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Buying all of Mass Effect 3's DLC Will Cost You $870

Illustration for article titled Buying all of emMass Effect 3s/em DLC Will Cost You $870

Downloadable content is serious business. Well, with the amount of time and money developers spend on it (and ask for it), you'd think it was. Stuff like Mass Effect 3's DLC, though, is more of a joke.

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With various weapons and skins spread across pre-orders, toys and PC accessories, if you wanted to own every piece of available downloadable content on the day of Mass Effect 3's release, you'd be paying a ton.

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Destructoid writer Chris Carter sat down with a calculator and worked out that to buy it all - and this means buying the stuff that some DLC is held hostage inside/alongside, as well as the game itself - would cost you around USD$870.

Here's the total rundown:

Collector's Edition (needed to obtain all content):

$80 - N7 Collector's Edition

Pre-order bonuses:

AT-12 Raider - Origin pre-order bonus
Chakram Launcher - Play the Kingdoms of Alamur demo
M-55 Argus - Pre-order bonus for select retailers
N7 Weapons pack - N7 Edition bonus
N7 Hoodie - N7 Edition bonus
N7 Warfare Gear - Pre-order bonus for select retailers
Reckoner Knight Armor - Play the Kingdoms of Alamur demo
Robotic Dog - N7 Edition bonus
Squad Outfit pack - N7 Edition bonus

Auxiliary purchases:

Unannounced price for the iOS game Mass Effect Infiltrator, which can affect the main game.

$10 day one "From Dust" DLC

$44.99 for the Liara figurine - which oddly enough now comes with multiplayer unlock DLC

$24.99 for The Art of Mass Effect Universe - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$80 for four Mass Effect 3 toys - "Slightly randomized" multiplayer unlock DLC

$59.99 for the Mass Effect 3 controller - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$209.99 for the Chimera 5.1 Headset - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$34.99 for the Mousepad - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$79.99 for the Messenger Bag - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$24.99 for the iPhone case - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$79.99 for the Mouse - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

$139.99 for the Keyboard - Collector Assault Rifle unlock DLC/Powerup

And people wonder why other people get upset about DLC.

It will cost you around $870 to get Mass Effect 3's DLC [Destructoid]

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DISCUSSION

Moogleking
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How do people see this as NOT WRONG? This is wrong, this is problematic business practice, and ultimately it will be harmful to both the consumer and the industry if it is continued as a precedent. If this isn't proof to you people that something has to change, then you will buy anything.