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Saints Row 4: Wad Wad Edition will cost you $1,000,000 – no, really

Friday, 9th August 2013 11:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Saints Row 4: The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition costs $1,000,000 and features lots of holidays, flights around the world and a freaking car. It’s pointless, but hey, here’s the contents anyway because slow news day.

There’s only one of these in the world, and it’s exclusive to GAME.

I can’t help but think the money spent on these prizes could have gone to charity, development costs, the poor, the sick, the hungry, the disabled or anything else other than this.

It’s a frivolous waste that won’t make any more of us actually buy the game at launch. I put it up there with some celebrity endorsing a range of clothes ‘inspired’ by a game. I honestly do not understand what this is trying to achieve.

If someone wants to buy this then more power to them.

Still, it beats porn doesn’t it Volition?

Thoughts?

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43 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Is this for real?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. johngeoffrey

    Comes with TWO cars

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KAP

    I’m throwing my monopoly money at the screen but nothings happening?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Hcw87

    This game is getting way too much PR. It’s not like it’s a hugely anticipated game or anything.

    There are better way they could spend their money, like actually developing a new IP.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. actuallyisnotafox

    excellent! ill just pop down that bank and… ^-^ yeah i dont think anyones gonna buy that XD

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Oh my god lord.

    I guess they have to recoup the costs somehow…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @3 try throwing the ironing board and top hat.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. KAP

    @7
    ……….. you owe me a new laptop screen!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 :O

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Aullah

    @4 Well… you know… if they cant make a good game, at least PR the shit out of it.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. KAP

    Could probably find all that stuff from this edition for less on ebay anyway. Pah!

    #11 1 year ago
  12. moopid

    It doesn’t look like a $1,000,000 game, if it was on sale for more like $5 I would buy it.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 I think it’s all the bonus stuff that costs $1,000,000 mate, not the game itself.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. RandomTiger

    “I honestly do not understand what this is trying to achieve.”

    To get another Saints Row story on every gaming website and forum.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. poisonfart

    Just ordered 2…need a lambo in black and a white one

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @14 Clearly. But I’m not going to be nice about it. It’s a shallow ploy.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. life28

    If it is real, someone will definitely buy it. It´s not a game in million dollar package, but it´s adventure trip around the world for rich people. It´s like to buy some experience trip.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Bringit

    I don’t see how you can be mean about it? It’s a fun PR concept.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Mr Sparkle

    Why not eh?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @18 Fun yeah, but dumb. I just don’t see how this will get anyone else buying the game. I’m just personally not a fan of this kind of stunt. The same goes for the Dead Island wedding, or the Capcom blood-filled swimming pool that never happened.

    It’s just my personal take. I labelled the piece ‘Opinion’ as well in the tags to make sure. Some folk will disagree, and that’s perfectly fine too. Each to their own and so forth.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Bringit

    It’s something silly to raise awareness of the product. It’s also quite funny, and shows a sense of humour. And to you guys, it gets you lots of comments and traffic. Everyone has a good time.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. bradk825

    I’m starting to wonder about their marketing guy. They should check is desk for halucinagenic (spelling?) frogs he might be licking for inspiration.

    I am also wondering about the guy who approves his ideas.

    “Hey Todd, I know the best special edition we can do! 2 fucking cars, a trip to space, and also Washington DC!! Only 1 Million Bucks.”

    “Holy shit Fred, you’ve secured our spot as Game of the Generation!”

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Maxey

    If you can afford a million bucks to buy a videogame, then you can also probably afford all the things offered in the package.

    Seems a bit redundant now, eh?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Rikki

    I fucking love Volition!

    #24 1 year ago
  25. tmac2011

    lol i’ll stick with another game there just tryign to be more ridicolous

    #25 1 year ago
  26. LostInTheVoid

    Codemasters did the same kinda thing with grid 2 for £250,000 you got a low riding track car which there was like a 14 month waiting period for it. I think it did sell via the GAME website.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. salarta

    “You just won a million dollars! What are you going to do with it?”

