Bioshock Infinite Steam Preorder Bonuses PC wins again.

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#1 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

It seems that pc gamers are getting the best deal again. If you preorder Bioshock Infinite right now on Steam you get the first Bioshock free. This is part of a promotion that allows more preorder bonuses to be unlocked as more people preorder the game on Steam. This means that even more bonuses can and will most likely be unlocked. If enough preorders are accumulated, users will gain access to various TF2 items, and if even more are accumulated all people will get XCOM: EU. Looks like Hermits and Manticores with PCs win again.

 

 

Base Offer

Pre-Order BioShock Infinite and receive the Industrial Revolution Pack FREE!

Pre-order BioShock Infinite and receive access to the Industrial Revolution Pack, which includes three gear items, 500 bonus in-game currency, five lock picks as well as the Industrial Revolution puzzle game.

 

*This offer is separate from the rewards offer below and will be available to all customers who pre-purchase on Steam.



Reward 1

Free copy of Bioshock. Already own it on Steam? Gift it to a friend.

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Reward 2

Everything Above, Plus:

Exclusive Bioshock Infinite TF2 items

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Vox Diabolus

  • With this Vox Populi anarchist mask, you can terrify your enemies into thinking you're the Devil Himself, or worse, a protestor. Either way, they're probably going to avoid you at the entrance to the supermarket when you try to get them to sign something.

The Pounding Father

  • Heavy cannot tell lie. Heavy is first President of United States. Of crushing little baby men.

Blind Justice

  • Want to command respect from people standing at an indeterminate distance from your immediate right? Bolt on a platinum Pinkerton badge and experience the thrill for yourself!

The Person in the Iron Mask

  • Turkey? Chicken? Game hens? Your head? This cast iron poultry furnace will smoke anything placed inside it.

The Doe-Boy

  • Protect the important thoughts in your head -- ones like "liberty" and "freedom" and "democracy" -- with good, honest, hat-shaped American steel. This helmet won't run (until heated to 2500°F)!

The Sydney Straw Boat:

  • Throw this hat on the ground to express rage, or in the air to express joy! Take a hat-based trip through time to learn how your great grandparents displayed emotions in the days before emoticons!

The Steel Songbird:

  • It gets pretty quiet in that sniper's nest. Why not treat yourself to the haunting rhythmic symphony of bolts being constantly pooped by this mute, easily terrified incontinent bird?

Reward 3

Everything Above, Plus:

Free copy of X-Com: Enemy Unknown. Already own it on Steam? Gift it to a friend.

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#2 Posted by heeweesRus (5492 posts) -
Feels good to be a manticore :cool:
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#3 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

Feels good to be a manticore :cool:heeweesRus

Yes, its great not being restricted to a single platform.

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#4 Posted by CanYouDiglt (8232 posts) -
The two games is nice but I hate how a lot of their preorder stuff is for TF2. Hope all that preordered the game on Steam will get Xcom. They are still a ways away from enough preorders right not but should probably be fine by launch time.
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#5 Posted by heeweesRus (5492 posts) -
The two games is nice but I hate how a lot of their preorder stuff is for TF2. Hope all that preordered the game on Steam will get Xcom. They are still a ways away from enough preorders right not but should probably be fine by launch time.CanYouDiglt
TF2 is awesome man.
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#6 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -
F*k Steam i'm getting it on pc from BestBuy cuz from i've heard they want my money. Finished Bioshock twice 5 years ago so even if someone gave it to me for free i don't think i'd bother with it and i don't play TF2. But seriously buying this from a store cuz i want a boxed copy.
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#7 Posted by XalonR (100 posts) -
can i pls have Bioshock if no one wants it when they get it i am saving for ps4... srry
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#8 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

F*k Steam i'm getting it on pc from BestBuy cuz from i've heard they want my money. Finished Bioshock twice 5 years ago so even if someone gave it to me for free i don't think i'd bother with it and i don't play TF2. But seriously buying this from a store cuz i want a boxed copy.silversix_

You're not even interested in XCOM?

