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#631 Salamando3000

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

That too but I figured all the rest of the stuff would be in there. I think MK was the same way, the game was right next to the statue.


The way the CE is laid out implies to me that the game will be in a sleeve with the artbook. Looking at the image as provided, there two disc's present...the Gotham Knight disc and one inside the Artbook's cover. Since the album is digitally redeemed, only thing the artbook disc could be is the game disc.


#632 Br4inDead

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

I think that's where the other guy is thrown off. That is most likely the soundtrack cd.

edit: or not... cd is digital download. oh well. i'll eat my hat now. stupid if that indeed is like that.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:34 PM

im trying to think of a ce where the game didnt have a normal case..someone help me out lol
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:53 PM

I'm kinda glad that BAC CE isn't all that great so now I only have to justify buying the Uncharted 3 one. Yeah, I know it'll probably drop like a rock within weeks but I don't care. It's Uncharted 3 baby!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:31 PM

I consider myself a connoisseur of LE/CE's and that Batman one is great. You get a great statue, sure, it's not huge, but it's by Koto so it's quality. You get a soundtrack and if the music from the trailers are any indication, a lot of thought is going into a AAA soundtrack (I'm thinking Alan Wake quality, but I can only hope). Then you get the DVD, which is a retail release in itself. Then you get the DLC which is probably worth $10 or more by itself.....maybe more on ebay. The collectible packaging is hit and miss. I am not sure about how the statue integrates into the packaging with the drawer, but we'll see. And, I am not a fan of not including a normal retail release game box in CE's. But, again, I can live with it.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:33 PM

Sweet, thanks for the heads up on the AC Encyclopedia! I really want this, but is it worth close to $50? I gotta think about this one.

Between this, the CE's this fall, the Normandy replica from the Bioware store plus the ME artbook that was just listed.....that's a lot of money going to game-related stuff that isn't games. I need to prioritize.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:55 PM

Was anyone able to order the Batman CE on Amazon? It's showing unavailable right now.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:12 PM

Was anyone able to order the Batman CE on Amazon? It's showing unavailable right now.


They have not yet taken pre-orders. Only Best Buy and GS currently. Amazon will probably open up in a day or two.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:26 PM

I would also like to hear this from people. What makes a CE good/bad? To me, this CE is awesome, but I keep hearing people bash it. Why? Kotobukiya does great work on everything, and how can you tell the quality of the statue from a picture, anyway? Is it really a bad package, or just not what you were hoping for? I think people should think before they post rants about a product they have no experience with. Just my opinion, though...


A good CE would be things that have some sort of exclusivity in buying that package. I personally prefer physical products over anything that is digital. The statue it self is good, I'm not saying the quality is bad or anything, its from a highly recognizable company in terms of quality but the statue is about it in terms of exclusivity in the package. The music is a digital download and its not the soundtrack to the game. Its music by artists that have been inspired by the game. I would have appreciated a physical copy over this digital download because anyone can really just go to some torrent site and download the music. The DLC penguin map and the batman skin are just a time exclusive so everyone has access to it eventually. They should have made a challenge map or skin that is only available for the CE as some sort of thank you for buying the CE. There is no game case for the collectors edition according to this person on the official arkham city forums. If your a big enough Batman fan, you probably already own Gotham Knights in some sort of form so adding this into the package isn't really anything special. It doesn't come in an actual dvd case according to the picture so for those that don't already own it, its not like they can put it on their shelf. I guess the art book is the only other exclusive item. I also remember that the comics that link the two games would be included in the CE but I don't see any image to show that it is.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:41 PM

^agree with this, physical items ftw. in addition, i believe a good CE/LE/SE contains item exclusive to the game/franchise. already having 3 statue based ce's this year (batman ac, uncharted 3, infamous 2 -although props to sucker punch for including the bag-) kinda makes the ce's feel less special.

My favorite ce's from my personal collection are bioshock 2 (whose items directly correllate with the story/gameplay/time period), gow ultimate (franchise specific pandoras box relica), and assassins creed brotherhood codex edition (renaissance collectors chest and my favorite: the codex journal) because they contain items that could not be replicated in any other game's ce. I guess i'm saying that a ce with a figure of one of the main characters could be done for every game that comes out, but that would make them all less unique and that kills the collectors vibe. just my 2 cents.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:50 PM

Man, I was really excited when I heard there was a Batman CE. After the last one however I was a bit skeptical. That Batarang was such a disappointment when I opened it up.

