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The worst preorder bonuses

Vince DiCola

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Uh this isn't gaming but I preordered the new Alestorm No Grave but the Sea album and recieved a second disk called No Grave but the Sea for Dogs which is all the same music but with dog barks replacing the lyrics.

I'm sorry for bringing it up in this thread but I am so very confused.

That is so stupid. I love it
 

TheGamingBox

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Er shouldn't it note somewhere in the graphic that the game is not included? It even says it includes Steelbooks, which would be highly misleading. This seems scummy as hell.

Edit: I'm blind, I see it in the corner now. Still scummy.

the idea was to make it so that the publisher only needs to make 1 sku for the limited edition, in case of of this one, ea never really pushed this as a collectors edition for the game when they marketed it, it was also priced like it didnt include the game, it's priced at $100 which is good for what you are getting, that vehicle is pretty high quality

they dont really expect you to buy this product by itself

i've seen other limited editions start doing this
 
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People are joking about No Man's Sky, as if the game was the bad DLC.

But there's a legitimate complaint about the Pre-Order Ship - because it broke the game.
 

wvan13

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I was excited about this thread, but then it turned into "worst collectors editions". I really wanted to see some absolutely awful pre-order nonsense.
 

Pantz

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One of the Splinter Cell games has a gun case in-game that shows the outlines of all the guns including an empty outline of a pre-order gun that you didn't get. So annoying.
 

Jacqli

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A failed promotion for Mankind Divided: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EziTB53aD6k

One of the funniest things about it is that even if it was successful, Mankind Divided got delayed by six months. So they never would've released it early.
Square Enix messed up so badly their games' marketing: deus ex and this shitty promotion, hitman as an episodic game, tomb raider and its temporal exclusivity on xbox one… please, fire the person or people who are taking these decisions.

And there was also that win an island promotion for Just Cause 3 Day One Edition (ugh, ironic when you still see these around shops after a year of their release).

And Ubisoft had so many different skins as bonus preorder for Watch Dog depending on the store, GAF had to create a graphic because otherwise it was complicated to keep track of all of them.
 

PaulExcellent

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Uh this isn't gaming but I preordered the new Alestorm No Grave but the Sea album and recieved a second disk called No Grave but the Sea for Dogs which is all the same music but with dog barks replacing the lyrics.

I'm sorry for bringing it up in this thread but I am so very confused.
Bruh, I'm blasting this shit so hard right now.

Thank you.
This is the best gift a person can give.
 
Wasn't there a game that came out not too long ago that had a special edition that had all kinds of extras but didn't include the game itself?
I genuinely wish all special editions were like that. That way I can get them *and* pre-load digitally. Also, for for the rare multiplats that are actually limited, it makes them easier to obtain since it's a universal pool.
 

RedStep

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Everyone bashing on Deus Ex pre-order bonus but Microsoft has continually done it with their latest big releases such as GoW4, Forza Horizon, Halo Wars 2, etc where you have to pay $20 extra to get the game 4 days early....

A) "Everyone"

B) It's more the whole campaign they did than just the cherry on top

C) See: Every big game now

D) Those were Ultimate Editions that included the actual Ultimate Edition content (Car Pass, Season Pass, Season Pass + Halo Wars 1 DE) in addition to early play, not just "$20 to play early"

Mine:


Why? Because I sold that sucker with the quickness due to how much it was worth, and it's haunted my days ever since. No other preorder bonus has ever made me question my life choices, much less for a decade after.
 

Jacqli

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A) "Everyone"

B) It's more the whole campaign they did than just the cherry on top

C) See: Every big game now

D) Those were Ultimate Editions that included the actual Ultimate Edition content (Car Pass, Season Pass, Season Pass + Halo Wars 1 DE) in addition to early play, not just "$20 to play early"

Mine:
[img*]http://i.imgur.com/UfHA8Dk.jpg[/img]

Why? Because I sold that sucker with the quickness due to how much it was worth, and it's haunted my days ever since. No other preorder bonus has ever made me question my life choices, much less for a decade after.
I have one and was torn up after some uses. It was pretty good to carry some consoles because of its size, but nothing else IMO.

I remembered another one:

i think it was a preorder bonus for N3 in China.
 

Eusis

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Apparently pirates play football
I can see this, and other similar items, being the real worst. Just a generic ass football with the game logo stamped on, even many of the stupid ones are a cute novelty rather than some sort of soulless company merch given away for free.
Special Geralt bust hand crafted by our illustrious development team! *

* Team members may not have sculpting experience.
 
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Wasn't there a game that included brass knuckles as a pre-order bonus before learning they were illegal in several states/territories?
 

MTC100

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I can see this, and other similar items, being the real worst. Just a generic ass football with the game logo stamped on, even many of the stupid ones are a cute novelty rather than some sort of soulless company merch given away for free.

Special Geralt bust hand crafted by our illustrious development team! *

* Team members may not have sculpting experience.

To be perfectly honest: I couldn't have done a better job, they sure tried!

How do glow in the dark condoms even work. Don't you need to like 'charge' these under a light source for a few hours for them to emit any kind of proper light?

So you got to swing your semi-erect condom-wearing penis underneath a bright lamp for 45 minutes?

Just be careful to not stray to close to the light in this case.
 

blankempathy

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It didn't actually get released but still.

I don't know about riptide since I haven't played it but I know dead island had that whole island beach resort outbreak theme so I can kinda see what they're going for but still. If they wanted to do a zombie bikini theme they should have just had a whole figurine or something else to get their idea across. Even with context that statue is just terrible.
 

ValeYard

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Also these Saints Row The Third headphones requiring batteries were pretty bad, although the fact that you can autotune your voice with them - terribly - kinda makes them good again?

 

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The fact that some outlets hold exclusive preorders like hostages makes me sick. I'm talking about steelbooks or t shirts being exclusive to GAME here in spain for example.
 

Turbanator

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Pre-ordering a game as the only means of getting certain playable characters in a fighting game. "Day One" Editions that do the same thing, too. Fuck those.

This shit. Why would (for example) Darkseid and Eliza not be playable for everybody if they're already finished and in the game?