I also picked up The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, at Walmart, which came with a lot of bonus items like a DVD and Soundtrack (all at the normal cost of a game product). They are on the right track, I definitely feel like you get more value out of it, when this is the 'standard' version of the game. There is a collector's version, which is way too expensive for my blood ($129).
Unfortunately, the game is plagued with problems. Activation was a nightmare (finally got it to work eventually), downloading bonus content wasn't working (it kept saying the code was bad, when in fact, it was the correct code - eventually this worked out), and the game does not work on my Nvidia 7800 SLI. I understand that this card is old, but I can run modern games on it just fine at 1280x720 (which I'm OK with). But seriously, they need to fix some of these bugs... but I don't think they will because their minimal support is Nvidia 8800 card, just a generation above mine. So, right now, it's not recommended if you have an older card.
Since I can't really play it until they patch it, or if Nvidia update their drivers, I might actually go back to the first Witcher game, which I never finished.
The bonus soundtrack is composed by Adam Skorupa & Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz, and it's what you expect for a gaming soundtrack. The DVD is in Polish, so be prepared to read a lot of subtitles.
While you're enjoying the free music, you can consider subscribing the magazine. For one year, it's $9.95. I do recommend the print version, you get more content for the buck, and I've always been a fan of glossy magazines vs digital ones.
Not to say that the iPad digital version doesn't have a lot going for it, but it just seems like the iPad version is more or less about pictures and very, very few words. The only advantage you have on the digital Spin Magazine is that you can stream the month's soundtrack, and "breaking" news is constantly flowing. I actually turned off auto-renewal for the Spin digital magazine, but I am definitely keeping my print subscription.
That's not all, for late April and this month (May), you can purchase a 2-disc special Spin Magazine "Must-Hear Music" edition, available only at Target stores. For the price of the magazine $4.99, you get two 16-track bonus CDs, featuring Mumford & Sons (they are on the current cover), and The Strokes (they were on last month's cover).
The full CD track listings are:
1. Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know
2. Matt & Kim - Block After Block
3. Saigon - Bring Me Down
4. Royal Bangs - Grass Helmet
5. Innerpartysystem - American Trash
6. A Day To Remember - Better Off This Way
7. Funeral Party - Finale
8. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Monkeys Are Coming
9. Baroness - Swollen & Halo
10. Kopek - Cocaine Chest Pains
11. Trampled By Turtles - Wait So Long
12. Meat Puppets - Damn Thing
13. Juke Kartel - Bullet Wearing Trademark Clothes
14.Bear Hands - Crime Pays
15.Foster the People - Helena Beat
16.Go Radio - Any Other Heart
1.Cage The Elephant - Shake me Down
2.She Wants Revenge - Must Be The One
3. Peter Bjorn & John - Breaker Breaker
4. Red - Feed The Machine
5.Emmure - Solar Flare Homicide
6. Flogging Molly - Don't Shut 'Em Down
7.Old 97's - The Grand Theatre
8. Aiden - Hysteria
9.Royal Bangs - Fireball
10.AWOLNATION - Sail
11.OTEP - Fists Fall
12.Steve Earle - Waitin' On The Sky
13.No Justice - 2nd Avenue
14.Acrylics - Nightwatch
15.Computer Magic - Running
16.New Politics - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Update: Here is a picture of the Spin Target Edition next to my iPad with the Spin digital issue. As you can the see the Target Edition is a smaller print, you can find the issue at the music/CD area, not magazine area.
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