Mass Effect 2 in January; Pre-order Bonus Details

BioWare announces Mass Effect 2 will be released in North America on January 26 and in Europe on January 29, once again referring to the RPG sequel as part of a trilogy, though Dr. Greg Zeschuk has indicated it could go beyond that. The announcement also mentions pre-order incentives for North America and Europe, outlining specifics about North American bonuses, and offers a screenshot of the Terminus Armor:
In North America, pre-order bonuses* include special-ops armor and weaponry that are designed to boost Commander Shepard’s skills and abilities. At GameStop, Terminus Gear is available with pre-orders, which includes the powerful Terminus Assault Armor and the M-490 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon:

    • The Terminus Armor is designed for use in extreme planetary conditions, increasing run speed and personal shields, and augmenting weapons with an additional magazine of reserve ammo.

    • The M-90 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon generates a high-powered localized gravity well, accelerating particles to near-infinite mass, and ultimately expanding the selection of heavy weapons available to players when they gear up for combat missions in Mass Effect 2.

Players that pre-order Mass Effect 2 at other retail outlets in North America will receive the potent Inferno Armor, which is used by officers to monitor battlefield conditions by recognizing elevated heart rates, and regulates sub-systems with extreme efficiency to allow for greater response times – together these abilities translate in-game into a negotiation bonus for Commander Shepard and an increase in run speed and augmented damage from combat powers.
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So, what you do in a situation like this is:

Step 1: Go to your local Gamestop, and pick up a pre-order (or order online) to get the armor and weapon.

Step 2: Pre-order from somewhere else as well to get the other armor.

Step 3: Pirate the game, install it, use all your "unique" items.

Step 4: Return both purchased games, still unopened for a full refund.

Step 5: Post this brilliant idea all over the internet and watch this trend (and EA, hopefully) die out.

Step 6: ???

Step 7: Profit.


The only problem with this method is that the developers don't get paid because of your hatred for EA and their scheming. Perhaps there can be a way to send your money directly to them, skipping EA, and thus, a lot of "fluff" they'd claim went toward packaging (yeah right!). This means you could pay, say, $20 or so direct to the developer, and say "fuck you!" to EA. >:[
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