Mass Effect 2 DLC on sale on Xbox Live

Select Mass Effect 2 DLC is 50% off this week, letting you snag "Lair of the Shadow Broker and "Kasumi - Stolen Memory" for $3.50 each and "Arrival" for $5.

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With Mass Effect 3 approaching quickly (but not quickly enough), chances are you may need to catch up with some of Shepard's supplemental material. Luckily, this week's Xbox Live deals include various space-faring adventures at 50% off for Gold members.

Between now and August 1, you can get "Kasumi - Stolen Memory" and "Lair of the Shadow Broker" for a mere $3.50 (280 MSP), and the Arrival DLC for $5 (400 MSP). Arrival and the, frankly excellent, Shadow Broker mission both seem to be fairly important character and plot development pieces that will no-doubt be acknowledged in the upcoming third game. Kasumi, meanwhile, gives you an extra party member and is not altogether terrible, so there's that.

And just as an example of how much these weekly deals can vary, next week's deal? A 30% discount on changing your Gamertag. This, dear reader, is what we call a massive disparity in bargain quality.

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    July 26, 2011 11:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mass Effect 2 DLC on sale on Xbox Live.

    Select Mass Effect 2 DLC is 50% off this week, letting you snag "Lair of the Shadow Broker and "Kasumi - Stolen Memory" for $3.50 each and "Arrival" for $5.

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      July 26, 2011 11:50 AM

      WHERE IS THE PC DLC SALE!

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        July 26, 2011 11:51 AM

        Has it ever been on sale?

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          July 26, 2011 11:59 AM

          Not that I have seen. Waiting for something like this on Steam... YOU HEAR ME BIOWARE LET YOUR PRICES GO

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            July 26, 2011 12:14 PM

            Agreed. I paid $50 for the retail copy from gamestop, I'm not interested in spending $7 on 2 more hours of gameplay.

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            July 26, 2011 12:38 PM

            I don't think the DLC is on Steam? I think the only avenue for it on PC is the BioWare store!

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        July 26, 2011 12:19 PM

        +1

        I want to buy your DLC Bioware, but not at those prices!

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      July 26, 2011 11:57 AM

      I guess that's great for Kasumi, but everyone who owns Mass Effect 2 should have bought Lair of the Shadow Broker already. >:|

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        July 26, 2011 6:44 PM

        It's taken a hell of a lot of restraint, but I've managed to hold off on Lair and Arrival in anticipation of them going on sale before Mass Effect 3 dropped. Figured that at the very worst, if they didn't go on sale, I'd have to pay full price right before ME3 and playing them would get me pumped for 3's arrival.

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          July 26, 2011 10:47 PM

          Same. I kinda put the game down and never picked it back up, so this seems like a good time to finish.

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      July 26, 2011 12:02 PM

      I think I may already own a few of these -- is there any way for me to check, to make sure I don't buy it again?

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        July 26, 2011 12:24 PM

        probably in cerberus network off the main menu

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        July 26, 2011 12:27 PM

        Log in to Xbox.com and there's two ways you can find out:

        1. My Xbox > Accounts > Purchase History > Game Addon (left side)
        2. Games & Marketplace > Xbox Downloads > Game Add-ons (left side) > Mass Effect 2
        If you can't find Mass Effect 2, you can filter it further by selecting Action & Adventure

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          July 26, 2011 12:29 PM

          Actually, the fastest way is to log in and then do the following:

          My Xbox > Games > Mass Effect 2

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      July 26, 2011 12:38 PM

      Lair of the Shadow Broker is terrific. If you own ME2 and somehow haven't played it, do so now. NOW.

      Kasumi is...okay. Worth getting.

      Arrival...not so great, but I don't regret buying it at full price, since it ties into Mass Effect 3.

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        July 26, 2011 3:33 PM

        I generally think similarly, but I do regret buying Arrival at full price, because it was a shocking betrayal of the quality I expected from a ME2-ME3 tie-in that they supposedly wanted everyone to play. It was short, generally boring, poorly bug-tested (Infiltrator's cloak at the beginning glitched into Batarian combat audio when there was nobody around, and I can't believe they wouldn't have found that with a modicum of playtesting with the class), it had almost no voice lines from the main crew, and it had a false moral choice that bugged the hell out of me.

        I was expecting something grand and of great value, something they could be proud of and that I could excitedly suggest to everyone that has a copy of ME2, and instead got... that. It actually put me off of ME3 a little.

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          July 26, 2011 3:38 PM

          Arrival is definitely the weakest DLC pack for ME2. It's a shame because it's an important part of the story.

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      July 26, 2011 3:37 PM

      I was waiting for a discount complete DLC bundle for PC for the longest time, then I caved and bought them. Still annoyed it never came out though.

      I'm also finding ME2 DLC hugely inferior to FO:NV in retrospect. 'Old World Blues' is how it should be done, personally enjoyed it much more than Shadow Broken which was the best of this batch.

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        July 26, 2011 6:29 PM

        I liked most of the DLCs for FO3, however I never did get the chance to play point something and one other. I also liked FO:NVs dlcs except that you can never return part, and the bug that crashed FONV if you had hardcode mode on and tried to leave Sierra Madre

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      July 26, 2011 7:02 PM

      Still waiting for a Mass Effect 2 Ultimate Edition.

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      July 30, 2011 8:11 AM

      Gold exclusive :(