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Tools Of The Trade
05-01-2007, 10:14 AM
Just read on the Bioshock Official Site (http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/cultofrapture.html) that they will be releasing both a regular (59.99 version) of the game, as well as a LE version of the game (69.99). It will include not only a specially designed packaging, but also:

1. BIG DADDY figurine (sweet...it better be good quality pewter or silver)
2. "Making Of" DVD (obviously this is in every CE/LE of any game)
3. Soundtrack Of The Game's Music (FREEKIN AWESOME....creepy also)




I am so freekin excited, I think I might have let a few drops go in my underwear!!! HaHa....This game is gonna be SVEET!!!

highpass
05-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Sounds alright, apart from these stupid "special" cases that insist on not sitting on your racks happily and/or require 3 different keys & 10 minutes to open. *shakes fists at the heavens*.

Ta for the info!

dchispirtle
05-17-2007, 04:28 PM
I have the collector's edition preordered. I'm really excited for this game to release in August.

As far as I know, the Big Daddy figurine is made of pewter, so never fear.

Wreckon Dracgon
05-17-2007, 04:31 PM
You know me I'm a sucker for a metal tin... which Highpass apparently loathes. Have a few kids my friend and you will appreciate the... "special" cases that insist on not sitting on your racks happily and/or require 3 different keys & 10 minutes to open.

highpass
05-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Aha. I understand the dark, evil premise behind them now. Don't get me wrong - they look great as well as being more secure than Fort Knox - it's merely the need for custom-designed abstract architectural racks that only Piet Mondrian could create that annoy. Spose there's always a shelf, though.

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angry
05-17-2007, 06:16 PM
What makes me wonder is why they charge alot more just to have a metal case, i have a few limited rls's like PDZ - GOW - Burnout Revenge. I most prob will not buy the collecters addition and just buy the norm rls. ;)

run4cover
06-30-2007, 01:22 AM
As far as I know, the Big Daddy figurine is made of pewter, so never fear.[/quote]

Hmm.. the people at gamestop told me it will be like the V.S. figure that came with lost planet.

I sure hope it is pewter

logitech
07-04-2007, 10:41 PM
yes sounds sweat for you yanks, but i think england does not get this! so i have read.:(

MrRedrum
07-04-2007, 10:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/MrRedrum/paintedfrontresized.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/MrRedrum/bdsideresized.jpg
I attempted to resize the picture so hopefully it won't be entirely too big. But those are pics of the prototype of what we are to receive in our LE versions of the game.


"I am proud to announce the first images of the Big Daddy prototype. Standing approximately 6 inches tall, this bad boy will be as gorgeous in the LE box as you see him here. I don't even think the pictures do him justice.
I'm in love." - From the Bioshock Website.

The same person also said, "NOTE: THIS IS A PROTOTYPE. THE COLORING IS NOT FINALIZED IN THESE MODELS. I will be updating as soon as I get photos with the finalized coloring, complete with all the finishing details."

Thrak360
07-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Any better pics of the LE packaging and contents yet? This is the latest I've seen, from EBGames website.

http://www.ebgames.com/common/images/lbox/200317b.jpg

Cyrex
07-12-2007, 03:37 PM
i am deffinatly going to get the limited edition, i just need to get some posters and figurines around my gaming room its so plain right now

darquesyde
07-12-2007, 06:01 PM
All that for just an extra 10 bucks? Yeah, I'll get be getting the LE too. The packaging looks like one of those dual DVD cases. Hopefully they will stay with this idea instead of those bad tin cases. I seriously hate those.

icedtea
07-17-2007, 11:23 PM
pre-ordered my copy today.

PackedMicrobe
07-20-2007, 07:26 PM
sweet :D :bow:

bigdaddy <3 :chair

Krueger
07-24-2007, 06:31 PM
i couldn't preorder the collectors edition at gamecrazy or bestbuy, is it an ebgames/gamestop exclusive

codedigital
07-24-2007, 07:14 PM
i couldn't preorder the collectors edition at gamecrazy or bestbuy, is it an ebgames/gamestop exclusive

Unfortunately....yes :(

Krueger
07-24-2007, 08:31 PM
thats so stupid i have to go to eb to get the special edition one

erickliban
07-28-2007, 07:43 PM
glad i pre-ordered this. looks great for just $10 extra. any news on a mass effect limited edition?

