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Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Brandon

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>Battlefield 3 US pre-order bonuses announced

>Though EA announced the pre-order bonuses for Battlefield 3 back in June (to the chagrin of yours truly), we had heard no mention of US retailers up to this point. Today, however, Joystiq reports that the US retail partners for Battlefield 3 have finally been revealed.

Want to take a guess at where you have to pre-order to get the most complete version of Battlefield 3 that includes the Physical Warfare Pack? If you guessed Gamestop (and really, who didn’t), I’m sorry to say you’re right.
Oh, but that’s not all. Guess where you have to pre-order if you want the eight new multiplayer skins exclusive to the SPECACT kit? Best Buy. What if you want some exclusive multiplayer dog tags? Amazon.
But wait, what if you want to have all of these things? Guess what, YOU CAN’T. You instead get the opportunity to be shackled to retailer gimmicks that harm you, the customer who just wants to spend his hard-earned money on a complete version of the product he’s buying.
I’m very much looking forward to Battlefield 3, but this retailer exclusive madness makes me ill. Assuming we don’t see a last-minute change of mind regarding Steam, I’m leaning toward pre-ordering Battlefield 3 directly from Origin and foregoing any of the special bonuses to show EA that these foolish tactics are unnecessary in the age of digital distribution.

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5 Responses to >Battlefield 3 US pre-order bonuses announced

  1. GraGar says:

    >That is disappointing.

  2. Peeble says:

    >>I'm leaning toward pre-ordering Battlefield 3 directly from Origin and foregoing any of the special bonuses to show EA that these foolish tactics are unnecessary in the age of digital distribution.

    Why don't you just not preorder it?

  3. vol1tion says:

    >@Peeble:

    I already know I'm going to buy the game, if for no other reason than to put my hardware to good use by showing off pretty visuals. All pre-orders include the Back to Karkand map pack for free, so not pre-ordering would mean I lose out on that content and would have to pay for it separately later on.

  4. sirniblet says:

    >Dunno why they don't have one of these bonuses on origin, at least the PWP since that seems like the biggest one…

    *sigh* anyway, I will probably preorder from gamestop as bad of a person this may make me, I just want the PWP, the others don't seem like anything important to me.

  5. vol1tion says:

    >@sirniblet:

    Check out the article I just posted.

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