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First Ep Of Telltale's Back To The Future Series Free With Blu-Ray Set

The code is apparently non-unique, so really the game is free for everyone.

The Back to the Future Blu-Ray trilogy has a videogame-related surprise. According to Joystiq, the movie set--which hits shelves on October 26--ships with an insert that guarantees owners a free copy of the first game (PC or Mac) in Telltale Games' five episode Back to the Future: The Game series. All one must do in order to get in on the deal is hit this special URL, enter in the non-unique code "121GIGAWATTS," and wait. The site, as of right now by the way, isn't accepting the code.
 
It's implied, but the first game won't be arriving the day these inserts get into peoples' hands. In fact, Telltale says that the insert offers nothing more than a registration for a free copy of the game. When the title is ready to ship--and mind you it's undated, though "Winter" is still the release window--the studio will notify those who have used the voucher that their free copy of the game is available.  
 

 
These codes aren't unique, so you don't need to buy the $49.99 collection to get a free copy of the game, but that move wouldn't make much sense anyway--it seems highly unlikely that this first game will break the 15-dollar barrier.  It will, however, probably break the time continuum. So there's that.
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Posted by BradNicholson

The Back to the Future Blu-Ray trilogy has a videogame-related surprise. According to Joystiq, the movie set--which hits shelves on October 26--ships with an insert that guarantees owners a free copy of the first game (PC or Mac) in Telltale Games' five episode Back to the Future: The Game series. All one must do in order to get in on the deal is hit this special URL, enter in the non-unique code "121GIGAWATTS," and wait. The site, as of right now by the way, isn't accepting the code.
 
It's implied, but the first game won't be arriving the day these inserts get into peoples' hands. In fact, Telltale says that the insert offers nothing more than a registration for a free copy of the game. When the title is ready to ship--and mind you it's undated, though "Winter" is still the release window--the studio will notify those who have used the voucher that their free copy of the game is available.  
 

 
These codes aren't unique, so you don't need to buy the $49.99 collection to get a free copy of the game, but that move wouldn't make much sense anyway--it seems highly unlikely that this first game will break the 15-dollar barrier.  It will, however, probably break the time continuum. So there's that.
Posted by Ratfoot

Cool just one more reason I'll be getting the set.

Posted by jarorick01

Third. Closest I've ever been, and ever will be 

Posted by Hockeymask27

Great Scott 

Posted by Notfontain

Marty!

Posted by ComradeKhan

Non-unique codes FTW

Posted by Lukeweizer

They found me, Marty. I don't know how, but they found me.

Posted by 234r2we232

More like WHACK to the Future.
 
I was prepared to pay real money for this game. I am confused.

Posted by jmichniewicz@gmail.com

If I had a Delorian i could go back and be first...

Edited by WinterSnowblind

I think people are getting their hopes up a bit too high.  It's a promotional image, they often have codes printed like that for promo pictures.  The way it looks printed leads me to believe there WILL be individual codes, the one in the picture is just a generic one for illustrative purposes.
 
It would be a bit silly to simply give the game to everyone (even just the first episode), especially as the Telltale games are always very high quality and absolutely worth spending money on.

Posted by Jay_Ray

Great Scott!

Posted by Legend
@Jay_Ray said:
" Great Scott! "
This.
Posted by Jackel2072

this is heavy

Posted by Phoenix87

When this blu-ray hits 88mph, you're gonna see some serious shit.

Posted by Sammo21

Man, on top of all the sweet bonus stuff...I really hope the BD transfer is top notch.  I watched  The Thing on BD yesterday and was impressed how decent it looked.  Must be because of  Craven's love of widescreen or something.

Posted by RocketFacepalm

He looks frozen today.

Posted by cikame

I'm confused... so am i buying the game or what?

Posted by Silentium

Can't wait to see what they have done with the game :)

Posted by AWhiteSinner
@cikame said:
" I'm confused... so am i buying the game or what? "
No, just wait until their website allows you to enter the code and then you'll have it for free.
Edited by JoelTGM

Huh, so there's still gonna be some people who pay money for the game totally unaware of the free code.  Kind of weird that it's a code anyone can use.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@cikame said:
" I'm confused... so am i buying the game or what? "
Like I said, you probably need to buy the blu-ray to get a code, I doubt they will be multi use.
But if you do get a code, you put it into the website and get the first episode for free.  You'll have to buy the rest.
 
Telltale typicall release 5 episodes for each game, a month apart from each other.  I'd highly recommend checking them out, if you're into adventure games.
Posted by Creamypies

I cannot fucking wait for this game.

Posted by djames216

Assuming (and hoping) that the game is any good, I think this is a shrewd move on Telltale's part.  They know that gaming fans such as ourselves will somehow get hold of the code without buying the blueray set.  So I think they are giving the undecided "gaming public" a way to get hooked into buying the future episodes by giving this first one away.

Edited by frostyxc
@sammo21 said:

" Man, on top of all the sweet bonus stuff...I really hope the BD transfer is top notch.  I watched  The Thing on BD yesterday and was impressed how decent it looked.  Must be because of  Craven's love of widescreen or something. "

Someone should notify John Carpenter that he didn't actually make "The Thing"...
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Posted by Sammo21
@frostyxc: lol, ass.  I knew that, just typoed.  Watched in the Mouth of Madness and Vampires yesterday to remind me how far he has fallen. :(
Posted by Aeterna
@RocketFacepalm said:
" He looks frozen today. "
dude-yes.
Posted by MjHealy

YES! I am really tempted to pick this up on Blu-Ray but I already own it on DVD twice. But more Back to the Future in sexy HD sounds like very tempting as my first Blu-Ray purchase.

Posted by Nekroskop

MARTY!

Posted by President_Barackbar

Where we're going, we don't need roads!

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Posted by xombi242
@RocketFacepalm said:
" He looks frozen today. "
Great way to completely stall any conversation!
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

It's always been my density to own this on blu-ray at some point.
 
Now I just need a blu-ray player.

Posted by BenderUnit22

Damn!
 
Damn, damn!

Posted by ExcessDan

code should have been 121JIGAWATS

Posted by Wrighteous86

I wonder if this game will release on time...

Posted by Kieran_ES

Awesome?

Posted by dvorak

The code works now, but you can only get the first episode of the series for free.