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post #31 of 40
From what I've seen, Hicks flies to Fury 161 on the Sulaco, dies in the escape pod, then gets back on the Sulaco and flies back to LV-426.
post #32 of 40
Yes, and it sounded like Lance Henrikson was in for Bishop. Or Bishop #15 whatever he is.
post #33 of 40
Does Hicks die a second time?
post #34 of 40
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It really doesn't matter. The story in this one was worse than any of the movies. tongue.gif
post #35 of 40
Scott, are you really still pre-ordering games? Who does that? Pre-ordering is for the benefit of the publishers not yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y

Watch this.

Few reasons not to pre-order games:
1) They earn interest on your money during the wait period, not you.
2) You have no idea how good it will be or if it will be riddled with bugs.
3) Tricking you with special skins, loot, mounts, bags, etc is a gimmick meant to separate you from your money.
4) They know once the game launches you cannot get a refund "if you don't like it"
5) Aliens: Colonial Marines

Basically, a pre-order is almost a guaranteed sale, otherwise if someone waits till launch and gets the accurate info they could lose a sale. What do you think they will try to get you to do.
post #36 of 40
Looks like I'll be sticking with AvP on my Jaguar 64 emulator for the time being...
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by tomfoolery_79 View Post

Scott, are you really still pre-ordering games? Who does that? Pre-ordering is for the benefit of the publishers not yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y

Watch this.

Few reasons not to pre-order games:
1) They earn interest on your money during the wait period, not you.
2) You have no idea how good it will be or if it will be riddled with bugs.
3) Tricking you with special skins, loot, mounts, bags, etc is a gimmick meant to separate you from your money.
4) They know once the game launches you cannot get a refund "if you don't like it"
5) Aliens: Colonial Marines

Basically, a pre-order is almost a guaranteed sale, otherwise if someone waits till launch and gets the accurate info they could lose a sale. What do you think they will try to get you to do.

Heh, really. I should have known better but up until I had pre-ordered it, things were looking fine.

I am more cynical about gaming than ever before with all the disappointments of late. I find more joy in little gems I never saw coming.

I doubt I'll be doing the pre-order any more. Even on the big ones that just look like a sure thing cuz they don't seem to be anymore.
post #38 of 40
Bioshock, it's a sure thing. Can't wait to find out how they blow this one.
post #39 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomfoolery_79 View Post

Scott, are you really still pre-ordering games? Who does that? Pre-ordering is for the benefit of the publishers not yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y

Watch this.

Few reasons not to pre-order games:
1) They earn interest on your money during the wait period, not you.
2) You have no idea how good it will be or if it will be riddled with bugs.
3) Tricking you with special skins, loot, mounts, bags, etc is a gimmick meant to separate you from your money.
4) They know once the game launches you cannot get a refund "if you don't like it"
5) Aliens: Colonial Marines

Basically, a pre-order is almost a guaranteed sale, otherwise if someone waits till launch and gets the accurate info they could lose a sale. What do you think they will try to get you to do.

With the exception of digital sales, a pre-order in almost every case is a $5 deposit, so they're making pennies on these pre-orders. In the case of games on Steam or other digital distribution, sure. I still pre-order for one reason, if I know it's a game I want to play on day one. And the usual chance to have it downloaded and ready early so I can play ASAP and not sit through a download. I wanted to play Colonial Marines co-op on day one, so I preordered. Did I have fun with it? sure, it was quite fun on 4 player coop on the hardest difficulty, sure it only took 5 hours to beat, but I still had fun. Now, clearly not the cheapest way to get fun out of something, but I don't regret buying it.

I want to play Crysis 3, but not day one, so I didn't bother pre-ordering. In fact I'm going to wait until the "Maximum Edition" or w/e they want to call this one, is on Steam for like $30 or less. I really do want to play Bioshock Infinite as I really enjoyed Bioshock, and to a lesser extent, Bio2, so I will pre-order it at some point.

Do I really care that some company is making interest off my $50? No, not really, it's how banking works, I don't use a bank, but it's not like I'd be making a ton of interest off that $50 if it sat in the bank for an extra week (I generally don't pre-order until 1 to 2 weeks before release). The extra content that comes with pre-orders does usually get released later for a cost, where as a pre-order get's it technically free, but unless its a series I really love, I generally don't care too much about bonuses.

As for the getting a refund... who cares, honestly. there isn't much you can get a refund on in the entertainment world because you 'simply didn't like it' It's not like you could get a refund if you bought it AFTER launch either so I'm not sure I understand your point on that one. Hell, you can't normally get a refund on a game PERIOD, physical or not if it's been opened, and since you'd have to open it to know if you like it (unless you get led around by what other people say) your point on that is completely moot and irrelevant.

As for the 'accurate info' part, that is nearly 100% subjective. the ONLY info you can get that is objective about a game is whether it has bugs, and if they are gamebreaking, every single other piece of info in a review is 100% subjective and does NOT mean the same things to everyone. I happen to like a lot of games that reviewers hate, and I absolutely hate a bunch of games that reviewers claim are the best things ever.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post


As for the 'accurate info' part, that is nearly 100% subjective. the ONLY info you can get that is objective about a game is whether it has bugs, and if they are gamebreaking, every single other piece of info in a review is 100% subjective and does NOT mean the same things to everyone. I happen to like a lot of games that reviewers hate, and I absolutely hate a bunch of games that reviewers claim are the best things ever.

Very much so this.

Over-G is one of my go-to's for that. biggrin.gif
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