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#1 Nephlabobo

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:39 AM

I think I'm probably going to cave and get the LE version of the game, because I want the soundtrack.

Can I walk in and plunk down money for a pre-order anywhere (IE EB Games), or do I need to order it specially?

#2 Rex

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:47 AM

EB Games is taking pre-orders for the LE, and a few might still have the bonus SAGAS disc available. Ask about the disc when you place your pre-order!

#3 kathos

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:46 AM

I'll be plunking down for the LE too. I can't help it! The cover art looks way weird on the regular.
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#4 trippingmartian

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:13 AM

Any word on whether or not Canada gets the art book with a pre-order?

#5 Ranzo

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:16 AM

yes, my store has art books in shipment

#6 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:43 PM

Does anyone know if the LE will be extremely limited/hard to get? I pre-ordered it around the first week of April and was wondering if I stand a good chance of getting a copy. I'm going to show up at opening time just in case they start giving them away to anyone who walks in. I've heard that's their new policy with pre-orders, to just sell them to whoever.

#7 Usuyami

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:25 PM

Does anyone know if the LE will be extremely limited/hard to get? I pre-ordered it around the first week of April and was wondering if I stand a good chance of getting a copy. I'm going to show up at opening time just in case they start giving them away to anyone who walks in. I've heard that's their new policy with pre-orders, to just sell them to whoever.


I'm going to guess it'll be as hard to get as GTAIV: LE, which is not very hard, as long as you have the money.

#8 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

Hope that's true. This LE is only available through one store though, so that may change things. I figure if I get there when they open there's nothing much that could go wrong aside from them having really limited numbers and I didn't make the cut somehow.

#9 danthemightyone

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:16 AM

For those MGS maniacs, if you preordered MGS4 with EB, they now have the preorder bonus artbook. Go grab it!

Also find a $5 off MGS4 Limited Edition guidebook coupon within the artbook. It expires on July 7th but EB has no information about it. They need to have SKU in their system for preorder.... :(



As for the LE, I think it's not going to be super scarce. Look at what they are doing with Limited Edition 40GB console (gun metal).....


#10 Firestorm

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:20 AM

Does anyone know if the LE will be extremely limited/hard to get? I pre-ordered it around the first week of April and was wondering if I stand a good chance of getting a copy. I'm going to show up at opening time just in case they start giving them away to anyone who walks in. I've heard that's their new policy with pre-orders, to just sell them to whoever.


Well, the Metal Gear Solid 3: Substance Limited Edition is worth a few hundred dollars on eBay. I think this one is less limited though so you should be fine.

#11 Icetron

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:43 AM

For those MGS maniacs, if you preordered MGS4 with EB, they now have the preorder bonus artbook. Go grab it!

Also find a $5 off MGS4 Limited Edition guidebook coupon within the artbook. It expires on July 7th but EB has no information about it. They need to have SKU in their system for preorder.... :(



As for the LE, I think it's not going to be super scarce. Look at what they are doing with Limited Edition 40GB console (gun metal).....


Did they call you for the artbook? I was at the EB I preordered at, but didn't know so I didn't ask.

#12 danthemightyone

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:48 AM

Did they call you for the artbook? I was at the EB I preordered at, but didn't know so I didn't ask.


Nope.

I called my eb right away when I saw Renzo's comment.

yes, my store has art books in shipment


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#13 Icetron

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:15 AM

Ah okay, thanks I'll go check with them tomorrow. ;)

#14 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:28 AM

That sucks, I thought they were going to give us the art book when we pick up the game.

#15 CaptainCharismaCCC

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:46 AM

the artbook is only for LE right?

I'm gonna check tmr as I preordered at an Eb further away from home, but I will be around volunteering so I'll check.

Danthemightyone???? is it the same thing as the book included in the LE box or is it a seperate entity>

#16 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:39 AM

They're talking about an art book that was Gamestop exclusive with a pre-order of the LE and was to be given out at the game's release. I guess they're giving it away early. It's not something that was in the LE box.

#17 trippingmartian

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:06 AM

yes, my store has art books in shipment

Sweet. I'll have to make sure I get mine then. I don't think very many other people ordered (if any).

#18 Usuyami

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:37 AM

Nice, I'll have to pick up my artbook. I'm a little conflicted on whether I want to keep the LE or just get the normal edition though. If I did cancel my pre-order with EB, would they want the free gifts back?

#19 danthemightyone

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:22 PM

Nice, I'll have to pick up my artbook. I'm a little conflicted on whether I want to keep the LE or just get the normal edition though. If I did cancel my pre-order with EB, would they want the free gifts back?


Some stores charge $0.01 for the free gifts so that they can track down who got what. If that's the case, they might ask your freebies back. Mine didn't even bother to ask anything. I just asked for it to a clerk who I've dealt with many times.


#20 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:59 PM

Aight my store has them, going to pick it up at lunch. Is it like a magazine style with soft cover or what? Thanks for the heads up, guys.

#21 danthemightyone

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Aight my store has them, going to pick it up at lunch. Is it like a magazine style with soft cover or what? Thanks for the heads up, guys.


That's what I received. Can't complain about freebies...


#22 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

I suppose so, we should be happy Canada got it at all. Thanks for the info.

I hate how you have to be so vigilant with these pre-order items and checking the status all the time, the book and the Saga DVD. They should call the people who have it pre-ordered when these things come in, or wait and give them out with the game. The store told me they were calling people when the Saga DVD was coming in but they never called me, I had to read about it online and managed to get one before they ran out. I'm not going to do any more pre-orders with EB, I consider them unreliable especially with their (at least Gamestop in the US) current policy of giving away pre-orders to anyone who walks in and if they run out, tough luck to those who actually did pre-order. Ugh!

Update: Got the book, thanks again.

#23 trippingmartian

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:38 AM

My local EB games manager denies any knowledge of such an art book. He probably sold it on eBay already! lol

#24 Icetron

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:58 AM

Asked at the EB I preordered MGS4 at, they didn't get anything in yet. I preordered the LE.

#25 TahoeMax

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:14 AM

I've had 2 LE's ordered for awhile now. Guess I'll have to pick up the books next time I'm around. I'll probably be canceling one, though, since I have a gun metal bundle ordered, too. Don't really think I'll be needing 3 LE's.

#26 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

Some additional information on the art book, I had a family member pick it up for me and I had given them my pre-order receipt for the LE. The store employees didn't bother to verify that we had pre-ordered the game, they just handed out the book. So you should try to grab it ASAP because they probably aren't saving them for you. This was at Toronto Eaton Centre location.

#27 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 04:24 PM

I talked to an EB guy here in Kingston and he said that they hadn't been told to stop taking pre-orders for the LE. He said LE may be hard to get but the MGS PS3 bundle would be the rare item to get.

Also, the art book has a glossy stiff cover, it's not like a magazine. It's pretty slick.

#28 Iron_Lung

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:21 PM

What stores are you guys getting the art books at?

I just called mine and they told me you can only get the art book when you pick up the game. I don't mind the wait, but I want to make sure I actually get it, I've been screwed out of EB pre-order items before. I'd hate for one employee to think you have to wait, and other just giving them away beforehand so they run out.

#29 imcrazy

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

I picked mine up today. Regent Ave location.

#30 Iron_Lung

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:44 PM

Is that in Winnipeg, imcrazy?

Anyone get theirs in the Toronto area, other than Eaton Centre, which Solid-Snake-Eyes already mentioned?