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    News: Bioshock limited edition detailed

    Big Daddy figurine, 'making of' DVD and soundtrack CD make up the extra goodies.
    2K Games has confirmed details on a limited edition of Bioshock which will release alongside the vanilla edition in August.

    Click here to read the full article

    via computerandvideogames.com

  2. #2
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    except for those who wanted the artbook I guess everybody should be happy. I hope the making-off dvd will be long and interesting.

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    Woah. I better find the LE version on the shelves later this year.
    Living in Europe seems to be a good thing for a change.

  4. #4
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    tumbs down for NO artbook.
    all the typical nerd items went into the LE,
    inferior figurine, self-indulging and promoting MakingOF....

    i will be getting the "normal" edition.

    and here i was, already saving money for the 300+pages A1 size artbook

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    I've no difficulty with an artbook not being in the LE.

    It makes it more probable that it'll be a luscious standalone 'Raising The Bar'-style one instead, right Elizabeth?

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    The funny thing is people voting for the "making of" DVD. Like there was a chance a "making of" wouldn't be released at some point, regardless of the special edition vote. In fact I bet it would have been included with the regular version of the game, or free on the Bioshock site.
    The figure is nice for exclusivity (hard to torrent), but visually that character is boring in my opinion. I hope it's pewter though.
    The artbook could have been the nicest option, but not when sized to fit conventional DVD packaging.

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    Game artbooks have a tendency to be a bit on the cheesy side, especially for games in standard-sized packaging. There are exceptions - the Neverwinter Nights collector's edition, for instance, or the aforementioned Raising the Bar (and holy shit, wasn't that about 14 different kinds of awesome) - but by and large, a stapled, folded-sheet artbook of 20 or so pages doesn't really turn my crank.

    Now, if you really want to impress me, you need to include something like this:


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    Hey! You know what would make all the kids go wild?!
    Include the limited edition with a realistic rusty needle filled green petroleum jelly and small peices of flesh left on the keyboard of Bioshock's programers! Yay! Feelies!

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    They could quite easily put things which would have been in an artbook onto the making-of DVD. Like having KL talk about the evolution of the AI while having the successive concept art on screen. Not quite the same thing as a book, of course, but it could work very well and might even be better.

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    "Only available at GameStop and EBGames"

    Motherfuckers.

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    I'm sad to see no artbook, but it's a solid package nonetheless so I'm satisfied.

    Perhaps the artbook could be a nice little separate thing to buy off of the Cult of Rapture website?

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    I smell a 'we want a standalone art book' petition/poll on 2K Games' site coming on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygoptera View Post
    They could quite easily put things which would have been in an artbook onto the making-of DVD. Like having KL talk about the evolution of the AI while having the successive concept art on screen. Not quite the same thing as a book, of course, but it could work very well and might even be better.
    What Zee said

  14. #14
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    That is a fucking awesome Limited Edition. They'll have my dollars, manipulative marketing ploy or no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    I smell a 'we want a standalone art book' petition/poll on 2K Games' site coming on.
    And make it thicker than the phone book eh?

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    Somebody send Elizabeth a copy of "Raising the Bar" with a note stuck to the front that says DO IT LIKE THIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    "Only available at GameStop and EBGames"

    Motherfuckers.
    Once again, a good idea with community input gets screwed over by this sort of marketing. Probably some jerk executive.


    Seriously, has anyone had any GOOD experiences with those places? From what I can tell, they're EXTREMELY cramped, it takes fifteen minutes to buy something when you're in the FRONT of the line because it takes them so long to find the disc you're buying in those drawers behind the counter, and half the time they don't find it anyway.

    Last time I went to GameStop, there wasn't even a line at the register and it still took a good five minutes for a representative to get to me, another five minutes before he asked me if I really wanted to buy what I had put on the counter in front of him, another five to ask me that AGAIN, and about another ten to find the disc. Oh, and he also had to ask the manager how to check the balance on my gift card. Then he gave me the wrong disc (I was purchasing a used game), so I had to go back there a while later and ask them to replace it, which took probably a good ten minutes to do. The disc I then got was full of scratches and not everything even worked on it - I haven't bothered trying to return in.

