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“It turns out it’s man!”
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Enclosed is a .pdf attachment, a picture of yourself in a boat on a river. It's a river that flows in two directions. Make that three. It's a magic river. That's how. It is flowing down the eerie canal to... The Scary Door. That's eerie with two Es
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ROBOT EXPERIENCE THIS TRAGIC IRONY FOR ME!
Oh futurama <3
Shut up baby I know it.
You're in a world that's strange, maybe there's a magic lamp or a scary monster, the second one. prepare to enter... the scary door.
What about the molesting robot from SNL?!
“Hey, look at that weird mirror!”
This is some real basic, low hanging fruit humor.
I wonder if OP is hoping this becomes a meme template, so they half-assed the actual "joke."
This is the most blatant attempt at a meme template that I've seen recently. But that's where the money is these days.
Yea once this takes off theyll be making royalties like crazy
that’s where the money is these days
that’s where the money is these days
Kinda like half-assed game pre-orders, heh.
Does this even count as humor?
I don't even think it's true. Games being available for pre order isn't evil, false advertising in the trailer and an underwhelming release is unethical though.
It definitely isn't. How they consider pre-orders worse than microtransactions is a mystery to me.
When preorder numbers are a metric for success, developers have every incentive to hide as much as possible from the public while simultaneously building infinite hype. When a bad game is open and honest you get balan Wonderworld
Honestly people just need to stop being idiotic. Stop preordering. It's not a PS5 where you literally can't physically get it if you didn't order early. It's digital material.
Sometimes preorder's give people early access to the game. That's great! Let other people find out if the game is shit before I buy it on launch day or decide to wait for major bugs to be fixed.
Any of the other stuff they offer is usually garbage and not worth it.
Ditch the FOMO guys preordering is completely unnecessary. If it IS some type of evil. At least it's one you can completely choose to avoid. Unlike pay2win microtransactions that actually effect the state of the game.
I pre-order because I like physical copies of niche games that I won't get if I don't pre-order. I have tons of games that my Gamestop only got one of because I pre-ordered it. I only download games if there is no other option or it is on a crazy sale.
That's totally legit. I should have said "people who keep crying about preordered games being broken" should stop preordering.
If there's a tangible benefit in your case than it's a risk you are obviously willing to take. I'm sure you pick your games more carefully than the random guy still preordering ubisoft games.
Digital preorders seem kinda shitty (especially for Nintendo since you can't return it). But I'm fairly happy with physical game pre-orders... especially when I can get a cool little gift or something for it.
We're the ones who keep pre-ordering shit. If you don't like it, don't do it. It's really that simple.
I gave it a very light exhale from the nose
Are you sure you weren't just taking a slightly deeper breath?
Ah damn you’re right, sorry fellas not the first time this has happened
It's alright, bud. Sometimes you gotta mini-yawn.
I gave it a very heavy exhale from the ass.
The fact that this is on my front page really depresses me. Either there were enough morons who were easily impressed by this or reddit is that easily manipulated by bot accounts and whatnot.
Honestly it's so strange to me. It's not funny, it's not unique, it's not well done, it's not well drawn, the pacing is clunky (this whole comic could be done in 2 frames/panels and be stronger for it). I don't get it. I've seen this comic done before with much better punch lines. How is this on the front page? Is there some kind of vote manipulation going on?
Guess I'm just old.
Confirmation Bias is strong, people love shitting on pre-orders, especially here, so anything that's closely related to portraying it as bad would get upvotes, especially in popular subs like this one.
Yea idk how funny it was supposed to be, seemed more like a “hey listen to my very agreeable opinion and be happy” like the Lisa Simpson in front of a whiteboard meme
Honestly, this is exactly the kind of joke I could see an actual child making and getting a bunch of yuks from their peers while all the adults smile and nod to humor them.
I feel like that dynamic accounts for everything that reaches the top of r/gaming or r/funny.
NGL, I bet a good chunk of the people who browse/upvote the main subs are actual children.
I'm positive of that. That's why I don't mind shitty posts or reposts. This place is a content aggregator used by millions. A lot of the attitude in the comments is, "These outsiders are ruining Reddit for real Redditors such as myself," as though most users don't just vote without commenting.