But yeah, I agree that this is just a subpar CE. The statue is really the only worthwhile thing. The Art Book is not like a full sized book, it instead appears to be the cheap basic quality of the Gears 2 LE artbook that felt like the pages would fall out when you turned them. I wholeheartedly agree with Sephiroth as well on the DLC stuff. Early access?? If I am shelling out extra money for something I do not want it early, I want to have a special privilege and have only people who got the CE be able to obtain it. And finally, wtf is up with no real case? Why does this even exist? Oh, let me stack this poorly constructed art book with my games. No, I want a freaking case. We shell out $100 and the best they can do is put a sleeve in a cheap book?


Bah, I am sorry for the rant I am just thoroughly upset. At first glance I was excited because the statue looks good and I thought, wow that plus the other CE stuff is well worth $40 more... that is at least until I saw that none of the other CE stuff is really worth it at all...

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:57 PM

im trying to think of a ce where the game didnt have a normal case..someone help me out lol


Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe Kollector's Edition didn't come in a normal jewel case. It came in a sort of gatefold case with a small CD sized digipak sleeve inside.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:47 AM

I would also like to hear this from people. What makes a CE good/bad?


Personally speaking, a good CE is one that has content/addons that add to or enhance the lore of the game universe- or add to the players' immersion of the game universe. Here are some examples from my collection to illustrate what I mean:

  • Alan Wake CE: novel which has extra info about the characters/story- supposedly written by someone in-universe who visits Bright Falls after the story ends. Physical CD soundtrack with lossless audio. Thematic tie-in since the main character is a writer. The packaging is also a good tie-in since it's made to look like a book.
  • Bioshock 2 CE: vinyl record of original game's soundtrack. Good quality/worthwhile because it actually features more musical content from the original game than the previously-existing version of the soundtrack. Thematic tie-in owing to the retro/vintage setting of the game. Bioshock 2 soundtrack, again on physical CD. Thematic tie-in with the CD looking like another vinyl. High quality, large, and thick art book- and it includes nontrivial amounts of written text of commentary and anecdotes by the art/design team, not just a collection of pictures. Posters- again a good tie-in because of the posters/ads you see in-game. The UV secret messages are a little gimmicky but it doesn't detract from the whole.
  • Fallout 3 CE: retro tin lunchbox and bobblehead- both are items that can be found in-game so there is a good thematic tie-in. Art book is alright, is of decent length. Making of DVD isn't that special though.
  • Halo Reach (limited edition): Halsley's journal was well put together. Lots of additional "in-universe" content in the journal, also some really nice touches with the loose-leaf slip-ins like news clippings put in at certain dates in the journal. If you know where to look you can actually find the journal in-game too. Good thematic packaging, if a CE breaks the standard double-wide DVD case format, I like it to have nicely done/thematically relevant packaging.

Personally I don't really care for collectible statues or figurines, so the AC CEs and the Halo Reach legendary, etc. don't really appeal to me. The statues don't add to my immersion or appreciation of the game universe.

Stuff like that is the kinds of things I tend to go for. An upcoming example is the GoW3 limited edition. The cog meal and personal effects of Adam Fenix enhance the backstory or lore of the GoW universe, so even though I am not that interested int he game, I kind of have interest in getting it for the LE. The statue of the epic edition though, don't really care for.

im trying to think of a ce where the game didnt have a normal case..someone help me out lol


The CE for Star Trek Online had the game disc inside the art book. The back cover of the art book had a plastic CD holder in it kind of like half a jewel case, and the game disc was in there. Although it may not really count since STO is an MMO and you are supposed to download it to keep up with the latest content.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:00 AM

^^^I originally asked to see what people value (plus I would like to have a job product marketing and always like getting feedback), but doesn't the perceived value also depend on pricing?

Personally, I think the only CE that was worth MSRP was Bioshock 2. I also really like the Fallout NV CE, but I only paid $30 for it.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:10 AM

GODDAMNIT DO I LOVE THIS THREAD. Seriously, thanks much OP for the creation of this page. I'm a whore sucker for SE/LE/CE/Whatever the Fuck E's of games, and this thread has been the first one to bestow upon me the existence of several I never saw or do see reported elsewhere. Rock the Fuck on..!


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:53 AM

^^^I originally asked to see what people value (plus I would like to have a job product marketing and always like getting feedback), but doesn't the perceived value also depend on pricing?

Personally, I think the only CE that was worth MSRP was Bioshock 2. I also really like the Fallout NV CE, but I only paid $30 for it.


