Isn't it always the case now? Everyone is out to make a buck one way or another at the expense of our pockets. The recent price hike for XBL is a good example of that. What you may have missed is the push for Game of the Year (GOTY) or Special Edition versions of games that come loaded with all that expensive DLC pumped out after game launch. Obviously this is simply a play to grab all the people who didn't shell out cash to make sure the DLC was created.
LittleBigPlanet and Batman: Arkham Asylum are great examples here of this. Both games were out for a while and had DLC that fans paid for because they loved the game so much and wanted more. A little over a year goes by and new renditions were pumped out at full retail price, including all the DLC some of us paid extra for.
Now we shall add Borderlands to that list. It now has an upcoming GOTY edition coming this October, which includes the $30+ worth of DLC long time fans paid for already for the low price of $59.99. So people who have missed out previously will be able to receive the full experience for a fraction of the cost. Man I am glad I purchased these titles with DLC way in advance just to watch people who didn't care at the beginning to get what I paid for, completely free. Warms the cockles of my heart.
So let everyone of your friends who have not picked up Borderlands to wait just a bit longer and they will get $100 worth of game for the low price of $60. Then be sure to remind them that you had to pay for each additional pack when they came out. Also throw in something about walking up hill in the snow barefoot for fun.
2K Games and Gearbox Software Bring Carnage and Mayhem to Video Game Consoles this Fall with Borderlands™ Game of the Year
New York, NY – August 30, 2010 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the superextravasplosive, mega-hit Borderlands™ will offer a Game of the Year edition this fall. Borderlands™ Game of the Year will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $59.99 and Windows PC for $49.99 starting October 12, 2010.
This new addition to the critically acclaimed Borderlands experience will provide fans with the ultimate outlet to lock, load and face the madness. More than 17 million unique weapons and loot empower gamers to blissfully blast their way through all of Pandora’s inhospitable environments and leave behind a bloody wasteland of indigenous monsters, zombies, Claptraps and evil corporate mercenaries. Level up with the Borderlands experience seamlessly by playing alone or with friends through extensive split-screen or online co-op integration for the most ultimate Role-Playing Shooter fun ever created.
Borderlands Game of the Year edition will come with tokens for download of the recently announced add-on pack, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, as well as the three previous best-selling destructive downloadable adventures - the living dead-filled The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, the ultimate video game survival of the fittest test Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, and the utterly fantastic The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. Also included, will be a complete and comprehensive map of the Borderlands territories.
With this definitive collection, gamers will now have the perfect chance to join in and experience what millions of Borderlands fans already adore. They’ll find a highly addictive video game that calls for unleashing furious anger upon a sinister corporation’s well-armed armada and Pandora’s local inhospitable inhabitants, while searching for the secret of The Vault that is chock full of extra bonuses and add-ons.