Chilidog Chaos
07-31-2007, 07:56 PM
I'm def getting the LE one!:drunk

killerharu45
08-01-2007, 06:55 AM
damnit. i preordered the regular. but i still hav about a month left so i bet i can go to my local gamecrazy and change it

A Curious Oddity
08-01-2007, 03:53 PM
The soundtrack cd is awesome looking in the fact that it looks like a record.

ElementalSoBe
08-01-2007, 07:31 PM
im prob gunna get the LE

Krueger
08-04-2007, 03:52 AM
the big daddy thing is sick i will go out of my way to get it

MATTUMUZ
08-04-2007, 08:35 AM
yes sounds sweat for you yanks, but i think england does not get this! so i have read.:(

2K games have said that a limited edition version WILL be coming to Europe:
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/13321/BioShock-Limited-Edition-Revealed/
http://rapturegazette.blog.de/?tag=limited+edition

WhoKildMyHooker
08-06-2007, 03:23 AM
no wonder i couldnt pre order the le.. gamecrazy doesnt have it ><

M7.Ninja
08-06-2007, 05:32 AM
I'm getting this for the "Making Of" CD and the soundtrack. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with the figurine.

XxCRAZYSNIP3RxX
08-11-2007, 09:48 PM
are only certain game stores selling the limited edition cause my local game store said they werent

InSoMnIaC_190
08-12-2007, 06:22 AM
I like it but I wish we were still getting the cloth poster it looked nice :(

I still have it pre-ordered but I just have a thing for little things like that , I still have my Ninja Gaiden cloth wall scroll hanging on my door. Kinda long too but looks nice.

Pyroman31
08-12-2007, 07:33 AM
Pre-ordered the LE just now. Can't wait!

M7.Ninja
08-12-2007, 08:11 AM
I don't like the figurine, but the additional content will make me buy this one. I'll probably give the figurine to a friend who likes to collect them.

TacticalChaos15
08-14-2007, 03:22 AM
I pre-ordered it, yah ! this is going to be awesome. I usually don't pay the extra for the LE but with the Big Daddy figurine, I couldn't help myself.


EDIT: Insomniac! There was going to be a poster! When and are they available anywhere, like on ebay. I got to have me one of them!

InSoMnIaC_190
08-14-2007, 04:05 AM
I pre-ordered it, yah ! this is going to be awesome. I usually don't pay the extra for the LE but with the Big Daddy figurine, I couldn't help myself.


EDIT: Insomniac! There was going to be a poster! When and are they available anywhere, like on ebay. I got to have me one of them!

There still might be one but it is not mentioned. I remember when I voted I voted for the cloth poster and it looked nice , if you google Bioshock Limited Edition they might have an old blog post featuring the items you could vote for I don't have the link on-hand.

And as far as I know they are not selling them.

BUT it still might come with the game but I am not promising anything. I guess we will see next Tuesday.

xTHSx Rascal
08-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Lets hope the case isnt as dangerous as the the pdz special eddition i dropped my pdz case on my foot and got a bruise lol owwww

ViperxSniper
08-16-2007, 07:07 PM
The manager at my local gamestop showed me the packaging for the collectors edition. It is pretty awesome, it comes in a huge box with a window to view the figure (looks like its made of ceramic), which is a whole lot better then that cheap crappy lost planet figure that fell apart with the slightest touch. For only $10 more, you will be getting more then what you paid for.

The regular edition packaging even looked awesome (came with a case sleeve with big daddy popped up).

DoM cAbAn
08-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Ooh, I might have to get this Limited Edition one. I never have bought any other ones, so this'll be my first. :D

MrRedrum
08-17-2007, 11:31 AM
For those of you that haven't seen it yet or are really wondering what it looks like. Here is a picture of the Bioshock Limited Edition packaging.

http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/99287/BioshockCE_qjpreviewth.jpg?115601

jackanape
08-17-2007, 01:19 PM
This is also available in England too but only from GAME, you can check out their website. It looks exactly the same as the US version.

Who isn't a sucker for a Limited Edition?

Thrak360
08-17-2007, 01:43 PM
At other forums, I saw these promo pics of the Collector's Edition, as it is called in Europe. Mentions a steelbook DVD case. I've also heard the discussions/complaining about the US's Limited Edition, which may have just a plastic DVD case. That's what's shown in the EBGames promo picture. Looks like it could be a double wide DVD case, which would be nice to hold the extra discs. I'd hate it to be a regular size DVD case, with extra discs inside the case with paper sleeves.

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=200317

click on the thumbnails

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/th_BioShock1.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/BioShock1.jpg) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/th_BioShock2.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/BioShock2.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/th_BioShock3.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/BioShock3.jpg) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/th_BioShock4.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/rabigjb/BioShock4.jpg)

JellyBeanJunky
08-18-2007, 07:37 PM
Got me pre-order off EBay cant wait.

