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Your stance on pre-order bonuses.

#11cody4783Posted 8/2/2014 3:20:12 PM
Fine, so long as it's not particularly game changing, *or* you can get it as DLC later on, thus not being restricted to some stupid retailer.


I'm getting sick of the bribery to buy a game before the NDA dates are up and ANY information has been released to tell you rather or not it's a giant pile o' poo before you buy it...So they can continue to sucker people in for items for a game there's no guarantee will even be worth the money.
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#12stav8Posted 8/2/2014 3:21:22 PM
I love it when they give you free games from earlier entries in the series or titles from their back catalogue
#13Bane766Posted 8/2/2014 3:37:10 PM
nickizgr8 posted...
Pre order bonuses should be limited to physical stuff such as statues or a map of the ingame world and cosmetic stuff ingame.



This. I hate stupid digital ones that are specific to a certain retailer. So annoying.
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#14arleasPosted 8/2/2014 3:47:16 PM
There's no point in pre-ordering digital distributed games. Pre-orders are only good when there's a limited number of something available and you need to reserve a copy. Since there's no limit to how many digital copies can be sold, then pre-ordering is for suckers.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9539-The-Poison-of-Pre-Order-Culture
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#15DiviDudePosted 8/2/2014 3:48:13 PM
Don't care one way or the other; I never do it anyway.
#16LoshadtPosted 8/2/2014 3:49:16 PM
Pre-order bonuses in the form of in-game content are cancer.
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#17Orestes417Posted 8/2/2014 3:51:11 PM
arleas posted...
There's no point in pre-ordering digital distributed games. Pre-orders are only good when there's a limited number of something available and you need to reserve a copy. Since there's no limit to how many digital copies can be sold, then pre-ordering is for suckers.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9539-The-Poison-of-Pre-Order-Culture


You're neglecting preorder sales. If I'm getting 10+ bucks off a game I'd buy anyway and they're tossing in a little preorder lagniappe I'd be an idiot not to at least consider doing it.
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#18NemerlightPosted 8/2/2014 3:57:32 PM
Dont really care. Usually its extra costume or some weapon that i dont need.
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#19AsucaHayashiPosted 8/2/2014 4:08:52 PM
only preorder bonuses i like has been through steam(and other PC digital services probably) where you get a couple of games for preordering.

anything else can go die in a fire.

on another note i haven't seen those tiered rewards on steam in a long time... you know, the progression system where more preorders would unlock the next tier of goodies be it dlc or a full game etc.
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#20arleasPosted 8/2/2014 4:15:02 PM
Orestes417 posted...
You're neglecting preorder sales. If I'm getting 10+ bucks off a game I'd buy anyway and they're tossing in a little preorder lagniappe I'd be an idiot not to at least consider doing it.


If I want the game bad enough to buy it at launch, then yes, $10 off is nice... but if I'm anxious to play it enough I'd probably pay full price (oops, nobody heard me say that, right?) So yeah, if I'm buying it anyway then the extras are just that... Extra.

The thing is, I also get $10 off the game (and more) by waiting for a big sale. Also while I'm waiting I get to hear that the game is as good as I hoped, or maybe that it sucked balls and I just dodged a bullet by not jumping on the preorder $10 off sale.
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