As a seasoned buyer of Brady guide books for the various Rockstar titles over the years I've always found them a very handy companion. Yes of course you can find plenty of tips/hints and 'walkthrough guides' on many websites for free but at around a tenner I've always considered the physical product an essential compliment to the game.
The only problem with the softback copies being they get rather old, worn and tatty very quickly. So having just pre-ordered the Collector's Edition from Tesco at a very competitive £95 this hardback costing less than 3 quid more than the softback is a no brainer.
Here's hoping the respective chosen carriers get them both to me cometh the day, roll on September the 17th!
#Slight revision on the price as when I pre-ordered this it was £12.79 and the softback was a tenner, both editions' prices seem to have rocketed since then.
##And today(22/08) it's been on a freefall from £17 down to just over £13. From previous experience of buying gaming guide books I'd say grab it now because it will definitely start climbing again as we get closer to release day.