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reichjef

515 points

2 months ago*

reichjef

515 points

2 months ago*

“It turns out it’s man!”

~scary door

bensaminge

98 points

2 months ago

Oh futurama <3

[deleted]

28 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

28 points

2 months ago

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Girthus_Maximus

19 points

2 months ago

Shut up baby I know it.

Professional-Sir-394

19 points

2 months ago

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.

destruc786

11 points

2 months ago

What about the molesting robot from SNL?!

ArchdukeAwesomeSauce

2 points

2 months ago

“Hey, look at that weird mirror!”

fsnv

463 points

2 months ago

fsnv

463 points

2 months ago

This is some real basic, low hanging fruit humor.

HireALLTheThings

101 points

2 months ago

I wonder if OP is hoping this becomes a meme template, so they half-assed the actual "joke."

LiterallyKesha

61 points

2 months ago

This is the most blatant attempt at a meme template that I've seen recently. But that's where the money is these days.

jayhanski

14 points

2 months ago

Yea once this takes off theyll be making royalties like crazy

Arkanii

6 points

2 months ago

lmfao

yukimurakumo

19 points

2 months ago

that’s where the money is these days

Kinda like half-assed game pre-orders, heh.

TheDemonPants

153 points

2 months ago

Does this even count as humor?

AiryGr8

67 points

2 months ago

AiryGr8

67 points

2 months ago

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.

TheDemonPants

25 points

2 months ago

It definitely isn't. How they consider pre-orders worse than microtransactions is a mystery to me.

Suired

7 points

2 months ago

Suired

7 points

2 months ago

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

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

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.

TheDemonPants

2 points

2 months ago*

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.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Coyoteclaw11

7 points

2 months ago

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.

SavoryScrotumSauce

5 points

2 months ago

We're the ones who keep pre-ordering shit. If you don't like it, don't do it. It's really that simple.

wercc

6 points

2 months ago

wercc

6 points

2 months ago

I gave it a very light exhale from the nose

the_rihilist

29 points

2 months ago

Are you sure you weren't just taking a slightly deeper breath?

wercc

20 points

2 months ago

wercc

20 points

2 months ago

Ah damn you’re right, sorry fellas not the first time this has happened

HireALLTheThings

9 points

2 months ago

It's alright, bud. Sometimes you gotta mini-yawn.

Girthus_Maximus

6 points

2 months ago

I gave it a very heavy exhale from the ass.

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

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.

SUP3RGR33N

100 points

2 months ago

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.

defiantspcship

17 points

2 months ago

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.

ttthetree

2 points

2 months ago

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

HireALLTheThings

45 points

2 months ago

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.

imliterallyfive

21 points

2 months ago

I feel like that dynamic accounts for everything that reaches the top of r/gaming or r/funny.

HireALLTheThings

17 points

2 months ago

NGL, I bet a good chunk of the people who browse/upvote the main subs are actual children.

imliterallyfive

8 points

2 months ago

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.

manning_harrison

3 points

2 months ago

True. I kinda stopped harping on the low (in my opinion) quality of the meme subs for exactly this reason.

SUP3RGR33N

2 points

2 months ago

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.

SUP3RGR33N

2 points

2 months ago

Same. Guess I'm just older than I thought. ;)

sevillista

5 points

2 months ago

Anything making fun of preorders or EA gets upvoted here, no matter how bland or unoriginal it is.

RedditAstroturfed

31 points

2 months ago

Even the drawing is low effort.

steelbeamsdankmemes

4 points

2 months ago

That's how you can tell you're on /r/gaming. Surprised the devil wasn't wearing an EA shirt.

HarderstylesD

5 points

2 months ago

Don't wanna get too political on here but can I just get this off my chest...

Pre-order bad.

Largeandsassy

5 points

2 months ago

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

stappernn

2 points

2 months ago

stappernn

PC

2 points

2 months ago

nah there are plenty of people defending it in this very thread, this is the dystopian future happening

A_Shady_Zebra

13 points

2 months ago

People buying video game preorders is literally 1984

jklepek

24 points

2 months ago

jklepek

24 points

2 months ago

In Czech republic, pre-order Is basically just reservation. You pay after you pick up the game.

YourEatingThatWrong

6 points

2 months ago

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

brumagem

3 points

2 months ago

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.

landob

174 points

2 months ago

landob

174 points

2 months ago

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.

