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L.A. Noire: Choose Your Pre-order Carefully


Basically, this is exactly like Grand Theft Auto, except it's 1947 LA.

For L.A. Noire, you’d better choose your pre-order carefully…but of course, you don’t need to worry about it too much.  For one, we’ll lay out all the details for you and include links to easily accomplish your pre-ordering.  And secondly, eventually the content included with pre-orders will be released as DLC.  But who knows when that will be…so in the meantime, here are the details on pre-ordering bonuses!

Rockstar Games Store – If you decide to go straight to the Rockstar Games store to purchase your copy of L.A. Noire, all you’ll end up with is a t-shirt.  I’m not kidding.  Kinda sad, considering they’re one of the teams helping to create the pre-order content.

Amazon.comPS3 / XBox 360 Amazon pre-order customers will receive an exclusive suit and a pistol.  The Broderick Detective Suit is meant to help your hand-to-hand combat, as well as boosting your resistance to damage.

Best BuyPS 3 / Xbox 360 Best Buy also offers an exclusive suit and a pistol.  The suit included with your Best Buy pre-order, however, is the Sharpshooter Detective Suit.  This one is a no-brainer, helping improve your aim with rifles and pistols.

Wal-Mart PS3 / XBox 360 Customers who pre-order from Wal-Mart receive an additional case for you to solve, called ‘A Slip of the Tongue’.  The case includes an initial car theft, which ends up leading to one of the largest cases of stolen cars in the city ever.  Sounds interesting, but what does a slip of the tongue have to do with anything?


This guy kinda makes me laugh. Despite the fact that he's pointing a gun in my general direction.

Gamestop PS3 / Xbox 360 – Gamestop seems to offer the largest array of pre-order bonuses, including an additional case to solve as well as a mission.  The case is called ‘The Naked City’, which has you investigate the supposed suicide of a young and gorgeous fashion model.  But with her being so beautiful and apparently naked, how will you ever get past the autopsy?  The mission you’re given with the bonus content is known as the ‘Badge Pursuit Challenge’, which has you hunt down 20 hidden police badges all over L.A.  Each badge provides 5 XP to help you gain Intuition Points.  If you successfully find all 20 badges, the ‘Button Man Suit’ will be unlocked, which provides additional ammo for all weapons.

Target – When you pre-order L.A. Noire from Target, you will receive a $5 gift card.  On top of that, if you purchase the game in-store during the launch week, you will get a Rockstar Games t-shirt.

L.A. Noire will be available for Playstation3 and Xbox 360 on May 17th.  And I’ve gotta say, I’d most likely pre-order L.A. Noire from Gamestop.  Where will you be pre-ordering?


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Fable III: Pre Order Exclusives Guide

With the upcoming October  release of Fable III looming near – next week, everyone, next week!! – I decided to give a rundown on the preordering exclusives you can find at various stores.  Because who doesn’t want the freebies that you can’t get anywhere else?!

Preorder Fable III from

If you don't preorder Fable III, this guy's gonna shoot you.

Amazon – I detail this option first because it seems to be the most cost-effective option if you’re someone who likes to save money.  You can get a $20 credit for any future video game purchases, and release date shipping is just 99 cents.  Plus Amazon is always nice enough to include a Pre-Order Price Guarantee, which means if you preorder for one price and then the price drops prior to the game coming out, you’ll pay the lower price.  And now, on to the exclusives!

  • Champion Hammer – First of all, it’s a hammer.  So yeah, that kinda sucks.  However, if you like your weapons slow but powerful, then this is for you.  I much prefer swords.  The name ‘Champion Hammer’ sounds nice, and it sounds like it will probably be slated in the ‘good’ category.  Otherwise it ain’t nothing but a pretty decoration.
  • Balance Tattoo – From a description I read, it sounds like this set relates to a hero committed to restoring balance in the world.  So that doesn’t really say a lot about what bonuses you could receive from it.  Strength?  Skill?

Preorder Fable III from Walmart

Walmart – Walmart has a similar deal to Amazon in that you will receive exclusive in-game content, a $20 eGift card, and the game is $59.96!!  You save FOUR CENTS, people!

  • Absolver Hammer / Mallet – Okay, so I can’t really tell if it’s a full sized hammer or just a mallet that you have conk your enemies out with.  Apparently the weapon has to due with Hammer wreaking vengeance in the name of her father after Lucien was defeated.  The perfect choice for warrior monks or angry priests.
  • Dragonbreath Tattoo – An attractive tattoo that explains perfectly how you may feel – like you want to breathe dragon flames on your enemies.

Or for an extra $20 you can get the limited edition with all the same preorder goodies. But it’s…limited.

Preorder Fable III from Gamestop

Industrial Tattoo and Inquisitor Sword, brought to you by Gamestop

Gamestop – The pre-order exclusives from Gamestop have been very publicized from their TV spot.  I’ve seen this spot more than I’ve even seen commercials for Fable III itself.  ‘Be as evil as you want to be’, claims the ad.  Let’s just say that it’s pretty obvious you’ll be going down the dark path if you choose Gamestop to pre0rder from.

  • Inquisitor Sword – According to Gamestop, this sword is somehow linked back to Reaver, and therefore earns you bonuses when you kill innocents, spend money, and annoy people.  And oh yeah, it’s evil.
  • Industrial Tattoo – The ever-changing tattoo!  It will morph to go along with your focuses, so the color will change depending on your alignment.  This tattoo makes you more attractive, and will also assist in completing a particular quest in Aurora.

Preorder Fable III From Best Buy

Best Buy – Last but not least, the final location to get exclusive in game content is from Best Buy.  These items are best for those dedicated to Will use.

  • Channeler Sword – You can already see what this sword is gonna do: have magical attributes.  Yes, it’s true.  This sword, which is pretty much encrusted with crystals and doesn’t look very sharp at all, was created by Garth in his later years and is imbued with his Will abilities.
  • Crystal Tattoo – So, just like the sword, the tattoo looks like crystals.  Crystals that are strangely arranged to look like wings.  I guess if you’re a Will user, you can fly…?

So there you have it.  Based on this info, I’m probably going to be ordering from Amazon.  I’ve already got one $20 pre-order credit under my belt.  Where will you be pre-ordering your copy from?


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