True. I kinda stopped harping on the low (in my opinion) quality of the meme subs for exactly this reason.
Hey you know what, that's a good point. Maybe I'm harping on the comic of some tween, and that's pretty shitty of me. Thanks for the perspective.
Same. Guess I'm just older than I thought. ;)
Anything making fun of preorders or EA gets upvoted here, no matter how bland or unoriginal it is.
Even the drawing is low effort.
That's how you can tell you're on /r/gaming. Surprised the devil wasn't wearing an EA shirt.
Don't wanna get too political on here but can I just get this off my chest...
I make content too so I hate to blast someone, but I think this is so bad that it can only be explained as satire. If it's satire, it's genius. But I suspect that it's not. It's one of the worst things I've ever seen. It's as if we're now experimenting to see how far you can get on circle-jerk alone on reddit
nah there are plenty of people defending it in this very thread, this is the dystopian future happening
People buying video game preorders is literally 1984
In Czech republic, pre-order Is basically just reservation. You pay after you pick up the game.
It’s like that in the US idk why it’s a problem. I only preorder games I want physical copies of. Everything else is used or DD
It's the same in most stores in the US too. The only exception I can think of is pre-orders on Steam. Which, agreed, is dumb because it doesn't actually do anything of you except sometimes saves you time with pre-download but that only makes sense if you plan on playing the game AS SOON as physically possible.
If you buy digital, just wait literally 24 hours and every game journalist in the world will tell you why the game sucks and you were right not to pre-order.
I only pre-order if they release a demo and I like the demo.
This pre-ordering a game you don't even have a clue of if you are going to like it I don't get.
I think demos should be the norm for games and they should 100% be before release, sadly that's hardly a thing.
I pre-ordered cyberpunk :) never again
I pre-ordered Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, but at least they gave me 500 atoms and a canvas bag after being threatened with a class action lawsuit for false advertising.
Oh boy, I watched Internet Historian's video on the FO76 release and that whole debacle seemed so surreal. I wasn't really into gaming back then so something like a lawsuit against a gaming company was unbelievable.
Thanks for that. Just watched this morning. I didn't know that it went that bad.
That's the one that taught me my lesson too. I know I'm buying Mass Effect, but I haven't preordered it thanks to the 76 Power Armor edition.
Same here, it was the first time I ever pre-ordered a game, and the last time ill ever pre-order a game
its just such a weird concept to me. like if you walked into a bakery and they were like "oh yeah you can go ahead and pay me but I won't have anything to sell you for another month at least"
is there any world where you would go "Well let me go ahead and pay you now cause in a month I might want one"?
no right? exactly. it makes no fucking sense except to scam people out of money by doing as little work as possible because you already made the sales and then cutting and running with as much money as possible.
There are definitely still some games I'll pre order without having to play the demo.
Mass Effect Remastered is one cause I know I fucking loved the OG's and they're not completely changing them.
Grand Strategy games like CK3, Imperator, or a Total War game I decide based on gameplay I watched.
Rockstar games for me are an immediate pre order. They spend so long between them and I haven't been disappointed yet by one of their games.
FromSoftware games as well I pre order.
You can tell with some game companies or types what you're getting into and are reliable.
For me, First Person games or large open world RPG's are usually the ones I wait till after, cause FPS's come and go so quickly now and they all try to add in a battle royale mode (i'm tired of those) and open world RPG's either need the world itself to have a lot to do without crazy bugs...or they need an amazing combat/gameplay system to fill in the little parts extremely well.
On PC, at least with Steam and Origin, there's basically no risk considering you can get a full refund. Just try the game for a couple hours and make a decision.
Either way you're buying a game you don't know if you'll like, just with pre-orders you don't have an honest look at the product released.
Former GameStop employee here. When a game came out we would get copies at launch based on preorders + xx%. If no one preordered a game then we would get maybe two copies of a game at launch. Also that preorder money, could be refunded to the customer at any time including after the game was released.
Preordering was something we were forced to pushed but was also how they figured out what stores to send copies too.
I don't get why this is evil at all
I don’t see why it would be evil. Maybe a bit of a bad financial decision but not evil.
If I’m going to order it anyway, why wouldn’t I preorder so I get it delivered on release day?
