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The Last of Us (PS3) Survival Edition, Post-Pandemic Edition coming May 7th


#91 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

That was a pretty funny post. The same people that will get mad that you have to put down $25 on this very rare collectible edition that the reputable company Naughty Dog said will be extremely rare will not hesitate to give a crook in China $20 just to gamble with a .000001% chance of landing a PS Vita COD Bundle. If not, they will deal with eBay buyer protection for a few weeks. They have a better chance of running into Manti Te'o girlfriend than having that person deliver on the Vita.

This game looks to be a very strong candidate for GOTY and was one of the show stealers at E3. Naughty Dog is an amazing company and this could be the start of a brand new AAA franchise like Uncharted. If they said this was extremely limited, that is good enough for me. The pre-order was already sold out online and ND said it would ONLY be available in the U.S. and at Gamestop and extremely limited, so that screams rarity to me. I missed out on Dead Space Ultra Edition and the Kingdoms of Amalur Signature Edition and will never be able to get an Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter's edition, but I am glad that I was able to get this edition.

#92 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Is the survival version going to be available at Amazon?


It should be, but they haven't update their site yet.

#93 bakutenten   I am Alpha and Omega CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Just came back from my GS and pre-ordered two copies of the Pandemic edition. The girl there didn't seem to have any trouble putting it through although none of the customers in the store actually knew there was a CE for this game since there was no promotional advertisement on site. And yes, I paid $25 per pre-order as a down payment.

#94 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3043 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

Seriously considering pre-ordering the survival edition once best buy lists it. May be time for that unlocked membership, especially with new systems' games towards the end of the year.

#95 Izod   CheepLikeASpoder CAGiversary!   2284 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Standard CE Thread Summary:

1. Post at retail price.
2. Someone says "not a deal."
3. Someone says it's too expensive.
4. Someone says they're all over it.
5. Someone says the additions are stupid and cheap.
6. Someone laughs about "collecting" video games.
7. Someone says they'll wait till it's $X on clearance.
8. Debate ensues of 'collectibility'/rarity of item and if it will ever be on clearance and there is generally a reference to a single instance of a CE version's price skyrocketing for X random game.
9. No one wins and CAG moves on to other deals, while people continue to a bump the thread needlessly in regards to the debate or things like shipping notifications, etc.

Side note: I am super pumped about this game.

#96 Anexanhume   Charge! CAGiversary!   3043 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Standard CE Thread Summary:

1. Post at retail price.
2. Someone says "not a deal."
3. Someone says it's too expensive.
4. Someone says they're all over it.
5. Someone says the additions are stupid and cheap.
6. Someone laughs about "collecting" video games.
7. Someone says they'll wait till it's $X on clearance.
8. Debate ensues of 'collectibility'/rarity of item and if it will ever be on clearance and there is generally a reference to a single instance of a CE version's price skyrocketing for X random game.
9. No one wins and CAG moves on to other deals, while people continue to a bump the thread needlessly in regards to the debate or things like shipping notifications, etc.

Side note: I am super pumped about this game.


10. Someone posts the summary of typical CE thread reactions in CE thread.

#97 LazyTriangle   flashbang dance CAGiversary!   2425 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Standard CE Thread Summary:

1. Post at retail price.
2. Someone says "not a deal."
3. Someone says it's too expensive.
4. Someone says they're all over it.
5. Someone says the additions are stupid and cheap.
6. Someone laughs about "collecting" video games.
7. Someone says they'll wait till it's $X on clearance.
8. Debate ensues of 'collectibility'/rarity of item and if it will ever be on clearance and there is generally a reference to a single instance of a CE version's price skyrocketing for X random game.
9. No one wins and CAG moves on to other deals, while people continue to a bump the thread needlessly in regards to the debate or things like shipping notifications, etc.

Side note: I am super pumped about this game.


so true, saving this comment so I can repost it in future CE game threads ;)

nosey little fucker arent ya?


