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Do you pre-order any video games? If so, which ones have you pre-ordered? How often do you normally pre-order a video game?

 

Myself. No, not really. I have in the past. But there are so many games out now, that it is just better to wait until a store has a copy available for purchase. I find most of my games at Game Stop or Game Stash.

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I don't play many games, so yeah, I have. I usually preorder stuff if there's an incentive to, like the upcoming Twilight Princess HD rerelease for the Wii U. I don't own a Wii U, but I want the junk being released with the game. ^^

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Hmmmm... for the most part, no. I'm a tad thrifty and it is not often you will see me spending more than $30 on a game; I wait for them to drop in price or go on sale before making my move. That said, there are a few games I've been very excited for that I opt to preorder on, such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Far Cry 3 and 4.

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I usually pre-order games that interest me a lot. I've always pre-ordered Ubisoft games though especially Assassin Creed games I've always pre-ordered them and I've always loved them. Unlike a lot of people though I didn't like Black Flag I actually liked Unity more I felt Unity was more like an AC game the boats ruined it for me there was to much time in a boat then on land jumping between roof tops. But yes I do pre-order games if I like the look of them.

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If its a series that I have played a lot of, usually yes. These only include Fire Emblem and Etrian Odyssey though. Otherwise, I normally feel it safer waiting for reviews before buying a game.

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I haven't pre-ordered a single game...mainly because I follow the advice of "if there's even the slightest doubt, don't pre-order."

 

Oh sure, the exclusive skin might be neat, but if it doesn't affect gameplay in any meaningful way, I can afford to lose it.

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As much as I'd love to preorder some games, I've never done that because I'm always worried than when the game finally arrives, I would have spent my money elsewhere..... Good thing I know myself well.... ;-;

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I don't always preorder games as i prefer to let my friends be the guinea pigs due to me being an online gamer and communities for games die so quickly.

 

However when i do preorder a game it is usually because it comes with some sort of incentive that is actually worth it, like free DLCs. The last game i preordered was Battlefront, but cancelled last minute.

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I pre-order quite often actually but usually only for the goodies because you're basically going to get a copy unless YOU'RE NINTENDO AND DON'T LIKE MONEY BECAUSE YOU WON'T RESTOCK FIRE EMBLEM FATES SPECIAL EDITION. /rant

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I only pre-order video games if there's a chance it's going to be sold out physically on the day I go to the store. I usually base the need of a pre-order on popularity and if it is one of my top 3 games for the year. I mostly pre-order 2-3 games a year and the rest of the games I want I either do one of three things; purchase at a later date, hope for the best on day one, or if i know it won't be sold out I just go to the store in day one whenever.

 

But the games I've preordered are almost every Pokémon title since 2011. The only preorder I have currently for 2016 is both version of Fire Emblem Fates. Sadly, EB Games wouldn't allow me to pre-order the special edition:'(

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I'll usually only pre-order a game if it's something I'm really excited for, or if it's something I know I wouldn't be able to find if I waited to go get it later. I currently have both Twilight Princess HD for Wii U and Uncharted 4 for PS4 on pre-order, both of which I'm extremely excited for.

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Yeah, I pre-order on occasion, usually to get limited edition goodies:

  • Bayonetta (x2) - Scarborough Fair (one version) and Climax Edition (other version);
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Limited Edition;
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - Limited Edition (and free Makoto DLC code);
  • XBlaze - Code Embryo - Limited Edition;
  • Dead or Alive 5 - Limited Edition;
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Limited Edition;
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Limited Edition;
  • Lightning Returns - Steelbook Edition;
  • Samurai Warriors 4 - Limited Edition;
  • Hyrule Warriors - No Limited Edition (I think);
     
  • Bravely Default: Flying Fairy - Limited Edition;
  • Project Mirai DX - Limited Edition;
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night - Limited Edition;
  • Pokémon X - B2W2 Comic, but I never got the comic :(;
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby - Steelbook Edition (AS) and Torchic Keyring (OR)!

 

That's what I can think of at the moment, although I do also have some pre-order versions that I bought after the game was out, like Guilty Gear XRD with Elphelt DLC code (though missed deadline), Drakengard 3, Criminal Girls, Corpse Party, Arcana Heart 3, and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!

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I hardly ever do unless it's part of a series I love... mainly Tomb Raider xD That being said I pre-ordered Overwatch so... To be fair I really enjoyed what I played of the Beta

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I don't preorder very often, really. Notable recent games I preordered were Fallout 4 (was disappointed by it), Sword Art Online: Lost Song (loved it), Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (loved it), Gundam Breaker 3 (loved it), and Valkyria Chronicles Remaster (loved it).

 

So basically I only preorder if it's a franchise I know I've enjoyed in the past.

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I pre-ordered Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 recently. Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected were the last two games I pre-ordered. I only pre-order video games that either have a pre-order bonus I want or I know I will really want. I'm glad I didn't pre-order Mighty No. 9, nor Dragon Fin Soup as they ended up being a disappointment.

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I've never pre-ordered anything before. I've never had a need or interest in doing it, though. I usually don't get games that have been just released, I wait so long. I also don't buy games that often anyway

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I mainly pre order all the anime games that come with bonus/limited edition content since I'm a sucker for it xD

 

Ha, same here. My wallet just can't say no to those shiny limited editions. :D

 

Right now I only have two games pre-ordered - The Last Guardian Collector's Edition and Akiba's Beat.

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The push at so many game stores to preorder games that are likely to be broken at launch has made me disgusted with the industry quite a bit. I rarely pre-order unless I know a lot about the game. For example, if it's a remaster of a game I know and love, then it's likely I have nothing to worry about. But I still have been burned one too many times. Releasing a broken game, and then releasing five patches that total over 20 GB that barely fix the game is just shady, unethical, and unacceptable. Vote with your wallet!

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Yeah, pretty much the same sentiment as OnlyASimpleDream. It's disgusting. I bought Digimon Cyber Sleuth, but found out that a number of Digimon were not available to me because I didn't pre-order... no, not "didn't", but "couldn't". The pre-order period was back in February, way before I bought the game last August. The truly damning factor about this was that the pre-order Digimon were more powerful, so if you didn't pre-order, the difficulty of the game is increased by a large margin. That's absolutely cheap and disgusting.

 

If it's the case with other games that don't utilize such disgusting techniques, I probably wouldn't pre-order either unless I like the game franchise a lot. There's just no value in paying money for something I don't know would be quality or not. It's a gamble, and I don't like gambling with my money.

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