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Just Cause 3 Day 1 Edition buyers can win a real island

by Mark Tyson on 27 August 2015, 12:46

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Square Enix has announced a fun competition where participants can win their own island. Buyers of the Just Cause 3 Day 1 Edition (pre-order required) for PS4 or Xbox One, can enter the competition for the unspecified land mass. However the island probably won't turn out to be any kind of tropical paradise, as the T&Cs state that the "sponsor does not guarantee the Island to be inhabitable, developed or reachable by any means other than a boat."

Square Enix's crazy Just Cause 3 competition starts on 1st December, 2015 at 12:00:00 AM PT and ends 29th February, 2016, at 11:59:59 PM PT. At the end of that time period you must be hold pole position at the top of the Chaos Points leader board. Chaos points are awarded in line with the scale and creativity of the destruction you wreak in the game.

Delving deeper into the T&Cs it seems like the island is valued at only about US$50,000 as such a sum is offered as a cash alternative - if you win but don't fancy owning your own island. The winner must consider what kind of island anyone can you buy for that much money in 2015 – hopefully they would find out before having to make the choice.

Further drawbacks to accepting the prize of the island include the competition terms stating that "all taxes and fees associated with purchasing and obtaining of the Island (including but not limited to attorney's fees, escrow, and closing costs) are the responsibility of the Winner."

The happy islanders of the UK can't even enter this competition. To win, and successfully claim the prize, an entrant must be 18 years or older and live in the United States (including the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico), Mexico , Chile and Canada (excluding Quebec).



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I don't need the prospect of a “free” island or US$50k to get me to pre-order this. The trailers have got me to that level already.
Wait acctually?A free island?
On other news Just Cause 3 Day 365 edition has none of the marketing colouring, all the content, 12 months of patching and a more appealing price tag.

With no multiplayer (at least at launch correct?) getting it now pretty much boils down to “must haves”, and most of us will already have a 3 year old list of those yet to be played…

So yes fun at parties and the dream consumer of any game developer, but honestly very few games warrant the premium and hassle of day 1 purchase.
Mama Sumae;3524420
On other news Just Cause 3 Day 365 edition has none of the marketing colouring, all the content, 12 months of patching and a more appealing price tag.
So yes fun at parties and the dream consumer of any game developer, but honestly very few games warrant the premium and hassle of day 1 purchase.
I can't find a “Day 365” edition anywhere and to be honest I'd expect it to be patched if it needed it, and not expect to pay for the privilege. So I'm assuming when you say “patching” you actually mean “DLC”.

The JC3 pre-order is more of a quandry. GAME have an “exclusive” laser guided RPG, but other's have three vehicles for their pre-order customers. Best deal on the “freebies” I've found so far is on Square Enix's own site - PC download customers not only get the three vehicles but also a sniper rifle with explosive rounds. And I'm thinking “long reach, precision and a big bang - ooh the fun I can have with that” :drool:

Oh and I wouldn't bet on it being multiplayerless on launch - there's a line in the Features list on the entry for it on the Square Enix site that says "Online community features", but I'm guessing that probably means score lists.
crossy
I can't find a “Day 365” edition anywhere and to be honest I'd expect it to be patched if it needed it, and not expect to pay for the privilege. So I'm assuming when you say “patching” you actually mean “DLC”.

Day 365 edition is the usual game of the year/complete edition released a year or so later, often cheaper and hopefully without none of the launch issues/bugs and all the dlcs/content included.

I must be a strange one since all this exclusive content meant to incite me to pre-order/purchase on a specific retailer does exactly the opposite. Why bother with a fragmented product on release?