TacticalChaos15
08-19-2007, 03:48 AM
I know, after all the other games releasing a LE with just a metal box and bonus behind the scenes dvd, Bioshock is stepping up the game. The CD looks amazing, after playing the demo, I cant wait for the music. Plus it looks like an old record. A Big Daddy figurine...... If I dare say cooler than Master Chief........ Is awesome. A standard making of( behind the scene) dvd that is expected, plus a different box containing the best game of the summer. Wow, all for 10 bucks, that is why I pre-ordered the LE version!

DoM cAbAn
08-19-2007, 04:47 AM
Can anyone tell me where I can pre-order the Limited Edition of Bioshock? I was about to pre-order it off of EBGames, but now it doesn't show it there anymore?

DeW222
08-19-2007, 06:58 AM
You may be too late Dom, but I'd try Gamestop. If the online store doesn't work try calling up some local stores to you and ask if they have pre-orders available for it.

thecrazyguy
08-19-2007, 07:35 AM
wow just looked at the picture of the LE pakaging. All game publishers and developers need to take a long hard look at bioshock, that my friends is how you do a Limited edition game!!! More than worth the extra 10$ Cant wait till tuesday to pick it up.

MadcatNL
08-19-2007, 12:43 PM
The packaging sure looks awesome, so does the figurine, and yeah, which gamer isn't a sucker for a metal box ;).

Took me a while to find it, here in Belgium it was not available anywhere anymore, so I got a pre-order in The Netherlands. Will take me a 6 hour roundtrip to my parents to pick it up, but it's worth it.

Gaz2k7
08-19-2007, 01:59 PM
yes sounds sweat for you yanks, but i think england does not get this! so i have read.:(
Preordered Bioshock collectors and yes we will be getting the Big Daddy figurine on this side of the pond (UK)

I preordered mine from Game roll on friday when I get my hands on it

:-)

Game looks awesome

MrRedrum
08-20-2007, 09:21 AM
This is an old picture but is a picture again of what is suppose to be in the Collector's Edition. I don't know if they are going to still do it but one of the things that we were going to get was going to be a Poster of some kind. In this picture it's (as you can see) a cloth poster. I just wanted to state that we shouldn't forget that we're also going to get a sweet cloth poster... unless if they change their mind lol.

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/04/bioshock_le.jpg

Also, this is apparently the Cover Art of the Limited/Collector's Edition version of the game.

http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/features/coverfinalists/t1.jpg

Link to see the full cover.
http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/features/coverfinalists/1.jpg

DoM cAbAn
08-20-2007, 03:06 PM
You may be too late Dom, but I'd try Gamestop. If the online store doesn't work try calling up some local stores to you and ask if they have pre-orders available for it.

Oh I'm such a stupid ass... "Limited" Edition... I obviously forgot the meaning of that... :p

brsfan22
08-20-2007, 05:57 PM
I just read a listing on ebay selling the limited edition contents and it said that the statue is too heavy to ship, so if it wasn't already mentioned, I think it's probably made out of some heavy material like pewter.

InSoMnIaC_190
08-21-2007, 02:35 AM
This is an old picture but is a picture again of what is suppose to be in the Collector's Edition. I don't know if they are going to still do it but one of the things that we were going to get was going to be a Poster of some kind. In this picture it's (as you can see) a cloth poster. I just wanted to state that we shouldn't forget that we're also going to get a sweet cloth poster... unless if they change their mind lol.

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/04/bioshock_le.jpg

Also, this is apparently the Cover Art of the Limited/Collector's Edition version of the game.

http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/features/coverfinalists/t1.jpg

Link to see the full cover.
http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/features/coverfinalists/1.jpg

Sadly that is a very old picture they used to see what people wanted in it , people voted on what they wanted so the cloth poster is no longer in the package as far as I know and the figure is way different and looks way better than that.

They have a picture of the full final big daddy figure.


And the figure is not too heavy to ship maybe that person is lazy lol , I got it on Gamestop.com and it said nothing about extra money for weight like it would with Guitar Hero or something.

I heard the figure is kind of heavy though from Ken Levin from the Bioshock team but I don't see how that person would say it is too heavy to ship over eBay.

I so hope we get that cloth poster though I looove stuff like that.

