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I love Borderlands and as such am very excited about Borderlands 2. More gun collecting RPG shooter mayhem? More guns? Going more places than just the desert? Uhm.... Totally in. So totally in.

When I love a game++ I am drawn to pre-order it. Often times I buy the collectors edition. What can I say? I am sucker when people say "game, art book and soundtrack." I just have to pay more because I love that kind of stuff. Borderlands 2 seems willing to indulge me with pre-ordering and they upped the ante with TWO collectors editions.

I am going to pre-order the game I am just not sure what version of the game I will actually buy. To my eye there are actually 4 different versions you need to discern between. Ill drop you to the site so you can check it out:

http://www.borderlands2.com/preorder/

So basically, you have the pre-order game that comes with a crap load-o-dlc. I think rewarding your biggest fans is a great thing. I got a few special bits with my Diablo 3 Collectors Edition(ill post about that in the future). Thing is, its not quite that simple.

Every pre-order gets the same DLC except Game Stop. Game Stop's pre-order nabs you all the DLC goodness AND the "Creature Slaughter Dome" and a special rocket launcher. Honestly that sounds like a really great pre-order bonus that everyone should get. I don't dislike Game Stop, I just don't like special retailer only pre-order bonuses. I also don't like special console only DLC. That said, you know about it now so plan accordingly.

The other two versions of the game are the collectors edition and they seem fun save one critical thing I would love. A soundtrack. I LOVE GAME SOUNDTRACKS! I may very well be in the minority here, but when a collectors edition includes the soundtrack I get much more interested in purchasing it. Toss in a making of or behind the scenes DVD and you have my money in your hand. Both Borderlands 2 collectors editions seem to omit both. That said, they are both pretty hefty and the $150 collectors edition includes a loot chest that looks pretty epic.

I am leaning to the pre-order at Game Stop on the PS3 for the "plain Jane" game itself as the collectors editions are not really compelling me right this minute. Are you going to pre-order Borderlands 2? Do you buy collectors editions? Do you like retailer specific DLC? Did you enjoy SkiFree on Windows 3.1?

Let me know in the comments.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 05/22/2012 at 02:48am

Retailer specific DLC is pretty dumb in my book, but whatever. There's worse ways to handle DLC. Of course if Gamestop is offering all that stuff for preordering with them, it looks like I'll be preordering it through them. My only beef with Gamestop is that sometimes their employees are a little too pushy, but really that can happen at any store. And you're not the only one who enjoys video game music. As I type this I'm actually listening to Distant Worlds II, which is a collection of music from the various Final Fantasy games. :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/22/2012 at 02:18pm

Where did you gt Distant Worlds from? Is it free?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 05/22/2012 at 06:02pm

It's on Spotify. Search for Nobuo Uematsu.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/22/2012 at 07:50pm

Retailer specific DLC is one of the banes of the industry. But you aren't going to buy the collectors edition? This is the collectors edition I have wanted the most. That loot chest. I know it costs way too much, but just look at the loot chest!

SkiFree was amazing, by the way. It was terrible, if we're being honest, but it was fun when we played it back then.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 05/22/2012 at 09:19pm

I rarely buy the collectors edition of anything, although that loot chest is pretty epic looking... I think the last time I bought a collectors edition was one of the Lord of the Rings movies. I got a really cool Gollum statue that I hide in my house for guests to discover. :P

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/23/2012 at 01:44am

The loot chest does look cool but everything else doesn't look that exciting to me right now. I could change my mind though and ill think about it for a bit before pre-ordering through Game Stop.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/23/2012 at 09:49pm

Dude, hiding the Gollum statue is brilliant. Unfortunately I don't have any creepy things to hide.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 05/24/2012 at 12:10am

lol. It started because I had no where else to really put him. Currently he's in the kitchen cabinet waiting for someone to go get a glass. :P

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/24/2012 at 02:03am

Apparently you find your cups WAY too precious..... :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/25/2012 at 09:17pm

I would hide him in opportune places where a Gollum quote might be useful in conversation. In the kitchen, for instance, whenever someone makes potatoes, bring him out and say "What's taters, precious?"

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/26/2012 at 02:55am

Hahaha, awesome. Or he could go next to your fish tank.

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