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Author:   D-G
Date:   Jan 25, 13 at 2:15pm (PST)
Subject:   Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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Well, today I happened to see that Colonial Marines is available for pre-order online.

I already have a pre-order with GAME. I have no idea what comes with it.

Anyway, SEGA have two versions of the game on their website.
http://www.sega.co.uk/alienscolonialmarines/?t=EnglishUK

Limited edition and Collector's Edition.

You need to pay double the normal price for the latter, and it seems to be the only way to get two of the weapons. The plasma rifle and "ball breaker".

The Limited edition also has extra weapons. Ripley's duct taped pulse rifle and flamethrower, for one.

The version of Steam has an extra weapon too, the "SHARP" harpoon launcher.

The SEGA website doesn't mention the SHARP harpoon launcher.

Steam doesn't mention the other weapons and doesn't have the collector's edition. Presumably because it comes with a lot of physical crap like plastic figurines.

WTF?

I don't know what to buy. They screwed up here.



Author:   D-G
Date:   Jan 26, 13 at 2:51am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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Holy crap, not a single reply?

Sorry for the double post but I was hoping for some input/advice.



Author:   Fortitudo
Date:   Jan 26, 13 at 6:55am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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...Wut?

They are just making things confusing but its most likely that these guns may be released later on as DLC anyway. That's what most companies do with pre-order bonuses these days.



Author:   BlackLabel
Date:   Jan 26, 13 at 7:18am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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Yeah sounds like they are splitting up the pre-order crap which is a really bad business practice. It's clear that Sega want you to buy it direct through them as it has the best content so they gimp the content for the other stores, but where this plan fails is it screws players that buy through Sega as they miss out on weapons as well. Personally just go for the one with the weapon that sounds the coolest/has the best price and hope they release the weapons as a DLC later on.



Author:   Strawberryclock
Date:   Jan 26, 13 at 7:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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DLC and preorder stuff is horseshit man.

Total horseshit.



Author:   D-G
Date:   Jan 26, 13 at 9:11am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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It is indeed horseshit.

I'm also not amused by most of the pulse rifles in the game being replaced by a shittier "MK2" pulse rifle with a tiny magazine. Why do that? WHY?

Oh also I just went to GAME and it seems that they're charging £45 for their own special edition which is basically Limited edition plus a crappy shotgun weapon and an EXP boost.

lol £45. I don't think so GAME. I don't think so at all.



Author:   Fortitudo
Date:   Jan 27, 13 at 6:32am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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quote D-G
It is indeed horseshit.

I'm also not amused by most of the pulse rifles in the game being replaced by a shittier "MK2" pulse rifle with a tiny magazine. Why do that? WHY?

Oh also I just went to GAME and it seems that they're charging £45 for their own special edition which is basically Limited edition plus a crappy shotgun weapon and an EXP boost.

lol £45. I don't think so GAME. I don't think so at all.
GAME are usually good people. Far Cry 3's Lost Expeditions was good and i heard that was a GAME exclusive.



Author:   Pedigree
Date:   Jan 27, 13 at 6:38am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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Why not just buy any of the pre-order then just download the rest (illegally)?



Author:   Ultimaodin
Date:   Jan 27, 13 at 8:39am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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I don't mind multiple collector editions like The Last of Us, but games where it splits actual game content is bloody stupid. I hate that collector editions have 'extra content'. Stuff like bonus maps and such just feels unfair, and extra guns just feels like it's giving you a cheat/hack advantage over others.
Remember when collectors editions came with custom controllers, art books, figurines, sound track, posters and books detailing extra facts about the world?



Author:   D-G
Date:   Jan 27, 13 at 8:51am (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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quote Pedigree
Why not just buy any of the pre-order then just download the rest (illegally)?
The content you mean? How would you even do that?
I suppose maybe it's possible if they give you codes to activate it.

Then again if that's the case why not just SELL THE DAMN CODES INDIVIDUALLY?

Anyhow, I ordered the game on GetGaming because I got a decent discount on it.

£24 is a lot better than £45, GAME...



Author:   Pedigree
Date:   Jan 27, 13 at 5:18pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Aliens Colonial Marines: Bullshit involving pre-order
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quote D-G
quote Pedigree
Why not just buy any of the pre-order then just download the rest (illegally)?
The content you mean? How would you even do that?
I suppose maybe it's possible if they give you codes to activate it.

Then again if that's the case why not just SELL THE DAMN CODES INDIVIDUALLY?

Anyhow, I ordered the game on GetGaming because I got a decent discount on it.

£24 is a lot better than £45, GAME...
I dunno how they're selling them but if they're not contents, you can just download every version that you don't have yet. lol


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