On this episode of Transition, we discuss limited edition copies of our favourite video games, and what you should look for before buying them. Games editor Rishi Alwani and friend of the podcast Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab. We start by talking about what collector’s editions of video games are and who should be buying them. We talk about limited edition copies of movies and other art forms, and put video games into context. This is where we tell people what to expect from collector’s editions and how much of a premium is justified.
We then talk about the things you need to watch out for when buying collector’s editions of video games in India. This obviously includes discussions around prices of these editions and throws in some useful advice on what to avoid and what to check before purchasing each of these games. Rishi and Mikhail talk about their experiences buying collector’s copies of video games and the instances when they’ve regretted spending so much money on games.
Then we talk about the publishers who are great at releasing collector’s editions and how these give you your money’s worth. Next, Rishi talks about the indie scene and whether those games are available in limited editions and if so, which ones you should be buying. Mikhail then chips in with some valuable advice on when you should buy these games locally and when it’s worth the hassle of getting them shipped from abroad.
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