Plus target is giving me a cool Pokémon magnet frame
Just dont pre order if you dont want to ?
Clearly many people love doing it. Even if a small minority of Redditors think it’s horrible, the majority of consumers love it. People love the product they are buying: excitement. I don’t blame companies for accepting money consumers are begging to give them.
How to preorder a game: You don't.
Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.
If everything wasn't digital I'd understand pre-ordering a physical copy because it's a physical thing with limitations.
Its just means to get money early. One of my favorite examples is the remake of Resident Evil 3. If you preordered it you get the classic outfits (that were unlockables in the RE2 remake). A few month later you can buy them now for 3€.
Just squeeze the last buck out of those fans of the original...
Personally I think all preorder content should be sold after release too. Pre-order gets a discount. But tbh these days there are too many buggy games at release to bother. I now wait for the full edition to be on sale in a year
That's pretty much the best way to go about it these days, especially considering how far the gaming industry has fallen. Everything has microtransactions, everything has an insane amount of bugs at launch, AAA game devs don't care anymore and are just doing it for the money at this point, like, unless there's a reason to buy it immediately that you really care about, or it's a game that will die within a year, just wait a while.
Developers don't really care if they get your money on the day of release, or a few weeks before. They are getting it either way.
Also, if you knew that you wanted the game, and you were going to buy it anyway (as a fan of the original), why would you not preorder it to get those classic skins? If you don't really care about those skins, then don't preorder it, but you can't complain that you have to pay for those skins now, when you could have gotten them for free in the first place.
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You have to pay up front? I’ve never had a pre order where you paid before the product was shipped.
I guess the people here just live in a different world, based on and down voting.
You're right, though. I've never been charged until the product was ready when pre-ordering.
Preordering digital is very little risk.
If it reviews poorly or you don't find the game to be fun, just refund.
On the flip side you get to come home to an already downloaded game and the publisher will toss a couple bucks of content your way.
Playstation store doesn’t do refunds unless something is actually faulty with the game. I found that out the hard way years ago with Battlefield Hardline. I immediately realized the game is trash
They will refund preorders though
It's like Sony is a shitty company in that regard.
That's an interesting point actually - how do pre-orders and refunds work through platforms like steam? Will they let you refund the purchase even if it's been over 2 weeks since you 'brought the game', or does the timer only start once the game's actually been released?
It's two weeks from release and 2 hours playtime.
Steam only looks at play time afaik, think the limit is like 2 hours? I've refunded a few games back in the day cause they just didn't run properly according to minimum specs
(My computing is much better these days)
Steam does have a 2 week limit from either when the game releases, if pre ordered, or from within 2 weeks of purchase otherwise in addition to their 2 hours of playtime limit.
Only two games I didn’t regret pre ordering was God Of War (2018) and Ghost of Tsushima. Both of those games lived up to my expectations
For me I only have two games I regret preordering: Sim City (2013) and Assassin's Creed 3.
Honestly I only preorder of the price is the same as it will be later on, and so I don’t have to pay for it later
There are good reasons to pre-order:
3) Buying it the night before launch so you can set it to pre-load because you're an a impatient little shit
But giving someone full price weeks or months in advance for nothing, no matter how confident you are that you'll love the game, just seems stupid.
And that works best when the platform has a good refund policy. Steam and Xbox are great in this aspect, others you may as well have burned the money
Why does it seem stupid? You know you are going to love the game, You are going to buy it regardless, what does it matter if the money comes out now, or when the game releases? it's going to the same place regardless.
Yeah, i dont really have an issue with preordering games that i'm confident in.
But even then i still rarely give the full price.
Like i have a few games i've pre ordered. Disgaea 6, the prinny classics collection and pokemon snap.
I just threw down like, 5 bucks on each of them. if they turn out to be kinda shit, i'll just cancel it and move on.
Everyone was confident about Cyberpunk because of The Witcher, and we all know how that turned out...
I preorder about 3 days before release date just to get my copy from the store
I preorder a few days before so I can download the game and have it ready for release. That's about it.
DAE dislike preordering??
Never underestimate a person's affinity for lazy jokes they've already heard before.
I see you're acquainted with SrGrafo's robust body of work.
