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Old 01-19-10, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default BioWare Unveils ‘The Cerberus Network’

On January 26 Mass Effect 2 Players Can Download Exciting Bonus Content
BioWare, a division of EA, today revealed 'The Cerberus Network', an in-game portal in Mass Effect 2 that will keep fans engaged with the rich and dynamic Mass Effect universe through downloadable content (DLC) and news. 'The Cerberus Network' is activated exclusively by original purchasers of Mass Effect 2 through a single-use unlock code that comes included in retail and digital versions of the game worldwide. 'The Cerberus Network' is a conduit for players to receive bonus content as well as daily messages and news on upcoming releases for Mass Effect 2 for no extra charge. For players who do not buy the game new, 'The Cerberus Network' can be unlocked through a one-time, in-game purchase of a new activation code*.

Mass Effect 2 is the first blockbuster video game release of 2010, having recently been named as one of the "Most Anticipated Games of the Year" by the New York Times, IGN and Wired.

"The Cerberus Network augments and extends the rich universe of Mass Effect 2," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. "We're thrilled to be able to reward loyal BioWare and Mass Effect fans with ongoing, high quality content and provide a direct channel for our players to dive deeper into the intriguing lore of Mass Effect."

Players who access 'The Cerberus Network' will receive the first DLC pack on January 26th (launch day in North America) featuring new missions and in-game items. Included in this pack is a mission that introduces Zaeed, a rugged and deadly gun-for-hire who is recruited to join Commander Shepard's mission to save mankind.

After launch, BioWare will release another DLC pack for Mass Effect 2 that introduces the Hammerhead, a new vehicle in the Mass Effect universe. This agile hover tank features improved handling on rough terrain and maneuvers deftly in combat -- a necessity for players traveling across harsh planetary environments throughout the galaxy. In addition to this new vehicle, BioWare will release new missions and unique in-game items, including Cerberus Assault Armor which boost shields, health and heavy weapon ammo and the M-22 Eviscerator Shotgun.

The Mass Effect trilogy is an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, players will step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding a crew of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it's potentially suicidal. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, stunning space exploration and emotionally engaging characters, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.

Mass Effect 2 is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and PC on January 26, 2010 in North America and January 29, 2010 in Europe and has been rated 'M' for Mature by the ESRB and '18+' by PEGI. For more news from the development team, please follow us on Twitter at masseffect2 or visit the game's official website at the Official Website.


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Old 01-19-10, 06:49 PM   #2
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'The Cerberus Network', lol. the name alone makes it twice as cool! personally I would have called it "a URL".
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Why does bioware feel the need to make up some stupid social networking crap for their new games now?
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Old 01-19-10, 09:18 PM   #5
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Why does bioware feel the need to make up some stupid social networking crap for their new games now?
I think they are trying to give incentive to buy it new or something.
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is EA's download manager not the exact same thing??
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is EA's download manager not the exact same thing??
No, This is built into the game much like Dragon Age. You don't leave the game at any point to download the DLCs.
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No, This is built into the game much like Dragon Age. You don't leave the game at any point to download the DLCs.
i had to leave the game to pay for the DLC in Dragon age.
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Forced Social Networks and DLCs...
Why?

This is the same thing they did with Dragon Age which is about the most consumer friendly method of fighting piracy I can think of. If you just want the game and to not be bothered, you can... if you want bonus goodies, you get them. Awesome.

I have heard the Dragon Age PC sales were very impressive, I hope ME2 has the same.
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i had to leave the game to pay for the DLC in Dragon age.
I wouldn't know haven't paid for any DLC yet. But the Social link can be hit ingame and it just minimized the game.
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Yeah it's gonna be totally awesome when our games in a year or so cost the same but only feature like 75% of the content because everyone wants a piece of the DLC business.
yap, and thats where it is heading to
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Yeah it's gonna be totally awesome when our games in a year or so cost the same but only feature like 75% of the content because everyone wants a piece of the DLC business.
So the 80 hours and tons of replayablity of Dragon Age is not enough?
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