Steam gets Dead Island bundle, pre-order exclusive

Potential Dead Island Steam purchasers will get an exclusive weapon for the upcoming zombie-apocalypse title if they pre-order before the game's September 6 release, publisher Deep Silver revealed.

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Publisher Deep Silver has announced that the Steam version of its upcoming open-world tropical-zombie-killing sim Dead Island is also getting a pre-order exclusive.

Included with the Steam pre-order is "The Ripper," a weapon that combines the versatility of a baseball bat and the spinning sharpness of a buzz saw. The weapon is also available to console users pre-ordering at GameStop.

Though the game will be available at other digital distributors, Steam is the only retailer promoting the exclusive "Ripper" weapon.

Dead Island's Steam bonuses also include free access to the "Bloodbath Arena" DLC, which is also being made available for pre-order customers looking to slay zombies on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

The downloadable content will be made available "one month" following the September 6 release of Dead Island and will also priced at $10 for those that miss a chance to get the content for free.

Additionally, Deep Silver revealed that Steam will sell a bundle of four Dead Island copies for $149.97. The game is available for pre-purchase on Steam today.

From The Chatty

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    July 20, 2011 6:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Steam gets Dead Island bundle, pre-order exclusive.

    Potential Dead Island Steam purchasers will get an exclusive weapon for the upcoming zombie-apocalypse title if they pre-order before the game's September 6 release, publisher Deep Silver revealed.

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      July 20, 2011 6:07 PM

      Not sure about the Math on that one. $150 = 1 free copy of the game (3x$50), or $12.50 off each copy.

      Either way, I am hesitantly optimistic on this one. A more open world then dead rising, coop, and beautiful island scenery seems like a nice place to kills some zombies.

      Convincing 3 mates to go all in might be tough though.

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        July 20, 2011 6:16 PM

        I corrected the error on pricing, there was some strange language in the press release.

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      July 20, 2011 6:11 PM

      This game already cost me $50 :(

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      July 20, 2011 6:12 PM

      so.....what they are saying is that if you preorder from steam, you get the EXACT same "exclusive" preorder that you get at gamestop plus a discount if you buy 4 copies of the same damn game. cool story bro

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        July 20, 2011 6:13 PM

        Hey, Frontpager: We have a lot of PC users here.

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          July 20, 2011 6:20 PM

          Hey Xav-Money, thanks for standing up for us bottom feeders. You are doing a great job at doing your fucking job.

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          July 20, 2011 6:26 PM

          hahaha I love you Xav

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          July 20, 2011 6:28 PM

          You tell 'em, Xav! lol

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          July 20, 2011 6:29 PM

          and I really mean it - I love how you interact with people here in the chatty

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            July 20, 2011 9:44 PM

            Did you hear him on weekend confirmed? Such a suck up to chatty folk.

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          July 20, 2011 9:51 PM

          Xav, I don't care what they say about you being Canadian, you're the man.

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          July 20, 2011 11:17 PM

          walking down double standard lane

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          July 20, 2011 11:33 PM

          +inf

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          July 20, 2011 11:35 PM

          street cred++

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          July 21, 2011 5:38 AM

          You tell 'im, Steve-Xav!

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          July 21, 2011 5:41 AM

          awwww snap.

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          July 21, 2011 5:45 AM

          The circle is now complete.

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          July 21, 2011 6:03 AM

          Xav you are the mother queen which spawns the front pager!

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          July 21, 2011 6:05 AM

          XAV wins the Shacker of the day award.

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          July 21, 2011 6:05 AM

          I don't think he understands that PC Steam users go in together on the 4 packs. He assumes you have to buy 4 copies for yourself.

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          July 21, 2011 6:16 AM

          ha-HA

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        July 20, 2011 6:23 PM

        What XAV said. A lot us are Steam-only gamers.

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          July 20, 2011 6:29 PM

          Or PC-only gamers.

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            July 20, 2011 9:43 PM

            No, I think LoioshDwaggie had it right.

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          July 20, 2011 11:56 PM

          True dat.

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          July 21, 2011 6:15 AM

          I don't understand that at all. If something is cheaper at d2d or gamersgate or impulse or someplace, I'll buy it there. Why pay more for the same thing?

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            July 21, 2011 6:17 AM

            Steam adds value to a game, period.

            Just the content management system is enough to justify any increased cost to most people.

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              July 21, 2011 6:25 AM

              This, plus all my gaming buddies are on there, plus steamworks for games that support it, plus automatic patching.

              There's no reason for me to buy anywhere else.

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              July 21, 2011 6:29 AM

              As horribly fanboyish as it sounds. This is totally correct. Regardless of every other aspect of the service, simply having as big a library as possible in a single location is appealing. Between steam, my shelf, and GoG I'd rather not have my collection fragmented much further.

              God help me when the servers die off and I lose all my games, but by then I'll probably have bought my retro favourites on my virtu-deck.

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                July 21, 2011 6:37 AM

                Yeah, you're right, it does seem fanboyish, but when you look at the wider picture of things, less than a decade ago "content management system" to a gamer was:

                - A cardboard box with all your retail boxes and CD keys in it
                - Years of patches built up in your Downloads folder
                - Waiting in a queue at Fileplanet for the latest patch
                - DLC was unheard of
                - Screenshots were printscreen+paste unless the game had specific functionality for it
                - Getting people together for a game was a forum post, and you had no idea who was playing what at a certain time

                I was a huge retail packrat (I'm still pissed I threw out my Freespace 2 box on accident), but now I'm a Steam packrat.

                Similar services like Impulse and GoG are excellent. D2D is really good (not all that different from GoG if you think about it).

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        July 21, 2011 6:41 AM

        Shit, I accidentally LOL'd this instead of Xav's post.

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      July 20, 2011 9:33 PM

      Has anyone else had enough of zombie games?

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        July 20, 2011 9:55 PM

        I'm excited about the trending futuristic cyber-punk theme... Deus Ex: HR, Prey 2, the PC exclusive announced earlier this week....

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          July 20, 2011 11:09 PM

          Fuck yeah!!

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          July 21, 2011 6:14 AM

          Prey 2 looked pretty damned good in that gameplay preview

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          July 21, 2011 6:18 AM

          Yeah very excited about DXHR and Hard Reset especially, I know the former is going to be awesome but I need to see more of the latter!

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      July 20, 2011 9:57 PM

      when this gets closer to release some of us shackers will have to do a 4-pack split

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        July 20, 2011 10:00 PM

        I might be in for that, but this is a "must see reviews and videos" first. I get a serious Far Cry 2 vibe, and I couldn't stand Far Cry 2 after about 5-6 hours.

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      July 20, 2011 11:26 PM

      "A deadly combination of baseball bat and buzz saw!"

      It doesn't get much better than that :-D