Throughout my gaming life I have always been a sucker for the hype. I’ll always be the guy pushing in line at the ticket office to make sure I get two seats on the hype train, with computer games gaining more exposure in the mainstream media, it’s hard not to jump on board and I like to put my feet up from time to time. But more often than not the trains are shoddily built with cheap materials and they soon derail, sometimes even before they have even left the station.
It’s a phenomenon that has existed for years, but is becoming more and more common as the games market expands. I am of course talking about expensive Collector’s Edition copies of the latest new release. It seems every developer these days is releasing a high priced “limited edition” complete with in-game bonus items, books, soundtracks, [...]