#98 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9642 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Standard CE Thread Summary:

1. Post at retail price.
2. Someone says "not a deal."
3. Someone says it's too expensive.
4. Someone says they're all over it.
5. Someone says the additions are stupid and cheap.
6. Someone laughs about "collecting" video games.
7. Someone says they'll wait till it's $X on clearance.
8. Debate ensues of 'collectibility'/rarity of item and if it will ever be on clearance and there is generally a reference to a single instance of a CE version's price skyrocketing for X random game.
9. No one wins and CAG moves on to other deals, while people continue to a bump the thread needlessly in regards to the debate or things like shipping notifications, etc.

Side note: I am super pumped about this game.


I'd say CheapyD wins with click thru money....

And what's good for the site is good for us

#99 Boss   Bowser the Great CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Standard CE Thread Summary:

1. Post at retail price.
2. Someone says "not a deal."
3. Someone says it's too expensive.
4. Someone says they're all over it.
5. Someone says the additions are stupid and cheap.
6. Someone laughs about "collecting" video games.
7. Someone says they'll wait till it's $X on clearance.
8. Debate ensues of 'collectibility'/rarity of item and if it will ever be on clearance and there is generally a reference to a single instance of a CE version's price skyrocketing for X random game.
9. No one wins and CAG moves on to other deals, while people continue to a bump the thread needlessly in regards to the debate or things like shipping notifications, etc.

Side note: I am super pumped about this game.


:bow:

#100 Izod   CheepLikeASpoder CAGiversary!   2284 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

I'd say CheapyD wins with click thru money....

And what's good for the site is good for us


Aye, {True Strike}

#101 kcohen82   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

just got back from gamestop successful pre order! Guy behind the counter said he was doing the same thing once his shift ended. Glad to get in on this if it does indeed have a super low production.

#102 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   13573 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

This game is my GOTY

#103 Wetrix   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Just ordered the Survival Edition online. If anyone needs it, using code SAVER gives you free shipping using the Value method (5-10 business days).

#104 henry00x   Chosen One CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

have Survival Edition pre-ordered at Gamestop, its the best value

#105 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

That was a pretty funny post. The same people that will get mad that you have to put down $25 on this very rare collectible edition that the reputable company Naughty Dog said will be extremely rare will not hesitate to give a crook in China $20 just to gamble with a .000001% chance of landing a PS Vita COD Bundle. If not, they will deal with eBay buyer protection for a few weeks. They have a better chance of running into Manti Te'o girlfriend than having that person deliver on the Vita.

This game looks to be a very strong candidate for GOTY and was one of the show stealers at E3. Naughty Dog is an amazing company and this could be the start of a brand new AAA franchise like Uncharted. If they said this was extremely limited, that is good enough for me. The pre-order was already sold out online and ND said it would ONLY be available in the U.S. and at Gamestop and extremely limited, so that screams rarity to me. I missed out on Dead Space Ultra Edition and the Kingdoms of Amalur Signature Edition and will never be able to get an Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter's edition, but I am glad that I was able to get this edition.


To be fair, Naughty Dog also said that the UC3 limited edition was "very limited" and look how that turned out.

I think that this edition might actually be limited on the basis that it's a GS exclusive and it's arguably one of THE most highly anticipated games of the year. Let's see how it does.

#106 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9642 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

To be fair, Naughty Dog also said that the UC3 limited edition was "very limited" and look how that turned out.

I think that this edition might actually be limited on the basis that it's a GS exclusive and it's arguably one of THE most highly anticipated games of the year. Let's see how it does.


Nothing guarantees that a game will become limited or rare (unless a print number is released) but things that helped have already been outlined numerous times in this thread.

They are

1) Being a new IP

2) Being retailer Specific

3) Being console Specific


^ This happens to be all three.

I don't doubt that Gamestop at some point allocates more inventory to GS.com but I don't think you'll see discounts on this and I don't think you will find inventory past maybe the first few days when people don't pick up their preorders.