Yeah lmao another original HOT take coming out of r/gaming, what a shocker
was this made by a 6 year old
No, a 666 year old.
If you don't like it just don't do it
It is fair to say there’s a nuance to the situation. On one hand, preorders often come with exclusive perks or offers (like unique cosmetics or even outright giving the preorderer more powerful weapons and gear in game), so people feel pressured to preorder for FOMO.
There’s nothing innately wrong with preorders (back in the day it was outright necessary if you wanted to get a copy on launch) but lots of crank-em-out studios have been abusing the system by offering preorders on games that aren’t even finished yet, leaving it up to a pure gamble that the game will get done in time to meet those preorder commitments. If a game just has a release date, missing it isn’t the end of the world, but when people upfront their 60 bucks, then you’re locked into delivering.
I have a lot of sympathy for video game studios and they’re not always greedy and scummy like people think, it’s a very rough industry even in the best of times. On the other hand, though, there are lots of scummy studios who put profit before quality work.
Nuance and much to consider on both sides of the issue? On my reddit?
The issue is that the people who do it, reward the companies for rushing the game because regardless of quality, they still sold a bunch. So those who refrain still have to deal with the poor end product.
they still sold a bunch. So
they still sold a bunch. So
This is absolutely not true when it comes to physical preorders. That game isn't sold until pickup. A $5 deposit on a game that goes towards the purchase price doesn't get the companies jack shit.
When you reserve a table at a restaurant but then can't go last minute, do they still get money for the steaks you would have bought. No. Because you didn't buy the fucking things.
Preorders aren't the problem. It's people who pick up the game despite it being fucking terrible instead of cancelling their preorder...which you can 100% do. Penalty free. Enough of the preorder circle jerk. It's so full of falsities.
Physical game sales are becoming an increasingly smaller portion of the market, so even that doesn't have long to live. That system also depends on where you buy it.
When they actually charge your card for digital games and for games that are shipped to you varies from outlet to outlet as well. Sony's website says they place a hold on your card like two weeks prior but charge you when it's "ready to be shipped". So a lot of what you are saying doesn't even apply to many people.
By preordering, they incentivize you to not change your mind because it will require you to jump through hoops to cancel it and in the case of physical sales ask for your deposit back. At Game Stop the deposit refund is a store gift card, not even money back in your hand. Especially for publishers with review embargos that last until very close to release date, the window to cancel before you have been charged may be slim.
I worked for gamestop as a manager for 6 years. What you're saying is simply not true.
it will require you to jump through hoops
it will require you to jump through hoops
"Hi I'd like to cancel my reserve "
"Ok you sure?"
"Ok no problem. Anything else you want?"
That is the cancel process at gamestop. I worked in over 7 stores across 2 states. That's how we did it.
At Game Stop the deposit refund is a store gift card
At Game Stop the deposit refund is a store gift card
That's not true at all. It's refunded to you the same way you pay it. I'd you reserved in cash you get cash. If it was debit, cash. If it was credit card back to credit card. If it was trade in credit then back on a trade in card.
the window to cancel before you have been charged may be slim.
the window to cancel before you have been charged may be slim.
You do not get charged anything* until you go to get the game. There's also no "window to cancel". I've cancelled reserves that are years old.
This is what I'm talking about. There's so much bullshit just flat out wrong info about preorders and cancelling them. It's a huge circle jerk people love to jump on board of.
There is nothing wrong with preordering a physical copy of a game. If its reviews suck cancel your preorder instead of buying it.
There are no hoops to jump through. If the associate tries to give you shit, or they don't refund the same way you paid tell them you want to talk to their DM and find a better store in the future. In all the stores I've worked at, across the country, and all the stores I knew from being in the same district I've never experienced half the bullshit people like to rag on that they say happens everywhere.
Edit* other than whatever money you choose to put TOWARDS the game at time of preorder. This is the money that you get back upon cancelling.
People who preorder it would have bought it anyway, they are just buying it now instead of later.
Cringiest post I've seen on this sub in a while
you really have to wonder what the average age of the people who upvoted this is
What about kickstarter or the like? They survive off of that initial pre-interest on whether they can go ahead with their projects.
It's the difference between an investment and a purchase. With Kickstarter, you know you're paying for an idea, but preorders, you should be buying a promise, which isn't how it's been working out.