    “I’M BUYING THE SAINTS ROW 4 WAD WAD EDITION! YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”

    “…”

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Metroid455

    And who’s coughing up the money for this idiotic stunt? the Dev or Pub? either way I find it insulting, real devs are struggling and these clowns come up with some shit like this? Pathetic -__-

    #28 1 year ago
  29. salarta

    I should interject by pointing out that this pack is exclusive to GAME. If it’s exclusive to GAME, there’s a damn good chance that GAME is paying for it, at least partially, but more likely in whole.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. deathm00n

    Imagine the size of the box it will come in. And the price of the delivery.

    Haha…

    What a bad joke…

    #30 1 year ago
  31. NeoSquall

    #6 “I guess they have to recoup the costs somehow…”

    - space flight
    - hostage rescue experience
    - plastic surgery
    - 1 spy training day
    - personal shopper (with an unspecified amount of money available)
    - capsule wardrobe
    - 7 nights at the Top Royal Suite at the Burj-Al-Arab in Dubai
    - 7 nights for two at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington DC
    - first class flights to DC and Dubai
    - 1 Lamborghini Gallardo
    - 1 Prius + 1 year insurance
    - 1 year Super Car Membership

    and a life size replica of the Dubstep Gun, plus the game

    Actually, I think they’re gonna lose something by giving all that for just 1 million

    #17 Indeed.

    #23 That means the target for this limited offer is a rich man/woman with a developed sense of humour and who likes videogames.

    #28 The money will be “coughed up” by the customer, anyway I think that the accountings will be made by Deep Silver, of course.
    Also, you’re the pathetic one.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. soqquatto

    Hi Dave, why give this bad spin to this story? “prizes”, as you call them (they’re not: it’s not a contest or a raffle, it’s something you buy) probably haven’t been bought yet and they’ll likely be bought when (if) this “edition” gets sold. Cost for this Wad Wad edition right now sits at 0$ probably. Also, all items toghether probably are not worth $1.000.000 and Volition or whoever is doing it will come up on top even if this gets sold.

    but my greatest question remains: why this negative spin? do you hate this particular game? do you hate harmless PR stunts? because this is harmless. no money spent, no one offended, no naked women, no idiotic gadgets sent to journalists.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. TheWulf

    That is a brilliant satire.

    Love you, Volition.

    @32

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s just being ironic on top of the satire, so I’m not biting. :P I’m amazed at the people whose heads this flew over, though. But hey, humanity is amazing.

    I hope Dave isn’t being serious, anyway, since it’s obviously a fake product. It’s not the first time a site has pulled a stunt like this, as Firebox and other sites have listed fake products as satire before. I still remember Firebox’s flying car, jetpack, and so on. And then there was I Want One of Those, who listed having supply of a number of old, deweaponised Russian jets, but then quickly removed the offer because ‘the government told them to.’ Sometimes people just actually believe that this stuff is real. It’s genius, honestly, and it amuses me.

    It’s people who genuinely believe that this is real who amaze me.

    I mean, really?

    @21

    Wait, someone else actually got it in this mess of comments? You deserve some kind of award or something.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. TheWulf

    I just want to make sure… we all realise that this isn’t real and that it’s satire now, right?

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Froseidon

    @32 – Read earlier in the comments, its near the top, in like the top 10(?).

    #35 1 year ago
  36. NeoSquall

    @34 Why? It may also be real like the GRID 2 190.000$ bundle.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Zozzor

    I’ll just wait till the edition comes for free in PS+

    #37 1 year ago
  38. xFidelCashflow

    *takes out $1,000,000 loan*

    *moves to EU*

    *changes name to Boomsha Kalaka*

    #38 1 year ago
  39. k1llabeast

    Damn, that’s pretty cool. Can anyone lend me a million dollars?

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Froseidon

    @38 – Putting this information on public website might make your con easy to track :P

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Cee

    @36
    The Mono Edition
    Which apparently nobody bought

    http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/grid_2/news/remember_grid_2s_125_000_mono_edition_nobody_bought_it.html

    #41 1 year ago
  42. noamlol2

    i guess if it was GTA related rich people would pre-order this…

    #42 1 year ago
  43. commandofoxcc10

    This is just freaking awesome, I see some people say it should go to charity and crap, but think about all the people helping charities already. Plus it’s charity, charity isn’t the most effective help just letting you all know. This Is an awesome stupid thing get over it lol.

    #43 1 year ago

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