Hope runs deep…?


deculture gets one of the first Limited Editions to hit the streets of Middle East. Check out the full unpackaging with Arabic instructions and all, after the break.

Here it is, in it’s…

...semi-full glory.

...semi-full glory.

And now everything is…

...bare for all to see.

...bare for all to see.

And the manual has been…



...as you can see here.

...as you can see here.

In these low light conditions, the steelbook case was…

...a bitch to photograph!

...a bitch to photograph!

And finally, the…

...rear end.

...rear end.

As you can see, this collector’s edition was made in Ireland. The regular edition was made in Germany. Yes, the irony! (I’ll see if I can get a pic of that)

Now this is all nice and good, but I’ just wondering, that where the hell are my codes for the Flashback maps and my Golden Lancer?!?!

Calling the 800 number resulted in the CS woman informing us that every copy does indeed come with a code of Flashback maps and every LE is supposed to have a Golden Lancer code as well. That if we don’t have it, we should return it to the retailer. Funny thing is, every one of my friends who has the retail (regular and LE) doesn’t have the codes!

So what Microsoft, Middle East don’t get Golden Lancer?! Or maps?!

4 Responses to “Hope runs deep…?”

  1. November 6, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Really nice! glad they did the localization for the cover and all, hope that will help their games to reach even more customers.

    I think not having the codes for the maps and the lancer have something to do with the Live service not being launched locally yet. Is it really that hard for a company like Microsoft to start the XBox LIVE service in this region?

  2. 2 th
    November 6, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    The game is out in Saudi as well (and Kuwait). You’re right, since Live isn’t launched here officially, we don’t get Flashback maps or the Golden Lancer. Notice that the packaging doesn’t have the Live logo anywhere either!

    Looks like the extra savvy gamers will be importing their copies.

  3. November 10, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Dude, where did you get this one from ? Retail stores or from “shady” shops ? 🙂

  4. 4 th
    November 10, 2008 at 9:13 am

    It’s the official PAL release, where do you think I got it from. But then, you would know about said ‘shady’ shops now, wouldn’t you. 😉

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