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Questions about the Collector's DVD

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I have a few questions about the SBCG4AP collector's DVD.

Question One: As someone who purchaced each SBCG4AP game on the Wii, I know there is no way to prove that I own all five games. Will the collector's DVD be available for purchace to those who have not bought the game on the computer?

Question Two: What can we expect to find on the Collector's DVD?

Question Three: If the Collector's DVD will be available for purchace, how much will it cost?

Question Four: Approximately what part of 2009 will the collector's DVD be released in?
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  • Y'know, isn't the DVD supposed to be a special bonus thing for just Telltale.com buyers? Then why are we scrambling for the most costly and inefficient way to give them to people who, if you look at it one way, don't qualify for the free stuff? Heck, why doesn't Telltale create a painful, complicated truckload of paperwork to get it? Then they wouldn't even have to make the product because no one would want do go through the whole process. Win-Win? None of the current suggestions are.
  • That's for the guys at Telltale to decide. Previous comments have hinted that the main reason is they can't verify who purchased the game outside of their own store (which is fair enough).

    My suggestion is the opposite of what you're getting at - a cheap package that Wii owners could get from Telltale without the expense of re-purchasing the games but not short-changing Telltale for their troubles. I honestly think that it is pretty much win/win.

    And as you looked at it one way, for fairness sake we could play devil's advocate for a moment ;)

    You could say the opposite and that the Wii version was promoted (at least initially) as the premiere system for SBCG4AP and therefore feel/be more entitled.

    Please don't misconstrue this as a flame, I don't feel that way personally but it is a contrary viewpoint. :)

    Seriously though, please feel free to explain why you feel my suggestion couldn't possibly work.
  • Philski wrote: »
    That's for the guys at Telltale to decide. Previous comments have hinted that the main reason is they can't verify who purchased the game outside of their own store (which is fair enough).

    My suggestion is the opposite of what you're getting at - a cheap package that Wii owners could get from Telltale without the expense of re-purchasing the games but not short-changing Telltale for their troubles. I honestly think that it is pretty much win/win.

    And as you looked at it one way, for fairness sake we could play devil's advocate for a moment ;)

    You could say the opposite and that the Wii version was promoted (at least initially) as the premiere system for SBCG4AP and therefore feel/be more entitled.

    Please don't misconstrue this as a flame, I don't feel that way personally but it is a contrary viewpoint. :)

    Seriously though, please feel free to explain why you feel my suggestion couldn't possibly work.

    I think the key words you're focusing on with underlines are just the contrary to TellTale. When it comes to doing specialty packaging, there is no such thing as cheap. With the collectors DVD it's essentially the games already done in pc format with some extra content already viewable on a computer/DVD player added in.

    Also, the Wii was not advertised as a premiere system, just an alternate way of playing the game as opposed to their other games. With that logic, all of the GameTap customers should get cheap packages of just the bonus video content for Sam&Max. I think it's best to expect nothing (since nothing was promised in the first place) and be surprised if something surfaces. Yes, TellTale listens to us, but when you're asking for something not promised to begin with, how is that fair to them? Also, I'd be more than willing to bet that many who got the game on wii ware have never been to this website. In that case, you'd also have to somehow convince Nintendo to let you run an ad to get the package on the wiiware system in order to actually profit from such a niche market product.
  • Hey jweir, I just typed a long response to your thoughts then foolishly forgot to copy the text before clicking 'submit' and lost it all :(

    Let me see, I think it went something like this...


    Hehe! :) I thought that comment might be somewhat controversial. However, if you go and look at the first three teasers for the game the only sign that it would be released for PC was a small 'stamp' at the end of the Actionsodes trailer. So I think the point (hypothetical as it is) could stand. But anyway, back on topic.

    I certainly didn't mean to intimate that what Telltale does is cheap, far from it. What I was trying to convey is that it could be conceivable to put together a package that could recoup its cost, but without Wii owners having to purchase the PC version.

    Your point about GameTap is an interesting one. If you cast your mind back to Sam & Max: Season 1 the GameTap customers did infact have access to those features, as did everyone else, via the Telltale website. If Telltale choose to do that with SBCG4AP, that'd be grand (heck, that way it'd even be compatible with the Wii!).

    Trust me, I do expect absolutely nothing (I guess I'm cynical). As you say, it could be a nice surprise. In fact (believe it or not) I'm not overly bothered either way. I simply saw several posts about the possibility of a DVD for Wii gamers and the reasons as to why it wasn't feasible and thought of a conceivable solution to this. I certainly don't feel myself entitled to to any such thing, that would be rather self righteous. The ball is entirely in Telltale's court, whether they want to reach out to the Wii gamers is their call and I'm fine with that. I just wanted to post a suggestion that I thought could be feasible if they wanted to take that route.

