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So, I have never pre-ordered a game before... and I see it everywhere on steam, always talking about pre-ordering the games?

I mean, from a consumers point of view, what the point of preordering?

I know they give you a few "special" things, but I just don't understand...
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You also get to preload the game before it releases and then they give you your CD key as soon as it officially comes out so you can be amongst the first to play. On top of the typical bonus stuff, it's not the worst idea.
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whats to understand? you save a few bucks, they get money earlier. thats it.
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It's so you can be the first to experience all the bugs and crashes before any patches come out. Wicked cool bonus.
    
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whats to understand? you save a few bucks, they get money earlier. thats it.
Exactly. Plus, some games allow you to pre-load. Pre-ordering seems like a no-brainer to me, unless you're short on cash.
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Mainly pre-order bonuses with games and not having to drive to a store. I wouldn't say you get to be the first to play because you still have to download the game. Loading the game off a disc is much faster than downloading the game online. Nothing else special really about pre-ordering beings it's not like they are going to run out and you can't get it on release day or after anyways.

Edit: Not all pre-orders are available for pre-load either.
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It's so you can be the first to experience all the bugs and crashes before any patches come out. Wicked cool bonus.
lol, yeah you get to be a leet beta tester

steam presales dont offer discount??
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You get Wake Island, Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula.
    
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Pre-order and get stuck with a game that is total crap and still cost you 50$.
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post #10 of 13
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Well, once the game is offically out, you can download it right then and there anyway I dont see the advantage, what does "pre-load" mean?
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