THE BUZZ: Gamers that preorder Saints Row: The Third on Steam are in for a bonus treat courtesy of Valve. According to the official Team Fortress website, preordering Saints Row: The Third will unlock three special items to outfit your Heavy with. The post has the details:
In honor of the meticulously researched, true-to-life events dramatized in the educational video game Saints Row: The Third, we visited the library and came up with three equally historically accurate Heavy items for those of you who pre-order: a faithful recreation of the ceremonial dress of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. Note the dedication to mirroring every historical detail, from Gorbachev’s signature diamond-encrusted lucha libra mask to his cartoonishly oversized boxing gloves to the fleur-de-lis badge given to all former heavyweight champions, all of which Gorbachev famously wore to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
EGM’s TAKE: With that post I can only assume that all the requests for Half-Life 3 has driven Valve mad. Regardless, the entire staff at Bellevue Washington is in fact insane or if they’ve created a time machine to alter historical events as they see fit, this is a cool little easter egg of a bonus. The outfit may not sway anyone that can’t deal with Saints Row’s sophomoric attitude, but for those that were on the fence about which version to get, now have a reason to lean. Bonus outfits for Team Fortress are nothing new, but its a great trend that adds small perks to dedicated PC gamers. Now Valve how about Half-Life 3?
Source: Team Fortress