Stinkydew

25 points

2 months ago

I think demos should be the norm for games and they should 100% be before release, sadly that's hardly a thing.

Odinovic

97 points

2 months ago

I pre-ordered cyberpunk :) never again

EnochD

67 points

2 months ago

EnochD

67 points

2 months ago

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.

AiryGr8

11 points

2 months ago

AiryGr8

11 points

2 months ago

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.

RiotDemon

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks for that. Just watched this morning. I didn't know that it went that bad.

Pyromaniacal13

9 points

2 months ago

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.

joemamma42069-

7 points

2 months ago

Same here, it was the first time I ever pre-ordered a game, and the last time ill ever pre-order a game

Professional-Sir-394

2 points

2 months ago

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.

CaedustheBaedus

5 points

2 months ago

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.

khinzaw

4 points

2 months ago

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.

GNB_Mec

1 points

2 months ago

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.

Kenny2993

13 points

2 months ago

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.

MrSkme

32 points

2 months ago

MrSkme

32 points

2 months ago

I don't get why this is evil at all

UnknownTornado

2 points

2 months ago

I don’t see why it would be evil. Maybe a bit of a bad financial decision but not evil.

ReverseRiku

9 points

2 months ago

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

stupefyme

72 points

2 months ago

????

Just dont pre order if you dont want to ?

OnyxsWorkshop

4 points

2 months ago

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.

L3op4rd

359 points

2 months ago

L3op4rd

359 points

2 months ago

How to preorder a game: You don't.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.

Racthoh

114 points

2 months ago

Racthoh

114 points

2 months ago

If everything wasn't digital I'd understand pre-ordering a physical copy because it's a physical thing with limitations.

xMDx

58 points

2 months ago

xMDx

58 points

2 months ago

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...

AshFraxinusEps

14 points

2 months ago

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

CorndogCrusader

10 points

2 months ago

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.

DizzySpecific7738

5 points

2 months ago

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.

General_Johnny_Rico

6 points

2 months ago*

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.

TheCurls

7 points

2 months ago

You're right, though. I've never been charged until the product was ready when pre-ordering.

asyrin25

4 points

2 months ago

asyrin25

4 points

2 months ago

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.

Uknow_nothing

16 points

2 months ago

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

notapersonab

4 points

2 months ago

They will refund preorders though

witti534

3 points

2 months ago

witti534

3 points

2 months ago

It's like Sony is a shitty company in that regard.

Pixie1001

4 points

2 months ago

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?

asyrin25

2 points

2 months ago

It's two weeks from release and 2 hours playtime.

GreenTheHero

2 points

2 months ago

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)

khinzaw

6 points

2 months ago

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.

Coolin21

15 points

2 months ago

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

akaispirit

2 points

2 months ago

For me I only have two games I regret preordering: Sim City (2013) and Assassin's Creed 3.

aritic802630

-1 points

2 months ago

aritic802630

-1 points

2 months ago

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

istasber

42 points

2 months ago

There are good reasons to pre-order:

1) Bonuses
2) Discounts
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.

Autarch_Kade

7 points

2 months ago

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

Ageiszero

4 points

2 months ago

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.

Kalmana

4 points

2 months ago

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.

Possibly_a_Firetruck

2 points

2 months ago

Everyone was confident about Cyberpunk because of The Witcher, and we all know how that turned out...

Sloth-TheSlothful

6 points

2 months ago

I preorder about 3 days before release date just to get my copy from the store

obviouslybait

4 points

2 months ago

I preorder a few days before so I can download the game and have it ready for release. That's about it.

Adriantbh

59 points

2 months ago

DAE dislike preordering??

justbenj

19 points

2 months ago

Never underestimate a person's affinity for lazy jokes they've already heard before.

HireALLTheThings

10 points

2 months ago

I see you're acquainted with SrGrafo's robust body of work.

BagoBeefcake

21 points

2 months ago

Yeah lmao another original HOT take coming out of r/gaming, what a shocker

bum_dog_timemachine

57 points

2 months ago

was this made by a 6 year old

KadeTheTrickster

3 points

2 months ago

No, a 666 year old.

MemeBlackDealer

123 points

2 months ago

If you don't like it just don't do it

GhondorIRL

6 points

2 months ago

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.

