Mass Effect 3 offering unlocks via Facebook 'missions'

The cross-marketing campaign for Mass Effect 3 is a universe unto itself, spanning action figures, books, and more. Here's another way for you to get virtual gear from the Mass Effect franchise: Facebook.

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The cross-marketing campaign for Mass Effect 3 is a universe unto itself, spanning action figures, books, and more. Here's another way for you to get virtual gear from the Mass Effect franchise: Facebook.

Mass Effect 3 Mission Command on Facebook will let you spam your friends in various "missions" that will help you unlock Xbox Live Avatar items, add-ons, and more. According to a promotional invite to the program, "your decisions will determine the rewards." The more you interact with the app, the more chances you'll have to earn a "custom Paragon or Renegade Xbox 360 with Kinect."

The first "mission" will have you signing up for the Facebook app. According to the site, if the promotion gets "enough recruits," everyone will be able to receive the Normandy prop for their Xbox Live Avatar.

Future "missions" may involve a bit more creativity. For example, next week's challenge will have members submitting a "pick up" or "rejection" line to Liara for a chance to win early access to the Mass Effect 3 demo. A future mission will have you creating a video recreating moves from the game for a chance to win a Mass Effect 3 customized Xbox 360 system with Kinect.

For more info, check out the game's official rules.

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    February 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 offering unlocks via Facebook 'missions'.

    The cross-marketing campaign for Mass Effect 3 is a universe unto itself, spanning action figures, books, and more. Here's another way for you to get virtual gear from the Mass Effect franchise: Facebook.

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      February 2, 2012 8:33 AM

      I have a strange feeling this stuff is going to culminate in a Mcdonald's Happy meal toy series.

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        February 2, 2012 10:09 AM

        I would totally buy a few happy meals if the toys were cool.

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          February 2, 2012 11:56 AM

          I've never had a Happy Meal so I looked it up on Wikipedia to see what's even in one. It says that Australian Happy Meals include apple slices with either tomato or barbecue sauce. What a frightful combination.

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        February 2, 2012 2:54 PM

        EA has advertised with Papa John's, you may not be far off.

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      February 2, 2012 8:35 AM

      Hopefully the core single-player game is still good and I can just ignore all this cruft.

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        February 2, 2012 2:31 PM

        I've got a bad feeling about this...

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      February 2, 2012 8:35 AM

      I have a sinking feeling the ME series peaked that first couple hours walking around the citadel

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      February 2, 2012 8:37 AM

      Only if an unlock is a Wrex costume.

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      February 2, 2012 8:37 AM

      Spam my facebook account and I'll remove you as a friend.

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      February 2, 2012 8:47 AM

      I just did this last night so far its crap nothing happend other then to tell me to post the same rehash mission on my wall and let others know about it.

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      February 2, 2012 9:05 AM

      Eff this, get me to play this game so EA can mine a bunch of info about me as a person who is interested in Mass Effect. So they can use loopholes in FB Privacy to mine my friends to find out who is friends with a person who likes Mass Effect and do they like Mass Effect too? Sounds like this is more intrusive than its worth.

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      February 2, 2012 9:12 AM

      WHAT THE FUUUUUUCK?!

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      February 2, 2012 9:13 AM

      Hahahahahahahaha Jesus fucking Christ.

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      February 2, 2012 9:13 AM

      hahahahaha

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      February 2, 2012 9:24 AM

      Fuck this shit. Not buying. At this point I don't care how good the actual game is.

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        February 2, 2012 9:26 AM

        I'm considering canceling my pre-order. I ordered the CE, too :(

      • Zek
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        February 2, 2012 2:41 PM

        This reaction is just as stupid as the promotions. It's always easily ignorable, just ignore it and play the game.

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          February 2, 2012 11:48 PM

          No it isnt. This dumb marketing should turn off people to playing EA's games. We arent your pawns to promote your products on our facebook pages.

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          February 3, 2012 12:15 AM

          Multiplayer affecting the singleplayer, gimicky facebook bullshit, expecting that people will hate the ending, promises of more DLC to get the whole story...

          If you don't like it, don't buy...how is that a stupid reaction?

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      February 2, 2012 9:25 AM

      I want to sit in on one of their board meetings someday just so I can see how in the hell things like this are being conceived.

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        February 2, 2012 10:09 AM

        clown on a unicycle juggling water balloons

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        February 3, 2012 2:22 AM

        Social media consultants.

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      February 2, 2012 9:26 AM

      Yah fuck that... not buying this game.

    • DM7
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      February 2, 2012 9:27 AM

      Milk it for all it's worth since it's the last of the franchise! lol

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        February 2, 2012 9:29 AM

        That's what they want you to think...I could see them keeping the ME universe going via other types of games and then pulling this cross promotion DLC shit because you know ME3 is going to sell a ton.

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          February 2, 2012 2:49 PM

          "Commander Shepard's Kart Racing eXtreme!" incoming!

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      February 2, 2012 9:31 AM

      what the fuck is going on. god damn. does this have any SP content? this is getting fucking dumb

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        February 2, 2012 9:59 AM

        Yeah, I'd like clarification as to how this affects the actual game. Rewards like early demo access or XBL rewards are okay since this is a marketing push anyway.

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          February 2, 2012 10:02 AM

          Alright, reading through the prizes, this doesn't seem to affect single-player or multiplayer content in the game in any shape. The rewards are XBL rewards, demo access, and prizes like 360s/Kinects/clothing.

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      February 2, 2012 10:08 AM

      There is absolutely no way I'm buying this at launch. If ever there was an argument for waiting on the GOTY edition, this is the game for it.

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        February 2, 2012 12:00 PM

        I'm with you here, there is no way I'm interested in jumping through all these hoops to get single player content in a *gasp* single player game. If the GOTY edition contains all the content without having to do all this other crap then I may consider buying it.

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      February 2, 2012 11:50 AM

      And I used to like Bioware.

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        February 2, 2012 11:55 AM

        They were awesome before getting bought by EA

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        February 2, 2012 2:36 PM

        "The only thing I got from the scifi-books of my youth is this lousy dystopian reality..."

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      February 2, 2012 11:57 AM

      I wonder if Bioware/EA Upper Management has ever heard the term "Cheapening of your Brand"

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      February 2, 2012 2:20 PM

      Man, WTF Bioware. Actually, I have a feeling this is all EA.

      I honestly can't see the devs being all like: "YEAH. This is a GREAT IDEA!"

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        February 2, 2012 2:52 PM

        Yup, then again, I'm pretty sure Bioware of today is just a shell of it's pre-EA days.

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      February 2, 2012 2:40 PM

      It's almost like they are asking for a DLC torrent pack to be created.

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      February 2, 2012 2:40 PM

      Wow. What haven't they used for mass effect 3 dlc.....

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      February 2, 2012 2:42 PM

      It's all XBox stuff. Or clothes, which would be cool, but the 'missions' for those are a little extreme.

      (Unless I could win by "building an omniblade" out of orange crayon and cardboard)

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      February 2, 2012 2:48 PM

      This has to be a troll.

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      February 2, 2012 2:50 PM

      goddammit.

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      February 2, 2012 2:51 PM

      lol BioWare.

      After the insanity of what they are changing to SWTOR already, BioWare is slowly losing touch with everything.

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      February 2, 2012 3:05 PM

      Yep. I'm done.

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      February 2, 2012 11:53 PM

      Wow...fuck that. Pass.

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      February 3, 2012 12:05 AM

      I was holding off on playing ME until I could do all three at once. But I'm getting less and less interested.

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      February 5, 2012 9:50 AM

      time for throwaway fb accounts...