The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead Season Coming on Disc This December
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If you're one of those people yet to have played Telltale's The Walking Dead series, of which there are currently three episodes available from the XBL Marketplace, then you're actually in for something of a treat. This December you'll be able to purchase the entire five episode run on a disc, to enjoy in one big, delightfully bloody chunk.

The news comes following a question from @The_Dukenator on Twitter who asked Telltale Games' Twitter account whether The Walking Dead will be receiving a disc-based release like Back to the Future: The Video Game did on PS3. The response came back as follows:

"As a matter of fact, yes! Entire season on disc. Dec 4th in NA for Xbox 360 and PS3. EU dates TBA."

So, there you have it! You'll be able to grab The Walking Dead's five episode season - fingers crossed for more seasons in the future - on a disc on December 4th. We'll be sure to let you know when those EU dates are revealed too.


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Comment #1 by xduderx
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 06:54:03 AM
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Nice, ill pick this up

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Comment #2 by Reckonis
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 06:58:03 AM
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Should be good since you cant even get them on the marketplace in this bloody country.

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Comment #3 by SkilledJR
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 06:59:42 AM
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Already bought 3 Episodes on XBLA so I'll just buy the last 2 the same way.

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Comment #4 by ckingvengence
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:01:15 AM
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"EU dates TBA" so i guess that means it will be coming sometime next year for us.

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Comment #5 by MoldyClay87
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:03:31 AM
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Back to the Future also went to retail on Wii.

Surprised there's no disc of this (or Jurassic Park) for Wii considering, you know, it's a point and click.

Anyway, good thing I never got any of these yet. Held out for a disc version. Will definitely pick that up instead.

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Comment #6 by wes coas 4 life
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:10:08 AM
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These episodes are too good for me to wait.

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Comment #7 by Astaroth211
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:12:48 AM
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@4 Or, in the case Jurassic Park, not at all.

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Comment #8 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:20:00 AM
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So December is only just over 2 months away, does that mean episodes 4 and 5 will be released on the marketplace before then? Or not at all?

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Comment #9 by ZedChuva
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:28:56 AM
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Why the fuck would I buy the last 2 on XBLA then? Or matter of fact, why would I buy the disk, if I buy the XBLA titles?

Not a shocking move tho, just pretty soon. So I take it, Ep 4 is Oct and Ep 5 is Nov? Or not at all? LOL! That would be hilarious. "Since the disk is coming out, we're not releasing them on XBLA now, to give us time to fix the horrible, horrible lag."

Still haven't played 3 yet. Have had it since release day. May just wait until Dec, get the disk and play them all at once.

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Comment #10 by CrazyDoginOZ
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:40:45 AM
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EU release does this mean Australia?

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Comment #11 by ronnie42
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:46:32 AM
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Since the news is slow usually on release dates for each episode I won't be suprised if the disc got delayed since the disc is in 2-3 months, well there's not even been word on the 4th episode release date yet.

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Comment #12 by ChinaPig
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:50:24 AM
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If you're Aussie then just download them on a UK account with UK points. Speaking from experience.

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Comment #13 by ChinaPig
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:51:27 AM
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Comment #14 by Johnnyluh
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:53:06 AM
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I love this game but so far every promise Telltale games have made toward this game have all been broken. Initially it was supposed to be monthly releases. It's been near 5 months or 6 or so and they couldn't do it with such a small and simple game. 2 months or so left til they "plan" to release this. I see a lot of very upset customers/fans and a lot of broken promises. Sorry but this company has a bad track record for broken promises. I wouldn't waste my time funding them if it was up to me.

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Comment #15 by collin232
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:57:20 AM
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I was holding off buying these til they went on sale or I could get them as a bundle for cheaper. Looking forward to it.

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Comment #16 by TofuDragon7
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:00:33 AM
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I was hoping they were going to do this. Either that or grab them in a sale, will add this to my rental list right now.

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Comment #17 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:08:31 AM
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@14 I dont mind broken release date promises when the game is so damn good.i certainly wouldn't stop buying their games just because they broke a release date, and anyone who would needs their head examining.Releasing the disc was inevitable ,especially since the game has performed so well,sales wise.

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Comment #18 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:10:24 AM
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Does this mean we can the achiebvements out of it again by playing through on the disc?

