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How much are you willing to pay for an hour and a half of new Mass Effect content? Microsoft and Bioware are hoping at least $5, and the Bringing Down the Sky downloadable content is available today for the Xbox 360 RPG. A new world, an introduction to the Batarians, and a new achievement worth 50 Gamerscore Points await you.

Content: Bring Down the Sky
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD,LANGUAGE,PARTIAL NUDITY,SEXUAL THEMES,VIOLENCE] (Select this for the English-language version of this module.) Batarian extremists have hijacked a mobile asteroid station in the Asgard system, setting it on a collision course with the nearby colony world of Terra Nova. Only you can save the human hostages on the asteroid and reroute it before it crashes into the world, killing millions of innocent civilians. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Size: 253.40 MB

While some gamers may be waiting for the PC version of the title, we're sure to see some arguments over whether this is a good buy. It's certainly arguable (you can buy entire games on the Live Arcade for $5), but for the cost of a movie ticket, 90 minutes isn't much more expensive than other forms of entertainment.

While this may be the first set of downloadable content for Mass Effect, we're guessing it's not going to be the last.
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wow microsofts greed is unrelenting isn't. christ, i had no idea they were so money hungry
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It's only $5... Portal is well worth the $30 and you can finish that game in an hour or hour and a half...

I mean... $5? As long as it's decent content I think it's well worth it. If you like the gameplay as it is, anyways...
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Yay! More animated sex to pollute my mind and make me demented enough to watch Fox News for more than 1 minute without wanting to stab my eye out with a rusty nail!
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wow microsofts greed is unrelenting isn't. christ, i had no idea they were so money hungry
Are you kidding, you think making this added content was free of charge?

It's 1 1.2 hours it's hardly as if it is only 20minutes long.

It only costs 400 gamer points anyways, which isn't so hard to earn if you want to keep your beloved $5
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post #6 of 11
90 mins, hmm i ussally rush through games XD so more like 30 for me....

GAH, yeah i would dish out $5, at lest its not like halo 3's map packs...

Now, all i have to do is get Mass Effect back from my friend....
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This is tempting if I wasn't completely burnt out on Mass Effect at this point in time (just completed my second play through), But I was hoping for a bit more from the DLC, I was hoping for an entire cluster with multiple systems (2 or 3) and a world in each, can't have it all I suppose.
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i hate microsofts greed
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this gonna come free for the PC?
    
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It's only $5... Portal is well worth the $30 and you can finish that game in an hour or hour and a half...

I mean... $5? As long as it's decent content I think it's well worth it. If you like the gameplay as it is, anyways...
ok so u wont mind when EVERY single dev. starts charging for updates. i know i'll be excited
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