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C&C 3: Kane Edition for PC, no 360 love?

Gamertag Radio has the goods on a special edition of Command & Conquer 3 that's coming to PC. Entitled Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars: Kane Edition, the game will include "an enormous amount of exclusive content." At first, we wondered why EA would exclude the 360 from its special edition love fest. Then we looked at the list of included content. Let's see: strategy videos, 5 multiplayer maps, different skins for your units, exclusive wallpapers, and behind the scenes videos. Sound familiar? Our best guess would be that EA plans to make these items available through Xbox Live Marketplace. Granted, it's just speculation for now, but it seems highly plausible, especially given EA's love affair with microtransactions. Potentially, it could actually be cheaper than picking up a special edition. Pay for the stuff you want (maps) and leave the rest alone (videos, themes, etc.). (Did we just mention EA and microtransactions in a positive light? Whaa?)

Do you like the idea of buying this content one piece at a time, or would you prefer to buy it all in a spiffy special edition?

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1. Still published by EA?

Then I won't be buying it new, let alone preordering it.

Posted at 2:36PM on Jan 5th 2007 by J.Goodwin

2. Ditto like #1
There was a time I'd pickup CnC in a heartbeat, but now I boycott anything with EA on it.

Vote with your dollars right?

Posted at 3:11PM on Jan 5th 2007 by bayn

3. Yup, pretty much the same here. We all know exactly what EA plans to do.

This articles has just made me do a complete U-turn on purchasing this.

Posted at 3:40PM on Jan 5th 2007 by Insomnious

4. EA can suck my cock. *thumbsdown*

Not impressed by the whole need for speed microtransaction fiasco.

Posted at 4:02PM on Jan 5th 2007 by Mike

5. I would love to own this game, but just like must others. Since it's done by EA it's a boycot on buying and maybe just a rental if anything!

Posted at 7:43PM on Jan 5th 2007 by Deadpreacher

6. piece by piece, as long as its not any more expensive!

Posted at 8:07PM on Jan 5th 2007 by Ciaran Gallagher

7. I'd rather be buying the regular edition and getting the full amount of content they made for the game. If I take the plunge into a console RTS it won't be made by a developer who wants to screw gamers for all their money.

Posted at 8:31PM on Jan 5th 2007 by Logan T.

8. The only way EA can EASILY charge greater than retail for PC is the exclusive Kane edition. 360 owners can however, pay for the stuff on marketplace.
I would like the option of buying the Kane edition now, not in 12 months as a "Game of the Year" edition. I can't see why they don't give us the choice, Kane edition for $AU10 more, or microtransaction.

Posted at 9:39PM on Jan 5th 2007 by BovineDeath

9. Also, how many people are going to be playing the included maps online, versus the ones that you pay extra for. I never really saw the sense in buying new multiplayer maps for this reason.

Posted at 9:39PM on Jan 5th 2007 by BovineDeath

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