ObnoxiousGamer: Pre-ordering games used to be a requirement to ensure you received your favorite games. Now? Just show up on release day.
Not true, the Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition was in limited supply.
True to an extent. It's still a good idea to pre order if you wanna be 100% certain you'll get your game. Not like it costs extra.
It would still be a good idea to pre-order the more niche games, otherwise it may not ever show up in your local store... ever.
lots of nis published games, for instance are sold out at some stores on launch day and they generally dont do reprints
Eh, Amazon preorders tend to be good at times. Nothing like $10 towards your next purchase. That and combine it with complaining about them not mailing me the Twisted Metal preorder on time and getting another $5, extra cash is always nice.
Pre-ordering pisses me off. Not only are there an abundance of copies anymore(save for the obscure), but the industry bases WAY too much in the way of employee bonus structure and/or DLC plans off of the metrics of pre-orders- pre-orders that can be(and mostly are) cancelled or changed by the product's release date anyway. Let's not even mention the fact that I feel like I'm entering into a shady, back-alley deal every time I'm forced to walk into GameStop...
I only preorder games if there are advantages for doing so. Otherwise, preordering is useless imo.
Atleast don't pre-order from Gamestop. I heard they sold pre-orders to normal people, and then the people that pre-ordered it, have to wait another day to get a new shipment. Luckily, my GS isn't run by a bunch of douches and they know what they are talking about. I got one of the lucky ones, lol.
Dark souls 2 and my metal gear solid hd collectors edition was worth the pre order. Other than that I wait for many games to go down because I really hate spending $60 for a game.
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