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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 1:20PM (Unverified) said

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I love buying the box of the actual game, feels like you get more for your money. I mean you actually get tangible evidence you bought the game, and I have collected all of my game boxes since about 1998, and love seeing them sitting on my shelve.

Posted: Feb 1st 2010 1:32PM Evy said

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Same here. Dunno why, but I really like having that box. I finally had to throw out some old software recently and it was hard! I get attached to things, I guess. ;)
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 2:11PM Psychotic Storm said

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I really hate their decision or short sightless to forget that players existed in other places beyond North America or Canada.

Yes, I sound bitter and I am quite a bit, I really would have liked to have the Collectors box, but the company decided to not have it available for the rest of the world.

Posted: Feb 1st 2010 2:45PM Celestian said

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Should be happy you can get the game at all.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 3:29PM Psychotic Storm said

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How so?
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 4:02PM Budukahn said

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I have to concur. Although personally my gripe tends to be more centered on paying "box" prices for digital products. It seems to be only available to me as a European through Steam, and while I like that distributions service offers and convenience, I hate their prices. I always feel ripped off purchasing launch games on it.]

Besides, collectors editions are just full of awesome.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 4:44PM (Unverified) said

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The distrobution process is not as easy as you might think, and often times its difficult to get into retail stores outside of a publisher's territory. Probably not as difficult for big-house publishers.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 5:32PM (Unverified) said

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Indie company dude. I am also in europe, and disappointed that I cant get it, but I understand the reasons why, and slating the company for it is pretty pointless.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 5:41PM Psychotic Storm said

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I know all that and I was not expecting them to be able to ship it in a store near me, I was expecting to be able to get it by paying a courier delivery though.

Anyway its the only Collectors I didn't manage to get for a game I was interested with.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 3:06PM Damn Dirty Ape said

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I miss old school PC games with all of the great stuff they included. Full color maps, books, HUGE well written manuals, guides, novels....

I miss manuals most of all. I know it saves developers to just put stuff in the tutorial or on their website, but some of those old manuals were as fun to read as the game was to play!

Posted: Feb 1st 2010 5:53PM swarmofcats said

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Looking through boxes of old junk that's been tucked away in the closets of my house for years, I came across the box for ULTIMA IV, QUEST OF THE AVATAR! Now that box has some awesome stuff packed with it: cloth map, a metal ankh, some kind of stone that I can't remember the significance of? So cool, I couldn't bring myself to throw it away!
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2010 11:23AM Damn Dirty Ape said

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It's funny that you said that, because as I was making the comment I was picturing one of those Ultima boxes in my head with it's cloth maps, stones, and adventurer's book.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2010 11:12PM (Unverified) said

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ya i like how you say "That's assuming people remember how to go buy physical boxes in stores, right?" cause actually i called mutiple stores asking if they had the game and they said no including best buy i only like to buy games in store but for some reason everyone is failing to stock games anymore........ and i hate it.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2010 7:08AM (Unverified) said

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I have found that calling stores is a waste of time because half the time the employees don't know the product even exists. I was looking for a game for my son at Best Buy, asked an employee if they had it. He looked it up on the computer. I was looking over his shoulder, and the computer said they had three in stock. He turned to me and told me they were not really in stock. As I was leaving the store I saw them hanging on a display near the check out. Half the time they are too lazy to check especially if you call.
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