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Crysis 3 up for pre-order

Of all the game franchises that EA has under its belt, Crysis is often a fan favorite. Fans of the franchise have been waiting to hear official details on the next installment called Crysis 3 and the details were revealed today. EA promises unparalleled visuals and a dynamic shooter game play that we all know and love from the franchise going back to the first installment.
The player will play as Prophet as he returns to New York to discover that the city is now encased in a Nanodome created by Cell Corporation. This Nanodome has seven different environments that are known as the Seven Wonders including an urban rain forest and more.
“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded game play experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.”
The game is set in 2047 as Prophet sets off on a revenge mission after he discovers the truth behind the motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The game will get new weapons such as a composite bow, an improved Nanosuit, and new alien technology.
Fans of the game can pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition of the game to get early access to the signature bow and special attachments along with the special Hunter Nanosuit module giving additional power and functionality. Those that pre-order will also get a bonus XP boost up to level five in multiplayer. The pre-order version is on right now for $59.95.

Other select retailers are offering different special pre-order deals including the Stalker Pack offering early access to a semi automatic shotgun with a silencer. The Overkill Pack adds early multiple for access to the typhoon assault weapon and more. The Predator Pack offers early access to the Feline submachine gun.
It's not clear which retailers will be selling those three additional special pre-order packs.

Source: EA

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RE: meh
By kattanna on 4/16/2012 11:49:25 AM , Rating: 2
LOL yep. I would have also pre-ordered diablo 3 if it was available via steam.. alas it is not. So I will wait for it to hit the store shelves and get a physical copy which they will make less on.

I dont want a ton of separate digital download sites I have to sign up for and install.

RE: meh
By bah12 on 4/16/2012 12:24:41 PM , Rating: 2
Yes because driving to the store, burning the iso image to disk, and storing the key is WAY easier than filling out a web form for "a bunch of different sites" (all 2 of them).


You can hate origin/steam all you'd like, but I hardly think 2 major players in this market qualifies as "a bunch", nor do I find it hard to sign up. Heck I've typed more here than I would on the form.

RE: meh
By StevoLincolnite on 4/16/2012 12:41:01 PM , Rating: 3
I dont want a ton of separate digital download sites I have to sign up for and install.

In regards to EA and Origin... I despise Origin.
A couple weeks ago I bought Battlefield 3 via Origin (My only game to have on the service).
However, the game never functioned and I attempted to request a refund due to being sold a faulty product, they refused it overriding my basic consumer rights in my country.
Then you have the fact that EA are forcing it's customers to buy and use a program that is still in Beta.
Heck, in Origin I am unable to even open the store or my order history, it just comes up blank.
Not to mention the EA website seems to go down way more often than I change my underwear.

At-least with Steam all several hundred of my games work fine, they have excellent sales frequently saving me a fair amount of money.
Steam just feels "right" everything is where you would expect, everything just seems to work and it has more features than you can poke a stick at.

If EA are unwilling to bring it's games to Steam, that's fine. They just won't have any of my money, I won't loose any sleep over it.

RE: meh
By TSS on 4/16/2012 3:51:57 PM , Rating: 1
I haven't had such problems. BF3 has pretty much worked for me since the day i bought it. Nor has it given any problems for any of my friends. Was actually quite suprised with origin stability, just dismayed by how cumbersome it is.

THere's just 1 reason though i'll be more then happy to get rid of it as soon as i've grown tired of BF3, and will never buy an origin game again. Ads.

Took about 2 weeks but then, as i booted up my PC, i suddenly got an ad on my desktop, coming from origin.

And i said FUCK NO. EA, you go to hell! you go to hell and you die!

RE: meh
By chagrinnin on 4/17/2012 12:56:09 AM , Rating: 2
Ahhhh, I get it,...that whole "sleep tight" thing,...:P

RE: meh
By kleinma on 4/16/2012 12:50:27 PM , Rating: 2
A ton? Or one additional one?

I am not thrilled about having multiple game delivery platforms, but in reality, that is all they are, so I don't let it bother me too much. I play BF3, so I had to get Origin, but in reality it doesn't matter. If I launch a steam based game, it runs steam, if I launch an EA based game, it runs origin. Other than possibly the whole friends list issue, what is the big deal? You can't expect every huge publisher is going to want to jump on steam and pay royalties to valve when they have a big enough catalog to launch their own service.

RE: meh
By Digimonkey on 4/16/2012 1:29:25 PM , Rating: 2
Having multiple digital download systems is a good thing. I think the biggest issue with Origin is it is ran by EA. The company is horrendous when it comes to dealing with their customers.

RE: meh
By HrilL on 4/16/2012 2:10:32 PM , Rating: 2
True but when their own service they launch sucks and doesn't even work correctly then who would want it. Plus Origin's TOS (not sure if they were updated) Said they could spy on everything on your computer and give it back to EA that they could then sell.

Those facts aside. EA is a horrible company that screws over devs and doesn't care about their customers. Their DRM is annoying to say the least and it does nothing to stop piracy. They’re strictly in this market to make money and are greedy and completely out of touch with what their customers want.

Valve on the other hand is a great company. Treats devs well and supports the customers improves games based on their feedback and even gives some games away completely free. They understand what people want. I'd much rather support them than anyone else.

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