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post #21 of 33
Ok I'll bite and talk about something negative..

Has anyone thought for a second just how utterly trivial this is? I mean seriously, here we have a company launching video games into space on weather balloons so that they can randomly fall God knows where. Sure many people will probably get a copy but I'm also sure many will probably be lost and never even found.

Think of the numerous things EA could have spent that money on that would have been better. Maybe feeding some starving kids. Maybe helping out a family who lost everything in a natural disaster. Or hell if your not a charity type person (I'm really not that big into charity myself tbh) how about using some of that money to help innovate your games?
post #22 of 33
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I'm talking about those who prompt Steam like it's the second coming of Jesus and act like Origin is the spawn of Satan. If you dislike digital distribution that's fine. At least you aren't being fanboy about it when a lot of the reason I see people who want steam to be the only digital platform because they don't want anything to compete with steam cause of "inconvenience" of logging into another service.
But the future is digital and there is nothing we can do about that. It won't be long before all games a digital only.

That's not even the main reason why people dislike Origin. It's the fact that EA is not a company that people trust. They have shown over and over why they can't be trusted in fact.
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post #23 of 33
If this were Half Life 3 and if you are unemployed, then you should quickly get a job at the hot balloon industry. Otherwise, hope for the best thumb.gif

Matty, got anything more obvious to share?
post #24 of 33
They will be shot down like the drones.
post #25 of 33
This is a pathetic publicity stunt. EA is only sending 6 copies of the games worldwide. Probably the Xbox 360 version. Try again Activision Jr.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/17/mass-effect-3-is-going-to-space/
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Sees Mass Effect 3 weather balloon land in back yard; Find out its Xbox 360 versions. Problem ?

Irony.....it's not just for pressing clothes
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....Im sure no one will find any problems with this at all....
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This will be funny to see in the city.
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Depending on how this is done, I could see a problem.

These three quotes made me think of a funny story.......One Christmas, this guy drops off a ton of toys at the firehouse where I worked. As luck would have it, he missed the cutoff time at a toy drive a non-profit was having....soooooooooo, he thought he would give them to us since our station was in an impoverished area. He asked us to hand them out to a family or people in need and we agreed......feeling all Christmas-sy and all.

What transpired in the next hour is the stuff of legends. With both a fire engine and ladder truck full of toys, we headed to the projects roughly four blocks away. Things went well at first; the kids were all smiles and everyone was in good spirits. Meanwhile, the crowd grew larger.....and larger still. By the end of the second block, we had a mob on our hand. Adults snatching toys from kids, people running to us from adjacent blocks, profanity laced tirades, and crying kids had replaced the smiling faces from just two blocks before. When we ran out of toys about four blocks in, people started cursing us and wanted to know if we "were holding out on 'em". We told them that was it and we returned to quarters. Was it over ? Nooooooo. People started showing up at our station wanting to know "where the toys at?"......more cursing ensued. Things eventually quieted down....lesson learned....no good deed goes unpunished.

When asked the following year, "Hey, ya'll giving out toys again this year for Christmas?". Response: "Uhhhhhh......no". Counter-response: even more cursing. No big deal, by then I was use to it.

Why did I share this with you? Simple. Depending on where that package lands and what time of day it is, you could have complete mayhem. Enough mayhem....(cursing included).... to rival the best viral videos out there. Is there such a thing as bad PR? You bet there is.
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Driving down the freeway minding my own business, window down enjoying the smoggy air, then all of a sudden a large gust of wind and a game package comes flying through the window accelerated by the airflow generated by my car and the gust of mother nature knocking me unconscious and then the balloon engulfing the car next to me causing zero visibility for him and then SHTF. Did I mention this was on a bridge during traffic time, cruising traffic NOT stop and go.

superlolz.

on topic: idk
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post #28 of 33
no love for canada?

screw u EA!
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post #29 of 33
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They will be shot down like the drones.

I was waiting for this. thumb.gif


At least they're pulling a interesting stunt.
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Er, what if they cause major traffic accident? Who is going to be responsible for this? You do know the speed of the falling object is insane at this altitude?

 
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