Sony Won't Approve Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Promos

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Sony Won't Approve Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Promos

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PlayStation 3 users set to miss Resurgence event this weekend.

If you've been hard at work churning out level twenty death machines for Mass Effect 3's cooperative mode on either Xbox 360 or PC, then perhaps you've been taking a few things for granted without even knowing it. Did you know, for example, that your friends who purchased the game for PlayStation 3 have never been offered a promotional weekend? You know, those two-day community exercises that grant bonus XP and free super content packs worth 240 MS Points or more? According to EA, it's not trying to discriminate against people who play on PS3, but Sony simply won't approve Mass Effect promotional weekends for users of its console.

"Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer our Multiplayer Challenge weekends on PlayStation 3," said EA community manager Eduardo Vasoncellos. "Sony has not yet approved the promotion."

PS3 users have already missed out on numerous events, and soon, they can add one more to the list: Operation Resurgence, set to run from Friday, April 13th at 5PM PST to Monday, April 16th 5AM PST. Anyone who takes part will receive a 10% XP bonus any time they play on one of the Resurgence DLC's two new maps, as well as a free "Reserves Pack," which is guaranteed to unlock one of the new alien classes just released. If you're playing on PS3, you'll just have to unlock them through the traditional grind. Sorry, guys!

To date, Sony has declined to comment on its delay in approving Mass Effect's online promotions, and has released no information on when or if it will allow them on PSN in the future.

Source: BioWare Blog

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And I still have a sony fanboy friend who keeps telling me PSN is better than live

Inb4 Shoulda got it on the PC. (because you should have you dirty console scrubs)

But yeah, sucks for you guys, although the Operations haven't been entirely smooth on the other platforms either. I'm still waiting for my commendation packs from the last operation and i know some people who haven't received their packs from any of them so far.

Also it should be noted that the ps3 DID get the first bonus 25% xp following Operation: Goliath i think it was... So it's not like it's impossible.

Damn it, Sony, first the debacle over the European release of Dragon Age: Origins - Awakenings, and now this!?

Does Sony just actively hate BioWare, or something?

They are probably scared about users sending their data to EA. Maybe they think its a security risk?

>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

I honestly think they're trying to get hacked again.

Oh well, time to cart out the obvious meme
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Ah yes the "promotional weekend".
The concept of offering players access special content and level up their characters over a culturally defined two day period. We have dismissed that claim. Along with the concept of "smart" business practices

Lunar Templar:
>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

Oh look its you again the sony hypocrite.
Ot: It's probably sony not wanting to lower psn barriers without a good reason.

Damn that really sucks for the PS3 people. Serious dick move my Sony right there. Now if you'll excuse me....

*crosses every crossable part of body for an Asari Justicar or Geth Infiltrator*

rolfwesselius:

Lunar Templar:
>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

Oh look its you again the sony hypocrite.
Ot: It's probably sony not wanting to lower psn barriers without a good reason.

hypocrite?
*gets a chair and waits for that explanation*

Lunar Templar:
>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

If EA wants to run promotional weekends, they can go ahead and build their own console, with their own computer network to run it on. -Sony

DVS BSTrD:
Oh well, time to cart out the obvious meme
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Ah yes the "promotional weekend".
The concept of offering players access special content and level up their characters over a culturally defined two day period. We have dismissed that claim. Along with the concept of "smart" business practices

Did not see that one coming. Also, very halarious.

OT: Why is this being done? It will only encourage people to avoid Playstation more, and I don't see what the issue is.

vxicepickxv:

Lunar Templar:
>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

If EA wants to run promotional weekends, they can go ahead and build their own console, with their own computer network to run it on. -Sony

clearly, which, i find kinda wrong. you'd think an even like this would be good for every one involved

Didn't the PS3 get LotSB or Arrival free or something? Or am I making it up...

They missed out on ME1 I guess.

It is possible that Sony doesn't have PSN set up to do this type of thing. Does anyone recall any promotional events on any other games?

Ilikemilkshake:
Inb4 Shoulda got it on the PC. (because you should have you dirty console scrubs)

Shoulda got it on the Xbox. (Because you should have you dirty sony-fanboy scrubs)

HA! :P

(Mod notice: This was a joke, not actually making fun of anyone.)

Anybody get a statement from Sony on this?

Edit: nvm, their comment is "no comment."

AnarchistFish:
Didn't the PS3 get LotSB or Arrival free or something? Or am I making it up...

They missed out on ME1 I guess.

IIRC, they got Genesis (i.e, the comic that explained ME1 and let you make the major choices) for free, but that's only because they did not get ME1 at all in the first place.

