Ah, Special Editions. So heavy on the wallet but so pretty to look at.

Just about every major release these days gets a special or limited edition of some kind, so it should come as no surprise that 2K is preparing a very sweet package for next year's Bioshock 2 . This overwhelming bundle will feature a massive 164-page hardcover art book (perfect coffee table adornment), no less than three different posters, the soundtrack on CD and – wait for it – the orchestral score also provided on a vinyl 180g LP. Man, I knew this retro thing was big, but will this generation of gamers embrace the old-school record idea? It's a collectible, no doubt about it, but who out there even has the means to play it without raiding the attics of their parents (or grandparents)? But hey, publishers need certain gimmicks to sell these pricey special editions; we're getting all the content of the God of War III SE in a gorgeous Pandora's Box, and let's not forget about those night vision goggles in the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . Is this particular Special Edition featuring a vinyl record worth the admission price of $99? Well, we leave that decision to you.

Bioshock 2 is scheduled to hit store shelves on February 9, so you've got time to ponder. Many of you may save your money for that aforementioned GoWIII bundle, but in all honesty, we want Bioshock 2 almost as much. It's gonna rule, guaranteed.

Related Game(s): Bioshock 2

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fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Interesting and actually, there'd be a lot of people that would be able to listen to the vinyl. Vinyl still going strong at the shops. Unfortunately, I haven't been getting as many as I should. Collection has slowed down a bit due to financial reasons. I can't be spending $400/mo. on the stuff anymore.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I meant per week.

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

more people collect vinyl than youd think. the sound quality is AWESOME.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

That is true. It feels like the band is in the recording studio!!

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

I must say that this is pretty sweet. I know that I'm the only person in the world who wasn't that fond of the first Bioshock, but that doesn't mean I can't give the second one a whirl. I don't think that it'll be a $100 whirl, but a whirl nonetheless.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

"Bioshock 2" is looking good for me too. I was waiting for the second one to see what improvements overall, including technical ones. This gift pack looks the business… worth the wait for the second one to be honest; you get so much more of everything… Logic is working out well 🙂

Q!

"i am home"

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

My dad is at this time coverting all his vinyals over to CD it's going to take him years… He has over 3,000 the basement is covered wall to wall.

This is pretty cool, just not for me though unless I can have a bigdaddy stuffy LOL JK

Can't wait to pick up my copy up 🙂

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Oh. Cool. I love vinyls. I own just about every colored vinyl NOFX has released along with some Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. This Ideas fits Bioshocks theme well.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

oh man those vinyls sound so good. A friend of mine has a few of the Sublime limited presses as well.

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

Wait with all your conservative talk Jawnkee you are a NOFX fan? LMAO!!! WOW!!!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Don't have to agree with Fat Mikes poltical views in order to admire his musical abilites. I love their music and music in general. The one thing I love more then games. I've been listening to NOFX for 20 years. I've met the band on serveral occasions all very warm and friendly and we found no agreement on anything we talked about but the bands we liked.

If a bands political views were the standard for the music I liste to, then I wouldn't listen to music.

I also like Propagandi and a great cheese burger.

thj_1980
thj_1980
11 years ago

So many special editions, need them all!!!

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

better then MW2's crappy night vision goggles or GTA$'s 5 dollar stash box and 2 dollar duffel bag. But not as good as the dagger thing that came with Uncharted 2.


Last edited by Superman915 on 11/19/2009 2:32:50 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

BioShock was my GOTY in 2007. I might buy this special edition. Don't know what I would do with the vinyl record, though. Maybe I would give it to my friend, who has a huge vinyl record collection.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

If I had the money I would buy this just so I could mix with it. Orchestra music makes for some interesting mixes. Just look at all the people who have mixed down O Fortuna from Carmen Burana and made it sound just great.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Cool idea, but I haven't laid eyes on a record player in years. Maybe Fallout New Vegas will come with an 8 track 🙂

goodgamer
goodgamer
11 years ago

BFBC2 the beta is live download now

Daedusian
Daedusian
11 years ago

Definitely looks "neat" but not entirely sure if I'll be putting 100 bucks down for it..

It would be interesting to test out the record though. My parents recently bought an antique so I'd love to give the record a shot on it.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

nice, and actually, i've still got a vinyl player, nd wud love a few vinyls.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I don't think BS2 will be as popular as some people think it will be. Clamoring around as a Big Daddy was not the highlight of the first game.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Im really excited about this game. Even though i didnt play the first one but i did play the demo, it still looks fun playing as a big daddy. I also wanna fight a big sister xD

___________
___________
11 years ago

i love special editions, sony better bring that ultimate GOW3 edition here otherwise there going to find a present on their doorstep.
assassins creed 2 black edition is fu***ng amazing beautiful completley fu***ng beautiful!
beautiful crafted case, with viewing window, beautiful leather bound art book, beautiful big figurine.
sony THIS is how you do a limited edition, not that paper book crap you had for R&C ACIT.
i swear sony are such tight a$$e$ i can not believe i payed 130 bucks for that.
its just the normal game plus a art book which is in the same material as the game manual, would of cost them 2 bucks to make.
where assassins creed 2s one was bound in freaking leather with the logo and name etched into it.
now thats how you make a limited edition.
bioshock one was ok, batman AA one was reasonable but if you want a true high quality limited edition AC2 black edition takes the cake.
show them how its done ubisoft there my favorite publisher because they show there games and not run their mouth off.
and there not completley up themselves, cough EA cough!
they always turn out high quality games, and are not tight a$$e$ when it comes to limited editions.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I loved the first Bioshock so I'll probably pick this one up too. And Sony has a nice turntable that they make for around $80 for those that are interested. Turntables are easier to find than you think. Most have a cd/radio combo built in too.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

Whenever a new album comes out, I always check to see if it will be released on vinyl, cause that's the version I'll most likely buy. I got a turntable and a small collection (about 50) of vinyl records set up in my room, right by my computer. If I really had money to blow through, I would get this for sure, but even with the vinyl soundtrack, which I would love, I doubt I'll get it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Worship the vinyl!
I've got about 400 albums in my music collection, and about 25-30 of them are of those now-rare picture discs.