Submitted by stecarter91 716d ago | opinion piece

Pre-Order bonuses are a crime

Non Specific Action take a stance against pre-order bonuses (industry, Non Specific Action, PS3, Xbox 360)

LOGICWINS  +   716d ago
"For those patient enough to do this and are savvy with their money this won’t be a problem but for those who want to play a game as soon as it releases then it is not on."

The article could have ended right here. In this scenario, your only a victim if you allow yourself to be a victim.
BringingTheThunder  +   716d ago
not really. they suck for sure but the bonuses usually make their way to everyone eventually through live or psn.
palaeomerus  +   716d ago
Incomplete? No!

It's a BONUS. Look that word up. It means an extra. A tchotchke. A doodad. It's something, on top of, and outside of the product included in the normal packaged game.
showtimefolks  +   716d ago
I buy every game from GameStop and honestly I never even look for the pre order bonuses cease 99% of he time they are useless items anyway.

What I do want though is make the pre order bonuses available 30 days after launch on psn, xbve etc, so if anyone is interested they can get it.

As a retailer game companies give ou these so you will promote their games IMO there is nothing wrong with that if hey do offer those via dlc for those who want to by

It's bonuses you still get the complete game. Seriously gamers complain about every little thing
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MWong  +   716d ago
That would be a great idea. All compnaies should sell their pre-order bonuses 30-60 days after game launch and price depending on the level of DLC.
showtimefolks  +   716d ago
Actually many do it already. What people don't get is most f these pre order bonus dlc are nothing worth while unless its something physical

But I hope going forward every game publisher at least offers all the pre order dlc for a reasonable price of 99 cents to $1.99. Since mst f the times ts weapons or armor etc, now if it's actually good story dlc or map packs than $4.99 should be the max price

But like I said I could careless I want to play the game so there is a GameStop close to where I live so that's where I buy majority of my games
DasTier  +   716d ago
I wish preorder bonuses stated exactly that, especially ones that gave you a specific camp or armour type in halo, it always adds to the individuality and stops everyone looking the same.
TheMasterShake  +   716d ago
DLC Pre-order bonuses are a crime indeed. i remember back when pre-order bonuses were actually collectable items like the MGS4 artbook that you got when your pre-ordered MGS4
dumahim  +   716d ago
I like pre-order bonuses. There's nothing wrong with rewarding people who are going to be putting up their money right away. The problem lies in (and this is what the headline should have focused on) is retailer exclusives.

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