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The unOFFICIAL Art Book Pre-Order Thread


#871 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10381 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:28 AM

It's pretty packed. As in I can't tell it's missing 100 or whatever pages from the Japanese version because this one feels pretty damn thorough.

I don't really mind it tbh. Wish it was hard cover though. :lol: 

 

I mainly got The Art of Persona 5 in English because I have the other artbooks in English and I might as well keep it consistent. 



#872 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6108 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

i ordered Bloodborne artbook last night. hope it doesnt come damaged



#873 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12575 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

Udon sale is live for those who forgot. Decided to get Soul Calibur and Dark Souls II.


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#874 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   591 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

Udon sale is live for those who forgot. Decided to get Soul Calibur and Dark Souls II.


The daily special for today from 12-3pm est is 50% off artbooks FYI.

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#875 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4127 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:55 AM

A few video game artbook deals that are part of Right Stuf's Holiday Sale:

- The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - $20.00
- Ys: The Art Book - $22.50
- The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies - $22.50
- The Art of Overwatch - $26.77

They also have the usual deeply discounted manga, anime, etc. deals, including a Danganronpa manga bundle and an Overwatch comics anthology.
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#876 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6108 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:42 AM

The daily special for today from 12-3pm est is 50% off artbooks FYI.

damn i missed it.



#877 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

damn i missed it.

You didn't miss much, but I did grab two books I had been eyeing for a few years, and at the 50% off, I saved about $20 total. If I didn't already have most of what was being offered, I for sure would have done better. Now to wait and see how well they are shipped, as damages and CS is the true test of the actual "deal". LOL



#878 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4127 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

15 more artbooks added to the Right Stuf Holiday Sale.

 

All artbooks on sale. Most of them are 50% off.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:57 AM

Amazon has $5 off $15 book purchases with code BOOKGIFT17

Expires Dec. 14th

 

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#880 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10381 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:46 AM

I wish Shovel Knight was still 20.

#881 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2228 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:55 AM

I wish Shovel Knight was still 20.

Damn the Phoenix Wright Artbook jumped too. 

 

I just saw the comments about Udon's Black Friday deals this year and yeah they sucked. Last year I bought 2-3 books from them and regretted passing on a couple others and told myself I would a lot next Black Friday. I ended up buying nothing.


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#882 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:41 PM

Damn the Phoenix Wright Artbook jumped too. 

 

I just saw the comments about Udon's Black Friday deals this year and yeah they sucked. Last year I bought 2-3 books from them and regretted passing on a couple others and told myself I would a lot next Black Friday. I ended up buying nothing.

Yeah, the BF deals where a joke, as the base prices where full retail, so even with the 20 % discount, most could be had cheaper other places(Amazon & BN). I did grab two books on Cyber Monday once 50% off happened, so I saved a little over $20. While not as amazing as past years have been, I still was able to get a few books. If I already didn't own most Udon's softcover books, I could have done much better.



#883 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2228 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

Yeah, the BF deals where a joke, as the base prices where full retail, so even with the 20 % discount, most could be had cheaper other places(Amazon & BN). I did grab two books on Cyber Monday once 50% off happened, so I saved a little over $20. While not as amazing as past years have been, I still was able to get a few books. If I already didn't own most Udon's softcover books, I could have done much better.

Damn I didn't know they did half off on Cyber Monday. Oh well.


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#884 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   907 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:59 PM

Amazon has $5 off $15 book purchases with code BOOKGIFT17

Expires Dec. 14th

 

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Thanks for letting me know about this!  I was expecting to see this during Black Friday weekend, but better late than never!  I finally ordered the hardcover of The Dark Knight III: Master Race.


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#885 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for letting me know about this!  I was expecting to see this during Black Friday weekend, but better late than never!  I finally ordered the hardcover of The Dark Knight III: Master Race.

It did happen, as I got a book a few weeks back with it, but it's active in my account again, so I'm grabbing another one. 



#886 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   907 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

Wasn't it $5 off a $20 book purchase over Black Friday weekend?  This is better!


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#887 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3180 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:33 PM

https://www.kickstar...e-ultimate-book

 

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Kickstarter is up for Gamecube Anthology. I have the N64 and PS Anthologies. Both are very well done.


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#888 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

https://www.kickstar...e-ultimate-book

 

Kickstarter is up for Gamecube Anthology. I have the N64 and PS Anthologies. Both are very well done.

Damn, these guys are  Fuck ing killing me. LOL

 

I left the house to take my son to school, and completely missed the early bird for the ultimate edition. As they sent the email right as I was leaving. Oh well, shit happens I guess. They normally offer some dual sets to save on shipping, as I normally grab those, so I can flip the extra, and cover my books cost. So I'll wait a day or two and see what they add to the campaign.

 

Yeah, I just got my Playstation Anthology a few days back, and it's top shelf as well. I'm actually waiting on a replacement order, as my copies arrived damaged, but still an excellent purchase.

 

EDIT: It looks like this was up long before they sent me an email, so I had probably already missed out, or was very close. No big deal, as I like supporting these guys, as their books are amazing!



#889 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10381 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

Does Barnes and Noble pricematch their own online store or nah?

#890 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:01 PM

Does Barnes and Noble pricematch their own online store or nah?

Nope, but I order online all the time, and when books arrive damaged, I swap them out at the local stores. Kind of a pain, as their online prices are mostly to go against Amazon, so they don't match those prices at the store level.



