Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 76!

I only bought one game this week but what a magnificent game it is!

Injustice 2: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

I’ve played the first Injustice game a lot and it was one of my favorite superhero fighting games. Injustice 2 takes everything that made the first game good and made it better; the graphics are improved, the combat system is a bit refined and they’ve added a lot of stuff to customize every character to your liking which gives the game some variety.  The story isn’t as great (in my opinion) as the first one but that has more to do with how awesome the story of the first game was.

What’s your favorite superhero fighting game? Let me know in the comments!

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Top 5 Collector’s Editions!

In the last ‘weekly pick-ups’ I talked about how much I love collector’s editions and I thought to myself; why not make a top 5 of my favorite collector’s editions off all time? I did some research and made a top 5. Let me know what you think about my top 5 in the comments!

5)

Bioshock

What’s in the box?

  • 6 inch Big Daddy figure
  • Making of DVD and Soundtrack
  • The game in a steelcase

The original Bioshock is one of my favorite fps games of all time. The setting, the story; it’s just great. The collector’s edition of this game was equally great because of the superb Big Daddy statue. People are asking crazy money for this now on eBay/Amazon so if you own this; great investment!

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4)

Batman:Arkham Origins

What’s in the box?

  • 30 cm figurine of Batman and The Joker
  • Steelcase
  • Artbook
  • Assassins dossier pack
  • 3 pieces of DLC

I’m a huge Batman fan but I didn’t buy this on release even though I thought that the figure looked incredible.  The price was just a bit too high on release so I waited for it to come down a bit and it took quite some time for the price to drop. I bought this last year for the PS3 for €50 (new) which is an amazing deal! The US version had a different collector’s edition which had a blu-ray and a different figure but I’m still very happy with mine.

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3)

Injustice Gods Among Us

What’s in the box?

  • 23 cm figure of Wonder Woman fighting Batman
  • An Injustice comic book
  • Steelcase
  • 3 DLC Skins

The DC trend continues with Injustice; a great fighting game that came out in 2013. The collector’s edition has a really nice looking statue of Wonder Woman fighting Batman. I still kick myself in the head for this one because I could have owned this for €40 but I passed up on it because, at the time, I didn’t own a PS3. We all make mistakes sometimes.

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2)

Assassin’s Creed III

What’s in the box?

  • A 24-cm figurine of Connor
  • George Washington’s notebook revealing all the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templar’s during the American Revolution
  • A steelbook case featuring art by award-winning comic artist Alex Ross
  • Exclusive lithograph
  • Single-Player Mission: Lost Mayan Ruins (DLC)
  • Single-Player Mission: Ghost of War (DLC)
  • Sawtooth Sword (DLC)
  • Obwandiyag’s War Club (DLC)
  • The Sharpshooter Multiplayer Package: Including 1 new Animi Avatar, The Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of “The Jester” (DLC)

Ubisoft is known for their great collector’s edition (and for buggy games on release) and this one is my favorite. The figurine looks great and you get a whole lot of extras with it! I pre-ordered this one for the Xbox 360 but then my Xbox broke and I sold it off to a friend. What a shame.

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1)

Call of Duty: Black ops 3

What’s in the box?

  • Juggernog Mini-Fridge
  • Perk-A-Cola Coaster Set With Custom Tin
  • Season Pass
  • Limited Edition Specialist Concept Art Cards
  • The Giant Zombies Bonus Map
  • Collectible Steelbook™
  • In-Game Bonus Content: Weaponized 115
  • In-Game Bonus Content: Cyborg
  • Official Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Soundtrack
  • In-Game Bonus Content: Black Ops 3 Bonus Pack

This my favorite collector’s edition of all time! The fridge is just super cool and the fact that you get the season pass with it is a great bonus.  It was pretty expensive on release (and even more expensive now) but I don’t give up the hope that I’ll find one for a decent price in the wild!

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Injustice 2 : Official Announcement Trailer + First gameplay trailer !

First thoughts: YESSSSSS! I loved the first Injustice game (I still play it from time to time) so I’m definitely going to buy this one it its release. They don’t need to change much but I really hope that use the graphics engine from Mortal Kombat X because that would look amazing. From the trailer it seems that every character has a number of new ‘skins’ (see the quote below for more info on that) and that we get to play as Supergirl! I’m pretty excited for this game but how do you guys feel about it? Let me know in the comments!

Playstation blog said this about the ‘skins’:

The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match. As you gear up your characters, you’re building a roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains that reflects your choices, and your preferences, which can be vastly different than your opponents. A few play sessions in, you can expect your Aquaman to look and play different than anyone else’s Aquaman you may come across.

They’ve also released the first gameplay trailer and it looks pretty good:

Weekly pick-ups: Week 5 !

The Dark Knight continues to dominate my purchases. All of the items that I got this week are related to Batman. Let’s see what I got!

Killer Croc Pop Vinyl Figure (Arkham Asylum)

Found this on the Game Mania website (it’s pretty cool that they now sell collectibles) and I think it looks really cool. And I didn’t even pay for it because I used a €15 coupon that I got from when my brother got his PS4. Everybody is a winner here!

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Batman Arkham Knight Issue 3-6

I really liked the first 2 issues so it was a no-brainer for me to get the rest of the available issues.  Issue 7 and 8 will be released later this year (7 in August and 8 in September) and I’m planning on getting them as well.

Batman and Joker Injustice figures

I’m going to be honest here: I was pretty disappointed when these arrived in the mail. The quality of the figures is pretty poor and they are a lot smaller than I expected them to be. This combined with a price high price (€25) makes this a bad purchase. I should’ve done a bit more research before buying this but it was an impulse buy. I am going to keep them because I’m a huge Injustice fan and they fit nicely with the rest of my Batman related collectibles. But I’ve learned my lesson now.

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Did you ever regret a purchase ? Let me know in the comments!