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#361 NuclearPorkchop

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

My problem is everyone is bitching about digital content, but yet almost the entire Borderlands 2 UE is digital content but that's ok.


You didn't technically reply to me, but because you posted right after me, I felt it necessary to point out that the above statement doesn't apply to me in the least. Take it as you will, but I didn't pre-order Borderlands 2 either (any edition), and in general consider digital-only pre-order/special edition bonuses not an incentive for purchase (this is mostly for cosmetic & arguably superfluous content like: golden guns, multiplayer unlocks, etc).

I had actually forgotten that the movies were included in a 2-disc bluray set, and that the soundtrack was ELEVEN DISCS.

With that said, my opinion has certainly shifted from when I last posted, and I now feel that there's a lot to be had in the set. My opinion on the subjective quality/value in what was chosen to BE included has not changed, but the item-per-dollar amount is a lot more well rounded than I had previously thought. I hope these hold their value, and are awesome, just to prove cynical bastards like me wrong.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

My problem is everyone is bitching about digital content, but yet almost the entire Borderlands 2 UE is digital content but that's ok. The bobblehead in that vs. the Ryu statue cancel each other out, both have artbooks, and the belt/box/certificate of authenticity cancel out the Steelbook.


You forgot to mention the loot chest itself. You're pretty much talking about the $100 Borderlands 2 edition, which is still more value. And the physical game is still worth $60 at the time of release, unlike the older games included in the SF set.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

Anyone recall how many MGS HD Collection LE's were made for the EU? I'm curious to know how many of those were made compared to this collection.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

You forgot to mention the loot chest itself. You're pretty much talking about the $100 Borderlands 2 edition, which is still more value. And the physical game is still worth $60 at the time of release, unlike the older games included in the SF set.


OK the $150 version gets you a gigantic chest that will sit in people's closets, a Steelbook, and some "exclusive" DLC; those are the only differences between that and the $100 version. I'll take my 11 disc soundtrack and 2-disc Blu-Ray set instead but to each their own.

I also see that exclusive DLC being available for pay down the road, probably a month later when they release the Mecromancer character. Almost every CE with "exclusive" digital game content releases it for pay to everyone else later.

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#365 Turbojugend

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

I should be getting the artbook (and nothing else) delivered soon as one of my pieces is in there. I'll post pics if/when it shows up. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

You didn't technically reply to me, but because you posted right after me, I felt it necessary to point out that the above statement doesn't apply to me in the least. Take it as you will, but I didn't pre-order Borderlands 2 either (any edition), and in general consider digital-only pre-order/special edition bonuses not an incentive for purchase (this is mostly for cosmetic & arguably superfluous content like: golden guns, multiplayer unlocks, etc).

I had actually forgotten that the movies were included in a 2-disc bluray set, and that the soundtrack was ELEVEN DISCS.

With that said, my opinion has certainly shifted from when I last posted, and I now feel that there's a lot to be had in the set. My opinion on the subjective quality/value in what was chosen to BE included has not changed, but the item-per-dollar amount is a lot more well rounded than I had previously thought. I hope these hold their value, and are awesome, just to prove cynical bastards like me wrong.


No I wasn't replying directly to you. I'm just amazed by how much people in general are crazy for the $150 version of Borderlands 2 while the SF collection is vastly superior IMO and people are just treating it like 2nd rate. Maybe if Borderlands 2 UE had at least a soundtrack my venom wouldn't be as great ...

Also if you're getting Borderlands 2 at all you should definately preorder it somewhere. You get an extra character on October 16 for free, otherwise it's $10. And you get all the extra guns/items for the preorder as well.

Edited by MSUHitman, 12 September 2012 - 04:01 PM.

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#367 NuclearPorkchop

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:30 PM

No I wasn't replying directly to you. I'm just amazed by how much people in general are crazy for the $150 version of Borderlands 2 while the SF collection is vastly superior IMO and people are just treating it like 2nd rate. Maybe if Borderlands 2 UE had at least a soundtrack my venom wouldn't be as great ...

Also if you're getting Borderlands 2 at all you should definately preorder it somewhere. You get an extra character on October 16 for free, otherwise it's $10. And you get all the extra guns/items for the preorder as well.