#891 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10381 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

:/

#892 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

:/

Well, it looks like they started earlier this month price matching a few days for membership buyers, but based on this, it's over. And it seemed a very YMMV type deal. https://the-digital-...tching-website/

 

I'm a member, and they always give out 20%-30% off bonuses for use in store(and online). But as I stated, I just buy online, as shipping is free for members, then if I have any issues, I just swap it out. I actually just got the Undisputed Street Fighter deluxe edition book from them for $55. It was matching Amazon price at the time, and I had a 20% bonus card, so I got a pretty sweet deal.

 

If you buy a lot of books, or magazines, the membership is worth the $25 per year cost, but otherwise, not so much. As books are normally always slightly cheaper on Amazon, and of course if you have Prime, your already set.



#893 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10381 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

Not worth it as much to me. I don't buy books all the time anymore. 

 

I honestly would do a pick up in store option if they had it



#894 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5605 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

https://www.kickstar...e-ultimate-book

 

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Kickstarter is up for Gamecube Anthology. I have the N64 and PS Anthologies. Both are very well done.

Just a heads up, but the Gamecube Anthology only has a few days left over at KS. I know most wait on cheaper alternatives(this is CAG after all), but this campaign has the "Ultimate Edition", which is exclusive to KS. If anyone has an interest in that edition, now would be the time to grab it. These guys books are amazing, and well worth the full asking price if you can afford it.



#895 Vogyn   MMO Junkie CAGiversary!   670 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

I would love these. Is there a clear difference between Classic and Collector's? Worth or just go with Classic set, thinking of getting all 3.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

Just a heads up, but the Gamecube Anthology only has a few days left over at KS. I know most wait on cheaper alternatives(this is CAG after all), but this campaign has the "Ultimate Edition", which is exclusive to KS. If anyone has an interest in that edition, now would be the time to grab it. These guys books are amazing, and well worth the full asking price if you can afford it.


Damn that’s awesome looking, had to grab it

#897 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

I saw he did a box art version for the n64 one too and I ordered it through amazon, was there one for the PlayStation as well?

#898 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3180 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

I saw he did a box art version for the n64 one too and I ordered it through amazon, was there one for the PlayStation as well?

Unfortunately, the English PS version didn't have a separate box art book. There's also a 3 volume French version, but I'm not sure if that has all the box art either. Here's a comment from Kickstarter explaining the differences:

 

The difference between this version and the trilogy is a very simple, yet very big change. In this book, it appears to only have the interviews and history of the PlayStation, in chronological order. This would be OK in a vacuum.

However, the trilogy did things a lot differently. The trilogy was a chronological recount of the history of the PlayStation as well, but at the end of each volume, there would be reviews for almost every game on the PlayStation, with each book covering a specific timespan of the system.

Book 1 did every game from 1994 to 1997. 
Book 2 did every game in 1998 & 1999. 
Book 3 did every game from 2000 to 2006.

This was the biggest reason I wanted the books in English. The database of games with English blurbs would have been an invaluable resource whenever I decided to go treasure hunting in the PlayStation library, but with this only being one volume and only having the interviews, I don't really want the book anymore, especially after the effort that was made in translating the N64 anthology in it's completion.

I chipped in 5 euro anyway, because I do believe these guys do good work, but I can't avoid the fact that I am extremely disappointed.


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#899 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

Unfortunately, the English PS version didn't have a separate box art book. There's also a 3 volume French version, but I'm not sure if that has all the box art either. Here's a comment from Kickstarter explaining the differences:

The difference between this version and the trilogy is a very simple, yet very big change. In this book, it appears to only have the interviews and history of the PlayStation, in chronological order. This would be OK in a vacuum.

However, the trilogy did things a lot differently. The trilogy was a chronological recount of the history of the PlayStation as well, but at the end of each volume, there would be reviews for almost every game on the PlayStation, with each book covering a specific timespan of the system.

Book 1 did every game from 1994 to 1997.
Book 2 did every game in 1998 & 1999.
Book 3 did every game from 2000 to 2006.

This was the biggest reason I wanted the books in English. The database of games with English blurbs would have been an invaluable resource whenever I decided to go treasure hunting in the PlayStation library, but with this only being one volume and only having the interviews, I don't really want the book anymore, especially after the effort that was made in translating the N64 anthology in it's completion.

I chipped in 5 euro anyway, because I do believe these guys do good work, but I can't avoid the fact that I am extremely disappointed.


Ah okay, then I’ll avoid getting it for now, Especially since there’s no art box edition, since I backed GameCube on KS and was able to snag an n64 one. I’d rather have them all match

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:19 PM

Ah okay, then I’ll avoid getting it for now, Especially since there’s no art box edition, since I backed GameCube on KS and was able to snag an n64 one. I’d rather have them all match

Yeah, it sucks the Playstation book didn't have all the content from the previous French volumes, but they could always offer a slipcase and extra volumes later. I guess doing all that in one volume would have been to much in size and cost. Hopefully if the content is good, they will come up with some way to offer them later.

 

Bitmap Books has done at least one book like that, where they decided to have an extra volume after the first, and offered a slipcase to store both when the second volume was offered. The slipcase isn't a huge deal, as there is only so many books you can fit like that. I guess if the missing content could fit in one extra book, it could be possible, but if it takes more than one, probably not a good idea.