Despite the enthusiasm for digital releases that Steam and the App Store have instilled in the game players of all stripes, the fact remains that physical media is here to stay for at least a few more generations. Which is what makes this Bioware announcement that Mass Effect 3, arguably one of the biggest releases of the year, will be digitally available day and date with retail on PSN so intriguing.
Beyond the convenience of skipping a visit to the store, pre-ordering customers will receive an in-game weapon (M55 Argus rifle) as well as an exclusive PS3 theme. Doesn’t seem like nearly enough to make up for the empty space on my game shelf and huge download time.
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