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Submitted by ValKilmer 487d ago | opinion piece

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Marks the Beginning of the End of Interesting Limited Editions

Hardcore Gamer: People want something of substance for their money, and the $120 Atlas Pro edition of Advanced Warfare is anything but. (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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ValKilmer  +   487d ago
Not sure how Activison could go from a tactical camera to throwing a few codes into a box and slapping a $130 price tag on it.
Summons75  +   487d ago
They realized the fools who fall for the copy paste year after year will still pay the money.

Typical Activision honestly
GiggMan  +   487d ago
I couldn't care less about limited edition games but I really don't understand why people care about what others spend their money on. Calling someone a "fool" because they buy something that you don't approve of is foolish itself.

People buy COD for different reasons. It's not just because they are mindless sheep. Some people might just like the game. It may be a "copy and paste" but I for one will support them as long as they keep adding split screen and local MP. That's one of the few things I think they do right and I believe in.

I haven't bought a COD since Black Ops but played them all because it's one of the few franchises where you can sit with friends/family and enjoy local co-op.
XtraTrstrL  +   487d ago
Exactly, which is also why there's huge bugs in the engine still from COD 4:MW. They don't need to fix it if the fans keep eating it up anyways. Which is why they also got away with the horrible excrement of code that was Ghosts on PS4. The game looks too crappy to perform as bad as it does on PS4, yet they still make their $$, cuz drones will buy regardless.
CyrusLemont  +   487d ago
@Giggman well that's understandable, but you also have to see it from other gamer's perspectives as well. It concerns other people because they're also a part of gaming, and others want value for their money rather than being ripped off. If we don't raise our voices against people who go and buy these editions testing the masses, it will become a norm for activision and other companies to follow suit and give less for more. I hope my point isn't too messy, I'm in a bit of a rush haha
XtraTrstrL  +   487d ago
@GiggMan, It's not about caring what others spend their $ on. It's about others spending their money on this type of crap affecting all the rest of us. Cuz it causes these companies to go even further with the nickel and diming and pay-2-win type crap, and not worrying about optimizing their game engine and content properly cuz people show they'll buy any ole junk regardless.
3-4-5  +   487d ago
Seems like the same people "trying" the same things year after year.

Next year they will try a new "tactic" to try and get more money, while offering less value.

They do it, EA will try something, so will another company.

If nobody buys it, then it will fail and they will HAVE to think of something better and offer more.
OrangePowerz  +   487d ago
How many CoD games did you play in MP since the first Modern Warfare? So far the MP in all of them felt distinctly different from each other that's far more I can say about BF3, BF4 and the Hardline Beta that felt completely the same. And to Activisions credit their game works on release and isn't a broken buggy mess.

As for the price do the math. 60 for game + 50 for season pass equals 110 so that's 10 bucks for the other extra stuff.

How dare they charge 10 for the steel book, extra DLC, soundtrack and some manual. /s

I wait until I see some MP footage before I make up my mind if I buy it or not.
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GiggMan  +   487d ago
@Cyrus and Xtra, I see your point but are companies really making that much money on these special editions? I was in Gamestop the other day with my son and I saw the special edition call of duty ghost version marked down. It was just sitting on the shelf...

Hardcore fans, not hardcore gamers are the ones who buy this stuff. I have never seen the value in them myself and have been gaming for over 25 years. They make a few limited edition for those that want them and that's it.

I don't see how others buying a $200 collectors edition is effecting everyone else as a whole. If they get some new skins or DLC early so be it. As long as it's nothing to gain an advantage over everyone else and they don't go up on the standard edition I'm okay with that.
born28  +   486d ago
Not sure how you got the disagrees for this but must be from the Typical COD fanboys.
LocutusEstBorg  +   486d ago
It includes a season pass... thats all the future paid DLC.
Aldous_Snow  +   487d ago
Limited, Special, Hardened editions are catered towards the nerds who store their Gaming teddies & plastic guns on a special shelf in their mommas basement.

Total waste of money.
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-Foxtrot  +   487d ago
Total waste of you maybe.
BX81  +   487d ago
Says the guy who references john movies. Lol NERD!
OrangePowerz  +   487d ago
Let's see. I buy special editions and have the stuff they come with on shelves in the house I own in my gaming room.

