Update: 10:37 AM: The Eagle has landed! The first package, the Normandy, has anded somewhere near HWY 1, Redwood State Park & Big Basin. As yet, no one has located the package.
BioWare's Mass Effect 3 space-promotion, where the company is sending early copies of the game up to space attached to a weather balloon, is happening this morning in San Francisco. G4 has a man on the ground at the first launch site, the great Miguel Concepcion, who reports the following interesting facts.
- The first package sent to space, at a little after 7 AM PST, contains 10 copies of the game: Five for the 360 and five for the PS3.
- The second launch went off a little after 9 AM.
- The expected landing time for each is three or four hours from launch time.
- The expected landing location for the first package is Santa Cruz, CA... but the package is at the mercy of winds and fate, so don't take that as anything but a prediction.
Any of you guys planning on picking up an advance copy of Mass Effect 3, or will you be more like me: Munching popcorn and enjoying the spectation.
Check out the live feed of the things location right here!