:54
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    Hmmm thanks for bringing that up... no idea why, not like the last one was inappropriate in any way... tagged a similar one up tho. Hope it stays.
  • Brispir Just Je... 2012/02/22 15:38:18
    Brispir
    +1
    This was what I was about to ask... WHY?!
  • Just Je... Brispir 2012/02/22 21:51:02
    Just Jenn for Now
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    I really had to wonder... I mean it's not only stupid, but it also seems like a blatant rip-off of what the Canadian kids did with a Lego man.

    If that's not bad enough, that's SIX perfectly good games, and roughly $40 or more for each game. So essentially, about $240 worth of games, plus the expenses to send them off in the first place, is wasted on this... all for, what, attention??

    EA tried WAY too hard here... and it didn't work. :\
  • Brispir Just Je... 2012/02/24 00:38:05
    Brispir
    +1
    Yeah, it's a waste of games here... and what, are some aliens gonna find them and start playing them or something?
  • Tylurr Brispir 2012/03/03 18:51:24
    Tylurr
    But wouldn't that be badass if they did?
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/02/17 21:43:58
  • Wizard 2012/02/17 21:42:21
    Amazing
    Wizard
    A very interesting promotion.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/02/17 21:32:03
  • tipytime 2012/02/17 21:04:33
    Amazing
    tipytime
    Wow thats gunna be pretty awesome but will it work good luck to them!

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