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post #11 of 231
Not sure about in the states but over here in Aus, whenever I go to EBGames I get pushed hard for preorders. To the point that they will discount what I am buying if the discounted amount gets put on the pre order etc.

They must have some really aggressive KPI's , assume something similar would be happening at any other major game retailers ?
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I know myself well enough to know that I only preorder games that are a sure fire thing for me. I can only tell you that I've never regretted it, and being an early adopter has its own benefits in some cases. I'm not preordering games that I don't think are worth the $60 price tag, any game that I'm not sure about I will do exactly as you say, and I'll wait it out for a better deal.

Why wouldn't I preorder when I've never regretted it? Can't learn from a mistake if I haven't had any.

Personally out of all the games I played since I was a child, I can only think of a few games that would be worth me pre-ordering or being worth a $60 price tag. Off the top of my head, most recently; Witcher 3 was worth $60, Grand Theft Auto 5 was worth $60, and going back in time Quake 3 Arena was worth $60 and Doom 3 was worth $60. Witcher 3 was worth $60 but I still only payed $30, but I bought the DLC for it. It was worth it because i got over 115 hours of quality gaming out of it. Grand Theft Auto 5 was worth $60 and I payed $60 for it even though I could have gotten it cheaper. I payed $60 for it because I really wanted it on Steam, and I also got a quality 100 hours out of it. Quake 3 Arena was worth $60 because of the multiple mods available for it (which were all free btw) like Rocket Arena 3, Weapons Factory Arena (the original Team Fortress), and Urban Terror. I played Quake 3 Arena and all its mods from 1999 all the way until 2008. So I must have accumulated thousands upon thousands of hours. Then Doom 3 was the only single player game I ever played more than once, so definitely worth $60 because of the quality time I got from beating the campaign and expansions more than once.

But aside from that, I really cannot think of game that would ever actually be worth $60 or worth pre-ordering. I played games that were great that I thoroughly enjoyed. Far Cry: Blood Dragon comes to mind. But I still don't see it being worth pre-ordering.

While you say you haven't had an instance where you regretted a pre-order, I can easily say that I have had multiple instances where I don't think games were worth near their full price. So because of that I still don't pre-order, on top of the fact that in present times it seems that the majority of games aren't worth their full price (even if they are good, but not for $60). With that said, if you haven't had a bad experience with pre-ordering then by all means keep pre-ordering but for a good portion of us, we rather wait and see if a game is worth our money before we commit (and even then try to save some money).
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post #13 of 231
Those poor, addicted junkies...
post #14 of 231
Never understood the need to preorder a game in this day and age, it's not like they're going to run out of copies at all since it's just a copy of digital code.
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doesnt matter as long as I am not one of them

And I will not pay more than $10 for a Game+DLC. biggrin.gif


Ditto, been following that same principle for the past 5 years now. Games just don't hold the same value they did to me before. With 99.9% of games released requiring some sort of client that you have to sign into to play them, I just feel that I am "leasing" the game rather than actually owning it and doing with as I please.I am waiting for GTA V to hit the $10 and under mark as the Rockstar DRM that will keep you from playing until you log in and verify your "entitlement status" every now and then when playing in offline mode even though you have activated and registered the game. Have avoided The Witcher 3 so far, so many patches it's not even funny, last one was what 10GBs? Unacceptable. Still enjoying my copy of Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition I bought last Christmas steam sale for $8.
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Never understood the need to preorder a game in this day and age, it's not like they're going to run out of copies at all since it's just a copy of digital code.
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doesnt matter as long as I am not one of them

And I will not pay more than $10 for a Game+DLC. biggrin.gif


Ditto, been following that same principle for the past 5 years now. Games just don't hold the same value they did to me before. With 99.9% of games released requiring some sort of client that you have to sign into to play them, I just feel that I am "leasing" the game rather than actually owning it and doing with as I please.I am waiting for GTA V to hit the $10 and under mark as the Rockstar DRM that will keep you from playing until you log in and verify your "entitlement status" every now and then when playing in offline mode even though you have activated and registered the game. Have avoided The Witcher 3 so far, so many patches it's not even funny, last one was what 10GBs? Unacceptable. Still enjoying my copy of Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition I bought last Christmas steam sale for $8.

Agree with everything, but why with this game. You get the ownership of the game, patches have improved gameplay (for the most part) and requiring patches is what I find justified for game of such scale. I'm a little biased towards them, but it is justified considering they're not intentionally screwing the customer. Its just a side outcome of doing what they did with the game. Besides I got it all inclusive for $75 on a sale with all DLC's which I feel is more than worth for such a game.
post #16 of 231
You cant fix stupid. This generation of gamers are really "special". rolleyes.gif
post #17 of 231
Haven't done much pre-ordering. And what I pre-ordered I can say it's a mixed bag...Let's begin :
1. Wrath of the Lich King pre-order (best time I had in a game ever)-was happy with the pre-order
2.GRID 2 pre-order (they mixed up my pre-order bonus and gave me the SLR and McLaren bonuses though it was supposed to be the GT-R and SLR) Game was awful-not happy with it
3.Van Helsing 2+3. 2 was meh and 3 gave me BSOD's. Finished them last month-not happy

Learned my lesson : Won't pre-order again
post #18 of 231
I've only preordered a few things in my time. And mostly because gmg was offering like 20% off for preordering. HL2, portal 2, fallout 3, skyrim and ffxiv come to mind. I've never been a preordering person. Even when pc games were mostly physical CDs and DVDs. I'd personally like to see the breakdown of preordering by PC and console.

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Agree with everything, but why with this game. You get the ownership of the game, patches have improved gameplay (for the most part) and requiring patches is what I find justified for game of such scale. I'm a little biased towards them, but it is justified considering they're not intentionally screwing the customer. Its just a side outcome of doing what they did with the game. Besides I got it all inclusive for $75 on a sale with all DLC's which I feel is more than worth for such a game.

No matter how you spin it a 10Gb patch is just insane. And $75? Damn, I didn't even pay that for my GTAV pre-order on PC.
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Lots of alpha and beta testers testing games for those of us who wait for games to be truly playable (Gold) before buying them.

I would be one of these guys. I pre-order a lot of games from Amazon since they don't charge you a penny until the game is shipped.

Pre-order for free-> play alpha / beta for free -> cancel pre-order -> wait for release to make decision.
Even if I'm really set on buying the game I won't. I learned my lesson from Battlefield 4.

For example, I knew Black Ops 3 was going to suck really hard after seeing the wall running and Destiny rip-off "supers". Playing the beta confirmed this, otherwise my friends may have talked me into buying it.
The Star Wars Battlefront beta showed me that the game is incredibly bland, this also saved me once again.

Why the masses keep pre-ordering broken games is beyond me.
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