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Old March 6 2012, 04:11 PM   #901
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Re: Mass Effect 3

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I'm trying to decide what system to buy the game for: PC, XBox or PS3.
Well, which one do you have the previous games for? Don't you want your saves to carry over?
Oh, I thought that was a rumor (that the saves carry over). Nice, Xbox it is.
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Old March 6 2012, 04:36 PM   #902
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My PS3 copy is downloading from the PSN store at the moment... 99% to go.
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Old March 6 2012, 04:42 PM   #903
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I should've preordered from the local GameStop instead of Amazon... I'm home all day, but FedEx tracking estimates my copy won't arrive until mid-afternoon. Sigh.
And that's why I had mine sent to work instead of my house - it's been sitting at my desk, taunting me, for the last hour...
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Old March 6 2012, 04:43 PM   #904
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Well, just picked up my copy of the collectors edition and have started to download the DLC. In what must truly have been a sign from the gods I have managed to get the next 3 days off from work. I'll see you folks when I'm done taking back earth
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Old March 6 2012, 07:26 PM   #905
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Everytime I pre-order a game on Amazon, I don't get it until a week after it comes out. Is that because I'm using free shipping?
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Old March 6 2012, 07:30 PM   #906
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Everytime I pre-order a game on Amazon, I don't get it until a week after it comes out. Is that because I'm using free shipping?
Yup. If you pay extra, you get the release day shipping or some such
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Old March 6 2012, 07:35 PM   #907
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I didn't have to pay for release date shipping for my copy of the collector's edition.
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Old March 6 2012, 07:59 PM   #908
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I didn't have to pay for release date shipping for my copy of the collector's edition.
I guess you got lucky?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200180350

Shipping charges for Release-Date Delivery vary by item and are displayed on the order confirmation page after you select Release-Date Delivery as your shipping option. If you're an Amazon Prime member, Release-Date Delivery is free when selecting Two-Day shipping.
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Old March 6 2012, 08:03 PM   #909
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Since that FAQ says "shipping charges for Release-Date Delivery vary by item," Amazon must have been leaving off the charge when I preordered my copy. (I'm not an Amazon Prime member.) I guess I was lucky indeed!
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Old March 6 2012, 08:30 PM   #910
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I have Amazon Prime, so I get free release day delivery. Well, it's technically not free, since I pay a yearly fee, but I save more than the fee by not paying shipping on anything (I use Amazon a lot ), so it's worth it.

The only problem is my copy still hasn't arrived yet!
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Old March 6 2012, 08:49 PM   #911
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I'm a prime member, too. I buy a lot through amazon, so I've ended up saving a ton on shipping, even when I use the one day option.

I've been migrating my gaming back to the PC, so I picked this up for Origin (paid through amazon, though. ). I put in a hour or so before going to bed last night, and then another hour this morning. I bought the first two games off of Steam during a sale way back when, but never really touched them until a week or so ago when I started a new playthrough to import to ME3. I used the comic for the decisions in ME1, just because I had never seen it before.

I'm somewhat torn so far. We've been given more choice back in leveling, and in weapon customization, but now Shepard runs his mouth continuously with very little input from me. I was hoping that was just going to be the case for the demo, but most of the interactions I've had have been similarly automated. To be fair, a lot of what Shepard says, like "I should go" doesn't really need to be selecting from a dialog wheel, but I find I'm having a hard time feeling as connected to what's going without me being in more control.

Other than that, I'm loving the game and looking forward to seeing the payoff from the previous two games.
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Old March 6 2012, 09:21 PM   #912
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My copy just arrived. While the various pieces of DLC download and I install the game to my Xbox's hard drive, I'm continuing to watch the special features on my Game of Thrones Blu-ray copy. The narrated illustrations detailing the history of Westeros are pretty damn cool.
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Old March 6 2012, 11:27 PM   #913
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I'm now about two hours into the game... so far it's totally awesome.
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Old March 6 2012, 11:45 PM   #914
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I've just reached the Citadel, and have noticed what Garrett referred to re: automated dialogue interactions. I'm hoping that's just the nature of the early portion of the game, and that more choice will start being presented soon. Other than that, I'm having a great time just as expected from the past two games.
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Old March 6 2012, 11:47 PM   #915
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^ I was picking my dialogue choices just fine... maybe you're playing the game in action mode or whatever it's called?
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