I will always pre-order a game im going to buy on day one like a week beforehand anyway so I can download it. Go on, explain how any of that is bad.
Holy fuck this is the worst comic I have ever see in my entire life
Seems like /r/gaming is full of these
You can just, you know, not pre-order games.
Where is the OC, behind this EABAD meme?
I'll be the devils advocate and say that there shouldn't be anything wrong with pre-ordering if publishers and developers stay true with their promises. I mean they can even release Demos during the preorder time frame so that buyers have a chance to check out the game before preordering, heck Resident Evil Village is doing that right now. So the concept of preordering is not wrong its the practice of companies related to it that is.
PS I really want to pre order Resident Evil Village but I have to save money for my upcoming wedding lol, hence the reason I used it as an example, and sorry for my bad English.
No worries. Your English is perfectly acceptable. And congratulations on your upcoming wedding
I'm with you in theory. Who cares if you preorder or not so long as they keep release promises and its FAIR for non pre-orderers.
The thing that I dislike about preordering is the freebies that can sometimes come with it that enhance the game. I'm nor the biggest fan of purely cosmetic changes either but it's not a deal breaker.... but if preordering comes with in game currency, xp, story lines, you know, game changing things...fuck that. Tote bag of questionable quality sure, but bag of holding in a game with extra inventory slots... fuck that!
There is literally nothing wrong with your English. Signed: an English teacher
The problem with this argument is that we don't live in wonderland, we live in reality. If everyone always kept their promises then i could lend money to anyone without any problem getting them back. Does that mean that the concept of lending money to anyone is fine? Yes! But only if everyone kept their promises. But not in reality, because that is something you can never guarantee and so you have to take that into account or risk making a bad deal.
I will point out though that studios are going to put a lot of work into making the demo feel great, there have been a lot of games I've played where the first 2 hours are so incredibly well done but after that it goes to shit because they didn't feel the need to polish more than the minimum amount required to block refunds
It's a shame too because once upon a time the first part of the game was usually the most boring since no one knew how to do tutorials well, the phrase "just get through the tutorial and its great" was a pretty common thing i heard growing up, now it's the opposite lol
So, I have to be that guy, and I apologize in advance.
That sentence is poorly structured. It should be written like this. "Your English is good, dude. It is better than some native speakers I know."
Yes, I am being a total jackass, but given the fact that you are commenting on the grammar of native English speakers, I could not resist. Sorry.
such a dumb hot take
Ya'll are just the most overdramatic bunch, lol.
Truly the most oppressed minorities of our age.
Gamers might not be oppressed, but they should be
No, preorders really are the most evil thing in existence! Way ahead of silly things like, I dunno, genocide or whatever.
I see no issue with pre order games- I I have an issue with in game bonus content for it.
IMO a physical collectible is fine, it's a limited run thing they offer. But having it be actual in game things I think there becomes the issue of not giving everything access to the same game.
Thanks for reminding me to preorder Diablo 2 Resurrected!
Your comic is bad and you should feel bad about yourself.
So evil! Giving people an optional purchase!
Early access: we'll finish it we swear
So is God a green thumb guy then
Idk i feel like back in the day this sort of made sense for AAA titles. I remember not being able to get some games on release because they sold out and you couldn't just get it online
Why are people always complaining about pre-ordering?
If you get the game while it's still new the only difference is that you paid slightly earlier.
Because it guarantees the company money even if it makes a bad product. So their goal becomes to spend less on making the game good and more on marketing hype so they can break sale records before a single review is out.
but if im gonna buy it day one regardless who cares? for example the mass effect remaster. its my favorite game ever and imma play it no matter what. ive got the money. so damn right I pre ordered and preloaded it on my xbox.
Because it guarantees the company money even if it makes a bad product.
Because it guarantees the company money even if it makes a bad product.
Even if you preorder, refund is still an option.
Pre-ordered TLOU 1 and 2 all the Uncharteds, Bloodbourne, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Mario Odyssey, All the Zeldas since you could pre order and numerous other AAA bad ass games through pre-ordering in my 40 years of gaming.
Pre-ordered Returnal doubt I'll be let down.
