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Buy Two PC Games, Transform Into A Bear

Bears and pewter figurines living together... it'll be anarchy!

Beary nice to meet you!!!!!1111
Electronic Arts is certainly no stranger to pre-order bonuses, but apparently getting you to pick up one game for extra stuff isn't enough. Now, if you really want to get as many weird bonus items as possible for your dude in the upcoming Warhammer Online, you'll also need to file a pre-order for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

GameStop is listing the following bonus item for people who go in for EALA's McCarthyist real-time strategy game:

An exclusive in-game item for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be packed with the game - Korssar’s Helm Description: This magical Kislevite helm is imbued with the spirit of the wild North and will magically transform the wearer into a ferocious bear.

So if you buy RA3, and you're playing Warhammer Online, you can make your Warhammer dude turn into a bear. I would just like to go on-record here and say that I am all for games turning you into a bear. Though the whole crossover thing feels a little weird. I guess I'd feel a little weirder about it if we weren't talking about two big releases on the same platform. If I had to go out and buy, say, FaceBreaker or something to get a strap-on Kim Kardashian Ass of Great Armoring, I'd probably be a little more up in arms about it.

Actually, if the characters in Warhammer had big fake asses, that'd make that game way awesome. Forget I said anything.
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Posted by Jeff
Beary nice to meet you!!!!!1111
Electronic Arts is certainly no stranger to pre-order bonuses, but apparently getting you to pick up one game for extra stuff isn't enough. Now, if you really want to get as many weird bonus items as possible for your dude in the upcoming Warhammer Online, you'll also need to file a pre-order for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

GameStop is listing the following bonus item for people who go in for EALA's McCarthyist real-time strategy game:

An exclusive in-game item for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be packed with the game - Korssar’s Helm Description: This magical Kislevite helm is imbued with the spirit of the wild North and will magically transform the wearer into a ferocious bear.

So if you buy RA3, and you're playing Warhammer Online, you can make your Warhammer dude turn into a bear. I would just like to go on-record here and say that I am all for games turning you into a bear. Though the whole crossover thing feels a little weird. I guess I'd feel a little weirder about it if we weren't talking about two big releases on the same platform. If I had to go out and buy, say, FaceBreaker or something to get a strap-on Kim Kardashian Ass of Great Armoring, I'd probably be a little more up in arms about it.

Actually, if the characters in Warhammer had big fake asses, that'd make that game way awesome. Forget I said anything.
Posted by KingOfIceland

this sounds way crazy, which means I'm all for it

Posted by Spencer

This cross promotion doesn't make that much sense.  This kind of stuff would be better in a collector's edition.

Posted by Torb

Yea, I agree. A collector's edition sounds more fitting here.
I guess this is cool? I also guess it would help if I was hyped about either game...

Posted by Hamz

This is why EA gets a bad name from the gaming community. Wanting us to pre-order two of their games just so we get a bonus item in one of them, i admit being able to transform into a bear sounds cool, but honestly its just a little too much to ask from gamers. Atleast in my opinion it just seems like some bad PR and EA doing their greedy money thing again!

Posted by Zuul

haha

Posted by breton

Stupid. Really stupid. It''s worse than having retailer exclusives.. ugh.

Posted by Out_On_Bail

Hamz said it all.  This is just asking for a bit much now.

Posted by wafflestomp

"Beary nice to meet you!!!!!1111"

 - Well played, sir.

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Posted by deaux

It should be a Soviet war bear, or at least have roar that does stun damage.

Posted by greatseth

Is it OK that I'm really not that interested in this news, but that I love you guys for writing things like "strap-on Kim Kardashian Ass of Great Armoring"?

Posted by ThePelinal

Someone needs to add a concept page for "big fake asses."

Posted by JohnDudebro

Yeah, you can transform into a bear in WoW.

I'm just saying, Warhammer is way late to the bear transformations party. WoW's been doing that for years. If they want to compete, they need to somehow innovate their bears--perhaps pandas, or polar bears.

Bear transformations are serious business. Step it up, Mythic!

Posted by MasturbatingBear

whoa transform into a bear? a masturbating bear? im a bear!

Posted by Lockeyness

That's pretty awesome.  All of these new pre-order incentives have made me all the more for pre-orders.

Posted by Kohe321

Hmm, well both games are games I wanna play so..

Posted by Natural_DeadHead23

haha, Kim Kardashian fake ass.

Posted by Ontheocho

I really hate the pre-order.  I go to Gamestop, and they have an obvious mountain of the game, and I do something crazy; I ask to buy the product that is obviously at the store.  The clerk then slowly hoods their eyes with their lids, cocks their head, raises that sly eyebrow, and asks, "Did you pre-order?"  It's like I'm going to the dentist and they ask, "Have you been flossing regularly?"  And they know; they're my fucking dentist.  They can see my teeth plain as day, and the have a damn college degree that should tell them, gums look like this; dude doesn't floss.

...And I accept that; it's my job to floss, and I didn't.  But I don't need that type of retorical shaming from some up selling goth kid who thinks that i might buy the strategy guide to get back into his good graces after my lack of pre-order protocal.

Just give me the damn game fig nuts!

Posted by kitsune_conundrum

so you mean i can map a bears face to that face generator in facebreaker?

Posted by DualReaver

Well I'm sold.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

I clicked on the link to meet her, but when I got here she was transformed into a bear!!! 

Well, at least if it was Kislevite helmet, the bear's fur color is right.

McCarthyist?  Priceless :)

Posted by killdave

Maybe if you transform into beer that would persuade me to pre-order

More beer = goooood

Posted by DukeTogo

Does this mean Kim K is now connected to these games in the database?