I'm still working my way (slowly) thru the DLC missions in the first game in couch Co-op, so I can wait until the inevitable GOTY/Complete edition rolls around. Plus, pre-order guns/items in a game with supposedly bajilions of them already is lame IMO. Chances are, they're either going to be completely OP, or worthless a few hours in. The Mechromancer class sounds exactly like the kind of thing that should just be included with all new copies of the game (my preferred incentive for buying new titles over used), but as a pre-order bonus it rubs me the wrong way. Plus, ya know, the backlog....wouldn't get to play it until waaaaay after release anyhow lol.

Back on topic...kinda...I think most people are skeptical/jaded on the subject of high-priced CE's because:

A.)Almost all collector's editions these days drop in price ridiculously fast, especially the high dollar ones, which lowers the perceived value of ALL collector's editions substantially. (exceptions being maybe Diablo 3 + The Witcher 2 Black Edition? Those are the two that I can think of off the top of my head that are still really high)

B.)This is a re-release of previously existing games that are ALL currently offered on current gen. platforms.

Like I said, I hope the physical stuff ends up being really cool. This batch of stuff doesn't really interest me, save for the soundtrack, so I decided to pass.

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#368 MSUHitman

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:44 AM

Unboxing video by someone else, you can see my comments on the YT page of his video. :)


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#369 MSUHitman

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

I'm still working my way (slowly) thru the DLC missions in the first game in couch Co-op, so I can wait until the inevitable GOTY/Complete edition rolls around. Plus, pre-order guns/items in a game with supposedly bajilions of them already is lame IMO. Chances are, they're either going to be completely OP, or worthless a few hours in. The Mechromancer class sounds exactly like the kind of thing that should just be included with all new copies of the game (my preferred incentive for buying new titles over used), but as a pre-order bonus it rubs me the wrong way. Plus, ya know, the backlog....wouldn't get to play it until waaaaay after release anyhow lol.

Back on topic...kinda...I think most people are skeptical/jaded on the subject of high-priced CE's because:

A.)Almost all collector's editions these days drop in price ridiculously fast, especially the high dollar ones, which lowers the perceived value of ALL collector's editions substantially. (exceptions being maybe Diablo 3 + The Witcher 2 Black Edition? Those are the two that I can think of off the top of my head that are still really high)

B.)This is a re-release of previously existing games that are ALL currently offered on current gen. platforms.

Like I said, I hope the physical stuff ends up being really cool. This batch of stuff doesn't really interest me, save for the soundtrack, so I decided to pass.


The Mecromancer is available w/o preorder, but it costs $10 when it comes out in a month. It's Gearbox's way of rewarding its biggest fans/kinda sorta fight against used games w/o having an online pass. If you wait a year or so for the GotY edition, I'm sure the Mecromancer will be included. Which is worse: the Mecromancer being free for preorders/pay without, or 2K holding the All-Star game hostage for NBA 2K12/2K13 preorders or having to pay $5/10. This seems to be the way they're going to fight used game sales so they can say they aren't doing online passes.

The most valuable CE of this gen IMO (in no particular order) are:
World of Warcraft original release CE
Diablo 3 CE
ME 1 CE (Gamestop.com exclusive in US)
Tales of Vesperia CE (Game Crazy/Amazon.com exclusive in US)
Witcher 2 Dark Edition
Kingdoms of Amalur (had to be preordered direct from 38 Studios, only a couple thousand made.)

Some other individual items from CE are still valuable, even though the game itself isn't. The coin from the Oblivion CE still sells for $50 online. The anime/soundtrack set from the PS3 SF 4 CE is still really rare since it sold out.

We'll see where Borderlands 2 UE and SF 25th Anniversary end up. If you want to see the Borderlands UE unboxing, there's 2 or 3 videos in the international preorder thread now.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

The Mecromancer is available w/o preorder, but it costs $10 when it comes out in a month. It's Gearbox's way of rewarding its biggest fans/kinda sorta fight against used games w/o having an online pass. If you wait a year or so for the GotY edition, I'm sure the Mecromancer will be included. Which is worse: the Mecromancer being free for preorders/pay without, or 2K holding the All-Star game hostage for NBA 2K12/2K13 preorders or having to pay $5/10. This seems to be the way they're going to fight used game sales so they can say they aren't doing online passes.