#107 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Nothing guarantees that a game will become limited or rare (unless a print number is released) but things that helped have already been outlined numerous times in this thread.

They are

1) Being a new IP

2) Being retailer Specific

3) Being console Specific


^ This happens to be all three.

I don't doubt that Gamestop at some point allocates more inventory to GS.com but I don't think you'll see discounts on this and I don't think you will find inventory past maybe the first few days when people don't pick up their preorders.


We can also say it is geographic specific because it is only Gamestop in the U.S. and not North America so even Canada and Mexico are left out.

#108 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

I'd say CheapyD wins with click thru money....

And what's good for the site is good for us


CheapyD is a rich mofo now. :)

#109 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9642 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

We can also say it is geographic specific because it is only Gamestop in the U.S. and not North America so even Canada and Mexico are left out.


That is certainly true too. And being that it is region free because it is a PS3 game it will have outside demand as well from importers

#110 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nothing guarantees that a game will become limited or rare (unless a print number is released) but things that helped have already been outlined numerous times in this thread.

They are

1) Being a new IP

2) Being retailer Specific

3) Being console Specific


^ This happens to be all three.

I don't doubt that Gamestop at some point allocates more inventory to GS.com but I don't think you'll see discounts on this and I don't think you will find inventory past maybe the first few days when people don't pick up their preorders.


Oh, I hope I didn't come off as saying that I DON'T think it will be limited. I actually do think it'll be sought after and actually retain value (unlike most CEs).

I'm looking forward to what will happen as the days go by. I hope most of us CAGs were able to put some orders in before it died on GS.com.

#111 Rsllxs   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Really hope for some kind of ost incentive for the survival edition, I was really digging the music in the trailer.
Woops didn't see it there in the DLC pack. I'm going to go pre-order tomorrow.

#112 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   13573 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Anyone picking this up on midnight

#113 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

If my local Gamestop does a midnight for this, I will be there. My GS does not normally do this for brand new IPs as it is all about Madden, GTA, COD, AC, etc....or anything that sells a bazillion copies.

#114 Tarskidx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   574 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

That is certainly true too. And being that it is region free because it is a PS3 game it will have outside demand as well from importers


Exactly and that is why these people are selling them on eBay already because they are offering it to anyone worldwide to make a quick buck.

#115 tommythethumb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Aye, {True Strike}


Always nice to see a random FFXI reference

#116 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

Exactly and that is why these people are selling them on eBay already because they are offering it to anyone worldwide to make a quick buck.

i saw the ebay listings, some are charging $300, crazy LOL

#117 Pixolator   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Pixolator

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Hi all,

Would anyone mind pre-ordering a post pandemic edition for The Last of Us ,I can pay in advance for the shipping and the game , I 'd really appreciate if someone can pre-order a copy for me , I'll be looking forward to your DM and you can send me you paypal info and I will pay in advance

Crossed fingers, I heard that store still has pre-orders in stock, I'm in Vancouver Canada and we are not getting the Post Pandemic Edition :(

Thank you so much and please contact me via DM if you could do a favor to this fellow gamer

#118 Nogib   *squeezing* the *juice* CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Aye, {True Strike}


Oh god, thank you FFXI auto translate lol. :D
End of line.

#119 Vendetta_x360   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7459 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

So glad I got a pre-order in for this today. I was a bit antsy last night after learning of the Post-Pandemic selling out on their website. And since gamestop isn't Digital River :lol: (Too soon?) I won't have to worry about not getting it.

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#120 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

So glad I got a pre-order in for this today. I was a bit antsy last night after learning of the sell out of the Post-Pandemic selling out on their website. And since gamestop isn't Digital River :lol: (Too soon?) I won't have to worry about not getting it.


Oh boy. A new avatar!

Ugh. That Digital Rivers debacle... I'll never get my hands on a WE. Unless maybe maybe you lowball yours someday. :lol: