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cool breeze

Halo 5 Collectors Edition $249.99 F*&%king Scam!!!

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Hey fellow gamers,

 

This was brought to my attention and I wanted to share this with the community.  The $249.99 Collectors edition does not come with a physical copy of the game but a damn digital download...

 

I am strongly against any type of digital download that cost face value...There needs to be a steep discount for a game that is digital only. There is plenty of saving from the gaming developer/distributor due to no shipping costs, fuel, box store cost, storage...etc... A digital new release game should cost no more than $30-40 dollars and far less for an AA or less title.

I will be buying the standard edition of the game. I will not buy the limited or the collector's edition.

(I tried to copy the links to the post but I was unable to do so and I hope the pictures are large enough to show....please if you have a clear picture of the front of the collectors please add it to your post and of course sound off...its been awhile since I posted on her and I wanted to share this with everyone!!)

*****

Update....MS has set up a website to "exchange" your digital code for a physical disk....what a scam!!

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It is odd that they don't include a hard copy of the game with such a price point, but unless they flat out don't say anywhere "Halo 5 Digital Copy" or something like that on the list of things it comes with, it's not really a scam.

 

My question is, what exactly -are- you getting for 250 bucks o.O

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Not a scam?!?! Itried attaching a photo from game stop but its too big to attached...You get a steel box indicating that a game would be included, but is not...so they give you the steel box but a digital code???

Also Titanfall was $249.99 and you at least got a physical game with it.

 

 

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Not a scam?!?! Itried attaching a photo from game stop but its too big to attached...You get a steel box indicating that a game would be included, but is not...so they give you the steel box but a digital code???

Also Titanfall was $249.99 and you at least got a physical game with it.

I'm not saying it isn't stupid, just that it isn't a scam because it says it right there on the amazon page that its a digital download. If it said physical disc, or didn't say anything at all and left it open that it -could- be a physical copy, then it would a scam in my eyes.

 

but again, i do agree that it is stupid that it doesn't come with a physical copy

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Fallout 4 costs around 249R$ on steam, that's 1/3 Off the Average pay over here. Talking about knifes in the back, Halo 5 collectors edition would cost me 774.52R$

That is almost a full monthly wage right there. :( 

 

No physical copy of the game? :blink:  they crazy or something?

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If you can find a Fallout 4 collector's edition

 

Fallout 4 costs around 249R$ on steam, that's 1/3 Off the Average pay over here. Talking about knifes in the back, Halo 5 collectors edition would cost me 774.52R$

That is almost a full monthly wage right there. :(

 

No physical copy of the game? :blink:  they crazy or something?

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double post.. cant delete..

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First of all (it is outrageous)
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!! SELLING A COLLECTOR A DIGITAL COPY?? WTf are they thinking LOL..

secondly, (it is kinda a scam)
It is not stated anywhere that it is a digital copy on microsoftstore, ebgames/gamestop (which kinda makes it a scam)
why? because of the steelbook.. which should contain a phys copy.. well at least most of the games i know have disc.. 
 
 
third, (it is most-likely a scam)
the collectors edition states (on microsoftstore and ebgames)

"A premium edition of Halo 5: Guardians for collectors and Halo fans alike. The Limited Collector’s Edition* contains the Limited Edition game as well as additional content including a commemorative statue designed by 343 Industries."

 

if that is so.. THAT SHOULD MEAN.. that it includes the cd that the limited edition has..
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Note: on the side note, i am kinda confused so please correct me if i am wrong.. as amazon is stating that the limited edition is a digital content as well.. BUT why are they posting a picture containing a cd on the limited edition copy ??
BUT AINT THAT A SCAM/ quite deceiving?
 
a game news also states that the limited edition will contain a phys copy

 

Along with a physical copy of the game, players will also receive the following:

  • Halo: The Fall of Reach – Animated Series
  • Warzone REQ Bundle: 14 Premium Requisition packs
  • Guardian model by Metal Earth®
  • Uniquely-designed Spartan themed SteelBook®
  • Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders
  • Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris
  • Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial1 – perfect for playing with friends
  • 14 Premium Requisition packs for use in Warzone

 
also i do agree the price value of digital and physical are way way different.. and phys is more valuable..
 
also here are my sources:
Microsoft store and ebgames stating that collectors include all that the limited edition has

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Halo-5-Guardians-Limited-Collectors-Edition-for-Xbox-One/productID.313091600
https://www.ebgames.ca/Xbox%20One/Games/719105/halo-5-guardians-limited-collectors-edition-with-exclusive-bonus


Amazon stating its digital copy on limited edition and yet shows a picture with disc

http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Guardians-Limited-Collectors-Xbox-One/dp/B00RKK15H0


A game news that states limited edition includes phys game copy and states that collectors edition contains digital

http://teambeyond.net/halo-5-guardians-limited-collectors-editions-detailed/

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Nice job and nice research!! I agree with you it's a scam.  I also wanted to bring attention to this as very few people know about this.

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just watched an xbox weekly with major nelson on my xb1..

turns out 343 industries heared the fans complains that some wants phys copy..

 

so they are gonna make a phys  copy one without any additional charge..

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