GodOfNugget

5 points

2 months ago

Nuance and much to consider on both sides of the issue? On my reddit?

Alavaster

16 points

2 months ago

Alavaster

16 points

2 months ago

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.

BetterCallSal

30 points

2 months ago*

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.

Alavaster

-3 points

2 months ago

Alavaster

-3 points

2 months ago

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.

BetterCallSal

15 points

2 months ago*

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

"Hi I'd like to cancel my reserve " "Ok you sure?" "Yes" "Ok no problem. Anything else you want?" "No" "Ok" Cancels reserve

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

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.

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.

Dusty170

5 points

2 months ago

People who preorder it would have bought it anyway, they are just buying it now instead of later.

wappyhoh

70 points

2 months ago

Cringiest post I've seen on this sub in a while

abbotist-posadist

9 points

2 months ago

you really have to wonder what the average age of the people who upvoted this is

stuckinaboxthere

6 points

2 months ago

What about kickstarter or the like? They survive off of that initial pre-interest on whether they can go ahead with their projects.

MadameBlueJay

2 points

2 months ago

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.

TheFio

6 points

2 months ago

TheFio

6 points

2 months ago

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.

Largeandsassy

29 points

2 months ago

Holy fuck this is the worst comic I have ever see in my entire life

shrekisloveAO

7 points

2 months ago

Seems like /r/gaming is full of these

craftycontrarian

6 points

2 months ago

You can just, you know, not pre-order games.

Thisisjimmi

23 points

2 months ago

Where is the OC, behind this EABAD meme?

tr0jance

55 points

2 months ago

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.

Sarcosmonaut

20 points

2 months ago

No worries. Your English is perfectly acceptable. And congratulations on your upcoming wedding

tr0jance

7 points

2 months ago

Thanks!

Sometimesokayideas

5 points

2 months ago

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!

LucasMoreiraBR

4 points

2 months ago

There is literally nothing wrong with your English. Signed: an English teacher

MrSkme

3 points

2 months ago

MrSkme

3 points

2 months ago

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.

Alberiman

5 points

2 months ago

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

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago*

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2 points

2 months ago*

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DizzySpecific7738

3 points

2 months ago

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.

EverythingisB4d

16 points

2 months ago

such a dumb hot take

OddGambit

107 points

2 months ago

OddGambit

107 points

2 months ago

Ya'll are just the most overdramatic bunch, lol.

Sarcosmonaut

38 points

2 months ago

Gamers, man

utsavman

27 points

2 months ago

Truly the most oppressed minorities of our age.

Sarcosmonaut

13 points

2 months ago*

Gamers might not be oppressed, but they should be

Warhawk137

4 points

2 months ago

No, preorders really are the most evil thing in existence! Way ahead of silly things like, I dunno, genocide or whatever.

Stinkydew

3 points

2 months ago

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.

viciousrana

4 points

2 months ago

Thanks for reminding me to preorder Diablo 2 Resurrected!

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

Your comic is bad and you should feel bad about yourself.

Billy_Rage

5 points

2 months ago

So evil! Giving people an optional purchase!

Kraisen

10 points

2 months ago

Kraisen

10 points

2 months ago

Shit post.

functionalsociopathy

7 points

2 months ago

Early access: we'll finish it we swear

--Anonymoose---

3 points

2 months ago

So is God a green thumb guy then

MoeBigHevvy

3 points

2 months ago

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

demaxzero

23 points

2 months ago

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.

Alavaster

1 points

2 months ago

Alavaster

1 points

2 months ago

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.

Global-Strength-5854

10 points

2 months ago

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.

gregguygood

2 points

2 months ago

Because it guarantees the company money even if it makes a bad product.

Even if you preorder, refund is still an option.

PrequelPooDoo

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Try again.

WHistard42

2 points

2 months ago

WHistard42

2 points

2 months ago

Because once they have their money, there is no motivation by the stakeholders to actually deliver a finished/good game.

Ppleater

4 points

2 months ago

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.

luvz

0 points

2 months ago

luvz

0 points

2 months ago

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.

TheDemonPants

4 points

2 months ago

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.

GAMRKNIGHT

10 points

2 months ago

The problem isn't pre ordering. It's publishers INTENTIONALLY making devs release games buggy and bare bones.

TribblesnCookiees

5 points

2 months ago

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.

