"Pre-order bonuses are video games publishers' latest fad; free items in exchange for your commitment to buying their products early.
Whether you're in the high street or online, browse through the upcoming games release lists and I guarantee you'll come across numerous offers promising you a variety of goodies in exchange for a small deposit and your phone number (if only other areas of life were so generous!).
In the past the bonuses tended to be some kind of game related trinket, a key ring perhaps or maybe a little figure, and this was both fair and more than enough incentive for most ardent fans to commit to a purchase before a games release.
Now though things have become rather more complicated with the introduction of pre-order in-game bonuses, and to be quite frank, I've had enough."