Here's something interesting: GAME is offering up a trio of EA mobile games as pre-order bonuses for boxed copies of Dead Space 3, Sim City, and Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel. Specifically, the UK retailer is dangling copies of FIFA 13 [$6.99], Need for Speed Most Wanted [$4.99], and Mass Effect: Infiltrator [$4.99] to anyone willing to throw down some money on these games before they come out.

The GAME "bonus" page for Dead Space 3 pre-orders notes that this exchange is an exclusive to the retailer. No other retailers in any other regions we've checked out are offering anything like this, as you'd expect since this is "exclusive" and all.

It doesn't seem crazy to assume that this will become a thing. iPhone games are probably way easier to distribute than DLC cards, inserts, or physical items. Plus, they're a lot more fun to own. And way more disposable.

[via @IndoorHeroes]

  • Jensen_G

    How are the games distributed? Is it by a code that the user types into iTunes?

    • B30

      Most likely they will distribute them on 8-inch floppy disks!

    • Adams Immersive

      I wonder too. Maybe Apple has some new mechanism coming along? Seems useful.

      • B30

        I've heard that Apple is currently working on some secret "vending machine technology" (codename: iVendor)!

  • MidianGTX

    There's no way iPhone games are more fun to own than a physical item related to the game you're currently freakin' out over. I love my Fallout 3 lunchbox and bobblehead figure more than any 99c app.

    • Adams Immersive

      Honestly, how can anything provide deeper or more lasting entertainment than a bobblehead? Anyone who has never poked one of those guys in the face, simply must do so. Prepare to be blown away! I won't say what happens, but let's just say... a bobblehead is no everyday doll.