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Test Drive Unlimited 2 PS3 for £34.85 out now! (13 days before office release)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 PS3 for £34.85 out now! (13 days before office release)

Test Drive Unlimited 2 PS3 for £34.85 out now! (13 days before office release)

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Wasn't too sure if I should post as although it's not a super cheap price - the game is available now from Simply Games for the PS3 (full UK PAL version too).

The official release date for the title is 11th Feb so they have it 13 days earlier!

Really wanted the PC version myself, but this and the XBOX 360 are not available yet.

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How is possible for them to sell it almost two weeks prior to official release?

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barato

How is possible for them to sell it almost two weeks prior to official … How is possible for them to sell it almost two weeks prior to official release?



Or before it's even been made?


Think you mean 2 and not 3 OP

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ODB_69

Or before it's even been made?Think you mean 2 and not 3 OP



Sorry, got ahead of myself. Thanks for spotting.

If only it was 360 version ach still.
Voting hot though!

I think they're trying to offset the lack of the Casino DLC by breaking the release date. I'd rather wait for my order from Zavvi and get the DLC.

ODB_69

Or before it's even been made?Think you mean 2 and not 3 OP



It is made and published. The game went gold about 2 weeks ago or so.

I had an e-mail about this aswell but only the PS3 version. Still hot deal tho but will wait for the 360 version with my DLC

if you cant wait, then go for it

almost full retail price for a game that will be 17.99 in a few months is a good deal?

oh sorry just seen the retail price is 49.99 .....perhaps game might sell it at that price but anything more than 30 is just a joke

Nah you were right first time this will be sub £20 in a month or two.

So people are now saying this is not a good deal because it might be cheaper in a few weeks....well of course it will be! But for people that want it now it is a good deal.

boon10

almost full retail price for a game that will be 17.99 in a few months is … almost full retail price for a game that will be 17.99 in a few months is a good deal?



Ridiculous.

This game looks crap...

trickz

This game looks crap...



trickz thanks for the in depth review what's your opinion based on ? I thought it looked o.k

If you preorder this game from Zavvi will you receive it on 11 Feb or will it be posted on 11 Feb and you would receive 2 or 3 days later?

If only it was the PC version

great find, been looking forward to this, ordered. Still cant understand how they have it before anyone else though?

Let me explain myself more, look at fifa and PES 2011 as an example, even fifa is regularly selling at 17.99 on play amazon, Fifa has a lot more draw than this ever will.

Think of this as PES compared to NFS which is the fifa of racing (marketing power wise), NFS will sell by the bucket load (even if its rubbish) and this game will be in the bargain bins as a result ala PES (which is finally starting to resemble the games of old compared to fifa which is sitting on its laurels).

As another example I bought Red Dead Redemption shortly after release for less than £30 so why would you pay more for this?
See Assassins Creed, Mafia 2, kane and lynch which is now going for less than a tenner and so on and so on.
Edited by: "boon10" 29th Jan 2011

boon10

Let me explain myself more, look at fifa and PES 2011 as an example, even … Let me explain myself more, look at fifa and PES 2011 as an example, even fifa is regularly selling at 17.99 on play amazon, Fifa has a lot more draw than this ever will. Think of this as PES compared to NFS which is the fifa of racing (marketing power wise), NFS will sell by the bucket load (even if its rubbish) and this game will be in the bargain bins as a result.An another example I bought Red Dead Redemption shortly after release for less than £30 so why would you pay more for this? See Assassins Creed, Mafia 2, kane and lynch which is now going for less than a tenner and so on and so on.



People know this, but that's not the point.

TheVoice

People know this, but that's not the point.


yup it seems the point is people have more money than sense and will overpay for an average game, enjoy!

thankfully the lack of heat for this deal shows I'm not the only one who thinks this isnt a hot deal

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boon10

thankfully the lack of heat for this deal shows I'm not the only one who … thankfully the lack of heat for this deal shows I'm not the only one who thinks this isnt a hot deal



Well I thought regardless I'd share. You are right that it's not a bargain price but I thought it was a good offer. I for one am quite impatient for new games releases some times and thought this company having before anyone else was quite good, especially as it's a couple of weeks away.

Who knows the deal could be you could buy it, play it and if you don't like it trade it in or sell it on (may be even get the same price as it's a new title). How's that?
Edited by: "KinanswerMe" 29th Jan 2011

t rex

If you preorder this game from Zavvi will you receive it on 11 Feb or … If you preorder this game from Zavvi will you receive it on 11 Feb or will it be posted on 11 Feb and you would receive 2 or 3 days later?