The most valuable CE of this gen IMO are:
World of Warcraft original release CE
Diablo 3 CE
ME 1 CE (Gamestop.com exclusive in US)
Tales of Vesperia CE (Game Crazy/Amazon.com exclusive in US)
Witcher 2 Dark Edition
Kingdoms of Amalur (had to be preordered direct from 38 Studios, only a couple thousand made.)

Some other individual items from CE are still valuable, even though the game itself isn't. The coin from the Oblivion CE still sells for $50 online. The anime/soundtrack set from the PS3 SF 4 CE is still really rare since it sold out.

We'll see where Borderlands 2 UE and SF 25th Anniversary end up. If you want to see the Borderlands UE unboxing, there's 2 or 3 videos in the international preorder thread now.


Your list is wrong.. no way Diablo III clocks in at the second most valuable CE of this generation.. you ommitted a few and kept others that shouldn't even be in the top 20.

I know you have a hard on for Street Fighter but let it go...... typically valuable and rare go hand in hand and the game is still widely available for preorder everywhere.

People are generally excited for Borderlands 2; not so much for the 29th iteration of a milked out franchise

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

Your list is wrong.. no way Diablo III clocks in at the second most valuable CE of this generation.. you ommitted a few and kept others that shouldn't even be in the top 20.

I know you have a hard on for Street Fighter but let it go...... typically valuable and rare go hand in hand and the game is still widely available for preorder everywhere.

People are generally excited for Borderlands 2; not so much for the 29th iteration of a milked out franchise


I wasn't listing them in any order, just what I could think of in terms of the PC ones, or the ones I own which are most of the console ones on that list (just not Witcher 2 Dark or KoA, and I had ME 1 CE before but sold it earlier this year.)

Most of the mass produced ones have dropped in price either b/c of supply or lack of interest. What super valuable ones did I forget out of curiosity's sake?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

I wasn't listing them in any order, just what I could think of in terms of the PC ones, or the ones I own which are most of the console ones on that list (just not Witcher 2 Dark or KoA, and I had ME 1 CE before but sold it earlier this year.)

Most of the mass produced ones have dropped in price either b/c of supply or lack of interest. What super valuable ones did I forget out of curiosity's sake?


In no particular order

Bioshock CE
Dead Space CE
Demon's Souls CE
Uncharted 2 Fortunate Hunter
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)
Crysis Nano Edition

#373 NuclearPorkchop

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

Stuff and things etc etc


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The AVP Hunter Edition sets are pretty spendy for a complete/new copy nowadays.

Really wish I had picked up one from that Newegg sale :cry:. I still managed to swap my regular case for LE steelbook one @ Gamestop, so at least I have that, hehe.

Let us know how the Statue etc is, btw.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

The unboxing looks neat. Might think twice and just buy it already. i like a good, quality CE, even if the quality is subjective.
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#375 MSUHitman

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

In no particular order

Bioshock CE
Dead Space CE
Demon's Souls CE
Uncharted 2 Fortunate Hunter
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)
Crysis Nano Edition


Oh yeah forgot about most of those. I guess Uncharted 2 is king of the hill, right?

Actually didn't realize Crysis 1 & Dead Space 1 had CE's. Didn't Mirror's Edge have one that came with the bag or something?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

Oh yeah forgot about most of those. I guess Uncharted 2 is king of the hill, right?

Actually didn't realize Crysis 1 & Dead Space 1 had CE's. Didn't Mirror's Edge have one that came with the bag or something?



^ I think that is actually Crysis 2 nano edition. I think there were retailer specific bonuses for Mirror Edge that are now worth some money; I think one was a steelbook and the other was the bag you are referring to.

Unfortunately most of those are were before I started collecting and the reason they are valuable now is that the print number was so low and that they weren't available at most retailers... and the Fortunate Hunter edition was part of a contest with very few made.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

^ I think that is actually Crysis 2 nano edition. I think there were retailer specific bonuses for Mirror Edge that are now worth some money; I think one was a steelbook and the other was the bag you are referring to.