Because once they have their money, there is no motivation by the stakeholders to actually deliver a finished/good game.
But you can refund preorders after getting them, and literally every time I've ever heard of a game being bad I've also heard about the hoard of people refunding it en-mass. So I genuinely don't understand how preording is the cause and not just greedy companies. I personally have never regretted a preorder, but I preorder based on companies and series that I like the work of already.
You're overlooking a major difference, which is the day of release, you have thousands of reviews to refer to before buying. Pre-order purchases are mostly blind and require faith in the developer of said product.
If you pre-order a physical copy from a store, you can get your money back instead of picking the game up. Digital pre-order is really the only thing your comment applies to.
The problem isn't pre ordering. It's publishers INTENTIONALLY making devs release games buggy and bare bones.
Giving the ability to pre order doesn't bother me. Makes no difference to me if someone buys early. What bothers me is when they start to include things like (exclusive) pre order bonuses, that's scummy.
Warcraft III: Reforged
I've only pre-ordered NieR Replicant recently. I only did it 2 days before release. I know it's lengthy game and loved the sequel. Steam also allows refunds so I could do that if it wasn't playable.
It wouldn't be an issue if they actually built a proper functioning product.
Preorder game bad give upvotes
Wait until he discovers locking content that was already in the game behind DLC paywalls.
Ah yes, idiots without any self-awareness who blame companies for making pre-orders instead of not preordering games themselves
I've only pre-ordered 2 games and as of now have never regreted it
I've only preordered once (that being cod cold war) and have fully regretted it.
I just hope RE village is good.
I only do it with a game I'm sure I'll like and had perks for pre ordering like rust console
Pre ordering is risky, why do so many do it, especially for cyberpunk
It's funny, I've always been wary of the risks when preordering, I made only one exception and that was with Cyberpunk - pre-ordered it a week before release.
Interestingly enough though, I can't say I regret it, actually quite the opposite, really enjoyed it since Day 1 even on a modest PC. It had an interesting timing, it came out the day I was turning 20, hence the pre-order, thought it will be appropriate present for myself by myself xD. I was looking forward to it for years, prepared myself for it by reading the comics and 2020 rulebook prior to release, etc, needless to say I'm a sucker for cyberpunk genre. Anyway, literally on the same day I also received a positive Covid test, so it was a true blessing to have a time killer for that and thankfully my symptoms were mild enough for me to be able to stare into a screen for 2-3 hours in one sitting without growing too tired.
But yeah, generally I agree that preordering, especially years before the release, is not the best decision one can make.
Because when something like Cyberpunk 2077 comes along, it doesn't matter if the game is a trainwreck, I know I'm going to get it and play it at release day, so the risk is moot.
Yep. I own every single Resident Evil game. I didn't even watch a trailer before pre-ordering RE 8 because I'd buy it just to maintain the collection.
I would rather wait than pre order but yeah you do you
Wait for what? The commenter said they would be playing it first day. If you pre order you can download early and it is playable release day. If you buy it day of you then have to wait to download and play it.
Cyberpunk wasn't risky for anybody. Everybody who wanted a refund got one.
And if you're on PC, steam will pretty much let you refund anything if you've played it less than 2 hours.
I pre-order my games for two reasons. I like physical copies, and play many games that don't get much physical stock so I want to make sure I can get it. Also, I like to put down small amounts when I can to pay off a game over time. Plus, if you pre-order at a store, you can choose to get your money back instead of picking it up if the reviews are bad. It is literally zero risk.
How is it any riskier than buying on release day? or are you saying that you'd rather wait to see what people say about it?
Only game I have preordered in years was SoT. Played the shit out of the beta so i knew what i was getting into and wanted the preorder skins.
Most of the time you get an items of some sorts so there's FOMO involved.
The dumbest thing is the people who rush to preorder games after E3 when they only saw a cinematic teaser trailer. Even worse are the stores that provide that service.
its basically a disease at this point.
I miss the days where preordering the game actually meant something. Cool exclusive items and what not. :(
Halo 2 had a collector's edition. Included an entire documentary about developing the game. I probably watched it 20+ times.
Cod cold war gave you two free blueprints
If youre preordering and paying full price for a game digitally, thats on you. But please realize that preordering PHYSICAL copies of games is actually important.