MrRedrum
08-21-2007, 03:09 AM
The picture I posted with the reported contents of the Limited Edition was the picture for what was actually said to be IN the Limited Edition. Also, I prefaced what I said with "This is an old picture..." ;) Another thing, I posted earlier the picture of the Big Daddy Figurine for the LE. Anyways though, like you, I heard as well that the cloth poster was taken out of the LE. I did sign the petition to make the LE and voted for the contents of it. I will find out in 4 more hours if thats the case or not so I'll definitely come back and let everyone know if it's included or not if someone doesn't beat me to it from the East Coast. Lets hope that we can get everything that they said we would and didn't change their minds! :)

RupturedRapture
08-21-2007, 03:15 AM
Im a sucker for Special editions. Put SE on anything and ill pay extra for it:p. Its a big perk that Bioshocks is so awesome though! Now my Big Daddy and my Lost Planet figure can fight.....wait ive said too much:eek:

MrRedrum
08-21-2007, 03:34 AM
Too bad the Lost Planet figurine is so small and didn't come with any weapons... at least mine didn't :( But the Big Daddy figurine is awesome as hell. There doesn't appear to be any lack of kick assery in the Big Daddy figurine like there was with the Lost Planet one. Yay Bioshock!

MrRedrum
08-21-2007, 07:41 AM
Okay so here are the final results on the Bioshock: Limited Edition. It comes with the " 6" Big Daddy Figurine, Behind the Scenes DVD, Original Moby CD: The BioShock EP, Contest-winning cover art by Cult of Rapture Member Adam Meyer." Also, we do not receive a metal case like originally thought. It is the standard plastic case that we always receive. I took some pictures and I will be posting them for those who are interested.

Sorry for how big the pictures are but I didn't really want to resize it so each one is about 1.26mb or so. I will try and resize them later on so for now these are just temporary links. Also, sorry for the pictures being blurry and everything but my battery was about to die when I took them. If anyone wants clearer pictures then you can feel free to ask but I doubt anyone will need them.

Links:
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20001.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20002.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20003.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20004.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20005.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20006.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20007.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20008.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20009.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20010.jpg
http://www.fileden.com/files/1231/BioShock%20011.jpg

Fritz White
08-21-2007, 07:54 AM
No cloth poster?

InSoMnIaC_190
08-21-2007, 08:32 AM
No cloth poster?

Nope , sadly not. I would totally buy one though for like $10 lol.

Also IMO the normal edition looked more kickass with the boxart. they showed it on G4 last week during the whole T R U debacle and it had some kinda slip case with the Big Daddy on it where it kinda stands out don't know the word for it.

MrRedrum
08-21-2007, 08:38 AM
It's a metal case if I remember correctly with a punched out image of a Big Daddy with a plastic slip cover over it much like the Lost Planet collector's edition. It looks a hell of a lot better than the collector's edition game but hey, I get a Big Daddy Figurine and those that buy the normal copy don't right? lol...

Thrak360
08-21-2007, 02:44 PM
Thanks for sharing the pics MrRedrum!

The regular version in the US comes in a regular plastic DVD case. The slip cover is made of carboard, but it's embossed so the graphics have some texture and stand out.

Europe still gets the steelbook case in their limited edition, as you can see in the pics I posted above.

brsfan22
08-21-2007, 04:02 PM
What does it say where it normally says "Only on Xbox 360"? It looks bigger to me and am just wondering.

Thrak360
08-21-2007, 04:11 PM
What does it say where it normally says "Only on Xbox 360"? It looks bigger to me and am just wondering.
"Only on Xbox 360 and Windows"

DoM cAbAn
08-21-2007, 04:26 PM
I don't believe it... the one Limited Edition game that I really wanted and I didnt get it. :(

Fritz White
08-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Limited's not as cool as I thought. It's cool, but I thought I was getting a poster or something. The main thing I got is this Big Daddy toy, which is kind of heavy and sort of dumb. I just got him standing there on the table. I just watched the bonus DVD and that was sort of boring. I think the game's going to be great because everyone that made the game looks like they haven't been outside in a year cause they've been working on it so much. I'm a sucker for a metal game case too. Maybe there will be some good songs on the CD.

Anyway, don't feel bad if you miss out on the Limited, it's not a rip off, but it's not really awesome either.

chenry
08-22-2007, 05:56 PM
Maybe there will be some good songs on the CD.


man, the CD is three songs by Moby.

InSoMnIaC_190
08-22-2007, 06:32 PM
I think the Big Daddy figure is badass. Most limited editions give you some shitty things. Like the Prey LE which was just two VERY small pewter figurines with no detial all silver very cheap looking and a CD you downloaded off of some very slow site and an art book with some weird cover and back that tears easy. You compare that LE to this one and it is way better.

