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Being Ripped off by BIOWARE/EA on PSN D:

N7EagleEye November 29, 2012 User blog:N7EagleEye

The Problem

Here in my country, Australia, we live in pretty peaceful, en-joyful state. Yeah we've got an embarrassing female prime minister running the country but overall we're a a nice nation to reside in. But I want to talk about a big issue that's affecting all gamers outside U.S.A and Europe, I'm talking about video game price fixing on digital download. I am on PS3/PSN and if you saw Australia's dlc prices then you would want to close your eyes. It is the worst category to pay so much of our money on, even worse than our high petrol/gas prices and stupid carbon tax!

ME2 & ME3 PSN dlc cost

Some of you may know the price of ME DLC in U.S dollars but I want to present how much we Australian's have to pay.

Australian Dollars

Arrival- 11.45 ($6.99 USD)

N7 Complete Arsenal Bundle- 12.95 ($8.99 USD)

Cerberus Network- 23.95 ($14.99 USD)

Appearance Pack 2- 3.45 ($1.99 USD)

Mass Effect 3 DLC

Leviathan- 15.95 ($9.99 USD)

From Ashes- 15.95 ($9.99 USD)

Omega- 23.95 ($14.99 USD)

Groundside Resistance Weapons pack- 3.45 ($1.99 USD)

Firefight pack- 3.45 ($1.99 USD)

Alternate appearance pack 1- $3.45 ($1.99 USD)

Total AUD- $118

Total USD- $74

Also by my prediction in AUD Mass Effect 1 PS3- $23.95 ($15 USD)


Our Australian government say that their "investigating the matter" but it's been too many months and it's hurting our gaming market. Okay so maybe dlc prices will drop after the next gen consoles are out but I have a good feeling EA or Sony will keep the price the way it is as a cash grab, besides the damage has been down. I would buy all the ME dlc because they look really awesome, but if they at least give their customers a fair go then they wouldn't of get this much backlash. I was looking forward towards the Omega DLC, but after seeing that $23.95 price tag, it's not worth paying the price.

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