Pre Orders

October 14, 2010

Pre-Orders.… a bad idea?

In recent years there has been a major push by pub­lish­ers, encour­ag­ing you to pre-order your games before they are released in stores or online.  Is pre-order­ing a game real­ly nec­es­sary and can it be harm­ful to you as the con­sumer?  The most com­mon argu­ments for pre-order­ing a title are a.)  You don’t ahve to wait in line or the game or even risk not being able to get it on day one of release b.) You will be giv­en a cou­ple spe­cial in game items such as extra weapons, pets, or maybe even a map c.) A dis­count­ed rate on the game if you pur­chase the title ear­ly.  Hav­ing said this let’s take a look at some of the rea­son­ing for pre­order­ing start­ing with get­ting your title on day one.    Halo3 for exam­ple, was released at mid­night at a local Best Buy here inRead more…

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