For about two hours
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 10:16
Apparently, Microsoft was doing some sort of testing to make sure that the downloads for the upcoming release of Mass Effect 2 were going to work correctly, and as a result if you were lucky enough to catch this during the middle of the night for about two hours, you could download all of the Mass Effect 2 downloadable content for free on Xbox Live.
The majority of the download content is supposed to be for those who purchased the GameStop pre-reserved special edition version of the game. Some who happened to be up in the middle of the night might have gotten lucky enough to snag it, but likely you slept though the download freebie frenzy.
I guess the real question is if Microsoft or Electronic Arts/BioWare is going to do anything to those who were able to download it for free; and our guess is likely not. There is nothing like free, but if you happened to pre-order the special edition from GameStop, it appears that you didn’t miss anything.