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Originally Posted by Topgearfan View Post
I agree. I only buy hard copies. I dont want steam having full control. I like having it in my hands. Im just old fashioned i guess.
Same, I have every game on Hard copy

BTW BF3 should be epic, I can't wait!!!
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post #162 of 173
Steam doesn't have "full" control you can still play offline, copy files, make backups, make ISO versions... It's not EA

However, I too like my hard copies, it is nice to have an actual product I can hold. None of it really makes a difference beyond the install process though, constantly having to use discs is annoying anyways
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Can't wait. BF3 had alot to do with the computer I just built.
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Stopping myself from pre-ordering this early is next to impossible.
Please people, stop pre-ordering games. Please.

Those who have taken finance classes will know that the present value of something is always lower than its future value, so the only way preordering would make economic sense would be if it were discounted, just like a cash flow.

By preordering early you are essentially willfully paying the publisher MORE MONEY for the SAME GAME on the SAME RELEASE DATE.
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Please people, stop pre-ordering games. Please.

Those who have taken finance classes will know that the present value of something is always lower than its future value, so the only way preordering would make economic sense would be if it were discounted, just like a cash flow.

By preordering early you are essentially willfully paying the publisher MORE MONEY for the SAME GAME on the SAME RELEASE DATE.
I pre-ordered the first day it came out. Was only $49.99. I'll get to play the beta too and get the first DLC free. The whining about PC DLCs will be tremendous when it comes out.

Obviously in 1 year the price might go down to $20 but why wait that long to enjoy the game?
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/20/11 at 11:49pm
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Please people, stop pre-ordering games. Please.

Those who have taken finance classes will know that the present value of something is always lower than its future value, so the only way preordering would make economic sense would be if it were discounted, just like a cash flow.

By preordering early you are essentially willfully paying the publisher MORE MONEY for the SAME GAME on the SAME RELEASE DATE.
And anyone who is some kind of economics major knows that reasoning doesnt apply here in buying a small item a few months ahead of time, especially when some of the main reasons of pre-ordering is guaranteeing a release copy, and setting aside the money for it while you have it so you don't spend it elsewhere.
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All of this $49.99 talk makes me sad

AUD is trading higher than USD and I just paid $110 for Portal 2..

Regardless, I'm super keen for BF3. I was a massive BF2 BF2142 fan and no military based FPS has even come close to that experience since.
post #168 of 173
bf3 will be good. no battlefield hasnt been good, and they are putting special attention to this one. BC1 was great imo, BC2 was very enjoyable, bf2 stole months of my life away and vietnam was fun as hell. we are lucky to live in a time of Military simulation a-la DICE
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So what happened with the "24 multi on consoles"?

Is that still the case?
    
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What's wrong with try-before-buy? If you like it, buy it. Most things offer 30 day trials and games should be no different. Pay $60 for a buggy game you won't ever play more than a couple hours? No thanks.
Read reviews, play a friends copy, and make informed decisions. There are many, many ways to see if you like a game before purchasing it. I would love for every game to have a demo, but just because i want something doesn't give me the right to forcefully take it. I've purchased numerous games that i barely played, but you know what? I didn't act like a child and pout about it, i was the one who bought the game and at least i supported the developers.

If you don't have the money to buy the game, you shouldn't be playing the game.
    
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