As you may have heard, some retail copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for PC were mistakenly packed in with the discs for Mass Effect 2 rather than Black Ops 2 itself, much to chagrin of many PC gamers who lined up at midnight for the chance to play the latest CoD as soon as possible. This is odd because of two reasons: 1. Mass Effect and Call of Duty are published by two different copies, leading to a lot of confusion about how the packaging mix-up happened, and 2. Apparently there are people out there who still buy physical copies of PC games.
Anyway, Mass Effect developer Bioware is offering a very nice consolation prize to those affected by Activision’s mix-up: the first 50 people who email in photographic proof to Bioware that they bought one of the offending copies of Black Ops 2 will win a copy of the upcoming Mass Effect Trilogy boxset, which packages all 3 of the Mass Effect games together into one collector’s edition package.
Meanwhile, Activision still has no idea how the switch occurred in the first place, but they are reminding players that they can use the CD Key included in all physical copies of PC Black Ops 2 to activate the game on Steam and download it from there.