A writer at Geek Node thought it was his duty to remind us all of a very important fact: that you should not pre-order games under any circumstance.
I've said it before and I know people will disagree but I think gaming industry just needs to start charging more for games. Before you grab pitch forks, hear me out. I beleive games do cost a lot of money to make and they are getting more expensive as studios become larger, premium voice talent will want the checks to go along with them, and marketing gets more elaborate. Fine, it's a fact of life. As a result of this, these companies are putting out these bullcrap pre-ordering policies, DLC/Season junk, and microtransactions because they beleive people wont buy games at a higher cost and that $60USD is it. Charge $80USD and be done with it. Include future DLC/maps packs, and stop nickel and diming people. This would also fix multiplayer fragmentation and restore a lot of consumer trust. Hell, MS and Sony could even make this easier to digest by offering Live and PSN multiplayer services for free. Now I get a lot of this is wishful thinking and the damage is done already but the gaming industry is always evolving and I don't see why mindsets can't either. A perfect world would see all this crap disappear but its not. its a business and people need to get paid, I would of happily paid $80 for the Witcher 3 as the quality and content justified it. Thats a conversation for a different time tho.
Im with you on that! Its getting out of control with all this day one dlc or season passes for stuff that couldve easily been put in there to begin with.. Stop showing games so early and release them full of content like it used to be.. Games cost way more to make than before so i can accept a higher price for a quality game thats complete!
$80 dollars there means 120 for us in canada so i sadly can not agree with that.
I completely agree with you. We got it easy here in the US having to only pay $60 or so for a game, but increasing the prices will hurt other countries much more. If it increased for only the US and stayed the same in other countries, I see that being much more fair.
yeah i mean i have to swallow the fact that the upcoming nintendo selects cost 30 dollars versus thier 20 which is the price i would love to pay as that would encourage me to buy more. same goes to the resident evil ports as well
About the same in Australia , the phantom pain is still $109 au , i most of the time wait till all the hype dies down and pick games up when they go on sale.. This is where i like how hit man is alowing you to dip your toes , if its shite well it not alot of money to waste , if its good i will buy the rest.
Lots of other countries already pay more for consoles and games even after conversion. (that's why I like GOG's policy of $1 does not equal 1 euro.) I'd be fine with just raising prices here (US).
Why is the US's fault our dollar has depreciated less than Canada's or that your employers don't pay you as much? Not trying to start an argument but you folks are basically saying "Our counties economic policies suck so everyone should suffer, better policies regarding gaming be dammed." Keep in mind that other than China, the US spends FAR more on gaming than every other country. Simple supply and demand at that point would dictate that yeah, we should pay less for buying more. It doesn't need to be fair, the world is an unfair place.
If the movie industry can get away with prices not changing after how many years there is no reason gaming prices should increase. Developers and publishers need to start trimming the fat and realise what they are over spending on. If a game like the Witcher 3 can be made with 40$ (another 40 was spent on advertising) there is no reason other games less in scope/length should cost so much more.
I feel the same way. The counter point I've heard is that the way the system is now, you can decide if you want to spend more on a game you like. Bought battlefield and enjoyed it? plop some cash down for the season pass. Bought Batman and didn't care for it? skip the seson pass and DLCs and you won't be out as much money. Which I can see this point, but then the issue becomes the pricing for all the expansion passes, dlc, microtransactions and season passes. If done like the witcher 3, no issue. but if done like evole, then we just trade one set of problems for another. Then there's also the unknown of what's to stop the EA's and Activisions of the world to keep pulling season passes and DLCs even after the price of their games is increased? why give up the extra cash? The variable then becomes "will the backlash be strong enough to keep them in check?"
sorry, but... my money, my choice.
Agree. I have ff 15, kh 3, ff 7, ni no 2, persona 5 and uncharted 4 on pre order.
I'm pre ordering Uncharted 4 and nobody is stopping me.
If you pre-order a game you deserve what's coming. Take that anyway you please.
I pre ordered Uncharted 4 on PSN The deserving GOTY is coming, all the ways I like it..
I am struggling right now to resist pre-ordering No Mans Sky. It just looks so good.
I pre-ordered No Man's Sky to get the limited Edition physical copy with steelbook and comics. It was also 20% off on amazon since i'm a prime member.
Pre orders (for the most part) don't hurt the consumer at all either. But can pre order at best buy or Amazon and they don't take any of my money until the game ships. I can cancel at anytime. This isn't giving publishers any money before a game launches. I pre order because I want release date shipping. Maybe I don't want to drive to my nearest store to pick up a game. Or maybe I'm working all day and the last thing I want is to have to stop somewhere on the way home. Pre-ordering isn't just for the "incentives" for me, it's convenience.
I usually save my pre-order powers for the Collector Editions of games that I know will love (Metal Gear Solid 4, Dark and Demon Souls, Catherine and Shin Megami Tensei 4 were the last 4 games I did this.) I will do the same for Persona 5 but haven't found any other title that caught my eye.
I can't speak for the rest of Europe, but here in Belgium you don't pay anything for preorders. So I fail to see disadvantages.
Also I pre-order for one simple reason: there's a discount on a game i was already going to buy. So basically I'm saving money. In fact I have no idea why they do this because as far as the company is concerned with me I'm getting their new game at a discount when I would have paid the $60
Preordering a game is purely because they want to show how much commitment they can give to their favorite series. It doesn't matter if it has preorder bonuses or what, people just have a natural urge to want to show how much they are into something. So spending $150 is nothing to them just like preordering a game is.
Speak for yourself but I've always been happy being able to pre-order a game and have it delivered to my house in the morning on the day of release.
Meh, if I enjoy a game from a developer, you can bet that ill keep pre-ordering their games.
Yea I'll pre-order whatever I want, hell I'll buy whatever I want too. Not pre-ordering a game won't change what it will become. Just because you don't like the end product doesn't mean I won't like it. We live in this world where we believe in not censoring, freedom of choice, etc. Yet, we have people on here trying to dictate what we do just to fulfill their agenda? Seems a bit hypocritical to me. How about this, you don't pre-order the game and let the rest of us decide what we want to do? Oh, and just for the record I pre-order like a mo'fo' so deal with it.
I never have and I never will. Anyone who buys a product without learning all they can know about it beforehand is by definition ignorant. But hey, if you feel so strongly about being able to spend your money whenever and however you want, it's your money so feel free.
i wont stop pre ordering ganes as long as amazon keeps giving me a discount. that being said, for most games i wait until they come down in price. but i will continue to pre order my must have games.
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