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Shame on those gamers.... frown.gif

But we do need beta testers for Fallout 4 biggrin.gif
does it have to be purchased just to beta test it out?

they could release a limited offer "free-pass" that would guarantee that they'd also get a copy after release, excluding DLCs.
it would work both as a PR stunt, and do players some good as it'd pull in interests of players.
post #212 of 231
I pre-order games, simply because I can afford to pre-order games. I order games digitally and I can return those games via any platform that I order from. I am unsure as to why this is a problem for other consumers. I typically don't invest in any dlc content outside of expansions (and even then they need to offer a reasonable amount of gameplay).

The ability to return digital purchases is the single most impactful consumer advantage that will result in more polished software at launch.

I suppose I can understand as to how people view my decision to pre-order as being negative, but on the other hand given that I am willing to pay full retail price for a title I and consumers like me are making PC a relevant platform. If all PC gamers waited until months after release for a major sale then that would have a definite impact on how publishers view the platform.
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It's like cars i cant understand why people buy a new car at say £20,000 when a year or year and a half later its gone down to half that value i buy it and its actually now better as the engine has bedded in and settled that the car is now giving you all its performance and much closer to the economy it promised than when it was new (unless you have a VW that is tongue.gif).

But if it wasnt for those getting the cars new i wouldnt be able to get that great car and great deal. So let these people pay too much to have some under promised product on release and you get it when its performing as it should for a reasonable price. If its never improved dont get it and hou've notwasted your hard earned cash
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Maybe the pre-order goodies are really tempting. Also typically people that pre-order are already big fanboys/fangirls of the game franchise/series. If people want to pre-order (for small benefits), that is up to them.
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The "righteous indignation" (in this case regarding preorders) that permeates the online environment is representative not of actual consumer behavior, but of a vocal minority, overall.
    
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I pre-order games I know I will enjoy from developers I trust from their track history of making games I enjoy. I am not an idiot that simply pre-orders games, especially from companies that release completely unfinished games. This is my right as a consumer and the decision of when to pre-order and when not to is not only my right but the responsibility of ALL CONSUMERS to make a sound decision. Pre-order as a purchase system in itself is neither good or bad; it is just another choice for us. For those who don't like the fact that I pre-order what I want, you guys can shove it along with your misplaced sense of righteousness, grow up, and learn that the world is not in black and white.
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The "righteous indignation" (in this case regarding preorders) that permeates the online environment is representative not of actual consumer behavior, but of a vocal minority, overall.

I can't say I've met many people in person that were unhappy about modern gaming. Maybe it's because nobody likes being a Debbie Downer in real life?

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I pre-order games I know I will enjoy from developers I trust from their track history of making games I enjoy. I am not an idiot that simply pre-orders games, especially from companies that release completely unfinished games. This is my right as a consumer and the decision of when to pre-order and when not to is not only my right but the responsibility of ALL CONSUMERS to make a sound decision. Pre-order as a purchase system in itself is neither good or bad; it is just another choice for us. For those who don't like the fact that I pre-order what I want, you guys can shove it along with your misplaced sense of righteousness, grow up, and learn that the world is not in black and white.

No doubt.

I find it amusing that the pre-order hate is based on the assumption that since they're unhappy with modern gaming, everyone else is. Outside of day one DLC I have no real issues with AAA gaming. Even then, we're talking about video games. Wouldn't it be nice if the most stressful thing I had to deal with in day to day life was the fact that some dude I don't know is buying a game before it's released.
     
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I seldom run across a game I really enjoy. That's sad considering how much money I've spent on games over the last 20 years. So, I don't pre-order games. I just forced myself to finish Fallout New Vegas and never did touch any of the DLCs. What a flawed game.

I'm finally downloading The Witcher 3, hope it's not disappointing.
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The ability to return digital purchases is the single most impactful consumer advantage that will result in more polished software at launch.
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Maybe the pre-order goodies are really tempting.
There are the 2 reasons why pre-orders can never hurt the consumer, but i'm sure that, next year, we'll be hearing about how pre-orders are stupid and bad, all over again.
    
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There are the 2 reasons why pre-orders can never hurt the consumer, but i'm sure that, next year, we'll be hearing about how pre-orders are stupid and bad, all over again.

Some people just live such sad lives that they feel compelled to constantly complain and share their misery.
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