Remember earlier this week, when we told you about some PC gamers who had been treated to a free copy of Mass Effect 2 when they bought Black Ops II? Well, when we say ‘treated’ what we mean is they only received one disk of the Call of Duty content, rendering the game they had paid for unplayable, along with an extra bonus copy of Mass Effect 2.
If you were one of the people affected by this strange issue, then as well as getting the correct version of Black Ops II sent to you by Activision (we would assume anyway…), Bioware have also offered to give you a free copy of Mass Effect Trilogy! Here is their message to the gaming community in full:
“Rumor has it that about a thousand customers who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC today were also treated to a surprise copy of Mass Effect 2. If you were one of the affected, chances are you thought it was a mistake, but we prefer to think that it was an omen, and when the universe talks, you should listen. If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help! The first fifty fans affected by this phenomenon to send us a picture holding their special disc 2 will receive a code for a FREE PC copy of Mass Effect Trilogy.”
Nice move by EA/Bioware, and of course a nice marketing coup as well. Have any of you guys been affected, and if so then just how many copies of Mass Effect 2 do you now own? Assuming you bought the game on release as well, you could now be the lucky owner of no less than three copies of the epic space opera.
Source: Game Informer