EDIT: Plus not to mention that most boxed PC games still require you to connect it to Steam or something, meaning all you have is a useless disc.

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#9 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

can i pls have Bioshock if no one wants it when they get it i am saving for ps4... srryXalonR

IF you can't get it for free, you can still probably get it for about $5 during a Steam sale.

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#10 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

GMG also has a deal where you get Bioshock 1 for free, your choice of either Spec Ops: The Line, Bioshock 2, The Darkness 2, or Civilization V for free, and $15 in GMG credit (or $14 cash back).

I am probably going ot end up buying it from there

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#11 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

GMG also has a deal where you get Bioshock 1 for free, your choice of either Spec Ops: The Line, Bioshock 2, The Darkness 2, or Civilization V for free, and $15 in GMG credit (or $14 cash back).

I am probably going ot end up buying it from there

BPoole96

Dayum!!!! That is tempting, too. Probably won't do that, though since I already have Bioshock 1, Spec Ops, and Civ V and Bioshock 2 and Darkness 2 don't interest me, meaning that the only thing in it for me would be the $15, which is easily outweighed by TF2 items and XCOM. That deal on GMG is amazing though, possibly better than Steam's deal.

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#12 Posted by senses_fail_06 (7096 posts) -
2 day rental from redbox...$5. I win again!
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#13 Posted by moistsandwich (25 posts) -

Dont' care about the preorder bonuses.... I already have Bioshock, don't really like TF2.

Can't wait for Infinite though.... March can't come soon enough.... SC2:Heart of the Swarm will keep me company while I wait for Bioshock.

Damn I also have Ni No Kuni & Fire Emblem to get through..... I'm glad GTAV & TLOU got delayed.

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#14 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

2 day rental from redbox...$5. I win again!senses_fail_06

Yes, but you don't get over $80 worth of bonuses.

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#15 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

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#16 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

No, don't care for preorder bonuses.

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#17 Posted by Link3301 (2001 posts) -

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Gxgear

Still better than preorder bonuses on 360 and PS3 versions,

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#18 Posted by CanYouDiglt (8232 posts) -

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Gxgear
I agree to a point. Some games though you do not want to wait till the price goes down or rent so you might as well see what are the best bonuses you can get. I am not getting this game though but there have been other games I bought on launch day.
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#19 Posted by NoodleFighter (8975 posts) -

No, don't care for preorder bonuses.

whiskeystrike

Even you when you get free games and TF2 items :shock:

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#20 Posted by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -

No, don't care for preorder bonuses.

whiskeystrike
Neither do I but when I can get two full games for free with it,one of them being only a few months old and one of the best games of last year,I think I´ll consider it lol.
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#21 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

[QUOTE="whiskeystrike"]

No, don't care for preorder bonuses.

NoodleFighter

Even you when you get free games and TF2 items :shock:

Xcom does sound nice but I'm against the general practice :P

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#22 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (6092 posts) -
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#23 Posted by CRUSHER88 (1836 posts) -
Meh. Seems like 2K is trying to lock people into buying a single player game at full price. I'll either rent it for 10 bucks down the road, or buy it for $20 around black friday/boxing day.
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#24 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

GMG has a pretty good deal, it's BioShock +choice of another game like Civ 5, Bioshock 2, spec ops

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#25 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
PC dog sh!t smells better than console dog sh!t. Ownage?
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#26 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gxgear"]

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Link3301

Still better than preorder bonuses on 360 and PS3 versions,

What's console versions got to do with it? I'm commenting on the idea of pre-orders giving the illusion you're getting value, when really it's not. First 2 Bioshocks could be had for single-digit combined if you kept up with the sales, XCOM was $20-30ish at some point IIRC, and if you don't play HatFortress 2 the 2nd bonus wouldn't do you much good. Oh, and because this is a critically acclaimed franchise it's priced $10 higher than normal.