Darkmantle:
And I still have a sony fanboy friend who keeps telling me PSN is better than live

Well the PSN tends to be a bit more open with their network when working with other companies. The portal 2 co op on PC and the up coming DUST 514 launch from CCP games and DC Universe Online prove this really. In fact CCP games was going to put DUST 514 on the xbox but Microsoft wouldn't open up their live platform enough for them to do what they needed to do in terms of integration.

That said I don't own a PS3 or xbox and haven't used much of either so maybe I'm entirely wrong about Sony's PSN platform being more developer friendly than the xbox live platform.

It becomes a fantastic game of 1-down-manship.

Who is the less liked of 2 companies

Lunar Templar:

rolfwesselius:

Lunar Templar:
>.>

ok ..... its EA's game (can't believe i'm about to side with EA ... but ...) where dose Sony even have the right to say no to events like this? or have they gotten, dumber, since i 'left'

Oh look its you again the sony hypocrite.
Ot: It's probably sony not wanting to lower psn barriers without a good reason.

hypocrite?
*gets a chair and waits for that explanation*

Whining about the fact that the ps3 is not backwards compatible while everybody screamed at sony to make it cheaper 100 dollars in fact,Which was only possible by also removing the backwards compatibility alongside using crappier ram.
Im not meaning to be an ass but in my books it is hypocritical to say being able to remove 100 to 200 dollars of the production cost in trade of Bcb.
And saying that that is evil just smacks of stupidity

FelixG:

Ilikemilkshake:
Inb4 Shoulda got it on the PC. (because you should have you dirty console scrubs)

Shoulda got it on the Xbox. (Because you should have you dirty sony-fanboy scrubs)

HA! :P

(Mod notice: This was a joke, not actually making fun of anyone. Because we all know how warning happy the mods are.)

While I appreciate your desire to be clear - and think that was a fine inclusion - the second half of your parenthetical was unnecessary and mean-spirited.

Sorry PS3 owners.

rolfwesselius:

Lunar Templar:

rolfwesselius:

Oh look its you again the sony hypocrite.
Ot: It's probably sony not wanting to lower psn barriers without a good reason.

hypocrite?
*gets a chair and waits for that explanation*

Whining about the fact that the ps3 is not backwards compatible while everybody screamed at sony to make it cheaper 100 dollars in fact,Which was only possible by also removing the backwards compatibility alongside using crappier ram.
Im not meaning to be an ass but in my books it is hypocritical to say being able to remove 100 to 200 dollars of the production cost in trade of Bcb.
And saying that that is evil just smacks of stupidity

so .... i should be just peachy keen with Sony actively trying to rip me off, by making me pay for games i already own? there's better ways to make something cheaper, and i hardly see how emulation last gen tech is that big a price booster.

not that it maters, my PS3 is gone :p so i don't have to put up with they're bull shit anymore.

btw, that's not hypocritical. hypocrisy is speaking out against something then doing it anyway. IE. Zeel playing ME3 would make him a hypocrite

Sony seems to be allergic to good PR.

Susan Arendt:

FelixG:

Ilikemilkshake:
Inb4 Shoulda got it on the PC. (because you should have you dirty console scrubs)

Shoulda got it on the Xbox. (Because you should have you dirty sony-fanboy scrubs)

HA! :P

(Mod notice: This was a joke, not actually making fun of anyone. Because we all know how warning happy the mods are.)

While I appreciate your desire to be clear - and think that was a fine inclusion - the second half of your parenthetical was unnecessary and mean-spirited.

There ya go, I removed it for you, though it was also meant as a factual joke.

God damn it Sony! I was looking forward to gething a free Geth/Baterian :(.

:P Just another reason that I'm glad I went 360 rather than PS3.

As one of the rare breed that does indeed play ME3 on the PS3 I'm not really bothered by this. I do enjoy the mutliplayer and it would be great to be involved in these promos, but I wont lose any sleep over not getting them. I can still play the game and that's what matters.

Lunar Templar:

rolfwesselius:

Lunar Templar:

hypocrite?
*gets a chair and waits for that explanation*

Whining about the fact that the ps3 is not backwards compatible while everybody screamed at sony to make it cheaper 100 dollars in fact,Which was only possible by also removing the backwards compatibility alongside using crappier ram.
Im not meaning to be an ass but in my books it is hypocritical to say being able to remove 100 to 200 dollars of the production cost in trade of Bcb.
And saying that that is evil just smacks of stupidity

so .... i should be just peachy keen with Sony actively trying to rip me off, by making me pay for games i already own? there's better ways to make something cheaper, and i hardly see how emulation last gen tech is that big a price booster.

not that it maters, my PS3 is gone :p so i don't have to put up with they're bull shit anymore.

btw, that's not hypocritical. hypocrisy is speaking out against something then doing it anyway. IE. Zeel playing ME3 would make him a hypocrite

1:How are they ripping you off when you still got your ps2?
This is for people who have never played god hand and want a copy.
This is basically GOG for consoles.
What makes:
gog selling old games which some people still own the disc of to you
Better than.
sony selling old games which some people still own the disc off.
Difference?