Never done this so don't know :S!

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Comment #19 by ModernSith2010
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:23:20 AM
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@18 I would think the disc would have completely different achievements as I've never seen a Retail/disc game with less than 1000G, and these will only have 500G as it is 100G per Episode. I just want to know when we are getting Episode 4 on XBLA.

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Comment #20 by Earth Djinn
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:27:43 AM
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Now they need to announce a disc based version of Jurassic Park for PAL consoles.

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Comment #21 by Eliasmcfly
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:29:41 AM
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this is why i have been holding off! Yes!!

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Comment #22 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:32:11 AM
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@19 lord of the rings , battle for middle earth 2 , crazily had 705 g in total.

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Comment #23 by FullMetalDanny
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:38:49 AM
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@19 Well, Monkey Island collection has the same achievements of the arcade games, so yes, it will be released with only 500G.
Same thing with the Ubisoft collection.

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Comment #24 by Steakslave
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:42:13 AM
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@19 You'd think they would've made it 200G an episode for the 1000G at retail, right?

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Comment #25 by aC00Lguy
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:49:02 AM
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Good to know that the last 2 episodes will be out sometime between now and Dec. 4.

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Comment #26 by ghsbe
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:59:50 AM
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Imagine if they went by the new arcade title rules and had 400 each. My body couldn't even handle that many points.

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Comment #27 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:15:05 AM
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good news for me then. was waiting for all 5 to come along before i bought them. but if they are coming onto disc ill wait it out. always prefer a disc copy. :)

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Comment #28 by i got squeezed
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:17:02 AM
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@24 No that would be unfair to people who bought the episodes on Xbox like me.

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Comment #29 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:20:15 AM
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@28 , I think thats what he meant, on arcade ,they should have been 200 g per episode.

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Comment #30 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:53:35 AM
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how much? cause the DLC is only 400MSP ($5.00) so im thinkin no more then $25...if more, they can suck a zombie dick!

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Comment #31 by RancidSkank
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:01:22 AM
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I've been holding out for a sale on the XBLA before picking these up - this is even better. Definite purchase for me!

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Comment #32 by Jake Joey
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:08:45 AM
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How much will this cost?

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Comment #33 by richardwarnercool1
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:09:58 AM
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I'm perfectly happy waiting till Christmas for this. I've been hoping that they'd bring it out on disc, since I don't buy games on XBLA.

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Comment #34 by Rhapsody909
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:20:11 AM
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Exactly what I predicted and was hoping for! Maybe they'll even knock off five or ten bucks (or I could wait for a sale).

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Comment #35 by the emcee
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:24:36 AM
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Rumour has it that the next episode is released next week...not sure about episode 5 though, would make sense business wise to drop the disc a week or so before 5 hits the arcade though. Great series i got 4200 points cheap on ebay...spent some on this and will save enough to get the last eps :)

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Comment #36 by FuzzMan3000
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:27:50 AM
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Awesome, will be tempted to pick this up if the game contained some extras or something different to the standard arcade titles. Hopefully it won't work out cheaper than buying them individually off of the marketplace or I'll be pissed.

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Comment #37 by Wilkz07
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:28:59 AM
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So they have 2 months then to pish the last 2 episodes... Good luck.

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Comment #38 by IN YO FACE 86
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:41:30 AM
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Yes!! if it saves me a little space on my hard drive I'll wait to till it comes out on disk.

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Comment #39 by IamNotReaI
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:52:09 AM
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@14, you do realize that they've already clarified that the episodes were ready on time, but Microsoft took forever to give the game a rating and approve it for Xbox Live?

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Comment #40 by TrishTheDish
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:55:04 AM
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YES! Disc Content > Digital Air Download Only

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Comment #41 by secretkaos187
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:56:56 AM
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This is good news for me because for some reason have not gotten the Eps. yet.

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Comment #42 by TheBlackPec
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:58:47 AM
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Already got the XBLA Version. Good game

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Comment #43 by littlelunny96
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:35:42 PM
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I knew somthing like this would happen, slightly miffed to be honest :') I want them on disc but I'm not gonna pay more for it :/

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Comment #44 by Dragon14785
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 01:41:24 PM
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I've only got the first two episodes due to some housing problems, so this is a must have.

