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So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« on: July 18, 2012, 04:20:17 AM »

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Also bought a chunky PS3 wireless headset for Dust 514.

I got a Halo 4 poster for pre-ordering. Hooray.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 10:15:19 AM »

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Also bought a chunky PS3 wireless headset for Dust 514.

I got a Halo 4 poster for pre-ordering. Hooray.

Lucky. I got nothing.

what is the poster? The key art?
Praise Bird Jesus!

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 10:56:02 AM »

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Also bought a chunky PS3 wireless headset for Dust 514.

I got a Halo 4 poster for pre-ordering. Hooray.

Lucky. I got nothing.

what is the poster? The key art?

The actiony crashy spaceships behind 117 one, and on the other side its just 117 front on with the space magic new armor.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:27:28 AM »

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I just decided to go with the Amazon bonus because at least I can run around dressed like Spider-Man.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 11:47:37 AM »

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I just decided to go with the Amazon bonus because at least I can run around dressed like Spider-Man.

I used to think pre-order bonuses were cool. Now I just find them annoying.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 12:09:50 PM »

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Pre-order bonuses are great. Retailer-specific ones are not. Especially if there's no way to get the same content unlocked through normal progression or similar in the game, you're basically taking away small elements of the games from the player.

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 11:02:02 PM »

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Pre-order bonuses are great. Retailer-specific ones are not. Especially if there's no way to get the same content unlocked through normal progression or similar in the game, you're basically taking away small elements of the games from the player.

Since GAME went bust we are back to a monopoly here in Australia. As if our prices weren't bad enough already.

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 01:56:30 AM »

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Pre-order bonuses are great. Retailer-specific ones are not. Especially if there's no way to get the same content unlocked through normal progression or similar in the game, you're basically taking away small elements of the games from the player.

Since GAME went bust we are back to a monopoly here in Australia. As if our prices weren't bad enough already.

I've never really understood why Australia is the backwater of gaming.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 02:10:17 AM »

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I haven't pre-ordered yet.

Feels good.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 02:30:30 AM »

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Pre-order bonuses are great. Retailer-specific ones are not. Especially if there's no way to get the same content unlocked through normal progression or similar in the game, you're basically taking away small elements of the games from the player.

Since GAME went bust we are back to a monopoly here in Australia. As if our prices weren't bad enough already.

I've never really understood why Australia is the backwater of gaming.

Every Australian developer ends up bust, our internet is garbage, we pay twice as much for games as the US, can't play my old Gamecube games at 100hz because it was only supported on NTSC, we're stuck with EB having the monopoly again (EB is Gamestop, if I buy online it goes through US Gamestop urls), the R18+ rating for games is still vaporware AFAIK, blah blah blah.

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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 02:36:57 AM »

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Pre-order bonuses are great. Retailer-specific ones are not. Especially if there's no way to get the same content unlocked through normal progression or similar in the game, you're basically taking away small elements of the games from the player.

Since GAME went bust we are back to a monopoly here in Australia. As if our prices weren't bad enough already.

I've never really understood why Australia is the backwater of gaming.

Every Australian developer ends up bust, our internet is garbage, we pay twice as much for games as the US, can't play my old Gamecube games at 100hz because it was only supported on NTSC, we're stuck with EB having the monopoly again (EB is Gamestop, if I buy online it goes through US Gamestop urls), the R18+ rating for games is still vaporware AFAIK, blah blah blah.

No wonder you're bitter and jaded! I've got no excuse!

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012, 02:43:15 AM »

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These are the least of my concerns, I've got plenty of other great reasons to be bitter and jaded lol.

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2012, 02:43:19 AM »

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I haven't pre-ordered yet.

Feels good.

Had it preordered over a year ago.

Also feels good.

Re: So I got around to pre-ordering Halo 4 yesterday.
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 02:45:00 AM »

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I haven't pre-ordered yet.

Feels good.

Had it preordered over a year ago.

Also feels good.

I probably wouldn't have gone for the legendary edition if it weren't for this website. Might not even have bought it at all.

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 01:07:04 PM »

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I just got around to it like two days ago, and the same thing; i got the limited edition with the poster too (i got it from best buy though)

And dave; yeah, i thought some of the bonuses were better on the online stores, but since i wanted to get it at midnight...
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