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Jimquisition The Poison of Pre-Order Culture

Sega is selling the cast of Alien separately from Alien: Isolation. GameStop wants to help developers make exclusive pre-order content. AAA is getting desperate, and as usual, the customer has to face publishers' consequences for them.

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ZombieGamerMan740d ago

The real poison comes from both ends, greedy companies that try to get away with terrible pre order bonus & DLC like Capcom and EA to gamers that will hate on pre-order bonuses when they don't substantially affect the actual content that comes in the game. Also I like to call double standards on this because I never hear anyone complain when collector's editions come with bonus game content because the same arguments you use against pre-order bonuses can be used at digital content for collector's editions.

Vantage739d ago

Putting down money on a game that hasn't released is irrational.

Skate-AK739d ago

A full $60 yeah, but $5 is not a big deal.

SpiralTear739d ago

I think, as Jim said, putting money down on a game that's likely to sell out quickly is fine, but most of the games these little pre-order things are for are really popular games like Far Cry and Call of Duty, games that have no chance of emptying their stock completely.

In that case, pre-ordering is pointless, because the retailers will have more than enough stock to provide without running out.

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