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post #121 of 231
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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

Spoken like a true EA exec.

Spoken like a consumer with a functioning brain.

Why in god's name would you drop $60 on a pre-order? Why?




Go to the brick and mortar, put down $5 cash and move it wherever you see fit.

The laziness combined with the hypocrisy is absolutely beyond me...Or is it ignorance?

Either way, you're a moron if you're putting $60 up front for a pre-order, a genuine, idiot.
Edited by Masked - 10/27/15 at 11:26am
post #122 of 231
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Originally Posted by Masked View Post

Spoken like a consumer with a functioning brain.

Why in god's name would you drop $60 on a pre-order? Why?

Go to the brick and mortar, put down $5 cash and move it wherever you see fit.

The laziness combined with the hypocrisy is absolutely beyond me...Or is it ignorance?

Either way, you're a moron if you're putting $60 up front for a pre-order, a genuine, idiot.

Or, wait a few months. You don't 'need' a non essential luxury item.

"Its 'free' so preorder" LOL
post #123 of 231
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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

Or, wait a few months. You don't 'need' a non essential luxury item.

"Its 'free' so preorder" LOL

It's free to pre-order on-line - However, you're charged when/if it ships.

It's also "virtually" free to order from a brick and mortar, especially if you move the money around.

My point is that in the year 2015, you're going full retard if you drop full value on a game before it's release date considering it is convenient and FREE to move/change/alter your order.

Just placed 10 pre-orders on Amazon. Guess what??!?!?! ALL FREE!!!!!!!! OMG imagine that, ALL FREE?!?!?!?!

You were wrong. Admit it and move on. No need to act like a tosser.
post #124 of 231
pre-ordering game doesn't really make sense, specially the ones that has a high chance of being cancelled or put on-hold for more years to come, and finally coming out as crap.

instead of using that $60 on an already existing game, you'd rather put the $60 on a not-yet-made game just for the kicks of what exactly?
post #125 of 231
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Originally Posted by Masked View Post

It's free to pre-order on-line - However, you're charged when/if it ships.

It's also "virtually" free to order from a brick and mortar, especially if you move the money around.

My point is that in the year 2015, you're going full retard if you drop full value on a game before it's release date considering it is convenient and FREE to move/change/alter your order.

Just placed 10 pre-orders on Amazon. Guess what??!?!?! ALL FREE!!!!!!!! OMG imagine that, ALL FREE?!?!?!?!

You were wrong. Admit it and move on. No need to act like a tosser.

Have fun with your $60 preorders
post #126 of 231
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Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

pre-ordering game doesn't really make sense, specially the ones that has a high chance of being cancelled or put on-hold for more years to come, and finally coming out as crap.

instead of using that $60 on an already existing game, you'd rather put the $60 on a not-yet-made game just for the kicks of what exactly?

Why would you put down $60 when pre-ordering on Amazon, Gamestop etc, is free on-line? If you don't like the reviews, cancel it before it ships...

Or just drop $1 at any brick and mortar...Move it if you don't like the reviews.

I really can't comprehend why anyone is dropping $60 in a pre-order...Especially when through the 4 top most grossing video game vendors in the industry, making a pre-order is actually FREE.

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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

Have fun with your $60 preorders

You mean my FREE pre-orders that will more than likely be cancelled before launch and after the reviews are released? You realize that Halo reviews came out 3 days before Halo 5 dropped, this morning...Meaning you had 72 hours to cancel...If you didn't and you didn't want the game, you're just lazy.

So is your excuse incompetence or laziness?
post #127 of 231
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Originally Posted by Masked View Post

Why would you put down $60 when pre-ordering on Amazon, Gamestop etc, is free on-line? If you don't like the reviews, cancel it before it ships...

Or just drop $1 at any brick and mortar...Move it if you don't like the reviews.

I really can't comprehend why anyone is dropping $60 in a pre-order...Especially when through the 4 top most grossing video game vendors in the industry, making a pre-order is actually FREE.
You mean my FREE pre-orders that will more than likely be cancelled before launch and after the reviews are released? You realize that Halo reviews came out 3 days before Halo 5 dropped, this morning...Meaning you had 72 hours to cancel...If you didn't and you didn't want the game, you're just lazy.

So is your excuse incompetence or laziness?

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lol, I can't do this. You're trying way too hard to defend the practice.
post #128 of 231
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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

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lol, I can't do this. You're trying way too hard to defend the practice.

Defend what practice?

Amazon's policy:
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We won't charge you for the pre-order until release day, and will send you an e-mail to confirm when the item is available in Your Games & Software Library. If you'd like to cancel your pre-order before release day, go to Your Games & Software Library and click Cancel pre-order.

Best-buy - Same.

Game-Stop - Same.

Walmart - Same.

Target - Same.

Reviews come out 3-5 days before a product launches. Making the pre-order was FREE. Go online and cancel your pre-order if you don't want the product.

Then there is no $60 pre-order because there is no order.

Or, walk to a brick and mortar of ANY of the above (Including Amazon in select locations)...Give the guy a $5 bill and split it on 5 pre-orders. If one of the games you pre-ordered turns out to be garbage, walk back in at your earliest convenience and move that $1 credit, somewhere else.

It's really not complicated.
post #129 of 231
How much of that has to do with Fallout 4, Witcher 3, GTA V, Halo 5, Metal Gear: Phantom Pain etc. etc. vs Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age, and AC: Unity.

Lots more dependable, good games this year than last year.
Edited by DNMock - 10/27/15 at 1:13pm
post #130 of 231
Then what's the point of a pre-order. Are you somehow guaranteed a copy you'd otherwise not get (like in the old days, when there were actually limited amounts of copies)? No.
Are you given anything of benefit for your pre-order? You usually get some free DLC for your pre-order that turns out to be largely useless.

All I see it as is devs trying to rope you into buying into their game, dangling that carrot in front of your ignorant little eyes in the. And most of the time nowadays, you get stiffed. Bad drivers, bad servers, glitches, bugs, you name it, we've seen it.

I've never pre-ordered a game in my life because I have enough patience to see whether or not the game is actually worth buying, before promising to pay even a dollar for it. After reviews, I'll then decide whether or not it's worth buying right away, or if I should just wait 6 months for a sale (steam, you delicious bastard you)
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