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#5551 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:14 PM

This has nothing to do with LRG. Jeff Smith, head of Special Reserve Games, is holding back the artwork for both versions until after the preorder ends. He stated that the artwork shown so far is just placeholder art, so both covers have yet to be revealed. He wants people to buy The Messenger for the game, not the art. He mentioned this on Discord.


Then why have different artwork for each distributor? Why even have artwork at all? Either this guy has failed upward with limited intelligence to get to this point in his life or he's clearly lying, as in someone effed up and he's covering for it.

#5552 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6172 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

Then why have different artwork for each distributor? Why even have artwork at all? Either this guy has failed upward with limited intelligence to get to this point in his life or he's clearly lying, as in someone effed up and he's covering for it.

It's for variant collectors (i.e. someone who buys multiple copies of the same game to obtain all of the cover versions).  There is literally no objective reason for domestic buyers to go with the LRG version if they aren't a variant collector as they are charging shipping and LRG's version doesn't include the outer collector's box or the hardcover manual.  Variant collectors don't care what the two specific versions look like, only that they are different.



#5553 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:44 PM

It's for variant collectors (i.e. someone who buys multiple copies of the same game to obtain all of the cover versions). There is literally no objective reason for domestic buyers to go with the LRG version if they aren't a variant collector as they are charging shipping and LRG's version doesn't include the outer collector's box or the hardcover manual. Variant collectors don't care what the two specific versions look like, only that they are different.


I get that. But he said he wants people to buy The Messenger for the game, not the art. So I logically asked, "then why have different art, or any art at all?" If the artwork is irrelevant, then put the title on a solid colored background and have the same look for both SRG & LRG. There's absolutely no reason to have variants and then go out of your way to say they don't matter...

#5554 srocky26  

Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:47 PM

I get that. But he said he wants people to buy The Messenger for the game, not the art. So I logically asked, "then why have different art, or any art at all?" If the artwork is irrelevant, then put the title on a solid colored background and have the same look for both SRG & LRG. There's absolutely no reason to have variants and then go out of your way to say they don't matter...

Back when SRG first launched they had issues selling their game for a few days. LRG offered to sell it for them on their site. That seemed to start a relationship where SRG releases were sold from both LRG and SRG, but with different cover art.

#5555 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Back when SRG first launched they had issues selling their game for a few days. LRG offered to sell it for them on their site. That seemed to start a relationship where SRG releases were sold from both LRG and SRG, but with different cover art.


You're both missing the point. I understand having multiple distributors (increasing your distribution channels and sales). I understand having variants (for collectors and to provide a different product for different sales outlets; such as retailer exclusive add ons/differences). What I don't understand is someone saying that variants don't matter while at the same time having them. Why would a car company sell different models of cars but not let you see what they look like before you buy it, all under the guise of "we want you to buy this for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, not because of what the car looks like"?

#5556 srocky26  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:30 AM

You're both missing the point. I understand having multiple distributors (increasing your distribution channels and sales). I understand having variants (for collectors and to provide a different product for different sales outlets; such as retailer exclusive add ons/differences). What I don't understand is someone saying that variants don't matter while at the same time having them. Why would a car company sell different models of cars but not let you see what they look like before you buy it, all under the guise of "we want you to buy this for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, not because of what the car looks like"?

Because they were under contract to do so...

#5557 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6172 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:34 AM

You're both missing the point. I understand having multiple distributors (increasing your distribution channels and sales). I understand having variants (for collectors and to provide a different product for different sales outlets; such as retailer exclusive add ons/differences). What I don't understand is someone saying that variants don't matter while at the same time having them. Why would a car company sell different models of cars but not let you see what they look like before you buy it, all under the guise of "we want you to buy this for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, not because of what the car looks like"?

Probably because SRG views the LRG variants as a necessary evil in exchange for the promo LRG can bring them.  Again, the people buying the LRG variant don't really care what it looks like as long as it's different from what SRG is offering.  SRG has literally made it a terrible purchase decision to go with the LRG version.  As such, while I agree it would be nice to see both sets of art, it really doesn't have any impact on 99% of buyers.



#5558 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:37 AM

Because they were under contract to do so...


Source?

#5559 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11709 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:47 AM

You're right. I should just order The Messenger from SRG.

 

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#5560 CyborgNinja  

CyborgNinja

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:48 AM

Probably because SRG views the LRG variants as a necessary evil in exchange for the promo LRG can bring them. Again, the people buying the LRG variant don't really care what it looks like as long as it's different from what SRG is offering. SRG has literally made it a terrible purchase decision to go with the LRG version. As such, while I agree it would be nice to see both sets of art, it really doesn't have any impact on 99% of buyers.


It does though. Look at how many people are holding out on pulling the trigger for either one on this thread, on each company's respective Twitter pages as well. Most people paying 3x as much for these versions over digital are not going to mind paying an extra $6 for a better cover. I bought the LRG-direct copy of Golf Story over the Best Buy version (I still have GCU, btw) because it had a much better cover imo. So I have no idea where you're getting this 99% estimate from...

#5561 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6172 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:07 AM

It does though. Look at how many people are holding out on pulling the trigger for either one on this thread, on each company's respective Twitter pages as well. Most people paying 3x as much for these versions over digital are not going to mind paying an extra $6 for a better cover. I bought the LRG-direct copy of Golf Story over the Best Buy version (I still have GCU, btw) because it had a much better cover imo. So I have no idea where you're getting this 99% estimate from...