    Last time I went to an EB (I think it was an EB, anyway... one of the places owned by the same guys as GameStop and managed the same exact braindead way), my girlfriend and I saw a cheap-as-butter movie bin, so we yanked out some really horrible-looking piece of tripe to make fun of later. A good twenty minutes of waiting in line later, and ten minutes after that of the guy behind the counter trying to find the disc, he said they "didn't have it".

    This doesn't make them look too great either: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameStop#Controversy

    Never setting foot into either place again myself, and quite frankly, if video game publishers want to sell something there exclusively, they're going to have to deal with people who would probably rather not involve themselves with those pits of misery and despair.

  18. #18
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: San Francisco
    hey there!

    i know there's a lot of controversy over gamestop and eb. but i talked with 1Up last night, and i hope people understand why he went with once chain as our LE distributor.

    to quote myself:

    "Typically we would have started a limited edition six months ago, but even with our looming production deadlines we're trying to listen to the community and fans -- in choosing the contents based on the poll, and in designing the front of the box. With our current timeline, I don't think we could make 500,000 copies of the LE to get out to every retailer just given production times on the figurine alone. So we were looking at a very limited quantity, and we were fortunate that GameStop and EB would pick it up on such a short notice. Given the limited quantity, if we were to spread it out over every retailer we would be looking at maybe two copies per store, and that's not fair to anyone."

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3158969

    Quote Originally Posted by flexbuster View Post
    Once again, a good idea with community input gets screwed over by this sort of marketing. Probably some jerk executive.


    Seriously, has anyone had any GOOD experiences with those places? From what I can tell, they're EXTREMELY cramped, it takes fifteen minutes to buy something when you're in the FRONT of the line because it takes them so long to find the disc you're buying in those drawers behind the counter, and half the time they don't find it anyway.

    Last time I went to GameStop, there wasn't even a line at the register and it still took a good five minutes for a representative to get to me, another five minutes before he asked me if I really wanted to buy what I had put on the counter in front of him, another five to ask me that AGAIN, and about another ten to find the disc. Oh, and he also had to ask the manager how to check the balance on my gift card. Then he gave me the wrong disc (I was purchasing a used game), so I had to go back there a while later and ask them to replace it, which took probably a good ten minutes to do. The disc I then got was full of scratches and not everything even worked on it - I haven't bothered trying to return in.

    Last time I went to an EB (I think it was an EB, anyway... one of the places owned by the same guys as GameStop and managed the same exact braindead way), my girlfriend and I saw a cheap-as-butter movie bin, so we yanked out some really horrible-looking piece of tripe to make fun of later. A good twenty minutes of waiting in line later, and ten minutes after that of the guy behind the counter trying to find the disc, he said they "didn't have it".

    This doesn't make them look too great either: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameStop#Controversy

    Never setting foot into either place again myself, and quite frankly, if video game publishers want to sell something there exclusively, they're going to have to deal with people who would probably rather not involve themselves with those pits of misery and despair.

  19. #19
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    Location: Netherlands
    So is this exclusivity just for the US, and will Europe get the LE in stores like play.com? Or is the LE another US-only deal? (god I hate those)

  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshibu View Post
    So is this exclusivity just for the US, and will Europe get the LE in stores like play.com? Or is the LE another US-only deal? (god I hate those)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Article
    The limited edition is coming to the UK and Europe, but details on that are to be announced.
    .

  21. #21
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    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Isn't the UK in Europe...?

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    Not if we can help it!

  23. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    .
    Oh. I see. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjossi View Post
    Isn't the UK in Europe...?
    The UK resents that notion.

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    I don't know if I'll get it. An artbook would have added a lot compared to a figurine.

    Ah well.

  25. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjossi View Post
    Isn't the UK in Europe...?
    They're in denial.

    I don't particularly like the sound of "details for Europe's LE yet to be announced". I'm afraid it'll be released months later, or something like that. However, for Americans really unwilling to deal with EB/Gamestop, I guess you could import it from here, though that will be very expensive.

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