    There is the possibility that there are people who picked this up on WiiWare and have never even been to the site. That being said, you could argue that Homestar is niche product as it is, not to mention web-based, so I would imagine that anyone interested enough would be able to find it. The fact is this and other threads dedicated to the Wii version exist, not to mention the fact that traffic to the Telltale site was said to have doubled(?) with the announcement of SBCG4AP and I wouldn't have thought all those people bought only the PC version.

    ...

    I think that's roughly what I attempted to post before, I apologise if this seems rushed and ineloquent. Please post back if you want me to clarify something or I didn't address something you brought up.
  • update time telltale! do you still think it will come out in spring?
    so...bored...grarglbargl
  • Philski wrote: »
    Hey jweir, I just typed a long response to your thoughts then foolishly forgot to copy the text before clicking 'submit' and lost it all :(

    Let me see, I think it went something like this...


    Hehe! :) I thought that comment might be somewhat controversial. However, if you go and look at the first three teasers for the game the only sign that it would be released for PC was a small 'stamp' at the end of the Actionsodes trailer. So I think the point (hypothetical as it is) could stand. But anyway, back on topic.

    I certainly didn't mean to intimate that what Telltale does is cheap, far from it. What I was trying to convey is that it could be conceivable to put together a package that could recoup its cost, but without Wii owners having to purchase the PC version.

    Your point about GameTap is an interesting one. If you cast your mind back to Sam & Max: Season 1 the GameTap customers did infact have access to those features, as did everyone else, via the Telltale website. If Telltale choose to do that with SBCG4AP, that'd be grand (heck, that way it'd even be compatible with the Wii!).

    Trust me, I do expect absolutely nothing (I guess I'm cynical). As you say, it could be a nice surprise. In fact (believe it or not) I'm not overly bothered either way. I simply saw several posts about the possibility of a DVD for Wii gamers and the reasons as to why it wasn't feasible and thought of a conceivable solution to this. I certainly don't feel myself entitled to to any such thing, that would be rather self righteous. The ball is entirely in Telltale's court, whether they want to reach out to the Wii gamers is their call and I'm fine with that. I just wanted to post a suggestion that I thought could be feasible if they wanted to take that route.

    There is the possibility that there are people who picked this up on WiiWare and have never even been to the site. That being said, you could argue that Homestar is niche product as it is, not to mention web-based, so I would imagine that anyone interested enough would be able to find it. The fact is this and other threads dedicated to the Wii version exist, not to mention the fact that traffic to the Telltale site was said to have doubled(?) with the announcement of SBCG4AP and I wouldn't have thought all those people bought only the PC version.

    ...

    I think that's roughly what I attempted to post before, I apologise if this seems rushed and ineloquent. Please post back if you want me to clarify something or I didn't address something you brought up.

    Not trying to be a pain, but with the Sam and Max there was a lot that wasn't seen on the website. For instance, they lined up all the cutscenes so you could watch them back to back. There are a few other things as well, but it's not like GameTap subscribers got everything as you are implying. In my book my argument still stands.
  • I'm just looking through the Season One disc now, I believe the only things that weren't accessible online were the cinematics sans commentary and perhaps some/all of the wallpapers/concept art. As for that 'Play All' feature you brought up; it was convenient, but I'll live clicking a button for each video ;)

    However the important and most interesting stuff was indeed available (I still have the commentary podcast and probably watch them there more than via the DVD to be honest). If that were available to those of us without the PC version then I would be thrilled. :)

    That being said, I realise how much everyone at Telltale must have on their plates at the moment, and I thought (perhaps naively) that putting out such a disc would at least compensate them for their efforts.

    The other important difference here is that this isn't a choice between where you choose to purchase the game, the choice here is system. I have no doubt that if it were possible to purchase the Wii version directly from here, the majority of us would have done.

    But when all is said and done, if the only compensation is not having to boot into Windows, I'm a happy man and if I have the burning desire to see the extras I will buy the DVD when it comes out. Happy to support Telltale, but a little disappointed inside that I'm having to do so by purchasing something I didn't want.
  • well, now that we has a release for w&g, can we have an update on the dvd's progress? please?
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    Emily Telltale Alumni
    It's not done yet.

    When we have news, we'll keep you guys posted. :)
  • ill take that for an update.
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