Mass Effect 3 just launched at midnight on Tuesday, and gans packed local retailers to get their hands on one of the first copies. Some retailers even held midnight release parties. But if you don't mind waiting a few days to begin the adventure, you can already get it online for a pretty significant discount.
Online retailer Newegg has already slashed the price of the game by $10. As long as you are a subscriber to their email newsletter, you can enter the promo code "EMCNGND89" at checkout and get your discount. It will knock the price down from $59.99 to $49.99 (plus shipping is free).
The deal is available for Mass Effect 3 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It will run until March 12th or unti they run out.
As far as the game critics are concerned, Mass Effect 3 delivers. With 30 reviews in, Metacritic gives it a 94, or universal acclaim. Official Xbox magazine calls it "Brave, thrilling, and incredibly emotional" and a "sci-fi masterpiece." GameSpot says that it's a "remarkably satisfying conclusion" to the trilogy that is "a poignant and memorable role-playing action game in its own right."
Let's see what the Twitterverse is saying about it:
With today being both Mass Effect 3 Day and iPad 3's Eve, this is a perfect week for me to have a cold.
Words can't accurately describe how much I want to be playing Mass Effect 3 right now.
Mass Effect 3 will soon take over my life. If I am interrupted, I will eat your children, and make you drink barbershop water. U were warned
#ME3 ? I'm having a hard time making this choice how am I going to make the right choice to save the galaxy?go to work or
And for fun, here's that awesome official launch trailer to make all of you at work right now oh so very jealous:
[h/t/ Daily Game Sales]