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Comment #45 by Lonegunman718
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 01:42:54 PM
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played the demo and figured i would wait for all episodes to be out on xblm. didnt like the idea of long periods of time in between episodes. wonder if the price will be the same as the dl's.

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Comment #46 by InsaneKane87
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 02:38:40 PM
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And this is why I didn't buy them on the marketplace, had a feeling they were gonna do a disc which I'm glad they are. Would rather have a physical copy than a download version.

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Comment #47 by TaiCoon
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 02:40:57 PM
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I knew from the beginning that this game will be released on disc.
I have not downloaded any of the previous walking dead games because i prefer a Retail-disc-version.

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Comment #48 by ViNyLek
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 03:19:47 PM
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And as a smart advertising trick, disc based game will have 5th episode full 2 weeks before it shows up on Arcade. Mark my words, it could happen looking at the dates these have been coming out so far=P

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Comment #49 by StrikeAnywhereX
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 03:43:40 PM
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How about a NZ release

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Comment #50 by solarhd
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 04:13:53 PM
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I wonder if this will means double achievements… =D

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Comment #51 by General Boredom
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:11:19 PM
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If the disc is worth 1000GS instead of 500, I'll gladly buy it again. Great game.

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Comment #52 by SilentRich69
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:14:19 PM
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@9 your an idiot.

@51 its the same product why would their be two seperate lists of the same thing with one worth double? You do know their making a second season right? That would easily rank it up to 1k without the need for a sleazy but the disc strategy.

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Comment #53 by SilentRich69
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:15:20 PM
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@52 which is me. I am also an idiot.

Should be buy the disc.

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Comment #54 by Rasp
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 07:28:14 PM
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I think we all saw this coming.

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Comment #55 by Slayinfool
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 08:47:32 PM
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Good, I'd much rather have a physical copy of the game!

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Comment #56 by Rums
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:13:02 PM
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I've played this on ps3, they're fun. Kinda happy now I waited for a 360 disk, I had a feeling this would happen.

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Comment #57 by XS Scarab
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 09:22:50 PM
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i got the arcade download now, if i get this, does it register as a different game and i can just add this set to my profile, along side the arcade game and dlcs?

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Comment #58 by tunaleg
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:04:16 PM
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Disc, download, who gives a shit, you still get the game either way. This was announced a while ago, all that's new in this article is the release date.

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Comment #59 by aim of kronic
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:11:27 PM
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this would be why i didnt buy them

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Comment #60 by RIIIPPER
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 01:48:46 AM
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I've bought the first three, but may hold off on eps 4 & 5 if I can get them all on disc after that... Guess it would depend on the price. Easy to spend $10 on the last two and wait for the disc to go on sale since a disc is always better than DLC -- especially if you'd like to play it on the 720 (if it allows it).

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Comment #61 by The Dukenator
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 02:15:14 AM
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@58 If that is true, link to this announcement?

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Comment #62 by i fist brown i
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 02:32:20 AM
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@58, disc beats download for multiple reasons (although i bought the download because i didnt think the disc version would be out this soon):

1. Advantage of renting it for $5 and getting the same experience that i have gotten with $25

2. Having a physical copy to re-sell/trade in. Buying it for $25 and having it to trade in a month or 2 later for $10.

3. Having a physical copy to "showcase" along side your game collection.

Either way, the inability to re-sell downloaded games is a complete rip-off. Luckily this game is pretty kickass and well worth the $25. But i am pretty upset i didnt just wait for the Retail, i just didnt expect it to be out in such a timely fashion.

@48, totally agree. I bet we wont get episode 5 til after the disc. But i Hope the retail version is $30, just so i dont feel completely ripped off (but with the ability to re-sell it, you'd still be able to get the game cheaper than the download).

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Comment #63 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 08:03:58 AM
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if i go go to buy the disk and the price says $60 im throwing a chair

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Comment #64 by Lord_Statn
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 03:54:09 AM
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I didnt download them for this reason! This made my happy day happier!

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Comment #65 by Reytrill
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 09:20:17 PM
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I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE WAITED!!! but oh well at least by the time it comes out in disc form ill have the same game already complete if it has diffrent achievements or i can get the gamerscore again i wont say no to some easy gamerscore

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