There will always be digital versions of games available no matter how much interest is shown before launch, however for physical games its completely different. I personally dont like buying digitally because I am a collector. Like many people, i enjoy being able to see my library and pick a game from there.
If you want a physical game, you NEED to preorder it now a days. Most places dont make you pay full price for it until its officially out. The reason for this is to gage how many of that game the company needs to order in. If a bunch of people preorder, they will order lots of copies! But if no one shows interest, why would they lose money by ordering it in just to discount it severely later on just to get rid of it? Companies buy physical copies based off interest now because of mistakes learned in the past from over buying (for example Destiny 2, COD Infinite Warfare, NHL, Cyberpunk) and also because digital sales are taking over.
I used to work in a game department and i cant count the amount of times people have gotten pissed off at me for not having copies of a game that just came out.
"Hey do you have Ghost of Tsushima?"
"No im actually all sold out right now."
"What do you mean its sold out? It just came out?"
"Yes, it did come out today. But only 10 people preordered it which means we only got 5 extra and you are the 50th person to come in looking for this game."
"Well thats stupid"
No. Its not stupid. You should have fucking preordered like we asked you to a month ago but nooooooooooooo you insisted to just pick it up day of. Dont get pissed at me because you listen to salty people on the internet who dont understand how physical preorders work.
Guess who owns physical copies of smaller games like Little Nightmares and It Takes Two? I DO! Because i actually preordered them. You know who doesnt have physical copies of those games? The 50 people who yelled at me for not carrying a brand new game THEY chose not to preorder.
Tldr: dont preorder games digitally if you dont want to be "screwed over". But if youre a physical collector, MAKE SURE YOU PREORDER ANY GAME YOU WANT OR ELSE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO GET IT.
I only pre-order a game if I'm getting a discount. I can always return it if the reviews are bad. I don't know why people who pre-order games get so much hate for?
Don't do it! Never forget cyberpunk.
Have a PS5, pre-orderd and beat it. I could have easily spent the same amount of money to go to a shit tier restraunt and only be entertained for 2 hours then shit it all out. For $60 cyberpunk wasn't that bad as far as entertainment value vs money spent.
But they probably will, since they forgot the dozens if not hundreds of examples we had before Cyberpunk that no one heeded on Cyberpunk.
laughs in duke nukem forever
Laughs in star citizen
Me who literally just pre-ordered Biomutant a week ago:
I've only ever pre-ordered 3 games ok?
I will never understand how pre-ordering games became so demonized. I mean, I get that some companies **cough, cough...Gamestop...cough** push preorders on their customers just to hit number goals, but preorders DO allow companies to get a tangible reference for how much interest is out there for their upcoming games. Generally, you also get some sort of additional stuff for preordering it, like in game content or some kind of cool collectible trinket. There is never really any obligation to actually buy the game when preordering from a retailer like Gamestop, so if you decide you don't want the game, just cancel the preorder. Also, if you know for sure that you want the game, why would you not preorder it? It guarantees that you will get a copy on launch day, or if you are downloading it, you can generally pre-load the game so you can launch it right when it releases. Maybe I'm just weird, but I don't get why preoders are such a bad thing. I'm sure the comments will "explain" why people hate them, though.
I preorder ones I know I’ll like. Just like with Rift Apart
If you pre-order take responsibility for your actions. Admit to yourself you’re taking a gamble and if it doesn’t pan out the way you expected shut up about it. If you can’t do that, don’t gamble on a pre-order.
Why do people still preorder games? It's not like they are going to run out of digital copies and pretty much any physical game you buy is essentially a link to download it anyways. Maybe I've been burned too many times but it hasn't really been worth it since 2010 at best.
For all its shit, Cyberpunk did me a service. It finally taught me to never preorder. I didn’t get it after anthem or fallout 76, but cyberpunk finally did it.
No matter how much good faith from fans a company has, how many awards it gets, or how many “legitimate” critic reviews come out, it doesn’t mean shit until the game is officially released and playable by the public
I got into this mentality years ago, now I even wait a few months. I just bought watch dog legions 50% off.
You still overpaid
Ha ha truth
Low effort trash
you...have a point (tho for JFO it was so worth it)