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#27 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
i dont care for dlc, now what tc? NOW WHAT!!??
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#28 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

I already own Bioshock 1 and Xcom for the PC.

Where's the incentive for me?

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#29 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

I already own Bioshock 1 and Xcom for the PC.

Where's the incentive for me?

Rockman999

a version that looks, controls, and runs better.

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#30 Posted by NoodleFighter (8975 posts) -

I already own Bioshock 1 and Xcom for the PC.

Where's the incentive for me?

Rockman999

TF2 items plus you could give them to a friend so they can play with you in multiplayer (well at least in Xcom)

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#31 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

I already own Bioshock 1 and Xcom for the PC.

Where's the incentive for me?

Jankarcop

a version that looks, controls, and runs better.

Look at you getting defensive over nothing.

I didn't even mention anything about consoles.

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#32 Posted by freedomfreak (49893 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

I already own Bioshock 1 and Xcom for the PC.

Where's the incentive for me?

Rockman999

a version that looks, controls, and runs better.

Look at you getting defensive over nothing.

I didn't even mention anything about consoles.

lol consle pzant AA AF kiedy 20fpfs rofoamaolamao
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#33 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Thought you only got xcom if a bunch of other people pre ordered too. GMG deal is better

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#34 Posted by adamosmaki (10563 posts) -
greenmangaming has a better offer. 2 free games 1 is Bioshock and the other is an option between Bioshock 2, Mafia 2, the darkness II, Civ V
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#35 Posted by adamosmaki (10563 posts) -

[QUOTE="Link3301"]

[QUOTE="Gxgear"]

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Gxgear

Still better than preorder bonuses on 360 and PS3 versions,

What's console versions got to do with it? I'm commenting on the idea of pre-orders giving the illusion you're getting value, when really it's not. First 2 Bioshocks could be had for single-digit combined if you kept up with the sales, XCOM was $20-30ish at some point IIRC, and if you don't play HatFortress 2 the 2nd bonus wouldn't do you much good. Oh, and because this is a critically acclaimed franchise it's priced $10 higher than normal.

even if you get those games at 20-30ish how is it not a better value than consoles considering Bioshock infinite+free games on pc still costs less than bioshock infinite alone on consoles
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#36 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

Boxed copy for me.

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#37 Posted by arto1223 (4412 posts) -

Just preordered. I never picked up the new X-Com, will be nice to get it free. I'll give Bioshock to a friend.

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#38 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]computer_nerd11.jpg

freedomfreak

Look at you getting defensive over nothing.

I didn't even mention anything about consoles.

lol consle pzant AA AF kiedy 20fpfs rofoamaolamao

Haters gonna hate.

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#39 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gxgear"]

[QUOTE="Link3301"]

Still better than preorder bonuses on 360 and PS3 versions,

adamosmaki

What's console versions got to do with it? I'm commenting on the idea of pre-orders giving the illusion you're getting value, when really it's not. First 2 Bioshocks could be had for single-digit combined if you kept up with the sales, XCOM was $20-30ish at some point IIRC, and if you don't play HatFortress 2 the 2nd bonus wouldn't do you much good. Oh, and because this is a critically acclaimed franchise it's priced $10 higher than normal.

even if you get those games at 20-30ish how is it not a better value than consoles considering Bioshock infinite+free games on pc still costs less than bioshock infinite alone on consoles

Can't speak for others, but if I were to get it on Steam, I'd have 2 games I already own, and a bunch of cosmetic items that I do no care about despite playing TF2 extensively. Pre-ordering it during E3 with a total of just over $40 with an additional $10 in gift card doesn't hurt. It is also eligible for a cancel order, refund, trade and/or resold.

Oh, and the rewards have to be unlocked, which means you could potentially lose out on XCOM (really the only worthwhile reward). Steam also failed to disclose how many pre-orders is needed to hit those milestones, who's to say the progress is scaled linearly between tiers?