You might want to leave your sterotypical views of gamers in your basement at home.
Benchm4rk  +   486d ago
Actually I keep my "gaming teddies & plastic guns" on a special shelf in my gaming room in the house that I OWN that I work for to provide a roof over myself my wifes and my 4 kids heads. Perhaps it is you that lives in your mommas basement
Relientk77  +   487d ago
These limited editions are awful

atleast for Black Ops, Black Ops 2, and Modern Warfare 3

you got an RC-XD, Dragonfire Quadrotor, and nightvision googles respectively
-Foxtrot  +   487d ago
Surprised since all the COD games over recent years have looked pretty good

I mean I hate the COD games but Activision knew how to do special editions for them
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Ripsta7th  +   487d ago
Exactly what i thought to myself when i saw this, everything is digital WTF?! That means it doesnt cost Activision nothing! Man people are stupid af if they buy into this
cfc78  +   487d ago
Bit on the expensive side but if you collect the models they make a great collection but personally i never really bother with them.
Starbucks_Fan  +   487d ago
This will drop in value fast like the Prestige edition did for Ghosts
matrixman92  +   487d ago
Went and preordered the witcher 3 CE this morning. That looks like a good bundle
Acadius  +   487d ago
Agreed. I preordered mine as well. Talk about physical items! And what seems to be a very good game.
objdadon  +   487d ago
Yeah this was gonna be my first collector's edition of a cod game but not anymore! This is laughable!
BX81  +   487d ago
This is going to be my first cod C.E.
I like that it has the season pass and some mp dlc.
Acadius  +   487d ago
Why do I have a feeling that this bonus map will be useless if other people in a lobby don't have it or it'll only be accessible in a separate playlist much like Nuketown was for Black Ops 2. They made a big deal about getting Nuketown via preorder but it was not playable except launch weekend and other Double XP weekends.
Does anyone know any solid information to this bonus map? I just don't want to pay extra for nothing.
porkChop  +   487d ago
This is literally just the game, a steelbook, season pass, and a couple weapons, armor and a helmet skin. How the hell is this a $120 special edition?
RosweeSon  +   487d ago
Because as you said it says "Special" apart from that one word I don't see the price being reasonable in the slightest ;) I love a good collectors edition but then there's the problem this ain't a good one ;)
BX81  +   487d ago
By my math and please do correct me if I'm wrong. Idk how much the season passes are, but last I checked the season pass is $50 the game is $60 that is $110. Then you add the steel book, the soundtrack, the art book and the various dlc for $10. That's how you get to $120. Seems straight forward to me.
RosweeSon  +   486d ago
Why would you pay $120 just to play "this years" call of duty there will be another one next year and besides is this game really worth $120... No chance as mentioned above you used to get goggles or a remote control car with this you get a season pass which is great if your still sucked right into call of duty but seriously just go back and play one of the better of ones for a few months if you seriously don't have anything else to play my backlogs so big (and quality) that won't even bad an eyelid at this years call of duty same as last years if anything I'll just wait another year or 2 and get them all on the cheap onlines great if you just have time to burn. Burnout paradise was £40 with loads of free dlc content a whole new island which yeah that was paid but of criterion and burnout could afford to do a lot of free content call of duty after it's multiple multi million selling editions could but no people are just happy to stupid money, at the end of the day yeah great you get the season pass on day one all the contents available on day one tho is it no it's drop fed and by the time it's all out content is either started to be put in various sales or the season pass gets a discount... Pass a new yearly cod is bad enough without season pass content as well. Much better games available year in year out but I guess some people just like playing the one same game year in year out... Meh!!!
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porkChop  +   486d ago
My point wasn't that the money didn't add up. My point is that when I spend $120 on a game I expect a real, proper collector's edition. There's nothing collectible here other than a steelbook case. This is just lazy and cheap.
OrangePowerz  +   487d ago
Didn't people complain about the last one how expensive the highest edition was? And now they complain they don't offer one of these editions?

The gping rate for season passes fir games like CoD or BF are 50 bucks not 20-25 bucks as wrongly stated in the article. 60 for the main game plus 50 for season pass comes to 110 so that means 10 for steel case, some extra DLC plus some Manual book and soundtrack. Doesn't look that expensive to me personally.

But hey it's CoD so anything is good enough to complain even if the "facts" presented are wrong as long as against the game everybody loves to hate. People just don't bother to actually do the math otherwise they wouldn't complain.
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Tekkers  +   487d ago
Ghosts for the PS4 was the first hardened edition I had purchased of a COD title and I was pretty happy with it at the price of £75 as it had the season pass but I have just checked the equivalent price for Advanced Warfare with the season pass and its £99 and only available from one retailer Game (so no competition to lower the price before release) which is way too much. Even the limited edition is £70 which is ridiculous for the extras that you get.
Saying that I am looking forward to Advanced Warfare from what I have seen but does anyone know if they are bringing back local 4 player split screen? Nothing like a bit of 4 player split screen with your mates before you go out.
RosweeSon  +   487d ago
What happened to these being Limited? Still on the shelves of GAME months after release for practically half price, pass, would help if the game was any good, ok bad choice of word sure it's good just not great and basically the same old same old, new dev's wow, only so they can take the flak and then next dev can come in an go this is how it should be done, I'll wait for the revolutionary changes not just yearly iteration updates like FIFA, doom 3 or half life 2 anyday.
ShaqSoda  +   487d ago
DLC should be cheaper/FREE. YES free, CoD sells millions of copies a year and they make a GOOD bit of money. Why do they feel like charging $50 for new maps and money for CAMOS for a gun. I hope Sledgehammer isn't a money hog.

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