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It's funny how much the Internet seems to love Kickstarter games...

#11kel25Posted 3/28/2013 9:52:46 AM
nihilist212 posted...
For pre-orders, people hate bonus content that are reserved for specific retailers. No one hates pre-orders themselves though.

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#12EroyumePosted 3/28/2013 11:18:55 AM
Really no reason to hate pre-orders, but it is something I have not and will never do, because I'm not the sort of person that has to have a video game on day one.

The part that gets me is seeing it for digital games. They are not in limited supply, so where is the logic? Obviously I know why the publishers do it. :)

As for Kickstarter, putting money down serves a very different purpose, so equating it to the act of pre-ordering is silly.
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#13Still__RippinPosted 3/28/2013 11:39:07 AM
Eroyume posted...
Really no reason to hate pre-orders, but it is something I have not and will never do, because I'm not the sort of person that has to have a video game on day one.

The part that gets me is seeing it for digital games. They are not in limited supply, so where is the logic? Obviously I know why the publishers do it. :)

As for Kickstarter, putting money down serves a very different purpose, so equating it to the act of pre-ordering is silly.


If you preorder on PSN you can more often than not start your download at midnight.
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#14PraetorXynPosted 3/28/2013 12:13:16 PM
Still__Rippin posted...
Eroyume posted...
Really no reason to hate pre-orders, but it is something I have not and will never do, because I'm not the sort of person that has to have a video game on day one.

The part that gets me is seeing it for digital games. They are not in limited supply, so where is the logic? Obviously I know why the publishers do it. :)

As for Kickstarter, putting money down serves a very different purpose, so equating it to the act of pre-ordering is silly.


If you preorder on PSN you can more often than not start your download at midnight.


I pre-ordered BioShock Infinite from Steam and got:
Free copy of BioShock 1 which I gifted to my friend since I already had it, and he never finished the game
Free copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
A bunch of Team Fortress 2 skins, which didn't matter to me because I don't play that game
Some in game stuff IIRC.

Then, over the weekend, they opened up Pre-Load, so I basically downloaded and installed the game, and when it unlocked on Tuesday all I had to do was click Play.

First time I've pre-ordered anything digital, but I was never a big pre-order guy even before I switched to PC.
#15BurgerTime79Posted 3/28/2013 12:28:44 PM
A lot of times the bonus items is a piece of costume DLC. You can live without that. Your game isn't "incomplete" without it.
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#16EroyumePosted 3/28/2013 12:29:27 PM
From: PraetorXyn | #014
Still__Rippin posted...
Eroyume posted...
Really no reason to hate pre-orders, but it is something I have not and will never do, because I'm not the sort of person that has to have a video game on day one.

The part that gets me is seeing it for digital games. They are not in limited supply, so where is the logic? Obviously I know why the publishers do it. :)

As for Kickstarter, putting money down serves a very different purpose, so equating it to the act of pre-ordering is silly.


If you preorder on PSN you can more often than not start your download at midnight.


I pre-ordered BioShock Infinite from Steam and got:
Free copy of BioShock 1 which I gifted to my friend since I already had it, and he never finished the game
Free copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
A bunch of Team Fortress 2 skins, which didn't matter to me because I don't play that game
Some in game stuff IIRC.

Then, over the weekend, they opened up Pre-Load, so I basically downloaded and installed the game, and when it unlocked on Tuesday all I had to do was click Play.

First time I've pre-ordered anything digital, but I was never a big pre-order guy even before I switched to PC.


Steam does admittedly offer some nice incentives.
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#17AsucaHayashiPosted 3/28/2013 12:33:54 PM
Steam does admittedly offer some nice incentives.

not just steam but greenmangaming(1 free game on top of xcom and bioshock 1) and amazon too(xcom and $20 credit towards another game from a lineup).

at this point it might as well be a rule that PC services offer far better preorder incentives, period.
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#18656stoogePosted 3/28/2013 12:35:34 PM
BurgerTime79 posted...
A lot of times the bonus items is a piece of costume DLC. You can live without that. Your game isn't "incomplete" without it.


Yes it is. I use my Scorpion and Subzero classics skins in every single fight off MK9, along with their classic fataities, and yet to get these costumes at launch I'd have had to pre-ordered from multiple stores.
Optimus Prime's retro skin was another example of pre-order DLC that would have made the game that much better during my first playthrough.

Just because something something doesn't mean much to you doesn't mean that everyone else feels the same way.
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