Unfortunately most of those are were before I started collecting and the reason they are valuable now is that the print number was so low and that they weren't available at most retailers... and the Fortunate Hunter edition was part of a contest with very few made.


Yeah there was only about 100 made of Uncharted 2 CE and the last few times I saw it sell for $1-$2K.

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#378 mr_burnzz

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Almost release day. Most of you guys still bailing on it? I was considering it but decided to stick with it. I'd kill myself if I didn't own that sweet box with ryu busting a shoryuken outta there. Really looking forward to finally playing sf tekken and getting those music cds as well. I was going to cancel and just get it later on but there's always a small risk of going OOS. Probably not but I still need it immediately! I can get some of the money back selling the games I own like alphas and hd remix.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

I really wanted the OSTs, but I should save the money, so I ended up canceling mine (for now). I may try to grab it later.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Picking mine up tonight at the borderlands 2 midnight launch lol.

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I really wanted the OSTs, but I should save the money, so I ended up canceling mine (for now). I may try to grab it later.


same here, i cancelled too. I wanted all the extras (statue, CD's, movies, etc) but the main problem was I already own all those games.

Not only that but Amazon just started collecting tax in California this past Saturday, so the CAG in me did not want to pay an extra $15 for sales tax.

hopefully this set drops in price like how the Catherine Limited preorder box set turned out not to be so "limited" after all. I'd be happy to pick this up for $100 but $165 (with tax factored in) just seems too steep, especially when Capcom is double, triple or even quadruple dipping with some of these games.

I feel like I've already bought Street Fighter 4, three times already!
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Canceled the order I had a while back. I want it...but I want it cheaper. If I miss it, I miss it.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

same here, i cancelled too. I wanted all the extras (statue, CD's, movies, etc) but the main problem was I already own all those games.

Not only that but Amazon just started collecting tax in California this past Saturday, so the CAG in me did not want to pay an extra $15 for sales tax.

hopefully this set drops in price like how the Catherine Limited preorder box set turned out not to be so "limited" after all. I'd be happy to pick this up for $100 but $165 (with tax factored in) just seems too steep, especially when Capcom is double, triple or even quadruple dipping with some of these games.

I feel like I've already bought Street Fighter 4, three times already!
Capcom doesn't make it easy on us Street Fighter fans.


I hear you but since this is limited to only 30,000 units split between the ps3 and 360 versions I'd rather have it now and if it does go down in price the oh well. I'm not really getting this for SfXT or SSF4 AE I have those already but rather for the soundtrack, documentary, the the digital games which I don't have (esp., the alpha series which can be transferred over to my vita). Amazon tax has been with us in NY for a while and its annoying, luckily the personal gold box deal made this purchase more viable.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:27 PM

I hear you but since this is limited to only 30,000 units split between the ps3 and 360 versions I'd rather have it now and if it does go down in price the oh well. I'm not really getting this for SfXT or SSF4 AE I have those already but rather for the soundtrack, documentary, the the digital games which I don't have (esp., the alpha series which can be transferred over to my vita). Amazon tax has been with us in NY for a while and its annoying, luckily the personal gold box deal made this purchase more viable.



As long as it is still available in the capcom store (it is) I wouldn't really worry about it selling out. Every retailer that intially carried it still appears to be carrying it. I know it has a relatively small print size but 30,000 units at $150 a piece for a compliation (versus a new release) is still a lot.

I'm sure it will eventually sell out but I don't see that happening for at least a few weeks

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

So glad I cancelled. I just checked Amazon and you can order up to 999 copies.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

In no particular order

Bioshock CE
Dead Space CE
Demon's Souls CE
Uncharted 2 Fortunate Hunter
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)
Crysis Nano Edition


I have all but the uncharted 2. Maybe now I can be rich! Nope, still keeping them.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

Why would you spend $150 clams on something that is a subpar product and mostly just dlc codes?!?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

So glad I cancelled. I just checked Amazon and you can order up to 999 copies.


How do you check that? Curious;)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

Why would you spend $150 clams on something that is a subpar product and mostly just dlc codes?!?


How Exactly is this a subpar product?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

duh, obviously its subpar cause it's a capcom product *nudge nudge wink wink* Sorry, had to do an average CAG impression there.