BUT when I seen the votes they had a signed art cell or something by the team how awesome would it be to get the Big daddy figurine , the signed art , the cloth poster that my friend would be an amazing LE. The CD is worthless.

ThrillKillBill
08-22-2007, 06:36 PM
my local EBgames manager told me 12 out of the 17 limited edition bioshock big daddy figurines were shipped broken, and that it was the same at several other stores nearby but replacements were being shipped out for free......... kinda makes me laugh :biglaugh

DeW222
08-22-2007, 06:53 PM
The CD has two good songs on it. The remix of Sonatra's Under the Sea is really good, but I like Sonatra and trance which I know not everyone likes one, let alone two.

crusaderV1
08-22-2007, 09:04 PM
Yeah same thing at a couple of my stores 2! glad it didnt happen to me, though becuase the Big Daddy Figurine is waht makes the Bioshock LE! I still find it funny that all i had to 2 do was trade in 4 Nintendooo Ds games! What would be a better way to end the pokemon series of games than to trade it for BioShock!

P.S. I traded in Pokemon Diamond, Lunar Knights, Mario Cart DS, and Metriod Prime Hunters and got $72 for em!

bushmaster2000
08-22-2007, 09:54 PM
The main thing you get in the LE is the hand painted Big Daddy figure. The soundtrack only had 3 songs on it and making of stuff is usually a watch once toss it kind of thing. So the BD figure is where it's at, too bad it sounds like there's an 80% defect rate it sounds like with the BD's getting broken in shipping due to poor packaging. Wonder how they're going to replace all those BDs since they were all hand painted.

Between the widescreen thing, the PC version only being installable once because it activates over the Interenet and the busted BD's, 2K really has a bit of a PR mess on their hands.

Pyroman31
08-22-2007, 10:00 PM
Damn I got my figurine and it was heavy! Glad mine wasn't broken. Me luvz it. The right foot isn't perfectly horizontal so it has a tiny wobble...nothing an old business card couldn't take care of. :P

chenry
08-23-2007, 04:34 AM
The CD has two good songs on it. The remix of Sonatra's Under the Sea is really good, but I like Sonatra and trance which I know not everyone likes one, let alone two.

Dude. That's Bobby Darin's Beyond the Sea.

DeW222
08-23-2007, 05:15 AM
Dude. That's Bobby Darin's Beyond the Sea.

My bad, I was thinking Sinatra from listening to him earlier.

Night45Fox
08-23-2007, 05:38 AM
The CD has two good songs on it. The remix of Sonatra's Under the Sea is really good, but I like Sonatra and trance which I know not everyone likes one, let alone two.

ya i agree but i wish they didnt use "Punk remix" they dont play the punk remixes in the game, the tv ad is not in punk remix, but all-in-all for 10 bucks its good

skuff
08-23-2007, 10:36 AM
Looking through the game website in the uk i think the big daddy figure only comes with the pc version which is teh gay, ive preorderd the le, which still hasnt arrived, but i guess ill see tomorrow, i hope

Edit: just checked again, and heres what i found
http://www.game.co.uk/lowdown.aspx?lid=6890

so looks like i wont be getting the book stop after all :mad:

MrRedrum
08-23-2007, 11:14 AM
What I got really annoyed with is that we were told we were going to get a sweet Metal Case AND a kick ass Art Book with concept art and the like in there. But I suppose I can't complain too much since we did get a pretty awesome Limited Edition version of the game and it actually IS Limited for a change haha.


I was really looking forward to seeing the initial concepts of a Big Daddy though... I remember seeing the concepts of a Little Sister and they were freakishly alien looking. They still carried the theme over at least. Those that have gotten deep in the game will know what I'm talking about.

jtkauff
08-23-2007, 04:26 PM
What I got really annoyed with is that we were told we were going to get a sweet Metal Case AND a kick ass Art Book with concept art and the like in there. But I suppose I can't complain too much since we did get a pretty awesome Limited Edition version of the game and it actually IS Limited for a change haha.

Actually the art book didn't make the cut - the voting on CultofRapture.com chose the Big Daddy, the soundtrack, and the making of, with a metal case.

On the other hand you can hit up CultofRapture to download the art book for free.

chenry
08-23-2007, 08:45 PM
On the other hand you can hit up CultofRapture to download the art book for free.

or if your Big Daddy was broken in the box, you get a free artbook. Eventually.