 

It's not just $6 though.  You are literally giving up a collector's outer box and a hardcover manual.  I also don't see many people holding out.  There are a tiny number of people complaining on Twitter and a couple of others on various forums.  Meanwhile, most people have already purchased the SRG version because it is a significantly better package all around.



#5562 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:01 PM

I want to play the Messenger but just don't feel like I really give a shit about the cover art or even the extras. I had planned to buy it from LRG to combine the order with a Bloodstained pre-order and just be done with both of them in one shot. My backlog is so large I won't be getting to either of them within a few months anyway. I'm sure the extras will make the SRG version more desirable and "worth more" later down the road, but I'm still not feeling it enough to bother. I may even combine the two with Bomb Chicken.  



#5563 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:57 PM

coming this Saturday from strictly limited games Raging Justice for PS4 and switch 

 

https://store.strict...collections/all



#5564 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

Was going to buy a copy of the Messenger on each PS4 and Switch, but now with the variant cover, I like the LRG more lol.  might just dip and buy two copies on Switch, one for each cover.  Bah goddamnit can't decide.



#5565 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3577 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

Was going to buy a copy of the Messenger on each PS4 and Switch, but now with the variant cover, I like the LRG more lol.  might just dip and buy two copies on Switch, one for each cover.  Bah goddamnit can't decide.

Don't pay $30 for another cover, man.



#5566 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:09 PM

Don't pay $30 for another cover, man.

Voice of reason.  I like that.  I was going to just get the Switch copy because I dig the game a lot and want to support Special Reserve Games, but then the variant looks sweet.  Too bad the cover isn't reversible.



#5567 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8117 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

I know that the yellow variant has been confirmed to be LRG's cover art for the Messenger.  But has the stock blue cover art been confirmed for Special Reserve's copy yet?  

 

I checked their Twitter and their webstore but don't see confirmation on it one way or another.  Just that the artwork is subject to change. 



#5568 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2019 - 04:06 PM

coming this Saturday from strictly limited games Raging Justice for PS4 and switch 

 

https://store.strict...collections/all

 

2nd batch on sale now



#5569 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12218 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:53 PM

Skullgirls (Switch) Limited Edition preorders close on Skybound Games shop at the end of day today 3/31:

 

https://store.skybou...limited-edition

 

Includes physical Switch game, vinyl soundtrack and controller skin for $49.99.

 

I don't believe Skybound Games ever officially confirmed whether they would be selling the game itself outside the LE bundle, but I imagine they would.  I really have no need for the vinyl soundtrack or the controller skin.



#5570 cheapgamer 23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1513 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

cheapgamer 23

Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:03 PM

Did anyone mange to get a copy of Borderlands remaster for the ps4 either at gamestop or the 2kgamestore?



#5571 Jurai  

Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

Did anyone mange to get a copy of Borderlands remaster for the ps4 either at gamestop or the 2kgamestore?

xbone version is still in stock at gamestop.com, ps4 version is in stock at every gamestop in my town according to store search



#5572 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:19 PM

Did anyone mange to get a copy of Borderlands remaster for the ps4 either at gamestop or the 2kgamestore?

For some reason I can't place an order to pick up in store.  Did they sell out or some shit?  Really don't want the game shipped because Fuck bubble mailers.



#5573 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3353 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:13 PM

Did anyone mange to get a copy of Borderlands remaster for the ps4 either at gamestop or the 2kgamestore?

I ordered one for the Xbox One from the 2K store with no issues.



#5574 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:29 PM

Just called my local store and they are not doing in-store pre-orders for Borderlands apparently.  They are getting 2 physical copies for PS4 in (not sure about XB1) and it is first come, first serve on them.  I'll just go at opening that day and snag one.  Probably some limited product at first bullshit as they are available to ship with no issue.  I just don't want to wait 3 weeks for their slow af free shipping.

2K store says release day delivery.  Wonder if that is in fact true given the game comes out Wednesday lol



#5575 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   740 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:58 PM

How do you get the free shipping to work?

#5576 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1273 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:07 PM





Edit: ordered bl from the 2k store. Still says release day shipping but I doubt it lol.

#5577 spoonTRex   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

spoonTRex

Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

Just called my local store and they are not doing in-store pre-orders for Borderlands apparently.  They are getting 2 physical copies for PS4 in (not sure about XB1) and it is first come, first serve on them.  I'll just go at opening that day and snag one.  Probably some limited product at first bullshit as they are available to ship with no issue.  I just don't want to wait 3 weeks for their slow af free shipping.

2K store says release day delivery.  Wonder if that is in fact true given the game comes out Wednesday lol

I went in to my local store and asked about it. The guy got a bit antsy about not being able to take a preorder for me, then finally said "I'll take the heat; if you can get here as soon as we're open, I'll make sure one of the copies is set aside for you." Fingers crossed, as we'll see what actually happens Wednesday.



#5578 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   2962 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:03 PM

I went in to my local store and asked about it. The guy got a bit antsy about not being able to take a preorder for me, then finally said "I'll take the heat; if you can get here as soon as we're open, I'll make sure one of the copies is set aside for you." Fingers crossed, as we'll see what actually happens Wednesday.

Yea I don't see the game flying off the shelves.  I just want one to actually play through as I never finished it last gen.



#5579 Cybernator  

Cybernator

Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:37 AM

I tried to place an in-store preorder for Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (PS4) today and the GameStop associate said that they were not taking preorders for neither platform that it was a spur of the moment situation but that they were in-stock in the inventory backroom and only had four (4) copies for PlayStation 4 and two (2) copies for Xbox One.



#5580 Jurai  

Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

I don't see why GameStop would secure exclusivity then completely shaft the launch, I imagine restocks will happen rapidly