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Why is In-Store DVD-ROM different?

posted by cringer on - last edited - Viewed by 2.5K users

To Telltale,

Why is the DVD you sent to customers DIFFERENT than then the version that is in stores? I was told the in-store version DOES NOT require online activation. WHY would you send customers a different disc?? This is HIGHLY annoying.

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  • @Hassat Hunter said: The ToMI DVD wont have online activation...

    S&M3 is too much in the future to give anything concrete...


    I'm pretty sure the future is now. For only 32 easy payments of $79.99.

  • I buckled and bought the retail version of W&G. It was only $9.99 on Amazon, but they're sold out now and the next cheapest price is $19.86.

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    Is the content on the Wallace & Gromit retail disc different than Telltale's disc other than the episodes having no online activation? That doesn't matter to me because I never use the disc's episodes anyway, but I'd buy it in a heart beat if it had DVD video for the shorts and features.

  • @Jennifer said: Is the content on the Wallace & Gromit retail disc different than Telltale's disc other than the episodes having no online activation? That doesn't matter to me because I never use the disc's episodes anyway, but I'd buy it in a heart beat if it had DVD video for the shorts and features.

    Should be receiving it tomorrow, so I will let you know. :)

  • The videos are still just stuffed into a folder, no DVD content on the retail version either.

    The disc appears to be virtually the same, but with ratings logos plastered all over it, and no online activation. Which brings up the question again, why was the "Collector's Edition" (Here having the meaning of "only collectors would want to own this, as it's the worst version to own") released with online activation?

    Another interesting thing, the front of the box says "Extra Bonus Game Episode FREE!" and instructs me to check the back of the manual for my free game, upon checking the back of the manual, I find out the code is to be used for any episode of Sam and Max Save the World, and I am then greeted by this message: "Enter this code to get your free game:"

    ...but there's no code, haha.

    Not that it really affects me, since I own Save the World at least 10 times over, but I'd imagine if this has happened to someone else they'd be pretty upset/confused.

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    @Pale Man said: The videos are still just stuffed into a folder, no DVD content on the retail version either.

    The disc appears to be virtually the same, but with ratings logos plastered all over it, and no online activation.


    Oh, OK then. No need for me to buy the retail one then. Thanks for letting me know. :)

    I guess fans will just have to make some extras for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures. :) I'm working on a fun extra myself. It should be done in a few days. :D

  • @Pale Man said: "Enter this code to get your free game:"

    ...but there's no code, haha.

    What?!!!?

    I really hope someone got fired for these discs

  • I have the W&G DVD but hadn't checked it out yet (despite having it a while now), this is really disappointing to here.

    I'm happy with the online activation on the digital downloads but not on the disk version (I dislike DRM completely, its pointless & inconvenient and I nearly always try and find a nocd patch for my games)

  • Have you guys paid attention to the W&G section of the store lately? Something interesting there...

  • @jweir said: Have you guys paid attention to the W&G section of the store lately? Something interesting there...

    The entry for the retail DVD?

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