It really is to each their own. Every time a CE is announced there are people who are excited for it and will buy it day one, and there are people who say it is overpriced and only includes crap. For me, in addition to what is offered, the game is what matters to me. I love Fallout, so I bought both of those CEs, I am a huge Batman fan, so I'll get the CE for Arkham City. That said, I didn't pick up DCUO CE because I don't have interest in a MMORPG. If I ever find the CE for ~$20, I would probably pick it up for the Batman statue included with that.

I like what Sony has done where they include all retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses with their recent CE's(inFamous 2, LBP 2), but some people don't want DLC.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:27 AM

That was really insightful, guys! Hmmm, you've actually made me think about not getting it. Or just waiting...
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:29 AM

http://swgveterans.o...lectors-Edition

The above link details the collector's edition for Star Wars: The Old Republic. This hasn't been announced but supposedly it will be unveiled at Comic-Con. Rumor has it costing upwards of 200 USD, but hopefully not. This could be a fake because Bioware hasn't confirmed, but it looks legit.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:33 AM

The only CE worth MSRP to me are the ones for a game I'm literally hyped for. Paid MSRP for new vegas CE, and mortal kombat KE and TE (250 total) with no regrets after seeing all of these price drops.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:35 AM

http://swgveterans.o...lectors-Edition

The above link details the collector's edition for Star Wars: The Old Republic. This hasn't been announced but supposedly it will be unveiled at Comic-Con. Rumor has it costing upwards of 200 USD, but hopefully not. This could be a fake because Bioware hasn't confirmed, but it looks legit.


I. Want. That.
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#651 bdb2m

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:38 AM

I. Want. That.


Tell me about it. If that wasn't enough they are saying on the boards that there will be a 6 day head start for the collector's editon preorders.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:39 AM

Tell me about it. If that wasn't enough they are saying on the boards that there will be a 6 day head start for the collector's editon preorders.


You mean like it will release 6 days prior to the standard edition? I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#653 giantqtipz

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:41 AM

Old republic looks nice, but SWG pre NGE still tops it.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:42 AM

Old republic looks nice, but SWG pre NGE still tops it.


I'm sorry, but I have no idea what that means, lol!
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:42 AM

Sounds terrible.

I fucking hate this recent statue trend in CE's.


I think some of the statues are pretty cool. The trend of including playing cards in CE's is getting old imo. I have no interest in a deck of cards.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:44 AM

I think some of the statues are pretty cool. The trend of including playing cards in CE's is getting old imo. I have no interest in a deck of cards.


The FO:NV deck was pretty good, as it served as an artbook type thing as well. They all have different backs from the casinos, and the fronts have character art on each one. Very nice, IMO.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:46 AM

Old republic looks nice, but SWG pre NGE still tops it.


I guess that's a matter of opinion but I played pre-NGE and it wasn't bad but it certainly never topped EQ or WoW in terms of MMO's for me. I haven't played Old Republic but it seems pretty awesome. I guess we'll find out soon.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:47 AM

I'm sorry, but I have no idea what that means, lol!


SWG was the first star wars mmorpg. Probably the best mmorpg ever :D but that shouldn't stop you from buying the old republic CE!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:52 AM

I guess that's a matter of opinion but I played pre-NGE and it wasn't bad but it certainly never topped EQ or WoW in terms of MMO's for me. I haven't played Old Republic but it seems pretty awesome. I guess we'll find out soon.


Haha what I love about it is that you didn't have to engage in combat to fully experience the game. You can be an architect and just make homes.be a mayor and run your own city. Be a dancer and musician and entertain other players in the cantina to heal their mental fatigues. Even become a tailor or chef. There were like 40+ classes I think and only a few were combat classes.

It was like the sims, sims city, and star wars combined. I can't think of other mmorpgs with a concept like that. I've never tried WoW though but it seems combat heavy, so ill pass.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:11 AM

star wars old republic Collectors Bundle

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Product Description

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Explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose your class from a variety of classic Star Wars roles including Jedi Knight, Bounty Hunter, and Smuggler. Make decisions which define your personal story and determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force. Along the way you will befriend courageous companions who will fight at your side. Together, you will battle enemies in dynamic Star Wars combat, team up with other players to overcome incredible challenges and discover the wonders of the Star Wars galaxy in a fully-featured Massively Multiplayer Online Game.

Limited Collector's Edition Features

  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game disks in collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-quality Collector's Edition box
Limited Collector's Edition - Seven Additional Digital Items

  • Flare Gun: Fire flares into the air
  • Training Droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
  • HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
  • HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
  • STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky Droid to join your adventure
  • Exclusive Collector's Edition Store: Unique in-game vendor with an assortment of items

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