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post #21 of 56
Used to when I was younger. These days I won't pay top dollar for intangible assets, learned that lesson the hard way. I typically wait for a sale instead.
post #22 of 56
I only cave in to a pre order if the bonus goods are appealing to me. If there's bonus content such as a few extra levels (usually only one or two as pre order incentives for most games), or pre order exclusive characters/weapons, then yeah I'd more than likely pre order. I don't really care for bonus soundtracks and pdf art concepts and illustration, some people like that sort of thing, I don't. But on the other hand I wont pre order if the bonus level is going to end up being extremely short in length, but there's no real way to tell how long a level is so you kind of have to just guess with what they show in the trailers.

The latest game I've pre ordered is Trials Fusion, not only because you get access to closed beta, but you get the full game when its due out. New tracks for the closed beta release on 5th april too.
Edited by Saq - 4/2/14 at 5:31pm
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post #23 of 56
No will be my answer. There is no point in preordering games unless you get bonus content that is worth it. I don't like having to give money to something that will only be mine a few weeks later, only to find out it's a flawed product
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I want to see reviews first... Don't want to get caught with shoddy software (buggy) or just a bad game. A tighter budget than before, so can't afford to waste it.
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post #25 of 56
bonus content, exclusive in game items, and sometimes you can pre-install before release so you can game the moment it comes out.
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post #26 of 56
Now this is a pre order bonus I would go for.



I love how they throw deluxe on the end just to squeeze $10 out of you. The non deluxe pre order version only gets you a shirt and one weapon perk.
But is it all worth $70 to me? Not in the slightest, but it also depends if these items are only available through pre order, or if they will be on the DLC page after its release.
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post #27 of 56
Pretty much what other people said, I only pre-order for some random bonuses or if it's a game that I want day one. Watch Dogs and Diablo RoS are (so far) the only games I've pre-ordered this year.
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

I do.

Why ? Well before release games are usually cheaper (I'm not talking about buying right off Origin here, I used Fast2play I think) and I barely ever buy video games anyway but in the case of BF4 and whichever BF is to follow, I know that no matter what I'll play and enjoy it. Plus pre-ordering digital, forgetting about the fact games are cheaper before release and you get extra stuff, means that the game is paid for and you won't have to worry about it anymore.

Same tbh. Like, Steam usually gives a 10% discount for preordering. If I know I'm going to be buying a game, sometimes it can mean I want to play it on release, and that + additional content can tip the balance (depending on how much additional content, how much I pay, etc). Take Rome 2 for example - I preordered it (I paid $34 though) and got 3 extra factions (which on their own cost $7), and remember playing for 4 hours on release day. I knew I was going to buy it, so it made sense in my position to buy it right off the bat (and yes I have enjoyed it, even with its many bugs :tongue:). I think it depends on the person, and how much they want to pay to be able to play ASAP. I prefer (whenever possible) to wait for a Steam sale and get the game with any (even most) associated DLC. I also try and aim for $1 per hour played as a general metric of value.
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post #29 of 56
So they can be the first to experience bugs!

No, It's because of preorder bonuses I'm sure. That tiger camo on that rifle is just irresistible to some, I guess... When pre-ordering games was new I just did not understand it. Back then they didn't offer bonuses like today. I get pre-ordering hard copies if it's a game that is incredibly anticipated and you live in a high density area. I sort of understand that people want to play it the second it's available. But, you don't know if they game will be good or not. Or even playable at launch. Pretty dumb if you ask me.
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post #30 of 56
I pre-ordered CoD: MW3 because it came with CoD 4.

I look at like I bought CoD 4 for the full price and got MW3 for free (crummy game.)
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