02-15-2012, 05:47 PM
This is a great deal!
As the title states, if you order ME3 through Origin you will receive BF3 for free. If you happen to have BF3 already you will be given a code that you can give to a friend. Just a friendly heads up.
Pre-Order Mass Effect 3 get Battlefield 3 for free (http://www.47r-squad.com/gaming-discussion/4734-pre-order-mass-effect-3-get-battlefield-3-free.html)
02-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Interesting offer.. I was actually going to wait until the price went down, but a whole free game is tempting. When would I get BF3 though?
02-16-2012, 12:24 PM
ORIGIN PRE-ORDER OFFER DETAILS
Prepare to enter the battle! Instructions on how to redeem your bonus PC Digital Download copy of Battlefield 3™ will be sent to you via email when Mass Effect™ 3 is released.
You won't be getting $50-$60 on ebay for it either.
02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
So BF3 will be available to download digitally for XBL and PSN (or whatever the hell it's called now)? The page was rather vague for non-pc gamers.
02-16-2012, 02:04 PM
It's not vague at all: PC Digital Download copy of Battlefield 3
Looks like a PC only thing to me.
Lukewarm deal at best, last thing a gamer would want to do at this point is hop into BF3 servers full of people who've been playing regularly since it launched.
02-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Well that's dumb. So they just assume that everyone who wants ME3 would have a high end PC to be able to run BF3? Shame on me for assuming that EA would do the right thing and give a free version of BF3 that corresponds with the version of ME3 they buy.
02-16-2012, 05:22 PM
I get their emails and, especially around the holidays, they often advertise offers to get a PC version of some game free with whatever qualifying purchase you made regardless of platform. If they don't want to risk these free games turning up on eBay by sending out a disc version (360/PS3), they could at least offer codes for downloadable versions of their other games on Live or PSN.
I'm on the fence with pre-ordering ME3 due to current backlog, but the right incentive could easily push me over the edge ($10 credit at Amazon or Wally's still isn't enough for me).
02-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Looks like EA realized what a bad idea this was as well:
The Escapist : News : EA Launches, Kills Mass Effect 3 Preorder Offer on Origin (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115888-EA-Launches-Kills-Mass-Effect-3-Preorder-Offer-on-Origin)