2:what ps2 games have you never owned but might want to own?
Their now 1 download away.

3: the ps3 version one used the Emotion engine CPU basically a ps2.
So the ps3 had a built in ps2 which sony scrapped to drop the price.

sony resseling old games is not done to rip you off its made to let people who want to jump in late be able to without buying a ps2
And sorry about the hypocrisy comment i did not pay attention in english class.

Did...did Sony just make EA look like the good guys?

wow people are actually still playing this game thats amazing to me

rolfwesselius:

1:How are they ripping you off when you still got your ps2?
This is for people who have never played god hand and want a copy.
This is basically GOG for consoles.
What makes:
gog selling old games which some people still own the disc of to you
Better than.
sony selling old games which some people still own the disc off.
Difference?

2:what ps2 games have you never owned but might want to own?
Their now 1 download away.

3: the ps3 version one used the Emotion engine CPU basically a ps2.
So the ps3 had a built in ps2 which sony scrapped to drop the price.

sony resseling old games is not done to rip you off its made to let people who want to jump in late be able to without buying a ps2
And sorry about the hypocrisy comment i did not pay attention in english class.

1) for every one else? not. for me? total rip off, and a bullshit ploy to 'fight used game sales' and really, i just find it irksome when it was reverse compatible at launch

2) only a few, i already own most the games for it i want, none of which are on PSN

3) never mind the PS3's hardware is more then capable of running PS2 games on its own and could probably still run PS2 games with a few tweaks to the coding.

which is fine for them, but i still don't like it, not when its pretty easy to get those PS2 games still, unlike a lot of the Nintendo games on the virtual console, some of which aren't affordable anymore.

and its cool, just confusing at first (the hypocrite bit)

Lunar Templar:

rolfwesselius:

1:How are they ripping you off when you still got your ps2?
This is for people who have never played god hand and want a copy.
This is basically GOG for consoles.
What makes:
gog selling old games which some people still own the disc of to you
Better than.
sony selling old games which some people still own the disc off.
Difference?

2:what ps2 games have you never owned but might want to own?
Their now 1 download away.

3: the ps3 version one used the Emotion engine CPU basically a ps2.
So the ps3 had a built in ps2 which sony scrapped to drop the price.

sony resseling old games is not done to rip you off its made to let people who want to jump in late be able to without buying a ps2
And sorry about the hypocrisy comment i did not pay attention in english class.

1) for every one else? not. for me? total rip off, and a bullshit ploy to 'fight used game sales' and really, i just find it irksome when it was reverse compatible at launch

2) only a few, i already own most the games for it i want, none of which are on PSN

3) never mind the PS3's hardware is more then capable of running PS2 games on its own and could probably still run PS2 games with a few tweaks to the coding.

which is fine for them, but i still don't like it, not when its pretty easy to get those PS2 games still, unlike a lot of the Nintendo games on the virtual console, some of which aren't affordable anymore.

and its cool, just confusing at first (the hypocrite bit)

1:If you want the backwards compatibility back.
Sony will have to.
1 Build a new motherboard.
2 Put a new emotion engine in it.
3 Charge alot more money for it.
So if you want sony te make Bcb return yopu would have to buy a new ps3 because refitting will be impossible.

2&3:Sony is not allowed to modify the code to be run on the ps3.They got the permission to sell the game not the ip which allows them to modify it.
Second it does not matter if the hardware can run it the software cant run on the hardware and they can not modify the software.
Even if they wanted to they can not make the games run on the ps3.
Second software emulation SUCKS.
Hell ps2 emulation is nearly impossible even on modern day pc's.
Try to make it run on a ps3. software emulation will just be a broken buggy mess.

so the only way sony can return BcB is.
1 Make a new playstation model and sell it.
2 Use incredibly shitty and buggy software emulation and enjoy the patch it will need every time a new ps2 game comes to the store.

So what do you want?
Buy a new ps3 with the chip returned which you an ex-sony gamer profiteered from.
Rely on SHITTY software emulation.
Just buy a new ps2.

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Did...did Sony just make EA look like the good guys?

Probably just sony wanting no possible back doors into the firewall.
It could easily be possible to hack a game server connected to psn and use that to hack the psn.

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