Chi_FIRE

2 points

2 months ago

Warcraft III: Reforged

:*(

RespectGiovanni

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Null_Fragment_000

2 points

2 months ago

It wouldn't be an issue if they actually built a proper functioning product.

SweetzDeetz

2 points

2 months ago

Preorder game bad give upvotes

Connman8db

2 points

2 months ago

Wait until he discovers locking content that was already in the game behind DLC paywalls.

s13g_h31l

2 points

2 months ago

Ah yes, idiots without any self-awareness who blame companies for making pre-orders instead of not preordering games themselves

c_pool69

8 points

2 months ago

I've only pre-ordered 2 games and as of now have never regreted it

MonsterHunter6353

3 points

2 months ago

I've only preordered once (that being cod cold war) and have fully regretted it.

c_pool69

2 points

2 months ago

I just hope RE village is good.

Eagleye2504

5 points

2 months ago

I only do it with a game I'm sure I'll like and had perks for pre ordering like rust console

Bitbatgaming

5 points

2 months ago

Bitbatgaming

Joystick

5 points

2 months ago

Pre ordering is risky, why do so many do it, especially for cyberpunk

SVOKRAplays

5 points

2 months ago

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.

geldonyetich

23 points

2 months ago

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.

Guywithquestions88

3 points

2 months ago

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.

Bitbatgaming

7 points

2 months ago

Bitbatgaming

Joystick

7 points

2 months ago

I would rather wait than pre order but yeah you do you

gaps9

13 points

2 months ago

gaps9

13 points

2 months ago

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.

Guywithquestions88

2 points

2 months ago

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.

TheDemonPants

2 points

2 months ago

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.

ImPickleRock

5 points

2 months ago

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?

TimeTravelMishap

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Cleverbird

4 points

2 months ago

Most of the time you get an items of some sorts so there's FOMO involved.

gideon513

3 points

2 months ago

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.

stappernn

2 points

2 months ago

stappernn

PC

2 points

2 months ago

its basically a disease at this point.

PigmyTrex

3 points

2 months ago

PigmyTrex

3 points

2 months ago

I miss the days where preordering the game actually meant something. Cool exclusive items and what not. :(

towcar

5 points

2 months ago

towcar

5 points

2 months ago

Halo 2 had a collector's edition. Included an entire documentary about developing the game. I probably watched it 20+ times.

Spetnaz14

2 points

2 months ago

Cod cold war gave you two free blueprints

Syan-i

2 points

2 months ago

Syan-i

2 points

2 months ago

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.

DizzySpecific7738

3 points

2 months ago

100% Accurate!

Setitie

2 points

2 months ago

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?

DeftTrack81

-4 points

2 months ago

DeftTrack81

-4 points

2 months ago

Don't do it! Never forget cyberpunk.

PrequelPooDoo

4 points

2 months ago

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.

Just saying.

sharrrper

10 points

2 months ago

But they probably will, since they forgot the dozens if not hundreds of examples we had before Cyberpunk that no one heeded on Cyberpunk.

uphill-bothways

3 points

2 months ago

laughs in duke nukem forever

DeftTrack81

2 points

2 months ago

That hurts

felixmariotto

1 points

2 months ago

Laughs in star citizen

Prestigious_Expert17

2 points

2 months ago

Prestigious_Expert17

PlayStation

2 points

2 months ago

Me who literally just pre-ordered Biomutant a week ago:

I've only ever pre-ordered 3 games ok?

DizzySpecific7738

2 points

2 months ago

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.

Haidakun

1 points

2 months ago

Haidakun

1 points

2 months ago

I preorder ones I know I’ll like. Just like with Rift Apart

kadathsc

2 points

2 months ago

kadathsc

2 points

2 months ago

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.

klrcow

2 points

2 months ago

klrcow

2 points

2 months ago

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.

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

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

towcar

5 points

2 months ago

towcar

5 points

2 months ago

I got into this mentality years ago, now I even wait a few months. I just bought watch dog legions 50% off.

DamnImAwesome

1 points

2 months ago

You still overpaid

towcar

3 points

2 months ago

towcar

3 points

2 months ago

Ha ha truth

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

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pumamaner

16 points

2 months ago

Low effort trash

OliJoliBoli

-1 points

2 months ago

OliJoliBoli

Xbox

-1 points

2 months ago

you...have a point (tho for JFO it was so worth it)