If everything works out for the Steam pre-order, I'd say it's only marginally better. I prioritize ticket price and security above all other criteria, and for the above reasons it's just not that enticing. This was never about consoles vs PC for me, by the way, but rather more retail vs Steam in this particular instance.

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#40 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Gosh, as copy of XCOM? That's phenomenal.
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#41 Posted by KungfuKitten (24676 posts) -

I already have all those games :P

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#42 Posted by princeofshapeir (16604 posts) -

[QUOTE="adamosmaki"][QUOTE="Gxgear"]

What's console versions got to do with it? I'm commenting on the idea of pre-orders giving the illusion you're getting value, when really it's not. First 2 Bioshocks could be had for single-digit combined if you kept up with the sales, XCOM was $20-30ish at some point IIRC, and if you don't play HatFortress 2 the 2nd bonus wouldn't do you much good. Oh, and because this is a critically acclaimed franchise it's priced $10 higher than normal.

Gxgear

even if you get those games at 20-30ish how is it not a better value than consoles considering Bioshock infinite+free games on pc still costs less than bioshock infinite alone on consoles

Can't speak for others, but if I were to get it on Steam, I'd have 2 games I already own, and a bunch of cosmetic items that I do no care about despite playing TF2 extensively. Pre-ordering it during E3 with a total of just over $40 with an additional $10 in gift card doesn't hurt. It is also eligible for a cancel order, refund, trade and/or resold.

Oh, and the rewards have to be unlocked, which means you could potentially lose out on XCOM (really the only worthwhile reward). Steam also failed to disclose how many pre-orders is needed to hit those milestones, who's to say the progress is scaled linearly between tiers?

If everything works out for the Steam pre-order, I'd say it's only marginally better. I prioritize ticket price and security above all other criteria, and for the above reasons it's just not that enticing. This was never about consoles vs PC for me, by the way, but rather more retail vs Steam in this particular instance.

The game comes out March 26th. The pre-order offer hasn't even been available for a week yet the bar is still nearly halfway full. I think it's safe to say we'll easily hit the required pre-orders to unlock X-COM.

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#43 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Gxgear
Because heaven forbid people want to play a highly anticipated game right as it's released and also get some nice bonuses and the feel goods of supporting the dev for making a fairly unorthodox game. (Atleast this shooter tries to be novel in it's setting and use of weapons and powers other than the tacticool omgsoreal guns)
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#44 Posted by Vambran (1921 posts) -

I guess the PC version needs the Pre-order bonus. Consoles versions will still get more sales without it. VGC lists Bioshock selling 3.5 million on consoles and under 1 million on pc. Bioshock 2 sold even worse on the PC.

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#45 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

I already have both of those games, so no real benefit to me. And hats have resulted only in trade spam, so a net negative there. But, pre ordered back in January anyway.

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#46 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

I guess the PC version needs the Pre-order bonus. Consoles versions will still get more sales without it. VGC lists Bioshock selling 3.5 million on consoles and under 1 million on pc. Bioshock 2 sold even worse on the PC.

Vambran

And once again that doesn't cover DD sales

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#47 Posted by GeForce- (305 posts) -

Free original BioShock when I buy Infinite?

Nice! Looks like I'm gonna grab that.

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#48 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Paying full RETAIL price for a Steam game, sounds like a great idea. It's not like they won't have a Steam sale for it down the line or anything.

Sterling was right, some of us are conditioned to pre-screw ourselves.

Gxgear

Yeah....paying $60 for three games is defiinitly pre-screwing ourselves....

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#49 Posted by GeForce- (305 posts) -

Glorious PC Gaming Master Race! :cool:

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#50 Posted by Vambran (1921 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vambran"]

I guess the PC version needs the Pre-order bonus. Consoles versions will still get more sales without it. VGC lists Bioshock selling 3.5 million on consoles and under 1 million on pc. Bioshock 2 sold even worse on the PC.

lawlessx

And once again that doesn't cover DD sales

Well if wiki is to be belived , even with DD sales it sold a little more over a million. Most of those sales would have been at a lower price than console aswell.