The Lost Gamer writes "Ubisoft have revealed today that the Collector's Edition for the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction title is set to be exclusive to retailer GAME, within the UK."
Agreed. WTF MS. Why would this be only exclusive in the UK. Enough already with the bad decisions MS.
it's not exclusive to UK. It's exclusive to 'GAME' - a video game store in the UK.
I'm sorry...but I could have sworn this was a Ubisoft game with the Ubisoft logo slapped onto it and with "Developed and Published by Ubisoft" on the back of the game like they do all their games. Could have sworn that the description also started with "Ubisoft have revealed..." So where does Microsoft (who is not developing nor publishing the game) come into all this for you guys to blame them for this decision? Please explain becuase I'm dying to hear.
What? How is this Microsoft's Fault? Blame Ubisoft. And i don't see why this is such a bad decision anyways.
Reading and comprehension fail.
ah yes, the blame should be placed on Ubisoft, my mistake. I must not be so quick as to blame MS for everything, must have been the morning espresso.
You idiots just don't get it. It is exclusive to GAME (a video game store) in the U.K. Not any other store in the U.K. The collectors edition is available everywhere else outside the U.K. http://www.game.co.uk/ I have the collectors reserved at gamestop here in the U.S.
Guys the store is not the issue, but 70 freaking pounds! I will never buy this if it costs more than AC2 Collectors edition did. Can any UK kids confirm that all collectors editions are this expensive?
It changes from shop to shop, and game to game The SF4 collectors edition, on release, was £69.99 at GAME Fallout 3 was £59.99 at GAME FarCry 2 was also £59.99 at GAME MW2 'veteran edition' was £119.99 I believe the Uncharted 2 collectors edition (just a steal tin) was £49.99 They are all crazy prices at GAME... unfortunately this one is exclusive However, these kind of big collectors editions almost always stay in stock for ages, and go down in price Fallout 3 went down to £20 or so You can still get SF4 for like £15 on the 360 Basically, they're almost always a ripoff at GAME here, and other major retailers, if you go to other places like shopto.net or gameplay you can often get 10 quid off RRP but seeing as this is GAME exclusive in the UK, you'll either have to take a gamble, and hope it doesn't sell out, and the price drops in a month (my prediction: it won't) or shell out all that extra dough =/ Oh, and a little bit of trivia GAME used to be electronics boutique and gamestation is now owned by GAME
Good Job Microsoft!
Microsoft have nothing to do with it, they aren't publishing the game. It's all down to Ubisoft and it's a pretty dumb move, it's good only for GAME. Very poor for the consumer who are now unable to shop around for the best deal on the Collectors Edition. That said though, it isn't surprising you're praising Microsoft for something you have no hand in, judging by your comment history you're a rabid MS/360 fanboy.
We can expect a ridiculous price for it then(£70) that will likely stay high for a long time.
go Micrsoft for utter abandonment of the PC platform, go and do one!! shall be picking up this on PC via steam, but without a figurine BAWWWWW /s
Rofl what? 1. This is Ubisoft 2. Abandoning PC gamers because you're not going to get a poorly made figurine with your game? Please be trolling. :(
1. Do you see the PC Collector's Edition on GAME's site? 2. do you know what /s means
Sorry man. I'm irritated at everyone calling MS out on this, so i jumped all over you without really reading through it. I'm still waking up. >_>
Maybe you need to actually READ this article. This has nothing to do with MS at all.
day 1 !! best stealth game exclusive on 360 look at all the but hurt ps3droids in the open zone go play it on ur 5grand pc( that does not exist).
They think multiplatform games are exclusive. I guess lack of true exclusives will do that. Then it will just hurt them even more when it ends up on the PS3 with extras.
your a idiot since when is a game coming out on 2 platforms exclusive?
To be fair Ninji it is a console exclusive, and we are console gamers...PC is an entirely different world.. Lets be honest here, you all always say about playing it on your PC's but the fact of the matter, no, no you won't and even if you wanted to, chances are itl play like crap unless you have a high spec PC
No, you wont need a high specification computer to run. You have to consider the maximum specifications of the arcade 360 without a HDD aren't exactly Crysis. Not sure why bots think you need super computers to run games that bog down the 360 in the first place.You need expensive rigs to run new game technology. You can run all multiplatform games on low specification computers, but since computers have more ram than consoles usually do, you get better performance/higher resolutions, and sometimes the developer does unlock a few things for the PC version. Like Dedicated servers/mods etc. You can use any controller u want, and have it on your TV playing with free online. Its not a "console exclusive" anymore than its a "PC EXCLUSIVE" is it? If it can be played on a PC, you don't need an exclusive device to play it. Think of Uncharted2.
This boxart better be a joke.
ed hardy cap $18 WOA!!!! Other listing please?
In before ps3 fanboy start blaming MS. ( looks at the comments above) oh too late. Lmao
lul. how naive, you honestly think MS arent chipping in for marketing a third party exclusive. considering how much they invested in MW2 marketing...
What does MS paying for exclusivity/marketing rights have anything to do with the collectors edition being available only on GAME?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but last I checked, 360 games are region locked aren't they? So wouldn't buying this collector's edition be useless?
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually people in the UK that own 360s. ;)
You know what I mean. Can people in the US play this collector's edition?
Haha, i know. Was just teasing. And no, unfortunately they cannot buy the Limited Collectors Edition. However, there is a "Collectors Edition" that is scheduled to come out in the US. Heres the differences between the two via Wikipedia: "Ubisoft have announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction will be released in three retail versions. As well as the standard version, there will be the Collector's Edition, and the Limited Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition will be exclusive to the United States, and features a custom USB drive, an artbook based on the Splinter Cell series, two decal stickers, a comic book detailing the events leading up to Conviction, and two in-game items: an MP5-SD3 sub-machine gun and a Third Echelon spy suit. The Limited Collector's Edition is exclusive to European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific territories. It includes a high quality edition box with a Sam Fisher figurine, steelbook dvd case with the game disc, manual and game soundtrack DVD (over 17 tracks), and a card with 5 bonus in-game content codes: The MP-5 machine gun, SC3000 assault rife, SMG-2 machine pistol, Infiltration game mode and the Shadow Armour outfit. Ubisoft released a trailer of the Limited Collector's Edition which showed an unboxing of the set."
WTF there is a ton of games on the 360 that are not region locked. Go read a book.
man, they could have at least made the graphis on par with MGS4
im tired to collectors editions and exclusive this and exclusive that. why cant we the gamers just have the right to buy whatever edition we want WHERE EVER we want !? It's just pure business for these companies and retailers. F*** them.
"It's just pure business for these companies and retailers." LOL! Really! Companies and retailers conducting business! How dare they!
"LOL! Really! Companies and retailers conducting business! How dare they!" LOL at that :)
The comments perfectly illustrate the mentality to Microsoft on N4G. Everything is their fault. All said on a Microsoft operated PC
Some have MACS but who plays games on a MAC? Down with MS... hold on Windows is updating LOL
Can't wait for this and ME2. Bring on 2010
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