let me preface this whole post by firmly admitting i am a nerd. it wasn’t an overnight process, and to be honest with you it really creeped up on me gradually. my house has some girly stuff, but not much. it’s mainly a full-on shrine to modern geek culture. i’ve got action figures everywhere, from hitman’s agent 47 to god of war. i consider myself a ‘collector’ and have spent a great deal of both time and money gathering this utterly pointless shit.
i was on n4g today though, and found something… oof. it’s such a pile of boredom the bioshock 2 ultimate edition! the only ultimate part about it seems to be how much money than brains you have. for $99 bucks, you get the ultimate edition. what makes it special?
- the game
- a poster
- 164 pages of art in a hardcover book
- another poster
- the orchestral score on CD
- yet another poster
- the orchestral score on a vinyl 180g LP. yes. the same music, in a format no one uses anymore.
obviously, well done to 2K’s marketing team. people are going to buy this, because humanity’s chief goal is to acquire things. mcdonald’s has taught us this rule: people will buy their own feces if you package it prettily enough.
at the end of the day though – good. god. damn. at least make it WORTH it.