The steelbook for this game is all kinds of messed up

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#1 Posted by WalkerD (497 posts) -

I purchased the "steelbook edition" from Amazon. The steelbook they sent still has the "rating pending" ESRB logo on the bottom left, and only has room for one disc, while the game comes on two discs. Did no one think this one through? Are they just sending out promotional cases that they had laying around or what?

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#2 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

I'll be glad to take it off your hands!

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#3 Posted by WalkerD (497 posts) -

@awesomeusername: If I can sit it on my shelf with just the spine visible, it still holds some minor value to me.

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#4 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

@WalkerD said:

@awesomeusername: If I can sit it on my shelf with just the spine visible, it still holds some minor value to me.

I promise you it doesn't fit! Give it to me!!!!!!!! (I'm joking btw)

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#5 Posted by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Wtf.... I can sort of understand the ESRB logo, but it can't even hold the game it's meant for? What the fuck is the point of it then?

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#6 Posted by TheHBK (5670 posts) -

I would assume that those are just steelbooks left over from people preordering them. I preordered a copy for my friend as a gift and got the steelbook, so of course it would have the RP on the rating. But if I would guess that the steel books are actually deep and you can place both discs into the one slot. That is how the first steel book I ever got, the one for Halo 2 did it. Both the game disc and special features disc were in the same hole thingy.

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#7 Posted by C0V3RT (1420 posts) -

At least you got yours. Amazon/UPS lost my order while it was in-transit.

After exchanging emails with them, they've refunded me the price of the game but don't have any of the steelbooks anymore. Thus, we compromised on an additional $20 (average price on eBay) refund so I could purchase one through a third party.

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#8 Edited by WalkerD (497 posts) -

@TheHBK: Regardless of whether it was a preorder bonus or not, it really shouldn't have a rating pending logo on the box and not have room for both the discs. Hell, it's a steelbook, it doesn't need an ESRB logo at all. Also the idea of packing two discs into one slot makes me incredibly squeamish.

@C0V3RT: Bummer, at least you'll still be getting your game with the steelbook at no additional cost. Glad to see Amazon still has some alright customer service.

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#9 Posted by Barrock (3926 posts) -

I pre-ordered a long time ago when they were promising those. I changed my order to the Encyclopedia edition after confirming with an Amazon employee that I'd still get the steel book.

I didn't. :(

I still love Amazon though. They are the best.

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#10 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

The one that came with my Freedom edition was fine, no extra labelling outside of Assassin's Creed III and a spindle for each disc. Super dodge that the one from the US (or at least that particular offer) is crap.

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#11 Posted by Sarge506 (94 posts) -

I preordered from HMV in the UK which gets you the steelbook edition.

When I picked it up they gave me a normal copy of the game in the normal box and an empty steelbook. Not quite what I was expecting!

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#12 Posted by erik_wolff (72 posts) -

I keep the single player in the Steelbook and the MP in the normal AC3 box.

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#13 Posted by Silver-Streak (1841 posts) -

I'm going to take a guess that, like the exclusive story content for the PS3, and Ubisoft showing off multiple PS3 gameplay sessions first (including the reveal), that the steelbook is designed for the PS3 edition.

I am guessing, though.

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#14 Posted by AssInAss (3254 posts) -

@Sarge506 said:

I preordered from HMV in the UK which gets you the steelbook edition.

When I picked it up they gave me a normal copy of the game in the normal box and an empty steelbook. Not quite what I was expecting!

lolwtf

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#15 Posted by briangodsoe (498 posts) -

@Eujin said:

I'm going to take a guess that, like the exclusive story content for the PS3, and Ubisoft showing off multiple PS3 gameplay sessions first (including the reveal), that the steelbook is designed for the PS3 edition.

I am guessing, though.

It's also possible that the game was not planned to be on two discs at the time that the steelbook was made available. I have the same problem but I haven't decided what to do yet. I'll either find a paper sleeve for the MP disc or leave the MP disc in the regular box and steelbook the SP disc.

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#16 Posted by yevinorion (749 posts) -

I didn't realize the 360 version was even on 2 discs, that sucks for the steel book. The one I got was the same as the TC, with RP at the bottom and only one disc slot, but that seems fine for my PS3 copy.

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#17 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

You got the wrong steelbook. That was the preorder one they had months and months ago. The new one doesn't have the ESRB logo on it at all. I don't know about the disc slots though as I own it on PS3 and it's on one disc anyways.

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#18 Posted by Deusoma (3222 posts) -
@Sarge506 said:

I preordered from HMV in the UK which gets you the steelbook edition.

When I picked it up they gave me a normal copy of the game in the normal box and an empty steelbook. Not quite what I was expecting!

When I pre-ordered from an EB Games in Canada, they just handed over the steelbook right then and there, and this was back in June. Then, when I went to pick up the game last Tuesday, lo and behold, it was a normal copy of the game inside the normal box. I don't really mind, honestly, given how much better the art on the front of the metal case is than on the "real" cover. Like the OP, though, my case has the RP rating in the corner and only space for one disc inside. Haven't tried putting them both in there at once, though.
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#19 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

Reminds me if when Lost Odyssey couldn't hold all four of its discs and came with a sleeve.

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#20 Edited by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

So does the steelbook come with the game or something? Cause it seems kinda cheap

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