Depends who you ask .. if you ask me then it will be dispatched on the 11th Feb - if you are lucky. Otherwise itll be dispatched at least a few days after. I wouldnt touch Zavvi for preorders with a barge pole.

KinanswerMe

Well I thought regardless I'd share. You are right that it's not a … Well I thought regardless I'd share. You are right that it's not a bargain price but I thought it was a good offer. I for one am quite impatient for new games releases some times and thought this company having before anyone else was quite good, especially as it's a couple of weeks away.Who knows the deal could be you could buy it, play it and if you don't like it trade it in or sell it on (may be even get the same price as it's a new title). How's that?


Hi yes I don't blame you for posting, totally understand the impatience you get when it comes to some games - I think its more sensible now to look back to the original point of how they have the game 2 weeks early???

boon10

Let me explain myself more, look at fifa and PES 2011 as an example, even … Let me explain myself more, look at fifa and PES 2011 as an example, even fifa is regularly selling at 17.99 on play amazon, Fifa has a lot more draw than this ever will. Think of this as PES compared to NFS which is the fifa of racing (marketing power wise), NFS will sell by the bucket load (even if its rubbish) and this game will be in the bargain bins as a result ala PES (which is finally starting to resemble the games of old compared to fifa which is sitting on its laurels).As another example I bought Red Dead Redemption shortly after release for less than £30 so why would you pay more for this? See Assassins Creed, Mafia 2, kane and lynch which is now going for less than a tenner and so on and so on.



PES, FIFA, even NFS have regular updates. You will get a new game every year. The last Test Drive game was in 2006.

Yeah this will probably drop in price pretty quick but bad comparison tbh

BTW bee.com were doing this on both platforms for 30quid preorder a few weeks back. And the first game was good, still has a following 5 years on. It's not GT5 or Forza but it's a different type of game completely - closest thing to a racing MMO

Edited by: "bez" 29th Jan 2011

If anyone played the first game they will know how good of a game it is,tdu2 looks ace,Iv ordered it and if I need to sell it cex will be happy to take it..great find by the way if it arrives next week

Had to leave a comment to say lol @boon10 What a load of horsecrap

Creed and Kane and lynch are under a tenner becuase of how old they are....

Test drive is NOT a triple A title so it wil drop in price slightly after release but price rise and drops depend on sales, not on the game.

Assassins creed brotherhood is an old game? wow who'd have funk it, does that mean if you by this game now when its actually released in 2 weeks it will be an old game too?

Kane and lynch is so cheap because its crap tbh and yes i mentioned sales in my post so erm what is your point exactly?

Anyway OP yes your idea of buying and returning makes sense, what would the trade in value be for a game that no-one else even has in stock yet? Quite interesting to see what their reaction would be in cex/game etc

Almost all games drop drastically not long after release. I still dont see why that would make this not a good deal. its £5 less the what everyone else will be selling it for when it IS released and £15 less than rrp.
If NOW was 2 months from now then it would be available for £20 - in which case it would no longer be a good deal. But now isnt then its now.

haha yes I know what your saying, you never know with new releases though sometimes stores do trade ins and offers that might make it cheaper than this

Iv checked my status online and it says it has been shipped today..for £35 and early this is a hot deal..

Mine has been shipped and will arrive 2moro..again for £35 and having it early is a bonus

Can anyone confirm the official pricing for the Casino DLC - also what are Simply Games like for delivery?

ps3ud0

No solid price yet,but rumoured around £7..I ordered tdu2 on sunday morning and item is now at a depot and will be arriving at some point today..so 2working days is really gud..Iv ordered from play and it's taken upto 4days.

Got mine today, £33.46 after Quidco and two weeks early. Can't complain.

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Excellent. Glad someone found my post useful.

DPD just arrived got mine today result!!!

Got mine today too... Awful game, though. Won't be playing it again. Shockingly bad car handling and PS2 standard graphics.

Bo0td

Got mine today too... Awful game, though. Won't be playing it again. … Got mine today too... Awful game, though. Won't be playing it again. Shockingly bad car handling and PS2 standard graphics.



Did you play the first one? Just want to know what you're comparing it to - it's not a driving sim... Got GT5/Forza for that.

Also ps2 graphics - really? Can you remember what the ps2 was like :P
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