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Ubisoft insists that the game's launch will go unaffected thanks to stock being hastily redirected from other regions.
It does, however, spell disaster for those who pre-ordered the limited 'Join or Die' editions of the game, as those apparently cannot be reproduced.
Ubisoft has reportedly blocked all the serial numbers associated with the stolen games.

That doesn't make any sense.
Why can't they manufacture the Join Or Die editions? Did they run out of money? confused.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/26/12 at 9:41am
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I think EA did it.
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I think I heard about similar robbery a long time ago. Or is just deja-vu?
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Why can't they manufacture the Join Or Die editions? Did they run out of money? confused.gif

It's probably along the lines of getting third party companies to create the bits and bobs (such as the figurine and notebook), so they have limited stock of that. That and Ubisoft doesn't feel like shovelling out more money to get them for those that are now missing out.
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these are what some might call videogame pirates thumb.gif
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these are what some might call videogame pirates thumb.gif

Dang, beat me to it. I suppose PC gaming truly does have a piracy problem. biggrin.gif
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New DRM, you have to show up at UBI HQ, with proof of purchase, 3 valid photo ID's, and a pack of lifesavers, to receive the game.
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Originally Posted by RipperLord View Post

It's probably along the lines of getting third party companies to create the bits and bobs (such as the figurine and notebook), so they have limited stock of that. That and Ubisoft doesn't feel like shovelling out more money to get them for those that are now missing out.

Actually, just like any special edition, things are done on a contractual basis by an order. Once that order is complete 99.9% of the time, the originals are destroyed or returned to the end individual.

When you submit a toy or a special insert, you have X made and then Y above/beyond that number for warranty/rma replacement...When that contract ends, it's over and the blanks are sent back to the individual that designed them...So are typically 1-10 ss#'s...That's how it's always worked.

If the amount of stolen product exceeds their RMA/Replacement stock then, re-producing what was stolen would be at an unrealistic price...

It's business 101 folks.

It's not worth the cost of reproducing those editions...Sucks but, that's the reality especially in this economy.

Look at how many people had screwed up Marcus bobbleheads from Borderlands 2...Thankfully they had JUST enough but, if they hand't there would be some people without them, out there...I guarantee you that.
Edited by Masked - 11/26/12 at 10:58am
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Don't worry they will still blame piracy rofl.. biggrin.gif
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Insurance fraud?
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