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Old 01-04-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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And so the preorder wars begin! Sigh, I hate it when they do this.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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I just had the discussion with a buddy. Do we go and pre-order this online with amazon and get a 10 dollar gift voucher, or do we pre-order with gamestop and get some guns that should already be given to you.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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Games should just come with everything on it already. Why should it matter if you pre-ordered it or not? All pre-order is for is so that companies can compete for your $. Most pre-order prizes are lame anyways. Like the big useless map that came with Skyrim. lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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Games should just come with everything on it already. Why should it matter if you pre-ordered it or not? All pre-order is for is so that companies can compete for your $. Most pre-order prizes are lame anyways. Like the big useless map that came with Skyrim. lol
Pre-ordering actually helps them estimate how many copies to ship, especially on lesser known releases. There have been many many times in the past when a game has sold out simply because it wasnt pre-ordered often and yet was a popular title on launch. Having worked in the gaming retail industry, its extremely frustrating that people dont understand the importance of pre-ordering.

However, I agree that everything shoild come on the disc. Pre-order incentives should be purely physical stuff; i.e the fallout bobble-head.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #7
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Games should just come with everything on it already. Why should it matter if you pre-ordered it or not? All pre-order is for is so that companies can compete for your $. Most pre-order prizes are lame anyways. Like the big useless map that came with Skyrim. lol
That's pretty much my view on all pre-orders since the beginning, but as a marketing tool it is too valuable to pass up. Just look at the TF2 hats that come with pre-orders, people get the game just for the those.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #8
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Pre-ordering actually helps them estimate how many copies to ship, especially on lesser known releases. There have been many many times in the past when a game has sold out simply because it wasnt pre-ordered often and yet was a popular title on launch. Having worked in the gaming retail industry, its extremely frustrating that people dont understand the importance of pre-ordering.

However, I agree that everything shoild come on the disc. Pre-order incentives should be purely physical stuff; i.e the fallout bobble-head.
That's because every retail outlet took Wal-Mart's approach of "the less inventory you carry on the shelves the less of a liability your stores are." While this works for mega giants who can ship thousands of units overnight to where they are needed, customers of the smaller brick and mortar stores suffer when they don't plan ahead.

The customers at our EB were smart. They made friends with the employees and vice versa so we would order extras and stash them in the back room knowing all it took was a casual conversation about how great a game was to tip someone over the fence into a purchase.
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Pre-ordering actually helps them estimate how many copies to ship, especially on lesser known releases. There have been many many times in the past when a game has sold out simply because it wasnt pre-ordered often and yet was a popular title on launch. Having worked in the gaming retail industry, its extremely frustrating that people dont understand the importance of pre-ordering.

However, I agree that everything shoild come on the disc. Pre-order incentives should be purely physical stuff; i.e the fallout bobble-head.
My thing with pre-ordering is this.
You should get "rewarded" for pre-ordering early. One of my friends waited till about a half hour till close to pre-order on separate occasions both MW3, and BF3.

When you preorder that late, you shouldn't get anything at all. You had months and months and months to pre-order.
Now the people that have ME3 pre-ordered already should be getting everything. If Best Buy is offering something, we should get it, if Gamestop is offering something, we should get it etc.

Next thing that bugs with me major releases (this is off topic) is that, they should have freaking lines for the people that have already paid the full amount up front and just want to run in and run out. Enough with the guy that brings in a stack of games to purchase this one, or forgets that he pre-ordered elsewhere. Reward the people that have pre-ordered early and paid in full.

Phew, now I feel better.
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Pre-ordering actually helps them estimate how many copies to ship, especially on lesser known releases. There have been many many times in the past when a game has sold out simply because it wasnt pre-ordered often and yet was a popular title on launch. Having worked in the gaming retail industry, its extremely frustrating that people dont understand the importance of pre-ordering.

However, I agree that everything shoild come on the disc. Pre-order incentives should be purely physical stuff; i.e the fallout bobble-head.
That's a good point. Although I kind of think that when a good game ran out in stores it did create a higher demand for it. Like anything else pre-order has it's pros and cons.
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My thing with pre-ordering is this.
You should get "rewarded" for pre-ordering early.
Rewarding the customer for doing anything would mean less profits for the publisher. We wouldn't want that would we?
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The problem with digital "goods" like this is that you may not be able to use them right away, because you have to level your stats up OR you can use them right away and then they become useless when better gear comes along.

Either way it is stupid and bothers me.
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Pre-orders are a fun thing for super-fans. Pay no mind.
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The problem with digital "goods" like this is that you may not be able to use them right away, because you have to level your stats up OR you can use them right away and then they become useless when better gear comes along.

Either way it is stupid and bothers me.
You forgot one aspect. Or the gear you get is too powerful and ruins the game.

I had that aspect in Forza 3. I bought it when it hit 20 dollars, it gave me some cars, and the one car I got was jacked up and I was killing the competition. Made the game boring after awhile.
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You forgot one aspect. Or the gear you get is too powerful and ruins the game.

I had that aspect in Forza 3. I bought it when it hit 20 dollars, it gave me some cars, and the one car I got was jacked up and I was killing the competition. Made the game boring after awhile.
Yeah, the dragon armor in dragon age was like that. I had that armor most of the game.
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You forgot one aspect. Or the gear you get is too powerful and ruins the game.

I had that aspect in Forza 3. I bought it when it hit 20 dollars, it gave me some cars, and the one car I got was jacked up and I was killing the competition. Made the game boring after awhile.
Yea, after I walked away, I figured I should have typed that. But I guess you don't have to use it then, although I have not run across that in a game yet.
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And so the preorder wars begin! Sigh, I hate it when they do this.

Agreed. I'm tired of having to figure out and compare which store I need to pre-order for the best bonus.
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