>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.